8 Inspiring Quartz Kitchen Island Ideas

From simplified prep to ease of entertaining, the island life is one we can get behind. We’ve rounded up these quartz kitchen island ideas to help you plan your dream space.

Written by:Angela Johnson

A quartz kitchen island creates a beautiful focal point, inviting spot to gather, and smart storage solution. It’s no wonder it’s one of the key elements in some of our favorite kitchen layouts. From simplified prep to ease of entertaining, the island life is one we can get behind. We’ve rounded up these quartz kitchen island ideas to help you plan your dream space.

Bright white kitchen with a title wall backsplash and Swanbridge quartz countertops

1. Create a Fresh Focal Point by Choosing a Bold Color for Your Kitchen Island Quartz Countertop

A rich and opulent alternative to granite countertops, Helmsley™ offers regal style without sacrificing performance. Paired with greige cabinets and a Fairbourne™ perimeter, this Cambria kitchen island stands out with intriguing contrast and luxe texture.

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A big kitchen with center island made of cream cabinets and topped with Cambria Hemsley quartz countertops.

Cambria Helmsley, a captivating granite alternative, creates a dramatic focal point when paired with Cambria Fairbourne in this sophisticated kitchen by Jonathan Williams Kitchens.

2. Pair Blue Cabinetry with Cambria Summerhill™ for a Quartz Kitchen Island with Coastal Flair

Embrace a pop of color and bold countertop movement for your quartz kitchen island, as in this stunning space by John Kraemer & Sons and InUnison Design featuring Summerhill.

Open kitchen, dining, and living area with Summerhill quartz island kitchen countertops

Cornflower blue cabinets and Summerhill countertops create a fresh coastal look for this spacious kitchen island.

3. Choose a Double Waterfall-Edge Quartz Island with Brittanicca™ for Beautiful Movement from Every Angle

A double waterfall kitchen island maximizes the powerful movement of Brittanicca, a stunning white and gray quartz marble-alternative design.

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A gorgeous white kitchen with a double waterfall island topped with Cambria Brittanicca quartz countertops.

Brittanicca makes for a gorgeous double waterfall island in this space by Michael Paul Design + Build.

4. Make a Statement with a High-Contrast Quartz Kitchen Island

A matte black island base contrasts with a high gloss Swanbridge™ quartz countertop for a perfect execution of a black-and-white kitchen palette in this space by AFT Construction and E. Interiors. Warm up a high-contrast quartz kitchen island with plenty of texture, such as rattan stools and sprigs of greenery.

Bright white kitchen with a title wall backsplash and Swanbridge quartz countertops

This high-contrast kitchen features Swanbridge countertops, rattan stools, and herringbone backsplash. Photo by High Res Media.

5. Pair Brass Accents with a Gleaming White Quartz Kitchen Island for Effortless Glamour

Scandinavian simplicity meets mid-century modern in this space by Crush Collective featuring a White Cliff™ quartz waterfall kitchen island, sculptural chandelier, and brass details.

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A clean white kitchen featuring a tan brick wall, open shelving, a big window, and white quartz kitchen island made from Cambria White Cliff.

White Cliff, Cambria’s purest white quartz countertop design, makes a pristine kitchen island. Photo by Spacecrafting.

6. Pair a Neutral Quartz Kitchen Island with Fun Floral Stools

A neutral palette in your kitchen allows you to play with pattern and color through your décor. We love the endless summer vibes created in this kitchen by Grace Hill Design and Gordon James Construction, featuring vibrant floral stools at an Ella™-topped kitchen island.

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Upholstered kitchen island stools featuring a floral print surrounding a dark brown kitchen island topped with Cambria Ella quartz countertops.

Upholstered kitchen island stools offer a vibrant floral pattern in this white and gray kitchen featuring Ella countertops.

7. Opt for a Coordinating Cambria Backsplash to Complement Your Island Countertop

A Cambria quartz backsplash is a great way to extend both the beauty and benefits of your countertops. A design with bold movement like Brittanicca deserves to be showcased at multiple angles, as seen in this Hamptons-inspired kitchen. The coordinating quartz backsplash makes the kitchen island a stronger focal point and offers the added perk of easy-clean convenience (no tile grout to scrub!).

Explore another kitchen with Brittanicca backsplash and island in this cozy modern house.

A kitchen island and backsplash featuring Cambria Brittanicca quartz.

Pops of turquoise and a Brittanicca backsplash help to showcase the beauty of the kitchen island countertop in this space by Erin Botz of Great Neighborhood Homes.

8. Choose a Distinct Cambria Quartz Design for Your Kitchen Island to Complement Your Perimeter Countertop

Two-toned countertops offer sophisticated style and allow your quartz kitchen island to take center stage. This elegant space features a white kitchen island with Bellingham™, a luxe granite alternative, paired with a perimeter of Fieldstone™, a dark gray quartz. Need ideas? Check out these Cambria countertop pairing selections to get started. Have other designs in mind? Cambria recommends complementary designs for any quartz countertop you’re considering.

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A white kitchen with Cambria Bellingham quartz kitchen island featuring three navy blue bar stools and eye-catching gold light fixtures.

A Bellingham island takes center stage in this kitchen by Toronto Interior Design Group. Photo by Gillian Jackson Photography.

[Updated on 12/05/2023]

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