Granite countertops add value to your home, but if the lighting is poor, it is hard to appreciate any selection. When choosing colors, consider the kitchen’s lighting. If your kitchen has little or no natural light, select granite that has a significant amount of white or gold, or lots of light-colored specks. Dark colors like deep blue, mahogany and black look best in areas that receive substantial light. Track and pendant lighting make good lighting options to enhance the beauty of the stone
If you would like to check for a specific color or to match a color, let us know the color you are looking for or upload a picture and e-mail it to us. We will send you the most up to date color options available or let you know about any future shipments. Visit our showroom to see our display of popular granite colors. Bring a cabinet door or other samples to help you visualize how a granite countertop can contribute to the overall look of your room. For customers who have trouble deciding how to put their kitchen or bathroom project together, Granite Countertop Warehouse ® now offers design assistance for countertops, tile, cabinets, paint, appliances and fixtures. Making a good selection for countertops requires an eye for detail. Ordering a slab and hoping for the best is an expensive risk. When selecting granite, take color samples of the cabinet finish, wall paint, flooring, and kitchen appliances to the showroom. Take pictures of those items if a sample isn’t available. Place the samples on or around the granite to get a good idea of what the decorating combination would look like. Dark cabinetry like cherry wood, with black granite, may overpower the kitchen. For an old-world look and feel, choose a light to medium beige granite speckled with browns, greens and yellows. Go darker with emerald pearl granite from Norway that is mostly dark green with flecks of gold, pink and gray. The convenience of shopping online for granite is tempting, but it should not replace seeing the stone with your own eyes. Fine color patterns are difficult to photograph and the subtle differences in shades and textures may be missed. Even shopping in-store poses some challenges for color selection. Granite slabs of the same color and classification often vary greatly. Once you have chosen your preferred overall color, such as black, brown, blue, green or yellow, ask to see samples within that color subset. Get the color you want by choosing your own slab directly from the manufacturer.