Picture this – new granite countertops for the new year. What could be better? Granite is a customer favorite for kitchens. However, choosing which color is best for your home can be challenging because granite comes in so many color options. That’s why our expert team has put together some tips for choosing the perfect granite countertop colors. Continue reading to learn more.

WHY GRANITE?

Homeowners have used granite countertops in their kitchens for years. And today, granite remains a preferred choice for homeowners and homebuyers alike. According to a 2019 report from the National Home Builders Association (NAHB), 58 percent of homebuyers desired granite or natural stone countertops in their kitchens. 

Natural stones, like granite, are known for their strength, durability and wide variety of colors and textures. Granite comes in hundreds of colors, and each slab of the material is unique, providing a one-of-kind look to your countertops. Furthermore, granite is stain-resistant, heat-resistant and scratch-resistant. If you would like to learn more about if granite is the right pick for you and your home, check out our blog, What Type of Countertop Suits Your Home? 

HOW TO CHOOSE GRANITE COUNTERTOP COLORS FOR YOUR HOME

Since there is such a variety of colors for granite, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to narrowing down one slab as your final pick. Don’t be! Below are a few tips that you may find helpful when selecting your granite slab:

  • Select your appliances, fixtures and cabinets first. Selecting your granite countertops will be simpler when all other accents are chosen first. To learn more about pairing your cabinets and countertops, read our blog, The Do’s and Don’ts of Matching Countertops to Cabinets.
  • Pick out the primary color in the countertop first and match it to the most dominant color in your kitchen. If it seems too dark, try picking out the veining or accent color instead.
  • Take everything into consideration, including the granite’s texture, color and pattern. If the design in your kitchen is busy, a muted granite with less design may be a better choice. And if you’re looking to use your countertops as the main centerpiece, then a whimsical pattern may be a better selection.
  • Choose your edging. We offer various edging options at Bad Lizard to achieve your specific look and style, such as straight-edge, bullnose and bevel.
  • Hide seams. If you’re looking to use granite for long counters, you may need more than one piece. And although seams are standard in kitchens with larger and longer countertops, some homeowners may be opposed to it. When it comes to granite countertops, the best way to hide seams is color choice. Darker countertops hide seams the best, whereas light and medium-toned seams are harder to hide. 

COMBINATION INSPIRATION

When it comes to cabinets and countertops, some pairs simply look great together. Some tried-and-tested granite countertop colors and kitchen cabinet pairings are:

  • White granite countertops with cherry wood cabinets create an eye-catching look.
  • Black or gray granite countertops with light wood or white cabinetry make for a clean, modern design.
  • Brown or beige granite countertops work well with various cabinet and kitchen styles.
  • Rare red or blue granite countertops with light-colored cabinets create an exotic look. 

GRANITE COUNTERTOP SURFACE FINISHES

The granite countertop surface finish you choose can completely transform your granite, and it also allows you to add a bit of your style to your countertops. There are different granite countertop finishes, but the most common are polished, honed and leathered. Rarer kinds of finishes include caressed and flamed. Read our blog, Common Types of Granite Countertop Surface Finishes, if you want to learn more about granite countertop finishes.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR GRANITE COUNTERTOP AND ITS FINISH

Although granite is highly durable, it is not indestructible. Like in nature, the edges of rocks are more susceptible to damage. Scratches, cracks and even chips can happen if the countertop is not maintained correctly and with quality materials. 

You may eventually notice etches in the sealer coat of your natural stone countertops. This etching can cause the countertop’s surface to look dull. However, if the surface beneath the sealer coat is in good condition, you can reseal your countertops to bring back their shine. 

If your kitchen countertops need resealing, contact Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz. We are the premier countertop supplier and installer in West Virginia. Our team can professionally reseal your countertops with commercial-grade sealant and have them looking shiny again in no time. Learn more about sealing your countertops here

CHOOSING GRANITE COUNTERTOP COLORS | BAD LIZARD GRANITE & QUARTZ

At Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz, you can select granite countertops from West Virginia’s largest indoor gallery! You won’t have to worry about receiving small samples and choosing your favorite countertop without seeing it in person. We provide our customers with a large selection of stone slabs to choose from for their next project. Due to our extensive selection, we are confident that we have enough options for every customer that walks through our doors.

Additionally, our indoor showroom protects our slabs from UV rays, so there is no need to worry about your potential quartz countertop receiving too much sun exposure. When you come to visit us, you and your Bad Lizard consultant will be allowed to navigate our facility safely. 

If you have any questions about using granite in your kitchen or want to look at samples and need help finding the perfect material for you, contact our countertop specialists at Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz at 304-472-6483 or info@badlizard.com. Our team takes pride in helping our customers find the stone option that best fits their wants, needs and budget. 

Additionally, each week, we feature new slabs we get in on our Facebook. So follow us there for countertop material inspiration!

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