Glowing countertops – the feature that demands attention in the kitchen

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It’s casual to marque a connection successful the room with your prime of countertops. 

Through the prime of materials, colors, and textures, determination are endless kitchen countertop ideas that tin marque them the focal constituent of your space. 

But what if we were to archer you that a caller and striking room countertop inclination has emerged that mightiness go portion of your kitchen lighting ideas, too? Glowing countertops are acceptable to marque waves successful room design. Here's what you request to cognize astir this fabulous connection feature.

What are glowing countertops? 

Kitchen countertop

(Image credit: Roundhouse)

Glowing countertops elevate connection marble land countertops by utilizing a translucent backlight that turns the chromatic into a luminous feature. 

'Statement marbled land tops person been fashionable for a agelong time, and successful the past, going thick, ultra-thin, oregon adding downstands has been a mode to accentuate the chromatic arsenic a focal point,' says Alice Hood, a elder decorator astatine Roundhouse, who is liable for the room photographed throughout. 

'Now, for the unexpected wow factor, determination is different option: mounting the land aglow. With definite countertop options offering a translucency waiting to beryllium backlit, 1 tin make a caller magnitude to the cardinal showpiece and marque it genuinely dazzle.'

How to present glowing countertops

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(Image credit: Roundhouse. Photographed by Mary Wadsworth)

With their luxe aesthetic – and definite quality to provoke speech – it is casual to present glowing countertops into a modern home. However, determination are immoderate plan strategies worthy utilizing to guarantee this diagnostic makes the unrivaled connection it should. 

1. Tone down the surrounding colors  

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(Image credit: Roundhouse. Photographed by Mary Wadsworth)

Alice explains that you whitethorn request to see decluttering arsenic good arsenic dialing down the measurement connected different kitchen ideas to halt your abstraction feeling excessively intense.  

'In the modern home, determination is often a request for equilibrium betwixt a clutter-free abstraction and comforting warmth, and this tin beryllium achieved by adding textures alternatively than contrasting colour pops oregon excessively galore objects,' she says. 

2. Combine with neutrals for a soothing aura  

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(Image credit: Roundhouse. Photographed by Mary Wadsworth)

Glowing countertops, specified arsenic the 1 pictured above, person a lava-like quality and are apt to blend crystalline textures with aureate tones that radiance successful the dark. To stress the countertops, Alice recommends paring these tones with 'warm neutrals and metallics' truthful the colors volition complement 1 different perfectly. 

Meanwhile, 'the swooping waves recovered successful onyx are accentuated to springiness a soothing feel', she says. 

3. Showcase the countertops’ texture 

Glowing countertops successful  navy and achromatic  kitchen

(Image credit: Roundhouse. Photographed by Mary Wadsworth)

Glowing countertops are designed to impress, truthful it's lone close that you bash everything you tin to item their texture. 

'Maximizing the texture successful the chromatic worktops with a backlight and creating this beauteous diagnostic volition not lone amusement disconnected the one-of-a-kind interior operation but tin besides present a holistic-like warmth crossed the strategy linking it with quality and interior calm,' Alice says. 

This volition make a 'sanctuary-like space' an ambiance that dominates interior plan trends astatine present. 

‘Glowing countertops are a inclination with mileage,’ says Lucy Searle, planetary exertion successful main of Homes & Gardens. ‘We expect this diagnostic volition beryllium astatine the apical of wishlists for galore seasons ahead.’

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