Considerations for Choosing Between Black and White Kitchen Countertops

Considerations for Choosing Between Black and White Kitchen Countertops

Choosing between a black or white kitchen countertop is more challenging than you think. Here are some considerations for making that choice.

Even neutral countertop colors have variances because no natural stone slabs look alike. After all, each slab has unique veining. Therefore, choosing between two countertops of the same color can be difficult. Then, consider the difference in texture when choosing between honed, polished, and leathered countertops. Another factor is choosing between natural and engineered stone countertops. So many factors affect selecting the best kitchen countertops. Thus, you can only imagine how hard it is to choose between black and white kitchen countertops. Rock Tops Fabrication is here to help you solve this dilemma. Here are some considerations for choosing between black and white kitchen countertops. 

The Pros of Black Kitchen Countertops

Black kitchen countertops have been popular for years because they do not easily show stains. Also, they steal the show in a kitchen with white or light cabinets or decor. Another benefit is that black kitchen countertops make a room appear edgier in a modern or contemporary kitchen with wood finishes. You can choose a polished countertop in granite or marble for some drama or luxury. 

The Pros of White Kitchen Countertops

White countertops are timeless, and black countertops can go with any kitchen style or design. White countertops are clean looking and help brighten up a dark room while making a room appear larger. You can also use white kitchen countertops to play up the drama in a room by pairing them with dark kitchen cupboards. 

How to Choose Between the Two

Are black or white countertops better? The short answer is, “They are both fantastic choices.” However, sometimes, one over the other will make more sense. Any design expert will tell you that any room needs contrast. For example, dark countertops with dark cabinets and hardwood floors will make a kitchen appear dark and even brooding. On the other hand, white countertops in a room with white cabinets don’t offer a lot of visual contrast or variety. The point is that you want your kitchen to be eye-capturing versus mundane. Another consideration is the color of your hardware. Gold hardware, for example, or hardware with unique shapes, offers some variance in a monochromatic kitchen. Finally, it’s best always to consider maintenance. While you have to clean your kitchen countertop regardless, you might obsess over keeping your white countertop clean. Realistically, stains show up much easier on white countertops. 

We Encourage You to Visit Our Show Room

The best way to choose countertop materials, finishes, and colors are to see your available options in person. We encourage you to visit our stunning showroom to ensure that you make an excellent, well-informed decision. Our fabrication experts will be happy to guide you in the right direction. 


If you have questions regarding kitchen or bathroom countertop trends, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new kitchen is designed and finished exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips, and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and Houzz.

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