Madura Gold

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Original name:
Madura Gold

Other name(s) used:
Madurai Gold, Golden Oak
Material:
granite

Internet ID:
307
Country of origin:
India
Pattern:
Veins
Colors:
Brown, Gold, Gray, Red
Application:
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Outdoor
Comments:
Multicolored stone with variations of rose, burgundy, orange and beige veining. It also has some gray streaks on a white/creamy background.
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COMMENTS:

  • Ken - Marble.com 04:08PM, Nov 3 2014

    Hello Suzanne,

    That stone is also classified as Madura Gold, but in a different shade. For those colors, you may want to check out Giallo Napoleone, Santa Cecilia, Brazilian Gold, or African Beige, and Boreal.

  • Suzanne 09:51PM, Nov 1 2014

    What are names of some colors that incorporate black, gray and off whites like the picture posted in your "work examples"? The kitchen is the one with black cabinets.

  • Marble.com - Peter 02:55PM, Jan 20 2014

    Hello Patty,
    I would suggest Kashmir White, this would coordinate very nicely with the Madura Gold.

  • Patty 11:13PM, Jan 17 2014

    Wondering what you would combine with Madura Gold - I need to replace my island counter (currently Madura Gold), but don't want to replace all the countertops - does anything coordinate well with it?

  • Peter 06:32PM, Jun 28 2013

    Can't wait to see the finished product!

  • tracey 08:32PM, Jun 27 2013

    Thanks:-), Peter the Madura Gold is it. I'll write back and send pictures on the finished kitchen...

  • Peter 08:25PM, Jun 26 2013

    Tracey, The Madura Gold will most definitely make your kitchen seem bigger with its lighter tones. The lighter overall look that the kitchen has the more roomy it will appear. If you go with the Tan Brown, it will give you a nice contrast, however, since you mentioned it is a small kitchen, you might be better off with the Madura Gold that way it does not make it seem smaller than it actually its. You sound like you're on the right track with the Madura Gold, let us know how you make out! Thanks!

  • tracey 03:51PM, Jun 26 2013

    I have a condo w/a very small galley kitchen with medium tone wood floors. My kitchen is not even 10ft., but I want to give the illusion of a big kitchen. I pick out a very light honey maple cabinets. I saw both the Madura Gold or the Tan Brown in person and I love them both. I don't like stainless steel sinks so I pick out a granite composite Metallic Chocolate Brown sink with rubbed bronze water faucet. I want to put up a mirrored backsplash to reflect light and also give the illusion of a big kitchen, Do you think I should go the madura gold for a monotone look or should I go with the tan brown for a little contrast... Please help me out..... Thanks....

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:24PM, Feb 5 2013

    Hi there. Please accept my deepest apologies for the delay in replying to you. Madura Gold looks stunning against a cherry colored cabinet so you're on the right track with the countertop selection as well as the wall color choice (White Raisin). In regard to the backsplash, there are a few directions you could go in but I'd keep the tile light and natural. My suggestions for you to consider are Philadelphia Travertine w/ Glass Inserts, Baja Durango 3" x 6" Tumbled Mexican Travertine, or perhaps Durango Cream 2" x 4" Tumbled Travertine. I've attached photos for your easy reference. 

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:15PM, Feb 5 2013

    Hello. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the delay in replying to you. I think the Madura Gold could be an appropriate choice against a honey colored wood, however there would not be much contrast in the set-up. I recommend to look at the full slabs of Madura in-person and see if you can pick a darker shipment so you can offset the cabinets a little w/ the countertop color. The design will surely be very warm and inviting so that's a very good step. 

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:13PM, Feb 5 2013

    Hello. Please accept my deepest apologies for the delay in replying to you. I am leaning toward a dark granite composite sink color -- preferably black. This way, the design would be very elegant and nicely offset the warm Madura Gold counters. 

  • Martyhndz 07:59PM, Jan 27 2013

    I am remodeling and would like suggestions for granite and if possible, colors for painted walls and back splash. We will have a natural red oak hardwood floor in kitchen, harvest gold stained cherry wood cabinets. I am considering Madura Gold granite for counters and a lightened version of a paint on the walls called White Raisin.

  • Leisurel 12:12AM, Jan 27 2013

    Have Honey Gold cabinets with medium oak flooring, white appliances. Do you think Madura Gold would work as counter top?

  • Basha53 04:28PM, Jan 24 2013

    Need advice on sink color that will work with Madura Gold countertops, cherry cabinets, creme and gold ceramic floor tile. I hate stainless, so I am optig for a SilGranite sink, but what color will work best?

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:47PM, Nov 30 2012

    You're in the right place. I recommend a warm shade in a medium color for an appropriate balance. Specifically, I have in-mind choices for you such as Giallo Antico, Copa Gold, and perhaps Tropical Brown. You can also go lighter for an efficient contrast with the choices you've mentioned! For example, the Santa Cecilia and NVG are classic & timeless choices that would offset the cabinets nicely. For the flooring, I'd say to check out tiles such as Daltile Continental Slate Egyptian Beige Porcelain or perhaps Daltile Alessi Dorato Glazed Porcelain. I've attached photos of my tile suggestions for your easy reference. Let me know your thoughts! :-)

  • DLB 12:56AM, Nov 29 2012

    Color-challenged, frustrated, and looking for good advice.  Entire house is being restored following heavy smoke/soot damage from small kitchen fire.  Walls are now Raffia Creme (Behr Ultra Premium).  Kitchen cabinets are Shenandoah McKinley Cherry Spice.  Need advice for granite counters and tile/wood flooring.  Kitchen has pretty good natural light. Afraid to go too dark with counters. Have been told Absolute Black, Santa Cecilia, New Venetian Gold would be good choices.  Thinking I should go light/medium with counters so I could go darker with flooring.  Thanks !

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:11PM, Nov 13 2012

    Hello. Madura Gold is a solid choice to go against fruitwood stained wood because of it's rich colors and warm feel. Another option I recommend to consider would be Golden Rock, as well as Exotic Gold and Crema Bordeaux. Hope this helps!

  • Caravan67 08:10PM, Nov 12 2012

    I have fruitwood stained cabinets white appliances, off white tile floor, and walls are a soft yellow. What granite countertop would you recommend. Is Madura Gold good or something else. Please help Thanks

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:58PM, May 9 2012

    My recommendations for you are timeless and classic countertop choices such as Santa Cecilia Real and Giallo Napoleone. For the backsplash, you can use a natural tumbled Noce or Mocha travertine tile.

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:49PM, May 8 2012

    It depends on the color tone of your Mardura Gold slab you've chosen. The Madura can vary quite drastically between shipments in color tone and pattern. Generally, it's warm golden tones look stunning against cherry cabinetry so you can use a light and neutral backsplash such as Palladium Travertine in a stacked mosaic or Oyster Mix travertine tile. I've attached photos for your reference. Good luck!

  • Phyllis janofsky 11:27PM, May 7 2012

    We have a large two level u shape kitchen area plus a 20 ft. wall of cabinets (need about 100 sq. ft. of granite). Existing dark cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, light natural wood floor. Need suggestions for granite and back splash. I don't want granite back splash. Also need suggestions for tile on wall between granite and cabinet along the long wall where there is 18 inches between. Looking for granite with slight veins and specks.  

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:46PM, May 4 2012

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  • Oldtwn1 04:07PM, May 4 2012

    What is the cost of Madurai Gold per sq foot?

  • Karendimodica 10:47PM, Apr 28 2012

    I have a very rich; but lite cherry kitchen cabinet; and a light cream & beige ceramic tile floor.  Stove/Microwave are black/stainless with black frig and dishwasher.  I chose Madura Gold today for countertop.  Is this contrasting enough?  Back splash.  Do I want to darken or lighten that area?

  • Marble.com - Derek 08:36PM, Nov 30 2011 What color are your cabinets?
  • Sarabrown1952 03:26AM, Nov 25 2011 I am looking at madura gold granite for my countertops.  I have old chicago brick floor.  will this work?
  • Marble.com - Derek 05:57PM, Nov 18 2011 Take a look at the choices in our Tiles section: http://www.marble.com/material... Specifically, I feel like our "Shell" or "Pompei Coral" tile would compliment your design nicely, or a similar style and color tone to these. Good luck!
  • Psnowdrop 04:26PM, Nov 16 2011 Also, what do you suggest for Flooring... we wanted to go with Tile
  • Marble.com - Derek 08:07PM, Nov 2 2011 Do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions or comments!
  • snowdrop 08:02PM, Oct 28 2011 Thank you so much for the  Response that helps
  • snowdrop 03:38PM, Oct 28 2011 Also, Our kitchen open into living area on oneside  and  breakfast nook to patio on the other side. Our appliances are Stainless steel.
  • Marble.com - Derek 03:38PM, Oct 28 2011 I'd recommend shaker style cabinet, that's appropriate for your design. As for color suggestions, calm, soft, neutral yet warm colors such as New Venetian Gold, Giallo Ornamental, plus also Santa Cecilia Real and Giallo Napole, are an excellent choice for the base cabinet. For the second level, a richer color with movement such as Crema Bordeaux, Golden Shadow S, Madura Gold, and New Colonial Dream are great options to consider. Hope this helps!
  • snowdrop 03:22PM, Oct 28 2011 Yeah i have an L shaped open kitchen as shown in the picutre. we are planning on having a cook top and a wall over too...Any recommendations on the cabinets(like raised panel/shaker style).Please find the javaglaze  cabinet color at www.aristokraft.com  Any of your recommendations will help.
  • Marble.com - Derek 03:06PM, Oct 28 2011 So you will have a two level countertop throughout the perimeter? Do you have an island that is two levels also? Please elaborate.
  • snowdrop 07:46PM, Oct 27 2011 Hi we are building a new house and we have decided to go with Aristokraft Maple wood Javaglaze in the kitchen  and we are confused to pick up our countertops.
    In base level i only have two options which we liked ( New Venitian Gold and Giallo Ornamental) and in Level 2 we like  Madhura Gold and Colonial Cream.
    We are really confused..Please help!
  • Marble.com - Derek 07:29PM, Sep 13 2011 Have you looked at the Madura Gold slabs in-person and verified that the fabricator has slabs of Madura Gold that look like our 304 "ID" ? I just do not want there to be any major disappointment. I've done a search for your updated cabinet color and concluded that it's a darker shade, although an image of the cabinets or actual company name of the shade would be helpful. Anyway, my suggestions for your countertop are the following: http://www.marble.com/material... Let me know what you think!
  • Hunter0627 11:34PM, Sep 9 2011 Thanks for replying. I changed the color of the cabinets to a maple brown shade. Since we're having our cabinets painted it seems to be harder. 304 is the number of the madura gold. My floor pattern is veiny, so now I'm not sure if I should go with specks or veins. I'm not stuck on Madura gold. Any other suggestions for the color granite. I didn't think it was going to be this difficult. Thanks again
  • Marble.com - Derek 01:24PM, Sep 9 2011 Please be aware that Madura Gold can vary wildly between each batch and delivery. Which Madura Gold "ID" on this page are you leaning toward using as your countertop? Usually Madura Gold has plenty of golden and orange undertones. These hues bring plenty of warmth to the design, so a dark cherry cabinet could create an elegant contrast and fit the set-up nicely. That's my choice.
  • Hunter0627 09:23AM, Sep 9 2011 Need help with the color of our cabinets. We like the
    Madura gold. Our floor is a med. Beige tile with alittle gray and white in it. And the color of our walls are rich cream. My cabinets are being painted. Unsure if we should go dark or light with the cabinet.
  • Marble.com - Derek 12:47PM, Aug 11 2011 We have Madura Gold in-stock at our South Plainfield, NJ location. We have had multiple deliveries of this stone over time and I'm not sure exactly which batches we have stocked at this location at the moment, you would have to come visit and take a look at the slabs in-person. You can also call the office and inquire about the color tones on the current slabs. Madura Gold is a solid choice that will create warmth and an inviting atmosphere in your design. Some other suggestions are 'Bordeaux' and 'Four Seasons'. Good luck!
  • Sarina 04:30AM, Aug 10 2011 We have Shenandoah Winchester Cherry Spice cabinets with natural Brazilian cherry 5" width floor (kitchen, eat-in kitchen, family room) in a fairly open plan.  I'm thinking about going with Madura Gold for the counter top (u-shaped, with peninsula, with sink in the middle of the u. Considering Elkay or Blanco composite granite sink in 'mocha' or 'cafe brown' respectively).  I'm leaning towards Madura Gold, ID306.  Do you have any other suggestions? Is this granite available in your South Plainfield warehouse?
  • Marble.com - Derek 01:36PM, Jul 15 2011 My pick also goes for Colonial Gold. The light undertones in this stone will offset your cherry cabinetry, while the golden veins will compliment the design at the same time. A perfect balance!
  • Marble.com - Kinga 08:44PM, Jul 14 2011 Sand Bn99,
    Both stones would look equally beautiful in your space. Remember, there are many shipments of both stones so you may want to look at as many as you can to find the one you like best. Personally, I like the Colonial Gold better for your setup as the patterns and colors tend to have more depth and feel richer as opposed to the Madura Gold. Hope this helps!
  • Sand Bn99 08:16PM, Jul 14 2011 we have natural cherry color cabinets with earthy tones big tiles , all our appliances are stainless steel.
    We are hesitating between madura gold light and colonial gold.any receommenadtion?
  • Carole 06:35PM, Feb 2 2011 We have white cabinets and would like a granite in the gold family. We really love Madura gold. How do you think it will look?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:19AM, Feb 3 2011 Carole: You have a pretty open floor plan with the white cabinets. What color is the floor? The Madura Gold is a gorgeous choice full of rich color that is sure to be the centerpiece of your kitchen. Another option that I think would look amazing is Crema Bordeaux.
  • Weatherly 12:57PM, Oct 13 2010 We have a very small kitchen with natural hickory cabinets and wood floors that are pretty much the same color as the cabinets. What color countertops would look good? I like the Madura Gold and Amarello Bamboo.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:23AM, Oct 15 2010 Weatherly: I suggest something light and simple like a beige tumbled travertine tile. Madura Gold would also look nice.
  • Tammi 09:36PM, Oct 6 2010 Was thinking of Madura Gold... I have honey oak cabinets and almond tile floor. I also have all black appliances. I need something with some black in it but not alot. Was wondering about any of the Madura's or any other suggestions. Coming in on Friday afternoon to pick color.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:41AM, Oct 8 2010 Tammi: Madura Gold is an excellent choice. Also take a look at New Venetian Gold and Gold Antique.
  • Beth 10:03AM, Oct 4 2010 We have Cream color cabinets with natural hardwood floors We like the madura Gold would that work
    • All Granite and Marble 10:33AM, Oct 5 2010 Beth: Absolutely!
  • suzzie 01:35PM, Sep 25 2010 I HAVE WHITE KITCHEN CABINETS WITH BLACK APPLIANCES AND A BEIGE TILE FLOOR. I WAS THINKING OF SOMETHING IN THE BLACK OR GREY FAMILY,BUT WOULD IT BE TOO DARK WITH THE BLACK APPLIANCES? WHAT COLOR GRANITE COUNTERTOP WOULD LOOK GOOD WITH IT?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:59AM, Sep 28 2010 Suzzie: Try Giallo Fiorito, Tan Brown, Baltic Brown.
  • Nancy 02:59PM, Sep 19 2010 We have cherry colored cabinets in most of the kitchen. We plan to add an isalnd with cream cabinets and dark glazing to tie together. Our current floor is a gold-tone beige ceramic tile. Do you think this would be the right color to tie everything together? Also, what color/type of backsplash would go well?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:12AM, Sep 20 2010 Nancy: Some good options are Giallo Ornamental, Kashmir Gold, for a vivid and rich look try Crema Bordeaux. For backsplash, a tumbled botticion marble tile would fit in nicely.
  • Jane 10:31AM, Aug 13 2010 What is the difference between Madura Gold and Kashmir Gold. I was told they were the same but different names
    • All Granite and Marble 09:06AM, Aug 16 2010 Jane: In our inventory it is two completely different stones. The Madura Gold is darker and has a more intense golden tone. The Kashmir Gold is a lighter tone.
  • Carly 12:48PM, Aug 5 2010 I have medium-dark cherry cabinets, light beige floor and stainless appliances. Would this color granite be ok for the countertops and island?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:11AM, Aug 6 2010 Carly: Absolutely! The richness in the Madura Gold will compliment your cherry wood nicely.
  • Kelly 12:47PM, Jul 19 2010 We have golden oak cabinets, a smaller country kitchen, how would this look with our cabinets.? I have seen the ubatubas in others houses they are pretty but not sure I want that. We will either do a tile or hardwoods like the rest of our house which are sort of a gunstock color if I remember correctly. What is your opinion on a granite that would go with any color scheme, earthy tones that would not be too modern looking? and flooring if u had to choose thanks so much
    • All Granite and Marble 12:43PM, Jul 20 2010 Kelly: Madura Gold is an excellent choice as the golden tones will compliment your design nicely. Another option is Golden Rock to create a better contrast between the cabinetry.
  • Jesse 11:55PM, May 27 2010 we have honey wheat color cabinets with a light beige/tan tile on the floor. We like Maduro gold, Kashmir gold and black galaxy but don't really know if any of them will go. Help!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:57AM, May 28 2010 Jesse: I'd go darker for a rich contrast and sleek, contemporary look. I'm thinking the Black Galaxy as it will offset the cabinets nicely.
  • Dave Arnold 05:31PM, Apr 30 2010 Need 18 pc. of 18" x 18" Madura Gold w/ shipping to Jacksonville, Fl 32223. Thank you 904-382-9941
    • All Granite and Marble 01:37PM, May 3 2010 Dave Arnold: Unfortunately we do not operate in FL.
  • fran 11:25AM, Mar 23 2010 I've heard of Madura Gold Light, but having a tough time finding pics. Is this the same granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:52PM, Mar 23 2010 fran: It would probably be lighter, this is the regular Madura. We do not have pictures of Madura Gold Light.
  • Lisa 03:03PM, Feb 16 2010 I have a madura gold granit countertop, rusty, black specs in it. Do you think that a cherry cabinet will go with that counter top?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:54PM, Feb 16 2010 Lisa: Yes. A warm and traditional look.
  • Gayle 10:04PM, Feb 11 2010 I have wheatfield bronze cherry cabinets and a light stone floor. Stainless steel appliances and a light tumbled stone backsplash. Sage green walls. Would Madura Gold work for counters?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:22AM, Feb 12 2010 Gayle : It will look stunning. Great choice!
  • Peggy 08:47PM, Feb 5 2010 We have brazilian cherry (laminate) flooring and brownish cabinets (from IKEA) with a slight reddish tint. My backsplash is tumbled marble - mixed reddish color with cream colors, and accents of copper tiles. We have a faux copper tin ceiling. I want something light, but that will pick up the colors - is this a good choice?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:08AM, Feb 6 2010 Peggy: Absolutely -- very rich and warm.
  • jennifer 01:56AM, Jan 27 2010 Is Madura Gold or Golden Oak suitable for Dark Cognac Maple cabinets? The floors are light bronze ceramic. Also would brass or bronze pull handles on cabinet doors match well with everything?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:33AM, Jan 27 2010 jennifer: The batch of Madura Gold going around right now looks more like stone ID 306. With that being said, I'm leaning towards the Golden Oak, it will compliment the cognac cabinets nicely.
  • Praveena 02:00AM, Nov 22 2009 I am considering using madura gold granite in my kitchen, but a lot of dealers are advising me to use darker color granites as they are more suitable for countertops. Please tell me if madura gold is suitanle as a countertop, if its porus and if it needs a sealant.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:15PM, Nov 23 2009 Praveena: Madura Gold is excellent for kitchen countertop. Every granite needs to be sealed. It should be done yearly.
  • PC 03:05PM, Nov 12 2009 I have light oak cabinets and will have tan/cream veined 18" tile, all white appl. and condsidering Madura Gold for counters. Would this be to monocromatic? Should I look at more contrast?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:27PM, Nov 12 2009 PC: You should be alright, for a little darker maybe Juparana Bronze.
  • PC 11:20PM, Nov 11 2009 I have light oak cabinets, beige/tan modled tile and am considering Madura Gold for the countertops. Would it be to monocromatic? Should we look at something with more contrast?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:00PM, Nov 12 2009 PC: I think you should be fine. For more contrast look at the Bordeaux.
  • Kathy M 08:07PM, Oct 30 2009 Our cabinets are dove white, white tile floors with some beige highlights. Is this too light for the countertops? The adjoining family room has medium brown pine cabinets, not putting granite there... just the wood. Would a darker Madura Gold work better?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:43AM, Oct 31 2009 Kathy M: Yes -- you need contrast in your design, Madura Gold would work great.
  • Laurie 02:40PM, Oct 24 2009 Previous owner installed granite around island cooktop--looks almost black with greenish tinge with rust and cream specks--might be verde peacock. We want to replace laminate on perimeter counters with complementary granite--no blacks or dark greens-would look too dark. We have white painted cabinets, mix of white and stainless appliances and terracotta colored rubber tile floors. What granite would you recommend? We liked madurai gold. Any others we should consider?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:05AM, Oct 26 2009 Laurie: Also take a look at Kashmir Gold, and maybe Golden Persa.
  • Lucy 05:15AM, Sep 20 2009 I have hand-scraped wood floors (whiskey color)that are medium brown with some streaks of brown. The cabinets are oak in peppercorn brown. Will the medura gold work for the countertops? I am interested in a light colored backsplash. What do you think?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:36AM, Sep 21 2009 Lucy: It will look very good, go for it!
  • Mandy 08:33PM, Sep 19 2009 I am looking to purchase a granite countertop. We were looking into the madura gold but are wondering what you would recommend. Our kitchen floor is a solid mauve ceramic tile and our cabinets are cherry. We are looking for something in a warm beige or a lighter color granite look with hints of mauve or pink but not overpowering.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:23AM, Sep 21 2009 Mandy: Take a look at the "Bordeaux" family of stones, very warm and rich.
  • nicole 07:26PM, Aug 6 2009 I have dark cherry wood cabinets with hard wood floors (oak?) throughout the house. The kitchen is in one big great room with a den with warm colors. The walls are soft yellow/gold. Do you think this will go well? There is so much color going on - the dark cabinets, the wood floors, the other room its so hard to choose this!!!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:00AM, Aug 7 2009 nicole: Choosing the right granite can be quite difficult sometimes :-) I think Madura Gold would be fine, plenty of contrast between the cabinets, would be a very warm look.
  • Kathy 02:16PM, Aug 1 2009 Cabinets are biscotti(cream) and island is chestnut - considering Madura gold? Floor tile is creamy color with veins of grey and auburn - mostly cream color Is there any other stone I should consider?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:22AM, Aug 3 2009 Kathy: I actually think Madura Gold would look very sharp in that set-up, go for it!
  • Ann Caruana 08:32AM, Jul 17 2009 I'm building an outdoor barbeque made of stone. Colors in the stone have grey tones and warm golden tones I'm considering ladies dream and Madura Beach for two small granite counters on the barbeque unit. Any suggestions on granite colors?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:43AM, Jul 17 2009 Ann Caruana: Madura Gold would match nicely. Kashmir Gold I think could work too.
  • maria 07:49PM, Jun 20 2009 I have cognac maple cupboards with engineered brazlien jatoba floors. . I am considering madura gold or kashmir white. Or any other suggestions..... Thank you
    • All Granite and Marble 03:35PM, Jun 22 2009 maria: Both are good choices. Similar warmth but definitely enough contrast. There are plenty other stones that would go, but they all look close to what you suggested.
  • Ammu 08:46AM, Jun 18 2009 Amalfi is the stain that the cabinet manufacturer (Cardell) sells on birch wood. I tried to post a link but it didnt't work. If you search of "Cardell Birch Amalfi" you will find it. The style of the cabinet is Milano. Thanks a ton.
    • All Granite and Marble 05:26PM, Jun 18 2009 Ammu: Alright. Very pretty color. They do work together. It will depend a lot on the particular batch of the stone though. The lighter, the better. This particular one is on the darker side and it starts to blend a bit. The one in the photos of the kitchen is much better.
  • Ammu 12:50PM, Jun 15 2009 I am thinking of getting Madura Gold and was wondering if it would go with my setting. I currently have "Amalfi" cabinets, light brown tile and SS appliances. Your thoughts will be much appreciated.
    • All Granite and Marble 02:01PM, Jun 16 2009 Ammu: Please elaborate on the Amalfi cabinets...
  • William Pagano 03:28PM, May 21 2009 Cabinets are Diamond's Prelude "Sorrel" at the island and Ivory with Fawn Beige glaze for the base & wall of cabinets. How will this stone look? Also, a sample of this stone I have seen shows numerous Mica flakes that add sparkle, does these slabs have that also??
    • All Granite and Marble 10:28AM, May 22 2009 William Pagano: I think that it's a good match. Subtle but not boring. Yes, the mica is a prevalent feature of this stone, BUT always check the specific slabs you'll be getting.
  • Rose 03:47PM, May 10 2009 Perimeter cabinets were just installed and they are beautiful but came out more buttercream than the sample. I was going to go madura on all, but now I'm concerned that madura may not be enough of a contrast with the buttercream. I have a chestnut cherry island, early American oak floors and stainless appliances Q: Would antique brown, absolute black or soapstone work on the perimeter with madura on the island? Too busy? It's a large kitchen with separate desk and bar areas too (in the buttercream). Thanks!!
    • All Granite and Marble 05:35PM, May 11 2009 Rose: There are far too many variables here for me to be able to help you without looking at the colors myself. Any chance you can send in a photo? You can use the Contact Us form. Thanks!
  • Ken 03:18PM, Apr 8 2009 We have Toffee Maple cabinets and Java bamboo floors. Interested in your thoughts on how they might work with the Madura Gold
    • All Granite and Marble 07:49AM, Apr 9 2009 Ken: Madura Gold will introduce gold into the party. Both the floor and cabinets have brown tones and the stone will break them up nicely. The darker tones in Madura have deep gold almost brown colors which would complement both woods. Make sure too double check and compare samples before you commit.
  • DEB 12:21AM, Apr 6 2009 i HAVE A COUNTRY KITCHEN WITH OAK CABINETS AND OAK WOOD FLOORS. WE WERE THINKING ABOUT MADURA GOLD COUNTER TOPS BUT AREN'T SURE WHAT TO USE FOR A BACKSPASH?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:14AM, Apr 6 2009 DEB: Use a nice creamy/beige tile, maybe tumbled marble. The beige will pick up the light creamy colors from Madura Gold. Take a look at this picture http://www.marble.com/countertops/galleries/full/kitchens/159.html I would loose the trim though.
  • Deb 11:53AM, Jan 13 2009 I have white cabinets, red oak floors and am considering Madurai Gold. I don't want it to look gold and the slab I saw didn't actually look gold at all. Is this possible?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:07PM, Jan 13 2009 Deb: Absolutely. Slabs will differ depending on which quarry they're from.
  • Cynthia 01:40PM, Dec 2 2008 I chose Madura Gold I love it, considering same on backsplash.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:47PM, Dec 2 2008 Cynthia: It might get a bit busy, depending on how intense the pattern is.
  • Annemarie 03:47PM, Nov 24 2008 I am planning on Madura gold cabinets/island with dark cherry cabinets and an early american hardwod flooring. What do you think of the colors??
    • All Granite and Marble 09:57AM, Nov 25 2008 Annemarie: I think that is a nice combination.
  • Tim 08:51PM, Oct 19 2008 What are your thoughts on a Madura Gold island with absolute black on the perimeter countertops with honey finished oak cabinets and a light tan tile back splash?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:10AM, Nov 19 2008 Tim: Very clever idea. The black will provide an "anchor" for the Madura and accentuate the pattern even more. Love it!
  • donna s. 08:57PM, Sep 29 2008 cherry cabinets with harvest stain and chocolate glaze help this or madua gold or gialovenevian
    • All Granite and Marble 11:53AM, Sep 30 2008 donna s.: I'm not sure how dark the cabinets are. I'm thinking Giallo might create more contrast.
  • Jyoti 09:09AM, Sep 25 2008 Iwant to make my conter tops with black galaxy and do not know what color will go with it on the island island. Please help
    • All Granite and Marble 12:10PM, Sep 26 2008 Jyoti: I think going with absolute black would make this easier on you.
  • Alice 11:47PM, Jun 10 2008 My cabinets are toffe finish & tile flooring a similar shade. I love Madura Gold, but not sure if will be too much "monochromatic". Can you recomend a similar one that would be lighter...Shiva Kashmir pink?(401)..Vyara Gold?(457)and still go with cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:55PM, Jun 30 2008 Alice: Vyara Gold seems like a contender. You also have to take into account the pattern. That can make a big difference.
  • jim 11:54PM, May 23 2008 our kitchen has white cabinets, lots of light and white tile floors - looking at Sapphire Blue or Madura Gold for the counters - any opinion? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 04:52PM, Jun 24 2008 jim: Both are excellent choices. You will have plenty of contrast.
  • Michelle 08:57PM, Feb 23 2008 Would this stone go well with honey oak cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:48AM, Feb 26 2008 Michelle: This particular Madura Gold is a bit too soft in appearance to work with Honey Oak cabinets. One with a very strong veining will be better.
  • Beth 08:52AM, Feb 5 2008 Do you think Madura gold will work with white beadboard cabinets. The floor is a cognac colored maple and my island is a lighter colored cherry (Mandarin)
    • All Granite and Marble 05:33PM, Feb 7 2008 Beth: It would make a very toned down kitchen color-wise.
  • Ron 10:42AM, Jan 29 2008 we also like shivakashi pink...decisions, decision....
  • Ron 10:39AM, Jan 29 2008 Would this go with light golden maple or antique white w/dark brown glaze cabinets? Floors are neutral light golden beige tiles. Also, is this similar to Golden Beach granite? The other granite we like is Exotic Gold. What would the best combination be? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 05:03PM, Feb 7 2008 Ron: Out of the three, this one has the perfect balance of character and color.
  • Mary Ann J 09:30PM, Jan 28 2008 Would like to use Mudura Gold for countertop but not sure if will go with antique white w/espresso glaze maple cabinets - or should I look for something darker? No floor selection yet.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:24AM, Feb 7 2008 Mary Ann J: White cabinets will be enough to set the contrast between the tops and the rest of the kitchen.
  • George 09:07PM, Dec 17 2007 Please let me which one will work better between Madura Gold and Solarius for my setting(with cherry cabinet, SS appliance, and maple hardwood) ? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 10:38AM, Dec 22 2007 George: As I said in the previous answer, Solarius is a stunning color. Madura will also work well if you'd rather have a more toned down look.
  • George 09:04PM, Dec 17 2007 Hello, Thanks. Will Solarus granite work with my cherry cabinet and maple floor ? I mean your stone ID 420 ? It seems has a lot yellow in that granit. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:37AM, Dec 22 2007 George: That is a beautiful stone there George! I think the pattern is very dramatic, and will definitely make a stunning top.
  • George 02:49AM, Dec 16 2007 I have a maple hardwood floor with honey stain in Kitchen. Will Madura gold work in this setting ? I also have cherry cabinet, which granit you will recommend ?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:26AM, Dec 17 2007 George: Any of the medium golds will work great.
  • Bryan 02:05PM, Oct 24 2007 I have conemporary Cherry Cabinets in medium-dark red with medium hardwood floors. How would you rank the following granites for a countertop: Kashmir Gold, Madura Gold, St. Cecelia, New Venetian Gold?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:05PM, Oct 24 2007 Bryan: All are good choices. You did your homework well! I would probably go for Madura or Kashmir because they have movement. But that's just my personal opinion.
  • ellie 03:31AM, Oct 9 2007 cabinets are contemporary in medium red cherry (i.e., with gold tones) Is madera gold or tan brown better?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:43AM, Oct 9 2007 ellie: My personal choice would be the Madura Gold. I just like the pattern more. I think it would add more life to the kitchen.
  • Julia 02:25PM, Oct 8 2007 I have cream colored cabinets and hardwood floors. I haven't chosen a stain for the floor, but thinking darker rather than the lighter honey color. I really like this stone. Do you feel this would work together well. Or should I be considering an even darker color?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:41AM, Oct 9 2007 Julia: Definitely make the floor a darker stain, then there should be plenty of contrast in the kitchen.
  • Fran 04:58PM, Sep 1 2007 I'm getting maple cabinets with a nutmeg glaze. do you think this would go with my cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:42PM, Sep 6 2007 Fran: It's a low contrast scenario, but it could work depending on the lighting.
  • Kristen 05:59PM, Jul 29 2007 I really like this one along with Kashmir Gold 286. Do you think either of these would look good with a slate flooring with honey colored cabinets? Or do you think I should go with something darker? Open to suggestions. I would like to stay with a light backsplash.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:07PM, Aug 2 2007 Kristen: Hmm... I think it would look good. As long as there is enough contrast between the cabinets and the stone you should be ok. Light backsplash is definitely a good option.
  • Carolyn McD 11:26PM, Jul 16 2007 I have a sample of this granite on my counter at this moment. These pictures only reinforce how lovely it is. I think I am going to go with this Madura Gold. It will bring out the color in the maple butterscotch cabinets we ordered - Thank you for your wonderful site -nformative and has helped me so much.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:32PM, Jul 17 2007 Carolyn McD: You are welcome :)
  • Linda K 11:19PM, Jul 13 2007 This is beautiful
  • Linda K 11:16PM, Jul 13 2007 I really like this one
  • Deanna 09:32PM, Jul 11 2007 Is stone of lessor quality coming from India rather than Brazil?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:52AM, Jul 12 2007 Deanna: No, definately not. Stones from India are of excellent quality. The difference is rather in certian colors and styles that are only available from India or Brazil.
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