Giallo Fantasia

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Giallo Fantasia


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Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Outdoor
Fairly consistent golden yellow/orange stone with black and white highlights.
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  • - Jack 05:42PM, Jul 30 2014


    What do you think about this?

  • evie 03:37PM, Jul 30 2014

    actually I am looking for something in granite that would go not only with maple but with a mixture of taupe, honey and the tan tones in it....can you suggest anything?

  • evie 03:36PM, Jul 30 2014

    thinking of a shade in the maple family of kitchen cabinets....any suggestions in the granite color?

  • Lucas 03:21PM, Oct 7 2013

    I recently purchased giallo fantasia for my kitchen countertops, during fabrication my slab was broken and they replaced with golden garnet without telling me. the golden garnet is definitely different than the giallo fantasia but was told they are the same just a different name because of different companies....giallo fantasia was from stonemark and golden garnet from daltile. Is this correct or are they trying to get one by me? Also, i asked that i see the slab before fabricating to make sure we liked it and they did that but not after having to get a new slab.

  • - Derek 12:20PM, Aug 24 2012

    Sorry for the late response Gerard. In regard to your backsplash, it should not be overly busy since the Solarius granite is so gorgeous and has rich veins throughout the space -- the focus should be absolutely on the granite! You are on the right track with the wall tile, but in my opinion I would keep the neutral direction you're going in. For example, something like Oyster Mix Flamed travertine, and you can spice it up with accents such as the two inch glass mosaic in a darker color. Hope this helps! I've attached a photo of my travertine suggestion.

  • Gerard 02:25AM, Aug 14 2012

    Hi Derek, I went with Solarius and it looks great. Now for the backsplash and floor. I did a 3 inch Solarius backsplash. I have 6 inches to the two window case moldings and am thinking of doing a 4x4 tile then a two inch glass mosaic then a 3x6 subway tile that matches the 4x4 tile. Which I will do up to the bottom of my upper cabinets. I have ss appliances and would love some suggestions. The tiles I have been looking at seem to be a bit to neutral while they blend in tone, it all seems a bit the same and just does not seem to pop. The contrast between my cream yellow cabinets and the solarius really looks good. I am thinking my backslash should be either darker or lighter then a neutral blend. Please help. Thank you.

  • - Natalia 01:42PM, Jul 13 2012

    I recommend a dark, rustic cherry for a deep and elegant contrast. That would be a beautiful, warm combination!

  • Scott 04:48AM, Jul 8 2012

    What kind of cabinets best complement giallo fantasia countertops?

  • - Derek 04:34PM, May 21 2012

    I know this is a difficult decision because the stone you pick will be something you're looking at every day! However the good news is that I truly feel that BOTH of the choices are appropriate and absolutely beautiful. However, as per my previous response, I am still leaning toward the Solarius for your project. Have you looked at both slabs in-person? In addition, you should acquire samples of the stones and put them against your cabinets in the kitchen light to see how much you enjoy both of the combinations. It should be easier to use the process of elimination and pick the one you're attracted to more from that point.

  • Gerard 04:24PM, May 20 2012

    Hello again Derek, I have narrowed my search to either Solarius or Namibian. In over all tone, value contrast etc. Please help as to what you think would work best as to later comfortably being able to find tile backslash and flooring that would also compliment the overall look. Please tell me what the major differences between the two are. I would think the Solarius may be a softer look and the Namibian may be more dramatic. Short of flipping a coin, just not sure which would be the better decision. Thank you for being a go to guy helping all us granite searchers. Which do you prefer?

  • - Derek 02:55PM, May 10 2012

    We actually have Solarius in our office here and it's an absolutely stunning piece. The rich golden highlights are quite therapeutic! You can still absolutely use the Oyster Mix travertine or the neutral beige BM shades for the walls. Another nice one to consider is Navajo White by BM. For the walls, it depends on your budget and the maintenance level you're comfortable with. You should research the pro's and con's of hardwood vs. tile flooring before choosing any specific shades or colors of either one. 

  • Gerard 08:16PM, May 3 2012

    Derek, Thank you for your reply. Went to the yard today to look at the full slabs. Big difference from the small samples. While my first thought was the combo above, I fell in love with Solarius. Deep black veins with some great gold tones and very clean and dramatic looking. My kitchen side cabinets are yellow cream ivory with brown pin strip glaze in the door frames and my island will be stained to match my living room cherry brown wood tones. I'm thinking now to keep all the counters the same. (My Girlfriend hates the idea of me doing two different counter colors) Could I still use your suggestions as above for walls and backsplash? What would you do? What about floor? Wood or Tile? The demo and re- construction of my kitchen has been easy compared to picking the Granite, tile and colors. Thank You for your help.

  • - Derek 05:26PM, May 2 2012

    This seems like a nice compliment and the warm colors will work off each other. Since you will have a two color countertop combination, I'd use a soft and neutral backsplash tile such as Oyster Mix Flamed travertine. In regard to wall color Linen White or Barely Beige by Benjamin Moore are appropriate. For a warm yellow shade instead, try Morning Light also by BM. Hope this helps!

  • Gerard 04:14AM, Apr 28 2012

    I opened my kitchen up to my living room separated with a 42 inch high L shape counter bar, 36 inch serving counter on the kitchen side. If I do all kitchen counters in giallo fantasia and top bar counter in giallo vicenza, would this combo compliment each other and my yellow cream ivory cabinets? From the samples, they look good together. If so what color tone would you suggest for walls, floor and backsplash?

  • - Derek 08:56PM, Apr 4 2012

    Giallo Fantasia is a very warm stone and if you're looking for an efficient match then the Giallo Fantasia will compliment the oak tawny wood quite nicely, go for it!

  • Sliderjmt 08:50PM, Apr 4 2012

    I am purchasing a Giallo Fantasia Granite counter top with a Oak Tawny cabinet.....Do you think that would be a good match?????


  • Eileen Smith 10:56PM, Oct 25 2010 I purchased a mocha coffee cabinet and am using hard wood floors. Looking for a subtle granite for our relatively small kitchen. I am thinking along the cream/gold or peach/pink color granite. any ideas?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:13AM, Oct 26 2010 Eileen Smith: The Giallo Fantasia on this page is a wonderful and attractive choice to against your cabinetry. Some other options would be: Kashmir Gold, Golden Rock, Crema Bordeaux.
  • Whitley 06:56PM, Sep 8 2010 I am remodeling my small kitchen. I have found some black cabinets with the rust colored distressed edges and the flooring is going to be a rust colored stone, this would match the rust look, but would it be too matchy matchy??
    • All Granite and Marble 09:04AM, Sep 10 2010 Whitley: This is a good match but a softer choice could be a granite like Kashmir Gold.
  • Terri 04:37PM, Aug 15 2010 I have cherry colored cabinets and my floor and walls are various shades of brown and tan. My window coverings are also done in earth tones. Any suggestions on granite color? I am hesitant to go very dark because the cabinets are dark but I want to tie in the earth tone colors and the cabinet color.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:17AM, Aug 16 2010 Terri: I suggest Kashmir Gold, Astoria, Golden Beach EX. The Giallo Fantasia pictured above is also a great choice for your set-up.
  • Debbie 11:39PM, Mar 30 2010 We have a dark mahogany floor and will have light tan cabinetry with bronze hardware. We are considering black granite countertops on the island and near the wall, but also was wondering if a "strong" gold could be a good choice. Would there be enough contrast from the cabinetry, in your opinion? Do you have a particular gold or black granite you would recommend for a traditional home? The kitchen is north-facing and is in a brownstone building. Thank you!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:11AM, Mar 31 2010 Debbie: A gold shade of granite might match the cabinets too much. I would suggest to look at Crema Bordeaux, it will contrast the cabinets well and compliment the floors. For a black choice, Absolute Black is a timeless classic and will look excellent.
  • karen 12:07PM, Jan 4 2010 Hi, back at you. I am pondering whether it is better to have all the same granite in the kitchen and the bar area. Concern is that the bar area is open to the living room that will have a shiny black baby grand. That is why I am leaning to the Uba Tuba for the bar area. Your thoughts?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:27PM, Jan 4 2010 karen: It is an easier, calmer and standard design to have one flowing granite color. You already have two different cabinet colors. You could use Ubatuba for the whole countertop to be safe and it will look great, it contrasts the perimeter cabinets and compliments the island(s).
  • karen 02:52PM, Jan 3 2010 I am looking for a granite that has gold and some black. I will have a large kitchen with an off-white perimeter cabinets with chocolate glaze and two brown chili colored islands. A bar area is right before the kitchen with brown chili cabinets too. Wondering if Uba Tuba would work on the bar counter if Giallo Fantasia is on the kitchen counters??
    • All Granite and Marble 11:03AM, Jan 4 2010 karen: That is an interesting combination, I think you could pull it off.
  • grambeth 02:35PM, Aug 31 2008 I am refinishing my bathroom and I have no clue about what colors to do it in. I am putting in cherry cabinets. Do you have a granite and tile that would look good? Thank you in advance for any advice!!
    • All Granite and Marble 01:58PM, Sep 25 2008 grambeth: The one you are looking at is a great choice. Any of the bright golds will do fine.
  • cocoa 08:34PM, Jun 17 2008 its beautiful! i might get it