The range of what is possible for choosing the most appropriate countertop should coincide with the tone of surroundings, but the top selected can affect the aforementioned tones just as much as vice versa.
So what would work well if the countertop you seek is preferred made from natural materials? Previously, the use of wood was discussed in terms of matching interiors, but what form or “species” would be bona-fide enough to use?
The choices are as varied as the colors they can provide, but one traditional type that is appropriate either light or dark is maple.
For other options, stone material works when the focus of care is top notch. With marble, you’re guaranteed to receive smooth surfacing yet should rely on polishing to avoid stain buildup. This can be caused by cooking oils, coffee, and other food products. With soapstone, according to BobVila.com, ongoing sealing is needed to maintain a good luster. Granite, meanwhile, has a reputation for high demand thanks perhaps to its little need for excessive cleaning or polishing.
What decision is reached on natural countertop choices should come down to several things. Does it fit with what you anticipated? Is price reasonable enough to not be discouraging? And if not, would it be better to go with something less natural?