Granite is one of the most iconic and precious stones you can decorate your home with. With thousands of varieties and granite colors from around the world, each style of granite has a unique personality and vibe.
Because it is a naturally occurring rock, granite is a great way to bring an element of natural beauty into your space. With hundreds of styles to choose from, you’ll surely find the right granite to fit your aesthetic and functional needs.
In addition to bringing natural beauty into your home, granite is also a durable material that is heat-resistant, making it an even more attractive option for kitchen countertops.
When selecting the perfect stone for a kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity countertops, you should get to know the granites that are most representative of their styles to better inform your decision. Here are ten different examples of the most popular granite selections we offer here at Granite Selection, in a range of hues and shades:
Like a little black dress, black granite countertop never goes out of style. The understated luxury of dark granite adds gravity and sheen to a room.
Unlike Absolute Black, however, Black Pearl has bright, glimmering accents that play in the light and make lovely details close up. Black Pearl goes with everything: light countertops or dark countertops, and any kind of appliances.
Brown, grey, and black flecks broaden the color palette to complement a variety of other decorations and furnishings like natural wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and even houseplants.
Bianco Romano is a classic white granite with grey streaks and swirls that provide texture and depth. This texture can vary dramatically from slab to slab, both in shape and shade.
Lighter examples will go well with bright cabinets and nickel or bronze hardware, where the darker Biancos take well to natural wood. Take your pick.
Costa Esmeralda named after the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia, Costa Esmerelda is as refreshing and lovely as a day in the Mediterranean. From a distance, its pale teal hue is faint and subtle, almost a translucent gray. But when you get closer, this color gives way to a rich suffusion of other blues and greens and yellows blended intricately together. A great choice for an open-air or outdoor kitchen.
Check out one of our beautiful granite projects to see how it looks in a real home.
Another name of a popular granite choice is Typhoon Bordeaux; it has a wild name for a wild style. Typhoon Bordeaux comes in a range of hues, from cream to gray, brown, or even brick red. A light-filled room with red undertones in the cabinets or flooring will bring out the dynamic details in this granite style, which look almost like the planet Jupiter.
Just as the name sounds, Luna Pearl granite brings pearlescent accents into your space for a luxurious, timeless feel. The pattern is a bolder version of marble and it brings a slightly unique feel while still embodying a classic look. Those who are interested in marble should consider Luna Pearl as it features beautiful shimmery flecks that are often seen in marble while still offering the durability of granite.
Santa Cecelia comes from Brazil and it features a light tan background mixed with burgundy and dark grey veining throughout. It is consistently a popular granite choice as it pairs beautifully with white kitchen cabinets. The black flecks sprinkled through Santa Cecelia fade perfectly into the background to appeal to nearly any light kitchen color scheme.
If you’re looking for an incredibly versatile granite, this is it. Perla slabs are known for their cool color scheme featuring a black, white, and grey composition. It is an extremely balanced granite composition with a noticeable yet subtle pattern. It works well in a variety of kitchen styles including the Mediterranean, industrial, farmhouse, or ultra-modern.
Azul Platino has long been one of the most popular granite colors for kitchen countertops. It originates from Spain and it acts as a jack of all trades in terms of versatility. Azul Platino is a low variation gray and white granite slab. It’s the perfect way to add a subtle hint of color without overwhelming the area. Not only is it popular in kitchens, but in bathrooms and outdoor spaces as well.
Butterfly Gold is another classic, versatile type of granite in our Top-10 popular granite countertop choices. It features black and gold flecks combined with large patches of wing-like silhouettes that mimic a butterfly. The accents in Butterfly Beige usually pair well with white, gold, or tan. In some cases, this granite may also have a mossy green finish.
With so many granite countertop color choices at your disposal, it can be difficult to decide which color granite is the best for your space.
If you’re still not sure where to begin, our team at Granite Selection is happy to provide you with more options. As a leading Chicagoland granite supplier, we have over 14,000 granite selections in stock. Feel free to give us a call at (888) 906 3317 or contact us online to learn more about how we can serve you.
Paul Batashev is the owner and CEO of Granite Selection. The company began in 2011 Pay Less for Granite and has been transforming homes since 2011 with its expertise as a kitchen countertop company and manufacturer of fine custom granite countertops.