Santa Cecilia Light

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Original name:
Santa Cecilia Light

Other name(s) used:
Latin Pearl, Samoa Light

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Country of origin:
Black, Brown, Gold
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Floor
A consistent light brown granite with white and black speckling.
Santa Cecilia Light granite - Macro Photo Santa Cecilia Light granite - CloseUp Photo Santa Cecilia Light granite - Slab Photo
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  • - Peter 04:56PM, Mar 10 2014

    Marie G.

    Like any natural stone it does have variation, please take a look at the different lots that we carry in our inventory.

  • Marie G. 09:01PM, Mar 5 2014

    We have our new home built with twilight cabinets and santa cecilia tops. When they put them in looks so brown and orange from the one that we choose who was light and with purple spots. Can you tell me if there is different shades of santa cecilia. I don't know what happend but the color is way different and ugly. It doesn't match at all. Thanks

  • Peter 02:21PM, Jul 30 2013

    I would recommend Giallo Ornamental, New Venetian Gold, and Santa Cecilia.

  • Peter 02:21PM, Jul 30 2013

    Bryon Rocz, you may want to pick something a bit lighten, but if you are set on those two choices then you are most likely better off with the maple sienna hardwoods.

  • Bryon Rocz 12:59AM, Jul 27 2013

    also picking out granite any suggestions on what would be a couple suggestions as well. Thanks for the help

  • Bryon Rocz 12:59AM, Jul 27 2013

    we just purchased seacrest birch cabinets which would go better maple sienna hardwoods or walnut mocha?

  • - Adrian 04:45PM, Feb 23 2013

    Hi Denise, I think that Santa Cecilia stone perfectly match your cabinets. Also you can see New Venetian Gold Granite, both of the stones will have a nice contrast in your kitchen. Regarding to honed stone it's really hard to find honed granite in such a colour. This stone is really hard to make as a honed, because then it would be finished as a smooth surface without reflection.
    From a matte like appearance to a low sheen. It's definitely not super shiny and there's very little, if
    any reflection. So I will not recommend go with a honed stone to the kitchen. Polished stones are easier to keep  clean and free
    from staining if you seal it properly. Good luck !

  • Denise 06:52PM, Feb 22 2013

    I am installing Hanssem cabinets which are Cinnamon in color with a dark brown glaze.  What color granite would really compliment these color cabinets?  I don't want anything too busy.  From pictures Santa Cecilia Light seems nice.  I also am leaning towards honed granite.  Suggestions?

  • - Derek 07:14PM, Aug 15 2012

    I recommend a light, neutral marble tile such as Crema Marfil tumbled marble or perhaps a simple subway tile such as Merola Cobble Polar Ceramic Subway tile. I've attached photos for your reference. Good luck!

  • Sareggi 12:57PM, Aug 9 2012

    We have espresso-colored cabinets and santa cecelia light countertops, and now we are trying to decide on a backsplash.  Our santa cecelia is not very gold at all and we are having a hard time finding a tile that looks right with it.  I love travertine but it's not really working. The warmth of it actually makes the granite look greenish by comparison.  Any suggestions for backsplash material?

  • - Derek 05:57PM, Aug 8 2012

    Well, the Santa Cecilia and Ubatuba are pretty much opposites of each other in terms of color tone within the granite. You have a dilemma of light vs. dark regarding your countertops. Personally, for nutmeg colored cabinets, I am leaning toward the elegant Ubatuba for a deep contrast to offset the wood. Hope this helps!

  • Steffani 01:26AM, Aug 2 2012

    We are building our first home and trying to coordinate cabinets, granite and floor tile. I'm interested in a nutmeg color cabinet and have narrowed down the granite to santa cecilia, santa cecilia light, or possibly uba tuba (sample looks more black than green). I have picked light floor tile I believe called hueso light. Which granite would look best?

  • - Natalia 03:06PM, May 24 2012

    Distressed Brown Sugar Maple is a dark brown wood color from what I'm familiar with, so that would be pretty appropriate for your set-up. Going to the New Venetian Gold for the countertops...I actually think this choice is more interesting than the Ubatuba and would complement the Brown Sugar floor nicely. 

  • lorislp 02:56AM, May 24 2012

    Remodeling our kitchen.  Currently have light oak cabinets...looking at putting in hardwood floor and granite counters.  Was originally going to put in uba tuba select, but am having touble picking out a floor...oak has too much grain...cherry looks too red.  What do you think about a distressed maple...color called brown sugar.  Is that too many colors?  What granite do you think looks best with light oak cabinets?  If I drop the uba tuba, do you think venitian gold will be too boring (too much gold in cabinets and counter?

  • - Derek 09:48PM, Apr 27 2012

    A Santa Cecilia shipment with peachy undertones such as the slab pictured on this page would surely be a nice, warm compliment against a light cabinet wood and would provide an excellent contrast for the dark hardwood flooring. Go for it! Just make sure to look at the full slabs in-person and pick your favorite one. 

  • Esp500 09:30PM, Apr 27 2012

    Hi We are updating our kitchen.  We are painting our cabinents a slight off white color.  Do you think this santa cecelia would work with than and a darker hard wood floor?

  • - Kinga 06:28PM, Dec 17 2011 In addition to Derek’s suggestions, you can add decorative tiles or boarders to spice up the design. Good luck!
  • - Derek 08:19PM, Dec 7 2011 On the backsplash, I'd use a soft, natural stone tile such as tumbled Rhine travertine or Botticino Fiorito marble. These tiles are warm and not overly busy to keep the focus and attention on your Santa Cecilia granite. I've attached image examples for your reference.
  • gailo 07:04PM, Dec 2 2011 We have Santa Cecelia Lite countertops and are ready to do a wall backsplash between countertop and undercabinet. Should we keep the color plain so as to not compete with the granite? We are having trouble agreeing on colors for the backsplash.
  • - Derek 04:58PM, Sep 27 2011 You're going in the right direction. The Santa Cecilia family of stones will create a warm and airy feel for your kitchen. Some other options worth checking out are Giallo Napoleone and New Venetian Gold.
  • Melanie1177 04:33AM, Sep 24 2011 I have coastal white cabinets with a toupe glaze...i am really struggling with what granite to choose i looked at santa cecilia light and classic..would these be a good choose or should i go in another direction?
  • - Kinga 01:19PM, Sep 21 2011 Absolutely!  The Santa Cecila would be a perfect choice for your cabinets. Go for it!
  • - Derek 07:23PM, Sep 20 2011 Absolutely. Also check out the "Santa Cecilia Real" variety. Both are solid and timeless options.
  • Vin_kitty 02:44PM, Sep 20 2011 Will st Cecelia light go well with birch cabinets in cinnamon and dark walnut finish hardwood flooring
  • Jill 03:50PM, Apr 9 2011 I have cherry cabinets and Santa Cecilia light granite in my kitchen. Now I need to choose a tile for the backsplash. Any suggestions??? Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:13AM, Apr 11 2011 Jill: I recommend Oyster Mix Flamed Travertine tile. You can see it in our Materials Page under "Tiles".
  • Allison 10:52AM, Nov 27 2010 Thanks! A few more questions & I promise I'll stop bothering you! with the Noce Travertine Tumbled Tile, do you think their porousness would make them dirt & grease magnets and hard to clean, especially as a kitchen backsplash? Also, I'm in NC and am sure I won't be in CT, NJ, etc., is there a possibility I could have a sample shipped to me? I'd be glad to pay any associated cost.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:51AM, Nov 29 2010 Allison: The travertine tile will have some maintenance and you will need to clean it, for a lesser maintenance try subway tile. And unfortunately we do not ship out our samples, they are only available for pick-up, i'm sorry.
  • Allison 05:03PM, Nov 26 2010 Also, do you know where I could get a sample of the Santa Cecilia Light granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:02AM, Nov 27 2010 Allison: We have samples of this stone available for pick-up at any of our locations.
  • Allison 05:02PM, Nov 26 2010 We will be using Santa Cecilia LIght in our kitchen with the Seacrest 2 Birch cabinet in Clove from Quality Cabinets. ( We will have slightly lighter hardwood floors with highlights that match the color of the cabinets. Can you recommend a backsplash tile? I had seen where you recommended Noce Travertine Tumbled Tile for the Santa Cecilia and was wondering if you would recommend the same for the light?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:01AM, Nov 27 2010 Allison: Absolutely, you can use a noce travertine backsplash to compliment the Santa Cecilia Light. It will look wonderful.
  • Melanie 06:01PM, Jul 24 2010 Hello - do you think this St. Cecilia Light would go well with black appliances and oak cabinets (honey spice with mocha highlights). The floor tiles are a swirled pattern of various shades of grays and mauve.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:45AM, Jul 26 2010 Melanie: Absolutely! Another option might be New Venetian Gold.
  • lee 05:22PM, Nov 13 2009 Do you then think cherry would look better than maple?I need to make my final decision and just checking all of my options. Thanks again for your help!
    • All Granite and Marble 11:07AM, Nov 14 2009 lee: Matters if you want a lighter or darker tone to the kitchen. If it's an open area with plenty of sunlight then cherry cabinets will look good.
  • lee 07:57PM, Nov 12 2009 Do you think neutral cherry kitchen cabinets would look good with tigerwood on the floor? I am also thinking of ubatuba for countertop. I need your help> Thanks so much!!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:26AM, Nov 13 2009 lee: Tigerwood goes great with cherry! Adding Ubatuba will make for a very classic look.
  • Sharlene 11:41AM, Nov 9 2009 Thanks for suggestion. Actually liked a couple of other Santa Cecilia that have less yellow and some burgundy. What would you recommend if I wanted to go with something in the green range?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:53AM, Nov 10 2009 Sharlene: Something from the Butterfly family.
  • Sharlene 09:38PM, Nov 8 2009 Have maple floors, bisque appliances, and will be refacing cabinets with new Shaker style doors all to be painted light sage green. Kitchen only has 1 window with very indirect light. Would this be too dark or otherwise not look good?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:28AM, Nov 9 2009 Sharlene: Take a look at the different types of Santa Cecilia, no need to worry it's an overall light stone.
  • Liz 09:37PM, Sep 25 2009 Can you suggest a paint color that would go well w/S.C. light. Our cabinets are medium maple (pecan) and the appliances are white. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:21AM, Sep 26 2009 Liz: Maybe a light grey or beige.
  • Sam 12:05AM, Jul 26 2009 I'm sorry to keep asking questions about the floor, but that's the last component in the remaking of our kitchen. Everything else is done, and we want it to look right. Do you have any recommendations on a wood species that might look good with our S. C. Light counter and Red Oak cabinets. There's also the Tigerwood floor in the living room to consider as well. Did I mention the wall is a very light pink?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:15AM, Jul 27 2009 Sam: I think Oak hardwood flooring would look the best with this set-up.
  • Sam 06:57PM, Jul 12 2009 I have Santa Cecilia Light countertops with Natural Red Oak cabinetry. Do you have any recommendations for flooring? I have Tigerwood floors in our adjacent living room.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:42AM, Jul 13 2009 Sam: I would go with a light tile in the kitchen
  • Rick 12:54PM, Sep 16 2008 What type of stain on maple cabinets to go best with Santa Cecilia Light c/top and Oak hardwood floors?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:44PM, Sep 25 2008 Rick: Cappuccino or mocha.