Skip the sealing and scrubbing. Quartz-surfacing countertops require less upkeep than their granite counterparts and offer timeless appeal. Plus, the shimmering surface is less dominant than other materials, so you're unlikely to grow tired of it./
Butcher-block countertops add beach-cottage charm at a good price in this kitchen in Seaside, Florida. Buttery walls and cabinets feel warm yet open when the room is flooded with natural light. myhomeideas.com
Creating a kitchen scheme with little difference between the colors of walls, countertops, cabinetry, and woodwork makes a space appear larger than it really is. Here, the cabinets, trim, and backsplash are close in color value -- a soft gray-green -- so the eye doesn't trip over sudden shifts from dark to light. The effect is serene and expansive./
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Bianca Montana: This granite is the lightest, least busy granite i've seen. It isn't by any means a white, definitely more an off white/light cream color. But the grey is nice, and as always, granite is beautifully durable and easy to work with.