We are remodeling our kitchen and replacing the countertops with granite. Our new cabinets will be cherry with a chocolate dark brown stain. I have smooth, tan 8″ tile on the floor and stainless appliances. I am SO confused as to what would be a good granite color choice with the cabinets and appliances. I am drawn to the tan/brown/gold/beiges – but would like some black in it also. I have samples of New Venetian Gold, Tropic Brown and Gallo Ornamental. I have plenty of sunlight from a southern bay window and a window over the kitchen sink. My kitchen is not small – but not huge either. I will be putting in a tile backsplash. Pleae tell me what you think of the samples I have and give any suggestions as to others that would look good. I have been looking for several weeks and need to decide on something this coming week. Help!
I would not suggest Tropical Brown with your color combination as it does not pull the cherry color very well from your cabinets. It also tends to ‘feel hot’ with Southern sun exposure. If you really like the darker color granites, I would recommend looking at Tan Brown Granite for a better palette. Stainless appliances are a must with dark colors like these.
The Giallo Ornamental is to pale yellow and has a silver flecks in it that would not go well with the floor or the cabinets. This is one of my favorite granite colors but better suited with golden oak or white cabinets.
The Giallo Veneziano is the better choice. It has the garnets minerals that will compliment the cherry and the tone of the gold/brown color will go well with the chocolate stain in cabinets and the floor. This is one of the most common colors but for good reason. I really think this is good choice and time should be spent finding the right slabs because this granite varies quite a bit between suppliers.
If you can spend a little more money and would like to see some veining in the granite, consider Millennium Dream Granite. I think that would be beautiful too.