Popular Dark Granite CountertopsEast Coast Granite of Asheville - October 27, 2023
Dark granite countertops are a popular choice in kitchens today. Polished, leathered, or honed are among several finishes available for granite countertops. A dark granite countertop can create a nice contrast against lighter cabinets, creating a lot of interest for your space. Strong and durable as any other granite, dark granite countertops will always make a powerful statement and are an excellent choice.
Black Pearl Granite
Black Pearl Granite is absolutely gorgeous and one of the most loved and popular black granite colors. This black granite kitchen countertop features a deep black overall tone with flecks of black, silver, brown, green, and gray. It is a natural stone product and when it catches the light you can see its own amazing design and pattern. Black Pearl Granite is available in several finishes including polished and leathered. Black Pearl Granite can be used both inside and outside. White kitchen cabinets paired with black granite will provide the right balance of light and dark, and just the perfect amount of contrast. White and black design is definitely on trend. However, Black Pearl Granite looks great with most cabinet choices.
Steel Grey Granite
Steel Grey granite is a durable granite with shades of grays and small flecks of lighter grays. It has a subtle beauty that will glisten, especially when light reflects from the granite's surface. Steel Grey has more variations of muted tones that are easily visible than Black Pearl Granite. Black Pearl is more of a singular black toned granite, where as Steel Grey has beautiful subtle variations of grays that will shine in your space. It will pair beautifully with many popular cabinet colors including white, off-white, grays, and browns.
Titanium White Granite
Titanium White Granite is very popular for its affordable price and beautiful natural appearance. This natural stone from Brazil features a black base with white veining that gives a lot of movement to the stone. This deep black stone has a beautiful wavy pattern and heavy crystallization. Titanium White will definitely make a statement in your space, but not overwhelm it. This granite adds more interest than Black Pearl or Steel Gray, yet still staying within the black and white design theme. It is perfect for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, flooring, and outdoor kitchens.
Silver Grey Granite
Silver Grey Granite is a stunning choice that looks amazing with a honed or leathered finish. This beautiful Brazilian granite has a strong charcoaled black background with subtle whitish gray veining with the soft look of soapstone. Silver Grey granite creates a luxurious design in any space, immediately elevating any kitchen's ambiance. These granite countertops look fantastic with the light wood tone Shaker cabinets. Wood tone cabinets are trending again, but in a more contemporary design of the Shaker door style.
Pros and Cons of Dark Granite Countertops
- They create a stunning, timeless elegant design
- Dark granite counters add interest and contrast in the kitchen.
- Incredible versatility — they go well with almost any color and design style, and is easy to accessorize
- Dark granite countertops are durable, dependable, and long lasting surface
- Dark granite countertops are stain resistant when properly sealed.
- Easy to maintain them. Using warm water with just a bit of liquid soap and soft cloth is enough.
- Water marks and fingertips may show on the surface of dark granite countertops. Sealing your countertops should help this issue.
- You may notice dust sooner on dark granite countertops than on their lighter counterparts. If you make sure to wipe down the surface every day, you won’t notice it at all.
Dark granite colors are classic choices that will never go out of style. They are perfect for a modern kitchen with clean lines. Not only is black or gray granite a stylish choice, but it is solid and long-lasting. Granite is ideal for withstanding daily wear and tear in high-traffic areas, as long as it has been sealed with a high quality product. Dark granite provides a striking contrast against light-colored floors or cabinetry for a bold and dramatic effect. It is very versatile and can be used in both traditional and contemporary kitchens.