There is a lot to like about using granite for your kitchen counter. It is durable, it looks great, it is easy to clean, it can stand up to heat, and much more. However, there is another advantage to using granite that is often-overlooked – it is available in an incredible number of colors. No matter what kind of décor you are trying to achieve in your kitchen, there is almost certainly a granite shade that will match perfectly.
While having so many options is a great advantage, it can also be a challenge as well. Specifically, how do you pick from so many choices? You could easily drive yourself mad looking at sample after sample while trying to make a decision. If you are thinking about installing a new granite counter in your kitchen, use the tips below to guide your color-picking process.
Lights and Darks
Before you get into specifics, first decide whether you would like a dark shade or light shade for your counter. Based on the rest of the design in your kitchen, this first choice should be pretty easy. Most people will opt to use the counter as a contrast from the rest of the room. For instance, if you are using dark paint or tile on the walls, you will likely want to pick a light counter, and vice versa. Deciding on either light or dark right off the bat will cut your list of options in half – a great start to the process.
Play It Safe
Generally speaking, you don’t want to get too ‘crazy’ with your granite selection. If you pick a color that is well outside of the traditional spectrum for countertops, you might find that you quickly grow tired of your new counter. Since this is a costly investment, the last thing you want to do is replace your counter after a short period of time because the color has gotten old.
Also, another advantage to playing it safe is the protection of your investment from a resale perspective. You may wish to sell your home one day, and the kitchen is going to be one of the most important aspects of that sale. If you pick out a granite color that won’t appeal to a wide audience, you may find that you need to replace it before you can get great offers for your house.
Work with a Pro
It is hard to picture exactly what different colors will look like when they are installed in your kitchen – so consider working with a design pro who can offer valuable advice based on previous projects. Having the guiding hand of an expert will be comforting and will give you confidence as you prepare to spend thousands of dollars on this project.
To learn more about granite countertops and to find out exactly what colors are available for your upcoming job, please feel free to contact Stone World today. Thank you for stopping by our blog, and we look forward to working with you soon!