In addition to this great collection of images, I also want to highlight Cambria's release of a new line of colors. In the past, I haven't loved Cambria surfaces because of their uniformity and sometimes unnatural look. I'm now a lover, however, and can't wait to use some of their new colors/patterns in a future design project. A little fun fact about Cambria is that, unlike granite and marble, its quartz composite surface is completely non-porous, making it NSF certified. This means that the surface doesn't allow liquids to penetrate, thereby reducing the risk for stains and bacteria growth. Additionally, Cambria doesn’t require sealing or on-going maintenance to protect the surface--how easy is that? Here are a few of my favorites from their new collection:
The photo doesn't do it justice, but this one, called Windermere is a great greeny-gray with some pretty umber accents throughout. It has subtle movement, and a fossil-stone look to it. I would love to see it with white rift-cut oak cabinetry, or in a classic white painted kitchen.
I like Minera for its sparkle and bit of "edge". It has the industrial look of concrete with some glam, mirror-like flecks in it
Called White Cliffs, this one is outstanding. Its the purest white I've seen in a quartz surface, and has such a clean crisp quality to it. Great for that modern kitchen or bath that demands beautiful simplicity.
This photo doesn't look like much because the sample isn't showing it in its full back-lit glory. Yes, they've come up with a quartz surface that has an onyx-like quality, and can be lit from behind to achieve a gorgeous amber glow. See a lighted version here.
Well, those are my favorites, and I think Cambria has done a terrific job of engineering a look that is natural, timeless and unique. See the entire collection here.