The Many Decisions choosing Granite Countertops

In the past, granite selections were limited to local quarries, but today's homeowner may purchase granite products from around the world. Incorporate this durable product into your home by adding granite countertops. The granite's pattern and color pulls together all the style components of your kitchen.

Gather All Materials

Making a good selection for countertops requires an eye for detail. Ordering a slab and hoping for the best is an expensive risk. When selecting granite, take color samples of the cabinet finish, wall paint, flooring and kitchen appliances to the showroom. Take pictures of those items if a sample isn't available. Place the samples on or around the granite to get a good idea of what the decorating combination looks like. Dark cabinetry like cherry wood with a black granite may overpower the kitchen. Get a light to medium, old-world look with beige granite speckled with browns, green and yellows. Go darker with an emerald pearl granite from Norway. This product is mostly dark green with flecks of gold, pink and gray.

Visiting Showrooms

The convenience of shopping online for granite is tempting, but it should not replace seeing the stone with your own eyes. Fine color patterns are difficult to photograph and the subtle differences in shades and textures may be missed. Even shopping in-store poses some challenge for color selection. Granite slabs of the same color and classification often vary greatly. Once you have chosen your preferred overall color, such as black, brown, blue, green or yellow, ask to see samples within that color subset. Get the color you want by choosing your own slab direct from the manufacturer.

Consider the Lighting

Granite countertops add value to your home, but if the lighting is bad, it is hard to appreciate any selection. When choosing colors, consider the kitchen's lighting. If your kitchen has little or no natural light, select granite that has a significant amount of white or gold, or lots of light-colored specks. Dark colors like deep blue, mahogany and black look best in areas that receive substantial light. Track and pendant lighting make good lighting options to enhance the beauty of the stone.

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Choosing the right granite is an important decision and challenge for homeowners while doing their kitchen remodeling. The granite selection has become ever more challenging given the present day availability of numerous granite colors in the American market.

When so many colors seem to go well with your kitchen, how do you pinpoint one color and say, “That is my granite”? You need to coordinate the cabinet, granite, floor color, and other aspects of your kitchen to achieve your desired result. We suggest you bring a sample of your cabinet door and floor if available, and a picture of the kitchen to match to the granite.

The number one coordinating element to your granite should be your kitchen cabinet color. This is why you should bring a sample of your cabinet when you visit to select their granite. The ideal coordination is to select a granite that contrasts enough with the cabinets and the natural speckles should have the hues of the cabinet color. It is not uncommon to have the opinion that the cabinets and the granite should have the exact same color, but this might create a big mass of the same color, which may result in an undesirable effect.

Examples of Granite Countertop Pairings:

Neutral colored maple cabinets in medium brown can be paired with beige, white, or grey colored granite. Titanium granite can go so well with any light to medium colored cabinets.

Dark brown cabinets can be matched well with green colored granites such as Labrador Green, Lemon Ice, and Costa Esmeralda granites.

Honey colored cabinets can be complimented by granites such as Typhoon Bordeaux and Netuna Bordeaux.

Cherry stained cabinets go very well with Typhoon Boreaux, Uba Tuba, and Verde Peacock granites.

If you have medium to light colored oak cabinets, we suggest a contrast colored granite like Indian Coffee Brown, Tan Brown, Black Pearl, or Silver Pearl.

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