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In trending and inspiring kitchen designs, mixed materials are in. From eclectic chairs to mixed-metal fixtures to countertop materials, the introduction of mixing wood with quartz and stone is on the rise.

Monochrome kitchens are transforming into more natural spaces with elegant contrasts, complimenting hues, and polished wood in sometimes surprising places. One of the most warming trends in kitchen design is mixing wood and quartz countertops, creating a blended kitchen space that can denote different work areas and act as an eye-pleasing design element using level and shape.

How can you mix and match wood with quartz countertops to achieve a kitchen transformation? Let’s dive into some great new countertop ideas being explored by designers today.

When to Mix and Match Your Countertops

Mixing and matching countertops is a great way to create unique designs and patterns. Below are some additional reasons why combining countertop materials adds unique style to your kitchen design.

Create Warmth and Human Spaces

Mixing countertop materials, especially wood countertop sections, can make a kitchen warmer and more welcoming. You can even mark where you’d like people to gather with wood-topped spaces and barstools.

Define Functional Kitchen Areas 

Mixing wood and quartz or stone countertops is often a way to add convenient workspaces to the design. A butcher block counter section can be used differently from quartz or stone, including quick chopping.

Create Appealing Contrast 

Two countertop materials allow you to bring a room together, unifying accent colors while creating visual contrast. Using light and dark in complementary tones is pleasing to the eye, making for a visually beautiful and exciting kitchen.

Use Two Favorite Countertop Materials

If you can’t choose between two favorite countertop materials, you don’t have to. You can build a kitchen design around using both.

Countertop Materials that Mix Well Together

The hues, accent colors, and even visual movement of quartz countertops designs can sometimes make a perfect pairing with wood. There are countless options when it comes to mixing these materials together! To help inspire your kitchen design decisions, here are some kitchen countertops to consider.

Caribou Butcher Block and Copper Mist Quartz

Copper Mist is among the warmest and most energetic Quartz countertop designs. This subtly warm gray countertop is glowing with amber undertones and a lively grain of cream to dark brown. It blends perfectly with the warm tones found in Caribou Block countertops.

Taga Matte Porcelain and Walnut Butcher Block

Taga is a warm, flowing porcelain countertop with the appearance of cream stirred with just a touch of coffee. You will love the rich visual texture of this nonporous ceramic, but those coffee highlights will bring your walnut butcher block countertops to life in a delicious contrast of light and dark.

Marble Block and Aurora Suede Quartz

Swap the contrasting roles, and you will find a beautiful kitchen with light maple butcher block counters combined with the warm, almost black texture of Aurora Suede Quartz countertops. Aurora Suede is shot with accents of white which will blend with the maple while creating a dramatic kitchen contrast.

Chantilly Quartz and Stiletto Matte Porcelain

For a more subtle blend, consider the elegant combination of delicately gray-patterned Chantilly Quartz with the subtle elegance of Stiletto Matte Porcelain’s cool gray surface. Both nonporous countertops will complement each other while making your Chantilly grain the star of the show.

Calacatta Vittoria Quartz and Polished Concrete

Calacatta Vittoria is a quartz countertop of pristine white shot with elegant gray grains that flow in grand sweeps along each slab. Alone, Calacatta makes for wonderful waterfall islands and backsplashes but looks truly superb when paired with the simple elegance of Polished Concrete.

Red Oak Block and Serenity Quartz

If you’d like a mixed wood and quartz with a red and gold theme, consider the beauty of Serenity Quartz countertops which appear to be cream with gold highlights and delicate golden grain. These gold accents flawlessly highlight the red oak’s rich red and golden tones when chosen as a contrasting countertop material.

5 Tips for Mixing Kitchen Countertop Materials

  1. Complimentary Accent Colors

Use accent colors in your countertop materials to highlight each other’s primary hues. Complimentary accent colors make a high-contrast room look amazing together instead of eclectic.

  1. Create Balance with Light and Dark Contrast

Alternate a light and dark color theme to create a harmonious balance in the space, including with your countertops.

  1. Harmonious Visual Movement

Each stone slab and grain has a visual movement, it seems to flow, and its patterns are unique. When looking for slabs that will make the perfect dual-material counter, remember to ensure that they must complement each other in terms of flow, detail, and visual movement. Avoid clashing and seek harmonious patterns.

  1. Coordinate Your Cabinets

Use your cabinets to bring out and unify colors represented in your countertops. This is particularly effective when using contrast.

  1. Make Your Island an Accent Piece

Turn any island into a centerpiece using dramatic designs and waterfall panel that draw the eye to your island.

Explore Mixing Quartz and Wood Countertops for Your Kitchen with Lakeside Surfaces INC.

Here at Lakeside Surfaces INC., we understand that your kitchen renovation has some big decisions ahead. Let our designers help create the perfect kitchen design and dual-countertop upgrade by mixing wood with quartz that accent each other.

Not sure which materials will look the best in your kitchen? We can help you with style and material questions over the phone in our showroom, or you can schedule an in-home consultation visit with one of our professional designers here in West Michigan.

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