Black Galaxy

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Original name:
Black Galaxy

Other name(s) used:
Star Galaxy, Galaxy Black, Midnight Magic
Material:
granite

Internet ID:
42
Country of origin:
India
Pattern:
Speckles
Colors:
Black
Application:
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Floor, Outdoor
Comments:
Very consistent solid black stone with shiny copper flakes.
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COMMENTS:

  • Marble.com - Peter 03:37PM, Feb 24 2014

    Conchita,

    Please try our Design Tool App @ http://www.marble.com/2d-showr...

  • Conchita 05:49PM, Feb 23 2014

    We are just beginning a kitchen remodeling project, and have selected Black Galaxy for the granite countertop. Cabinets will be white, but we are seeking guidance on color for a porcelain floor tile. In addition, the kitchen will be more open, and is adjacent to the main living area, which has hardwood (Sienna Oak) floors, so the floor tile will need to be compatible with that as well. Can you provide some guidance, please? Also, if you could comment on a blacksplash, that would be a double treat! Thanks so much.

  • Marble.com - Peter 07:24PM, Feb 17 2014

    Hello Debbie,

    This will look excellent Debbie.

  • Debbiezee 03:11PM, Feb 16 2014

    I have oak cabinets in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances. I am thinking of using black galaxy granite for counter top and back splash. Do you think that would be too dark?

  • Marble.com - Peter 07:31PM, Nov 18 2013

    Aymi,

    Black, Silver, or Copper would work super!

    Best Regards,

    Peter

  • Aymi 07:21AM, Nov 18 2013

    I have a small kitchen with stainless steel appliances, black galaxy counter top white cabinet and white floors what color should I get for the glass black splash

  • Marble.com - Adrian 05:23PM, Apr 25 2013

    Hi Amy, You have choosed classic and elegant countertops, I really love the idea. As a backsplash I would recommend you to use the neutral colors in order to get the luxiurious character with calm and soft feeling. Please take a look at the attchements to your references: Merda Polar Ceramic Subway Tile (first image) or Mocha Splitface Vesailles Travertine Mosaic. I hope I could help !

  • Amy 03:43PM, Apr 24 2013

    I have black galaxy counters and a santa Cecilia white island, with a darker reddish brown cherry cabinet. Can you suggest a backsplash that would help tie all together?

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:58PM, Feb 13 2013

    Hello Erin. I feel as if you're on the right track in regard to using a lighter, elegant, and contemporary-looking granite such as Delicatus on the black island to contrast the elements and pull the two-shaded cabinet / countertop combinations together. My suggestions for other viable options would be to check out the following colors: Typhoon Bordeaux, Ice White, Bianco Antico, and Canela Bouquet. Hope this helps!

  • Marble.com - Adrian 04:57PM, Feb 13 2013

    Hi Erin. I would also  go with more subtle pattern stone which would be appropriate to the Black Galaxy and two different colours of cabintes. I recommend you check the granites like: Bianco Romano http://www.marble.com/material... , New Colonial Gold: http://www.marble.com/material... , or River Valley: http://www.marble.com/material... . The best way to match it is to look at the full slabs to be assure that this are the right colours that you would like to go. Take a sample to your home and compare how does it look with cabinets and Black Galaxy. Good luck !

  • erin 08:35PM, Feb 9 2013

    Hello, I was wondering if you could help me identify a contrasting but complimentary island granite for my black galaxy counters. Cabinets are med  oak, with black island cabinets. We are looking for more movement on the island, but certainly need to avoid having too many things in competition. Currently, we were thinking of something along the lines of delicatus granite. Please share your thoughts. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:28PM, Feb 5 2013

    Thanks for your input Bob. All I want to add in defense of granite is that there are ways to heat up the granite artificially for a heated island countertop. Just some food for thought. 

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:13PM, Feb 5 2013

    Hello Connie. Please accept my deepest apologies for the delay in responding to you. Thanks for the attached photos of the kitchen as they surely help. The first thoughts that popped into my mind after viewing them is that it's a lovely and warm kitchen full of life and elegance. I honestly think you could keep the island wood color the way it is and it would be appropriate. 

  • Marble.com - Derek 06:40PM, Jan 25 2013

    Patricia, I'm mostly saying the Black Galaxy looks modern because of the copper flecks, which give it that "pop" with a fancy, glitzy feel. Hope that makes sense. A black colored stone is not modern in and of itself by any means. I think soapstone would be WONDERFUL and that's a very interesting direction to go in. For example, check out our Brazilian Soapstone: http://www.marble.com/material... I think it's totally appropriate for your design as it's dark enough to provide the needed contrast, has those beautiful, flowing, subtle veins and lastly it's not overly contemporary or anything like that. I can give you other dark granite suggestions that are pretty popular so your fabricator should be able to acquire them. For example, you can check out selections such as Brown (Platinum) Bahia, Imperial Coffee, Cosmic Black, Brown Alpine, and a new shipment of a sharp black shade called Black Impala. Hope this helps!

  • Patriciahallenbeck 04:50PM, Jan 24 2013

    I especially liked the Ubatuba Gold (but the quarry I am trying to work with did not have the Gold, Just what they called Ubatuba, which is more green) 
     I have a large black hutch and black dining chairs, oak table right next to the kitchen, which is why I was drawn to black countertops.  I understand what your saying about the black galaxy being too modern. around the area. what about quartz or soapstone or slate instead of the granite? The more I look, the more confused I get.  

  • bob 06:51AM, Jan 24 2013

    I live in Melbourne Australia, a temperate climate and installed first choice black galaxy in the kitchen as bench tops and a splashback. It has performed admirably, although porous, with care wiping up spills like red wine , olive oil and all the other substances that splash around, the entire surfaces look as they did 13 years ago when new. However I have one thing to add that I believe is extremely important. As it is stone, in the winter notwithstanding central heating, the granite has the effect of having an iceberg in the kitchen, a huge very cold thermal mass that keeps the room cool if not cold; it is impossible to heat the cold mass. In the summer of course it has the opposite effect by keeping the room cool. So I would say, be careful, and assess whether your climate...if it is mostly hot, granite is perfect if mostly cold avoid stone  

  • Marble.com - Derek 09:02PM, Jan 23 2013

    Hello Patricia. I'm worried that it might look a little out of place. Here are my reasons: a lakeside home would look more appropriate with a warm atmosphere and a traditional feel which the pine cabinets provide, while the Black Galaxy counters are very sleek and modern. Black Galaxy is most often installed on white colored cabinets for that contemporary look. Have you thought about perhaps using a granite such as Ubatuba Gold or Butterfly Jade? They still dark enough to provide that efficient contrast to offset the cabinets like the Galaxy, but have some golden hues for warmth and to pick-up the wood elements in the kitchen space. Let me know your thoughts on this! 

  • Goldieccrn 03:21PM, Jan 23 2013

    I put black galaxy granite in kitchen counters and back splash.  Stone floor w/ a Travertine look.  Currently my cabinets are white washed and in excellent condition.  We put all new stainless appliances, pendant lighting, additional can lighting and under cabinet lighting.  I am sending photos.  Walls are a Tuscan yellow.  Room does not have a lot of natural light so I'm leaning towards painting the cabinets a light cream.  My island is green and I really like it, but am not opposed to changing it.  Do you have any cabinet color suggestions that are not too trendy?   Thank you very much for your input.

    Connie

  • Patriciahallenbeck 04:16PM, Jan 20 2013

    I live on an adirondack lake.The kitchen is the main focal point of the home, open floor plan with kitchen in the center of the house. I have yellow pine cabinets and stainless appliances, biscuit sink and slate floor. Lots of windows. Replacing  formica countertops and  I would like to use black galaxy. Will it look out of place with pine?

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:56PM, Dec 12 2012

    Hi there. I think you're on the right track and the design elements you've chosen will create an elegant and bold kitchen set-up. I don't think the black cabinets are too busy, but are rather sleek and offer a contemporary touch. Go for it!

  • Supriya 11:49AM, Dec 10 2012

    Our new kitchen will have plenty of natural light coming in. We've chosen black galaxy on the sides with same backsplash (the backsplash will have a transom behind the range) and juparna red for the island with cherry cabinets tgroughout and a very light colored (crema Marfil) marble floor.

    Two questions: will this look good and secondly will black cabinets in the island be more dramatic or too busy? Thanks for your help.

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:31PM, Dec 6 2012

    Hi there. I'm sorry to hear that you are not enjoying the backsplash you've purchased. What you've suggested is a very good idea for a safe and appropriate choice -- a full Black Galaxy backsplash would provide a continuous flow to the design and strike a nice balance. Go for it!

  • Debzuke 03:56AM, Dec 2 2012

    I just had black galaxy countertops installed with off white/cream colored painted cabinets. Loved it until we had the backsplash installed. The splash was a mixture of small mother of pearl, marble, clear glass and opaque glass bricks. All of the glass looks gray and blue and dominates it. It looked just white and creamy until it was installed. I'm sick as it was a couple grand to buy and have installed but I HATE it. Would a solid slab of black galaxy as the backsplash as well, work? My floors are a fairly light peachy beige. Thanks for your input!
    Deborah

  • Marble.com - Natalia 09:36PM, Nov 21 2012

    Sounds good...Happy Thanksgiving! (won't be in tomorrow, so saying it now).

  • Gillian 09:33PM, Nov 21 2012

    Thanks for the help! I brought in the tile and granite to work and had great reviews from staff who thought it went well together. I don't know the name of the tile. It's not on the back. I will try to add a photo :)

  • Marble.com - Natalia 02:24PM, Nov 21 2012

    Hello. The Black Galaxy is a lovely stone that's very sleek & elegant so congratulations on a very good decision. In regard to the backsplash tile, do you have a name of a tile that you have in-mind or can you attach a photo of it for me to review? It's hard for me to say if it will clash or be appropriate without seeing what the tile looks like. Thanks!

  • Gillian_chisholm 01:49AM, Nov 21 2012

    Hi, I'm pretty sure I am going to go with the galaxy black granite for my counters. I need to make a decision fast as they are coming to measure tomorrow. We have white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel hardware. My big question is whether or not I can go with a grey backsplash ( we are looking at a medium grey glass moasaic) with my galaxy black slab? My apprehension is that the copper flecks will clash.... I'd love some advice! Thanks so much!

  • Marble.com - Derek 12:55PM, Oct 10 2012

    You're welcome, Sheila! Job well done indeed :-)

  • Sheila K 12:34AM, Oct 10 2012

    Why thank you!

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:43PM, Oct 9 2012

    Beautiful! Extremely elegant and modern set-up. I could see this picture in a high-end kitchen design magazine. 

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:41PM, Oct 9 2012

    Hi Sheila. That is wonderful to hear! I am very happy for you. The Giallo Napoleone is a popular and classic choice. It's a safe neutral but has warm hues so it's a perfect complement for the bathroom.

  • Sheila K 12:34PM, Oct 9 2012

    My new kitchen :)

  • Sheila K 12:28PM, Oct 9 2012

    Kitchen is finished! The black galaxy counter is amazing...I highly recommend it, so many compliments...even from the plumber who hooked up my sink. He is going to do his kitchen the same way. Thanks so much Derek for your suggestions...on to the bathroom, not sure which granite yet, they are all lovely...so far leaning toward the Giallo Napoleone.

  • Marble.com - Derek 01:55PM, Sep 26 2012

    Personally, I do not feel that it's appropriate for the salesperson to discourage a client from purchasing a stone such as this if the client is attracted to the piece. As far as I know, the Black Galaxy is a very durable, strong stone with a low porosity level. While smudges and fingerprints may "show" easier on a dark, black stone such as this, it should not determine the final decision on the choice because the stone requires a little more maintenance. Black Galaxy is a classic and very popular granite. I would recommend to purchase and use the AGM Daily Cleaner on the granite to help minimize any of the negative maintenance effects: 
    http://www.mrstone.com/granite...

  • dee 04:47PM, Sep 25 2012

    OK....SO I WAS COMPLETELY DECIDED ON BLACK GALAXY AND WHEN I WENT TO ORDER IT,,,,,,,,,,I WAS TOLD I WOULD BE SORRY THAT IT IS HORRIBLE TO KEEP CLEAN, ETC.  IS IT THAT MUCH WORST THAN BLACK PEARL??HELP??

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:52PM, Sep 25 2012

    This is also a beautiful piece. It seems like you're absolutely on the right track and every choice so far you've presented is very appropriate as they all complement the design elements nicely. This tile is lighter than the last, and I think if you go with even more white in it then the backsplash may become too light and the contrast will be too stark. I enjoy the Desert Quartz Ledgestone as it offsets the dark Galaxy granite and has subtle golden rustic hues that pick-up the copper flecks in the counters. 

  • Debwosik 05:12PM, Sep 24 2012

    Thank you for your reply on the Metallic Sidewinder Glass but my husband is not to fond of it.  We are not thinking about going with desert quartz ledgestone.  I would like to get your input.  I attached a photo of the color we are thinking of going with but maybe something with a little more white in it.

  • Marble.com - Derek 12:54PM, Sep 24 2012

    I did a search for Metallic Sidewinder Glass tile as I was not sure what it looks like. After studying the images, I think it's a stunning choice! The golden and copper tones in this tile will pick-up the flecks in the Galaxy while providing a warm contrast to the overall dark, black shade of the countertop. I've attached a photo of this tile you've mentioned in my response, in a 1" x 4" cut size, but unfortunately we do not have any pictures of these two elements installed together.

  • Marble.com - Derek 12:43PM, Sep 24 2012

    I'm happy the kitchen renovation is coming along nicely. In regard to the bathroom concept, you have a pretty open design plan. I'd use a consistent pattern, warm colored granite with a tight grain and a timeless feel such as Giallo Napoleone, Ouro Brasil, Santa Cecilia Classic, or New Venetian Gold. Best of luck!

  • Debwosik 06:29PM, Sep 21 2012

    How do you think metallic sidewinder glass tile would look with the galaxy black granite.  Do you have any pictures you could post?

  • Sheila K 04:41PM, Sep 21 2012

    Just finished painting the kitchen cabinets...time for a break! The white subway tile is being installed right now and my tile guy has suggested a charcoal grout to help focus on the beautiful granite...think I like that idea.
    The design elements in the bathroom are bronze porcelain floor with white fixtures, the vanity is 56 in. long, and is white. Will be painting after installation of a counter.

  • Marble.com - Derek 01:09PM, Sep 21 2012

    Well, you're surely on the right track with this tile. It's a very unique and pretty piece. It's a little busy, but would complement the copper flecks in the Galaxy to create a sleek, eclectic kitchen design. For something a little softer and warmer, I would also recommend to at least consider something like a Subway & Amber Glass mosaic. I've attached a photo for your reference. Best of luck!

  • Debwosik 06:27PM, Sep 20 2012

    We have almond color kitchen cabinets and we are installing black galaxy granite counters and we are wondering it the attached back splash would go well with our decor.  We have white tile floors with mauve grout.

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:49PM, Sep 13 2012

    What are the powder room design elements? :-)

  • Sheila K 09:57PM, Sep 12 2012

    Thanks Derek, really looking forward to the finished product...no more second guessing ;) Next comes the powder room...hmmm... granite or marble counters

  • Marble.com - Derek 07:32PM, Sep 12 2012

    It seems like you have a nice balance between the bronze colored elements and the light, white cabinets and subway tiles. The Black Galaxy will contrast the light cabinets and tiles while the copper flecks in the Galaxy granite will pick-up the bronze hues in the hardware and floor. You're on the right track. Keep things simple & go for it! 

  • Sheila K 05:20PM, Sep 12 2012

    My black galaxy counter will be installed next week, my kitchen is a small galley walk-through style.  My cabinets are being painted benjamin moore white dove and I have been second guessing the white subway tiles and white wall paint. My cabinet hardware is bronze and the floor is a bronze toned porcelain tile.  Do you have any other suggestions for tile or paint colour or is it best to keep things simple in such a small space? Thank you!

  • Marble.com - Derek 02:35PM, Sep 11 2012

    You're welcome. Good luck in the project!

  • Alley 02:09PM, Sep 9 2012

     
    thank you so much, especially for the photos.  You've helped a lot!

  • LewTenant 10:06PM, Sep 7 2012

     I guess it is 'very contemporary'.  Most of the other parts of the basement are mission style.  We will have 5 pendant lights that are traditional mission style.  Now I'm thinking that we may have too much going on...  I suppose it can be replaced if it doesn't work out!  I will try to post pics when we are done....

  • Marble.com - Derek 09:25PM, Sep 7 2012

    Wow! Very contemporary-looking and elegant. The copper flecks in the Black Galaxy counters will be picked-up by the shaded inserts in the tile. Go for it!

  • Marble.com - Derek 09:41PM, Sep 5 2012

    Hello Alley! I will be glad to help you take off the burden in regard to some of these difficult design decisions. For the backsplash, you have to decide on a dark vs. light tile. I will give you suggestions for both design directions. For a light and warm tile, I recommend a natural Rainbow Deco Dur Travertine tile. For a darker choice, the popular "Fire and Ice" slate backsplash is also very appropriate. I've attached photos of both suggestions for your easy reference. In regard to the wall color, take a look Benjamin Moore line of colors, specifically Barely Beige. Hope this helps!

  • Alley 11:52PM, Sep 2 2012

    I have Lowe's basic oak cabinets, stainless appliances, carbonized bamboo flooring, and black galaxy granite countertops (small flecks).   I'm not crazy about the cabinets but can't afford everything!  I know nothing about decorating!  Can you recommend a backsplash and perhaps a paint color that would blend with what I've described?  Thank you!
    Alley

  • Marble.com - Natalia 04:45PM, Jul 27 2012

    The backsplash tile you've attached in the photo is very beautiful. It's rich, deep, and has an organic, rustic feel to it. My only concern is that the design will be a little dark with such a dark backsplash tile next to the Black Galaxy, especially since you only have one window. I recommend to acquire a sample of this tile before final decision and put it against the Galaxy counters in the kitchen light to see how you enjoy the combination. If it's not too dark, then you should totally use it! 

  • Marble.com - Natalia 04:42PM, Jul 27 2012

    Hello. I'm sorry for the late response, we must have missed your inquiry. Black Galaxy looks sleek and elegant against a Brazilian Cherry cabinet. It's a beautiful, contemporary style for the kitchen. I recommend to go for it! You have many options for the floor tile and backsplash. For example, as the backsplash you can possibly put a mosaic such as Subway & Amber Glass from the Somertile Reflections series. I've attached a photo for your reference. I hope this still helps!

  • Tamika 10:49PM, Jul 26 2012

    I have butterscotch hardwood floor in my kitchen, Black Galaxy countertop, and honeycomb colored oak cabinets...what color glass backsplash should I use.  Do you think the Amalfi Matchstick glass tile would be a good color?  I only have one window in my kitchen.

    Thanks for your help.
    TM

  • Dpatel 12:57PM, Jul 12 2012

    applianances are all stainless steel

  • Dpatel 12:56PM, Jul 12 2012

    will the black galaxy look good with brazillain cherry cabinets inteh kitchen ? I want to do beige tile on floor & similar tile for the backsplash beige with some design to match the cabinet and compliment the cabinet, countertop & floor ?

  • Marble.com - Derek 02:18PM, Jul 9 2012

    You're on the right track! A dark colored stone such as Black Galaxy would provide an excellent contrast against medium oak cabinetry. Another option I recommend to consider is Kosmus and Amazon Tiger. The neutral, subtle, yet warm Crema Marfil backsplash would be an appropriate tile backsplash companion to offset the dark counters. Good luck!

  • dee 05:29AM, Jul 1 2012

    We have medium brown oak cabinets and similar oak flooring, maybe a touch darker(gunstock), any suggestions for granite color??? Looking and liking black galaxy!  Maybe a marfil cream backsplash with a coppery glass tile border accent??

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:28PM, Jun 18 2012

    Hello. I'm leaning toward the richer, warmer brown Bronzed Beacon selection for your design. I must say that they are both very beautiful tiles and the pattern is very interesting. 

  • Tbak4 04:58PM, Jun 13 2012

    Oh yes, I forgot to mention...our appliances are stainless steel.
    Teresa

  • Tbak4 04:54PM, Jun 13 2012

    Please help! We have had our kitchen in N. Ga. mountains remodeled. The floors are Brazilian walnut, creamy white cabinets, black galaxy counter, and the walls are painted BM "Bennington Gray". I have two tiles I am considering...both are Ayers Rock glazed porcelain tile by daltile. One tile is called Bronzed Beacon and the other is Solar Summit.I had considered white subway tile at one time but afraid the white will be too white for cabinet color. Appreciate your help.
    Teresa

  • Marble.com - Natalia 02:40PM, Jun 12 2012

    I recommend copper or oil rubbed bronze pulls as they would complement the flecks in the Black Galaxy quite nicely.

  • Marble.com - Derek 06:32PM, Jun 7 2012

    Have you considered using a full Black Galaxy backsplash of the same material up to the upper cabinets? That would create a very harmonious and elegantly flowing surface area. As far as tile suggestions, a warm brown tumbled stone backsplash could be appropriate, such as Noce travertine or Walnut Fontane travertine. I've attached photos for your reference. Hope this helps!

  • Lynn 05:17AM, Jun 6 2012

    Hello.  Today we got back granite counters, stainless steel appliances and wood floors.  My cabinets are oak.  What color cabinet pulls do you suggest.  We have remodeled our entire home.  I would appreciate any help you could give me.

  • Lori 03:00PM, Jun 3 2012

    We have a black galaxy countertop with cherry cabinets... and stainless appliances.  I am looking for backsplash suggestions.  Currently have stainless pull handle/knobs, but am open to changing them.  Also, we are looking for a new floor... tile, wood, dark, tan??  Too confusing! Thanks for your help!

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:19PM, May 10 2012

    I'd use a lighter yet warm backsplash in this situation. Choices such as Emperador Light 2" x 2" marble tiles or Puetro Gold 4" x 4" tumbled natural stone come to mind. I've attached photos for your reference. Good luck!

  • Darrell 06:18PM, May 4 2012

    I have mahogeny blue eyes granite countertop with dark cherry cabinets (stain is called mission)--

    Grey / tan / large tile floors which blend well with granite--
    --will have stainless appliances--

    Any suggestions for backsplash?

  • Marble.com - Derek 02:27PM, Apr 10 2012

    Sounds like you're on the right track with the granite choices, a Solarius island will look stunning while the Black Galaxy perimeter will be very elegant and compliment the cherry wood nicely. The backsplash should be warm but softer with a calm pattern. My recommendations are 2" x 2" Walnut Fontane tumbled travertine, or 4" x 4" Rhine tumbled travertine. I've attached photos to give you some ideas. Good luck!

  • celeste 08:21PM, Apr 7 2012

    I am interested in black galaxy countertops with cherry cabinets. I would like a black island with solaris granite. Do you have suggestions for backspash to compliment the black granite?

  • Marble.com - Derek 07:07PM, Mar 1 2012

    Yes. We can hone pretty much any granite at an extra charge. You can simply visit one of our locations and we can hone a sample for you to see how it looks like on the spot without charge. Hope this helps!

  • MEP 01:20AM, Feb 28 2012

    Is it possible to get Black Galaxy honed?

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:28PM, Feb 25 2012

    To be honest, I feel that Black Galaxy looks rich, elegant, and appropriate with a darker cabinet color. I'm leaning toward the tones of cherry or mahogany wood. I would also like to add that this set-up works best in a larger, open spaced kitchen that has plenty of natural light.

  • RP 06:53PM, Feb 21 2012 Hello, I'm considering black galaxy countertops in kitchen.  We are going to try and refinish our current Kraftmaid cabinets (currently very light in color with little wood grain), to something richer - my question is what cabinet refinish colors would you recommend for us if we purchase black galaxy countertops from you? Is espresso or something like that too dark for black counters? Floors right now are a light color, walls can be painted, but are currently goldish/yellow.  Might do a small backsplash with glass tile or something as well.
  • Marble.com - Derek 06:37PM, Jan 20 2012 Take into consideration if your Black Galaxy has large or small copper flecks, as various shipments of Galaxy may differ on this.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 09:22PM, Jan 18 2012 Absolutely! You should bring the knobs with you when shopping for granite to help you determine if the knobs compliment the stone well. Good luck!
  • Marble.com - Kinga 09:21PM, Jan 18 2012 The Black Galaxy is in the “Single Gold” price category. In case you did your estimate online, please contact one of our sales offices for that price group.
  • Skt6365 06:38PM, Jan 18 2012 The black galaxy I got  has copper speckles in it ...I think  copper door knobs be nice
  • Su 08:30PM, Jan 14 2012 What pricw group is Black Galaxy in???
  • Marble.com - Kinga 01:09PM, Dec 2 2011 Venetian Bronze knobs and pulls would finish off the design while maintaining that classic look.
  • Marble.com - Derek 02:45PM, Dec 1 2011 I feel that black or chocolate colored cabinet knobs would compliment the dark Black Galaxy countertops and aid in achieving a contemporary feel. Another direction to go in would be copper knobs to pick up the copper flecks in the granite. As for backsplash, have you not mentioned that you're using Black Galaxy as the backsplash? Will this be a full backsplash to the upper cabinets or only a standard 4" Galaxy backsplash. Please elaborate.
  • Stine 01:11PM, Nov 27 2011 I am remodeling my kitchen. I have chosen Black Galaxy Granite for my countertop and back splash. My cabinetry is maple in sable ginger color. All of my appliances are stainless steel. My floor is blue porcelain ( in the rainbow series which is different hues of gray with tiny speckles of yellow). I would like to know what color cabinet knops and wall back splash would  work well. My kitchen walls are presently painted cork ( in the yellow family)
  • Marble.com - Derek 08:21PM, Nov 17 2011 You can upload the pictures on Photobucket: www.photobucket.com or TinyPic: www.tinypic.com and provide us with the website link to the pictures. I'll be on the lookout for the pictures.
  • Tmtkjmcphillips 02:11PM, Nov 15 2011 We are resurfacing our fireplace and I was thinking about using Black Galaxy like a mosaic with brown/rust colored grout.  I tried to attach pictures of the fireplace, my walls and kitchen but, the pictures were to big.  Can I send them another way?  I would love your opinion
  • Marble.com - Derek 09:16PM, Nov 11 2011 You're welcome!
  • Dcc1206 08:11PM, Nov 11 2011 Excellent suggestions. Thanks. I appreciate your help.
  • Marble.com - Derek 07:49PM, Nov 11 2011 Thanks for the picture! That's a very pretty and contemporary-looking backsplash, the Black Galaxy is also used for a modern design so it's a good match. I do not think the silver and the copper between these two materials should clash, however it's best you acquire a sample of the Black Galaxy and bring it home with you to see how it looks in your kitchen under your lightning next to the backsplash. Also, recommend to use the regular Black Galaxy variety (with the smaller copper flecks) not the "Extra" or "Super" varieties that have larger flecks. Good luck!
  • Marble.com - Derek 05:43PM, Nov 10 2011 Is it possible to upload a picture of your backsplash? That would help us very much in giving you accurate suggestions.
  • Dcc1206 09:52PM, Nov 8 2011 We have a silver tin-looking (actually plastic to look like tin) backsplash and light cabinets and would like to add Black Galaxy granite counters. Will the copper flecks conflict too much with the backsplash? We're considering painting an accent wall in a deep burgundy/almost brown to match the dining room which is visible from the kitchen. Thoughts? Thanks.
  • Marble.com - Derek 01:20PM, Oct 27 2011 The Black Galaxy does not look brown, the copper flecks give off more golden highlights than brown. Some other dark suggestions that create a stunning contrast are Cosmic Black and Black Pearl.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 04:51PM, Oct 25 2011 Not at all! The copper flecks shimmer and shine wonderfully when light hits it, you will love it. It’s a quite the popular choice and since the dominant color is black, you don’t have to worry about matching it since everything will work! You should always bring a sample of the stone you are considering home to make sure you like the way it looks in your space. Good luck!
  • Marble.com - Kinga 04:48PM, Oct 25 2011 Black Galaxy is a very popular choice even with white appliances. You do not have to match your appliances to your granite since they are their own separate element in the kitchen. I think it’s a good idea to change your knobs and faucet to the oil rubbed bronze. I say go for it!
  • Kellyzim 01:26PM, Oct 24 2011 We are changing our countertops.  We have white cabinets, stainless appliances,
    gray tile flooring, and moss green walls.  Will black galaxy look too brown with the copper flecks?
  • Marble.com - Derek 07:24PM, Oct 18 2011 Black Galaxy is a timeless and classic granite that will surely be the centerpiece of your kitchen, go for it! You can use stainless without fear, it's a universal choice and looks good with almost every granite color, including the beautiful and sleek Black Galaxy.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 09:59PM, Oct 17 2011 I’ve seen the Black Galaxy done with stainless steel sink & appliances and it looked beautiful. A composite granite sink is a great option that would definitely give your space a unique feel. Either way, you can’t go wrong with the Black Galaxy.
  • Gchalleran 01:55PM, Oct 17 2011 meant to say galaxy black!!
  • Gchalleran 01:53PM, Oct 17 2011 We are going to change our counter tops,,We love the look of galaxy back! Our cabinets are White we have oak floors and we are thinking of painting the Wall's copper penny ...We need to change the door knobs and faucet  we are thinking oil rubbed bronze with a composite granite brown sink am i over thinking this or would stainless be ok ....our appliances are white now? Thanks Cindy
  • Marble.com - Kinga 06:32PM, Oct 12 2011 Derek’s suggestions are excellent! Another wonderful option is Marazzi Crystal Stone in Gold by SouthCypress. I feel if you used this tile as a boarder or accent pieces paired with Derek’s travertine suggestion, you would create a warm, traditional and inviting space. If you are looking for a modern feel, using the mosaic on the entire backsplash would surely make a statement!
  • Marble.com - Derek 06:00PM, Oct 12 2011 For the backsplash, a tile such as a Honey Onyx polished mosaic may be a warm compliment and fit the design nicely. For a calmer and more traditional choice, you can use a honed & tumbled Noce travertine tile, perhaps in a Versailles pattern. Good luck!
  • Marble.com - Derek 05:45PM, Oct 12 2011 Since your cabinet color is in the medium brown shade, I agree with Kinga's suggestions and also feel a darker color will look very sharp in your design. My suggestions are Imperial Coffee, and a new addition to our yard called Brown Alpine, take a look: http://www.marble.com/blog/bro...
  • Marble.com - Kinga 12:00PM, Oct 12 2011 Yolanda,
    Can you provide us with more information on your setup? What kind of floors, backsplash and wall color do you have? Do you get a lot of natural light? What is your preference in stone- veins or consistent pattern; light or dark? The above pictured stone, the Black Galaxy, would look fantastic as would the Ubatuba Gold, Atlantis and Metallic. Let me know what you think so far! http://www.marble.com/material...
  • yolanda 12:12AM, Oct 12 2011 what granite would you recommend for a maple mocha glazed cabinet kitchen???
  • Fadia-n 02:24AM, Oct 10 2011 what color back splash do you recommend for a black galaxy granite counter top .my cabinets are maple mocha glaze .stainless steel appliances .floor tile is beige.thanks
  • Marble.com - Derek 06:46PM, Sep 20 2011 Black Galaxy is an elegant choice to go against your cabinet color. Some other suggestions that may also be nice choices are Platinum Bahia, Imperial Coffee, and Kosmus.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 01:55PM, Sep 19 2011 Black galaxy is a wonderful choice for your setup. The rich copper flecks gives the stone a beautiful, rich depth. Go for it!
  • Dsk82 01:15AM, Sep 19 2011 Dark...considering black galaxy.  
  • Ayub Hussain 07:17AM, Sep 12 2011 I want to import granite . My content number is +923004521482. and plese sent me your catalog.
    At marble centre 50 quaid-e-Azam marble market ichra Lahore Pakistan. Regards Ayub Hussain.
    E-mail. marble_centre@hotmail.com
  • Marble.com - Derek 05:40PM, Sep 7 2011 Are you leaning toward a dark or light color? Do you like consistent, speckled pattern, or veins and movement? I'm trying to envision the direction you're looking to go in. Give me some insight!
  • Gina 02:21AM, Sep 4 2011 What granite would you recommend for American Woodmark Charlottesville Cherry Bourdeaux?
  • Marble.com - Derek 02:36PM, Jul 15 2011 Since white oak cabinetry has light brown undertones, Bahia Brown would be an appropriate choice as it has dark brown undertones. It could be a warm combination. It's best to take samples of both choices home with you, and put them against your cabinets in the kitchen light. For flooring, a rich porcelain tile such as Daltile Cream (attached image) would be appropriate. For backsplash, a tumbled Botticino marble tile or something similar would look really nice. Hope this helps!
  • Marble.com - Kinga 12:35PM, Jul 15 2011 Jmm18,
    I feel the Black Galaxy is more appropriate for your setup as opposed to the Bahia Brown. The Black Galaxy tends to look and feel richer against your color of cabinets while the Bahia Brown looks best against very light or very dark cabinets. For your floor, have you considered a ceramic tile that resembled hardwood flooring? For backsplash, try a tumbled Crema Marfil tile with Black Galaxy accent tiles. Let me know what you think!
  • Jmm18 10:37PM, Jul 14 2011 Hi - I have white oak cabinets and am debating between Black Galaxy and Bahia Brown. The flooring is currently a vinyl which I will be tiling. Which ranite and tone suggestions for flooring and backsplash. Thanks!
  • maureen 09:29AM, Mar 30 2011 will black galaxy with small copper flecks go well with maple auburn glaze cabinets for an island? We can now afford to add an island to also eat at after reno last summer :) The kitchen cabinets in place are maple coffee glaze & the granite countertops are vicenza (with peachy/pink tones small red flecks). I think I want island granite to be different since island cabinets are darker. Your thoughts or suggestions? The island WILL NOT be with other cabinets/appliances, etc. but off a bit (4 ft or so) in my eating nook area facing in towards counters/cabs/appliances. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 12:12PM, Mar 30 2011 Maureen: Sounds like a nice combination. The Black Galaxy island will compliment your warm Giallo Vicenza perimeter color nicely.
  • sandra trolley 10:13PM, Oct 4 2010 i have a black vessel sink with satin nickle fawcet and my vanity is black with satin nickle pulls. will the black galaxy go alright with this combination? thank you
    • All Granite and Marble 09:25AM, Oct 5 2010 Sandra Trolley: Yes, that's a very sleek and modern design, go for it!
  • Shana 11:50AM, Aug 31 2010 i was wondering about a contact number and price for this. we are turning an attic into an apartment and don't know where to start.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:21AM, Sep 3 2010 Shana: Please contact our sales office at 201-440-6779.
  • Barbara 08:19PM, Aug 10 2010 What about the concern of Black Galaxy on white cabinets with brushed nickel drawer pulls? Do you think the flecks in this granite will conflict with the silver tone of the drawer pulls?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:19AM, Aug 11 2010 Barbara: I'd go with brushed brass hardware to compliment the flecks in the black galaxy.
  • carolyn 07:23PM, May 10 2010 Also, will the copper specks in black galaxy conflict with brushed nickel drawer pulls and knobs?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:44AM, May 11 2010 carolyn: I'm leaning towards the Butterfly. It's rich and warm, but will not make the design overly dark.
  • carolyn 07:08PM, May 10 2010 We have natural cherry shaker style cabinets and a light creamy ceramic floor. Floor plan is open, opening out to family room. I added lots of lights, but window is small. I'm thinking of either black galaxy or verde butterfly countertops. Either way, I'd have a light backsplash to brighten it up. Still afraid of making it too dark. Which countertop would be better? Looking for a semi-contemporary look.
  • Elena 10:28AM, Apr 27 2010 We have maple cabinets that are stained like a natural cherry color(brown with some red undertones). Our floors are natural red oak and our appliances our stainless steel. We are deciding today on a granite. We are really leaning towards black galaxy. We love the black and the overall look. The other one we were considering is Uba tuba. Could I go wron with choosing either of these or would they both look good? I am going for a transitional look. Warm, yet a little sleek. I must pick it today.Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:15PM, Apr 27 2010 Elena : I'm leaning towards the Black Galaxy. It's more elegant and the copper flecks pick up the red undertones in your set-up.
  • Elena 01:11PM, Apr 21 2010 Thanks. I think this should be the last question. We have narrowed it down to black pearl or green peacock. Which do you recommend with my set-up. I don't want it to show too many fingerprints or smears.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:35PM, Apr 21 2010 Elena: Green Peacock.
  • Elena 12:04PM, Apr 20 2010 Thanks for the help. Also, what do you think about using Uba Tuba. And are green butterfly and butterfly antique the same names for those colors used throughout the industry or is it names that you use? Thanks again. Elena
    • All Granite and Marble 09:58AM, Apr 21 2010 Elena: It might be a little too dark and sparkly for your set-up. With our company, Butterfly Green and Butterfly Antique are two different stones.
  • Elena 12:51AM, Apr 20 2010 We have maple chestnut kraftmaid cabinets with natural red oak floor and a light latte color on the walls. We have an L shaped work space with a 5'island and are using stainless steel appliances. How would black galaxy work or maybe green butterfly. I am going for a transisional look. I like both colors, but not too sure of the green of the green butterfly and not sure if the copper specks in black galaxy would be overwhelming? Or do you think another color would work better? Please give me your suggestions. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:51AM, Apr 20 2010 Elena: I'm leaning towards the Butterfly Green, or even a darker option like Butterfly Antique. It will create a rich and warm atmosphere.
  • bob 10:02AM, Apr 17 2010 how much of an overhang can I have without support on an island? The island is 24"x72" and I want to put a slab 36"x76" with bullnose edge.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:34AM, Apr 17 2010 bob: Up to 12 inches without support is possible.
  • sulma 11:09PM, Mar 18 2010 Iam trying to give my kitchen a face lift and plan on painting my cabinets white, the problem is I have dark brown floors. what color granite do you recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:34AM, Mar 19 2010 sulma: Try Tropical Brown or Tahoe.
  • Lynn 07:52PM, Jan 13 2010 We are renovating and have white cabinets and light oak floors. We have had a tough time choosing between New Venetian Gold and Black Galaxy for counter tops. Our walls are Sherwin Williams Latte (camel) and the backsplash is white tile. Help on what is our best look for countertops would be appreciated. We are ALSO worried about the difficulty in keeping Black Galaxy clean. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:36AM, Jan 14 2010 Lynn : If you want a warm, country-style look then NVG is the way to go, that's what I am leaning towards in this set-up.
  • Barbara 11:18AM, Jan 11 2010 I am planning on re-doing my kitchen. 50 sq.foot of counter space, cherry cabints, black galaxy what colour should the backsplash be? I would need to change my floors as it is presently white with a bit of grey in the tile. Probably have to go with wood... Your help prior to ordering the material would be useful. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 11:56AM, Jan 11 2010 Barbara: You could keep it simple and use subway tile or if you want to add a punch perhaps glass mosaic with inserts of colors from the cabinet and counter to accent.
  • Jason 06:33PM, Dec 17 2009 We have a 12'x 12' space. Our goal is to have a somewhat modern style kitchen. We need a little more natural light, so we are making the wall that seperates the dining room and kitchen into a half wall with a breakfast bar. We figure that will help brighten the room considerably. We plan to install a dark honey shaker style cabinet with contemporary pulls and use stainless appliances. We are debating between Uba Tuba and Back Galaxy. We've talked to a couple different places and they've told us either would be fine. We want to add some extra color with our backsplash (maybe multicolored glass subway tiles). What are your thoughts? Which do you think would look better given our goals? Thanks!!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:23AM, Dec 18 2009 Jason: I'm leaning towards the Black Galaxy, it will look very sleek. You are on the right path. However if the area continues to be rather dark you should install recessed lights.
    • Barbara 08:46AM, Jan 13 2010 Jason, Thanks for your response, do you think it will be too dark if the backsplash is black galaxy ie continuation of the counter. Backsplash is almost 50 sq. ft so am wondering if it will be too dark with the cherry cabinets.
  • diane 04:57PM, Aug 21 2009 That's my favorite tile! What color?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:41AM, Aug 22 2009 diane: I don't know what kind of tile is used in the bathroom pictures.
  • Diane 01:20PM, Aug 21 2009 I love my Black Galaxy countertop.It is elegant just as you said it would be.Do you have a suggestion for a backsplash to go with it.Stainless appliances, cherry cabinets, porcelain(black,rust,kaki)floor.Open cabin floor plan with white,black,rust brick on 9'wall in kitchen I want to compliment the beautiful granite.
    • All Granite and Marble 02:27PM, Aug 21 2009 Diane: Keep it simple - subway tile
  • Gil 10:29PM, Apr 21 2009 Will my wifes overspray of hair spray, deodorant, ruin the granite surface
    • All Granite and Marble 09:35AM, Apr 23 2009 Gil: No. It might leave a slight haze on the surface though so if you just wipe it off every now and then to prevent build-up, you'll be fine.
  • Mary 11:12PM, Apr 20 2009 There are so many products that clean granite out on the market but what is the best to clean granite with?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:54AM, Apr 21 2009 Mary: Most of them are very similar in effectiveness. Hard water deposits may get tough to remove even with the best cleaners (use of strong chemicals is NOT recommended), so it's best to do your cleaning often in order to prevent the water deposits from accumulating.
  • MARY 01:57AM, Apr 20 2009 Would you put Black galaxy in a shower stall?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:14AM, Apr 20 2009 MARY: You could, although it would have to be cleaned quite often because this rather uniform color will show dirt and water deposits a lot.
  • Amanda 01:25PM, Mar 24 2009 We have tan floor tile, medium brown cabinets, small kitchen w/recessed lights. Backsplash is 1x1 glass mosaic in blk/tan/brn w/red accent. Thinking either Ab Black, Black Galaxy, San Gabriel Blk or Juparana Star Gate. 2 kids & hate fingerprints!
    • All Granite and Marble 11:05AM, Mar 25 2009 Amanda: Cross out AB from your list then. Black Galaxy will be a tad better fingerprint-wise, but still far from worry-free. I see the dark theme, but with a small kitchen that might not be the brightest idea (pun sort of intended). It would make it even smaller visually. Why not going for something a bit lighter with some red in it. Try Jacaranda Fantasy. I guarantee you won't see one fingerprint on that.
  • Diane 10:58AM, Feb 6 2009 Our floor plan is open. Pine pergo with a slight red cast in livingrm. Huge black, rust, kaki tiles in kit and dining. Cherry cabinets. We have approx 50sp ft of counter. Live on river with lots of light. Thinking of black galaxy for countertops. Input?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:33AM, Feb 7 2009 Diane: Lavish and elegant. A+
  • JMTHOMPSON 08:07PM, Feb 4 2009 WHICH OF: black galaxy,absolute black select or san gabriel back would go with cabinets of biscotti and taupe glaze finish?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:32PM, Feb 5 2009 JMTHOMPSON: They all go well based on the contrast. It's more of personal preference.
  • Leslee 04:41PM, Jun 26 2008 I am considering dark cherry cabinets with black gallaxy granite counter tops. Do you think this will work? I have read that stainless sinks scratch easily, will a white cast iron sink look strange?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:51PM, Jul 17 2008 Leslee: Yes it would. That's why you can get a black cast iron sink :)
  • Tammy 08:02AM, Jun 4 2008 I am using black galaxy in my bath. Should I use white drop in sinks or black?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:03PM, Jun 30 2008 Tammy: That's debatable. White will be more traditional. Black, more modern.
  • Cate 11:40AM, Feb 28 2008 I was thinking St. Cecilia on the island and Black Galaxy on the counters.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:07AM, Feb 29 2008 Cate: Since the island is more of a focal point in the kitchen, I would agree that putting the light stone on a dark island will accentuate it even more.
  • Cate 11:22PM, Feb 17 2008 We have dark cherry cabinets and medium light cherry stained oak floors. The kitchen is "U" shaped with a 9' center island. Would you do one or two colors? What do you think of Black Galaxy and/or Santa Cecilia?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:13AM, Feb 21 2008 Cate: These two colors could easily work together. The question is, where do you want to put them (island etc..).
  • denise 04:58PM, Feb 17 2008 I aam buying maple spice cabinets and will do a copper tin backsplash. Will black galaxy work for me
    • All Granite and Marble 11:09AM, Feb 21 2008 denise: It will definitely work. Lots and lots of contrast!
  • Sharon 05:32PM, Oct 29 2007 I am trying to decide between Absolute Black and Black Galaxy around our fireplace in the formal living room. What would youo suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:59AM, Nov 5 2007 Sharon: Galaxy has more punch to it. Go with that.
  • Rosa 04:16PM, Aug 17 2007 I am buying Maple mocha glaze cabinets, what would look better, black galaxy or tan brown?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:50AM, Aug 20 2007 Rosa: Both will be ok as they contrast the light cabinets. Be careful with the black though, as it requires a lot more maintenance (cleaning).
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