The most popular natural stone countertop colors


The trends of 2021 are staying pretty true in 2022. Exotic natural stone, an increase in quartz and more outdoor kitchens continue to dominate the natural stone industry. Another thing that is the same as last year are the colors of stones homeowners are choosing. 

When installing new natural stone countertops, there are a variety of materials to choose from. Each of these materials comes in a wide array of colors and designs, allowing homeowners to fit their new countertops right into their existing design. 

At Firenze International, we are one of the leading stone wholesalers in the Midwest. As a stone wholesaler, we offer a variety of granite, marble and quartzite stone slabs, coming in pretty much any color you want! Below, we go over some of the most popular natural stone countertop colors and finishes homeowners are choosing this year!

Neutral tones

When it comes to choosing natural granite or marble countertops, your options are endless. This year, we have seen a big increase in neutral tones. But why? These lighter colors are usually a safe bet. They don’t grow outdated as easily as other extravagant colors, and they can easily be updated and complemented with backsplashes or new paint later on down the road. Also, light-colored countertops can fit into almost any design you’d like!

Honed and matte finishes

Another common trend homeowners are choosing for their natural stone countertops are honed and matte finishes. These finishes create a more sheen look rather than the normal glossy look of natural stone, which can help your space look more natural. These finishes are better when used with neutral tones and colors, and are especially beautiful in any kitchen! 

Exotic veining

Although black and white stone countertops are amongst the most popular color options, many homeowners are choosing slabs with exotic veining as well! Every natural stone slab has its own and unique veining, which makes your countertops stand out from any others. Plus, the veining goes along with the “natural feel” trend, as it brings a very earthy tone to your space!

Leathered finishes

Lastly, on top of honed and matte finishes, another low reflective finish has also become popular! Leathered finishes offer a more rough feel and look, while still maintaining a soft sheen. This finish is great for patterned or veiny countertop designs, especially in darker colors, and is perfect for both kitchens and bathrooms! 

Trends come and go, but when it comes to countertops, natural stone is timeless. If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel, consider these color, design and finishing trends! 

At Firenze International, our stone wholesalers have many years of experience within the natural stone industry. We import all of our natural stone slabs from quality quarries all around the world, and we can certainly help you find the natural stone you are looking for! If you have any questions regarding our services, our current inventory or about current trends, give us a call today! We are more than happy to assist you in any ways possible.


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