There’s a reason why granite is by far the most popular choice when it comes to countertops. It’s extremely durable, scratch, stain, and spill-resistant, and can withstand heat, allowing you to place hot pans straight onto its surface. It’s got one added advantage – the fact that it looks stunning and imparts a luxe vibe to any home.
Quarried straight from the earth, this natural stone comes in an array of colors that make it a conversation starter in any home. Did you know that by just putting some thought into the aesthetics of your countertop, you can bring about a wonderful change and add a touch of glamour to any home? We show you how.
Color Options for Granite Countertops
With granite, the one thing you have to keep in mind is that since this is a quarried stone, while the range of colors it naturally comes in is breath taking, they won’t all be exactly alike. This is, in fact, much of the appeal of granite – the character and uniqueness it brings to the table, or in this case, to your countertops.
The best way to ensure maximum consistency is to get stones from the same quarry. However, you should still be prepared for each slab to have its own appeal and quirks.
This doesn’t take away from the spectacular range of colors the stone naturally comes in; studded with swirls, flecks, and delicate veining that sparkle and catch the light, making your countertops look magnificent. The variety of colors will leave you spoiled for choice.
Ranging from reds to golds, blacks, dark browns, midnight tones like deep blues and greens, or even jewel tones that have enough depth and shimmer to grab eyeballs, each with its own movement and variations, the spectrum of colors is each more elegant than the last.
Whether you’re looking at soft shades, bolder hues, or contrasting accents, the nuance in every slab is astonishing, and irrespective of the ambience of the space, whether it is classic or warm, sophisticated or cozy, quirky or rustic, there’s a shade and slab to suit every home.
When picking your granite countertops, it’s important to see the design and layout of your home and the rest of the décor to ensure it either blends in or contrasts beautifully, depending on the look you’re going in for. Apart from the look, see what feel you want your place to give off. And, of course, the size of the room is a factor to contend with as well.
So, for instance, even if you prefer a dark, sophisticated palette but your rooms are small, your countertop in a deep hue could make the space look even smaller. But play around to see what works.
A white room, for example, could be much enhanced by a dramatic flair that black granite countertops can provide, and in this case, since the black is only restricted to the countertop, the white hue of the rest of the room will ensure the space looks larger even with the dark slab.
Luckily, since granite is stain-resistant, you don’t have to avoid picking a light hue even if your kitchen is busy. Just wipe up spills and messes as they happen, and you’re good to go. Make sure, though, that you take care of any oil spills immediately, as this is one liquid that can stain granite, especially a lighter-hued slab.
So keep this point in mind while picking your color as well. Also, don’t feel you have to be restricted to just one shade, but go ahead and mix it up. You can choose a subtle shade for your perimeter but opt for a bold one for your island.
The other aspect you need to pay attention to is your lighting, as the slab can look different under different lights. So, remember that what looks good under the shop lights might not be the same under artificial or warm lighting, so pay attention to this while picking your countertop color too.
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When it comes to choosing the right color for your countertop, it’s not a decision you can make in isolation as everything from the design to the size and layout of the room as well as the installation of the countertop should to be considered before you finalize your choice.
To do this, you need professionals with the right expertise and the perfect design aesthetic to make the result look just how you envision.
At GranitePro, this is exactly what we excel at. Contact us today to see how we can help you pick countertops in shades that bring out not just the beauty of the stone but also show off your décor to create a vibrant area you will love using and will beautifully enhance the chic, high-end vibe of your home.