Choosing granite color
January 8, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are building a new house, and one of my last decisions is the color of the kitchen granite. The cabinets are maple with golden stain and black glaze. The island is black stained bead board. Should I do all the same granite on island and cabinets? Lighter or darker? I need to stay with the type A granite.
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Stefanie Zanow- Kitchens Plus
I not sure if this is part of the A group where you're supplying the granite but black galaxy would look great. I would keep it the same on the island as well as the perimeter to make the kitchen balanced. The black will be a great contrast and the golden tones in it will have the right enough touch for the cabinet color and the impact the island needs.
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Each fabricators listing of A level materials varies. You may be limited to the Santa Cecilia or Giallo lines to stay with your color tones.
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I chose a different color for my island and have always been happy I did, breaks things up some. Absolute black would be nice for your main counter and then a cream would be pretty for your island (something within the A group).
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You will never regret a lighter granite. It's a time trusted classic. My sister did something similar; black countertops and creamy White Island countertop. 2 years later...out with the black, replaced with the creamy white used on her island. Kitchen visually flows better. If you want black, I would use it as a color accent on an island or cabinet.
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