Choosing the right countertop color for your home is one of the most important decorating choices you make when designing a space.  It’s safe to say that you need to choose a stone that will make you happy – and our team at Bad Lizard can help you with that!  We specialize in custom fabrication of natural and engineered stone surfaces for your home improvement projects.  Depending on the color you choose, each slab size will vary.  With natural stones, colors and patterns tend to be more sporadic.  Whereas, with engineered stones like quartz, they can be more simplistic.  

Our team realizes that deciding on what countertop color to choose can be tricky — but don’t fear!  We have put together some pointers to help you make the right choice.  Just remember, in the end, your countertop color choice comes down to personal preference!


When contemplating a countertop color for your home, you should also consider the surrounding colors and undertones in your space — especially those of the floor, walls and cabinets.  If you are leaving the floors, wall colors and cabinets the same, you want to make sure that the color countertops you choose are compatible with the shades you have in your space.  

However, it is crucial to keep in mind that your color tastes may change over time!  That brightly colored countertop you love now, you may not love so much by this time next year.  Instead, our team recommends that you choose a countertop with veins or splashes of your favorite color to give you that pop of color you want.  This will allow you more options for your space in the future.  


Is there a lot of natural lighting?  How high are the ceilings?  Is the room well-lit?  These are all questions to consider when choosing countertop colors for your space.  If the room is not well-lit, a darker-colored countertop is probably not a good choice, and you might want to consider something lighter.  On the other hand, if you have high ceilings and ample natural lighting, you could choose a darker colored countertop if that is what you’d like. Think about investing in bright, overhead lighting and or cabinet lighting if you are looking to brighten your space. 


Now that you have considered your space’s overall color scheme and lighting, you can pick out your countertops!  You want to make sure to choose a stone that works well with your lifestyle and offers the colors you desire. 

Granite is a natural rock, so the color scheme is from Mother Nature herself.  No two single granite slabs are alike.  They are all unique with their own color, pattern and overall appearance.  Granite colors range from earth tones to more vivid blue, green and red. Quartz has a variety of colors and patterns.  This material is made of crushed natural stones mixed with resin and color additives.  From white marble colors to many colors that simulate natural stone, you can get more creative with a quartz countertop. Soapstone colors range from dark green, gray to black.  The classic look of marble is known for having hues of white, black, golden, red or even brown.

The veining of the stone is another important factor to consider when choosing countertops.  Veins are a contrast to the base color of the stone, and they are one of the most desirable characteristics people look for in their stone choice.  At Bad Lizard, we offer countertops with distinct veining or little to no veining, depending on what you desire most.  

Distinct Veining

Many individuals look for countertops with distinct characteristics such as veining or darker color tones.  Choosing this type of veining may be easier if you are remodeling your entire space or building a new home as you’ll be able to coordinate cabinetry, flooring, paint colors and hardware throughout your process.  

If you are looking for a countertop that has distinct veining, we would love for you to take a look at our Calacatta Ultra Quartz!  This quartz slab is bright white and features subtle grey veining throughout.  It can pair well with grey cabinets, or you can make it stand out on darker cabinets.

Little To No Veining

If you are looking for a countertop with little to no veining, our team recommends that you think about your space’s purpose.  For example, if your family cooks or bakes a lot, you should be aware that stones can be porous, meaning if you’re looking for lighter color countertops with no veining, any spills that happen could show up.  

If you’re looking for countertops with a softer color tone, we’d love to talk to you about our White Sand Quartz, an American-made countertop that would compliment grey or dark wood cabinetry.


We strongly encourage our customers to visit our indoor showroom to see our slabs to ensure that they are getting the color countertop that they want.  At Bad Lizard, we want to provide our customers with the largest selection of stone slabs to choose from.  That’s why we’re happy to say that we have the largest indoor selection of natural stone slabs in West Virginia.  Due to our large selection, we are confident that we have options for each customer, and we offer numerous colors to choose from.  Additionally, since we have an indoor showroom, the slabs are protected from UV rays, so there is no need to worry about too much sun exposure the slab could face. 

Our team takes pride in helping our customers find the countertop that best fits their wants, needs and ultimately, budget.  If you are interested in looking at samples and need help finding the perfect color for you, please give us a call at 304-472-6483, and we would be happy to give you a personal tour through our facility.  Additionally, each week, on our Facebook page, we will be featuring our slab of the week!  Follow us on Facebook for more countertop material and color inspiration!


How to Choose Countertop Color