Choosing The Right Granite Countertop For Your Kitchen

Choosing The Right Granite Countertop For Your Kitchen

Choosing the right color granite for your kitchen is a big and important decision that can be challenging. There are some things you will need to consider when choosing the right color for your granite countertops.

1.   When choosing your granite countertop, you will want to take into consideration the color of your kitchen cabinets, the color of your floor, and the color of your entire kitchen.

2.   To help pinpoint the color of granite countertop that is just right, bring a color sample of your cabinets and floor with you while shopping. If you do not have available samples you can always bring a picture of your kitchen to get a better idea of what colors match and which ones don’t.

3.   Choosing granite countertops that have darker colors will give your kitchen more definition and elegance. You want to choose a color that matches other aspects of your kitchen, but you do not want an exact color match because too much of the same color can be overwhelming and actually make your kitchen unappealing.

4.   Take the size of your kitchen into consideration when choosing a color of granite. White granite countertops can make your kitchen seem bigger than it is and darker colored granite can make your kitchen seem smaller than it is, especially if you have a lot of dark appliances and cabinets in your kitchen already.

5.   Natural colored cabinets should be paired with beige, white, or grey colored granite.

6.   Dark colored cabinets should be matched with green colored granite countertops.

7.   Be sure to visit several granite countertop showrooms before making a decision. There are many colors to choose from and no granite is the same.

8.   Take into consideration the amount of light you have in your kitchen. When choosing granite, the color in the showroom may appear differently in your kitchen due to the amount of lighting, fixed and natural.

9.   More rare colors of granite will cost more than standard colors of granite.