How to Rock Black Countertops in Your Kitchen

Posted on Jun 5, 2020
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Image: Steel Grey Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

White kitchen countertops may be today’s top trend, but don’t miss out on the beauty and drama of their equally stunning counterpart. Bold, rich and sleek, black countertops are rising in popularity as a way to bring depth, texture and a unique contemporary style to the kitchen.

You can find black color options in a range of countertop materials, including granite, marble, quartz and quartzite. So whether you love the sparkle of granite or those classic sweeping veins in marble, choosing a black stone lets your favorite pattern shine and stand out. If you’re looking for black countertop inspiration, here are our favorite ideas and color palettes for rocking this look in your kitchen.

1. Black and White

If you’re loving the recent trend of white kitchens but are looking for a way to make yours stand out, it’s easy to take it up a notch with some black countertops. Bold black counters add richness, depth and contrast to a kitchen that’s otherwise very light and airy. A black granite with a satin finish, for instance, pairs well with contemporary matte black fixtures, cabinet pulls and other accents.

Image: Brilliant Black Quartzite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

2. Shades of Grey

Striking black countertops can be the perfect way to enhance and enliven a grey kitchen color palette. Grey cabinets look elegant and sophisticated against the crisp edge of a polished black countertop. Choose a black slab that has either warm or cool undertones to complement your cabinet or wall color best. The black countertops will add shine and visual interest to the space, ensuring it’s more than a “one note” look.

Image: Blizzard Black Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

3. Two Toned

Highlight the beauty and drama of black marble or another stunning slab by using it as a focal point in your kitchen. Choose a more subtle slab (in a complementary color such as white or grey) to use in the majority of the space, and install the black countertop as a statement piece in a central area like the island. The contrast of a two-tone countertop look makes the space more dynamic and visually interesting—plus, you won’t have to choose between your two favorite slabs if you just use them both!

Image: Indian Premium Black Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

4. Black on Black

If you’re going for a sleek, modern kitchen style, polished black countertops marry beautifully with an equally shiny black tile floor or dark cabinets. This black-on-black look is sharp, sophisticated and somewhat industrial in style. And, since black goes with everything, it leaves plenty of possibilities when it comes to wall color and décor. Keep the space inviting when you include warm wood finishes, or brighten up the black with brass or copper fixtures, a colorful wall color or a patterned backsplash.

No matter what your favorite black countertop look may be, it can be helpful to visualize it in your space before you commit. Try our Just Imagine visualizer tool for a virtual way to find and preview your top black countertop options.

Hear what Yelper Juan M. of Chandler, AZ had to say about the granite at one of our showrooms:

Great spot with all kinds of tile and granite. You can use for any part of your house, especially your kitchen and bathroom. Staff is friendly and let you take samples home.

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