How Solid Surface Holds Up to 2019 Kitchen TrendsAs time passes, certain interior features just lose their appeal. Maybe it’s how long we’ve been looking at the same thing or maybe it’s a shift in societal perception. No matter the case, there are a number of reasons why it’s good to keep your kitchen up to date. When remodeling your kitchen or looking for ways to improve it, it’s important to keep trends in mind. Solid Surface is the best material to use for countertops, but does it fit in with modern trends?

Color Palette

As you might expect, color choice is a huge part of how trends shift. What kind of shift are we seeing in 2019? Well, we’re moving away from sterile, white kitchens and toward a darker palette. This means black countertops are growing in popularity.

Black might fit in with some people’s ideal kitchen, but not everyone is satisfied with this bland shade. Fortunately, it’s also been common lately to introduce bold, rich colors as well. From dark, royal blue to a saturated and fiery red, these eye-catching colors can be used anywhere from cabinets to countertops. Some have even gone so far as to order colored ovens that fit their interior.

How far you want to go with your color choices is up to you! No matter what you pick, Solid Surface can keep up and provide you with the countertop you need.

Design Choices

A fun development in interior design as of late is combining straight edges with curves. This fun combination keeps people engaged with their surroundings. It ensures your interior won’t quickly become boring.

How do you incorporate this fun philosophy into your kitchen design? One way you can do that is pairing curved countertops with boxy light fixtures. Or if you prefer your counters squared, give them straight edges paired with round-topped stools at the bar. There are a number of ways you can combine these two design features and you’re only limited by your imagination.

Natural Stone

One trend that’s been around for a long time and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere is people’s love of quartz. Quartz countertops are seemingly timeless. But why do people love them so much? It seems it’s not only the appearance, but also its durability. Quartz can stand up to hot pans and won’t scratch easily.

However, we don’t recommend quartz over Solid Surface, and here’s why: Solid Surface can do everything quartz can do, and more.

Solid Surface can imitate the pattern of quartz in many different colors. It’s also just as durable. Solid Surface can withstand hot pans with as much ease. Not only that, it’s strong and won’t crack or break easily. Any scratches you manage to get in the surface of your Corian countertop can be buffed out and leave it looking good as new. That’s because, like natural stone, Solid Surface isn’t coated. The pattern you see goes all the way through, leading to easy fixing of cosmetic damage.

What Solid Surface has that quartz doesn’t is the ability to be shaped however you like. The flexibility the material offers allows for thermoforming, making it easy to get any shape you love. And most importantly, if Solid Surface does break, you aren’t out the money. Solid Surface can be repaired with an adhesive and then sanded down to look exactly how it did before.