Hello, readers! Welcome back to the Stonehouse Countertops blog! We’re pleased you’ve chosen Stonehouse Countertops for everything you need to know about custom countertop materials. We provide comprehensive deep dives into various aspects of the design and installation process, as well as helpful tips for choosing the best material for your home. Our goal is to equip you with the information you need to commission the perfect countertops! Stonehouse Countertops carries an array of granite, marble, quartz, quartzite, soapstone, silestone, limestone, travertine, onyx, glass, sodalite, slate, and porcelain materials in its inventory. In addition to countertops, we offer fireplace surrounds, patios, floors, and walls. Whatever your design goals, we’re happy to help you achieve your unique vision!
Our last post discussed the best stone for bathroom countertops. Bathroom countertops offer a bit more flexibility since there will be no food and beverage spills and no hot pots and pans placed on their surface. We talked about stones such as marble, granite, soapstone, limestone, slate, and sandstone and why they are great choices for bathroom countertops. Each stone has its pros and cons, but it’s all about what works best for you and your lifestyle. If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to check out our last article!
Today, we’ll be talking about unique stone colors that can be used for countertops, vanities, fireplace surrounds, and everything in between! When thinking about these types of builds, we tend to think of neutral colors– Variations of white, brown, gray, and black. These are the most popular choices for countertops because of their sleek appearance and elegant touch. But did you know that you can get unique stones that will give your countertops a pop of color or an intriguing pattern, or a look that will complement the overall theme of a room? If you’re interested in learning more about some of the unconventional stone colors available, you’re in the right place! Let’s get started.
Not only do most stones come in a variety of colors, but they can also be engineered or dyed in different colors. When stone is manmade, the possibilities really are endless. Additionally, there are unique stone patterns that occur naturally. While they may still be neutral colors, they have the ability to add an eccentric look to any room. Here are some of our favorite ideas for unique stones that can be used for countertops, vanities, or any other stone build!
If you’re thinking about pink countertops, there are a few different options you can consider. Pink countertops will add a pop of color to your kitchen or bathroom, while still maintaining a classy and elegant look. Rose Quartz is a great option. Part of the quartz family, it is a natural mineral and is durable. In fact, with quartz being an engineered stone, it is considered “close to indestructible.” The pinkish hues of this stone add a soft and feminine touch to your kitchen, bathroom, or any other living area. Another option for pink countertops is Pink Onyx. This stone may look similar to Rose Quartz, but no two slabs are alike. Onyx is translucent, meaning it allows light to pass through– This makes for absolutely gorgeous countertops if placed strategically under the lights. (We have a post all about onyx if you are interested in learning more!) It is important to note, however, that all onyx is very porous and requires routine care to keep it looking its best.
When it comes to blue, there is a bit of a larger selection of stones to choose from, depending on the shade of blue you are looking for. First, we suggest Blue Granite. There are a few different types of blue granite, including Blue Bahia and Blue Pearl. Blue Bahia is typically quarried in Brazil, and is a bright blue shade. It is possibly the bluest shade of granite on the market! Blue Pearl is a type of granite with a consistent metallic-blue coloring. It is a blue shade with some hints of silver. This stone is generally mined in Norway and is considered one of the rarer types of granite. Granite is extremely durable and minimally porous, making it a great choice for countertops. If you’re looking for a more muted shade of blue, we suggest Azul Imperial Quartzite. Also mined in Brazil, it is a primarily gray stone with blue hues, and sometimes gold and white veins running through it, which can give it a marbled appearance. Quartzite is very durable but can be easily scratched. These stones can be a bit more on the expensive side, but it is well worth it if you are looking to enhance your home with a pop of color.
Green is yet another unique color for countertops. For this, we suggest Peacock Green Granite. This is a gorgeous dark green stone with gold flecks, and sometimes beige spots and purple hues. It is said that these slabs of stone resemble a peacock’s feathers, thus giving it its name! Another option is Vitoria Regia Granite. This is a stunning green stone that almost resembles a reptile skin with darker greens and blacks running through it. It is absolutely beautiful and may remind you of an exotic rainforest. As mentioned above, granite is extremely durable, which means it will hold up well in high-traffic areas like the kitchen. Another option for green countertops is Emerald Green Quartzite. This stone tends to be a brighter, more obvious shade of green than seen in granite. It has mixed tones that can range from green to brown and even gray. As mentioned before, quartzite has a marble-like appearance. However, it is much easier to care for than marble.
Other Unique Stones
If you still want to opt for neutral colors but are looking for something a little more unconventional, there are plenty of options available. One such option is Silver Supreme Granite. This gorgeous stone features the contrasting colors of beige, cream, and brown, mixed with dark gray and black. Each slab has its own unique pattern, offering a stunning combination of colors that is sure to make your countertops the focal point of the room. Amber Onyx features bands of white, cream, gray, brown, and– of course– amber. From some angles, this stone’s patterns can resemble wood. This stone looks absolutely amazing when backlit.
If you’re looking for something that’s not too out of the ordinary, but is still unique, we recommend Semi-Precious Stone! In these slabs, individual stones such as agates, gems, and crystals are laid out and bound in resin to create a naturally beautiful surface littered with gemstones. This is sure to catch the eyes of your visitors! Another great choice is Black Marinace Granite. This gorgeous surface showcases dozens of stones and pebbles ranging in size with black and gold hues. The stones are laid out in a similar fashion to the Semi-Precious Stone mentioned previously, and resemble something such as a river bed. It’s truly a striking stone that gives both an elegant and earthy feel but still stands out.
As you can see, there are so many options to choose from when it comes to natural and engineered stone. There are a variety of colors and patterns that will fall in line with the vision you have for your countertops. The possibilities are virtually endless! Of course, you’ll want to make sure that the stone you choose is suitable for your family’s lifestyle and that you are willing to give it the proper care and maintenance it needs. No matter what material you decide to go with, you also want to be sure it is installed and sealed properly to prevent any damage down the road.
We hope you found this article informative and that you got some inspiration for your next build or remodel! We encourage you to check out our live inventory for further inspiration. If you’re thinking about the installation of stone for bathroom countertops or any other stone surface, remember: At Stonehouse Countertops, we are willing and able to work with you to your specifications. We offer a wide range of different materials and always have someone on hand to answer your questions! Don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation or for help forming a plan. We want to ensure your vision becomes a reality! Be sure to come back for upcoming articles! Until next time—thanks for reading!