When it comes to choosing a material for one’s kitchen countertops, there’s one material that homeowners reach for than any other… We’re talking about granite, of course! And while you may have dreams of granite countertops for your kitchen, it’s important to understand that there’s more to granite than meets the eye.
As a matter of fact, there are a number of different kinds of granite you can use, granite of different colors and with different patterns. Granite that’s been rounded on the edges, and granite that’s been smoothed. Simply put, there’s a lot to think about when you’re putting granite countertops in your kitchen!
In the 15 examples that follow, we’re going to show you some absolutely gorgeous kitchen granite countertops. We think you’ll see the breadth of options available to you, and maybe you’ll find the inspiration you need to select the appropriate countertops for the kitchen of your dreams!
1. Two Tones
Going with a different color granite for your center island can be a great design choice, especially in a white kitchen. Also note how the rounded edges of the granite countertops help to soften the square aesthetic of the cabinets.
2. Color Coordination
Between the cabinets and the backsplash, it’s clear that this kitchen wants brown, brown, and more brown. Note how the cream granite countertops help to soften and lighten the effect.
3. Black and White
When you’re going to include a light blue color scheme in your kitchen design, a black-and-white flecked granite can be an excellent choice for your countertops.
4. A Natural Look
Bare wood can be an excellent choice for creating a natural feel in your kitchen. When you do this, you might consider a forest-green granite to further accentuate the effect.
5. The Antiqued Effect
When you opt for an antiqued cream color for your cabinetry, a granite that contains flecks of brown can be an excellent choice, as it yields an almost coffee like look.
6. The All-White Effect
Much like the first example, this kitchen opts for two colors of granite for its countertop. Here, though, the effect is inverted, with the light granite of the island creating a cool white vibe for the space.
7. With Black Cabinetry
A darker granite with flecks of brown can also work excellently in a kitchen that features dark-brown or all-black cabinetry. Notice how it brightens up the space just enough here.
8. A Rosier Side of Things
Attempting to create an almost rustic vibe, this kitchen design makes use of a rosy granite for its countertop. This serves to brighten up the space, and the choice is also an excellent contrast for the dark hardwood floor.
9. Polished Black
Another counter-intuitive way to add a sense of brightness to your kitchen design is to pair white cabinets with a polished black granite countertop that features high gloss.
10. Sexy Black
There can be no doubt that black granite countertops are a sexy choice for a kitchen design. This is especially true of the granite features an attractive pattern as the countertops in this example do.
11. Sleek and Contemporary
Those looking to infuse a sleek and contemporary vibe into their kitchen designs might consider going with thinner slabs of granite for their countertops.
12. Rough Edges
You have to admit that the rough edges of the granite countertops in this stunning kitchen work perfectly given the wood beams soaring overhead.
13. Black and White
If you want a kitchen that exudes a masculine sensibility, then pairing black-and-white granite countertops with black cabinetry is an excellent place to start.
14. Making Unique Choices
A granite countertop doesn’t need to merely be a granite countertop. You can use this material to create an incredibly unique sink, too!
15. Setting the Edge
Remember, once you’ve picked a color of granite that’s going to work with your kitchen design, you need to consider the edge. The way that the granite edges are shaped will go a long way toward determining the vibe of the space.