Need help with granite color!
ksueker
July 31, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are undergoing a partial kitchen remodel and upgrading our laminate counter tops to granite. I need help selecting a granite color that will work with Cherry Cabinets and Light/natural Oak Floor. We are expanding the center island and considering a black rubbed finish. Would love some specific granite colors to go look at.
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zennifer
We just put marinace verde on our cherry cabinets and oak floors and it looks GREAT! We were debating all sorts of greens. Verde peacock is another green that would look nice (but is less expensive). Soapstone in grey or green would look great, too.
July 31, 2013 at 7:32pm      Thanked by ksueker
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Joanne Jakab Interior Design
I would select a rich brown/black that has grey, copper and blue highlights.
July 31, 2013 at 7:32pm        Thanked by ksueker
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zigsbys_kitchen
The Ubatuba/Verde Peackock family is a good choice but many people don't like the green but do like the green they keep in their wallet with those colors. My personal favorite on cherry cabinets is New Venetian Gold (sometimes classified as a Santa Cecilia). This color can have multiple tones of cream and brown but there is also deep red/cherry dots that pulls it all together.
July 31, 2013 at 7:57pm        Thanked by ksueker
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zennifer
Here's our kitchen, btw.
July 31, 2013 at 8:24pm      Thanked by ksueker
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suzanne_m
I flipped your photo:
July 31, 2013 at 10:03pm   
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cathieg
I like this and the colours are similar to yours.

August 1, 2013 at 6:21am      Thanked by ksueker
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industrialing
a lighter maple-like? If you want to go modern, a walnut-stain is a must-have
August 1, 2013 at 9:23am      Thanked by ksueker
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ksueker
Our cupboards and floors are remaining the same color due to budget, if I could start over I love the Walnut stain idea!
August 1, 2013 at 10:12am   
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Stone Interiors LLC
Ksueker-Do you like granites with lots of movement & variation or do you prefer a static & consistent pattern?
August 1, 2013 at 12:09pm   
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ksueker
@Stone Interiors: I do like some movement and variation, but don't want the pattern to overwhelm the kitchen or be too loud. Does that makes sense? I have seen a few slabs that have the side to side wave motion that are very beautiful. I have a hard time visualizing how it will all come together, would love your thoughts!
August 1, 2013 at 12:15pm   
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industrialing
thanks! glad 2 help out
August 1, 2013 at 12:18pm   
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Stone Interiors LLC
Ok here are two different color options....one is static & the other has movement.

1st- Sapphire Blue

This material does have a tight static pattern but features warm browns against a black base tone that will accent and tie in your wood tones. A benefit of the material is it lends itself well to layouts that require seams.
August 1, 2013 at 12:59pm      Thanked by ksueker
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Nancy Walton
Consider Golden sun, that's what I used with natural maple cabs and pinkish tile:
August 1, 2013 at 1:05pm   
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Nancy Walton
This is what the rest of the kitchen looks like
August 1, 2013 at 1:06pm   
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Stone Interiors LLC
2nd- Juparana Fantastico

This photo features Juparana Fantastico but there are others in the Juparana family that can be more brilliant or paler in tone. This material features golds, reds, grey, & black tones and does have a directional veining. This is a material you want to see first hand and discuss with your fabricator the option of a special layout to see if you can capture areas your prefer over others.

From the photo you supplied of your kitchen, I didn't see any other large elements of pattern aka tile backsplash or wallpaper; so I don't think either granite option would be too "loud" for your space. If anything, the granite will add more character to your space!

I hope this has helped.
August 1, 2013 at 1:16pm   
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