Sure, there are a lot different options that homeowners have when they’re selecting countertops for their new kitchens… But, there’s only one that homeowners go to more than any other, and we’re almost sure it doesn’t need any introduction… We’re talking about granite, of course!
There’s a lot to love about this countertop material. On a practical level, it’s one of the most durable choices out there, capable of standing up to an incredible amount of wear and tear. More than that, though, there’s just something beautiful and luxurious about the way that granite countertops look. No matter how small, large, expensive or inexpensive the kitchen is, granite countertops always yield an aura of luxury to the space.
However, choosing granite for your kitchen isn’t just as simple as saying, “I’d like some granite countertops!” There are a lot of different kinds of granite, colors, edges, and things of that nature to choose from.
So, we’ve decided to collect 24 examples of beautiful kitchens that have granite countertops that completely complement the overall look of their kitchen spaces. By checking out these examples, you should learn everything you need to know in terms of choosing the right granite countertops for your home’s kitchen.
1. Serene White
Here, predominantly white granite has been used. Notice how the white and grey tiles of the backsplash complement the countertops. Beautiful!
2. Similar But Different
Note how in this kitchen the effect is largely the same. However, the granite countertops have more grey notes, which adds a bit of contrast to this white kitchen design.
3. Moving Out
This kitchen design takes things a step further by using a black granite countertop of the center island. Notice the drama that doing this imparts to the space.
4. Full Contrast
While the white granite on white cabinets look is plenty beautiful, there’s something to be said for using darker granite with white cabinets. One gets a much better sense of dimension.
5. Farmhouse Luxury
If you’re splitting the difference between a farmhouse style and a luxurious feel, then you might try granite countertops that have more green notes to them. It adds a lushness that works wonderfully
With granite, you have to think about how the edging fits into the design of your kitchen. Here the simple rounding works perfectly for the kitchen design’s decidedly contemporary styling.
7. Black and Brown
When you’re getting dressed for a night out, you definitely won’t be wearing black with brown. However, granite counters with black notes and brown cabinets can work wonderfully together in your kitchen design.
By using the same dark granite for both the countertops and the backsplash, this contemporary kitchen design achieves a wonderful level of dimension and depth.
9. Modern Excitement
To create a deliciously modern look in your kitchen, you may well consider going with a black-and-white color scheme. Note how well the black-and-white granite works in this example.
10. Up and Down
When you use granite countertops in your kitchen design, it’s important that they achieve balance with the space. Note how the color scheme of the granite is mirrored in the wood beams and wainscoting of the ceiling here.
Some people want a kitchen design that feels lush and inviting. If this sounds like you, then consider using thicker slabs of granite for your countertops.
12. Accent Notes
When pairing your granite countertops with your cabinets, pay attention to accent colors in the granite. Not how the brown splotches in the granite here match beautiful with the antiqued color of the cabinetry. Wonderful!
13. Cabin Feel
When you’re looking to have a cabin-like feel in your kitchen design, granite countertops with a greenish hue can work wonders!
14. More Edging
The intricate detail of the cabinetry of this beautiful and airy kitchen is perfectly complemented by the detailed edges of the granite countertops.
15. Blending Materials
With the general countertops in this kitchen having a subdued look, the vibrant granite of the center island really stands out. By doing this, it underscores the breathtaking view.
16. Expanding Possibilities
Granite comes in all kinds of patterns and colors! Check out how beautiful the rose-colored granite of the center island works with the black cabinetry here.
17. Expanding Patterns
As much as you should consider color for your granite countertops, also be sure to consider the pattern. Look at how the grain of the granite used here adds wonderful spark to this black-and-white kitchen design.
Try to imagine this kitchen with a blander countertop choice; when you do, you’ll realize just how much the richness of the granite contributes to the overall look.
19. Unique Touches
There’s something very cool that’s been done here. Check out the stainless steel countertops in the back, and then check the edges of the granite countertop for the island.
20. Inspiration Elsewhere
In this example, check out how the drapes around the kitchen table have been selected to match up with the granite countertops. Doing this really adds a sense of cohesion to the space.
With the granite countertops of this kitchen having a more subdued pattern, this homeowner has elected to have a more ornate backsplash. The effect is striking.
22. Varying Thickness
The thicker (but same color) granite used for the center island of this kitchen design, along with the rough edges, has a subtle but charming effect on the feel of the space.
23. Sunny Days
If you want a kitchen design that always feels bright and inviting, consider using granite that has a yellowish hue. Look how wonderfully it works in this space!
24. Think Outside The Box
Granite is more versatile than many homeowners realize… How about this granite sink, here? Remember this as you plan the granite countertops for your own kitchen design.