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Denver Natural Stone: Kitchen Countertop Trends for 2017

September 6, 2017

The Denver natural stone that you choose for your kitchen countertops can change the look of the entire room. Which type and color of natural stone should you choose? Here’s a look at some of the trends for 2017:


Year after year, granite is at the top of the list of the most popular kitchen countertop materials. Granite isn’t just a trendy choice—it’s practical, too. Granite is durable, resistant to heat, and easy to clean. As long as you get it sealed as recommended by the manufacturer, granite countertops should sparkle and shine for years after it is installed. Learn the easy ways to clean granite countertops.

The Color White

White is by far the most popular color for kitchen countertops in 2017. Many homeowners are going for the all-white kitchen look, which means white countertops are paired with white cabinets, backsplashes, and paint. However, if you want something a bit warmer, pair white countertops with dark wood cabinets or a bright, colorful backsplash. It doesn’t matter whether you choose white granite, marble, or another type of natural stone, white is definitely “in” this year.


Marble is inching closer and closer to the top of the list of the most popular kitchen countertop materials. This material has increased in popularity partly because of the all-white kitchen trend. Homeowners often use white marble countertops with grey veining to pull off this look. Of course, marble comes in many other colors besides white, so there are plenty of other options to choose from if white is not your style. Keep in mind that marble is a bit more difficult to care for than granite because marble is a porous stone. If you choose marble, talk to the installer to find out how often it should be sealed to prevent stains and other damage.


Travertine is typically seen as a flooring material, but many people have started to use it on their countertops as well. A neutral colored travertine countertop can make your entire kitchen feel more natural, warm, and rustic. But, there’s a reason why this material is not usually used on countertops. It’s a bit more high maintenance than other natural stones, so you will need to spend a lot of time caring for it to prevent damage.

Waterfall Countertops

Traditionally, the kitchen countertop stops at the edge of the cabinets. But, the waterfall countertop, where the material used for the countertop extends all the way down to the floor, is increasing in popularity. Remember, you will have to use more natural stone to pull off this look, which means it will be more expensive than a traditional countertop.

Are you ready to install natural stone countertops in your home? Contact Natural Stone Sales today to get started. Our expert staff has been working one-on-one with customers in the Denver area for over three decades. We specialize in providing superior and personalized natural stone and hardwood services using only the highest quality products on the market. Contact us today to find out how we can create a beautiful custom look for your home!