Tips for Choosing Granite Countertops

Choosing the color of your granite countertops is a project. Lighting and cabinet color can drastically affect the type of granite you should choose. There’s a lot that goes into choosing the color also. Looking at showrooms is a good start. Get granite samples or samples of the wood in your kitchen to help you compare and see which ones look the best.

Granite Countertops

Start researching granite countertops to get ideas for your own kitchen. Deciding on what kind of finish and look is a major to-do. Researching what’s available to you can also help you figure out a budget. The better quality and finish you use, the more it will cost. It’s best to think about this early in the process so that you know what colors to limit yourself to or what brands to look at. Bull-nosed granite is a good example of the glossy finish but high price tag. It does look great in many kitchens though!

Color matching with your cabinets and kitchen countertops is important. You want to make sure the colors match when everything is complete. Granite is the hardest and most durable stone. Because it is in high demand and features unique colors, its price tag is higher than average. Choosing the best granite can add value to your home. If you have medium brown colored cabinets you would want to consider a white, beige, or grey granite. If you have dark brown cabinets, green would offset them nicely. Cherry cabinets look great with a granite called Uba Tuba, which is a dark grey/black mix granite. It also goes nicely with white cabinets but then again any granites will usually match white. A lighter cabinet color would go with a darker granite. Speaking with a professional can help you find the perfect color and get you samples that you can compare to your kitchen.