Kitchen: can I use to different granite colors?
May 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am building a house, the kitchen will have white cabinets and a chestnut-color island. I like how black granite looks close to the white cabinets, but I am not thrilled by the way it looks against the island, can I use light-colored granite for the island? Would it look weird? Thanks for the input!
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HERE Design and Architecture
It sounds kind of busy to me, and I have a fairly high tolerance for stimulating environments.
May 10, 2013 at 10:58pm     
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Kevin Retired Decorator
I've seen that done very often now. But normally done on a painted black cabinet base or a accent color not wood finishes. But then the back splash needs to coordinate well to bring it all together.
May 11, 2013 at 2:43am   
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You generally want the granite in the kitchen to flow and be consistent, you might like to think about putting the dark granite as a splash back? Or changing the colour of the cabinets
May 11, 2013 at 3:03am   
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Stamps Design Services
How about posting the surfaces you are talking about?
May 11, 2013 at 3:10am   
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There are examples of this on houzz so you can get a visual. Have you searched kitchens?

May 11, 2013 at 4:30am   
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Depends on the size and layout of the kitchen.
May 11, 2013 at 5:06am   
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I see that perhaps black granite with pure white granite in the island might work. My kitchen is part of a great room, with an ample "breakfast room" with cathedral ceilings. Very much like this room:
May 12, 2013 at 7:58pm   
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Kathryn Peltier Design
Yes, you can definitely use two different countertop finishes, but you have to be very careful mixing granites. I agree with mafi28 that probably the only way this would work would be to use Absolute Black on one and then something with a dark/black fleck or veining in it on the other. Consider using whatever black granite you want with the white cabinets and then a white quartz (or Quartzite, which is a real stone) on the island.
May 12, 2013 at 9:31pm   
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