Before you come down to walk through the granite yard at Granite Liquidators it will benefit you to know the current granite countertop design trends in 2019 ahead of time.

If you are looking for a modern look to freshen up your older home or as a focal point for a new build, granite countertops are the way to go.

Not only are the granite countertop trends for this year functional they offer some of the hottest looks!

Granite Countertop Design Trends: Leathered Surfaces

When it comes to granite countertops “shine” is often the first thing that comes to mind. That is one reason why it has taken some time for leathered granite countertops to catch interest.

Designers love leathered granite because it offers a completely different tactile experience than traditional granite. The surface is matte with a distinct feel. It hides fingerprints and other marks, so it requires less attention.

Although the traditional shiny surface is still the rage leathered granite countertops are slowly becoming more popular.

Granite Countertop Design Trends: Contrasting Backsplashes

When granite countertops first entered the scene designers commonly carried the same granite selection up the wall for backsplash. 

Today it is all about contrasting the granite countertop when it comes to backsplash. This can be done in a few different ways. 

Choosing a contrasting granite can be done with some thoughtful planning for a unique look. 

Currently using a completely different material than the granite countertop is the preferred trend. Stone, glass, rock, steel, and other materials work well with granite and provide a departure from the common everyday backsplash.

Granite Countertop Design Trends: Open Shelving

Back in the day simply installing a granite countertop was enough to satisfy the eager homeowner after a remodel. This is not the case anymore. Although granite countertops remain the focal point for most kitchens, designers are really upping the ante of the surrounding décor.

Open shelving has become one of the top trends for this year. Displaying dishes, bowls, and pottery that complement and/or tastefully contrast with a granite countertop is really turning heads. Forcing organization and order this look gives a clean but detailed look to any kitchen. 

Although these granite countertop trends can be an inspiration during your planning process do not get overwhelmed. Many homeowners tend to stress out when making design decisions because they are held hostage by “what is to come”. Trends will come and go but if you carefully plan your granite countertop and the surrounding motif you can create a timeless look that will be fashionable for years to come! If you would like to use some granite for your next project, give us a call! We would love to answer any questions you might have regarding our wholesale granite slabs!