Minimalist kitchens embrace simplicity. Distinguished by clean lines and sleek surfaces, these pared-down designs can still pack plenty of personality.
So, what does this look like in a kitchen? It means decluttering your countertops of course. But minimalist design is a lot more than just a lack of clutter. A successful minimalist kitchen design starts with the countertop. It is, after all, where you prep, cook and eat meals. Bellezza Surfaces has a large selection of stone surfaces for any minimalist kitchen design.
Let’s check out these countertop ideas!
Beautiful White Canvas
The stark white beauty of kitchen countertops is one the best choices when you want to achieve a minimalist atmosphere. A white countertop resembles a blank canvas and gives the illusion of a lot of space, a lot of clean space. For narrow kitchen spaces, a white color in quartz or porcelain can cut that cave-like feeling. Nothing says “minimal” like white. Remember, minimalism doesn’t mean creating a cold space. Choosing a textured backsplash will add dimension and definition.
Subtle Veins for a Minimal and Modern Impact
If you still want that minimal design but your style is more modern, a countertop with a white background with grainy or fine veining provides a stunning modern appearance. To create a modern, minimal look you can find countertop surfaces in quartz, porcelain, marble or quartzite with subtle veins of grays, tans, and neutral tones. It pairs nicely with white or natural wooden cabinetry. These neutral tones are an important variable for achieving a contemporary ambiance in your kitchen.
Go Big or Go Home
Big, geometric shapes were originally part of the minimalist movement, so it only stands to reason they work well with minimalist countertops. Long, uncut pieces of countertop give the same effect as white countertops. They create a big, clean space that is soothing to look at. Long, uncut pieces of countertop come in a variety of materials, marble, granite, and quartz. Additionally, a waterfall edge creates a continuous clean line from counter to floor. Reminiscent of flowing water gives a kitchen a calming effect.
Make a “Back” Splash
Since you’re paring down the essentials, you won’t have as many design elements so that means you can make a big statement with your backsplash. Draw attention to your kitchen space by using the same granite, quartz, marble or quartzite as your countertop slab on the backsplash. Just like the waterfall edge creates a serene flow in your space, a continuous backsplash creates a seamless flow of minimalism and simplicity.
A lot of people assume a minimalist kitchen needs to be pure white. While that certainly fits the bill, minimalist kitchen designs can absolutely feature bold color. Try going for a monochromatic palette, where you utilize different shades of the same color. Go tranquil with shades of tan, or go dramatic with different shades of deep gray, blue or black. Quartz, porcelain and marble are great choices for monochromatic surfaces and come in many colors to fit your palette choice. There are also colors that mimic the look of concrete (Read our blog on Quartz vs. Concrete).
Now that we understand what defines a minimalist kitchen and its different design options, the next step is to decide what is your style. At Bellezza Surfaces, we’re passionate about helping you find the perfect stone surface to complement your style. We believe your kitchen starts with your countertop and have a variety of countertop materials. Give us a call at (210) 796-9032 or stop by our showroom at 3626 Jones Maltsberger Rd. in San Antonio.