Granite is a material that never goes out of style. Over the years, its popularity as the natural stone of choice for countertops, bar tops, backsplashes, and other home surfaces has only increased.
Why is Granite Such a Classic?
Granite conveys a sense of luxury and individuality that is instantly attractive to homeowners. It’s exquisite to look at, and when it’s sealed, it is highly durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean. Granite is also extremely versatile and comes in a vast range of colors. Granite is also valued for its uniqueness. Because it is a natural stone, each slab has unique characteristics that can never be precisely duplicated. When you choose granite countertops for your St. Louis kitchen, you are guaranteed to get a result like no other.
Choosing a Color and Pattern
Once you have decided on granite countertops, your next task is to select the stone. With hundreds of different patterns and colors to choose from, this part might be a bit overwhelming at first, but it’s all up to preference. Working with a designer can help a lot, as once we understand your style and ideas, we can narrow it down for you, so you only have a few to decide between.
Granite can come in an astonishing range of hues, including black, brown, beige, white, grey, blue, green, pink, purple, red, and even gold. It is this incredible rainbow of variety that makes granite so versatile and well-loved.
Neutral and earth tones give warmth and elegance to your space, while flashier colors provide a bold pop and an artistic sensibility.
When making your choice, think about the design of your kitchen. Will your granite countertop be your kitchen’s star attraction? Or do you want something more subtle that will complement another feature? Are you designing your kitchen around your granite countertop? Or do you want something that will blend in with what you’ve already selected? And finally, what is your style? Are you contemporary, rustic, mid-century modern, or ornate?
With these things in mind, your kitchen designer and contractor will be able to point you in the right direction. The final decision is, of course, yours to make.
To guide you on your granite countertop journey, we’ve compiled a few of the most popular granite countertop colors right here.
- Black Galaxy. This beautiful stone is reminiscent of a dark, starry night. Its solid, jet black base is shot-through with clusters of copper-colored flecks and would pair beautifully with white cabinets for a minimal, yet eye-catching effect.
- Ubatuba. This color has been a popular choice for many years. It has subtle complexities that go well with every style of kitchen. Its striking dark green background is speckled with gold, brown, and green.
- White Ice. With veins of grey, beige, and black scattered across a steely-grey backdrop, this granite is cool and understated. It would pair well with a modern-styled kitchen and offers visual appeal without overwhelming your space.
- Bianco Nero. Now, this granite is truly a showstopper with its broad swathes and swirls of black and white. This stunning, high-contrast stone is sure to be the centerpiece of your kitchen.
- Santa Cecilia Light. Santa Cecilia has a base of soft cream accented with splashes of yellow, gold, burgundy, and black. Options include Santa Cecilia Real, which has a slightly darker and more saturated hue. Its pattern is interesting but is still gentle enough to complement a minimalist kitchen.
- White Tiger. This flashy, warm-toned granite is true to its name. With a beige base streaked with lightning bolts of gold, dark brown, and burnt sienna, this granite has the pattern of a tiger, accented with gleaming white spots. This stone is a unique piece of art and will wow your friends and family for years to come.
- Monte Carlo. Another subtler stone, Monte Carlo is an elegant grey granite that would be well-suited to a contemporary or monochromatic kitchen. Its light grey base is enhanced by strands of black and blueish-grey veining and flecks of beige.
- Mosaikus. This lovely granite is reminiscent of pebbles drifting in a stream. It’s a dark slate-grey with spots of lighter grey and white sprinkled throughout and is sure to complement any style of kitchen.
It’s easy to see why granite is the countertop material of choice for so many homeowners. Its beauty and uniqueness are unparalleled.
If you want to go with granite, but you’re not sure where to start, reach out today. We’re ready to help you make all the tough decisions.