Granite Colors, Patterns, and Finishes
A granite countertop can be found in almost any color including White River Granite (white), Bordeaux Granite (red), New Venetian Gold (yellow/gold), brown countertops, blue countertops, and even black granite kitchen counters. Choosing a color can be difficult with so many choices! If have a favorite decorative item, you can highlight the color in your counters. You can also accent a specific part of your kitchen like the stainless steel refrigerator or copper faucet, in the color of the granite.
Granite counters come in three basic patterns: solid, marbled, and speckled. Solid colored slabs maintain one similar look overall. This is a good option for small kitchens where busy-looking surfaces might make a room feel smaller. Marbled granite looks like marble. It has a smooth transition between color and texture that runs throughout the stone. With this pattern choice, granite can have luxurious look that is similar to marble. Speckled granite has a lot of variation in color and texture. It provides dramatic visual interest and it great for accenting simple cabinets and stainless-steel appliances.
Granite comes in a honed or glossy finish. Honed countertops have a matte finish, which gives granite the appearance of other surfaces. For example, a honed black granite counter can look very similar to soapstone. A highly-polished granite countertop is an excellent choice for small kitchen because the glossy finish will reflect light. This makes a small kitchen feel larger and more welcoming.