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Top 5 Dark Countertop Colors of 2020

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Dark Countertop Colors of 2020

Hello Indianapolis!  Recent feedback tells us you are loving our stylekitchen, and countertop design blog posts and the sales team at Peak Stone Company are listening!  Most of the quartz companies have finally updated their websites with their 2020 color lines and we’re seeing a lot of fetching dark colors being released.  We want to highlight a few colors from these updated collectionsas in the past couple weeks we have been seeing more requests for dark countertops.   Texture is the name of the game, and all the colors we’re featuring in this post bring either visual depth or alternate finishes to the spotlight. Grab some smoked Courtyard Carry out goodies from Bluebeard  and let’s explore the darker side of countertops!

 Carbo Load

dark countertops with light veining and full height backsplash

LG Viatera: Carbo

If you’re looking for an American-made quartz countertopLG Viatera delivers with their newest dark, Carbo, available in a brushed finish.  Influenced by the long thin veins naturally occurring in soapstone, this color is versatile graphite-black surface.  Unlike some quartz countertops with the long veins, this color has a stippling effect that runs throughout the slab and makes this engineered quartz have a visual depth that other patterns can fall short on. We here at Peak Stone company love a full height backsplash like you see here, but we could see this paired in a contrast kitchen with a color like Viatera’s Mica for a room that makes a big statement! 

Rock Me Amadeus

Dark countertop island with modern cabinets

Vicostone: Amadeus Quartz

Speaking of bold statements, we’re next going to feature Vicostone’s Amadeus quartz countertop and we are LIVING for it!  Inspired by the night sky, Amadeus is probably one of the most unique quartz patterns to emerge in 2020. Showcase islands, we’re looking at you! Imagine seeing Amadeus on top of a rustic alder kitchen cabinet with a coordinating solid color quartz on the perimeter cabinetry.  Swoon!  It would be best to go with a simple backsplash whenever you have a material this daring as the room’s anchor. 

Bask in Splendor

full slab image of spelendor quartz

Radianz: Splendor Quartz


We’re going to continue our dark countertop colors with Splendor by Radianz. It features a soft black terazzo style base with very fine, shimmering particulate tumbling around the entirety of the slab. This pattern is subtle, but the reflected glints of light in the golden swirls add a dimensional element to keep this color interesting.  Pair this dark countertop color with metallic accents in the room to really make it pop.  If you like to live dangerously, try a brass inlay between solid color tiles or a glitter grout. 

Heavy Metal 

modern kitchen with dark countertops and waterfall island

Caesarstone: Oxidian


Next up, we are going to have a look at another unique quartz pattern by Caesarstone called Oxidian.  The designers behind this kitchen countertop pattern were galvanized by the look of weathered metal.  If your taste leans towards to industrial side of design, this color is exactly where you want to take your spaceThe Natural finish from Caesarstone on Oxidian reinforces the illusion through sensory recall of running your hand across an old textured metal surface. We are feeling this for an Ultimate Man Cave or basement bar skinned in a black corrugated metal.  

Enchanting Countertops

ariel view of dark countertop with light veining and gold cabinet fixtures

Wilsonart: Enchanted Rock

If you’re a fan of quartzite, Wilsonart has released a dark countertop color called Enchanted Rock that has soft white veining and “fracture” lines running through it. This quartz pattern looks like a natural quartzite stone called Mont Blanc that has dark veins on a white base.  We feel Mont Blanc and Enchanted Rock would pair up nicely in a contrast kitchen.  Keep your backsplash simple with this one to really let the countertop take center stage in your room. 

We’ve reached the end of our list and want to hear from you!  What do you think about these new 2020 dark countertop colors?  Are they a hit or miss?  We would love to know what you think!  Stay tuned for our next post, we’re going to cover everything you need to know to get ready for your first appointment!  


Until then, have a gneiss  day! 

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