Every kitchen is different, which makes selecting granite for your kitchen countertops such a personal decision. But while choosing one type of granite over another should incorporate some modicum of personal preference, there are certain factors that should also be considered to ensure you select the style and color that will make your kitchen look its best. So here are some tips to get you started on picking out the right granite for your kitchen countertops.
Go Light or Dark
The first step to finding the best granite is by deciding whether you need to go light or dark. This decision can sometimes be made easier based on the color of your cabinets, but choosing light over dark is also dependent upon the size of the kitchen. If your kitchen is on the smaller side, you are most definitely going to want a lighter color in there than something dark. Not only will it make the room feel bigger but it can also enhance the natural light that comes in, which is important to do if your kitchen doesn’t get much of it.
When you’re considering the granite you should factor in the color of the granite top itself and the color of the veining that runs through it. You could go with a darker color granite that has light color veins and marbling, which would also work in a smaller kitchen to make it appear larger. Darker granites are a good choice for modern kitchens in contemporary homes, particularly those with white or light-colored cabinets.
Matching the Cabinets
As we mentioned, the cabinets are going to play a substantial role in choosing granite countertop colors. But there is more than one way to go about doing it, the first being the most obvious in that you could match the color of the granite to the color of your cabinetry. Choose white cabinets with white granite, brown cabinets with brown granite, and so on. You could also contrast a bit by selecting granite that matches the color of the veins to your cabinets. So if you have white cabinets you may want to select brown granite that has white marbling set within the surface.
Selecting Two Colors
Some homeowners prefer having two different color combinations offsetting one another in the kitchen. This is a particularly appealing choice for larger kitchens that have ample room with which to take advantage of installing two colors of granite together. You might use one color for the perimeter of the room and another color on the island in the middle of it. Selecting the right colors will still have a lot to do with the color of your cabinets, especially with the perimeter countertops, but using the color of the veining as a way to combine the two granite choices can result in a beautifully finished kitchen.
NEKA Granite Marble Quartz has a full range of colors to match any cabinet color and kitchen décor. So, give us a call and we’ll find the right granite countertop to give your kitchen a unique look.