Choosing a countertop material for your own kitchen remodel or new construct is a big choice. I often encounter clients with a mental block when it comes to making a determination on the numerous factors, like colour and border detail. Furthermore, when the countertop barrier is over, then there is cabinet selection.
I enjoy granite and use it often because of its durability and its earthy colours that add amazing texture to your kitchen. I have a few favorites I have worked with over the years. These granite choices get my stamp of approval because of colour, motion and their flexibility in complementing different cabinet styles. Have a peek at these countertop choices and how they seamlessly blend with either painted or stain-grade cabinets to create winning combinations.
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1. Bianco Romano
Bianco Romano with painted cabinets. I suggest this granite when I have a homeowner who desires that classic white kitchen. This granite works great with pristine white, warm white or beige cabinets. Furthermore, nickel or oil-rubbed-bronze hardware works good with all the colours of the rock, including white, cream, gray and also a profound bordeaux.
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Bianco Romano with stain-grade cabinets. Due to the white, beige and gray palette, this granite works equally as well with stain-grade cabinets. I’ve seen it work beautifully with walnut and moderate oak.
2. Seafoam Green
Seafoam green with painted cabinets. This granite is simply beautiful. The color of green is earthy, with gray and brown undertones. You will find fantastic markers in the rock that seem almost geometric to me. This granite works with painted cabinets and satin nickel hardware. I prefer this rock when it’s polished.
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Seafoam green with stain-grade cabinets. If you’re seeking a rustic or earthy sense of your home, this is a fantastic combination. Insert oil-rubbed-bronze or aluminum fittings for your best lodge experience.
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3. Costa Esmeralda
Costa Esmeralda with painted cabinets. I first came across this granite once I had a homeowner ask me to make an ocean palette throughout the house. This granite is between green and blue, and of course will vary from batch to batch. The green-blue of the rock blends perfectly with sandy white cabinets and nickel hardware and fixtures.
Costa Esmeralda with stain-grade cabinets. It is equally stunning with stain-grade cabinets, for a masculine and warm appearance. This granite works especially well in light-filled kitchens; the sun highlights the stone’s complex coloring.
Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home
4. Total Black
Absolute Black with painted cabinets. That is my idea of a classic kitchen. I adore this conventional appearance of white cabinets and Absolute Black granite, which looks fantastic polished or honed. Painted cabinets in many colours pair perfectly with this granite countertop nickel, chrome or oil-rubbed-bronze fixtures and hardware appear terrific.
Absolute Black with stain-grade cabinets. Another classic appearance that can feel rustic or contemporary. I love Total Black with medium oak or walnut. Rift-cut oak also has a fantastic transitional appearance.
5. Typhoon Bordeaux
Typhoon Bordeaux with painted cabinets. Among my favourite granite choices, Typhoon Bordeaux comes in cream, gray, brown or brick red. It is the ideal choice for a light kitchen which has red undertones in the flooring. This granite really can vary from batch, from subtle brick-red veining to strong waves of brick red. Try it with cream or beige cabinets for a warm, light-filled kitchen.
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Typhoon Bordeaux with stain-grade cabinets. I’m a sucker for warmth, so this combination really appeals to me. The brick red and browns in this granite countertop pair beautifully with walnut, oak, cherry and mahogany cabinets. It works nicely in Spanish homes that contain Saltillo floors. The deep crimson and brown at the granite and the rustic charm of contemporary design are a match made in heaven.
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