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So you want to transform the interior of your home? There are many ways to make changes at home. Painting the walls, getting new furniture, replacing the floor, and redecorating are all ways to change the design of your home. In this article, we will discuss how you can improve the look of your home with granite countertops.
Granite countertops are incredibly elegant surfaces. These countertops are usually found in the kitchen or bathroom of the house. The vast range of different granite colors can make choosing a color for your home design easier than ever! Are you worried that you may not be able to match any granite color to your home? Don’t get caught! The information we provide in this article can help you make the decision.
The kitchen is the heart of the house because it is where we eat with our family and friends. Kitchen countertops are used several times a day, so do yourself and your family a favor and make them beautiful! When deciding on a type of granite color, you need to be familiar with all the different colors and designs.
Here is a list of the most common granite designs
Marble Granite – Marble granite countertops give a natural look to the more modern looking granite. The solid colors of the granite tend to look more modern, while the marble granite shows a more rustic atmosphere.
Spotted granite – The speckled granite counters make the kitchen look sleek and professional. When added to stainless steel appliances this granite design adds just the right amount of texture to the kitchen.
Solid granite – Solid granite countertops add a glossy look to the kitchen. These countertops are often used in modern home designs, as they look like one solid color from a distance but up close they have an intricate stone pattern.
Next is a list of different granite colors for kitchen countertops
Dark Brown Granite – If your home design has a natural and earthy decorative theme, you should consider using dark brown granite. The dark color hides fingerprints and smudges which makes this color great for families with children. The dark brown granite blends well with the rest of the kitchen, while adding a subtle earthy tone.
Black Granite – Black granite countertops are used in more modern kitchen designs. The combination of black granite and stainless steel creates a contemporary look. Black granite usually has shimmering speckles that add character. These sleek shimmers make the black color sparkle.
White granite – Although white granite shows dirt and debris more than any other color, it adds an elegant look to any kitchen design. White countertops are also the most common in modern decoration. It is practically impossible to find a pure white granite countertop. Most shades of white have flecks or streaks of gray or light brown. These marks add character to the countertop.
Colored granite – Installing colored granite can be a daunting task. How will you ever know which colors will match your home design? This is why granite samples are important in the process. Looking at a wide range of different granite color samples will help you make your decision, but you will be surprised to find that more colors will work with your design than you originally thought.
Now that you have an idea of the different colors and designs available for transforming your kitchen, it’s time to get to work. Do some research and narrow down your options to three of your favorite colors, then go from there! If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to a new kitchen!
Laurel is a representative of Oldcastle Surfaces, a granite countertop company located in the southeastern United States. Laurel loves to share her expert advice on choosing granite colors for home design.