Incredibly durable, quartz is one of your most affordable options for kitchen countertops. While marble and granite are most often installed in large, cut-stone slabs, quartz — a naturally abundant mineral — is combined with a binding material like resin to form solid countertops.

Quartz kitchen countertops check a lot of boxes: virtually maintenance-free (they never need to be sealed), available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and, as we mentioned, affordable. It’s an especially appealing option if you love to look of marble, but don’t love the cost and its tendency to stain.

Ultimately, quartz is the perfect pick if you’re after high style on a tight budget, or if you have kids (read: frequent messes) but don’t want to sacrifice style. Check out Pinterest’s prettiest quartz countertop picks, and see for yourself.

White Quartz Countertops

Brittanicca Quartz gives this kitchen island a bold, marble-like look.

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Check out this kitchen that pairs Brittannica Quartz with a striking blue subway tile backsplash.

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Cambria Quartz, a more subtle marble-like quartz, pairs beautifully with a glass tile backsplash.

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This white quartz kitchen island blends in nicely with the different textures and shades of white in this kitchen, including the white brick hood.

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Ella Quartz is one of the more popular patterns of quartz out there, for its subtle take on marbling. Look how nice these countertops look with the wood cabinets and floors!

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Gray Quartz

One of the terrific things about quartz is that you can get it veined and patterned, like marbles or granites, or smooth, like this pretty gray countertop.

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Another example of gray quartz countertops paired with stainless steel and white.

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