Santa Cecilia Classic

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Original name:
Santa Cecilia Classic

Other name(s) used:
St. Cecilia Classic, Samoa Classic

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Country of origin:
Gold, Gray
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Floor
A very consistent light yellow granite with black, brown, and burgundy speckles.
Santa Cecilia Classic granite - Macro Photo Santa Cecilia Classic granite - CloseUp Photo Santa Cecilia Classic granite - Slab Photo
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  • - Peter 08:34PM, Jan 28 2014

    This granite ranges between single blue and double blue.

  • Scott 02:34AM, Jan 28 2014

    Hi, What color level is this granite?

  • - Adrian 05:41PM, Apr 9 2013

    Hi, I think that both stones are classic and timeless with bisquit cabinets you will get calmness and soft feeling. To choose the best stone I would recommend you to see the whole slab in natural light, take the sample to home and compare with your cabinets and other staff. Good luck !

  • Retireus 11:06PM, Apr 2 2013

    Hi- I have medium oak cabinets and terra cotta porcelain tile on floor. We're looking to move in a fewyears so I want something neutral. Also the appliances are bisque. I was thinking either Santa Cecelia or Brazilian gold?

  • - Derek 05:36PM, Feb 6 2013

    Hi Becky. Please accept my deepest apologies for the delay in replying to you. In regard to your stone selection, the Santa Cecilia granite featured on this page is quite an appropriate choice. Some other similar recommendations with warm highlights and a timeless feel that would offset the white cabinets nicely are Giallo Napoleone and Ouro Brasil. Hope this helps!

  • Becky 01:42AM, Jan 26 2013

    I have white cabinets, gray paint on the wall, stainless steel appliances, and a grayish/brown tile on the floors (grand cayman). what type of granite countertop would you recommend

  • - Derek 05:37PM, Aug 7 2012

    I recommend white cabinets to contrast the countertop and keep a light, airy, and warm feel for the kitchen space. The always classic and timeless Santa Cecilia counters will be then more prominently displayed as the focal point of the design. 

  • Kathleen 06:30PM, Jul 30 2012

    I have an oak laminate floor in the kitchen and am considering st cecilia dark counter top. Would you recommend white or golden oak cabinets. My woodwork is white with crown molding. The house was built in 1920 and the kitchen is small with weird layout. I will be moving in the next few years...empty nester and would like the kitchen to appeal to the masses. Any suggestions??

  • - Derek 04:26PM, Jul 27 2012

    In regard to the second part of your inquiry about wall color suggestions, I am leaning toward Benjamin Moore series Heartsmere. The description of this stunning color entails that just a hint of red in it gives this beige shade plenty of warmth and character. It's said to be ideal for those whom are unsure about using too much color, therefore this soft shade offers a beautiful balance! :-)

  • - Derek 04:20PM, Jul 27 2012

    Hello there. You're on the right track! The lighter hues in the warm Cecilia granite will offset the darker cognac stained maple cabinets beautifully. The stainless steel sink fits perfect against the Cecilia countertops for a timeless and classic feel in the kitchen. In regard to the backsplash decision, you should use a warm tumbled natural stone perhaps with some rustic inserts for an added flair. Specifically I have in-mind a Mazia Beige Travertine with golden colored glass inserts. Another direction to go in would be to use a light colored glass tile such as the Mirabelle Collection smoky brown shade in a brick pattern.  I've attached photos for your reference. Let me know your thoughts on these!

  • Mpmarchese 08:01PM, Jul 26 2012

    I have a maple cabinet with cognac stain and the St. Cecilia counter top.  The kitchen is small and only one window over the sink for natural light.  I'm having a heck of time picking a tile and color.  I don't want it to be busy.  I have attached some photos with the cabinets and the top.  Also this is a flip so I have a budget. 

  • - Derek 03:28PM, Jul 26 2012

    I recommend a light, neutral, soft ceramic tile backsplash for your situation to go against the classic Santa Cecilia selection. Specifically, I have the Merola series Cobble Polar subway tile in-mind. I've attached a photo for your reference. Good luck!

  • wendy 07:06PM, Jul 23 2012

    I am in the process of redoing my kitchen. I have cream glazed cabinets with santa cecilia classic countertops. My island is chestnut stained and it will have tan brown granite on it. My question is what kind/color of backsplash do you thik will look good with the santa cecilia countertop? I was thinking about ceramic tile. thanks in advance!

  • - Derek 02:44PM, Apr 24 2012

    Dear Diane, unfortunately your picture did not attach. Can you try again? Just upload the picture in a second post, you do not have to retype this message.

  • DianeKitRedo 09:12PM, Apr 18 2012

    We are redoing our kitchen for the sale to compete with distressed and forclosure sales so we are trying to keep within reason on prices, thus, doing granite tops but having raw oak white washed cabinets professionally painted and adding all stainless steel appliances.  We have just installed 20" Roma Beige porcelelain tile.  Our walls are cream.  Leaning heavily towards Santa Cecelia DK but taking a trip to the salesroom Fri to see more samples.  Any suggestions please for paint color on cabinets and what appeals most to the masses for our best sales potentional?  (I believe I have successfully(?) attached current kitchen pic.)

  • - Derek 07:30PM, Apr 4 2012

    There are so many shipments and deliveries of the Santa Cecilia that it can get quite confusing. It was probably a different shipment of slabs that had a slight variation in color tone or pattern from the regular SC, as it is natural stone after all so it changes in look over time as you quarry further. I recommend to acquire samples of the various types and compare them to see which one you're attracted to most. Good luck!

  • Lindaknockaert 04:12AM, Mar 31 2012

    Is Santa Cecilia Classic the same as Santa Cecilia Brown/Gold? I saw one marked Brown/Gold somewhere and had not seen it before. The "cranberries" were more brown instead of red, which was really nice!

  • - Derek 08:10PM, Mar 8 2012

    I'm leaning toward the lighter, warmer granite, which is the Santa Cecilia. The Esmer Beige backsplash tile would also compliment the Cecilia quite nicely. However, before you make a final decision, you should acquire a sample of the stone and put it against the cabinets and backsplash option in the kitchen light to see how you enjoy the combination. Good luck!

  • Tdbarrera 06:53PM, Mar 5 2012

    We are having a home built with Sherwood Ebony stained cabinets (black).  We have a large center island which is also black.  We have a beige tile in the wet areas of the kitchen, but dark hand-scraped wood outside the bar, breakfast and living area, which is all open.  We are trying to decide between Baltic Brown Granite or Santa Celia Classic.  We were also thinking about Emser beige ancient tumbled travertine 6x6 straight with pietra cristal 3 inch strip in between?  Looking for any suggestions you can give. 

  • - Derek 07:34PM, Feb 25 2012

    How about Santa Cecilia Real? Take a look at that variety, personally it's my favorite one.

  • Patwhite1709 08:10PM, Feb 23 2012

    Would you suggest Santa Cecilia Classic or regular Santa Cecilia with off white glazed cabinests with brown shade edging along the panel doors? Back splash off white. thanks.

  • - Kinga 04:15PM, Feb 14 2012 I love Derek’s backsplash suggestion. The Olive Blend would look fantastic against Tropical Brown granite and maple mushroom cabinets. The cocoa glaze is a beautiful finishing touch in your space. Wonderful design!
  • - Derek 04:54PM, Feb 9 2012 I'm leaning toward Tropical Brown with the Maple Mushroom with Cocoa Glaze cabinetry shade. It's a good contrast but will compliment the tones in your wood at the same time. For the backsplash, I recommend to make it interesting, such as 2" x 2" Olive blend natural stone mosaic, or a warmer tile such as 2" x 2" Azteca Mocha blend tumbled travertine mosaic. I've attached pictures for you to see. Hope this helps!
  • - Derek 07:38PM, Feb 8 2012 I'm with Kinga that bronze faucet would be a traditional and elegant choice as well as compliment the color scheme in your design. You can surely use a full Santa Cecilia backsplash, I do not think it will be too busy. Although these days, using a tumbled tile such as travertine is a popular option and would also look very nice in your set-up.
  • Tigerpaw88 07:29PM, Feb 7 2012 update: cabinets will be maple color: mushroom with cocoa glaze

  • - Kinga 02:30PM, Feb 7 2012 I would recommend the bronze faucet to compliment your chandelier- do not worry about complimenting your appliances.  Full granite backsplash is a very popular and trendy at this moment but I am; however, seeing a slight decline in this trend.  Keep in mind the full granite backsplash is quite easy to clean and maintain so that may help your decision. I would strongly recommend making your backsplash choice as soon as possible to ensure you are getting the same shipment of your stone. You do not want to end up with a lighter, darker or busier stone than your countertop (in case your shipment sells out).  Good luck!
  • Tigerpaw88 04:39PM, Feb 6 2012 New home construction and I want to have extra dark walnut stained concrete floors with a light maple brown glazed cabinets.  Would Santa Celia, tropical brown, or Giallo Ornamental C work best for the granite? also, what is your recommendation for back splash and wall color?  (leaning toward basic Renwick beige or sand beach from Sherwin Williams)
  • Yvettevanessa 12:36AM, Feb 3 2012 Hi next Friday we are putting Santa Cecilia it looks like ID#662 we have cherry wood cabinets and black appliances with a stainless steel sink. I’m trying to decied on what color faucet either bronze or nickel? Our chandelier is bronze but all our small appliances and wine fridge are stainless steel. Please HELP!
    Oh I forgot to mention that our walls are cream color and the back splash is painted and olive green and we are still contemplating on going all the way up with the granite....what do you think?
  • - Derek 06:42PM, Nov 18 2011 Have you though about using natural travertine tiles throughout the bathroom up to the ceiling? I suggest brushed or antiqued ivory travertine large subwaytiles in a size such as 6" x 12". Let me know what you think.
  • Katieandgannon 03:54AM, Nov 18 2011 Trying to find tile for our large bathroom floor and for a tile shower to go with the Santa cecilia classic.  Our granite is closer to number 662.  The Cabinets for the double vanity and tub surround are almost black in color.  We are hoping to tie in a tile backsplash around the top of the granite around the jacuzzi tub.  Any suggestions for Tile??
  • - Derek 08:29PM, Nov 4 2011 Can you upload a picture of the cabinets?
  • Astewartat 02:18PM, Nov 4 2011 We are installing maple cabinets which have radius edge with lots of corners catching a dark glaze.  We have picked out a Santos St. Cecilia slab of granite (with a long dark streak perfect for a peninsula) but are starting to have doubts that the overall countertop is too light for these cabinets.  What are your thoughts?
  • - Derek 05:38PM, Oct 18 2011 For the backsplash, my recommendation is a 2" x 4" Crema Marfil polished mosaic. I've attached a picture for your reference. As far as wall color, Benjamin Moore "Honeyed Almond" could fit quite nicely and balance the design. Good luck!
  • - Kinga 12:58PM, Oct 17 2011 I feel the always classic and popular tumbled marble backsplash with accent tiles would be a fantastic choice for your setup.  Benjamin Moore’s “Simply Irresistible” or “Olivetint” are beautiful paint options to finish off the design and showcase your granite. Let me know what you think!
  • Frank 10:45PM, Oct 15 2011 We are installing Santa Cecilia Classic countertops and have Starmark Cabinets (Red Oak) stained Cappuccino.  We are having problems trying to figure out what type of backsplash to use and what color to paint the walls.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
  • Jessica 03:28PM, Sep 15 2010 We are remodeling our kitchen for the first time and are having problems matching up counter tops and tile flooring. We have Glazed Hickory cabinets and really like Santa Cecilia Classic. Should we go with a Santos Bone or Arayan Gris for the tile floors?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:40AM, Sep 17 2010 Jessica: I'm leaning towards the Santos Bone for your set-up.
  • melissa 08:16AM, Jul 31 2010 We are building and can't determine which top for our kitchen. We have cypress in light finish with darker brown tile floor. We also have cypress celings. Appliances are black/stainless. Cant decide on tan brown or santa cecilia.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:13AM, Jul 31 2010 Melissa: I'm leaning towards the Tan Brown for a rich contrast and elegant design.
  • Ann 09:26PM, Apr 19 2010 Does this granite look good with maple paprika cabinets and peru sienna tumbled travertine backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:48AM, Apr 20 2010 Ann: Yes!
  • diane 09:44AM, Aug 21 2009 got it, thank you so much!
  • diane 09:36AM, Aug 21 2009 thanks for this response. does that also mean that there can't be more than 12 inches in between the bases supporting the middle of the table?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:41AM, Aug 21 2009 diane: Well from each base it can go 12 inches so the total length from one base to the other without support in the middle cannot exceed 24 inches, you follow me?
  • diane 09:23AM, Aug 21 2009 can this granite be used as a dining table top? i have an existing table (not granite) on 2 iron bases, size approx 3' wide by 6' long, would I be able to use those bases to install a granite table top?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:33AM, Aug 21 2009 diane: This granite is perfectly suitable for application as a tabletop. Keep in mind granite cannot overhang in any direction more than 12 inches.
  • Debbi 10:06PM, Apr 21 2009 This is not really a granite question, but I am putting granite in my kitchen and just wanted to ask if using a vegetable sink and double sink, would the faucets need to be the same or does it really matter if they are not alike? Thanks,
    • All Granite and Marble 09:34AM, Apr 23 2009 Debbi: Well, I'd think that a matching set would look nice.