We will be installing Armstrong’s Waverly cabinets in Toffee and wood floors in our kitchen. I was leaning toward a dark granite with green (perhaps peacock, butterfly or pocono) because I thought a brown granite would be boring and “samey” with the cabinets and floor. Do you agree and what do you think of my choices? Also read on gardenweb.com, these dark green granites can have problems with fissures?
Thank you in advance!
The Green Peacock granite is a nice medium/dark green that would go very well with the Armstrong toffee. Assume your kitchen area is not too small, this granite also has beautiful features that would compliment the upscale look of the Waverly design cabinets and crown. I like that combination a lot.
Light browns would really wash out the room but a color like Tan Brown Granite or Cafe Imperial would look very handsome and would give the kitchen a more subdued elegance as compared to the more ‘BAM’ that Peacock Green would present.
You did not mention your fixtures, appliances and sink color. These cabinets look great with white, cream or stainless. However, don’t go with green granite if you use white or cream. That combination mixed in here will cheapen the décor completely. The Tan Brown Granite with its rich deep
red highlights is perfect with white or cream appliances. If you are going
with stainless, then the Peacock Green is perfect – no doubt about it.
It is true the some deep greens have fissures. Just inspect the slab and feel if any are open to the touch or longer than a couple inches. This is a feature to embrace and not a defect to worry about. Ask if the slabs were resin filled. Do not select them if they were not resin filled at the overseas factory.
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