Which Color Granite is Best
Because most granite countertops have been polished and sealed – what you need to consider when shopping for your kitchen is the overall feel of the room. Read on for a beginner’s guide on what color granite counter tops are best.
No shade will appear more elegant than black or dark gray. This timeless classic appears striking and adds a sense of importance to the kitchen. For a traditional feel, pair dark granite with elegant wood cabinets. If you want your space to appear more modern, create contrast with white or even glass cabinetry.
Before deciding on dark stone, be sure that there is ample natural light in the room. Dark colors have a way of making a space shrink, but that is offset by a view of the outdoors. If you are worried about the shrinking effect and don’t have a big window – consider using lighter color granite on your kitchen island. This bold move is not for the faint of heart but does make the kitchen feel larger without sacrificing the elegance of black granite.
Pure white granite is nearly impossible to find. Instead, you’ll find stone with flecks of brown, black, or even blue. White stone countertops immediately bring brightness to a room, giving it a cheery feel. Be careful when selecting white granite and consider cabinets, flooring, and wall color: if the pallet is too pale the room will go from pale to washed out.
We recommend pairing white granite with a dark wood like cherry for a traditional, rustic space. If you’d like something more modern, opt for the full contrast of black cabinetry and link the two opposites with stainless steel appliances.
Beige or Neutral
Neutral granite countertops have unlimited versatility and can be part of almost any design plan. Be aware that they do give a summery feel so consider the complementary elements carefully if that isn’t what you’re going for.
Blue, Green, Red
Congratulations, you’re among the boldest designers we know. Choosing a non-traditional color is a risky move that can provide a huge reward. When selecting colored stone, know that the countertops will be the absolute centerpiece of the kitchen. Reign in the color elsewhere (cabinets, walls, appliances) to make sure you don’t create a space that feels too busy. Nail the look and you’ll have a kitchen worth remembering, miss the mark and your guests will hope they can forget it!
Regardless of color, granite is a big investment and requires proper care to maintain its beauty and its value. Read here for an easy DIY solution to make granite shine.
Let us know what color Granite you have, or which color you'd choose in the comments!