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Selecting the Right Color Granite Countertop

Unlike selecting the right paint color, which can be changed with relative ease, settling upon the most suitable granite countertop can be an extremely personal—and generally long-lasting—decision which may cause some homeowners a bit of undue stress.

While serious thought certainly needs to be paid to what you like, as well as what works best in the space, it doesn’t have to be something that you lose sleep over.  Plain and simple, choosing the right color often starts with having a general understanding of not only what you want your space to look like, but how you want it to feel like as well.

For example, if you’re going for a vibe that’s a bit more modern and elegant, opt for a darker color which can be paired with lighter cabinets.  This is also a good choice if you’re dealing with a room that features large windows that can provide a steady supply of natural light.  In rooms that are already somewhat dim to begin with, dark countertops may make things feel a bit too heavy; however, if everything else in the room has a light feeling, a deeper-colored counter will not only add a clean line to break up the room, but will also add some depth as well.

On the other hand, lighter countertops work particularly well if you have light-colored tiles on the floor, as they can produce a very welcoming, somewhat rustic feel.  If you’re going for a summery or beach-like vibe, this should definitely be a consideration as a cream or light-brown granite will bring an open feel into the room.

With this, pay attention to what types of lighting fixtures or hardware will also be in the space since you’ll want to make sure the design has a smooth flow.  If your hardware or lighting is extremely loud or unique, you might want to think about selecting a more neutral granite color to create some semblance of balance in the room.

Still, it’s important to note that granite countertops are similar to an expansive centerpiece, in that they’re not meant to blend into their surroundings.  Yes, you’ll want to make sure that the color fits with the general style of the room; however, don’t be afraid to select something that speaks to you and makes the space feel alive.

If you’d like to learn more about how to select the right granite color or you’d like to be referred to one of our vendors for further assistance, please feel free to contact me.  I’d love to be of service.

Mirko Attolini | CRES Builders Corp. | www.CRESBuilders.com | 770-983-4698