what color granite should I use with oak cabinets?
kathyreynolds
April 12, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I am wanting to replace the laminate counter top with granite. Any suggestions?
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emmysa1
Why would you want to use granite? Granite burns too easily & you can't fix it. Plus you have to seal & re-seal every 6 to 8 months. Go with quartz or stone.
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bluenan
I set hot pans on my granite all the time, it doesn't burn or discolor, never stains, and I only seal it when I get around to it, probably every year or so.

If you decide on granite, take a drawer or door to the stone yard for color selection.
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adivra
Granite is stone. Quartz is lovely, too. There are many materials available. The poster seems to asking for help in selecting granite. Bluenan's suggestion is perfect. Any slab yard will have samples to bring home, too.
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Deelee A
I have the same question. I'd be interested in your choice....
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Tess Wakefield
I would too!
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kathyreynolds
Just put it in today! Leatherd kosmus. I found darker colors made the oak look richer. Gold colors brought out the yellow and didn't really look as nice in my opinion.
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Deelee A
Oh wow, that's gorgeous!
0 Likes   May 17, 2014 at 6:06AM
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kathyreynolds
Quite a change! Thank you
0 Likes   May 17, 2014 at 6:41AM
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pmjnh
I have similar colored cabinets and just had Yellow Santa Cecelia Classic granite installed . It really has Caramel ,cream and tiny black streaks. Here is a photo . Definitely take a cabinet door to the granite warehouse as well as floor sample if you can. Good luck!
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pmjnh
Here is a couple more photos
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Jolene
Looks great
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kathyreynolds
Y daughter picked cashmere white and stacked glass tile for a more modern look
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lisask12
Love this. Great choices.
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