New Venetian Gold

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Brown, Gold
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Floor, Outdoor
Very consistent light honey colored stone with amber, white, and black flecks.
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  • Tonia Q 05:28PM, Mar 20 2015

    whats the name of this backsplash im going with venetian gold counters

  • smellwood 02:36PM, Sep 27 2014

    There is a kind of more expensive decorating . Will you try to use it ?

  • - Jack 02:50PM, Jul 29 2014

    Squeaky Wheel,

    According to what you described I would suggest going with bisque sinks.

  • Squeaky_Wheel 01:05AM, Jul 29 2014

    We are building a log home with black distressed cabinetry in the kitchen and master bath. The walls are log and therefore brown and the floors are going to be a darker color than the walls. The question is what color should the bathroom sinks be? We are going with a stainless farm sink in the kitchen with stainless hardware.

  • - Jack 03:25PM, Jun 5 2014


    How do you like this backsplash. It incorporates the colors and the patterns of the granite:

  • Carleen 12:29AM, Jun 5 2014

    We are remodeling our kitchen and have selected New Venetian Gold as the granite for the countertops. Floors are natural wood, cabinets are light to medium cherry and the walls are Porter Paints Golden Ecru. It is a large kitchen with a lot of natural light. What color tile backsplash would you recommend?

  • joni 11:25AM, Mar 14 2014

    Ok will do.

  • - Peter 01:12PM, Mar 13 2014


    If you have pictures of the kitchen available you may send them to me for evaluation at [email protected]

  • Joni 11:58AM, Mar 12 2014

    I'm not able to open that tool, plus I'm really not that good at using tools like that. Thought you could suggest a color scheme to go with the belluno floor tiles.

  • - Peter 02:08PM, Mar 11 2014


    Check out our design tool to assist with your selection:

  • Joni 08:25PM, Mar 10 2014

    We are doing our kitchen over with a light cinnamon color cabinet and belluno floor tiles. What color countertop would you recommend?

  • - Peter 08:01PM, Dec 31 2013

    There are many options for backsplash to go along with a nice granite countertop, please take a look at our portfolio for inspiration.

  • shirley 04:06PM, Dec 28 2013

    I have a yellow kitchen and oak cabnets what back splash and color do I need the new venention gold counter tops

  • - Peter 05:29PM, Oct 17 2013


    It's New Venetian Gold.

    Best Regards,


  • - Peter 05:28PM, Oct 17 2013


    Any of these tiles would look great, please take a look-

    Best Regards,


  • Donna 08:31PM, Oct 16 2013

    We are updating our bathroom cabinets, counter tops and floor. Our sink, commode and shower are bisquit. We have chosen an espresso finished cherry cabinet and venetian ice granite counter top (which is very similar to NVG). What type and color floor tile would you recommend? Thanks!

  • Shirley 03:13PM, Oct 5 2013

    Can you advise what stone and color is used for the above photo. Thank you!

  • Peter 05:32PM, Aug 29 2013

    You're Welcome Nitha.

  • Nitha 10:42PM, Aug 26 2013

    Thank you , Peter

  • Peter 08:52PM, Aug 26 2013

    That will be a very nice match Nitha.

  • Nitha 10:32PM, Aug 18 2013

    For our new home we are going with Clove cabnets and NVG granite counter and for floor Cordova Crema Tile , we want to know is the Crema Tile will right choose or not?

  • Peter 04:33PM, Jul 8 2013

    John, Great choice on going with the New Venetian Gold. This particular granite is a composition of White, Burgundy, Beige, and Black colors, so you will want to go with a backsplash which picks up all of these color tones. This stone is an excellent choice for Cherry cabinets. You might want to go with something lighter for the floor so you do not overdo it with the cherry.

  • John 12:02AM, Jul 7 2013

    We are remodleing our kitchen we are going with cherry cabnets and NVG granite counter. Do you have any ideas on what color backsplash would look best. We are also going with a hard wood floor and was wondering if you had any ideas on what floor color would accent the cabinets, backsplase & NVG counter top.

  • - Adrian 02:55PM, Jun 4 2013

    Hi, Regarding to your tiles I'm more leaning off white color or ivory. White tiles might be too contrast to your cabinets and countertop. I would recommend you to take a look at beige marble tiles or Ivory Mosaic. I attached pictures to your references.

  • christa 09:21PM, May 30 2013

    i am building a new house and i have chosen NVG granite and clove coloured cabinets, with a mocha coloured island...i am wanting to do a simple white subway with a grout that matches the cabinets, what are your thoughts? should i choose a tile other than white? my floor tile is darker with browns, ambers, beiges. my paint is dromedary camel by sherwin williams.

  • - Adrian 05:25PM, May 15 2013

    Hi, Please accept apology in late responding. Regarding to an appropriate backsplash tile, I recommend a subtle yet warm tumbled natural stone tile such as Emperador Light marble, please take a look at the attachment. Best of luck!

  • - Adrian 05:20PM, May 15 2013

    I attached the vizualizations of a backsplash one more time.

  • - Adrian 05:19PM, May 15 2013

    Hi Jerramie, I'm sorry for late responding. I would recommend you to use a natural classic stone backsplash. Then you will get an acceptable ballance which will reflect style of your kitchen. In the attachemnts you will find the Beige Marble and Baja Cream Travertine Tile to your references. I hope I could help !

  • - Adrian 05:08PM, May 15 2013

    Hi Matt, I'm really sorry for delay of responding. I think that Tropical Brown would be a nice contrast between the cabinet and countertops. Moreover I would recommend you to consider a Giallo Vicenza, Boreal, and perhaps Azteca. I also admit that Tropical Brown is a safe, appropriate choice and complements the design. Best of luck!

  • Turaga 02:09AM, May 7 2013

    Hi ,we are doing new venetian gold countertops with tofee on cherry yorketowne cabinets and gunstock flooring .what backsplash would look best ?

  • Jerramie Glover 08:09PM, May 6 2013

    Hi, We just purchased a home with an L shaped kitchen and Honey Colored Birch Cabinets. We like New Venetian Gold as a countertop color. We get plenty of light in the kitchen as there are 2 skylights and patio doors near by. The Floors are Saddle Oak. What do you recommend for a backsplash that would bring everything together? Thanks.

  • Matt 02:53AM, May 1 2013

    Sorry! Thought I was still in the tropical brown gallery.

  • Matt 04:10PM, Apr 30 2013

    We have a small L shaped kitchen with plenty of natural light, golden oak cabinets, and stainless appliances. We are also replacing our vinyl floor with most likely vinyl tiles with grout and adding a light, tile backsplash. Would tropical brown work with our setup? Thanks.

  • - Adrian 08:26PM, Mar 8 2013

    I recommend a light, neutral, soft ceramic tile backsplash and floor for your kitchen against the classic New Venetian Gold selection. Specifically, I'm thinking about Merola series Cobble Polar subway tile and for the floor Marazi Ceramic Tiles Beige and Grey. I've attached a photo with samples how do they look. Good luck!

  • - Adrian 06:52PM, Mar 6 2013

    Hi Denis, I would recommend you to use a natural stone as a backsplash. Then it would be nice and calm contrast to the countertop. I've attached you Baja Cream Travertina or Oyster Mic Flamed and I think that both will match for your kitchen.
    Regarding to the walls I'm thinkng about sand beige colour or ivory. The colours will fit with light honey granite giving the Southwest style.   

  • Drew0535 11:06PM, Mar 5 2013

    I have samll L Shaped kitchen that does not get a lot of natural light however I am planning on eough lighting including under cabniet. I hjave glossy black appliances with stainless steel handles and highlghts. I am planning on a maple cabinet in a somwhat darker stain, I believe it is called Cordovan, and I was looking at New Ventetian GOld, St. Cecilia and Godlen Beach.  I have not deicdedon florring or back splash yet so any suggestions with that would be helpful too.

  • Denise 04:23PM, Mar 4 2013

    Hi, we are building a new home in Arizona with sable maple cabinets and new venitian gold granite.  Can you suggest a backsplash and paint color for out kitchen that would go with a Southwest palette in the rest of the house?

  • - Derek 06:03PM, Feb 12 2013

    Hello Rita. You're on the right track for a warm transitional kitchen style. I'd go with a cherry colored cabinet to offset the NVG granite and a tile floor. My suggestions for floor tiles are Daltile series Stratford Place Willow Branch Ceramics or perhaps or perhaps an Oasis Beige Travertine Tile. I've attached photos for your easy reference. Best of luck!

  • Rita Phillips 03:16AM, Feb 8 2013

    Hi, We are building a new house. Definitely want the new venetian gold countertop. Would like to do a copper backsplash and darker cabinets and floors. Any suggestions?

  • - Derek 06:29PM, Feb 5 2013

    Hi there. Please accept my deepest apologies for the delay in replying to you. I'm leaning toward the New Venetian Gold as a fireplace surround because it has warm highlights that would complement a fireplace nicely while this granite would offset the more neutral color tones of the New Caledonia countertops. 

  • Joycesnyder1 09:44PM, Jan 24 2013

    Hi.  We are building a new house and plan to have New Caledonia countertops in the kitchen with birch cabinets that are a cross between oak and maple in color.  We will have a honey oak hardwood floor.  With the open floor plan, the fireplace will be seen from the kitchen and we were wondering whether new venetian gold or caledonia for the fireplace surround would be a better choice?  There will be a white mantelpiece around the granite, with white walls, and a beige carpet.  Thanks for your advice.

  • - Derek 03:49PM, Dec 28 2012

    Hello. What I can say is that New Venetian Gold looks EXCELLENT against a cherry cabinet. The added bonus of occasional garnet colored flecks in this stone will pick-up your cabinet shade quite nicely, while the warm brown and golden highlights on a light base offer an elegant contrast to offset the wood at the same time. So go for it! In regard to backsplash choices, I recommend a warm tumbled stone mosaic, perhaps something like our Oyster Mix Flamed Travertine or the Philadelphia Travertine w/ Glass Inserts. In regard to wall color, a neutral Benjamin Moore shade would suffice and be appropriate, for example take a look at Lighthouse Landing. I've attached photos of the tiles for your easy reference. Happy New Year! :-)

  • Plabo2 11:29AM, Dec 23 2012

    hi we are remodeling our small galley kitchen...medium amount of window light...cabinets are Cherry with Autumn finish..shaker style for easy maintanence as we have 3 boys..I originally liked the look of the blacker granite but do not want the cleaning, smudging problems. I am now leaning towards New venetian gold or our ouro Brasil..any opinions.....also appreciate backsplash and paint color opinions...thanks...floor will be a vinyl that looks like slate with browns, black, grey

  • - Derek 05:38PM, Dec 20 2012

    I think the New Venetian Gold is a safe and timeless choice for your set-up. It has a warm base and it's very elegant. Another option I recommend to consider is called Giallo Napoleone, as well as Ouro Brasil. In regard to wall color, there is a vast selection to choose from. I'd start by looking at Benjamin Moore series colors such as Lighthouse Landing for an appropriate neutral shade. Best of luck!

  • carrie 03:38AM, Dec 18 2012

    I have chestnut, rustic hickory cabinets. What would be good granite countertop color? I do not like anything that has large blotches. I do like some viens and movement in the granite. We do like the New Venitician Gold, but is that going to be too light or yellow? The chestnut stain on the cabinets evens out the color tones of the hickory. We are thinking of doing hichory floors also, a darker shade than the cabinets (have not completely decided on that yet, but definately leaning that way).
    Wall colors are not decided on yet either. I do like the creams/browns or grays and blues for walls.... The wall colors will be continuous with living room and dining area.

  • - Natalia 04:14PM, Oct 17 2012

    Hello. I have some lovely tile suggestions for you that should be appropriate. Take a look at Oyster Mix Flamed Travertine, Pietra Bianco Harlequin Mosaic, and perhaps polished Baja Cream Travertine. I've attached photos of my suggestions for your easy reference. Hope this helps!

  • Jlf119 03:06PM, Oct 17 2012

    I have chocolate brown cabinets and have decided on venetian gold countertops. I would like to have a simple backsplash that adds some reflection but not take away from the beautiful countertops. Light wood floors. Any suggestions?

  • - Natalia 01:52PM, Oct 10 2012

    Hello. Are you leaning toward a light or dark granite color? Do you enjoy veins and movement in the stone or a more consistent, speckled pattern? Personally, I would use a granite shade such as Tropical Brown, Tan Brown Classic, or Ubatuba to contrast the honey oak cabinets and create a timeless feel with one of these classic granite styles.

  • Rollindon1 01:23AM, Oct 10 2012

    I have honey oak kitchen cabinets, beige flooring and neutral walls, all stainless steel appliances.  What color of granite would be the best?

  • - Derek 03:09PM, Aug 27 2012

    You can have an accent border run of Bronze Antique Metal Tile. I've attached a photo of this tile for your reference. Just some food for thought. 

  • Jaynee 12:45AM, Aug 19 2012

    Kitchen renovation.  New Venetian Gold counters, white cabinets.  We're planning on pale yellow walls, and dark bamboo floors.  We want a splash of color on the backsplash that is ONLY going over the stovetop and up behind the stainless steel range hood.  The backsplash will be about 42" wide, and 3" high.  Any ideas for a pattern/color that won't clash with the NVG but still provide a pop of color?

  • - Derek 07:57PM, Aug 9 2012

    What specifically are you looking to decorate? Looks like you did not mention the wall color for your kitchen. In this department, I am leaning toward Benjamin Moore line Barely Beige or Chatsworth Cream. Also, we can discuss some backsplash ideas for your set-up. I was thinking about a darker tile to offset and contrast a little all of the golden warm highlights in the kitchen. Take a look at Merola Cobble Noce Ceramic Subway tile and Moresco 2" x 2" sized marble mosaic. I've attached photos for your reference!

  • - Natalia 06:54PM, Aug 8 2012

    Hello Cher. Sorry for the slow response here. I am leaning toward the Giallo Ornamental for a classic and popular choice. This color would be appropriate for your design and has some movement throughout the slab. It's overall warmth will help offset the cabinets and I have a great glass backsplash suggestion in-mind for this countertop choice. It's called Mirabelle Collection smoky brown glass tile in a brick pattern. I've attached a photo for your reference. Good luck!

  • - Derek 06:47PM, Aug 8 2012

    Looks like you have quite an open floor design plan. Are you leaning toward a darker or lighter countertop shade? Do you enjoy veins and movement in the stone, or a more consistent, speckled pattern? Your answers to these questions would be very helpful for me to give you accurate suggestions. Thanks!

  • - Derek 05:34PM, Aug 8 2012

    Congratulations on a smart decision to use the New Venetian Gold against your warm cabinet color! For the backsplash, my recommendations are a mosaic of Mazia Beige travertine with golden glass inserts, or for something more neutral check out Noce travertine in a Versailles pattern. In regard to wall color, is there perhaps a specific color range or theme you've been considering / looking at so far that has caught your attention?

  • Linda 10:32PM, Aug 3 2012

    Ideas on colors I could use to decorate my kitchen/dining room?  Honey maple cabinets and Venitian gold counters.  Camel+dark bronze bar stools and dark bronze light fixtures and knobs!
    red?  Green?  

  • Cher 02:08AM, Aug 3 2012

    We prefer some movement, not too busy. We are not interested in dark black but want some contrast. For the backsplash, we are thinking glass mosaic. We like Crema Bordeaux and Giallo Ornamental. We don't like the "splotches" on Santa Cecilia. Thanks.

  • Rothschildcathy 09:43PM, Aug 2 2012

    Cream color cabinets with hardwoods. What color granite goes best?

  • D Hill 03:57PM, Aug 1 2012

    I have venetian gold counter tops, my cabinets are medium oak with gold tones, my appliances are stainless steel; what back splash and wall color would look good?

  • - Derek 01:35PM, Jul 26 2012

    Hello there. You have a very warm, inviting, and elegant cabinet color. The light New Venetian Gold on the granite is a beautiful complement for the island cabinetry. For the perimeter aspect, I recommend to use a darker granite shade for a little contrast. I have in mind choices such as Tropical Brown, Boreal, Tan Brown, or even the always timeless Ubatuba. Hope this helps!

  • Penlandm 11:39AM, Jul 20 2012

    I have new vetetian gold on my island.  Getting ready to erplace other countertops and would like to use another granite color to compliment.  My cabinets are honey maple with mocha glaze.  Open to suggestions other than onyx/black.  Thanks. 

  • - Natalia 01:27PM, Jul 18 2012

    A few questions so I can get a feel for the direction you're going in with the countertops. Do you enjoy veins and movement in the stone, or a more consistent, speckled pattern? Are you leaning toward a light or dark countertop? Lastly, are there any colors so far that have caught your attention positively?

  • Cher 01:56PM, Jul 13 2012

    We are installing antique white cabinets in our 9ft wide by 22ft long kitchen. Flooring will be Kempas Select Natural. Stainless appliances. Which granite and backsplace selections would be good?

  • - Natalia 05:23PM, Jul 6 2012

    No problem! Do you see it now?

  • Katie 04:39PM, Jul 6 2012

    Hi Natalia...thank you for your help! Would you mind reattaching the photo? Thanks :)

  • - Natalia 07:46PM, Jun 28 2012

    Hello Katie! New Venetian Gold is a fantastic choice for your design. Also please consider Giallo Napoleone. For the flooring, a tile such as Marazii Imperial Slate Glazed Ceramic is appropriate. I've attached a photo for you.

  • Katie 08:58PM, Jun 24 2012

    I have honey oak cabinets and am trying to decide if Venetian gold will go with them. Any opinions? Also, if I decide upon on the Venetian Gold granite, should I go with a light or darker tile floor? Any help appreciated. Thanks!

  • - Natalia 06:16PM, Jun 13 2012

    Thank you for chipping in for the conversation with your lovely ideas Ackley! It's truly helpful and a blessing. Thanks again!

  • - Natalia 06:14PM, Jun 13 2012

    I have a wonderful glass tile suggestion to go against the beautiful New Venetian Gold granite for you for the backsplash Sue! :-) I've attached a picture. It's from the Mirabelle Collection and it's a smoky brown glass tile in a brick pattern. Let me know what you think! If that's still too busy I might have some other options up my sleeve so let me know please!

  • - Natalia 03:07PM, Jun 12 2012

    Yes, that's a fine decision. You're on the right track.

  • - Natalia 02:31PM, Jun 12 2012

    Hello. Are you referring to help needed for the tile backsplash or floor tile? 

  • Ackley96 03:37PM, Jun 8 2012

    We just installed new venetian gold countertops, cherry cabinets, long brushed nickel pulls.  We picked out Mannington Patchwork Rawhide 6x6 tiles, with Bliss 5/8" glass square tiles (Bamboo color).  The Linen makes it sound ivory in color, but actually it is like a saddle brown tone.  The Bliss tile come in linear or 5/8" square, in numerous color combinations, with natural stone included.  We are only going to use the glass square tiles as an accent row.  Sorry, don't have a picture to show, as our tile has not be installed, yet.

  • Sue M. 11:46AM, Jun 8 2012

    Building a new house.  Traditional colonial on the outside, but a more modern open floor plan inside.  I picked new venetian gold countertops, maple cabinets with a toffee finish (medium tone), long brushed nickel pulls, a bamboo carbonized strand floor, but I am struggling with the backsplash.  I don't want it too busy.  I'm leaning toward glass subway tile.  I like the random brick patterns, but the combination stone and glass ones seem to busy.  My livingroom set is gray and I like how the countertops has gray flecks in it.  Can't decide between beige or gray tile.  Any suggustions of manufacterer?

  • MM 07:24PM, Jun 6 2012

    Hi,we are building a new house and we chose New Venetian Gold for counter top and Birch Square and Style is Saddle.Do they blend together?

  • Eloisavaldez 02:52AM, Jun 6 2012

    Hi, we are renovating our kitchen, but I'm struggling with the tile color.... we decide venetian gold for coutertop, we have honey oak cabinets,  so I'm wondering if would be nice dark brown?  Our living room is right next to the kitchen, like open concept and has light carpet with oak accents... what do you think? any suggestions?

  • - Natalia 02:50PM, May 29 2012

    We're not given that information for the portfolio pictures, but I'm guessing that it could be a walnut or alder wood strain.

  • Ics_1900 09:11PM, May 25 2012

    what color are the cabinets shown on the picture your gold venetian granite?

  • - Kinga 08:32PM, May 22 2012

    There are definitely many cost-effective solutions. For example, there are many tile suppliers that sell loose pieces of tile at very affordable prices. Look around for tumbled marble- whether you buy it in a box or loose tile, each tile will be unique and look different as it’s a natural stone.  Accent tiles are usually more expensive but you do not need many of them. Everyone has a creative side so design a pattern; ask friends, family and even professionals for feedback, and try to install it yourself! You will save money and truly enjoy your own creation. It’s absolutely rewarding! What do you think?

  • Ackley96 03:51PM, May 22 2012

    As an added note, we have dark green walls (box turtle green).  Although our kitchen it not huge, we have a lot of light with a patio door, window above the sink, and skylights over one area of the kitchen.

  • Ackley96 03:51PM, May 22 2012

    Although very attractive, from the pricing I found, they are simply too rich for our blood.  We really wanted to stay under $15.00 linear foot.  As an added note, we have dark green walls (box turtle green).  Although our kitchen it not huge, we have a lot of light with a patio door, window above the sink, and skylights over one area of the kitchen.

  • - Derek 03:05PM, May 22 2012

    A soft, neutral, and calm backsplash choice could be our Oyster Mix Flamed tumbled travertine or Crema Marfil tumbled marble. I've attached photos for your reference.

  • - Kinga 01:02PM, May 22 2012

    I do agree, it is quite a busy tile. You can use a classic tumbled marble with accent tiles for a clean and timeless look. There are many beautiful combinations like Ballet France and Dainty with Dots that will work great in your space. Let me know what you think!

  • Ackley96 12:19PM, May 22 2012

    Have cherry cabinets (shaker style), satin nickel pulls, historic oak Mannington flooring, picked out New Venetian Gold for countertops.  Trying to decide on a backsplash.  I think my original idea of Bliss linear tiles is going to be too busy.  Your thought?

  • - Derek 03:48PM, May 12 2012

    I am not familiar with a mirror backsplash, it sounds like a very unique idea however.

  • - Derek 03:48PM, May 12 2012

    Santa Cecilia and New Venetian Gold are both timeless and classic choices that I hold in high regard as excellent countertop colors. I recommend to look at both slabs in-person and pick the one you're attracted to more as either one is appropriate for your set-up. Good luck!

  • - Derek 05:59PM, May 8 2012

    It's a wonderful contrast and everything should come along nicely. Keep the backsplash light, warm, and neutral with a choice such as Capadoccia Glass Tumbled Travertine or Baja Cream 2" x 2" Tumbled Travertine. Good luck!

  • Janbob104 05:22PM, May 5 2012

    Also,  I like to use mirrors as backsplash.  What do you think?

  • Janbob104 05:20PM, May 5 2012

    We are redoing our beach condo and could use your advise.  We have chosen an 18" porcelain tile for the floor by American Olean Catarina in Colisium White  I have a breakfast room as part of the kitchen space in knotty pine (which I love).  I am thinking of maple cabinets in creme mocha and either the new venician gold or St. Cecilia granite along with stainless steel appliances.  Kithen is small.  Any help would be appreciated.  

  • Jlevine5 08:18PM, May 1 2012

    I am planning to have black cabinets , black appliances and using the Venetian gold as my countertop. Do you think these will compliment together? Planning to do a beige ceramic tiled floor. Not too sure what I should do for a backsplash however. Suggestions?

  • - Derek 08:21PM, Apr 27 2012

    The Venetian Gold is a timeless and classic tone with quite warm undertones and highlights. It's an overall consistent pattern with not much variation between the slabs, having more specks and flecks than veins. On the other hand, the Lapidus is a busier stone to me that has movement and veins which could be a little out of place in the design compared to the Venetian. My pick is the Venetian, go for it!

  • Huettfarms 03:50PM, Apr 21 2012

    We are looking at Venitian  Gold counters for our kitchen. We have white matt finished subway tiles we want to keep...flooring is a warm beige, cream and soft gold tiles.....cabinets are soft white on one wall with glass fronts ...the rest is warm stained oak...stainless applances....will this work or should I go with Lapitus.... Thanks for any help!!

  • - Derek 03:19PM, Apr 13 2012

    Sounds like you're on the right track. Pietra Beige is a warm color and the backsplash & floor will compliment your Venetian granite nicely, go for it!

  • Lucy 09:17PM, Apr 12 2012

    I have Maple sable cabinets and Venetian Gold counter top. I am considering Pietia Beige back splash place diagonally with a trim of some kind. Floor will also be Pietia beige I have rather conservative tastes and don't want too much clashing colors and designs since the granite is a busy pattern.

  • - Derek 03:24PM, Apr 3 2012

    I feel that the paint color should be light and airy such as Benjamin Moore line Linen White or Navajo White. In regard to backsplash tile, options such as Merola Cobble Polar Ceramic Subway tile or a Mediterranean Ivory tumbled travertine from Daltile are quite appropriate. Good luck!

  • - Derek 03:21PM, Apr 3 2012

    I've given you suggestions for the counters in my previous response. In regard to the backsplash, do you have a picture of this tile?

  • - Derek 06:02PM, Mar 31 2012

    I'd keep the cabinets light, for sure. Antique white cabinets with a Cocoa glaze would be appropriate against the warm NVG granite.

  • ce 02:54PM, Mar 29 2012

    I have New Venetian Gold counters with white cabinets and appliances and cream/taupe floor in my kitchen. Do you have suggestions for paint color and tile backsplash?  thanks, ce

  • LindaD 02:37AM, Mar 29 2012  ; below is the color of my new cabinets. trying to find the best granite to go with this.  We will have the same style of cabinet but in a very light cherry color for the island.  Was thinking of NVG, Santat Cecelia or Giallo Ornamental or Giallo Napoleano.  However, someone said that Gia Napoleano has fishers.  what are your thoughts?  I would like to have a warm feeling kitchen... but not too over board.  I describe myself as someone who likes "under stated elegance".  However, I feel the granites I picked are too common.  Oh, and I would like have giallo honey onyx subway tile
    and honey caramel interlocking glass as my back splash.  They are made by MSI.  thoughts? 

  • Anita23hill 03:39PM, Mar 27 2012

    I had New Venetian Gold countertops installed with tumbled marble back splash. I have a black granite sink with brush nickle faucet and hardware.  My walls are painted taupe with white trim and my appliances are white. The floor tiles are a taupe color. I don't know what color to paint my cabinets. Any suggestions on color?

  • - Derek 04:24PM, Mar 26 2012

    Look at the full slabs in-person and acquire a sample of both options to bring home and put against your cabinets in the kitchen light. Use process of elimination as to which choice you're attracted to more. Either one of these colors can be used in your design and they're quire similar overall. For the backsplash, you can use a warm and not too busy tile such as 2" x 2" Walnut Fontane Tumbled Mosaic. 

  • - Derek 04:22PM, Mar 26 2012

    I think a stark white cabinet color would be quite appropriate for your set-up as it's an efficient contrast to offset the warm granite options you're considering. 

  • - Derek 02:46PM, Mar 21 2012

    The backsplash should be a little on the lighter side but still compliment the color tones in the countertop. A light green subway tile is interesting and would look very elegant. For a more traditional choice, a warm tumbled natural stone such as Rhine travertine or Noce travertine is also appropriate. I've attached pictures of my suggestions for you to visualize. 

  • dlf 03:17AM, Mar 20 2012

    Just painted the kitchen cabinets black. The floor tiles are Marazzi, Montagna Belluno, and the appliances are stainless. I can't decide between New Venetian Gold or Santa Cecilia granite, as well as a color for the backsplash. Please Help! 

  • CIS 01:46PM, Mar 19 2012

    Need help with what white color kitchen cabinets to go with my granite!  I'm thinking about putting in New Venetian Gold or Ouro Brazil granite in our renovated kitchen. The perimeter will be a white cabinets with a cherry island stained medium to dark brown.  The floor is hardwood medium stained red oak.  Do you think BM Cloud White would work or is it too stark?  Please help!

  • - Derek 06:43PM, Mar 17 2012

    That's really up to you. Whatever look at style of the travertine attracts you more is what you should use. A darker tile with your design elements would not look bad at all!

  • - Derek 06:28PM, Mar 17 2012

    Unfortunately we do not have information on the backsplash tile used in the kitchen pictures, we just have information on the countertop that we installed. 

  • Gayler 05:02PM, Mar 15 2012

    i have verde marataka  counters and floor. cbinets are being done with biscuit/pewter glaze and center island balck to pick up the balck veining in granite. two questions please what would youdo as a backsplash and what color would you do the walls. Adjoining room is painted linen and dove white. Thanks

  • Gina 11:56PM, Mar 13 2012

    Help!  Should I use a color enhancer on my 4x4 Torreon travertine backsplach?  They are lightly tumbled. We have white cabinets, NVG granite, and a light beige 12x12 tiled floor.  I am wetting the travertine to see the difference and actually like it both ways!

  • Pdavispam 04:20PM, Mar 13 2012

    what color tile is pictured in above picture

  • - Derek 02:50PM, Mar 13 2012

    The Oyster Mix Travertine is a tumbled stone and not a polished finish. Another interesting recommendation would be Ivory travertine in a honed finish in a random strip mosaic pattern.

  • - Derek 02:04PM, Mar 13 2012

    I think your decisions are coming along nicely. Take a deep breath and relax because you're on the right track. You have to go with your gut instincts and I think the color tones compliment each other nicely. Go for it!

  • - Derek 08:47PM, Mar 8 2012

    For the backsplash, I recommend Merola line Cobble Polar Ceramic Subway tile. I've attached a picture for you to see what it looks like.

  • Kmason4k 08:33PM, Mar 8 2012

    We used the tile we used in our bathrooms, rialto beige porcelain. The color just looks off in the kitchen (too dark with pink undertones, just doesn't go with the cabinets or countertop). I like the travertine, does it have a smooth finish? If you have any other idea, I'd be very interested. I'm going to look into your example. 

  • Cindy 03:48AM, Mar 8 2012

    If you think that there won't be a clash then I'll go with that :) Unfortunately I don't have the border tile sample just the Fidenza tile sample. I guess I'm just second guessing my original choices since I made them a couple of months ago.

  • - Derek 09:18PM, Mar 7 2012

    I do not think there should be a clash. Do you have samples of both materials, the Fidenza and the border tile, so you could put them together and take a picture to upload on here? 

  • Donnahoffmann 07:20PM, Mar 5 2012

    I'm finishing a kitchen reno and have soft white inset cabinets with a cherry island.  My granite is VG with a lot on honey.  I would like to have an updated traditional look and like the shape of subway tiles.  I also have a hood that I would like to do a border under and bring in the color of the cherry island.  Any suggestions?  Thanks for your help.

  • - Derek 02:55PM, Mar 2 2012

    Could you share with us specifically the type of backsplash you have now? What does it look like? I'd use a tumbled natural stone, such as our Oyster Mix Flamed travertine, to compliment the design nicely. I've attached a picture for you to see.

  • - Derek 02:52PM, Mar 2 2012

    I'm leaning toward the darker color for a sleek and deep contrast. The Ubatuba is a timeless selection with reflective specks that give off a contemporary feel. 

  • Kmason4k 12:03AM, Mar 1 2012

    We built our home 2 years ago and went with new venitian gold granite countertops, cream colored cabinets with antique glaze and a contrasting dark cherry island and brazilian teak hardwood floors in our kitchen. I picked out a tile backsplash I really don't like and would like to replace. If you have anything suggestions or pictures I would be very interested. I was so overwhelmed with decisions after building and just picked something to get it finished. I really regret not getting outside advice.

  • - Derek 07:10PM, Feb 25 2012

    Both of these stones, as you know from your comparisons, are quite similar in color tone and pattern. Therefore, either one would be a nice compliment to your design and pick-up your cabinets efficiently. In addition, each shipment of every stone is a little different, because for example in my yard at the moment it feels like the NVG as more golden hues than the SC, and the SC has more black little veins in it. What you should do is what you're doing now -- compare the two samples next to the cabinets, use process of elimination and follow your heart to pick the one you are more attracted to. You're on the right track so you have nothing to worry about. Good luck! 

  • Mary Beth Thomas 05:15PM, Feb 25 2012

    I am updating my countertops and can't decide between uba tuba or venetian gold granite countertops. I have oak cabinets with a honey tone. We will be also putting in   beige travertine 4x4 tile backsplash.

  • - Derek 09:46PM, Feb 24 2012

    New Venetian Gold is a timeless and classic shade that has warm highlights to compliment and brighten up your design nicely. For the backsplash, options such as Mazia Beige travertine with Glass inserts or Mocha travertine in a Versailles pattern should be appropriate. I've attached images for your reference.

  • - Derek 09:09PM, Feb 24 2012

    I'm leaning toward black appliances. Very sleek and elegant.

  • - Derek 08:58PM, Feb 24 2012

    You could possibly create a flowing combination and use Kashmir Gold as the countertop, that should compliment the backsplash tile nicely! Some other recommendations are Giallo Ornamental, and Santa Cecilia Real. Let me know your thoughts on these!

  • jennifer 04:30AM, Feb 23 2012

    I have what I think are honey or caramel colored cabinets and am looking at NVG or  Santa Cecilia granite. I prefer the NVG, however,  when placing my cabinets against the NVG I feel like they stand out more then when they are placed against the SC, because the SC is a bit more gold it seems to tie it all in better. Do either of these look nicer with caramel colored cabinets? I am planning on noce travertine for the backsplash and my floors are a brown/cream/goldish tile.

  • Susan 07:06AM, Feb 21 2012 I am redoing my kitchen with chestnut cabinets with an mocha glaze and an island cabinet that is merlot with a mocha glaze. As it is not the brightest kitchen I am concerned about colors that would be too dark. I like the NVG for countertops and I was wondering what you think. It is a tradtional kitchen in a tudor style home. What do you think about backsplash and flooring colors? Thanks!
  • smartin9 06:13AM, Feb 21 2012 I am updating my kitchen with honey colored cabinets and madura gold granite.  What color appliances do you think would look good? Thanks!
  • Monica Battle 11:34PM, Feb 20 2012 Hi Derek, We have Cherry wood floors and cabinets....we pick out cashmere glass/stone backsplash, any suggestion on granite counter top? Thank you!
  • - Derek 04:48PM, Feb 18 2012 Yes, the same type of backsplash can be used. You can also possibly consider using something more interesting, such as a Capadoccia Glass & Tumbled Travertine Mosaic. Take a look here:
  • - Derek 04:28PM, Feb 18 2012 I'll upload a few backsplash suggestions that I feel will look very nice against oak cabinets and NVG granite. One suggestion is a 1" x 2" Azteca Blank Pinwheel travertine, another could be Mazia Beige travertine with glass inserts. Let me know your thoughts on these tiles!
  • Tigerfanbr 06:39PM, Feb 16 2012 Thanks for your suggestions. Do you have any suggestions for the back splash?
  • Ilene 11:03PM, Feb 15 2012 Derek thanks for your reply, actually back to the NVG.  Do you still suggest the same backsplash?      
    Thanks for the help.
  • - Kinga 03:53PM, Feb 15 2012 Yes! The NVG is a fantastic choice for your kitchen as is the Santa Cecilia Real and Giallo Napoleone.
  • - Kinga 09:54PM, Feb 14 2012 Let’s start with your walls. I would recommend a light and neutral paint color like “Ivory Tusk” and “Collector’s Item” to bring both spaces together without overwhelming them with too much color. For backsplash, a tumbled Crema Marfil marble with accents like Marazzi Romance Collection Bronze Floral or Marazzi Romance Collection Bronze Dot Insert would look fantastic. As far as the carpet colors, I would recommend a cream or beige to continue the neutral and airy feel of your space. Let me know what you think!
  • Tigerfanbr 07:06PM, Feb 14 2012 We are upgrading our kitchen countertops. We like new venetian gold. We have natural oak cabinets, long leaf pine floors and our paint color on walls is pine needle (green) appliances are all stainless. How do you think the New Venetian Gold will look? Any suggestions..
  • - Derek 03:07PM, Feb 14 2012 Sounds very exciting and it will warm up the space nicely. My recommendations for the paint color are Benjamin Moore "Citrus Mist" and "Aura".
  • - Derek 03:02PM, Feb 14 2012 Absolutely, the Giallo Veneziano will look very warm against antique white cabinetry and create an elegant contrast to offset the light cabinets. For the subway tile, I recommend a Merola Cobble backsplash. I've attached a picture for your reference.
  • - Derek 08:33PM, Feb 8 2012 I think that your choice of shades and tones in the bathroom design is quite appropriate for a warm, elegant bathroom. You could of course use a tile that is more on the creme side, such as Fidenza Bianco.
  • - Kinga 01:51PM, Feb 8 2012 These choices sound fantastic! The colors will complement each other very well and play up the space while still retaining that serene, peaceful feel people generally gravitate towards in bathrooms. It’s very important to see the tile and granite in person to ensure you are happy with the colors and overall look. If you want to add a little drama to the space, you can place a vase with a bold-colored flower like a Lavender Purple Calla Lilly. Good luck!
  • - Derek 06:36PM, Feb 4 2012 Take a look at solid, elegant, and durable options such as Toffee, Ubatuba, Butterfly Antique, Imperial Coffee, and Giallo Antico. Let me know your thoughts!
  • Cindy 05:01AM, Feb 4 2012 I just picked out my tile, cabinets and granite counter for my master bath but I'm worried that the colors aren't going to flow right. I picked Fidenza Cafe for the shower wall tile and flooring, New Venetian Gold granite for the counters and the cabinets are a cherry color. I just worry that the tile is going to be too brown for my taste. I tend to like more cream color in my bathroom.  Do these choices sound ok?
  • Jb Grevers 01:02PM, Feb 1 2012 I am re-doing my kids' bathroom and am trying to keep costs down so am keeping the light oak cabinets that are there.  Do you have a suggestion as to which granite countertop would work best to blend with the oak but de-emphasize the country feel of oak?  I'm trying to stay away from a very light color due to lightness of the cabinets and also toothpaste, make-up, etc. stains.
  • - Derek 09:25PM, Jan 25 2012 My suggestion comes from the Alfagres line of porcelain tile -- our "Mocca" variety could compliment your design elements quite nicely. I've attached a picture for you to see.
  • - Kinga 01:58PM, Jan 25 2012 For flooring, I would recommend a Bucaro Bianco or Terrace Walnut Tile to tie the space together. Let me know what you think!
  • - Kinga 01:45PM, Jan 25 2012 A Blend Rectangles Mosaic and Ivory Brick Mosaic is also an appropriate backsplash option.
  • - Derek 09:54PM, Jan 24 2012 I recommend to look at the full slabs in-person, and bring samples home with you to put against your kitchen cabinets in the natural light of the kitchen. From there, use process of elimination and pick the one that you are attracted to most. All three choices are quite appropriate and have warm highlights that compliment your cabinet color nicely. Good luck!
  • chris 03:15AM, Jan 23 2012 Ok thank you very much for the response, I am going to delete the 4in granite backsplash and tile from countertop up to cabinets.  I do like travertine tile and my cabinets are same color as picture above.  What color floor would you recommend?  I was  interested in some type of tile or slate.

  • Kdjf 01:32AM, Jan 22 2012 Hello, we are building a new house and our cabinets are maple with a chocolate glaze. Which counter top would look best? New Venetian, Santa Cecilia, or ORO Napoleon? Thanks
  • - Derek 04:14PM, Jan 21 2012 These days people just use a backsplash tile from the countertop to the upper cabinets, instead of going with a 4" inch or full granite backsplash that is part of the counter. I recommend for you to use with New Venetian Gold a warm tumbled travertine tile. One of my favorites to compliment your granite choice is a 1" x 2" Island Brown travertine mosaic. I've attached a picture for your reference, hope this helps!
  • xclusive 10:54PM, Jan 20 2012 I was referring to the 4in backsplash of granite.  I am going to tile the wall under the cabinets and want to know if I should get the 4in granite backsplash or just the countertop and which would look best with the tile wall.

  • - Derek 08:55PM, Jan 20 2012 I'm leaning toward the New Venetian Gold, because it warmer golden undertones and highlights, and this would compliment the natural stone elements in your design. However, it's light enough to provide a contrast to offset the darker cabinetry. The NVG is a solid choice because it's timeless and classic -- always one of our more popular stones that people continue to enjoy endlessly over the years. Good luck!
  • - Kinga 06:42PM, Jan 20 2012 I’m not sure if I understand you correctly. Would you please elaborate on your question?
  • xclusive 01:34PM, Jan 20 2012 I have question, we are doing VG countertops(cabines are a dark cherry color and we have black appliances) in a house we are doing new construction.  I want to delete the backsplash and tile it in a traverstine tile once we are in the house but the builder (designer) is trying to convince us to keep the backsplash and tile from the backsplash up.  Just wanted to get your opion on this?

  • - Derek 02:35PM, Jan 13 2012 I'm leaning also toward the New Venetian Gold for a warm compliment and the occasional garnet colored flecks in the stone will pick-up the cherry shade of the cabinetry. Another option could be Giallo Napoleone. For the backsplash, my recommendation is 1" x 1" honed Durango Solana mosaic, or perhaps 1" x 2" Oro Ancient tumbled mosaic for more golden highlights. I've attached pictures for your reference!
  • - Kinga 12:57PM, Jan 13 2012 My vote is for the NVG with cherry cabinets as this combination is timeless, classic, warm and just stunning. To continue the timeless look, I would recommend Crema Marfil Classico Split Face Mosaic or Fidenza Stone Glass for a rough and organic feel. A Capadoccia Glass Tumbled mosaic backsplash is also very appropriate for your design. Let me know what you think!
  • Sskasturi 01:33AM, Jan 13 2012 Hi, we have an open kitchen with Durango beige floors and a small Island. We are thinking of cherry cabinets and New Venetian gold counters or Gialo or amentale. Which one looks better? Any other suggestions? Also what would look good for back splash?
  • - Kinga 12:59PM, Jan 6 2012 I like Derek’s suggestion to paint the cabinets off-white or a creme tone paired with the rich and always timeless NVG. Hope this helps!
  • - Derek 02:41PM, Jan 5 2012 The choices for countertop you are considering are very warm and ambient therefore I feel you're on the right track for a bright and airy design. You brought up a good idea to paint the cabinets an off-white or creme color (my suggestions) to offset the granite choices and create a little bit more of a contrast. You should sample a painted cabinet look and see how it plays out in your kitchen before making a final decision.
  • Debbie Gentry 05:18PM, Jan 4 2012 I have hardwood floors in my kitchen that are a medium honey brown color.  We are repainting our kitchen cabinets and installing countertops.  The countertops we like are NVG and Santa Ceilia or Giallo ornamental.  Help!  Do you have any suggestions?  The kitchen walls are Pratt and Lambert lambswool (a light tan).  Would you paint the cabinets white or another color??
  • - Kinga 02:33PM, Jan 3 2012 In addition to Derek’s wonderful suggestions, check out Anatolia Bliss Bamboo Mosaic and Ballet France for a splash of color. Let me know what you think!
  • - Derek 04:47PM, Dec 31 2011 Absolutely! For the backsplash, my recommendations are options such as a  2" x 2" Durango tumbled travertine mosaic, or 2" x 2" Emperador Light marble tile. I've attached images for your reference. Good luck & Happy New Year!
  • Pat-TX 04:33PM, Dec 29 2011 I have honey colored cabinets in my small L shaped kitchen.  I have selected NVG and was trying to decided on a backsplash...any suggestions.  (My floor is Mina Rustic travertine tile)
  • - Kinga 08:45PM, Dec 27 2011 Also check out BM’s “Cotton Tail”, “Featherbed” and “Mohair”. Good luck!
  • - Derek 03:37PM, Dec 27 2011 My recommendations for you are to take a look at shades such as Benjamin Moore line "Barely Beige", "Honeyed Almond", and "Rich Cream". Let me know what you think!
  • JP 06:37PM, Dec 26 2011 I ordered new Venetian gold granite. We have walnut brown cabinets in kitchen and light beige travertine tile on floor and back splash. Any recommendations for paint color on walls?
  • - Kinga 04:44PM, Dec 17 2011 If I am not mistaken, the Marvel Gold has red, beige, some pink tones and black flecks in it, correct? If so, a tumbled travertine with a decorative border is a fine choice. However, if you upload a picture we will be able to provide you with more suggestions.
  • - Kinga 04:41PM, Dec 17 2011 I feel the Solarius is a stunning, statement making stone. I’m definitely leaning towards that one for your space.
  • - Kinga 04:36PM, Dec 17 2011 Another beautiful suggestion is the Arpa Opus Mosaic porcelain mosaic finished off with a decorative border. Let me know what you think!
  • - Derek 07:49PM, Dec 15 2011 I'm not familiar with what Marvel Gold looks like. Can you take a picture and upload it here?
  • Gina 08:40PM, Dec 11 2011 I have marvel gold granite counters.  My cabinets are cherry but the color is mocha.  What color backsplash would go well with marvel gold?
  • - Derek 06:28PM, Dec 9 2011 If you're looking for rich, deep pattern with golden highlights then I'd use the Solarius.  If you'd like a calmer and safer color with consistent pattern and warm, timeless tones then New Venetian Gold is very appropriate. I'm not familiar with Camelot Dream.
  • - Derek 08:03PM, Dec 8 2011 Good decision on using a warmer, lighter countertop for an open, airy feel in the kitchen. For the backsplash, you could use a choice such as Mocha Split Face Versailles travertine mosaic. I've attached an image for your reference.
  • Haamom 03:11PM, Dec 8 2011 I am ordering antique white cabinets and a cinnamon color island.  I picked three different granites and need advice.  New Venetian Gold, Solaris and Camelot Dream.  Any advice?  My floors are medium brown.
  • - Kinga 02:31PM, Dec 7 2011 I agree with Derek.  Both choices would work great in your space. For backsplash, I feel going darker would be an appropriate and beautiful way of finishing off the design. Check out Anatolia Bliss Cappucinno and Anatolia Bliss Cabernet Linear Mosaic by SouthCypress. Let me know what you think!
  • sandy 03:18AM, Dec 6 2011 I have natural maple cabinets and white appliances. I liked emerald pearl, but ruled out as it will be too dark for the countertop. I am considering NVG or Giallio Ornamental instead. What backsplash would you recommend? My floor is natural wood.
  • - Derek 03:11PM, Dec 2 2011 If you're going to paint your cabinets a light, whitish shade, I recommend to use a warm, honed, natural travertine tile for the backsplash. My recommendations are the Ivory Classic Fontane and Baja Cream varieties. Good luck!
  • Labgirl19 03:02AM, Dec 2 2011 Thank you for your advice on the backsplash.  I am now reconsidering my kitchen cabinets and maybe painting them in the near future.  I'm considering white or off white/cream colour.  How would this change the backsplash and I did decide on Giallo ornamental for the granite.
  • - Derek 06:23PM, Dec 1 2011 I'd use a granite that is richer with more movement and a darker shade for the island to make this part a centerpiece of your design. Some solid recommendations are Amazon Tiger, Lotus, and Brown Alpine. I've created a Comparison Table for your reference: Hope this helps!
  • Jesposit2001 01:46PM, Dec 1 2011 ok thankyou.
  • - Derek 08:43PM, Nov 30 2011 Either choice is wonderful as it's light, warm, and airy. Perfect for your kitchen style! As far as backsplash recommendations, I'd keep it simple with a white subway tile, perhaps adding a grout color in a brown tone to pick-up the shades in your design. I've attached an image of the subway tiles. Good luck!
  • JGR 05:17AM, Nov 30 2011 We have new venitian gold granite countertops in our L shaped kitchen.  We're considering adding an island - any suggestions on a granite choice that would make a nice complimentary granite choice?  We have cherry-colored wood floors, off white cabinets and tumblestone backsplash.  Thanks!
  • - Kinga 06:34PM, Nov 29 2011 Unfortunately, we do not have information on any of the tile used. You can try sending a photo to your local tile supplier and hopefully he/she can help you find this exact or similar tile. Good luck!
  • Labgirl19 06:52AM, Nov 25 2011 I am trying to decide on either  New Ventian Gold or Giallo Ornamental for kitchen countertop and I think my cabinets are  bleached oak as it's a light colour.  Will this go? Any suggestions on backsplash?
  • Jesposit2001 04:44PM, Nov 23 2011 I'm referring to the floor tile.  I'm looking for a tile that's porcelain.   I would like something similar to tile in the picture in the brownish/gold  family.  I do not want a tile with a chiseled edge or a tile with heavy color variation. I want a classic looking!!  I like the backsplash in the pic and I know I won't have trouble finding that style.  Thanks. 
  • - Derek 07:29PM, Nov 17 2011 We do not have exact details on the tile styles used in these pictures, only the countertop itself. Are you referring to the backsplash tile or floor tile? For the backsplash, it looks like a light natural tumbled marble or travertine.
  • Jesposit2001 04:00PM, Nov 13 2011 What is the name of the tile used in the above photo/video.  I love the whole look of this kitchen.  My cabinets are this color and I am leaning towards the new venetian gold granite for my counters.  I am having a problem on deciding on a floor though.
  • - Derek 09:14PM, Nov 11 2011 There are many different variations of the Crema Bordeaux granite, as each shipment is unique. Try shopping around different granite yards to see what they have to offer. Another option is to go with another variation of the Bordeaux, I recommend the Ibere Crema Bordeaux as those slabs should have less pink. With the New Venetian Gold, you are going in a totally opposite direction when compared to the Bordeaux. The NVG is also a solid choice as it's warm tones will compliment your cabinet color nicely. Another option could be Santa Cecilia Real, or Giallo Napoleone. As for floor tiles, take a look at our "Shell" variety: and for the backsplash you should wait until you make a final decision on the granite as this affects the backsplash considerations. However, I'd recommend for you to look at classic and timeless white subway tile, or a tumbled natural stone such as Noce travertine. Good luck!
  • - Derek 08:52PM, Nov 2 2011 In addition to Kinga's timeless recommendations, granite colors such as New Colonial Dream,  Golden Dream, and Ibere Crema Bordeaux, if you enjoy movement and veins in your natural stone. Good luck!
  • - Kinga 12:08PM, Nov 2 2011 The New Venetian Gold, Santa Cecilia Real and Giallo Ornamental are beautiful granite options that will compliment your cabinets and tie the space together. Let me know what you think!
  • Melissa 11:48AM, Oct 29 2011 I ordered American Woodmark Savannah Maple Cream cabinets with an Hazelnut glaze for the perminter of my kitchen and a Maple Auburn glazed island.  My kitchen doorway has been opened up to extend into the dining area.  We had new red oak floors put in and the walls are BMoore Everlasting. The kitchen area can be seen from the family room too. I need suggestions as to what color granite to purchase. Thanks!!
  • - Derek 06:37PM, Oct 27 2011 Good luck! You can watch a video with tips and tricks on visiting the Stone Yard here:
  • - Derek 04:42PM, Oct 27 2011 Some other recommendations worth taking a look at while you're there are African Beige, Giallo Napoleone, and Santa Helena. Good luck and let us know how your visit goes!
  • - Kinga 04:18PM, Oct 26 2011 The stones I mentioned will absolutely work with reddish cabinets. They tend to ‘pop’ very well against red so these options will look stunning against your new cabinets!  Let me know what you end up choosing!
  • Ellen 03:56PM, Oct 26 2011 I just received my cabinets and realize they have a rather reddish color to them do you think the above granites you mentions will still be appropriate?
  • - Kinga 01:01PM, Oct 26 2011 We will await your update!
  • Ellen 12:42AM, Oct 26 2011 Thank you...I am going to the granite yard on Sat and will check them all out!  I will let you know!
  • - Kinga 07:41PM, Oct 25 2011 The New Venetian Gold, pictured above, would be a stunning choice as well as Ouro Brasil, Santa Cecilia Real and Astoria. Let me know how you feel about these suggestions!
  • Ellen 07:46PM, Oct 24 2011 I ordered American Woodmark Charlottesville Maple with Auburn Glaze cabinets.  I am very confused as to granite countertops.  This kitchen renovation will knock a wall down between dining room and kitchen and my home is rather small.  The granite will actually be a focal point as it will have a counter with 2 chairs.  This will be viewed by living and dining room.  I have wood floors in liv/dining area and burgandy/red oriental rugs.  I also am planning on black hardware for the cabinets and black iron chairs and lighting.  I would appreciate advice.  My living room walls are burgandy/red and dining room cream.  Thank you, Ellen
  • - Derek 02:43PM, Oct 21 2011 When your technician comes to your home to template the project, that's when the final decision is made on the subject of seams. There are many aspects to consider with respect to seams that can only be figured out by being physically on-site at the location of the installation. Hope this helps.
  • - Kinga 01:38PM, Oct 21 2011 Each fabricator and supplier has slabs in various sizes. The NVG slabs we carry in the Ridgefield Park, NJ location are 111” so a 108” bar could potentially be fabricated to fit the specified size. Each fabricator strives for a seamless project but if specific circumstances require a seam; unfortunately, one will have to be placed. We have to take into consideration the way into the house and the actual delivery. If possible, the project will be seamless.
  • Eric 01:26AM, Oct 21 2011 We have bar top that is 9 feet 10 inches long.  Does New Venetian Gold come in a slab long enough to cover this apace with one piece?
  • - Derek 06:43PM, Oct 18 2011 I'm happy everything turned out nicely in a way that you are enjoying. Cheers to many years of using your new kitchen.
  • - Derek 01:35PM, Oct 18 2011 Both colors are a wonderful choice and will bring warmth into your set-up to go against the honey colored cabinetry. In retrospect, I'm also leaning toward Giallo Napoleone but you should look at the slabs in-person and put a cabinet door sample against them to make your final decision. Another similar option that would look stunning is Giallo Napole, it might be worth taking a peek. As far as wall color, my recommendation is Donald Kaufman line "DKC-28". I've attached a picture for you to see.
  • Alice Pearson 04:01AM, Oct 16 2011 We finished up using golden oak hardwood floors in the eating area and using mink colored 13" tiles in the kitchen area which adjoined the eating area.  We just love it and are happy we did not put the hardwood floors in the kitchen.  We are not worried now about water damage to the floor in the kitchen, laundry room and small hallway to the back door as we previously did with the hardwood floors.  Hardwood floors and tile can blend in together very well.  We get a lot of compliments on it.  Thank you for your input.
  • - Kinga 09:01PM, Oct 14 2011 I feel the Giallo Napoleone would look and feel richer against medium oak cabinets. The NVG tends to look better against dark cabinets so my vote is for the Giallo Napoleone. For wall color, take a look at Benjamin Moore’s “Simply Irresistible”, “Icicle” and “Twisted Oak Path”. I feel going light on the walls will brighten up the space. Let me know what you think!
  • Teri 08:37PM, Oct 14 2011 I have medium oak cabinets (honey-color) and a white ceramic tile floor.  Our kitchen is small (two windows), so I would rather a granite with a speckled, consistent pattern.  Do you think either New Venetian Gold or Giallo Napoleone would be a good choice?  What paint colors would you suggest?
  • - Kinga 07:38PM, Oct 14 2011 You can also do a full backsplash of the same stone or try a fun combination like Ballet France by SouthCypress.
  • - Derek 02:27PM, Oct 14 2011 We do not know the exact type of backsplash tile used in this finished kitchen portfolio, we only have information on the countertop itself. I guess that it's perhaps a natural travertine or marble tile.
  • carmen 09:03PM, Oct 13 2011 I love the tile backsplash and flooring in this kitchen. We are installing giallo ornamental granite in our kitchen, it is similar to the venetian gold.  I would like to know the name of the tiles in the kitchen.
  • - Derek 02:08PM, Oct 11 2011 Juparana is a family of stones, there are many colors in this family that would compliment the looking you're trying to achieve, such as Juparana Colombo, Juparana Vyara, Juparana Mahogany, and Juparana Golden Vyara. Take a look here:
  • - Kinga 03:30PM, Oct 10 2011 Take a look at Kashmir Gold, Astoria and New Colonial Gold.  Click here to see a comparison table of the stones Other beautiful options are San Francisco Green, Soft Green and Cosa Esmeralda ----
  • Judi 07:54PM, Oct 8 2011 Can you give me an idea what would go with light natural birch cabinets.  Base floor is tile ..light cream color.  I'm on the golf course with large windows.. currently have dark brown granite.. would like to give the room a lighter feel.  If you could help that would be great.  Some time ago one of the counter installation guy suggested junapero (sp?). 

  • - Derek 08:42PM, Sep 14 2011 Great choice on the New Venetian Gold, it's a timeless granite color and a durable stone. For the floor tile, the Queen Red may be a little bit too dark, but that's up to debate. Perhaps a tile such as "Tuscany Desert" floor tile is a shade or two lighter and still compliments the design nicely. I've attached an image for your reference. The backsplash could be a light brown tumbled travertine tile. Solid suggestions would be in the Rhine, Durango or Noce variety. As for wall color, perhaps Benjamin Moore line "Navajo White" would do the job nicely. Good luck!
  • - Derek 08:25PM, Sep 14 2011 That's a pretty open design plan you have here. Do you want to spice up the kitchen and add some rippling golden veins into your granite countertop choice? I think that would look gorgeous. Take a look at these suggestions and let me know what you think: New Colonial Dream, Gold Antique, and Golden Valley MG.
  • Martin 04:48AM, Sep 14 2011 We have white cabinets and would like to add New Venetian Gold granite.  Thinking of Magica Perla Queen Red tile.  Do you think this tile is too dark?  What do you recommend for the backsplash, a light creme color or a light brown?  What about wall color?  Thanks for your help.
  • Plewin10 10:14PM, Sep 13 2011 We are putting in cream colored kitchen cabinets and a medium brown wood floor. Wondering what granite would look best with that color scheme?
  • - Derek 05:45PM, Sep 7 2011 I think using tile throughout will give a uniform, warm feel. Take a look at tile colors such as Daltile 'Dal-Gres' series "Beige" and "Cream". Let me know what you think!
  • Kinga 04:23PM, Sep 6 2011 I feel the stainless steel sink maybe be a better option for your setup. However, I do agree with Derek if you choose to go with the composite, a white sink is an appropriate color choice.
  • Alice Pearson 12:24PM, Sep 4 2011 Our condo is more contemporary and very open with hardwood floors in the 14x11 eating area that flows into the kitchen 13x11 with small laundry room off the small hallway leading to the garage.  Like a L shape, the floors then lead to a hallway and a small foyer.  The living area is off white carpet.  The kitchen floor was damaged by water from the dishwasher causing all the hardwood to be replaced.  I was thinking of putting tile in the kitchen to avoid future damage like this and extending the tile to the laundry room and the small hallway leading to the back door to the garage.  The kitchen has white cabinets with NVG counters and beige/brown stone backsplash.  I thought of replacing the remaining hardwood (gunstock color) in the eating area, hallway to foyer and foyer with golden oak hardwood.  The living area is off white carpeting.  Is this broken up too much with three types of flooring especially using hardwood, tile and then hardward again?  If I tile, I was thinking of porcelain square tile but have no idea what color to use.
  • - Derek 06:16PM, Sep 1 2011 If you use granite composite, I think it could be white. That would look sharp and soft at the same time. Stainless is the popular choice with New Venetian Gold right now, but it's really up to you. Good luck!
  • - Derek 12:40PM, Sep 1 2011 Absolutely! You're on the right track. I've attached some suggestions to help you visualize the backsplash ideas. The first one is 1" x 2" Polished Honey Onyx Mosaic and the second one is Mazia Beige Travertine with Glass Inserts Mosaic. Let me know what you think!
  • Debra Walsh 01:35PM, Aug 31 2011 I have white cabinets and am getting New Venetian Light granite installed. Can't decide on my sink. My appliances are stainless. I am considering a granite composite sink. Should I go stainless on the sink, or if I do go with the granite composite, what color would you recommend? Our hardwood floors are light oak.
  • - Kinga 03:10PM, Aug 29 2011 For a modern and contemporary look, a glass mosaic is always a great choice. You have to focus on the colors you would like to pull out of your stone like the reds or browns. Consider using a subway style, wave or mosaic style glass backsplash. Bring a sample of your stone to a local tile supplier to help you find something you like that works for your space and the look you are going for. Take a look at the attached examples for your reference.
  • Anakopia 12:25AM, Aug 27 2011 We chose New Venetian Gold granite for counter tops with honey chocolate glaze cabinets in shaker style. Which glass tile would look well with this combination to give the kitchen semi-modern and semi-contemporary look ? Thank you in advance!
  • - Kinga 02:43PM, Aug 12 2011 Take a look at the Crema Bordeaux, Furacan Bordeaux, Sanguine C and Ibere Crema Bordeaux Light. You can achieve the Italian/Tuscan style kitchen by adding golden/yellow elements like painting your walls for example Benjamin Moore’s “Lemon Grass” or “Little Angel”.  If you add warm brown wall accents using decorative wall stencils and Tuscan style tiles like a decorative mural behind the stove and tumbled travertine, you will absolutely get the look you are after. See attached photos for your reference. Let me know what you think!
  • - Derek 01:00PM, Aug 11 2011 My recommendations are colors such as Bordeaux, Giallo Fiorito, and Giallo Vicenza. Let me know what you think! I think these options would pick up the floor better than the Santa Cecilia, and create a better flow for the look you're looking to achieve.
  • - Derek 12:39PM, Aug 11 2011 New Venetian Gold is an excellent choice that will bring radiance and warmth into your kitchen. Another option could be Santa Cecilia Real, or Giallo Napoleone. Good luck! :)
  • Rcstanze 01:19PM, Aug 10 2011 HELP!  I wanted what I thought was an italian/tuscan kitchen look.  To me that meant porcelain floors vs. wood and I had picked Santa Cecilia granite with white cabinets (sorry had to go with the white due to new appliances being white).  I still thought I could pull it off, then my husband and contractor said I should match the wood in the hall and family room for a better flow and that is a red what?  Nothing ordered but the cabinets, but they are tearing out the kitchen today!! How can I get my "look" with the red oak and white cabinets?  What granite matches??  Oh my...
  • Cabin fever 07:06PM, Aug 9 2011 We have a cabin with alder cabinets, large pine log accents on the top of the cabinets and finshed pine ceilings, a single sided stacked light to medium blue  and gray cobble stone island counter support that faces our great room and slate flooring with blue grey and brown coloration.  We were looking at having the new venetian gold granite with tumbled marble back splash installed. Is there another granite selection that we should consider?
  • - Derek 05:04PM, Aug 5 2011 This does not sound right to me. Can you attach pictures of what the stone looks like for us to review? As Kinga said, granite is natural stone that has occasional imperfections and natural fissures, small hairline cracks. It's hard to judge without seeing detailed pictures of the actual stone in-person.
  • - Kinga 12:07PM, Aug 5 2011 Pores and surface imperfections that only look like cracks are quite common. Granite is a natural stone so you have to expect natural imperfections such as the aforementioned. As far as the water marks are concerned, you may want to have your water tested to determine if you have hard water as it may potentially damage the surface. Hard water is a common issue people have when it comes to any type of surfaces.
  • shines 12:58AM, Aug 5 2011 We have just had new venetian gold installed in our kitchen.  It looks as if it's got water marks all over the surface.  The company tells me they are cracks and pores and natural.  I like the flow of the stone and the colors are good but it looks as if it's dirty. There are so many cracks it takes away from the beauty of the granite. These cracks are throughout. This did not show up when we looked at the slab...shows clearly with under counter lighting.  We have only paid the deposit...half the this a common problem and what can we do about it?
  • - Kinga 08:15PM, Aug 3 2011 I think I’m leaning more towards the Santa Cecilia Real because the rich veins will provide you with a warm, inviting balance and the stone will compliment your cabinets quite well. My vote is for the Santa Cecilia Real!
  • - Derek 07:41PM, Aug 3 2011 The New Venetian Gold has warm, organic tones that would compliment the alder wood cabinetry and your stain beautifully. Another direction to consider can be Santa Cecilia Real granite. Good luck!
  • - Derek 05:20PM, Aug 3 2011 You're welcome riverside! I'm glad to have made this difficult decision easier :)
  • Meyer72 02:11PM, Aug 3 2011 We have oak wood floors with a golden finish and have selected new venetian gold granite.  For our cabinet finish, I'm thinking about an alder wood with a honey finish sable glaze.  Honest thoughts?
  • - Kinga 12:49PM, Aug 2 2011 I’m so excited for you! If you have any photos of the finished project, I would absolutely love to see. Good luck!
  • riverside 12:38PM, Aug 2 2011 Thanks for the vote of confidence, Kinga.  Yesterday we saw and purchased the New Venetion Gold piece of granite we liked and we are looking forward to seeing the finished product in place!
  • riverside 12:33PM, Aug 2 2011 Thank you for the advice, Derek.  We picked out our New Venetian Gold slab yesterday and can't wait to have it installed! 
  • - Derek 09:23PM, Aug 1 2011 New Venetian Gold is a safe and classic choice that will radiate your design with life. Some other similarly great recommendations are Santa Cecilia Real and Giallo Napoleone. Just some food for thought. Good luck!
  • - Derek 09:19PM, Aug 1 2011 Centering your design around a striking contrast is not a bad choice. Using a darker color such as the Sapphire Brown or Giallo Fiorito will offset the warm cabinet color and compliment your floor.
  • - Derek 08:55PM, Aug 1 2011 I'd keep the cabinets light -- a creamy color would be appropriate. Or you can do in the opposite direction and us a warm cherry stain. The reddish understones in the cherry doors will compliment the garnet flecks in the NVG. Let us know what you pick!
  • - Kinga 03:33PM, Aug 1 2011 I think the NVG would look lovely in your space. It’s a very warm and inviting stone that would highlight your setup. My vote is for the NVG!
  • - Kinga 03:14PM, Aug 1 2011 I think the NVG may be too light for your setup. It may feel bland and there won’t have enough of contrast. The Giallo Fiorito would look best for your space as the stone has nice tones that will bring balance and contrast to the space. Always bring samples to your kitchen so you can see how the stone will look in your space.
  • - Kinga 03:09PM, Aug 1 2011 Cherry cabinets always look best with NVG granite. It’s a classic and timeless combination so consider staining them in a medium cherry tone.
  • riverside 06:33PM, Jul 31 2011 We have just decided on  Antique White Satin wood cabinets to be installed in our U-shaped kitchen and are now ready to pick out a new granite countertop.  We have a honey-colored wood floor.  Would  New Ventian Gold be a good choice to compliment this area?  Thank you.
  • Eadamev 02:49PM, Jul 31 2011 We are looking for a granite countertop for a kitchen with warm aged natural maple cabinets and floor of 2 tone (light and a slightly reddish) cherry  floor  - we like sapphire brown and Giallo fiorito as well as NVG - will NVG make the kitchen too gold? Are light cabinets with dark counters still working or is the lighter look of NVG a better choice?
  • Knelsonnc 02:26AM, Jul 30 2011 Remodeling our kitchen to open up the space so it flows into our den. Our floors are a golden oak finish and our appliances are stainless. I'm considering NVG - suggestion for painted or stained cabinet colors?
  • - Derek 06:52PM, Jul 8 2011 While the pattern in NVG may first appear to be busy because of the various flecks distributed throughout the slab, rest assured that once installed it's a quite harmonious and warm stone. Some other suggestions that should work nicely are Giallo Napoleone and Baltic Brown. Good luck!
  • - Kinga 10:23PM, Jul 7 2011 I must disagree. I think the NVG is a calm, easy on the eyes stone. It works in many different designs and brings great warmth to the kitchen. However, if you feel this stone is just too much for your preference, take a look at African Beige, Astoria and Karoo Beige. Remember, granite is natural so you may have certain parts of the stone you aren’t too fond of that are unavoidable like the black flecks.
  • McMaj 09:40PM, Jul 6 2011 I forgot to mention that we have white appliances.
  • McMaj 08:14PM, Jul 6 2011 We're installing glacier white cabinets in a U shape with a 3x5 island and are considering NVG, but I'm worried that it'll be too busy, especially with the black grains in it.  We haven't chosen a tile floor color yet.  We have lots of north facing windows and I'd like something in the warmish cream, tan family.  I'm not so fond of too much gold.  I can't seem to find anything more subtle.  Can you suggest some choices?  Many thanks.
  • - Derek 01:12PM, Jul 5 2011 What companies line of tiles are you looking at? Do you have a picture of classic ivory, chiaro, and light walnut?
  • Charn72 01:10PM, Jul 5 2011 Hi Derek,
    Which color will be close to baja cream . Classic ivory, chiaro or light walnut? Which  color would you recommend with maple honey cabinet, new venetian gold granite and black appliances.. thanks.
  • - Derek 01:09PM, Jul 5 2011 What companies line of tiles are you looking at? Do you have a picture of classic ivory, chiaro, and light walnut?
  • Charn72 01:02PM, Jul 5 2011 HI Derek,

    Which color will be close to baja cream. Classic ivory, chiaro or light walnut? which color would you recommend with maple honey cabinet and new venetian gold granite and black appliances.. thanks.
  • - Derek 12:56PM, Jul 5 2011 Depending on the delivery, Santa Cecilia does actually have some variation and delivery. The key aspect here is that you see "pictures". The pictures do not tell the full side of the story, and it's crucial to look at the slabs in-person to judge for yourself. For example, we have six different and unique deliveries of Santa Cecilia at our Ridgefield Park, NJ facility and none of them are exactly the same.
  • Charn72 06:36PM, Jul 1 2011 Derek, Thanks for your reply!  Can you please tell me if Baja Cream is same color as classic Ivory or light walnut? TX
  • - Kinga 08:52PM, Jun 30 2011 Some shipments of the Santa Cecilia have little to moderate veining and color variation. Everyone has different preferences, taste and design requirements. Don't worry, you are not the only person who likes the variation of color. I have a shipment of the Santa Cecilia here in Danbury, CT that has some veining and color differences which seems to be very popular among those who choose that stone. Remember, you have to love what you pick so if you love the color variations, go for it!
  • Debbers927 08:03PM, Jun 30 2011 Were picking our slabs of Santa Cecilia for our kitchen and like the variations (streaks) of darker color for our island and a couple of places on the countertops.   I only see uniform colors in all pictures of Santa Cecilia.   Are we the only ones that like the variation of color?
  • - Derek 05:17PM, Jun 27 2011 I'm leaning towards the neutral and beige route. Try a tumbled travertine "Baja Cream" or "Noce" variety.
  • Charn72 11:41PM, Jun 25 2011 We are having new venetian gold countertop installed. Which travertine backsplash would you recommend please? Our kitchen is L shaped and counter space is very small. since the slab we picked looks kind of dark and is very gold? Will beige color or gold color travertinen 4x4backsplash will look good ? Or gold tile will look very peachy all over.. My cabinet color is Maple honey oak and I have black appliances? Please suggest! Thanks.
  • - Derek 06:07PM, Jun 24 2011 You should use a calm and soft tile for the backsplash if you feel the New Venetian Gold is a little too busy. My recommendation is our tumbled oyster mix flamed tile.
  • Gv818 03:00PM, Jun 24 2011 please can you give me some advice, I just received my new cabinets cherry andnew venetian gold countertop. I must say it looks a little to busy for me. I have no Idea what color tile to put as back splash my floors are light wood. Please help me I always wanted my dream kitchen can you [lease give me some idea's. Thank you
  • - Derek 02:31PM, Jun 24 2011 New Venetian Gold against white cabinetry looks wonderful, I don't think it's a bad choice. Perhaps a white cabinet color with creamy undertones would be even better.
  • Fctrain 02:04AM, Jun 24 2011 I'm considering white cabinets with NVG granite.  Is it too stark a contrast?  Do I need a warm white tone?
  • - Kinga 02:47PM, Jun 21 2011 Tracy,

    Unfortunately, we do not have any information on the backsplash, only the stone itself. However, the tile looks like a ceramic tile replica of tumbled marble. Hope this helps!
  • Tracy 01:51AM, Jun 21 2011 what is the name and color of the backspash tile in this picture with the new venetian gold granite? Tracy
  • - Derek 05:19PM, Jun 11 2011 My suggestion runs along a tumbled travertine tile, perhaps the "Noce" or "Mocha" variety. As for floor tile, the Cairo Copper has a depth and warmth that is suitable for your set-up.
  • mike k 12:14AM, Jun 11 2011 I am remodeling my kitchen using honey oak cabinets, NVG countertops and SS appliances. Having trouble with the backsplash tiles and floor tiles. Any suggestions, was thinking about Cairo Copper for the floor tiles.
  • Shauna P 01:35AM, Jun 3 2011 Thank you, I appreciate your input and responses.
  • All Granite and Marble 06:18PM, Jun 2 2011 They are very close and both would work very well. Personally, i think New Venetian would be the better choice.
  • Shauna P 06:17PM, Jun 2 2011 Thank you! Which of the two granites NVG or Ouro Brasil would be the better choice with maple Toffee stain perimeter cabinets and the maple Ginger Spice island and golden pecan wood floors? I'm having a tough time trying to determine which one is better since they are so close. I'm trying to achieve a warm tuscan feel.
  • Shauna P 02:09AM, Jun 2 2011 Currently I'm updating my kitchen with a new island, beverage center(replacing an existing desk) and new countertops and backsplash. I thought I narrowed the granite choice to San Marino and then all the slabs were gone. (the new slabs are much darker and different). The old slabs of San Marino resemble NVG. As a backup I'm leaning towards Ouro Brasil which ironically is also very lose to San Marino and NVG. (could they all be the same but different names? I prefer little movement an more of a uniform look. I also want warm colors.
    My floors are wood (golden pecan stain). Perimeter cabinets Toffee stain. New island and beverage cabinets are Ginger Spice (darker brown). What is a good backsplash? What would you recommend for wall paint? Thank you
    • All Granite and Marble 03:59PM, Jun 2 2011 I would go with a honed travertine tile or a glass and stone collage tile for the backsplash. (example: As for the walls, i would go with a light brown like Benjamin Moore's Antique Copper color.
  • Joseph R 05:32PM, May 9 2011 we are thinking of getting a taupe/grey ceramic tile for our kitchen...and have chosen venetian gold as our countertop. Our cabinet is a dark wood color. Would this combination look good together. I was also wondering what the difference is between the coloring and shading of venetian gold vs. the new venetian gold. Is there a major difference...and does venetian gold still have black specks throughout?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:09AM, May 11 2011 Joseph R: That's a warm and inviting combination. Not sure exactly how dark your cabinets will be, but aim for a good contrast to offset the Venetian granite. We only have the "New Venetian Gold" variety in-stock at our location, it's a newer version of the classic Venetian Gold. I'm not sure of the original has black flecks.
  • michelle15 06:26PM, May 8 2011 I was wondering if there is a difference between the new ventian gold and just venetian gold...I see it written both ways.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:14AM, May 9 2011 michelle15: It's different variations of the same stone. They have slightly different color tone, shade, and pattern.
  • Renee 09:09PM, May 7 2011 I have creme paint and glaze cabinets, a off white with hints of beige and grey floor. What color granite countertops would look nice? I would like a contrast. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:30AM, May 9 2011 Renee: Take a look at Tropical Brown, Arandis Chocolate, Ubatuba, and Butterfly Antique.
  • sarah 08:44PM, May 7 2011 We have honey oak cabinets black hardware, tile floor (peach/gold/gray with movement) and staineless steel appliances...looking for complimentary granite counter and backsplash. Giallo Ornamental, NVG, Crema Nouveau or browns with subway tiles. I'm thinking b/c the tile floor has movement we should find a simple granite and maybe a cream/tan tumbled travertine back splash. Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:56AM, May 9 2011 Sarah: I'm leaning towards the Giallo Ornamental or New Venetian Gold direction, with a tumbled "Noce" travertine tile. It's a warm and inviting combination.
  • Cae G 11:27AM, May 1 2011 We have cherry cabinets - the stain is dark/red and we have just put in new venetian gold countertops. I'm looking to put in a backsplash and wouild like to do travetine with a glass mosaic border. Do you have any recommendations on the color of the glass tiles? Would a blend of purplish tiles work with the garnet flecks in the granite? Thank you.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:21AM, May 4 2011 Cae G: Purple tones in the glass tile is a wonderful idea, and as you've said this will compliment the wine and garnet colored flecks in the New Venetian Gold. Go for it!
  • donna 07:54AM, Apr 30 2011 We got moccasins stained Bristol cherry cabinets and new Venetian gold granite. What color floor tile and backsplash. Also if I chose brushed nickel hardware what color pendant lights, brushed nickel or black
    • All Granite and Marble 12:55PM, May 4 2011 Donna: I recommend an Oyster Mix Flamed tile for backsplash: / and for floor tile a "Noce" travertine. You should continue with the brushed nickel pendant lights. Good luck.
  • Olliee 03:56PM, Apr 27 2011 Hi..Thanks so much for the travertine suggestion. Can you also recommend an interior paint color that would compliment natural (honey) colored hard wood floors. I'm looking for a bright, clean, crisp color that compliments the cherry cabinets, NVG granite and travertine tile.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:10PM, Apr 28 2011 Olliee: Try Benjamin Moore "Honeyed Almond" or "Barbados Sand". Good luck!
  • LaDona 03:43AM, Apr 27 2011 I chose New Venetian Gold Granite for my counter tops. I was under the gun in choosing tile for the floors so my contractor picked a whitish looking travertine tile look. The tile is now installed and I'm worried it's too white for the granite I originally chose. What's your opinion and do you have photos of white tiles with this granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:40AM, Apr 27 2011 LaDona: Send a picture of the tile to [email protected] for an evaluation. It's hard to say with the vague description.
  • Kelly 10:35AM, Apr 25 2011 I am having trouble deciding between New Venetian Gold and Santa Celcilia for my countertops. I am going to have cherry cabites and dark brown concrete floors. Any thoughts? Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:11AM, Apr 26 2011 Kelly: Either one is an appropriate choice, but I'm leaning towards the New Venetian Gold. It's a big warmer and has garnet flecks to compliment the cherry tones in your cabinet. Good luck!
  • Corinne Ibbitson 09:11PM, Apr 24 2011 I have beige cabinets and venitian gold counter tops...want a brown backsplash but can't find anything in local stores...any suggestions? Want the countertops to pop and not take away from countertops. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:16AM, Apr 26 2011 Corinne Ibbitson: For backsplash, I recommend to consider tumbled "Noce" or "Sienna Gold" travertine tile.
  • Olliee 09:31AM, Apr 22 2011 Hello there..I have chosen cherry cabinets and new venetian gold counter tops. I need help with chosen a light clean, rich styled ceramic tile for kithen and bathroom flooring that compliments the NVG. Also, any suggestions for shower tile?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:02AM, Apr 23 2011 Olliee: Try Baja Cream travertine tile.
  • Karen 06:02PM, Apr 21 2011 I sent you a quesion around April 10th or so. Would love to hear back from you.We have to make a decision in about a week...Please help!
    • All Granite and Marble 07:55AM, Apr 22 2011 Karen: What was the question? I'm having trouble locating it.
  • lori 05:45PM, Apr 8 2011 I have sunburst oak cabinets and thinking about NVG as the color of the countertop, will that be a good match? what do you recomend for the backsplash with that combination? I would love to use glass tile.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:31AM, Apr 9 2011 Lori: Sounds like a good combination that will radiate a warm atmosphere in the kitchen. Another option could be Santa Cecilia. For glass backsplash ideas, some recommendations for you to consider are Fusion Redrock Stone & Glass Mosaic and Zen CIDER Stone & Glass Mosaic Tiles.
  • janine 12:22PM, Mar 24 2011 okay, am down to final two. It is between New Venitian Gold and Giallo Napoleone. I have soft white cabinets, stainless appliances, and light/medium oak floor. Will the looks be the same with either one? Which one would you pick and why? thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:54AM, Mar 29 2011 Janine: Those colors are very close, and either one is appropriate for your set-up. I'm leaning towards the New Venetian Gold as it usually has warmer shades of gold.
  • Debbie 08:38AM, Mar 19 2011 Thanks for the suggestions. What color of grout would you use for the tumbled noce and the mocha travertine. Debbie
    • All Granite and Marble 09:56AM, Mar 21 2011 Debbie: Depends on the shade of the tile, not all Noce and Mocha travertine has the same color tone. That's the uniqueness of natural stone. But it should be a little lighter than the tile.
  • david 04:59PM, Mar 17 2011 We are putting in spice colored cherry cabinets with a new venetian gold countertop. We have stainless and a beige floor tile. I would love a recommendation on a backsplach. I really like the travertino tile and am drawn toward noche or dore royale. I would love your opinion on that combination and a recommendation for an insert in the backsplash. Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 08:17AM, Mar 18 2011 David: My favorite travertine backsplash would be the "Noce" variety. It's not too light and has enough warmth to go against the New Venetian Gold granite.
  • Naomi 04:56PM, Mar 17 2011 We are installing spice cherry cabinets and a new venetian gold countertop. I would like to use tavertino tumbled marble for the backsplash but want an insert. What color would you recommend for the inset? And I was looking at either noche or durango for the backsplash. do you think that works?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:48AM, Mar 18 2011 Naomi: I recommend Noce travertine as backsplash and perhaps burgundy colored diamond shape inserts to compliment the wine colored flecks in the NVG.
  • Debbie 07:42PM, Mar 15 2011 I have white cabinets, black appliances and just have put in New Venetian Gold granite. I love it. The kitchen opens up to the sun room. I would like to use black knobs with a little finish in them to bring out the color in the granite. I'm also painting the kitchen/sun room Honeymoon by Benjamin Moore. But I'm in desperate need of help ....picking out the back splash!! please help Thanks Debbie
    • All Granite and Marble 08:47AM, Mar 16 2011 Debbie: I recommend a tumbled Noce or Mocha travertine tile for the backsplash.
  • dhanson 09:41AM, Feb 28 2011 We are finishing a fitness room that has a bathroom and kitchenette. We have venetian gold counter tops, Manchester, iron gate tile. Dark stain on maple cabinets (color to be determined). I painted the walls Vale mist because I thought it looked tanish but it looks super mint green in the lighting and I need to change it but I am afraid to choose a color now. Can you offer me some advise as to the cabinet color and the wall color?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:36AM, Feb 28 2011 Dhanson: How about a lighter, warmer beige? Try Benjamin Moore "Honeyed Almond".
  • yaoyao 03:39PM, Feb 23 2011 I've already had NVG as kitchen coutertop and I want to use new venetian Gold as fireplace surrounding. We have a open plan. kitchen is open to the living room. I have a dark mahogany mantel and dark burgundy kitchen cabinet. Will NVG work as fireplace surrounding? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:16AM, Feb 25 2011 Yaoyao: Absolutely. The New Venetian Gold granite is a timeless and durable choice, go for it!
  • Zoe Ann 03:54PM, Feb 20 2011 We are putting in a NVG cuntertop and we are refinishing our oak cabinets. They are currently honey oak. We were thinking a Dark Walnut. Would that work? What other colors would you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:40AM, Feb 21 2011 Zoe Ann: A dark walnut color is wonderful to create a contrast and offset the lighter New Venetian Gold stone. Another color suggestion for the cabinets is a dark mahogany.
  • Diana 11:33AM, Feb 18 2011 I have walnut color oak cabinets and want to put in NVG couter with Durango tumbled tile backsplash. My ceramic tile floor is very close to the same color as the Durango. I have SS appliances and range has black electric surface. Do you think this will look OK?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:37AM, Feb 21 2011 Diana: I think this set-up should be OK -- you could use a Noce travertine tile for backsplash if you're concerned that the backsplash and floor are too much of the same.
  • janine 09:18AM, Feb 18 2011 could go either way, can you give me a choice for each?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:26AM, Feb 18 2011 Janine: Please take a look at Tropical Brown, Giallo Napoleone, Imperial Coffee, Four Seasons.
  • janine 03:53PM, Feb 16 2011 what granite and backsplash do you recommend with soft cream cabinets , medium oak floors, and stainless appliances?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:19AM, Feb 17 2011 Janine: Are you leaning towards a light or dark granite color? You have an open design plan.
  • Susan 07:08AM, Feb 16 2011 We are remodeling a master bath. We will have a custom made double vanity in espresso with NVG counter top. Floor tile is a porcelain beige travertine tile look-a-like. Thinking of stone vessel sinks and have three choices - crema marfil, honey onyx, and noce travertine. Which do you think would look/work best with this combination?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:49AM, Feb 16 2011 Susan: I recommend to use the Crema Marfil sink as the color in this marble will compliment your New Venetian Gold granite nicely.
  • Ying 05:59PM, Feb 1 2011 We are building a new house. We will have deep dark burgundy cabinets (cabernet with onyx glaze) and Romano travetine floor. Wall color will be SW kilim beige. Will NVG work well as countertop? How about backsplash? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:50AM, Feb 2 2011 Ying: The New Venetian Gold is a classic choice and will look very bright and warm against your darker cabinet color. Have you thought about using it as a full backsplash material? I think it would work in your design.
  • Kelly 01:59PM, Feb 1 2011 We are trying to decide between NVG and Santa Cecilia for our kitchen with Espresso cabinets. Which one of those two granites is lighter?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:21PM, Feb 1 2011 Kelly: They're a very similar color tone. For the lighter version, you should consider the "Santa Cecilia Light" ID: 574.
  • Kathy 11:45PM, Jan 31 2011 Remodeling master bathroom; have cream colored cabinets and want to go with oil rubbed bronze faucets and the wall color is chocolate. Thinking of going with NVG for the vanity. What color of tile for the floor and shower?Going crazy trying to tie everything together
    • All Granite and Marble 11:35AM, Feb 1 2011 Kathy: For the tiles in the bathroom, I recommend a travertine stone. Perhaps in the Noce or Mocha variety.
  • Shauna Roller 01:12PM, Jan 30 2011 We are having a house built & in the kitchen we will have Espresso finished cabinets & tile floors. We like the New VG for our granite. How do you think the cabinets & granite will look together. Are the cabnites too dark for NVG?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:22PM, Jan 31 2011 Shauna Roller: The cabinets are not too dark, the NVG will create a wonderful contrast to offset your espresso cabinet color. Another option could be Giallo Ornamental. Good luck.
  • Lynn 08:34PM, Jan 26 2011 I am remodeling my kitchen. My granite is new venetian gold. My floors are mountain oak wood floors. My backsplash is a Torreon Tapete Mosaic. Cabinets are a red oak. My question is what color of stain should my cabinets be? I am thinking of a cherry or a golden maple, not sure. Any suggestions.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:13AM, Jan 28 2011 Lynn: Go with the cherry stain, the New Venetian Gold will look very nice and warm against that cabinet color. As a plus the NVG has some garnet colored flecks that will compliment your cabinets nicely.
  • Wendy 05:53PM, Jan 26 2011 Redoing kitchen on my own, I just had put in NVG countertops and I love them. Have white cabinets and planning on putting in dark cherry wood doors. SUggestions for back splashes and floors?. Want to go with tile floors.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:43AM, Jan 28 2011 Wendy: A Saltillo tile floor would compliment your design nicely. As for wall color, take a look at Benjamin Moore "Putnam Ivory".
  • Nikki M 09:00PM, Jan 25 2011 I currently have NVG with birch cabinets, stainless steel appliances and red oak flooring, can you suggest paint colors ?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:48PM, Jan 26 2011 Nikki M: Absolutely! My recommendations for your design are Rich Cream, Buttered Toffee, and Putnam Ivory. Benjamin Moore paint line.
  • Karen G 10:46PM, Jan 21 2011 I am putting in hickory spice cabinets & have a tile floor with gold and brown hues.Do you think a NVG counter top would look good??I want some "wow" factor with the counter. Also, can u reccomend a backslpash /wall color?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:40AM, Jan 24 2011 Karen G: The New Venetian Gold is a gorgeous choice, go for it! You can even use it as a full backsplash material for the "wow" factor. As for wall color, I recommend Benjamin Moore "Rich Cream".
  • Colleen 10:54AM, Jan 17 2011 I have new venetian gold granite, cranberry maple (cognac) colored cabinets and huntington beige paint on the walls in the kitchen, can you please suggest some backsplash materials, colors, and options i.e brick, angle, mosiac. Thank you
    • All Granite and Marble 09:12AM, Jan 18 2011 Colleen: For backsplash, I recommend a Noce travertine tile in a brick pattern. The travertine will compliment the golden tones in this granite.
  • LaDonna Pardue 10:57PM, Jan 16 2011 I have antique white cabinets with new venetian gold countertops. The walls are painted adam's gold. What do you suggest for backsplash and flooring?j
    • All Granite and Marble 08:26AM, Jan 17 2011 LaDonna Pardue: Have you considered using the New Venetian Gold as full backsplash material? It would look great in your set-up. If not, another option could be a tumbled marble tile with jerusalem gold inserts. For flooring, I recommend a Desert Crema porcelain tile.
  • Nell 10:25AM, Jan 14 2011 I recently put in NVG in our kitchen and bathroom. I live in a small condo and don't want the colors to be to much. The kitchen is a warm yellow, the living/dining room is BM Camoflauge and my bedroom is a warm beige. Any suggestions for the bathroom?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:21PM, Jan 17 2011 Nell: Try Benjamin Moore "Honeyed Almond" or "Barely Beige". Good luck.
  • Donna 02:56PM, Jan 7 2011 We are finishing a 2nd Masterbedroom / fitness room . So far I've selected the countertops for the bathrrom / kitchenette areas (Venetian Gold). I'm considering Maple cabinets but I need suggestions on stain colors and also tile for the bathroom floor. Any ideas?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:47PM, Jan 7 2011 Donna: It'd use a dark mahogany stain to contrast and offset the New Venetian Gold and as a plus this granite has some burgundy flecks to compliment this stain. For tile, it'd use a travertine stone.
  • Gwen 11:44PM, Dec 22 2010 Hello there, I have the NVG installed recently. I am looking at getting a backsplash. My cabinets are expresso colour. What would u recommend? As well, I noticed that the NVG is not as "shiny" and nice as other granite that I've seen. I know we did not pick a great fabicator. Nevertheless, what can we do to make the granite shinier? Thank-you
    • All Granite and Marble 08:20AM, Dec 23 2010 Gwen: The NVG should have a high quality polish, there is no product to really make it more "shiny". It is made shiny at the quarry.
  • Beth 11:24AM, Dec 1 2010 We have white cabinets(not off white), an island and light maple hardwood floors in our kitchen. We are replacing our formica countertops with granite. We had always thought that we would go with one of the black choices, but now are thinking that it will be too much darkness with the island as well. I've never cared for an alternative color granite for the island. I like the New Venetian Gold, but can you recommend other granite choices? Our walls are currently a yellow/gold color, but that could be changed.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:30AM, Dec 3 2010 Beth: Take a look at Gaillo Ornamental and Santa Cecila Real, in addition the NVG would fit nicely, so any of these three.
  • Norm S. 07:14PM, Nov 27 2010 "The pits are a common problem in the stone industry but they tend to show up in third category stone and commercial stones from smaller fabricators." What do you mean by "third catagory stone"? And are you implying that if we had used a larger fabricator, that this problem may not have occurred? I also have the opinion that the waves or ripples in the cove of the ogee are due to either inferior equipment and/or process used by the fabricator. Is this possible? FWIW, th efabricator has already had to do this job twice, due to a poor fit, because he refused to template, saying he could get a proper fit by just measuring. We are installing a tile backsplash, so the gap along the wall must be smaller than if using a thicker granite backsplash. He is going to redo three of teh pieces one more time because thay still don't fit. There are other aspects of his work that are sloppy as well,a nd I have lost some confidence in his ability ot do a quality job.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:51AM, Nov 29 2010 Norm S.: There are two types of slabs – commercial and premium. Commercial slabs may have some imperfections and uneven color distribution. Premium quality slabs are of the highest standard in the natural stone industry, they are generally uniform in color and pattern. I think the stone used for your countertop is commercial grade, that is why you have those pits.
  • Norm S. 04:39AM, Nov 25 2010 We just had Venetial Gold Light countertops installed and they have several problems with them. One is that the cove area of the Ogee edge is very wavy and there are a significant number of pits on the top edge of the ogee, where the top surface and the ogee meet. I questioned the fabricator about this and he insisted that this is normal for ogee edge and there is nothing he can do about it. He also said that pits are also normal and no finishing process will make them any less noticable. The topurface also has more pits and fissures than I expected and definitely more than the showroom sample. when I asked the fabricator if he polished the top surface, he said that fabricators do not polish that surface because it is polished at the quarry after it is cut. I think he is blowing smoke and trying to get out of fixing the problem. But I would like to hear opinions form those who know more about it than I do. Any help?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:06PM, Nov 26 2010 Norm S.: It sounds like the fabricator is telling you the truth for the most part. The top of the stone can be polished by the fabricator if it needs polishing and yes it does come polished from the Quarry. The pits are a common problem in the stone industry but they tend to show up in third category stone and commercial stones from smaller fabricators. Pitting does tend to pop out here and there, it is a natural stone after all.
  • Cindy Asby 07:18PM, Nov 11 2010 Did you get my pic? I sent it last week, if not, I can resend.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:33AM, Nov 12 2010 Cindy Asby: I'm not sure. What was the picture concerning with? We respond to all our emails in a timely manner.
  • karly 12:33PM, Nov 5 2010 Under the Venetian Gold Granite you show a cabinet tool with some photos. What is the backsplash made of in the photos? I love the design feture by the stove top and would love to consider this in my house.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:22AM, Nov 8 2010 Karly: Unfortunately we do not have information on what kind of backsplash was used here. It looks like a tumbled marble.
  • Cindy 07:45PM, Nov 3 2010 I just had venetian gold granite countertops installed. I noticed when I look at the countertop at a certain angle and light, looks like it has water spots all over it. I tried wiping them down with a damp rag, but the spots are still there. Do you have any idea what this could be and how I correct it? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 09:46AM, Nov 5 2010 Cindy: Please send over pictures of the spots to [email protected]
  • Mike 11:34AM, Oct 30 2010 Thanks for the advice. We looked at the slabs this week and they were amazing. Do you have any paint color recommendation? The kitchen is open to the living room and we have darker cherry floors so we'd like to create a balance between the two rooms - not too bright, not too dark. Perhaps something earthy? Thanks Again!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:27AM, Nov 2 2010 Mike: For wall color, take a look at Benjamin Moore "Beach Glass".
  • Scott 07:01AM, Oct 25 2010 Our new kitchen has Cabernet Cherry Cabinets. We will have SS appliances but are unsure of walls and floor. We need to select a granite first. What do you suggest? We were thinking New Venetian Gold, Giallo Fiorito or something elese.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:58AM, Oct 25 2010 Scott: I'm leaning towards the New Venetian Gold or Santa Cecilia. These choices contain some burgundy speckling that will compliment the cherry cabinets nicely.
  • Mike 10:17AM, Oct 23 2010 Hello, we are doing a kitchen remodel and have painted our dark oak cabinets a china white. The floors are cherry and the backlash will be a brick tile of mixed beige colored travertine. The appliances are currently white but we will slowly migrate to ss. We would like to go with NVG or tan brown but are torn. What do you think? Also looking for paint ideas as the rest of the trim in the house is butterscotch oak. THANK-YOU
    • All Granite and Marble 10:06AM, Oct 25 2010 Mike: I'm leaning towards the New Venetian Gold. It's a warm choice to offset the white cabinets and has some burgundy speckling to compliment your floors.
  • Angie 11:57AM, Oct 22 2010 Hi, What color of granite would you recommend with honey oak cabinets and black appliances? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 12:15PM, Oct 22 2010 Angie: Take a look at Crema Bordeaux.
  • Helen 07:33PM, Oct 21 2010 I am putting white cabinets and butterscotch wood floor. What color granite countertop and back splash would you recommend. Thank you
    • All Granite and Marble 12:30PM, Oct 22 2010 Helen : You could go with something dark like Typhoon Black. i really like Juparana Colombo with a light tumbled travertine backsplash.
  • Kitty 10:15PM, Oct 19 2010 I have medium honey oak cabinets (a little darker than what's usually out there) and a yellow-tan stone-like tile floor. The kitchen is dark in terms of natural light. I am trying to decide between NVG and Ubatuba. I prefer the Tuscan/Old World look and am looking for something timeless. I am afraid Ubatuba will be too dated and dark. Any advice would be appreciated.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:06AM, Oct 20 2010 Kitty: I would go with New Venetian Gold. It sounds like a wonderful choice.
  • Allie 03:28PM, Oct 1 2010 We are putting in NVG countertops with our cherry color cabinets very close to those posted here. We already have a simple off white 6 x 6 tile. Would you recommend removing and using a travertine tile set on a diagonal? I am thinking that although I want to stay simple, I should change the tile to update, what do you think?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:00AM, Oct 4 2010 Allie: That's an excellent idea. The tumbled travertine tile will be a warm addition to your design, i'd go for it. The diagonal positioning makes it all the more attractive.
  • shannan 03:05PM, Sep 25 2010 We have NVG countertops with black oak cabinets. What paint color and back splash would you suggest that would tone down the gold/yellow in the NVG?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:56AM, Sep 28 2010 Shannan: I recommend a tumbled botticino marble for backsplash, and benjamin moore "bleeker beige" for the walls.
  • Ann Llewellyn 05:26PM, Sep 23 2010 We have honey oak cabinets and are putting in new venetian gold countertops. Any suggestions for tile floor and backsplash? Also color for paint for walls?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:03AM, Sep 24 2010 Ann Llewellyn: For floor tile I recommend a noce travertine tile, and for backsplash a simple off-white subway tile or tumbled botticino marble.
  • Carmen 08:47PM, Sep 21 2010 We have Armstrong cabinets in Café stain (a little cherry looking), 5 inch cherry hardwood, brown sink, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and handles and recently got New Venetian Gold countertops. The paint is a brownish gold (color is Valspar Cinnamon Roll). Once the counters were installed, I wasn’t happy even though I loved the color of the granite before it was installed. There’s too much yellow/gold and even greenish tint. Any suggestions? We’re about to get new appliances which will help – we currently have white and are trying to decide between black or stainless. Can you help me figure out what to do so I’ll be happy with the countertops? 
    • All Granite and Marble 09:09AM, Sep 22 2010 Carmen: I'm leaning towards stainless appliances to cool down the yellow/gold tones in your granite. Also, the lightning in your kitchen affects how the countertop looks. Take a look at under cabinet lights, they are a great way to flood the countertop with light and bring out the richness in the stone.
  • mary 02:43PM, Sep 20 2010 I am starting a kitchen remodel. I am going for an off white with glaze cabinet on the perimeter and a darker stained island. Our floors are oak hardwood stained pecan. Appliances are going to be stainless. I will have a copper sink and oil rubbed bronze faucet and lighting fixtures. What granite would make this really pop? Should I be concerned about granites that are mined in Brazil and Namibia because of the higher radon levels? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 02:02PM, Sep 21 2010 Mary: No need to worry about the radon, it's a scare tactic that is blown out of proportion. I would suggest to look at Crema Bordeaux, Altair, and Madura Gold.
  • John 12:47PM, Sep 16 2010 We are redoing our kitchen and have installed Kraftmaid Maple cabinets with a chestnut stain on them as well as the Venetian Gold countertops are ordered. We are going with wood floors but cannot make up our minds between Red Oak and or Brazilain Koa......any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:35AM, Sep 17 2010 John: I'm leaning towards the Brazilian Koa hardwood for your floors.
  • Lori 11:21PM, Sep 8 2010 I have cherry cabinets in a spice color with new venetian gold countertops, and stainless appliances. I was considering 4 x4 tumbled limestone in durango as a backsplash and throwing in some bamboo glass tiles in chocolate and caramel as an accent. What are your thoughts and any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:55AM, Sep 10 2010 Lori: You're on the right track. That is a gorgeous combination.
  • Crystal 01:28PM, Sep 7 2010 Will a Kohler sink in the Cane Sugar color go ok with the New Venetian Gold countertop?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:55AM, Sep 8 2010 Crystal: Absolutely! Good match.
  • Lesley 03:55PM, Sep 3 2010 Yes, it's granite, but granite is made up of diff rocks and I was wondering what they were. thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:30AM, Sep 8 2010 Lesley: It's mostly made up of minerals feldspar, biotite mica and quartz.
  • Lesley 11:56AM, Sep 3 2010 Does anyone know what types of rock New Venetian Gold is made of?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:03PM, Sep 3 2010 Lesley: It's granite.
  • Jess 11:02AM, Sep 1 2010 Hi, What are the primary differences between this stone and St Cecilia Gold, and New Giallo Ornametalle?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:04AM, Sep 3 2010 Jess: It depends on each delivery/batch of the stone, they are very similar to each other but often mined at different quarries. You really have to see the stones in-person and compare.
  • shirley gagne 01:29PM, Aug 31 2010 How would it look with beige cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:21AM, Sep 3 2010 Shirley Gagne: A warm, tradition look. Perhaps something darker like Tropical Brown might suit your design better?
  • Jenny 11:39AM, Aug 6 2010 Thanks for your comment. Do you have any suggestions for a backsplash? Do not want to continue the granite onto the walls.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:01AM, Aug 9 2010 Jenny: For backsplash I suggest a white to creamy subway tile for the light, beachy feel you're looking for. Good luck!
  • Jenny 01:15PM, Aug 5 2010 Have Sauternia marble floors, off white cabinets with brownish dry brush glaze. What would you suggest for counters and backsplash? Kitchen overlooks ocean, and trying to keep a light, beach feel
    • All Granite and Marble 09:10AM, Aug 6 2010 Jenny: The New Venetian Gold stone pictured on this page is an excellent choice for your set-up, it's warm and inviting. Another suggestion is the Giallo Ornamental.
  • Kathy 01:55PM, Aug 4 2010 I need help with a backsplash! We have white cabinets (really white, not off-white) with brushed nickel knobs, stainless appliances, a medium-brown tile floor, beige walls, and new venetian gold counters. It's a lot of non-color and now we would like to add some "pop" with the backsplash without it looking totally out of place. Any ideas?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:52AM, Aug 5 2010 Kathy: I recommend a glass tile backsplash, with some colorful earthtone inserts.
  • Fran 10:27PM, Aug 2 2010 We have chosen paprika-colored cherry cabinets with black & stainless appliances. We are struggling with the granite choice. We keep bouncing between NVG and something darker like Uba Tuba. Any thoughts?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:19AM, Aug 3 2010 Fran: I'm leaning towards the lighter option to offset the cherry wood. The NVG is an appropriate selection, it even has some wine colored flecks to tie-in the cabinet color. Another option might be Santa Cecilia.
  • Judy 05:51PM, Jul 27 2010 I am redoing kitchen - maple cabinets, new venetian gold countertops, but now I am stuck on backsplash ideas and color. Any ideas?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:37AM, Jul 28 2010 Judy: For backsplash I suggest a simple and light subway tile.
  • Matt 08:58PM, Jul 22 2010 In our newly built kitchen we are putting in Maple cabinets with a Rouge stain and probably were going to go with oak floors that are a little lighter than the cabinets. I think we are going to go with New Venetian Gold counters. My wife likes small glass tiles for the backsplash but I'm not sure? Any general thoughts about the combinations or other suggestions for a backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:40AM, Jul 23 2010 Matt: I would suggest to use a simple and light (white would look fine) subway tile.
  • Brian 08:40AM, Jul 11 2010 We've selected maple cabinets for our new kitchen with a medium praline color and square recessed panel design. Would NGV provide a suitable contrast with this cabinet type, or should we be considering some other (better) contrast marble top? Oh, the choices....
    • All Granite and Marble 08:24AM, Jul 12 2010 Brian: It's a safe choice that will create warmth in the design. A darker option for more contrast would be something like Tropical Brown.
  • Lisa 12:10AM, Jul 3 2010 Is it typical for new venetian gold granite to have 'large' (2" + diam) black spots in it? We are looking at using NVG in our kitchen but the samples I've seen have a few large black spots in them (the rest of the granite is consistent). I've been told this is not unusual since granite is a natural product. Thanks for your help!.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:13AM, Jul 5 2010 Lisa: While it is true that because granite is a natural product there will be variety in the stone, a high quality, inspected slab should generally not have these imperfections. I suggest to show around and see if the other shops in your area also have the large black spots in their NVG slabs. Good luck.
  • Tina Graves 03:00PM, Jun 1 2010 I am in need of some quick advice for countertops and flooring in my kitchen. I have white cabinets with black iron knobs and stainless and black appliances. I am leaning toward the New Venetian Gold for countertops and either a dark stone or deep oak hardwood for my floor. I first liked Giallo Ornamental, but now think it may not be enough contrast because of all of the natural light coming in on it. Help, I need advice!
    • All Granite and Marble 04:08PM, Jun 1 2010 Tina Graves: For stone that is a little darker for more contrast, I suggest Tropical Brown or Baltic Brown. Giallo Ornamental and NVG have a very similar color tone. Another option is Santa Cecilia.
  • Nicole 09:24PM, May 28 2010 Does NVG go with light honey oak cabinets? If not, what are some other granites to consider?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:16AM, May 29 2010 Nicole: It's an appropriate choice for a light and airy kitchen. To offset the cabinets I would suggest Tropical Brown or Baltic Brown, a bit darker choices for contrast.
  • Laura 07:36PM, May 9 2010 We are building. Have selected antique white cabinets with honey-colored glazing. Stainless steel appliances and gunstock (medium colored) wood flooring. We are wondering if Venetian Gold would work? Or would you recommend another granite? Any particular thoughts on back splash tile?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:16AM, May 10 2010 Laura: New Venetian Gold is an excellent color, rich and warm. It compliments light cabinets nicely. Another option is Giallo Ornamental.
  • Stephanie 11:59PM, May 4 2010 Thanks. Giallo Ornamental was one that we were considering, as well as New Venetian Gold. It seems like NVG has warmer tones - accurate assessment? Was thinking of doing a red wall.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:23AM, May 5 2010 Stephanie: Yes, the NVG is a bit warmer.
  • Stephanie 12:01AM, May 3 2010 Need help with countertop color. Maple, shaker style cabinets in cafe (contemporary style, med brown) - brushed nickel fixtures, stainless appliances, medium porcelain tile floors. Looking for light colored granite w/o a lot of movement. Like the look of quartz but cost prohibits. Suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:01PM, May 3 2010 Stephanie: Try Giallo Ornamental.
  • Eric 03:14PM, Apr 24 2010 Is tropical brown a good option too?
  • Eric 02:49PM, Apr 23 2010 Both are fine with me. Could you also let me know the stone IDs?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:15AM, Apr 26 2010 Eric: Absolutely! Excellent choice.
  • Eric 10:09AM, Apr 23 2010 I forgot to mention that my appliances are stainless steels.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:53PM, Apr 23 2010 Eric: I'd go darker for a rich, elegant contrast. Try Butterfly Antique (Id 73). For a lighter option, check out Santa Cecilia (Id 979).
  • Eric 10:07AM, Apr 23 2010 What are the top three granite you would recommend for the maple paprika cabinets and cherry stained red oak floor in the kitchen? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 02:03PM, Apr 23 2010 Eric: Do you like movement (veining) or a more consistent (speckled) pattern in your granite?
  • Jason 10:39AM, Apr 19 2010 We have dark cherry cabinents and flooring, stainless steel appliances and NVG countertops. We have a 4 inch granite backsplash but would like to compliment this will tile. What color would you recommend.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:32AM, Apr 20 2010 Jason: Try a tumbled bottocino marble tile or similar ceramic.
  • donna 06:49PM, Mar 28 2010 We're getting Cherry Chocolate w/ebony glaze. We are liking the NVG not sure what color ceremic tile flooring. Please Help..
    • All Granite and Marble 01:28PM, Mar 29 2010 donna: I would suggest a beige colored ceramic tile, similar shade to the beige in the New Venetian Gold granite.
  • Jennifer 02:55PM, Mar 26 2010 I have washed oak cabinets (pink hue) light wood floors, how would new venetian gold granite look and also tumbled tile backsplash. Also was thinking of oil rubbed bronze hardware and faucet. Appliances are black for range and dw and almond for fridge. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:13PM, Mar 26 2010 Jennifer: I'd go a little darker, take a look at Tropical Brown.
  • Steve K 12:58PM, Mar 19 2010 We are redoing our Kitchen using painted maple butterscotch glaze cabinets. Floor is a med-dark hand scraped maple. My wife thinks NVG would work, I was leaning towards ubatuba. She also wants an apron front sink. Copper, white, biscute, almond? What's your opinion? Thanks so much.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:08PM, Mar 19 2010 Steve K: I'm also leaning towards more contrast. Ubatuba will create a warm and dramatic set-up.
  • Duane 03:23PM, Mar 18 2010 How noticeable is it if the veining is not running in the same direction at the seam for venetian gold?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:12PM, Mar 18 2010 Duane: New Venetian Gold has a consistent pattern as opposed to a veiny pattern, it should not be noticeable.
  • mickey 04:09PM, Mar 10 2010 I'm thinking of painting my cabinets a creamy off-white. I like New venetioan gold - would this go together
    • All Granite and Marble 04:42PM, Mar 10 2010 mickey: Absolutely, this combination would create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Deb C 06:35PM, Mar 6 2010 Hi! I like Kashmir Gold granite in the Leathered finish. It is very porous and will need to be sealed. My question is whether the sealer will change the color of a leathered finish granite. Thanks for your help.
  • marla 09:21PM, Mar 5 2010 have light oak (honey) cabinets - want to replace island cabinets only with cream colored cabinets - would new venetian gold go with both - any suggestions PLEASE!
    • All Granite and Marble 08:35AM, Mar 6 2010 marla: I'd go a little darker, perhaps Baltic Brown or Tan Brown.
  • Debbie C 09:25PM, Mar 2 2010 Hi! Any suggestions for granite countertops to go with Biscuit painted cabinets and red oak flooring and stainless appliances? Thanks!
  • cdtufts 07:08PM, Mar 2 2010 We used the 4 inch Gold Rush Wheaten color tiles on diagonal with a beautiful base border in a tumbled stone look and get oodles of glowing comments from designers and friends.
  • Christina 10:14PM, Feb 28 2010 We're redoing the kitchen to get it ready to sell and have new stainless steel appliances (black on side of fridge). The floor is beigish with a little peach in it (to match our current pickled oak cabinets). We're planning to paint the cabinets white and maybe do a glaze on top. Would NVG or Santa Cecilia look better, or is there a different color that would look better? And what about a backsplash--thinking about travertine tile or similar. Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 02:07PM, Mar 1 2010 Christina: There is not much difference between these two choices, either one will look excellent. The NVG is warmer (more gold). Look into Botticino marble tiles for your backsplash.
  • Deb 09:44AM, Feb 28 2010 I forgot to include my floors are gray & tan. I really want New Venetian Gold counters in my kitchen. I have natural Maple cabinets with a mocha glaze & black appliances. My problem is I can't find a tile that I like to match? Any ideas?? I do like the tumbled tile but which one?? thanks in advance
    • All Granite and Marble 11:42AM, Mar 8 2010 Deb C: The color of stone will get a little darker when sealed.
  • Deb 09:43AM, Feb 28 2010 I really want New Venetian Gold counters in my kitchen. I have natural Maple cabinets with a mocha glaze & black appliances. My problem is I can't find a tile that I like to match? Any ideas?? I do like the tumbled tile but which one?? thanks in advance
    • All Granite and Marble 12:51PM, Mar 1 2010 Deb: Take a look at Golden Sienna tumbled travertine tile.
  • Giancarlo 10:39PM, Feb 23 2010 Hi there, we're doing a new kitchen from ground up, installing poplar cherry wooden cabinets, New Venetian Gold for countertops...we're stuck on the color for the Ceramic Tile for the floor -- what do you recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:33AM, Feb 24 2010 Giancarlo: a noce travertine tile will look gorgeous with your design.
  • Susan 12:09AM, Feb 23 2010 I am having New Venetian gold countertops installed. I have bright white cabinets and marble backsplash with grey/brown veining. What do I do with the floors and walls-would light sage walls be too much? What about light taverine floors?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:42AM, Feb 23 2010 Susan : The light travertile tiles is an excellent idea for the floors. For the walls try Benjamin Moore "Pastel Green".
  • vicki 04:26PM, Feb 22 2010 We are using granite for our new bathroom vanities. The wood is a medium oak and the floor is light tan tile. There is no windows in both bathroom so we would like a lighter color. Would the light Venetian Gold be a good match?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:36PM, Feb 22 2010 vicki: It's a safe choice, another option is Giallo Ornamental.
  • Lisa 12:12PM, Feb 22 2010 Great, thanks! Do you do prefer that to light travertine (with NVG and white cabinets)?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:27PM, Feb 22 2010 Lisa: That's also a nice option, either tile will look beautiful and tie-in well.
  • Lisa 11:28AM, Feb 22 2010 Could you kindly suggest a couple of tile blacksplash options for use with new venentian gold granite and white cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:52AM, Feb 22 2010 Lisa: Tumbled noce marble will work great.
  • Lauren 10:58PM, Feb 21 2010 we have reddish cherry cabinets and are considering NVG, St. Cecelia, or Giallo Ornamental. We would like to use oil rubbed bronze faucets. Which stone would be best?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:51AM, Feb 22 2010 Lauren: I'd go with either Santa Cecilia or NVG as they have garnet flecks that will compliment the cherry cabinets.
  • Lynn C. 02:37PM, Feb 11 2010 I have New Venetian Gold counters and medium oak cabinets-what color tiles do you recommend for the backsplash and flooring? My walls are yellow. Thank you!
  • Sonya 08:27PM, Feb 10 2010 I have dark cherry stain cabinets, NVG countertops, and a light gold backsplash. How would a slate floor look in this kitchen?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:43AM, Feb 11 2010 Sonya: I'd use a lighter floor color, perhaps a travertine tile.
  • April 11:09PM, Feb 8 2010 I have Daltile Salerno Marone Chiaro tile floor, coffee color maple cab w/ a mocha glaze (med color)and was thinking of using NVG-will this be a good combination or should I go darker? Wall color is Behr Eastern Amber but can change the color
    • All Granite and Marble 12:51PM, Feb 9 2010 April: Perhaps a little darker, try Tropical Brown.
  • John 08:14PM, Feb 5 2010 We are re-doing our kitchen and we have cherry cabinets with a ginger stain. We were thinking of doing the perimiter in NVG granite and then the island top in black galaxy. Any thoughts on that combination?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:08AM, Feb 6 2010 John: That is an excellent set-up, go for it!
  • MARTA 11:45PM, Feb 3 2010 I want New Venetian Gold but I have light porcelain tile, so we are considering a second granite color on the perimeter; such as Black Pearl, and the NVG granite on the island. What do you think of two color granites or that just a fad? We have medium maple cabinets.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:46AM, Feb 4 2010 MARTA: No, that is an excellent idea. It will be timeless and play down the gold tones in your kitchen.
  • Tim 10:32PM, Jan 31 2010 I have NVG granite countertops (with full backsplash), white cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Do you have a suggestion for a floor tile color that would go with this combination?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:51PM, Feb 1 2010 Tim: Turkish travertine tile in a versailles pattern would look gorgeous.
  • Robin 09:17PM, Jan 31 2010 We are in the process of updating the kitchen. We will have white cabinets,stainless steel (and a little black) appliances and a warm maple wood floor. We don't want pure black granite countertops because we heard they are harder to keep clean and we have little kids. What color granite do you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:47PM, Feb 1 2010 Robin: Perhaps Giallo Veneziano, New Venetian Gold.
  • Dolores 02:42PM, Jan 31 2010 Could you suggest a color of travertine or marble that would go with St Cecilia granite. I have oak cabinets and oak flooring.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:35PM, Feb 1 2010 Dolores: Take a look at Noce travertine tile.
  • Sherrie 03:20AM, Jan 27 2010 Hi there, we installed NVG granite countertops in our kitchen and now want to redo the floor and paint the cabinets. I am thinking of going dark on the cabinets, something like a garnet to pick up the garnet flecks in the stone. I have had a really hard time finding a tile to go well. Do you have a floor tile suggestion or even another color scheme suggestion for the cabinets/floor? Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 08:51AM, Jan 27 2010 Sherrie: A medium brown travertine tile floor would tie everything together, and your idea to pick up the garnet flecks with your cabinets is excellent, bravo!
  • Dianne 09:35PM, Jan 22 2010 We have a medium oak fireplace surround. We're looking at putting a 60" granite slab on the floor in front of it. Would you recommend NVG? Or what other color would you recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:19AM, Jan 23 2010 Dianne: I'd go a little darker, perhaps Tropical Brown. If you want to stick in the NVG family, take a look at Santa Cecilia as an alternative.
  • Jenny 12:47PM, Jan 22 2010 I have natural maple cabinets and new venetian gold countertops. Floors are white tile. I think the kitchen has too much yellow. What color should I do the backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:17PM, Jan 22 2010 Jenny: A light subway tile should do the job.
  • Jill 05:28AM, Jan 22 2010 me and my husband are getting new cabinets in a cabernet finish,we are looking at 3 granite tops,NVG,SC,and GN which do you suggest
    • All Granite and Marble 10:05AM, Jan 22 2010 Jill: New Venetian Gold.
  • Maria 02:57AM, Jan 22 2010 I have light cherry kitchen cabinets and New Venetian Gold countertop with a 4 inch riser. Walls are painted "Fennel Seed" by Benjamin Moore.(its like a light tannish gold). What type of backsplash would you suggest & color?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:56AM, Jan 22 2010 Maria: A light tumbled marble backsplash will tie-in very well.
  • Julie 02:59PM, Jan 20 2010 I have maple cabinets with a dark cherry stain, light shades of beige ceramic tile floor and stainless steel appliances. We are trying to decide on granite and backsplash. I like the look of New Venetian gold and would like to do a glass tile backsplash. Any suggestion on color and style? Thanks
  • H Corey 07:50PM, Jan 17 2010 We have cognac cabinets and wood floors with New Venetian Gold granite countertops. The color on the walls is a creamy gold. What would be a good choice for backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:27AM, Jan 18 2010 H Corey: A tumbled noce travertine backsplash would fit in very well.
  • Mark 11:12AM, Jan 14 2010 We have cinnamon colored cabinets, venetian gold granite tops, and black appliances and are wondering what recommendations you may have for paint options. My wife was wanting a rustic type of yellow, but I can't see that working very well. Maybe it's just me. Any thoughts to the colors ??
    • All Granite and Marble 04:09PM, Jan 14 2010 Mark: A warm sunny yellow might be a better option, perhaps BM 339 "Lemon Grass" or BM 370A-3 "Bicycle Yellow".
  • Dorothy 10:49AM, Jan 12 2010 I am renovating kitchen with antique white cabinets and cinnamon colored island. Which granite color better, new venetian gold or ubatuba.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:40PM, Jan 12 2010 Dorothy: New Venetian Gold.
  • Shannon 04:36PM, Nov 30 2009 We are building a new home. Our cabinets are oak with a medium color stain called praline. I would like to use the NV Gold for my countertops. Do you have any suggestions for a color of tile that would look good with this granite? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 04:43PM, Nov 30 2009 Shannon: I would keep it simple -- white subway tile.
  • Anne 09:22PM, Nov 24 2009 Thanks-we're going with the Solaris any ideas on paint-the cabinets are butternut cherry and the floor red oak natural-the adjoining dining room does not get too much light the kitchen will with french doors-
    • All Granite and Marble 10:39AM, Nov 25 2009 Anne: Perhaps a shade of yellow/gold.
  • Anne Jones 08:33PM, Nov 21 2009 I've got butternut cherry cabinets and red oak natural hardwood floors-,do you have any suggestions for granite? I'm interested in Solarius; New Venetian Gold and Gallo Vicenza-Any ideas? We need to pick paint and I can't even decide on granite- Thanks!!!
    • All Granite and Marble 12:13PM, Nov 23 2009 Anne Jones: New Venetian Gold is a safe choice that will look good and never grow old, Solarius is a more brave, but very rich and will add life into the kitchen.
  • Leslie 01:56PM, Nov 16 2009 Kitchen is natural log walls & painted sw captivating cream.Will have natural hickory cabinets & stainless appliances. Probably gunstock wood floors. Venetian Gold is my favorite but worried it will blend in too much.Would consider more brownish granite with no bold patterns. Any ideas?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:57AM, Nov 17 2009 Leslie: NVG will be fine, you can break up the blend with a unique backsplash, colorful glass inserts maybe?
  • Tasha 05:35PM, Nov 14 2009 We have light floors, almond appliances and light cabinets, I am torn on granite color. We like santa cecelia and new venetian gold but also like baltic brown. Would the brown be too much contract?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:56AM, Nov 16 2009 Tasha: The contrast would be fine, but I would stick with NVG or the Cecilia for a more country-style look.
  • Kristine 11:49PM, Nov 8 2009 We are building a new home and our cabinet choice is dark brown maple with natural hickory floors. We like new venetian gold or giallo you recommend one over the other and what paint color can you suggest. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 10:28AM, Nov 9 2009 Kristine: Stick with NVG.
  • Eric 09:15PM, Nov 7 2009 I have walnut toned porcelain tile on the kitchen floor, spice glazed maple cabinets, pewter pulls, and a tumbled marble backsplash already in place. The builder basic laminate was installed at construction and I am torn to what color to go with for new counters. I have black appliances now but am upgrading those to ss with this project. My kitchen is open to the dining area and the living room.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:21AM, Nov 9 2009 Eric: Well, go can't go wrong with something like New Venetian Gold or Santa Cecilia. Maybe a little darker with Tropical Brown or Giallo Veneziano.
  • Tina 08:13PM, Oct 6 2009 Building a new house. I'm getting NVG countertops for sure. My cabinets are Maple for sure. Which color would you suggest for the cabinets. I have either chestnut (a brown without any red) or a cordovan (with red resembling cherry. Both will have van dyke glaze. Backsplash is cream subway, floor is ivory/cream porcelin, and walls are a green color. I'm torn because we are also using the Monet in our Masterbath and would like to go with the same wood color throughout. I'm also unsure if the cherry color will go with the Monet because the porcelin floor resembles the color of Monet. Thanks for any thoughts and ideas.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:25AM, Oct 7 2009 Tina : I would go with a darker stained cabinet, maybe the cordovan, as the burgundy speckling in the NVG would compliment the cherry color in those cabinets nicely. Going with a different cabinet color in the kitchen and bathroom is not unusual, actually it is quite normal!
  • suzanne 09:18AM, Oct 4 2009 I have dark cherry cabinets, tumbled marble Backsplash, and tan tile floors. Looking for paint color. Would a sage(sw clary sage) paint color work with NVG countertops?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:08AM, Oct 5 2009 suzanne: Definitely.
  • Deanna 01:26AM, Oct 4 2009 I am building a new home and like NVG for the counter tops in my kitchen. The floor is white oak and the cabinets are hickory. What stain would you suggest for the wood? Thank you!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:07AM, Oct 5 2009 Deanna: Go with a dark brown stain to enhance the contrast between granite and the cabinets, the specific type is up to your choosing.
  • Michelle 09:39AM, Sep 30 2009 OK, thanks! Is the GV a little darker though? I was also looking at a sample from a slab of St. Cecilia which to me actually looks like it pops more with the cabinet color and the tiles compared to this particular slab of NVG. It has more of a golden hue than the sample of NVG and the amber flecks look like they go well with the cabs. Do you think the St. Cecilia would work too?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:42PM, Sep 30 2009 Michelle: Yes - Santa Cecilia is very similar and would also be an excellent choice! The burgundy in the Cecilia will pick up the cherry cabinets beautifully.
  • Michelle 09:35PM, Sep 29 2009 We are currently putting in a new master bath. We have light sandy beige colored travertine tile for the floor (durango travertine) and dark stained cherry cabinets. Would NVG work well for the counter- this particular slab of NVG has more of a brownish hue than gold? Or would you suggest something else? Thanks in advance.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:08AM, Sep 30 2009 Michelle: NVG would look very good, also check out Giallo Veneziano.
  • Andrea 06:04PM, Sep 26 2009 I am remodeling my kitchen. We are going with autumn cherry cabinets and a tobacco brown (light neutral) title. What dark and light granite would you recommend??
    • All Granite and Marble 03:59PM, Sep 28 2009 Andrea: I would recommend a lighter stone to offset the dark floor and medium dark cabinetry. Something like Santa Cecilia, Giallo Ornamental or even Juparana Golden Vyara would all be good options.
  • Brad 07:35PM, Sep 16 2009 Building a new home and have brazillian cherry floors and harborview clove cabinets (birch). Would a lighter or darker countertop match better and what would you suggest. Thank-you
    • All Granite and Marble 09:43AM, Sep 17 2009 Brad: You can create life with a wild pattern like the Bordeaux, or tone it down and go darker with something like Tan Brown.
  • Bill 10:13PM, Sep 10 2009 I have a large kitchen with large center island and lots of natural light. Cabinets are honey oak (have slight orange appearance) and oak floor is slightly darker, but very similar to cabinets. Appliances are black. Thinking of doing black on perimeter (maybe Ubatuba if not too green...I'm concerned about using the more solid black), and something with more movement and swirls on island. Thoughts? Thanks so much!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:01AM, Sep 11 2009 Bill: Ubatuba is a very dark green I think it would look nice, for the island take a look at Amazon Tiger or Matrix.
  • Al 02:28PM, Sep 8 2009 Your answer to my earlier question did not come through.
    • All Granite and Marble 02:34PM, Sep 8 2009 Al: For the oak floor and and cherry combo neutral color subway tile for backsplash with inserts of reddish and brown tones would look very nice and a cream color wall paint.
  • Al 10:40AM, Sep 8 2009 We have natural oak floors and are refacing the cabinets with a natural cherry. We are considering NVG countertops. What would you recommend for the wall color and backsplash
    • All Granite and Marble 01:18PM, Sep 8 2009 Al: Subway tile with
  • Veronica 08:35AM, Sep 5 2009 2 questions please: 1. I will be getting cherry cabinets with a cabernet finish. Paint on walls will be light beige; floors are light maple hardwood. Which granite would be a best match - New Venetian Gold, Crystal Gold or Santa Cecilia? 2. Would it really look bad if I had a 4" backsplash of the granite along with tile work? I am not doing a backsplash right away (if at all) and want to make sure that my kitchen looks finished. Thank you!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:29AM, Sep 8 2009 Veronica: Those granites look similar to each other, but I think either Santa Cecilia or NVG would look best, the burgundy speckling in them will compliment the cherry cabinets nicely. And many people do a 4 inch backsplash (standard size) plus tile work.
  • melanie 10:25AM, Aug 28 2009 Sorry, that is perimeter tops. or would brazil black be better??
  • melanie 10:23AM, Aug 28 2009 Have a new ventian gold island with painted bladk base. Perimeter Cabinets are antiqued. Would Ubatuba coordinate with nvg if I chose ubatuba for my perinter tops?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:43AM, Aug 28 2009 melanie: It's very hard to coordinate two different colors of cabinet AND granite == but I think Brazilian Black would look better.
  • Carla 07:58AM, Aug 25 2009 I am having cranberry maple cabinets installed in my kitchen, I have light oak laminate floors and have selected new venetian gold granite for my countertops my dilema, paint, would a deep yellow gold (East Lake Gold by SW) paint go will with these selections? Kitchen gets lots of sunlight.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:51AM, Aug 25 2009 Carla: Absolutely! Your kitchen will look gorgeous.
  • Mary 03:24PM, Aug 22 2009 Our kitchen cabinets are medium/dark oak and we are putting in NVG countertops. What would you recommend for backsplash tiles?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:28AM, Aug 24 2009 Mary: Something simple - subway tile.
  • Jill 04:20PM, Aug 7 2009 Redoing the entire kitchen floor and counters. soft white cabinets and appliances. Looking to do tile floor. Want to do a neutral but warm room with possible gold/tan walls. Would you use New Venetian gold or something else
    • All Granite and Marble 04:37PM, Aug 7 2009 Jill: New Venetial Gold would be an excellent choice.
  • Sandra 08:40PM, Aug 1 2009 I have light maple cabinets (Honey finish?) and cherry hardwood floors. Appliances will be stainless steel. I originally planned to go with black galaxy granite but now I am leaning toward the new venetian gold for a look that is less contemporary. I have a center island that I plan to change to a black finish for added contrast/interest. The new venetian gold will be used on the island and the perimeter cabinets. Do you think this would be a good combination? If not, what would you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:37AM, Aug 3 2009 Sandra: NVG would look wonderful, but also check out Santa Cecilia it's very similar.
  • Julie 03:26PM, Jul 31 2009 i meant stainless steel appliances.
    • All Granite and Marble 05:08PM, Jan 20 2010 Julie: NVG is a fine choice to go along with a cherry stain. For backsplash, a glass tile mosaic with earth tone colored inserts to accent the countertop will look great.
  • Julie 03:25PM, Jul 31 2009 We have brick paver floors-darker colors with a touches of light color in it and stainless steel cabinets. we want to paint the cabinets a version of white/off white b/c the wood is ugly (grain is bad-looks cheap).what about new venetian gold-the lighter one with this since the floors are dark? we found a vendor with great a price on this one.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:47PM, Jul 31 2009 Julie: I think it would look very nice, a beach house look considering the granite and cabinetry will be light. I'm assuming there is a good amount of natural light.
  • Gil 02:40PM, Jul 29 2009 I'm building a new home with knotty alder cabinets with fruitwood stain and stainless appliances. The floor will be stained concrete in golden wheat. I'm trying to decide whether to go darker or lighter with the counter tops. Is there something you would recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:52PM, Jul 29 2009 Gil: I would go darker, maybe something from the Ubatuba or Butterfly family?
  • Nancy 01:00PM, Jul 28 2009 We have 18" caramel haze tile on kitchen floor with black appliances & black painted cabinets. Walls are a soft, creamy slightly golden yellow. Would NVG or Uba Tuba work the best on the countertops? Thanks so much!
    • All Granite and Marble 01:25PM, Jul 28 2009 Nancy: I would go with New Venetian Gold, lots of contrast. Also check out "Santa Cecilia" it's similar to NVG.
  • Deborah 11:22AM, Jul 27 2009 What about a white quartz sink with ventian gold counters, white appliances and creamy tan porcelain tile
    • All Granite and Marble 11:27AM, Jul 27 2009 Deborah: That sounds much better :-)
  • Deborah 11:45PM, Jul 26 2009 We have light oak cabinets with light creamy swirled porcelain tile and white appliances. We are installing Venetian gold counters with a black quartz sink. Do you think that will blend well or should we go stainless steel sink. Small kitchen.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:46AM, Jul 27 2009 Deborah: I would go with a stainless steel sink, i really don't see anything the black quartz sink would tie-into.
  • rachel 05:25PM, Jul 26 2009 what is the difference between Venetain Gold and New Venetian Gold thanks??
    • All Granite and Marble 09:34AM, Jul 27 2009 rachel: Different batches but very similar-looking stone.
  • Meg 08:41PM, Jul 21 2009 I have Maple shaker cabinets in chestnut (medium) brown, and stainless appliances. The floor is pergo "golden butternut." Would NVG work with that, or would it blend in too much? Could you suggest both a lighter shade and a darker color granite that might work well? thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:48AM, Jul 22 2009 Meg: NVG would surely match nicely, I think it could work. Try Colonial Gold for a lighter shade. For darker maybe something in the Bordeaux family.
  • michelle 11:22AM, Jul 19 2009 I have painted gold cabinets with a chocolate glaze, white tile floors and white appliances. I was thinking NVG which has both gold and white. Won't a darker granite contrast the white too much? Thoughts? Thank you!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:41AM, Jul 20 2009 michelle: It could work as it has darker speckling, but it will still be very light. Make sure to put a wood sample of your cabinets against the stone to see if it does not blend in too much.
  • Lauren 08:46PM, Jul 11 2009 We are installing mocha glazed maple cabinets and are considering either NVG or Santa Cecilia countertops. Which would be a better choice?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:07AM, Jul 13 2009 Lauren: Well i think that NVG would look beter but may i sugest bringing a pice of your cabinet by the stone and seeing for your self.
  • Lois 11:02PM, Jul 3 2009 I am remodeling my kitchen with honey toned wood floor,ss appliances, NVG granite, off white cabinets and pale yellow walls with white trim. Can you suggest what to use for the backsplash??? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 09:46AM, Jul 7 2009 Lois: Tumbled marble or travertine tiles with amber glass inserts.
  • Judy 08:13PM, Jun 21 2009 I am redoing my kitchen, I am going to put in white cabinets, ss appliances and have brick foors . What granite would you suggest
    • All Granite and Marble 04:00PM, Jun 22 2009 Judy: Try some of the Bordeaux, although that might be too orange/red for some. You can always go the light route. Check out Shiva Kashmir White.
  • dawn 02:07PM, Jun 15 2009 I have a maple cabinets with a medium (slightly reddish) stain, NVG granite and travertine floors and stainless appls. I'm stuck on what paint color/backsplash to use.
    • All Granite and Marble 02:33PM, Jun 16 2009 dawn: For tiles, I'd probably stick to the travertine... maybe noce travertine. As far as the paint option, try a really faint sage to boost the red in the cabinets.
  • Trudy 08:10PM, Jun 11 2009 Can you tell me the difference between Venetian Gold & NEW Venetian Gold? Our kitchen designer had an island that she said was New Venetian Gold. It had a goldish background. Her sample for the same color has an ivory background. Is one New & one just Venetian Gold? We like the one with the goldish background. Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 05:20PM, Jun 12 2009 Trudy: The difference might be just from different sources of the stone.
  • Jenn 11:15AM, Jun 10 2009 I have NVG counters, Whiley brown cabinets and a darker apple green painted kitchen- what color back splash should I do..I would like to use glass tiles
    • All Granite and Marble 10:13AM, Jun 11 2009 Jenn: Try noce travertine.
  • Kris 01:52PM, Jun 9 2009 I have natural oak cabinets with new venetian gold counters. What tile color would you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:44AM, Jun 10 2009 Kris: Slate might be nice for some contrast.
  • Dage 12:04AM, Jun 9 2009 We have nvg granite with light tile floors and pecan cabinets. What would be the best color for our appliances. Thank you.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:40AM, Jun 9 2009 Dage: Stainless Steel will be the most universal choice.
  • Julie 09:38PM, May 28 2009 I have bright white cabinets, wood floors and NVG granite. I picked out a slate - copper rust - for my backsplash but am second guessing my choice. Any suggestions on something that would be pretty and not boring? Thank you!!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:09AM, May 30 2009 Julie: I think that the copper rust slat might be a bit overpowering in the grand scheme of things. Why not tone it down a bit by using regular slate with some brown/red glass accents?
  • Debbie 10:40AM, May 27 2009 I have white cabinets, stainless steel and NVG granite what color paint for walls would you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:46AM, Mar 3 2010 Debbie C: The New Venetian Gold on this page, or Santa Cecilia.
  • Shani 07:24AM, May 11 2009 I have expresso maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and have selected new venetian gold counters. I am having a dificult time selecting ceramic tile to match. Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:41PM, May 11 2009 Shani: Try to find something in ceramic that resembles travertine. That might go well with both the top and the cabinet.
  • Melissa 04:16PM, Apr 16 2009 We have light maple cabinets, light hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. We had settled on NVG as our choice but now am concerned it might be too light. We have purchased Venitian Bronze fixtures from Delta to go with. Too light or is there a darker granite I should consider?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:41AM, Apr 17 2009 Melissa: Although I can't say for sure that it's too light, it would definitely be a low contrasting color. If you want to move to a darker color, try some of the Giallo stones.
  • Cathy 03:16PM, Apr 15 2009 Kitchen has spice on maple cabinets; installing NVG countertop and "Safari Sunset" (med. dark browns/golds) slate floor tiles.Can you suggest backsplash tile ideas...considering "Chiaro" tumbled stone 4X4 or subway.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:48PM, Apr 15 2009 Cathy: The tumbled stone will work fine with the kitchen. Remember that there are different colors of this tile. I found a site where it shows a pretty decent selection:
  • Pat 11:50PM, Apr 14 2009 We currently have Alder cabinets that are tan in color. We are considering New Ventitian Gold or Saint Cecilia countertops. Is there a marble color that you would recommend over the other? Also, we cannot decide whether to go with Brazilian Cherry hardwood or a light colored tile. Any thoughts on which combinations might look best with my natural looking Alder cabinets? Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:07AM, Apr 15 2009 Pat: The combination of Venetian Gold or Santa with the cabinets should be complemented with a darker floor. If you would use the tiles it might be to bland. On the other hand you could go with a stone that's much darker, Tan Brown or Saphire Blue, and then choose the light tile.
  • celine 10:54AM, Apr 10 2009 I have natural maples cabinets and I'm putting and island with cognac cabinets stailess steel applicances and hardwoord floor thru out. i have a beatiful red out stained. very nice honey golden tones. I saw the new venetian gold. what do you think, would it work together with all the earth tones?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:10PM, Apr 10 2009 celine: NVG has golds and browns through out the slab, so it will go with your theme. Also the warmth of the colors will create a very inviting kitchen. Good Luck!
  • maria 11:31PM, Apr 7 2009 we are about to change our kitchen floor to butterscotch oak hardwood but i like the brazilian cherry but we have light oak cabinets and banisters by the way we are changing the foyer as well. please give me sound suggestions.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:38AM, Apr 8 2009 maria: The buttersotch oak floor might blend in with the cabinets too much. I would make a statement by going with the cherry floor. It does not clash with the oak if it's in the light/natural family. If you can put a good size sample of the floor next to the cabinets to make sure if the tones are right.
  • Christine 09:30PM, Apr 4 2009 Thank you for the great suggestions. I was looking today and also like tan brown. What do you think would give my kitchen the best timeless , yet "wow" look?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:50AM, Apr 6 2009 Christine: Tan Brown is a very nice stone but I don't think it would suit your kitchen best. The oak cabinets are in golden or yellow color, and tan brown is mostly black, and reddish brown. I might be mistaken about the cabinets but make sure you compare the two next to each other.
  • Christine 08:46PM, Apr 3 2009 kashmir gold may be a possibility. If I were to pick a dark color, what would you pick? What do you think or uba tuba with white appliances and oak? What color backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 07:45AM, Apr 4 2009 Christine: Dark color... maybe Black Galaxy. It has beautiful gold-copper specs which would complement the oak and the overall blackness would be a great contrast with the appliances and the cabinets. Uba tuba is also a good choice since it's very dark but the subtle green would create a nice natural look. Also some Uba tubas have nice gold veining which would go perfectly with oak. Go with a lighter backsplash to break up the darkness, yellowish beige colors.
  • Missy 11:02AM, Apr 3 2009 I have asked several questions earlier and what to thank you for your answers... Do you think I need to be concerned with my floor (beige ceramic tile with brownish gray grout ) clashing with the NVG ( cabinets are white?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:30PM, Apr 3 2009 Missy: Not at all, they are far enough from each other not to clash. Also they have common colors so you shouldn't worry about them not working together.
  • Christine 12:03AM, Apr 1 2009 We have golden oak cabinets and white appliances. Our floor is also oak. We are looking at new venitian gold. I feel the darker granite colors would make the appliances stick out too much. Is NVG a good choice or do you have any other suggestions that will take the eye off of the cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:09PM, Apr 3 2009 Christine: NVG is a good choice but take a look at Kashmir Gold. The subtle veining should take the edge off of the cabinets.
  • Carol d 06:34PM, Mar 30 2009 We really like NVG, and are trying to pick b/w maple spice or maple honey color cabinets. Which do you suggest for this granite choice?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:21PM, Apr 3 2009 Carol d: Maple spice will have a better contrast. Also the darker specs in NVG are really burgundy (hard to tell from the picture), and they will pick up that "spice" from the wood.
  • Indu 10:21AM, Mar 27 2009 I've got knotty alder cabinets with fruitwood stain and new ventian gold countertop with stainless steel appliances and a light gray tile for the floor.I've decided on a dark gray tile for the backsplash with a light gray border tile. Will this combination work or will the kitchen appear darker? Thanks in Advance.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:28PM, Apr 3 2009 Indu: I think this look will be good. As long as the dark gray is not in the blackish, or graphite color. This would be too dark and would pull too much attention. Something similar to Slate color would be perfect.
  • melanie 09:54AM, Mar 26 2009 Wanting to use nvg on island that has black painted base. Would black galaxy coordinate with nvg? Thinking of using the black galaxy on perimeter countertops - those cabinets are antiqued. Does black galaxy and nvg coordinate well or do can you recommend a better choice for the black?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:40AM, Mar 27 2009 melanie: Black Galaxy would be alright I think. Might get busy with all the copper sparkles. Maybe just a regular Absolute black would be better?
  • Debbie 09:30AM, Mar 24 2009 Will the New Venetian Gold go with WHITE cabinets and stainless steel??
    • All Granite and Marble 05:54PM, May 27 2009 Debbie: A nice earthy beige/straw or sage?
  • Missy 11:05AM, Mar 20 2009 What do you recommend with flowing lines... yellow river or help me with specific names..this is overwhelming..
    • All Granite and Marble 02:23PM, Mar 20 2009 Missy : Try Juparana Golden Vyara, Desert Sand, Divia Gold.
  • Kristin 06:29PM, Mar 13 2009 I have cherry cabinets with a chocolate glaze. I am getting a neutral tile floor. Also, neutral subway tile backsplash.Which counter would you recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:11PM, Mar 16 2009 Kristin: Something in the light golds will fit very nicely.
  • Missy 11:47AM, Mar 10 2009 We have white cabinets and white appliances...want to replace counter tops with granite. My kitchen is open to our living room and has a bank of cabinets on bottom with an open top visible to the living room which also has counter tops... we didn't do this.. my colors are warm and fairly neutral with a multi-colored oriental rug.. tile on the floor is beige... no backsplash.. with cooktop island.. I am looking a new venetian gold, gaillo napoleone, st. cecilla classic .... what do you think would be a good selection?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:31AM, Mar 11 2009 Missy: Since you're working with white, you have a really large selection to choose from. I wouldn't get too worried about matching the rug. Such elements are not permanent and if you ever want to change them, you want the stone to be more flexible color wise. The stones you mentioned are all very good choices though, so I think you're on the right track. Also, if I may add, try looking at some more organic patterns (flowing veins). From your description it sounds like it's a rather open room and could accommodate a more intricate pattern.
  • Sherry 05:03AM, Feb 27 2009 My cabinets are Decora Maple, Coriander with Coffee stain. I was considering Giallo Veneziano for countertops but I am afraid the colors are too close. Would New Venetion Gold be a better choice? Or do you have another suggestion.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:23AM, Mar 2 2009 Sherry: It is slightly lighter... Try Giallo Ornamental for more contrast.
  • Karrie 04:46PM, Feb 18 2009 Hi - I currently have stark white cabinets with black appliances. The floors are currently oak with a light finsh on them. I'm thinking of going darkenting the floor a shade or two and I'm looking that the New Venteian Gold Countertops. Does this sound ok to everyone and what color of tile backsplash would you consider?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:40PM, Feb 19 2009 Karrie: Darkening the floor is a good idea. You're "grounding" the kitchen. The cabinets are white and so they could care less about what you put on them. To me the important part will be somehow tying everything together without adding too much color to this already contrasty kitchen. That said, NVG is a good choice. Medium, warm tone with some blackish accents.
  • Jennifer 10:12AM, Feb 17 2009 Hello, I have Torly's cork floor in Burl Butter Pecan with Pecan stained cabinets. I am wondering what color of countertop you would suggest? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 04:28PM, Feb 19 2009 Jennifer: New Venetian Gold is a good, safe choice.
  • Lynn 09:03PM, Feb 11 2009 Sorry, I forgot to mention the appliances are black. Thank you very much for your help.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:41PM, Feb 11 2010 Lynn C.: Try a light travertine tile.
  • Lynn 09:00PM, Feb 11 2009 I have med. dark cherry cabinets with light tan tile floors in a small L shaped kitchen. Wall color options are either med. green or light taupe. Granite options are New Venetian Gold, Tropical Brown, Giallo Ornamental. What color walls and granite would make the best combo? Many thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 08:49AM, Feb 12 2009 Lynn: I think the light taupe is a better color for the walls. It won't make the room any darker than it is. For the granite though, logic is suggesting a light stone such as NVG or Giallo Ornamental. On the other hand, Tropical Brown might look quite interesting against the taupe walls, but that's more of a monotone look.
  • Rebecca 01:38PM, Feb 1 2009 If we go with NVG counter tops, birch cabinets, & random width/color brazilian cherry wood floors... what color stain would you recommend for the cabinets? Thanks again!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:28AM, Feb 2 2009 Rebecca: Natural will be fine. If you want, you can go a shade or two darker.
  • Rebecca 10:16PM, Jan 19 2009 We are going with New Venetian Gold granite counter tops and random width brazillian cherry wood floors... what color cabinets would you go with?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:42AM, Jan 22 2009 Rebecca: Some sort of a medium tone wood would be nice. Maybe walnut or birch.
  • Linda 08:39PM, Jan 17 2009 Would venetian gold or new venetian gold work better with honey oak cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:31AM, Jan 19 2009 Linda: Both are ok. I would pick the one that has more contrast.
  • Melissa 11:36AM, Jan 17 2009 We are in the midst of remodel. Have oak cabinets, slate floors, NVG counter...ideas for backspash...tumbled marble is not our thing
    • All Granite and Marble 11:38AM, Jan 17 2009 Melissa: You could use the slate you have on the floor for the backsplash.
  • Maria 11:46AM, Jan 1 2009 I have bordeaux shaded maple cabinets. Which shades of granite do you think are most suitable? Am attracted to bordeaux granite, but think this could be too dark.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:50AM, Jan 3 2009 Maria: If you're unsure about the color choice, it's better to pick a more contrasting color. In you case it seems like NVG would be perfect.
  • Sheryl 03:29PM, Dec 28 2008 We are doing a glazed cream perimeter and dark stained cherry island with travertine or porcelain tile floors. I've seen New Venetian Gold used to tie everything together, but its usually shown with darker wood floors, which I love but cant use for various reasons. Would the NVG go as well if I have to use travertine or tile floors?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:24AM, Dec 30 2008 Sheryl: Yes, it will be just fine. It's not as strong of a combo but will surely match. It will also make the island stand out more.
  • Cheryl 06:30PM, Dec 23 2008 Our cabinets are similar to espresso. Wondering what floor tile and paint color will match our our new venetian gold countertops. Struggling because my flooring choices don't match well with ajoining room carpeting.(Beiges) Should there be more contrast and go with a dark kitchen tile?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:53AM, Dec 24 2008 Cheryl: Depends what you consider dark. I think a tile with a slight pattern and color variation may bring the two rooms together.
  • Mary 09:28PM, Dec 21 2008 We have hazelnut colored maple cabinets and oak flooring in our kitchen. There is only one window but we've put in extra lighting. We are leaning towards new venetian gold for our counters? What do you think? If that works, what kind of stone backsplash would you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:53AM, Dec 23 2008 Mary: Yes, it should work. For the backsplash I'd use a slightly darker color to bring out as much light as possible from the stone.
  • dena vandigriff 09:01PM, Dec 17 2008 i have new venetian gold countertops with biscuit colored cabinets. I need to know what is best for a backsplash that looks more modern
    • All Granite and Marble 08:47AM, Dec 23 2008 dena vandigriff: Have you tried subway tile?
  • Suzanne 10:32PM, Dec 3 2008 we have honey maple cabinets and light travertine floors. We are thinking about New Venetian Gold, particularly because we like the garnet accents. Will this be enough contrast, or will the kitchen look washed out? We have stainless appliances with black and rod iron accents.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:26PM, Dec 5 2008 Suzanne: It's very hard for me to answer your question without seeing the cabinets. It certainly wouldn't have much contrast, but even if you can get a shade or two lighter than the cabinets, it would be ok. My suggestion is to get a sample of the stone and bring it to the kitchen.
  • Matt 05:19PM, Nov 15 2008 We are going with the Santa Cecilia dark. Any suggestions on a tile that would complement this? Thank you!
    • All Granite and Marble 03:26PM, Nov 21 2008 Matt : Tumbled Marble tiles will match nicely.
  • Tammy 09:33PM, Nov 12 2008 Our master bedroom will have nvg countertops in the bathroom with tobacco cabinetry. The bath tiles are almond color. We are thinking of painting the bed & bath area in an Olympic paint color called Oak cast (kind of mustard) is that a good match/contrast? Any suggestions for floor tile color?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:00PM, Nov 21 2008 Tammy: Are you trying to tie the two rooms together? If so, these should do the job.
  • Tim 12:26PM, Nov 12 2008 Hi, I have smaller L type kitchen with Amber Maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Can you please recommend a granite? I also plan on using ceramic tile floor and backsplash (not sure what color yet? Counter will help determine this). Thank you much!!-Tim
    • All Granite and Marble 02:57PM, Nov 21 2008 Tim: With amber Maple, you should be ok to use the light yellow/gold stones such as the New Venetian Gold, Giallo Ornamental, or Santa Cecilia. The more difference in brightness there is, the more "pop" you'll get from the countertops.
  • Donna 08:50PM, Nov 2 2008 I have a creamy porcelain tile with a gold tone and some gray hightlights, medium cherry shaker cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. If I use New Venetian Gold for the countertops, what kind of backsplash would look best. I was considering having some NVG tiles cut and perhaps putting a black strip halfway up those tiles. Too much granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:40PM, Nov 19 2008 Donna: It might be. The idea with the black strip isn't bad though. Perhaps you can do that while using a tumbled marble tile?
  • Stephen 10:09PM, Oct 30 2008 I have got Maple Nutmeg cabinets with a Chocolate Glaze. Is Venetian Gold a good choice? If so what color appliances do you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:21PM, Nov 19 2008 Stephen: You can do either black or stainless steel appliances.
  • Lisa Mc 01:29AM, Oct 2 2008 In our new house, our cabinets will be mocha. Our bi-level island, however, is cream. If I used New Venitian gold with the darker cabinets, I would like to find a darker granite to compliment the NVG to go on the island. any ideas?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:51PM, Oct 8 2008 Lisa Mc: Mixing two granite colors is a though task. The surefire way would be to do Absolute Black on the island...
  • Vesna 06:37PM, Sep 30 2008 I have a 10x12 kitchen under construction ( nothing in yet) and i am planning on installing granite counters and full backsplash I dont want the room to look too small ( dark color) or scream ( too light) please suggest a stone
  • Vesna 06:33PM, Sep 30 2008 I have Schrock Maple in the Briarwood stain)
  • Vesna 06:31PM, Sep 30 2008 I have Schrock Briarwood Cabinets...Would Giallo Veneziano go with them ? I am looking for some contrast bout not too loud.If not what would be a nice blend..I am installing hardwood floors in kitchen ( light stain
    • All Granite and Marble 12:38PM, Oct 8 2008 Vesna: Depending on the particular batch of NVG, it should work. The more contrast within the slab, the better.
  • Kara 11:17AM, Sep 25 2008 I have cherry cabinets, light cream tile on floors and gold (whole wheat SW paint) on walls. Would the venetian gold or tropical brown work?? THANKS SO MUCH :)
    • All Granite and Marble 12:21PM, Sep 26 2008 Kara: If you want to keep it warm, I'd go with NVG. For more contrast go with Tropical Brown. Note that TB has a very slight greenish hue to it.
  • Joy 11:15AM, Sep 23 2008 We are building a new kitchen with dark Nutmeg stain cabinets, stainless steel appliances and red oak floors. Would you recommend the new venetian gold for granite tops? Other suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:00PM, Sep 26 2008 Joy: It's a good choice. The darker spots you see are actually cranberry/ruby in color. Should flow nicely into your color scheme.
  • Martha 02:18PM, Sep 10 2008 Selected OVG countertops;desert shade tile backsplash w/Blk Galaxy 4" insert;Kilim Beige walls ; Maple cabinetry w/saddle stain; SS appliances; and desert shade (creams/gold/beigey) floor tile. Will OVG work or should we go darker for granite choice? I don't like dark colors and prefer warm tones.
    • All Granite and Marble 05:28PM, Sep 25 2008 Martha: You should be fine.
  • Susan R. 11:06AM, Sep 5 2008 We have caramel colored maple cabinets. Would new venetian gold be a good choice? If not, what would be? Also, if it is a good color, then what color hardwood floors would be good with the nvg counters and caramel cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:54PM, Sep 25 2008 Susan R.: It's a good choice. For the floors I would use natural maple.
  • Margie 09:36PM, Aug 26 2008 Will red accents go with cream cabinets, rustic oak floors, goldy beige walls, & NVG c/tops. I want to keep some of my red apple decor.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:52PM, Sep 25 2008 Margie: Shouldn't be a problem!
  • michelle 03:37PM, Aug 21 2008 I have venetian gold counter tops and a cocoa glaze on maple cabinets. What color paint would look best with this?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:45PM, Sep 19 2008 michelle: For maximum contrast I'd go with a dark brown (matching to the glaze). A more subtle approach would be a darker beige with a hint of yellow.
  • Lue 12:12PM, Aug 15 2008 We have cottage style natural cherry cabinets and are leaning toward Venetian Gold Original Granite, UbaTuba or Black Pearl. Our appliances are stainless and we want a slate floor. I would appreciate help on the decision. Also, I work in many kitchens and notice that dark granites seem to streak,. Is this a sealing issue?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:29PM, Sep 19 2008 Lue: Firstly, I would advise the Venetian Gold as it's much warmer than the dark ones. With a slate floor it will brighten the room up. Secondly, the streaking is more of a improper cleaning issue rather than the sealer. The sealer bonds with the stone and solidifies so there is no way for it to streak.
  • David 09:07PM, Aug 13 2008 I currently have butterscotch floor (medium color), maple cabinets (light) with black laminate counter tops. A friend of mine just re did his kitchen in NVG. I really like this color. Do you think this would look right with the colors I described? I have found some pictures online similar to this and they look pretty good. Thanks in advance!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:37AM, Sep 19 2008 David: Not a lot of contrast there. If the kitchen doesn't get much light, this would be good. If you have more room and light, I'd suggest a darker color.
  • Christina 09:34PM, Aug 9 2008 I just had new venetian gold installed in my kitchen. But, it doesn't look gold at all, looks more white even gray? Why do some look so gold? That is what I was looking for.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:21AM, Sep 19 2008 Christina: Haven't you looked at the slabs prior to fabrication and installation? You seem surprised with how it looks. That's not good.
  • Lisa 11:38AM, Aug 7 2008 I have autumn cherry cabinets and venetian gold countertops, what color floors and paint for the walls should I do?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:38AM, Sep 19 2008 Lisa: For the floor I would probably go with either maple tile, or if you want ceramic, then a color that's similar to the granite. For walls, use a shade of the cherry.
  • Nadine 10:36AM, Jul 22 2008 We have cherry apple spice cabinets, new venesian gold granite countertops, black appliances. What would suggest for a backsplash color and design style (direction)if squares large or small that would compliment the granite. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 11:37AM, Jul 25 2008 Nadine: One way to do this would be to do 4" square tumbled marble tile and a row of smaller glass tiles that match the wood.
  • Meleda 01:54PM, Jul 21 2008 I have NVG counters and light to med floors. What finish in cherry or maple cabinets would compliment it thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 11:32AM, Jul 25 2008 Meleda: The darker you go the more contrast you will get. Get a few samples and check.
  • margie 01:41PM, Jul 13 2008 i have white cabinets, trave floor and tumbled trav backsplash, dark chocolate paint. Would New venetian gold counter be any good?
    • All Granite and Marble 06:31PM, Jul 17 2008 margie : Any good? Sure :)
  • LouAnn 04:11PM, Jul 12 2008 Which of the lighter granites would look best with medium stained maple cabinets and a creamy light floor. The kitchen opens off a family room with a creamy limestone fireplace and wood floors that are darker than the kitchen cabinetry.
    • All Granite and Marble 06:28PM, Jul 17 2008 LouAnn: NVG is good but might lack contrast with the cabinets... Try St. Cecilia and Giallo Ornamental.
  • Nina 06:46PM, Jul 11 2008 I've selected espresso colored cabinets and am deciding between santa cecilia and new venetin gold. which would be best or are there better options?
    • All Granite and Marble 06:26PM, Jul 17 2008 Nina: Both are very similar and will work fine. With NVG you'll get a bit more warmth.
  • Eileen 02:32PM, Jul 11 2008 Thanks for getting back to everyone EXCEPT me!!!
    • All Granite and Marble 06:24PM, Jul 17 2008 Eileen: Patience patience!! :) Sorry Eileen. There's only one me and over 200 questions a week.
  • Eileen 06:37PM, Jul 2 2008 I have dark cherry cabinets and gunstock hardwood floor, is venetian gold a match for this or should I go darker. I have black appliances
    • All Granite and Marble 05:30PM, Jul 17 2008 Eileen: For high contrast this will be perfect. Something more toned down would be Tan Brown.
  • patty 11:32AM, Jul 2 2008 I have dark brown cabinets,walnut what will look better santa cecilia or new venetian gold my floors are med cherry
    • All Granite and Marble 05:29PM, Jul 17 2008 patty : Either one. They're really not so different.
  • Eileen 07:41PM, Jun 27 2008 I have dark cherry cabinets, what granite should I use? I am buying black appliances. I will decide on the floor and backsplach after I pick the granite.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:54PM, Jul 17 2008 Eileen: NVG is a decent choice. Basically stay light and in warm tones, avoid green and blue.
  • All Granite and Marble 04:06PM, Jun 18 2008 Luis Tovanche:
  • Amy 12:52PM, Jun 18 2008 I have cream colored cabinets, beige walls and new venetian gold granite countertops, any suggestions for a backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:16PM, Jul 14 2008 Amy: Perhaps something darker?
  • priya 02:07PM, Jun 11 2008 I am doing maple cabinets with a coffee color stain. I was thinking of the new venetian gold counter..what do you suggest...and also what about backsplash??
    • All Granite and Marble 12:56PM, Jun 30 2008 priya: I'm afraid it might lack contrast.
  • liz 12:02PM, Jun 10 2008 Builder installed choices in our new house has Noble Oak Light Shrock cabs and NVG & black appliances. Floors are stained oak too. Walls are now bland beige - Need suggestions for paint colors that would brighten up room & give contrast but still be traditional. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 12:46PM, Jun 30 2008 liz: Very wide selection of colors there. Basically stay in the pastel colors and you should be fine.
  • jenni 02:22PM, Jun 9 2008 I have faus floor in traventine beige, I will put in white or beech cabinets. The kitchen is East facing, with one window,long and narrow. Ideas for granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:39PM, Jun 30 2008 jenni: Keeping the stone light will definitely help. Try to go for a tone that's different from the cabinets in order to retain at least some contrast.
  • Russ 09:13AM, Jun 7 2008 We are building a new house. We had settled on dark hard wood floors and creme cabinets with black glaze and a black vent a hood and ubatuba tops. Granite is such a beautiful stone and we are worried that ubatuba will be plain and only have one color, but we also worry that VG or SC will blend in with the cabinets. Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:23PM, Jun 30 2008 Russ: Your points are very true. Why not go for something a bit darker than NVG?
  • PRAGNA 07:55AM, May 28 2008 We have recently bought maple honety cabinets and would like to know what granite would go with these, i was thinking vanetian gold? would this make the kitchen look lighter?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:15AM, Jun 25 2008 PRAGNA: I would sacrifice a little of the lightness for more contrast.
  • Kimberly 02:20PM, May 26 2008 I have golden oak cabinets and wanted to put in new counters in NVG. I love the NVG but am unsure if it is an okay choice with my cabinets. Please offer advice. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 09:27AM, Jun 25 2008 Kimberly: That depends on how different they are from the stone. Generally speaking, contrast is desired when selecting the countertops.
  • Lynn 10:35PM, May 24 2008 I have hickory spice cabinets, cedar log walls, 1 wall sheetrock behind stove, red oak floor, Looking at St. Cecilia light granite, as my 8ft ceiling is brown rough sawn cedar/ trying to make it no to dark ANY suggestions ?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:57PM, Jun 24 2008 Lynn: It fits the bill.
  • Pamela 02:35PM, May 20 2008 We have white cabinets - what is your vote on our choice between giallo ornamental and new venetian gold ? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 04:44PM, Jun 24 2008 Pamela: Go for the one that has more color to it (it varies based on the stone's origin).
  • Chris 11:33PM, May 19 2008 We have quarter sawn russet brown oak mission style cabinets. What color granite would look best?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:07PM, Jun 18 2008 Chris: Can you describe the color for me? I think you're in the right tones, but wanted to make sure.
  • Nancy 06:21PM, May 18 2008 I am going to put in natural cherry cabinets. What color granite goes best with it. I have stainless appliances and a natural red oak with knots floor.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:06PM, Jun 18 2008 Nancy: Something light with reddish accents. Take a look at Crema Bordeaux.
  • Anne 07:44AM, May 14 2008 I have maple cabinets cafe color; floors are a hone;y newport hickory, current countertops are corian sandstone. What would you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:59AM, Jun 6 2008 Anne: If your cabinets are significantly darker than this stone, then go for it. Otherwise it all might blend together too much.
  • Michelle 06:49PM, May 12 2008 I have cherry stained maple cabinets, stainless steel/black appliances, oak hardwood, and "sundried tomato" accent walls...would new venetian gold granite look okay, also does new venetian gold granite have garnet pieces in the stone?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:55AM, Jun 6 2008 Michelle: It does have the "ruby" spots in it. Depending on how light/dark the cabinets are, this could be a nice toned down choice.
  • Diane 11:03PM, May 11 2008 I'm trying to decide on new countertops. Cabinets are oak with a golden tone. Would New Venetian Gold work or Giallo Ornamental?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:49AM, Jun 6 2008 Diane: Aren't they too close to the color of the cabinets?
  • Joyce 01:16PM, May 5 2008 We have medium oak floors, maple cabinets with a cordovan stain. Would NVG match or do you have better suggestion? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:32AM, Jun 6 2008 Joyce: I'm afraid you're getting a tad too close to the color of the cabinets. Try something darker to create more contrast.
  • Lynn 09:59AM, May 2 2008 I have white raised panel white cabinets with pecan oak flooring and stainless steel appliances with black handles. I can't decide whether to go with black like angola silver or something more gold like new venetian gold. Any suggestions? What is the differnce between venetian gold and new?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:22PM, May 30 2008 Lynn: I'd go with the darker color. More contrast, more interest, just overall a more visually pleasing combination.
  • richard wotruba 11:15AM, Apr 30 2008 have white cabinets with honey color wood floors.looking for counter granite tops of st cecelia or new venetian or gaille ornamental or whatever the room has plenty of light and joins living room dining rooms with same color wood floors
    • All Granite and Marble 01:14PM, May 30 2008 richard wotruba: Are you sure that's not too light? Since it's a light room already and white cabinets, why not go a bit darker?
  • michelle 01:13AM, Apr 27 2008 We have maple cabinets with a cocoa glaze finish and stainless appliances.WOuld you suggest a dark granite like an Absolute Black or NVG?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:04PM, May 19 2008 michelle: Depends on how much light you have and how big the room is. Absolute black may be too dark. How about a Platinum Bahia?
  • sonia 03:06PM, Apr 18 2008 We have white appliances, oak cabinets, and slate color travertine tiles on the floor. Wall color is a light rust-Tuscan color. We want to get rid of white tile countertops and put in granite, but can't decide on what color. Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:38PM, May 19 2008 sonia: Many routes to take here :) How about tying into the wall and floor colors with something like crema bordeaux?
  • Jen 02:25PM, Apr 18 2008 Im torn between this New venetian gold and baltic brown...i have black appliances, light maple cabinets and antique bronze handles/knobs???? i guess both would look good?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:37PM, May 19 2008 Jen: Somewhat. I'd lean towards the darker color - Baltic Brown. More contrast usually makes a more interesting kitchen.
  • Renee 05:12PM, Apr 16 2008 My kitchen has antique colored cabinets, light travertine floors and white appliances. Which stone would look better: Santa Cecelia or New Venetian Gold. The NVG seems darker and might look better. What do you think?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:11PM, Apr 21 2008 Renee: You are right. The darker stone should provide more contrast.
  • susan 11:08AM, Apr 12 2008 i have dark cherry cabinets with lite oak floors d0 you thik new venetian gold will go well i dont want anything to light
    • All Granite and Marble 12:50PM, Apr 16 2008 susan: This will be a good match.
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  • Molly 04:03PM, Apr 8 2008 Sorry - I meant 2cm or 3cm besides the color suggestion.
  • Molly 03:33PM, Apr 8 2008 We will have cherry veneer cabinets with stainless appliances (a little black on the stove and microwave) in a small condo kitchen. The floor is cream color tile. Suggestions for grante countertops and 2" or 3"? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:50PM, Apr 8 2008 Molly: For kitchen use, 3cm thickness is the standard. As far as the color goes, this would work very well.
  • Chris 10:05AM, Apr 7 2008 I've got a white tile backsplash which I cannot change, light oak cbinets and new stainless appliances. I need help with color for new countertop. Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 04:30PM, Apr 8 2008 Chris: How about choosing a darker color for the countertops? It would set itself off from the wall and cabinets.
  • Aileen 01:22PM, Mar 15 2008 We're getting Dark Cherry cabinetry, and tile flooring (colors undecided), what granite goes best, Venetian gold, Giallo ornamental, Santa Cecilia (the gold/copper tone type w/ lots of black lines), or Kashmir White?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:08AM, Apr 4 2008 Aileen: All are bright enough to give you plenty of good contrast. Kashmir white has red streaks that could match the wood nicely.
  • Amy 12:34PM, Mar 15 2008 We have light oak cabinets, white tile backsplash and bisque appliances. I love Venentian gold or madura gold. We have a lot of black accessories, would either one go?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:06AM, Apr 4 2008 Amy: Yep, either one will be fine.
  • Donna 07:49AM, Mar 11 2008 I have cream/bisque cabinets and a medium brown oak floor, trying to decide between venetian gold and santa cecelia dark. Your suggestions? Thank you!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:07AM, Mar 11 2008 Donna : New Venetian Gold is a bit darker and should contrast better with the cabinets.
  • Paula 12:07PM, Feb 29 2008 Kitchen connects to dining area which is warm colors, i.e. gold, browns, greens. After further search for darker color found Ontario Brown. Do you think it would be a good choice to compliment both the cream/taupe kitchen as well as the dining area?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:48AM, Mar 3 2008 Paula: You got it!
  • Paula 03:54PM, Feb 28 2008 I have cream/taupe glaze cabinets, cream and taupe backsplash, cream and taupe tile, black appliances. What color granite would you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:07AM, Feb 29 2008 Paula: Perhaps something darker than this.
  • david 01:02AM, Feb 19 2008 I'm installing cherry cabinets with a light stain. Any suggestions for granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:16AM, Feb 21 2008 david: Medium browns, golds... deep dark red if you dare...
  • Lynn 11:53AM, Feb 16 2008 I have light maple cabinets and am planning on putting in granite countertops. What would be the best color of granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:00AM, Feb 21 2008 Lynn : Definitely not New Venetian Gold. Maple is too close in color to this stone.
  • Siva 02:03PM, Feb 13 2008 I have new venetian gold or ubatuba for my new small kitchen island with dark cherry finish. Please give your opinion. Island is contrast to kitchen (natural oak cabinets and beige corian counter top and back splash)
    • All Granite and Marble 11:30AM, Feb 15 2008 Siva: Ubatuba will probably separate itself better from the corian.
  • Jennifer 07:37PM, Feb 6 2008 I have natural colored red oak cabinets. My flooring is ceramic gold dust. It tends to look taupe. My walls are light beige, appliance white. What would be best color of granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:42PM, Feb 7 2008 Jennifer: I think there's too much gold/beige in there for a gold top. Maybe a bit more into the brown side.
  • Debbie 01:55PM, Jan 28 2008 I am looking for a counter top color to go with Schrock cherry wood cabinets with Brierwood stain and light oak floors.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:56AM, Mar 25 2009 Debbie: Sure thing.
  • David 01:16PM, Jan 28 2008 I have medium oak cabinets with black and stainless appliances. We are going back and forth on dark vs light granite counter tops. Could you please suggest something that would work with these color combinations?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:12AM, Feb 7 2008 David: Oak usually allows you to go dark or light. Now, there are a lot of color options in both categories. I would recommend something like the Tan Brown as a dark option and perhaps Santa Cecilia or Giallo Ornamental as a light option.
  • Jenni 05:53PM, Jan 18 2008 What is the best combinatio with New Ventian Gold Granite?Floors, cabinets, appliances, etc. Does it matter if your caninets are light cream colored or dark stained cabinets? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:39AM, Jan 22 2008 Jenni: Yes, it matters a lot. Light cream cabinets won't provide the contrast (or at least not as much) that's needed to make everything look sharp. The ideal combination would be: Dark, reddish cherry cabinets, Black appliances, neutral (travertine) floor.
  • Rick 07:07PM, Jan 16 2008 We have dark stained raised panel cabinets. We have almond tile backsplash and I am wondering how the New venetian gold countertop would look and what color tile floor would you suggest. This is a small 9 x 12 kitchen with almond appliances with some black. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:27AM, Jan 22 2008 Rick: If the cabinets are dark, then you don't have to worry at all. The contrast between the tops and the cabinets will make both shine.
  • Tricia 04:16PM, Jan 16 2008 Would a golden or beige tone granite (New venetian gold or St. Cecelia dark) look better with a victorian white cabinetry (candlelight cabinetry) kitchen and natural oak color hardwood flooring? Can't decide!!!Thanks in advance!!!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:25AM, Jan 22 2008 Tricia: That is purely your personal choice. I would lean towards the beige. But that's just my own humble opinion ;)
  • Rob 01:40PM, Jan 14 2008 We have hickory cabinets with a Schrock Stain on them. The color of the stain is Heritage.Would new ventian gold countertops look good with this. Our appliances are almond with some black and and we are thinking of a light floor. Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:48AM, Jan 16 2008 Rob: Overall you have a light theme. I think you could go a bit darker with the countertops. Otherwise it will blend in.
  • Diane 01:29PM, Jan 14 2008 Was wondering what time frame that you answer the comments. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 09:37AM, Jan 16 2008 Diane: Usually within a business day or two.
  • Gene 07:30PM, Jan 13 2008 I am thinking of installing New Venetian gold counter tops with hickory cabinets and light tile floors. Would this be a good combinaton? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 09:29AM, Jan 16 2008 Gene: If you're looking for a low contrast setup, then yes. If you want your granite tops to be more visible, I would suggest a darker color.
  • Diane 03:20PM, Jan 13 2008 Ihave hickory cabinets similar to pecan. would new venetian gold granite look good with that
    • All Granite and Marble 09:28AM, Jan 16 2008 Diane: It depends on the rest of the kitchen, but based on just the cabinets, I think it might be a bit too close.
  • joan 02:20PM, Jan 12 2008 Could you tell me if there is any difference between new venetion gold and venetion gold light. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 09:21AM, Jan 16 2008 joan: Venezian Light is more pale.
  • Kevin 11:31PM, Jan 11 2008 I have cream cabinets and brazilian cherry floors and walls painted latte. I was thinking NVG or Santa Cecilia; would this look good? or should I go any darker?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:20AM, Jan 16 2008 Kevin: Yes, definitely go darker. NVG and SC will both blend in too much.
  • Barbara McLouth 08:02PM, Sep 23 2007 We are building a new home and the color cabinets I am interested in is called Cinnamon. I plan on having wood floors in the kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Would New Venetian Gold look good with the color of the cabinets? If not, can you suggest something else. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:52PM, Sep 27 2007 Barbara McLouth: Not sure what color exactly your cabinets are, but try the darker golds, like golden beach, golden valley..
  • Chris 04:01PM, Sep 9 2007 I've got light maple cabnets and gunstock hardwood floors in my kitchen, do you have any suggestions for granite color? I'd like something with black and light colors...but not something that would clash. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 04:24PM, Sep 10 2007 Chris: What you're looking at is a good option. Also try Tiger Skin if you're not afraid of patterns ;)
  • Courtney Line 04:37PM, Jul 16 2007 Please provide an estimate on 44 square foot of granite.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:31PM, Jul 17 2007 Courtney Line: Please contact our estimating department at 201-440-6779