16 Stylish Kitchens With Laminate Countertops

Laminate countertops are an old-school staple that is once again growing in popularity courtesy of realistic patterns that look exactly like marble, soapstone, wood, and more. Fans of retro décor will appreciate that laminate is still available in mid-century inspired motifs and eye-popping colors. Even better, new laminates are more wear-resistant than ever before—when shopping around look for options that stand up to scratches and stains. Here are our favorite laminate kitchen countertops for your consideration.

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    Laminate Countertops Are Affordable and Attractive

    turquoise laminate countertops
    David Benners Architecture

    Turquoise laminate countertops sprinkle on retro flavoring in this contemporary white kitchen in a mountain retreat by David Benners Architecture out of Dallas, Texas. The herringbone subway tile backsplash adds a pop of subtle pattern. The flat front cabinetry is not only stylish but a snap to wipe clean because the doors are smooth and not recessed.

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    Slate Patterned Laminate Countertops

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    Open Door Architecture

    Pink, black, and white are the dominant colors in this cottage kitchen renovated by Chicago based firm, Open Door Architecture. The laminate counters are a matte pattern called Basalt Slate by Formica.

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    Mondrian Inspired Kitchen With Colorful Laminate Countertops

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    Ande Bunbury Architects

    We are head over heels with this Mondrian inspired kitchen by Ande Bunbury Architects out of Australia. Every square inch is customized to the client's taste. The colorful cabinet doors were all hand-painted. Against the wall is a two-tone laminate countertop in red and blue. The countertop below the window and around the sink is stainless steel.

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    White Kitchen With Wood Patterned Laminate Countertops

    Flawless white kitchen with laminate countertops
    Flawless Space

    Wood patterned laminate countertops are the frosting on the cake in this kitchen in a newly built home decorated by Canadian design firm, Flawless Space.

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    Gray Laminate Kitchen Countertop in a Creamy White Kitchen

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    Erotas Custom Building

    In an L-shaped cooking space by Erotas Custom Building out of Excelsior, Minnesota cabinets painted a shade by Benjamin Moore called Ivory White are paired with a gray laminate kitchen countertop. The backsplash is white subway tile. Two schoolhouse pendant lights supplement the recessed lighting. A butcher block kitchen island adds an extra work surface.

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    Gray Laminate Countertops Look Great With Stainless Appliances

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    Fougeron Architecture

    Yes, laminate countertops can look thoroughly modern as shown in this kitchen in an updated Victorian home by California based, Fougeron Architecture. The steely gray counters match the stainless steel appliances while adding a little contrast against the bright, white cabinetry.

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    Red Retro Laminate Countertop

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    Hammer and Hand

    This retro kitchen is brimming with vintage charm. The homebuilders at Hammer and Hand based in Seattle, Washington installed an L-shaped red laminate counter on the right. On the left is a slab of maple butcher block. 

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    2-Tone Laminate Countertops

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    The Chuba Company

    Two-tone laminate countertops with gray tops and wood patterned edges add a striking contrast to this contemporary kitchen by the construction firm, The Chuba Company based in Elk River, Minnesota. The glass mosaic backsplash lends color and texture to the cooking space. The blue walls provide a beautiful backdrop for the crisp, white cabinetry. 

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    Orange Laminate Kitchen Countertops in Contemporary Kitchen

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    Webber and Studio Oculus

    Thick orange laminate countertops make a room-brightening statement when paired with wood laminate cabinetry in this contemporary kitchen by the interior design firm, Webber and Studio Oculus out of Austin, Texas. 

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    Dark, Matte Laminate Countertop Paired With Wood Cabinets

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    Todd Davis Architecture

    A matte laminate countertop in a pattern called Graphite by Formica is combined with wood base cabinets in this lovely modern kitchen by Todd Davis Architecture situated in San Francisco, California.

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    White Laminate Kitchen Countertop

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    Space Craft Joinery

    Here is a bright and colorful cooking space by Space Craft Joinery based in Australia. The countertops are a white laminate with a bullnose edge. The latter is a soft finishing touch that does not have seams like a square edge laminate.

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    How to Install Laminate Countertops

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    M​akendo / Instructables

    Makendo, the thrifty DIY'er behind this countertop tutorial, spotted on Instructables says his laminate countertop project cost less than $400. Initially, he was going to install to quartz until he realized it would set him back a whopping $8,000.

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    Upgrade a Builder-Grade Kitchen With a Stylish Laminate Countertop

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    Flawless Design

    This builder-grade kitchen by Canadian interior design firm, Flawless Design, is anything but cookie-cutter thanks to a laminate countertop by Wilsonart called Graphite Nebula and a luxurious marble subway tile backsplash. 

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    Soapstone Sequoia Laminate Countertops by Formica

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    Scott and Allie Buy a House

    Scott and Allie, the two do-it-yourselfers behind the blog Scott and Allie Buy a House spent less than $1,100 to buy and professionally install their new Soapstone Sequoia laminate countertops by Formica. The counters have a chic Ogee-style edge. 

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    Retro Kitchen With a Wilsonart Boomerang Laminate Countertop

    Retro inspired laminate
    Metaphors Mixed

    We love a good retro kitchen renovation like this one by Meghan Meyer. She is the Florida blogger behind Metaphors Mixed. Her 1950s stove and midcentury ranch house fueled the decision to go vintage-inspired. But the trick was creating a cool cooking space that was not dripping in retro kitsch.

    Going with a Jetson's inspired laminate countertop by Wilsonart called Glacier Boomerang set the vintage tone. To keep the kitchen from feeling dated Meyer opted for several modern features. First, there is the herringbone subway tile backsplash in cream, gray, and blue. While the cabinets look like old metal ones, they are brand-new wood cabinets with retro-inspired knobs. The spanking fresh ceramic sink works with the cooking space's retro appearance, but because it is an under-mount, it adds modern convenience.

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    Formica Calcutta Marble Laminate Kitchen Countertop

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    Amber Tysl

    Amber Tysl, the lifestyle blogger, created the kitchen of her dreams for $5,000. Going with Formica Calcutta marble laminate helped her save big. Her countertop cost less than $620—that's right! Amber could not be happier with her beautiful new surface. She says it is insanely easy to keep clean even when hot glue drips all over the counter.