How to Pick the Perfect Granite For Your Home
Are you looking for the perfect granite in your home?
Kitchens are widely regarded as the most important room in your home. Not only is it the centre of your family’s life, but the kitchen is also an ever-evolving space that influences your lifestyle. In more modern homes, kitchens are often larger and serve multiple purposes. For example, many homeowners have comfortable seating areas in their kitchens, as well as storage cabinets and even nooks or spaces for work units. You can now use your kitchen in a variety of ways that work best for you, and it is here to enhance your lifestyle, rather than become an obstacle for it.
Indeed, it is becoming increasingly important to decorate and design your kitchen to facilitate your lifestyle choices, without sacrificing interior style. Creating an aesthetically pleasing kitchen will transform your home into a comfortable and cosy retreat that you will enjoy spending time in.
With this in mind, a particularly fruitful choice many homeowners are opting for is granite in their kitchen spaces. Clean, modern and attractive in aesthetic, granite complements both the concept of functionality and design that we are referring to.
The problem with granite, however, is that there are an extensive array of colours and patterns that are available on the marketplace, which make the designing process that bit more complex. Picking between whites, marble webbing or sparkles seems self-explanatory in nature, until it finally comes down to choosing one type of stone to complement the rest of your home. And when you’re spending that bit extra on something, you want to make it worthwhile.
Fortunately, there are some top interior tips that you can adhere to in order to help you through the designing process. Our experts here at Grosvenor Granite have provided some recommendations of which granites are desirable for your kitchen spaces, taking into account your existing furniture, the dimensions of the room, as well as your own personal interior schemes.
Consider your furniture
Many interior enthusiasts decide on one key element to form the foundation of their kitchen colour scheme. When choosing granite, you should consider two options.
Pick out the primary colour in the granite that best matches the dominant colour in your kitchen – this is typically the colour of your cabinets.
Alternatively, find matching veins or streaks to be incorporated within the granite that matches your existing cabinets/colour scheme. This could be opting for black veins or webbing to mirror your black cabinets. For example, our Terrazzo White Quartz is a great example of this, with the white backdrop extenuating the dark black spots embedded within the natural stone for a striking finish.
This aligned interior scheme will create a seamless and well thought out design that is guaranteed to look aesthetically pleasing!
Go light or go dark?
Evaluating the dimensions of your kitchen space may have an affect on the type of granite you choose within your home. If you have a small kitchen, lighter and brighter colours may be a more fruitful alternative. For a cool, stylish look, opt for light greys like our Flannel Grey from Caesarstone. Taken directly from the Classico collection, this natural stone incorporates a slightly mottled grey for a smooth overall appearance.
To imbue a sense of warmth with the light and airy feel of white, try Absolute White. When you pair pale neutral walls with furniture in a similar colour palette, you’ll create the impression of open and seamless space. This also works nicely for bathrooms too!
Dark granite is particularly advantageous to create drama to a modern kitchen, particularly if it is spacious in terms of square footage. We would advise against implementing really dark granite stone if your kitchen space does not have access to a lot of light.
Maximalism is hot right now, so “go big or go home” is a new method of interior design that many are opting for. With this in mind, our mek dark or Taurus Terrazzo dark could be the perfect countertop colour for your kitchen – with its dark overall look providing ample opportunity to go bright and bold on your walls and with additional accessories.
Patterned Granite Patterns
When designing your kitchen interiors, you should also evaluate whether a pattern option works within your home.
Of course, minimalism is always an interior design trend that functions particularly well in homes (regardless of space) and has been for the past decade. With this in mind, selecting a simplistic block colour may be fruitful if you want to achieve a clean and modern aesthetic in your home. It may always work if you have a colourful or rather busy kitchen design in place already, with a singular and dominant colour contrasting nicely with the bold prints evidenced in the wallpaper or home furnishings.
Conversely, if you have a monochromatic or simple kitchen, you may want to add a little sparkle or flamboyant pattern to bring additional life to your space. For example, our white sparkle may be the perfect ingredient to splash some excitement to your space.
Some pairings just work for some reason. You can use that to get some inspiration when choosing granite countertops. Here are some tried-and-tested pairings to get you started:
• Very dark hardwood cabinets i.e. mahogany and gold or neutral granite countertops
• Light wood cabinets, i.e. oak and black or other dark coloured granite
• Deep brown cabinets and green-hued granite
• Rich red cabinets, i. e. cherry and white, green, or earth tone granite
Granite is such a versatile, durable and highly effective material for any kitchen interior. You just have to think about which one will work best for you and your space. Thankfully, at Grosvenor Granite, we can help assist you with this.
Located in Chester, our design experts work all over the Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside region to provide professional help and consultations so you know exactly what you are purchasing prior to installing a granite countertop in your home. With competitive prices and an extensive range of products and brands to choose from, you can rely on us to get you the best products that will transform your space into a comfortable and adorned adobe.