When designing our new kitchen I wanted bright white cabinets. We have such an open
floor plan, I knew that with my white cabinets and white walls I was for sure going to want some contrast. If you know me at all, you know black usually scares me, but I felt like in this case going with a darker countertop would ground the space and break up all the white!
I did keep an open mind when I went to the slab yard to check out all the countertop options. I came across this beautiful Quartzite called Taj Mahal. (pictured below) that I really loved!
Ultimately I knew it wouldn’t give me the contrast I wanted and I couldn’t get over the natural movement of the Soapstone. The employee helping me at the slab yard told me all the pros and cons of Soapstone.
Natural color and movement
They won’t crack easily
They won’t stain
Not many color options
Need to treat yearly with mineral oil to prevent dark patches from oils
In the end, I am so happy with what I chose. Soapstone counters are so beautiful in person. The color variations and texture of the Soapstone makes our kitchen feel unique and custom.
Make sure to come back when our kitchen is finished to see how it all comes together.