Kitchens nowadays are equipped with all the modern gadgets and appliances we can imagine, and an espresso machine or food processor is already a standard for many contemporary kitchens. But when it comes to other kitchen elements, especially major ones such as kitchen worktops, the time-tested material is still the best. We’re talking about granite, of course – the natural stone which has proven its worth over time. If you want your kitchen to stand out and be functional at the same time, then a granite worktop is an excellent choice. But the granite worktop needs to be the right colour as well. So what’s the ideal colour for your kitchen granite worktop? Here’s how to best decide.
A thousand and one colours
The best aspect about granite is that, since it is a natural stone, there are literally hundreds – and even thousands – of colours and hues to choose from. In fact, no two granite slabs are exactly alike. Although two granite slabs may be similar in colour, hue, or pattern, there may be a few minute differences.
The colours of granite are incredibly diverse. Some of the most popular colours for granite worktops are white, off-white, black, grey, and brown, but there are also some granite worktop colours such as pink, red, yellow, green, and blue. You can easily distinguish a granite worktop from another worktop material, such as quartz, in that granite worktop colours are less bright and more subtle in hue. If a worktop is in a bright, intense red or bright, striking yellow, chances are that it is a quartz worktop rather than a granite worktop.
Here’s what you should do to choose the right colour
If you are unsure of what colour to choose for your kitchen granite worktop, there’s one rule of thumb to remember: select a colour which has been time-tested. In other words, don’t go for the ‘trendy’ colours, unless you want to change your granite worktop after only a few years. You are, after all, installing a granite worktop with the expectation that you will use it for a long time – decades, even. So with this in mind, choose a colour that is a classic – a time-tested and proven colour such as beige, brown, grey, white, or black. Granite worktops, especially granite worktops London from J.R. Stone, are an investment, and you would want them to look elegant and classic for years to come.
Another aspect which will decide the colour of your granite worktop is the colour or theme of your home. What particular hues make up your living area, dining area, or even your exteriors? If you have a lot of wood in your home, you may want to choose a granite worktop colour which compliments this as well. Good luck, and happy choosing!
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