Choosing a countertop for your kitchen can be a fun and eye-opening experience, especially when you realize how many incredible choices there are. You'd be amazed how many clients have told me they didn't want granite because "it all looks the same." Boy, were they in for a surprise!
Inspiring Colors: Hot red granites swirling with black and
gray veins... peaceful blue granites patterned like waves of sand...
deep green granites with sparkles of translucent quartz and silvery
mica.... These are the works of art that await you, if you're
willing to look for them.
Traditional Favorites: Looking for something a touch more conventional? You'll find that too. Patterned beige, gold, and brown granites blend well with just about any color scheme. There are also perfectly black granites, others with copper-colored accents, and even white granites that look like vanilla ice cream with caramel swirls!
Granite Galleries: Below are the color selections for granite countertops, grouped into 12 color groups. With literally hundreds (even thousands) of granite countertop options to choose from, and with no two granite slabs alike, the possibilities are virtually endless.
Staying Neutral: Cream-colored and beige granites are a
traditional favorite and blend well with a variety of kitchen color
schemes. I encourage many of my clients to consider beige granite as
a safe yet beautiful choice for their kitchen remodels.
Popular Picks: Some of the more well-known colors in this category include Colonial Cream, Crema Bordeaux, Giallo Ornamentale, Giallo Santo, and Santa Cecilia Light. You should be able to find samples of the more popular granite colors at a granite yard near you.
Granite Gallery: This is a collection of black granite colors,
featuring more than a hundred choices for your inspiration. Scroll
down to see more.
Versatility: Black granites fit equally well in both traditional and contemporary kitchens. Regardless of style, a black countertop can add a luxurious feel to your kitchen without forcing you into a particular color scheme.
Pros and Cons: Many of the darker granites are extra dense and less likely to absorb stains, which can make them easier to maintain. That said, dust and crumbs can stand out and black ants tend to disappear on the surface, so keeping the surface tidy can be a frequent task. If you've ever owned a black car, you know that awesome looks do require a bit more TLC.
Top Choices: Popular black granite colors include Absolute Black, Black Galaxy, Black Pearl, Cambrian Black, Impala Black, India Black, and Titanium. You can see samples of some of these popular granite colors at just about any slab yard in your area.
Important Caveat: While black granite tends to be more consistent than others, most granite varies quite a bit from batch to batch.
Feeling Blue? This gallery of blue granite countertop colors
features nearly 200 choices for your design inspiration. Scroll down
to see the collection.
Stay Cool: Blue granite colors are highly popular for the unique beauty they add to a kitchen color scheme. From the reflective flashes of blue minerals embedded in dark granite to the cool waves of light blue quartzite, there are few choices more exotic or more likely to spark a conversation in the kitchen.
Popular Options: Top picks in this category include Blue Pearl, Sapphire Blue, Volga Blue, Blue Eyes, Blue Bahia, Bros Blue, Blue Fantasy, Bahama Blue, Dynamic Blue, and Louis Blue. You may see samples of the most popular blue granite colors in a granite slab yard near you. Several of these colors are rather exotic, so mind your wallet!
Perfectly Browned: This collection of brown granite countertop
colors features a huge number of options for your kitchen idea file.
Scroll down to see the gallery...
Earth Tones: Brown granite is a frequent choice among my clients for its rich tones and neutral color. Some of these granites have streaks or speckles of black minerals surrounded by a brown background, while others feature highlights of silver, white, or translucent quartz. From light tan granite to dark burgundy-brown granite, this collection includes them all. Every one of them is 100% natural (no man-made fakes here).
Traditional Favorites: Well-known options in this group include Baltic Brown, Tan Brown, Giallo Veneziano, Tropical Brown, Autumn Brown, Ivory Brown, Carmel Brown, Labrador Antique, and Coffee Brown. If you want a closer look, you can stop by any local granite slab yard to see samples of some of these popular brown granite colors in person.
This treasure trove of golden granite countertop colors includes
over 300 choices for your design inspiration. Scroll down to see the
Rich Tones: Golden granites have been consistently popular with my clients. The colors are often warm and bright and look very natural in most kitchens. Some of these granite varieties have veins of black or burgundy minerals embedded in a golden background, while others are jeweled with silvery mica, white rock, and translucent quartz. From light and airy golds to dark and elegant tones, this collection includes virtually all of the golden granites available in the world today.
Designer Favorites: Some of the most popular choices in this gallery include New Venetian Gold, Madura Gold, Kashmir Gold, Sunset Gold, Golden Beach, Golden Crystal, Key West Gold, Delicatus, and Santa Cecilia, among many others. If you can locate a granite slab yard in your area, head on over to see samples of these popular granite colors in person.
Quick Caveat: It's important to remember that granite is 100% natural, and therefore the patterns and background colors can vary significantly from piece to piece, even among granites of the same name. I always urge my clients to reserve their slabs in person to be sure they know what to expect when the granite is installed in their kitchen.
The Gray Area: This collection of gray granite countertop colors
includes nearly 200 choices from around the world. Scroll down to
see the gallery...
Setting the Mood: Gray granites are incredibly popular in contemporary and transitional kitchens. Shades of gray can add a professional, sophisticated look to most kitchens. Many of these colors are simple and subdued, while others are quite dramatic, formed by incredible waves of granitic magma. From modest and unassuming patterns to swelling shades of silver and black, this photo album features almost all of the gray granite colors on hand in the world today.
Reliable Favorites: Some of the more well-known choices in this gallery include Grey Pearl, Impala Black, Cosmos, Luna Pearl, Silver Cloud, Silver Galaxy, White Leopard, and White Wave. If you're interested in viewing these colors up close, you can stop by any local granite slab yard to see physical samples of some of these popular granite colors in person.
My Advice: Granite is completely natural -- formed in the earth -- and so the veining and backgrounds can vary quite a bit from slab to slab. Be sure to reserve your slabs in person to see exactly what will be installed in your kitchen.
Top Choice: Green granite countertop colors are incredibly
popular in today's kitchens. This gallery includes nearly 300
options to inspire your kitchen design. Scroll down to see the
extraordinary selection of green granites below.
Setting the Scene: The color green can add a fresh and relaxing atmosphere to any kitchen. Since we see much of this color in nature, green countertops can bring a stimulating and sometimes tropical quality to the room. Like a leafy tree, mossy brook, or grassy hill, green granites are reminiscent of the peace and tranquility we find in God's creation.
Amazing Variety: Some of these granites consist of pleasantly understated patterns, while others have spectacular flashes of blue mica suspended in waves of green and black stone. From simple and subtle patterns to astonishing works of art, this photo album includes virtually all of the green-colored granites thus far discovered in the earth.
A Natural Choice: Green granites are exceptionally fashionable these days. Some of the most wildly popular colors in this gallery include Ubatuba, Verde Butterfly, Peacock Green (aka Verde Peacock), Tropical Green, Verde Labrador, Verde Lapponia, Emerald Green, Silver Sea Green, Verde Marinace, Verde San Francisco, and Verde Fire. I also love Seafoam Green, Vitoria Regia, and Costa Esmeralda, which many of my past clients have selected during my time at Signature Designs.
Peace of Mind: Granite is entirely natural, and therefore the patterns and colors can vary significantly from piece to piece. For peace of mind, make sure to see the slabs in person prior to selecting any material for your kitchen. Since no two slabs are alike, remember to keep your options open and enjoy the search!
Pretty in Pink: This collection of pink granite countertop colors
features nearly 200 options for your design idea file. Please scroll
down to see the gallery.
Soft Tones: From light pink granite to darker mauve and lavender granites, these colors can add a beautiful and romantic atmosphere to your kitchen. Some of these granites have streaks or spots of pink minerals surrounded by a gray or black background, while others feature highlights of white, cream, or silver. It's incredible to imagine how many pink rocks you can find naturally in the earth!
Popularity Contest: Pink granites are fairly fashionable, especially paired with white or cherry-colored cabinets. The more popular colors in this gallery include Lady Dream, Sunset Gold, Paradiso, Rosa Beta, Typhoon Bordeaux, Fujian Pink, Almond Mauve, White Piracema, Sunset Red, Juparana Tobacco, Rosy Pink, Anxi Red, Yongding Red, Shidao Red, and Diamond Pink. You should be able to find some of these colors at a local granite slab yard if you want to see them in person.
Keep in Mind: As natural stones quarried from the earth, granite countertop colors can vary greatly from piece to piece. Two granites with the same name might look completely different if they were pulled from different parts of the quarry.
Clothed in Purple: This collection of purple granite countertop
colors features some of the most beautiful rocks ever discovered. If
you can picture purple in your kitchen, scroll down to the photo
Fit for a King: From soft lavender tones to darker purple granites, these incredible colors can add some regal elegance to your kitchen. Several of these granites have waves of violet minerals surrounded in black rock, while others boast highlights of beige, blue, and white intermixed with purple. Luxurious!
Designer Favorites: Purple granites come in a variety of shades, and are more popular than one might expect. The top colors in this collection are Dakota Mahogany, Violetta, Aquarius, Ibere Crema Bordeaux, Indian Mahogany, Majestic Mauve, New Mahogany, Paradiso Classico, Paradiso Dark, Swedish Mahogany, Wild Chianti, and Wild Sea. It's amazing how much purple has been hidden for us in nature!
Red Rocks: This gallery of red granite countertop colors features
over 120 options for your design inspiration. If you're ready for
some red in your kitchen, scroll down to the granite collection
Making a Statement: Red granites come in a variety of shades to fit almost any personality. From deep and rich burgundy granites to brighter hues, these fiery colors will add a powerful and energetic attitude to your kitchen. Some were clearly formed with waves of molten red minerals intertwined with black rock, while others have highlights of white, blue, and silver in the foreground. Awesome!
Hot Colors: Some of the most popular choices in this gallery include Iron Red, Red Dragon, Balmoral Red, Eagle Red, Imperial Red, Karelia Red, Maple Red, Missouri Red, Multicolor Red, Capao Bonito, Royal Red, Ruby Red, Sunset Red, Bordeaux, and Juparana Bordeaux. If you can find a local granite slab yard, you should stop by to see samples of some of these popular granite colors in person.
Bright Idea: This collection of white granite countertop colors
features a wealth of options for your kitchen design inspiration.
Scroll down to see the granite gallery below!
White as Snow: From brilliant white granites to subdued off-white hues, these light colors will brighten up any kitchen, making it feel more spacious and inviting. Some of these surfaces include a sprinkling of reflective minerals embedded in black and white granite, while others feature beige, brown, and gold intermixed in a white background. If you're looking for blue and white granites, please visit the Blue Granites page.
Top Colors: The most popular granite colors in this collection include Kashmir White, Bianco Romano, White Galaxy, Imperial White, Fujian White, Bianco Antico, Viscount White, White Springs, Colonial Dream, Solar White, Ambrosia White, Bethel White, Andromeda White, Delicatus White, and Alaska.
Incredible Variation: Granite is 100% natural, so the background colors, veining, and patterns will vary quite a bit from piece to piece. For example, I have seen some slabs of Delicatus White with large amounts of rust color throughout and other slabs with almost none. Be sure to review the slabs in person before specifying them for your home!
Good as Gold: This gallery of yellow granite countertop colors
contains over 70 choices for your kitchen idea folder. Scroll down
to check out the collection below...
A Ray of Sunshine: From a burst of sunlight in the morning, to the yellow street signs on a mountain road, yellow is definitely known an attention-getting color. From bright and cheery yellow granites to more subdued beige and golden hues, these granite colors will enliven any kitchen and shine a spotlight on your good fashion.
Elegant Variations: Some of these colors feature reflective minerals embedded in gold and yellow granite, while others feature beige, brown, and gray peppered into a yellow background.
Trendy Colors: The most popular granite colors in this gallery include Giallo Imperial, Yellow Icarai, Yellow Capri, Tiger Skin Yellow, Brazilian Gold, Padang Yellow, Amarillo Gold, and Shivakashi Yellow.
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