If you have made a decision on granite stone for your new kitchen countertop, you have made a very hard-wearing, cost-effective, and attractive choice. Granite will certainly stand the test of time, and provided you stick to routine maintenance and cleaning, you will look forward to many years in the company of your new countertop!
The next decision you need to make is which colour to go for. This is not an easy choice, because there are literally hundreds to choose from, and it all depends on your personal preference, as well as the décor you are choosing for the rest of your kitchen space.
If you need a little in the way of inspiration, here are ten beautiful and adaptable shades to choose for your new granite kitchen countertop.
African red – This warm shade is great for small kitchens, especially when paired with lighter cabinets to create space. If you are going for a black and red shade, this is best for larger spaces. The colour itself is almost terracotta, but has tiny shades of grey and even blue running through it.
Blue pearl – Again, great with cream, white, black, or grey, blue pearl has flecks of blue and grey running through the slab, and is adaptable. This is great for a cool colour palate, and will have a calming effect.
Emerald pearl – This particular colour of granite slab is actually black, even though the name may be slightly misleading! The black background has charcoal and darker grey veins in the slab, and small silver flecks peppered here and there.
Ivory fantasy – This is somewhere between a cream and a beige, with large natural swirls across its length. This is a flexible choice, as it goes well with most other colour schemes, including cream, white, black, grey, or brown.
Boss blue – This is a very luxurious choice, and one that almost looks like the slab is arranged in a diagonal pattern. The background is a mixture of blue, grey, and lilac, with mismatched lines of the same shades running in a diagonal pattern through it. Ideal with creams and whites, this will give a very cool and calming feel to your kitchen.
Black marinace – By choosing this colour and pattern of granite you will have almost a pebble pattern to your countertop. The main colour is of course black, as the name would suggest, but the pattern is white and grey oval pebbles.
Giallo fiorito – Another pebbly pattern, although entirely naturally formed, this particular colour is a mixture of greys, light oranges, browns, and beiges, all swirling together to give a delicious colour palate for your new kitchen countertop. Again, this is a very adaptable and would look fantastic with many other cabinet colour choices.
Rosso marinace – Reds and oranges swirl together, with an undertone of white in this particular shade. The pebble design comes in mismatched sizes, so no one slab will ever be the same as another, and in terms of what other colours this shade would go well with, you could choose browns, greys, whites, or creams. Black would also look great, if you wanted to create an individual appearance.
Labradorite Madagascar – This rather wonderfully named slab colour is blue and grey with flecks running across its length. The flecks almost form large swirls, which when polished up shine in the light. Fantastic with white, grey, black, or cream cabinets.
Absolute black – Finally, we have a classic jet black slab choice, with tiny white flecks running through it. Black looks fantastic on granite countertops, and can be paired with many other decoration choices; the obvious one would be monochrome style, paired with black or cream.