You have infinite choice before you when you decide on a quartz work surface, especially in terms of the colour and pattern, as well as the finish. The choices can be overwhelming, but it’s important to know what you’re looking for from the get-go, to avoiding making an incorrect choice. How do you go about it? You listen to advice, that’s what!
Here are five tips you should take into account when choosing the colour of your brand new quartz slab.
Always go for something neutral
Of course, if you want to go for a bright colour, you can, but do bear in mind that you need to make sure your work surface lasts the test of time; if you opt for a colour and shade which is ‘out there’, you may find that it doesn’t ‘go’ as much as it should and therefore you could end up with issues when you want to redecorate, in terms of having to replace your work surface earlier than you would have done otherwise. This is a costly mistake, so always put plenty of thought into the flexibility of the colours you’re looking at.
Draw up a shortlist
You should have a shortlist of ideally five shades, and then try and whittle it down from there. In order to find the best particular colour, think about what you want your work surface to go with, e.g. do you want it to make the room look bigger? In that case opt for a lighter shade. Are you trying to reflect the light? What is your aim?
Always go to the showroom to find the best colours
Colours always look different when they are subjected to different types of light, so head to the nearest showroom to see the colour in person. This means that you can check how artificial light and natural light changes the appearance, and you won’t be left with a decision you begin to regret.
Shop around for the best deals
At certain times of the year you may find manufacturers with cash-off deals, and this is a great bonus for you! In that case, shop around to find the best deals, and don’t just jump for the first one you see. If you really want to save cash, wait for the traditional money saving times, e.g. New Year or Black Friday sales.
Don’t be afraid to try something different
We mentioned going for something neutral, but neutral encompasses a huge amount of colours and finishes. If you always go for black, how about going for a lighter colour, such as a charcoal or light grey? If you always go for white, how about darkening things up a bit? There is always middle ground with every single colour, and a huge variety of shades within it – don’t be afraid to mix things up a little, you never know how good it might look!
These five tips for choosing the best quartz colour for your new work surface will see you through the tough decision making process. Quartz overall is a fantastic choice, and a very durable and long-lasting one at that; for this reason alone, you need to make sure that the colour you choose is going to stay in your good books for the test of time, or at least for as long as the work surface lasts!