Granite has remained one of the most popular countertop choices since the 1980s. This natural stone continues to outshine the competition, making it one of the most sought-after stone choices for kitchen countertops. From different colors to patterns, there are a wide array of selections of granite to choose from. Here are the top three granite countertop trends that will continue to dominate 2022.
Honed and Matte Finishes
Honed granite countertops provide a matte appearance with a low sheen. This is a stark contrast to the traditionally glossy look from polished granite. It is a softer and more natural look but still retains the true granite characteristics. It’s common for color enhancers to be added to honed granite to increase its richness and depth.
Neutral tones have been the most popular color choices for many interior design projects. Granite countertops are no exception to this trend. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, the neutral tones add warmth to any kitchen, which is a stark contrast to the all-white kitchen trends that popped up in recent years. The best thing about going neutral for your kitchen countertops is they won’t age compared to trendy colorways. Neutral tones can always be updated with other decor elements and different methods of lighting.
White countertops are still very trendy, but there is a shift to veins and patterns. Natural characteristics in granite stones are more appealing than the blank slate style of ll white kitchens. Granite is packed with natural patterns, so every style can look unique.