Gray countertops are a fantastic neutral option. Depending on the mood you want to set, Caesarstone offers several sophisticated greys in many different tones, including solid, light, and dark gray.
Whether you prefer a sleek or rugged look, you’ll find a design that speaks to you among the gray quartz countertops we’re about to show you. Alongside these countertops, you’ll find tips for incorporating gray’s various tones into your kitchen successfully.
Gray Countertops: Why Quartz Is Best
Years ago, granite was the most popular of all countertop materials — particularly for gray surfaces. Granite has a number of weaknesses, however. Most concerning is how porous it is, which makes stains very commonplace and maintenance very costly. You also have a limited range of colors and patterns with granite.
Quartz (engineered stone) overcomes both of these challenges, which is partially why it has become the most popular material for gray countertops (and surfaces of any hue, for that matter).
Gray Countertops Ideas
Dark Gray Countertops
Dark gray countertops work especially well if you’re going for an industrial look in your kitchen. Models like Rugged Concrete, Sleek Concrete, and Raw Concrete are prime examples of this. That doesn’t mean you can’t dress dark gray countertops up, though. Take a look at how we paired the Coastal Grey model with wood cabinets and brick walls to create an industrial yet refined kitchen.
Dark gray countertops work well in both lighter and darker kitchens. In the former case, they can provide contrast without going too overboard, as one might with solid black countertops. In the latter case, they provide yet another intriguing dark texture to pair the other dark elements of your kitchen with.
Light Gray Quartz Countertops
If you’re looking for something a bit chicer, light gray quartz countertops might just do the trick. Even within this subset of gray, you have a wide range of choices. Airy Concrete (pictured above) offers a very intriguing texture and is the quintessential light gray quartz countertop. Fresh Concrete is a slightly less obvious choice. It still contains shades of gray but the surface’s true power lies in its ability to enhance the overall feeling of a gray kitchen. Fresh Concrete pairs beautifully with brushed stainless steel cabinetry and hardware.
If you’d like more of a classic, marble-style look, consider London Grey.
White Kitchen With Gray Countertops
To give you an idea of how versatile this hue can be, let’s take a look at two examples of a white kitchen with gray countertops.
In a classic space, countertops made from Coastal Grey provide stunning contrast, especially when you pair them with a nice Pure White for the backsplash.