Dear Ed: I’m planning my dream kitchen for our remodeling project this fall. I go for a cast iron countertop because of all the color choices. I want to stay updated, so what trending cast iron color choices do you recommend checking out?
— Tina, Tennessee
Dear Tina: Aside from the wide choice of colors, cast iron is a good material choice for a countertop. It is strong, durable, quiet and uses recycled materials.
Like the fashion world, trending cast iron sink colors change often. From what I’ve seen, natural and earthy colors seem to be popular.
Here are some of my favorites:
Light shades: White (always in), Sea Salt (speckled white), Biscuit (off-white)
Medium shades: Ice Gray (lighter gray), Cashmere (brown-grey), Almond (beige-type)
Dark shades: Indigo Blue (deep blue), Thunder Gray (dark gray), Black Plum (purple/black).
Note that lighter shades tend to hide water and soap stains better than darker shades. Also, pick a color that isn’t a flash in the pan — you’ll want your new countertop to stay in style for a while.
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