Finding the right granite colors for your home just got easier
Granite has made beautiful countertops for decades and remains a symbol of luxury and sophistication. Durable and elegant, granite adds a true new look and feel. With thousands of granite colors to choose from, maybe the thought of finding the right granite colors for your home sounds overwhelming. The first step is to become familiar with the different groups of granite, sorted by color. Then as you visualize, the fun part of your dream renovation can go into full swing.
Granite color categories
First of all, let’s take a closer look at the granite color categories. Granite is normally grouped into 10 basic color families of either brown, black, beige, burgundy, green, gray, white, yellow, or red. The most popular granite color is black, probably because it represents a timeless and classic look. It is important to note that if you have a small kitchen space or dark floors and cupboards, black counters will make this space appear smaller. Any of the darker colors are best paired with lighter cupboards and floors to make them stand out. Lighter countertop colors such as white, beige, and yellow open a room, giving it an airy, inviting feel. Light colors look great in contrast to darker cabinets and floors.
Another breakdown is granite’s three basic patterns of speckled, solid, and marbled. Speckled granite shows a lot of variation in color and texture. Solid granite has slight variations in pattern, and marbled granite displays an even transition between color and texture. In addition granite can come in two typical finishes — a high-gloss or honed finish. Today more homeowners go for granite that is as unique as they are, with dramatic veins and patterns in a variety of colors, textures and patterns.
Most of all, once you have found some colors and patterns you like, you can more clearly begin to see which ones fit both your home and unique style. The right granite colors will be a lifelong joy that will greet you every time you walk in the door and will wow your friends too. With so many choices the sky really is the limit.
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