We are remodeling our kitchen, our cabinets are honey oak and we would like to use granite on our countertops but we are not sure what color to go with, light or dark. We will be buying all stainless steel appliances and our flooring is travertine color ( 18 x18 ), wall paint is “butter cream” (which is between cream and soft yellow color). The colors that we are looking at are golden sand, tan brown, and black galaxy. Do yo have any suggestions as which granite color would go well with our colors and would compliment our kitchen once everything is installed? – Tina
Hello Tina. I always suggest a darker color with stainless steel but with your honey oak cabinets and the travertine floors I think you should consider Baltic Brown or Verde Ubatuba. Both of these color look incredible with stainless and I am sure you would like the total combination when it is all done. These are also more timeless combinations that will not go out of style.
Have just installed cherry cabinets, brown stain with black glaze. Have all black appliances, black crown molding, black Kohler sink, satin black faucet. Opened wall to dining room and have a patio door and kitchen window. So we have plenty of light. Have a sample of Saint Cecilia, but not sure as we get to a final choice. Love the red tones and gold in my decorating. But in the future, want the granite to go with the next trend. Thanks. – Karen
Hello Karen. No way would I suggest Santa Cecelia. I know it has the cranberries and the light gold color, but too boring and track-home like for your stylish cabinet color and fixtures. I wish you told me how high the ceiling is in your kitchen and what color the floor is but I am going to assume an 8 foot ceiling and golden oak wood floors.
If that is the case and since you like the gold flavor, go with either Juperana Persa or Ferro Gold. The only think I don’t like about Ferro Gold is that Arizona Tile seems to have a lock on it and charges too much. I really recommend Juperana Persa to complete the timeless and elegant look of what you started.
Hi-We are building a new house and I am putting African Ivory Granite in the Kitchen -counters and island. I am looking for granite to put in my bathroom and they suggested a remnant of silver cream. I have a long vanity that drops down and the walls will be in a latte color, floor tiles neutral with a touch of gold. Do you think that granite (silver cream) will be too busy in my bathroom? If so, do you have some other suggestions? Also, there is another small vanity in a separate room for my husband that will also need a top. Should I give him that top and do something different on mine or stay the same.
Hello Michelle. I don’t think I would mix Silver Cream Granite with Latte walls. You need some more color. I really think it would look better to add a light yellow or red to that room. I suggest Giallo Ornamental if you want to keep it simple, and Delicattus if you want have more fun. If you feel really bold, go with Red Dragon. Each would be very complimentary. You can see swatches of each on www.GraniteStock.com or by searching on the internet elsewhere.
For the Silver Cream in your other bathroom, just look at the remnant carefully. It is a very nice granite but sometimes has bad areas. If it is a remnant, then it was not an acceptable part of someone’s kitchen. Check it out and if you like it, great!
We want to put granite in our master bathroom countertop(double sink) The walls are sage green, the cabinets are honey Oak and tiled floors are Terra Cotta rust/orangish. My husband thinks “Maduri Gold” would be nice?? The granite salesperson said that sometimes Maduri Gold could be yellowish and NOT want the sample we saw……I think something with greenish hue…What about Seafoam green?? I am afraid of it looking to Kitchen or macsuline for our bathroom and the kids countertops? Can I use white sinks? Crome faucets?? Thanks for any advice you can give me!! – Nahid
Hello Nahid. Madura Gold definitely has a range of shades and you would need to examine the actual slab that will be used. You should always see the piece used regardless of the color you choose. I do believe the Madura Gold would be to colorful unless it matched your floor colors exactly. I think you have lot of warm tones from the floor to the top of the vanity cabinets and you the top should transition the room to the cool wall color.
Consider the following colors: Verde Marinace, Cactus Green or Costa Esmeralda. You can see these colors on www.GraniteStock.com. The only gold I would recommend is New Venetian Gold because you need to hit the cabinet color right on target to go gold. Again, see actual slabs before making any purchase.