9 Fresh (and Modern) Kitchen Countertop Ideas You'll Want ASAP

Kitchen countertops can breathe new life into your space, whether it's by adding a dynamic splash of color, bringing in new textures, or giving balance to an existing design. While granite is always a polished pick, this isn't the only material to turn to when you're looking to renovate your kitchen. Here, we've gathered some of the most stunning kitchen countertop ideas from Pinterest that make use of a variety of materials, from industrial concrete to indulgent marble. You'll find that many of these examples mix materials throughout to bring an unexpected flourish to the space. Explore nine kitchen countertops from Pinterest that will have you rethinking your dream kitchen.

This kitchen effortlessly mixes industrial touches like a stainless steel backsplash that extends to a segment of the counters. Juxtaposed with this is a luxe marble-top island offset with a matte-black workbench and cabinets. 

Concrete countertops can add a modern, industrial edge as they so effortlessly exhibit here. Close-ups of the counters reveal clean, precise lines for a minimalist look. Navy cabinets bring warmth to the space while a veined marble backsplash gives a luxe finishing touch to this gorgeous kitchen.

Sharp black lines provide a point of interest for the eye to follow throughout this midcentury-modern kitchen. The countertops are made up of a two-part composition (a white lacquered finish on top and a light timber as the base), which is segmented by black detailing.

Copper Kitchen Storage
West Elm Medium Copper Kitchen Canister $38 $30
Marble Canister
Williams Sonoma Small Marble Canister $50
Large Cork + Cherry Canister
Melanie Abrantes Designs Large Cork + Cherry Canister $230

Marble countertops have never looked chicer juxtaposed with steel-blue benching and brass flourishes. This classic countertop material continues to the backsplash, creating a clean, seamless finish. Wood cabinets with a light finish perfectly balance an austere color palette.

This minimalist kitchen uses reconstituted stone for its countertops. The sleek finish is offset with wood shelving and a brightly colored cabinet. 

This gorgeous kitchen is the result of a remodeled Victorian home with a modern touch. The solid French blue kitchen countertops are made out of basalt stone from Artedomus. A marble backsplash, brass fittings, and oak flooring make for a modern combination that retains an old-world elegance.

This Scandinavian-inspired renovation by Fiona Lynch mixes white stone countertops over a blackbutt timber workbench. Polished brass cabinets bring reflective dimension to an otherwise muted color palette.

Pottery Barn Copper and Wood Fruit Bowl $89
basket bowl
CB2 Basket Bowl $45
Copper Wire Fruit Bowl
West Elm Copper Wire Fruit Bowl $29

Polished wood countertops are made chic here with the combination of black cabinets and benching. The wood's light finish balances the austere look of the black, bringing warmth to the space that matches the timber flooring.

Robson Rak Architects designed this gorgeous kitchen that mixes materials to create a stunning effect. White stone countertops with a wood base and matching cabinets mark one area of the kitchen, but the highlight is the green tiled island that extends to the benching.

Up next, see the most beautiful kitchens and start planning your next renovation.

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