Kitchen Design / October 6, 2018 / Bethany Selby.
The choice of the right color will ensure that what you get is suited to the overall theme of the kitchen decoration as well as the lifestyle needs.
Q: We need help in selecting the right concrete countertops. We went shopping last weekend and a floored by the large variety of different kinds of countertops. We have been recommended to use real ones because of the unusual shape. Now, the color choice is a concern. My husband is gearing towards a darker shade about brown for the concrete counter – the kind that you find on oak trees. I would much instead prefer lighter shades preferably grays or creamy beige.
However, the doubt that persists is whether it will take a whole lot of time in the cleaning and maintenance of lighter shade concrete countertops.
P.S. At the same time, we don’t want to compromise on decoration. Can you please recommend which one we should opt?
A: Concrete certainly works out to be a good enough choice for most homeowners. Is may make a right decision for the kitchen based on several factors and considerations. The one thing to consider even before you go in for the colors is the price range.
You can quickly go in for a lighter color as concrete is resistant to scratches and heat. If both of you don’t want to settle on a single color, either dark or light, then the ones with the color tints will be a good option. We have seen people use concrete in the color tints mode and have had an extremely positive outcome to it.
You will need to guard it against hot stuff. Any kind of hot pots or pans on the surface can be toxic for it and make it crack. Perhaps, a darker shade will be able to camouflage this far better than the lighter ones.
There are plenty of dark shades starting from the most mysterious of teak and maple to walnut or mahogany. You might also need to consider the use of rich reddish browns which have caught on big time. At first, they were a little hesitant to use reddish brown, but at the end of the home remodeling project they worked out just right and looked fabulous too.
In case you can care for the countertops in a particular well then you could quickly go ahead and consider them in beige or cream. However, keep in mind the cleaning and the maintenance required and match that with the lifestyle that you have. Whatever be the shade that you ultimately choose, ensure that it is the right match for all the other things around to merge effortlessly.