Black Pearl

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Original name:
Black Pearl

Other name(s) used:
Silver Pearl Dark, Opalescence

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Black, Brown, Green
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Floor
A popular black granite with a solid consistency. Minor variations between slabs can include silver specks and gold veins.
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  • Irin D. 07:22PM, Apr 3 2015

    Hi! We are building our home and I am choosing the right granite countertop for our kitchen. If we are to consider maintenance and look which is better, a black pearl granite or a metallic grey granite? We have a white shaker kitchen cabinet, stainless steel appliance, black staine island. Our floor is south fork hickory hardwood, sabine style. I hope you will help me figure out the best countertop for our kitchen.Thanks!

  • - Peter 03:58PM, Feb 10 2014


    This is actually a great choice for your current color selection, I would recommend it.

  • Susan 01:32PM, Feb 9 2014

    I am renovating a small master bath using white tile with veins of silver gray. Same on floor. Newstallshower is using same on walls witha multi grsy base. i am picking up a band ofdecotative accentsofblak, grY, wite, and a hint of gold. Base cabinet is black. Would I be better to chooses white marbled countertop similar to flooring or a black granite? Thank you,

  • - Peter 06:21PM, Jan 10 2014

    I do not think that Black Granite would be too dark for these cabinets. I would add an elegant nice contast to your kitchen. I suggest going for it, it would really be a nice look!

  • pat111 02:45PM, Jan 10 2014

    I have exact same cabinet like this with lighter floor(very light greyish brown) than this and same layout for kitchen with lots of light. I like black granite. Is it too dark for this cabinet? If not, can you suggest which black granite and backsplash will work for this cabinet and greyish brown floor tile. If you think it will make kitchen too dark, please suggest any other lighter granite and backsplash for this kitchen. thanks!!

  • - Adrian 04:42PM, Mar 12 2013

    Hi, I think that your kitchen must look  warm with redish and brown colours. Selecting the right colour of the stone consider not only the color of the paint and stone, but the light which enters the kitchen. If your kitchen has got a lof light inside then you can go with black or silver colours like: Silver Pearl, Black Pearl or even Absolut Black. Then you will get a contrast between your cabinets, crimson walls and countertop. For the darker kitchen I would recommend you to go with some lighter neutral stone like: New Colonial Gold or Bianco Romano with burgundy spots. Please tell me more details about your kitchen, maybe I could help you even more ?

  • Danwalsh56 01:08AM, Mar 12 2013

    i have black appliances medium oak cabinets crimson walls and a redwood floor what color countertops would you recommend?

  • - Derek 04:08PM, Nov 13 2012

    Hello. I'm leaning toward a rich and colorful mosaic tile, such as Anatolia Bliss Cabarnet Glass & Stone Linear Blend, or perhaps a Fire & Ice - Slate & Quartz Mosaic. I've attached photos of my suggestions for your easy reference. Best of luck!

  • saboo 04:24PM, Nov 12 2012

    I have Black Pearl granite countertops and Shrock plain front cinammon cabinets.  What backsplash would your recommend behind my counter-mounted stove top?


  • - Natalia 05:32PM, Jun 11 2012

    I'm enjoying the Black Pearl for a sleek and elegant monochromatic look and feel. Another choice I recommend to take a look at is Silver Pearl. It's a similar shade but a little bit on the lighter side. Good luck!

  • Rotties2love 05:16AM, Jun 5 2012

    I have black appliances, grey & white tile on the floor and natural oak cabinets. Would black pearl countertops look okay? or maybe crystal grey?

  • - Derek 09:35PM, Apr 27 2012

    Hi Cathy. Unfortunately we do not have information on the backsplash used in the work examples. We just have information on the granite countertops that we installed. 

  • Cathy 05:18PM, Apr 23 2012

    We have been considering black pearl granite and love the backsplash  in the work example picture.  Can you tell me exactly what the material is?

  • - Derek 05:06PM, Mar 17 2012

    You have a contrast between dark and light granite choices, so your first decision must me which direction you're attracted to going in more. If your kitchen is a large, open space with plenty of natural light, then you can use a dark countertop color, but if it's smaller and you do not have much natural light, then a lighter, warmer granite may be more appropriate. Right now, I am leaning toward the Tropical Brown because it's a happy medium and would compliment your wood color nicely. Hope this helps!

  • Tara 02:02PM, Mar 13 2012

    We have natural oak floors and the cabinets are maple with a mocha glaze finish and the appliances are stainless steel.  I am looking at the Black Pearl, Giallo Ornamental and Tropical Brown granite.  Do you have any suggestions which granite would look the best?

  • - Derek 02:32PM, Sep 27 2011 Kinga's suggestions are on-point. In addition, you may want to check out Cosmic Black, Ubatuba Gold, and Imperial Coffee:
  • - Kinga 12:27PM, Sep 26 2011 Take a look at the Platinum Bahia, Bahia Brown and Astoria. All of these stones would compliment your space and work well with your design. Let me know what you think!
  • - Kinga 12:07PM, Sep 26 2011 I’m leaning towards the Imperial Coffee for your setup. Derek’s backsplash suggestion is excellent! It will bring the space together so well. Another beautiful choice would be tumbled travertine or brown slate. Let us know what you think!
  • Diane 03:17AM, Sep 24 2011 I had my kitchen cabinets refinished to french country with rustic looking hardware.  My kitchen floor is made from old brick and the adjoining flooring is old pine flooring.  Any suggestions on what color granite counter tops would look well so it doesn't look to busy?
  • - Derek 02:55PM, Sep 22 2011 I'd use a darker granite color to offset the golden highlights in your cabinetry. Options such as Tropical Brown, Butterfly Antique, and Imperial Coffee come to mind. For the backsplash, my suggestion is a Mocha Splitface Versailles travertine mosaic. I've attached an image for your reference.
  • Lowell 01:38PM, Sep 22 2011 I have oak cabinets,golden oak floors, and stainless steel appliances.  What color granite would you suggest for my counter tops, also what back 
    splash would you suggest?
  • All Granite and Marble 11:41AM, Jun 6 2011 Dear Bopper,

    Take a look at Giallo Ornamental, Astoria, and Tan Brown. Let me know what you think.
  • Bopper 12:58AM, Jun 6 2011 We have walnut color stained cabinets, terra-cotta ceramic tile on the
    floor, I would like to finally add the granite counter tops. Which color would you suggest?
  • Debbie 01:54AM, Apr 22 2011 We have medium oak cabinets and are using black pearl on the countertops. Since our kitchen opens to our family room which is warm tones (brown, tan) which is more traditional than modern...can you recommend a tile color for the back splash. We plan on keeping the floor a neutral color and we have stainless steel appliances.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:25AM, Apr 23 2011 Debbie: Try something like our Capadoccia Glass & Travertine mosaic mix:
  • janine 09:57PM, Apr 19 2011 I have giallo napoleone in kitchen which is open to family room. Want to add granite around fireplace in family room. They ahve extra pieces of black pearl, verde butterfly and tropic brown. Which one of those would complement kitchen granite? thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:56PM, Apr 20 2011 Janine: I would not use too dark of a color as that would be in stark contrast to the Napoleone. I recommend the Tropical Brown.
  • Michelle 08:03AM, Apr 3 2011 I am doing a complete kitchen reno in our midcentury modern home. I have found a black metalic tile for the the flooring and I want to use a white carrera marble countertop my problem is what kind of cabinets to use?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:33AM, Apr 4 2011 Michelle: I'd use white cabinets.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:57AM, Feb 11 2011 LORAINE: My suggestions for granite are Tan Brown and Baltic Brown. A tumbled travertine tile for backsplash and Benjamin Moore "Squire Hill Buff".
  • sheila rogers 09:14PM, Nov 18 2010 We have off white cabinets with a charcoal grey glaze. We have dark charcoal iron knobs and pulls - Frenchy looking. We are considering Black Pearl granite for our counters. What kind of tile would look good with the grey tones and the black and antique white of the cabinets for a backsplash? We considered grey/white marble subway tiles but afraid the swirl of the marble may be too busy with the granite. Any thoughts? Our appliances are black with a stainless frig.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:26AM, Nov 19 2010 Sheila Rogers: You should use a off white or white subway tile.
  • Patty Trantham 09:44AM, Nov 9 2010 We have french distressed butterscotch hardwood flooring, honey maple cabinets, and black pearl granite countertops and don't know what color to do the backsplash. Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:28AM, Nov 10 2010 Patty Trantham: I recommend a tumbled noce or mocha travertine tile.
  • Gina 04:55PM, Nov 3 2010 I am installing black pearl granite on traditional white cabinets. My floors are stained hardwood in a warm redwood tone. I like the clean look of traditional white shiney subway tiles, with a framed white on white herringbone design over the cooktop. Can you suggest another tile color, I am stuck with this idea and can't think of another alternative!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:09AM, Nov 5 2010 Gina: You could use a tumbled botticino marble tile, but I think you're going in the right direction with the subway tile.
  • Evelyn 12:48AM, Oct 4 2010 We are installing two different color cabinets in our kitchen and was wondering whether it would be better to use two different color granite countertops or just one for the entire kitchen. One of the colors we were considering was black. Do you have any suggestions on a particular black? If not black, what color do you suggest? All the cabinets will be a glazed toasted almond (Thomasville) except for the island which is cinnamon (Thomasville).
    • All Granite and Marble 08:49AM, Oct 4 2010 Evelyn: For a nice and affordable black color, I suggest to look at Brazilian Black and G.P. Black. If you're going to use two colors, I recommend Ubatuba or Butterfly Antique for the island.
  • Natalie 02:24PM, Sep 14 2010 I am planning to use black pearl granite in my kitchen with natural wood floors and honey oak cabinets. I also have stainless appliances. The room is open to my family room, which has a warm feel (reds, oranges, warm tan, etc.). Any suggestions for backsplash tile? Most of our decor is traditional/transitional. TIA!
    • All Granite and Marble 08:48AM, Sep 15 2010 Natalie: I recommend a tumbled noce travertine tile for backsplash.
  • Marissa 07:54PM, Mar 29 2010 With white cabinets and stainless apps, we are leaning toward black pearl. I have read some comments regarding dark granite showing dust, fingerprints and streaks. What is your feeling on these issues?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:15AM, Mar 30 2010 Marissa: Granites that are dark in color require a little extra attention to maintain their shiny finish, since they more easily show traces of dust and fingerprints, but I would not say it's a reason to turn down such a sleek and beautiful color of stone. Just make sure to clean up spills immediately and clean the stone regularly using a natural stone cleaner or gentle soap and water.
  • Betty 11:47PM, Oct 18 2009 I wrote before about choosing a backsplash for my white kitchen and am considering the subway tiles as planned. Travertine did not fit in with my 60's home with more retro/transitional decor. I am trying to decide between the white glossy or mat white subway tiles with an insert of small brick pattern black glass tiles around the perimeter of the backsplash one subway tile distance from my Black Pearl countertop. Any input?
  • Chastity 12:07PM, Oct 15 2009 I have a large white tiled kitchen with honey oak cabinets and butter yellow walls would Black Pearl be the most economical black to use?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:55PM, Oct 15 2009 Chastity: Also check out San Gabriel Black, another affordable option.
  • Betty 12:59PM, Oct 9 2009 Thanks so much. I really appreciate your help.
  • Betty 05:58PM, Oct 8 2009 Thanks for the help. I wasn't sure if I could use travertine with the glossy granite. My floor tile is Daltile van Gogh which is white from a distance but has a HINT of gray, pink (like a sunset). Would the creamy white tones still work. FAmily room is painted creamy white and it is all open to the kitchen. What size tile do you recommend? Would the subway ones work?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:48AM, Oct 9 2009 Betty: Sure subway tile would work, in a brick pattern.
  • Betty 11:45PM, Oct 7 2009 I wrote several weeks ago for ideas on granite for my white kitchen, light tile floors, stainless appliances. You suggested going with darker granite for contrast as I was considering a white. It is a beautiful Black Pearl. I now have to choose a backsplash. I am thinking of white subway tile, some type of tumbled travertine. This is all open to my family room, eclectic mix. Any ideas? I am replacing 4" white tile that had some black diamond accents that I liked. Remodel was due to a water leak under the foundation.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:18AM, Oct 8 2009 Betty: You should lean towards the idea of something to blend with the cream-camel tones of your floor and light shade of the rest of the kitchen -- tumbled travertine sounds like a great idea.
  • Ramona 06:39PM, Jun 20 2009 Have you ever heard of Cambrian Black antique. Is it simular to Black Pearl? Also is leatherd a good choice?? I have heard that honed is difficult to care for?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:33PM, Jun 22 2009 Ramona: It's similar. Maybe a tad more black than BP. Leather finish is ok. Better than honed as far as cleaning goes.
  • Myrna Leonard 07:47PM, Jun 12 2009 I have seen Emerald Pearl and Blue Pearl in person, does the black pearl have the same pearlescent features? Is it possible to get a sample of 735 & 733 to see. I am looking for something exactly like the emerald pearl with black as the predominate color, I love the sheen.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:12AM, Jun 15 2009 Myrna Leonard: No, it's not like Blue Pearl or Emerald Pearl. Those are more "shiny". Try Platinum or Silver Flakes.
  • Linda 10:24AM, Jun 4 2009 How would this granite work with natural oak floors, honey oak cabinets (a shade darker than the floor), and stainless appliances. Is this a black one that will be hard to maintain (water spots etc.)
  • Linda 10:15PM, Jun 3 2009 I have natural oak floors and honey oak cabinets (a shade darker than the floors). Stainless appliances, too. They described Black pearl as having green in it. Would this go well with all the oak in my kitchen.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:42AM, Jun 4 2009 Linda: Yes, it's a good match.
  • Ramona 01:14PM, Jun 3 2009 Does this or any black granite need to be sealed?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:00PM, Jun 3 2009 Ramona: Not necessary.