This kitchen countertop idea exhibits a vein-like pattern of color against a white (or neutral-toned) backdrop – to bring just the right amount of vibrancy to your space. It is a stylish solution for those who want a primarily white kitchen aesthetic – with a bold twist. And unsurprisingly, designers love this style.  The veined countertop trend is an apt celebration of white kitchens – a staple amongst Houzz’s top kitchen trends report for 2022 (opens in new tab). The study suggests that a generous use of white in a kitchen will ‘enhance light, mood and a sense of cleanliness’ – with white cabinets and backsplashes sitting amongst the most popular white kitchen ideas. This is how to get behind the popular kitchen trend.

There are many ways to bring stained marble into your kitchen, so what makes the countertop so popular? According to Houzz’s report, an ‘overwhelming majority of homeowners (91 per cent) replace their countertops during a kitchen remodel’ – and this is a 3-point increase compared to last year. Surprisingly, 35 per cent of participants confessed to spending more on their new countertops than they had originally planned.  Alongside the rise in white kitchens, Ally Maloney Winzer, Principal designer at Maloney Interiors (opens in new tab) in Rhode Island, pins the trend to an increased desire for statement countertops.  ‘One trend that we’ve seen in kitchen design over the last couple of years is statement countertops,’ Ally says. ‘White stone with grey veining can make a kitchen feel light, bright and airy, whereas black stone with white veining is a very heavy and bold look.’ This feature combines both the white kitchen and statement marble – and we expect it will reign for seasons to come. 

Why should you get behind the trend? 

deVOL is a leader in kitchen design, so their Arabescato marble (opens in new tab) is the perfect investment. This marble, like all veined kitchen countertops, boasts a bold but humble beauty that designers, including their creative director Helen Parker loves. Helen describes the stone as ‘stunningly beautiful and natural’ but is something that is not for the faint-hearted. ‘It really does make a bold statement when used in quantities,’ Helen says.  ‘We must remember that when we have these natural stones, we must respect them as we would any other precious thing in our home, not to the point of being fastidious but just be patient and treat them well and they will give you a lifetime of beauty.’ It is almost impossible not to make the investment.  The Classic English Kitchen leaders are not exclusive in their admiration for the veined countertops trend. Cambria has also unveiled three new quartz designs that pay homage to the kitchen trend of the moment – though we expect this movement is more than a passing fad. Cambria’s Inverness Frost (opens in new tab) is a stylish celebration of the veined countertop trend and offers an off-white on-white design featuring subtle debossing for a textured, organic feel. Will you get behind this modern kitchen idea?  We expect veined countertops will continue to make statements for a long time to come.