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How Do I Select The Perfect Color For My Countertops?


Selecting the right granite counter top color is a personal and ultimately long-lasting decision. Serious thought must be paid to it because, let’s face it, you don’t want to select a white countertop and then realize you should’ve chose gray. Installing a granite counter top is a decision that provides great value, as it’s a home fixture that will last you a long time. So, let’s make sure we get it right the first time.

Dark Granite Kitchen Countertops

If smokey and elegant is more like the vibe you’re going for try out a dark color. A dark counter top paired with slightly lighter cabinets is a classic look. different rooms have different granite counter top color options that seem to work well. In rooms that feature large windows and an ample supply of natural light, a dark counter top can be easily pulled off. Dark counter tops are elegant, subtle, and provide a timeless look regardless of the room. Though, as with dark paint, backsplashes, and wallpaper, dark home fixtures can create a shrinking effect, engulfing the space in shadow, limiting the eye to a degree. That’s why some people like to juxtapose light island counters with dark surrounding countertops. Obviously, not everyone prefers this. Some people simply love the rich look of a dark brown, black, or gray counter tops. There’s no wrong way to go about it. Ultimately it comes down to your preference.

Light Kitchen Granite Countertops

Light counter tops work particularly well if you have white or light-colored tiles on the floor in your kitchen, bathroom, or bar area. A light counter top can produce a very welcoming, rustic feel.

A cream colored or light brown granite counter top often creates a summery or beach-like feel, regardless of the room it rests in. Adding or changing a kitchen backsplash is a remarkably easy way to transform your kitchen.

Obviously, a granite counter top is a centerpiece, so having it blend in anonymously probably isn’t what you want. Making sure that the granite counter top color is complimented by the surrounding fixtures is ideal.


The Granite Depot Team is always ready to provide free consultations to help you with anything from selecting the right granite countertop color to redesigning your entire kitchen.