The 3 Coolest Bathroom Countertops for 2021

Bathroom countertop trends are always changing. For many years, bold and brash were in style, colors that were eye-catching, loud, and bright. That’s no longer the case in 2021.

This year, many are in the market for a calming feel to their bathroom. Since it’s such a highly frequented room, people want it to exude serenity and peace rather than sensory overload.

In most cases, the bathroom is the first room that you enter in the morning and the last room you leave at night. When waking from a good night’s sleep and preparing for a restful night, you want to be in a room that gives off a soothing vibe. After reading this article, you’ll be more informed on what you can do to create a more low-key atmosphere for your bathroom.

Even when there’s a whirlwind of activity happening in the bathroom, we want to make sure there’s always a calm, cool, and collected home base that you can focus on—the countertops and their styles. You might be surprised at how highly they can impact the feeling of a room.

This article is here to give you a list of the three coolest bathroom countertop materials, including colors and patterns of these materials that can boost your cool aesthetic even further.

Read on for our three coolest contenders when it comes to creating a bathroom that helps you relax and unwind.


Granite is arguably the most popular countertop material on the market right now. It’s durable, which means that it’s resistant to stains, heat, and liquid. And every slab is unique; the granite slab that you have for your countertop is different from anyone else’s across the entire world.

The main reason that granite helps create a calm and soothing atmosphere is its color. It comes in a variety of patterns and styles, but many people are most familiar with the gray hues that granite is known for.

Since gray is a neutral color, it brings a sense of coolness to the room. Granite is also known for its black and white shades, which are neutral as well. It doesn’t command attention by boasting a bright and shiny color—instead, it commands attention by simply being stately and classic. With a neutral-toned countertop and white cabinetry, your kitchen will remain a calm place to be.

Here are a few granite colors from our showroom that we recommend for a neutral-feeling bathroom:

  • Glacier White
  • Viscon White
  • Sienna Bordeaux
  • Negresco Honed
  • Black Pearl


Marble is a high-end luxury stone that gives off an air of sophistication and class. It involves a bit more maintenance than other natural stones, but the beauty that it provides is always worth it in the end.

Marble also comes in a variety of neutral colors, making it a great choice for a cool bathroom, but Marble Granite World’s key reason behind marble’s coolness is its veining.

The veining in marble is the subtle accent that flows freely through the countertop, adding detail onto a smooth and neutral surface. Much like granite, each and every slab of marble is different, which means that the veining is different for each slab as well.

To create a cool bathroom, you could choose a neutral-toned shade of marble—and in order to bring a small bit of warmth to the room as an offset, choose a warm tone for veining.

Here are a few shades of marble from our showroom that we recommend for peaceful bathrooms:

  • Statuario
  • Calacatta
  • Carrara
  • New Super White


Since quartz is an engineered stone, it requires less maintenance than granite and marble. It’s durable, resistant to both heat and staining, and doesn’t require resealing since it’s a nonporous stone.

Choosing the correct countertop edge to partner with your quartz countertop is a great way to create a cool feeling in the room. We recommend pencil-round and ogee edges, which are two smooth and rounded edges that will bring an air of calm to any bathroom.

When it comes to quartz styles in our showroom that we recommend for a peaceful atmosphere, check out these options:

  • Bianco Calacatta
  • Miami White
  • Eternal Marquina
  • Gray Pearl
  • Alpine Mist

Choose Your Cool

If a cool bathroom is what you’re looking for, then look no further than granite, marble, or quartz for your countertops. To see how these materials can work for your home, give us a call or head into Marble Granite World to check out our showroom.