Granite has a bad rap on this blog, so I thought I would write a post on which granite I think is classic.
1. Absolute Black
Black granite is less pricey than black quartz so if you want black countertops, this is the way to go. Black is my second choice after white quartz with white cabinets because I like the contrast and you still have a wide range of colour options to work with for wall colours, window coverings and accessories.
2. Whitish/Grayish Granite
There are a few in this category, some are pretty and light and some are dark and too murky for me.
This is Supreme White Granite, looks lovely here but also can be very dark and blotchy depending on the slab you end up with.
This is Kashmir White. I’m not crazy about the burgandy marks all over it but they would relate to brown cabinets if you weren’t installing white. Also a good choice with white cabinets.
This is Princess White granite. I had never heard of it until I started searching for white/gray granite. This is the light version and if you search you can find some darker (too blotchy for me) slabs as well.
Remember though light coloured granite is really fragile and also will need to be kept sealed to prevent stains.
I’m sure there are a few more but all fall into this (above) category.
Is this granite trendy? Yes of course, but it’s still more versatile than the rest in terms of leaving you with the most choices for accessories, window coverings and wall colour. And just because it’s trendy doesn’t mean it can’t be considered a classic.
Am I missing any whites/grays? Post a link below if you think there’s more to add.
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