The photo we pinned of the modern traditionalist kitchen was designed during a project we call the New Hampshire Hilltop Home and has made its way to several Pinterest boards. This popular pin has us thinking about granite countertops, and how to pick the perfect color.
Choosing a countertop is one of the most pivotal decisions during the kitchen design process. Countertops carry significant visual weight and play a leading role in the look and feel of a kitchen.
Whether you go with granite or another material, it’s important to select countertops that are tailored not only to your aesthetic, but your lifestyle as well.
The classic colors and natural beauty of granite are unparalleled. Many homeowners and designers also love granite for its longevity, durability, and heat- and scratch-resistance.
Here are some popular granite colors which happen to also be some of our personal favorites for designing beautiful and timeless kitchens.
If you dream of a classic white kitchen, consider Bianco Romano granite. Pair it with painted white cabinets, and then add a little bit of color with a tiled backsplash or decor. On the other end of the spectrum, Absolute Black granite can create a truly sharp kitchen design. It looks particularly striking when contrasted with white cabinetry or other light neutrals.
You can bring the outdoors in with Seafoam Green countertops. This gorgeous granite adds an organic, earthy feel with a serene green featuring gray and green undertones. The natural geometric-like patterns and variations also make this a popular choice.
Typhoon Bordeaux granite has one of the most complex coloring and veining and has cream, gray, brown, and brick red varieties. Typhoon looks fantastic with beige cabinets and hardwood flooring with red undertones.
With its green, blue ocean-like hues Costa Esmeralda granite is a stone that is calming, refreshing and invigorating. Balance this cool-colored granite with warm, light cabinetry like a sandy-tan.
Which granite speaks to you? What color cabinetry would you pair it with?