Volga Blue

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Original name:
Volga Blue

Other name(s) used:
Blue Polar, Volhynia, Rasputin, Labradorite Blue, Blue Peacock

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Black, Gray
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Floor
An exclusive gray granite made up of an interesting set of many shades of gray stones and iridescent gold and blue pieces.
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  • Steve Sorrentino 07:37PM, Nov 17 2014


  • Marble.com 04:27PM, Nov 17 2014

    Hello Steve,

    Both of the stones you mentioned are in our upper price categories. Both being granites, they will be easy to maintain. I would recommend visiting one of our locations in person and checking out the stones before moving any further. You will be able to see the coloration of the stone and decide where you would like to go with the rest of the kitchen in order to match it. I would bring paint samples and cabinet samples with you when you visit if you have them available. We look forward to assisting you.

  • Steve Sorrentino 10:26PM, Nov 15 2014

    We are in the process of redoing our shore home kitchen after hurricane Sandy. We are doing the floors in reclaimed american chestnut by armstrong with gray bottom cabinets and white upper cabinets. We are thinking of doing volga blue granite or second choice blue pearl. The appliances are stainless. Do you have a preference with the counter top? Will the volga blue be much more? Double? Triple? Is the volga much harder to maintain? What color back splash would you recommend? I think I would rather it error on the side of more simple and traditional than busy and modern. Perhaps a white or gray subway tile or white glass subway? Your thoughts are appreciated. Wall Paint color is Benjamin Moore Inner Balance #1522

  • Marble.com - Jack 12:23PM, May 10 2014


  • feddoc1 05:31PM, May 9 2014

    I will get some pictures out.

  • vidsram 11:36PM, May 7 2014

    Thanks for your opinion. I think we will go with Volga blue

  • vidsram 11:36PM, May 7 2014

    Thanks for your input. Can you share a picture by any chance?

  • Marble.com - Jack 01:19PM, May 6 2014

    Thanks for the input! I hope this helps other clients out who are in the same dilemma.

  • Marble.com - Jack 01:18PM, May 6 2014

    I personally think the Volga Blue would work well. Blue is a calm, welcoming color.

  • feddoc1 10:52PM, May 5 2014

    I did white cabinets with volga blue as well as a dark cherry island with volga blue. They are definitely not "jazzy" but very elegant and complement each other well.

  • vidsram 03:30PM, May 5 2014

    Thanks. The 3D design tool unfortunately does not work on my computer. Would you suggest the white cabinet-Volga blue or ebony cabinet-kashmir white for the island?

  • Marble.com - Jack 03:25PM, May 5 2014

    I think it would work well. Try our 3D design tool to get an idea.

  • vidsram 02:07PM, May 5 2014

    Hi, we are redoing our kitchen. We have natural cherry cabinets that re getting dark, wooden floors, and our planning volga blue for the perimeter. We presently do not have an island, but thinking of a contrast island - would white cabinet for island and volga blue countertop look good or dark cherry cabinet (ebony) and kashmir white look good for a contrast?) Also worried it might look too jazzy..

  • Marble.com - Adrian 05:14PM, Apr 25 2013

    Hi Sandra, I'm glad that I could helped. Regarding to your sink and foucet I would recommend you to go with stainless steel sink, It is easier is to take care about it and also you will have the same as your appliances. Then your foucet might have some other color, I think that oil rubbed bronze would match with your cabinets and sink and it will not be too busy with silver colors. Good luck !

  • Sandra Charles 05:17AM, Apr 24 2013

    Adrian thanks for thre advice on the volga blue granite. I am considering the blanco silgranit precis cascade sink in mettalic gray and wonder if that color is good to use with the volga blue and my light, maple morel glaze cabinets. Also wondering about the color of the faucet and the cabinet hardware. I love the look of oil rubbed bronze but don't know if too many metal colors and too dark combinations. Any advice?

  • Marble.com - Adrian 01:46PM, Apr 6 2013

    Hi, Regarding to your colors in the kitchen I'm leaning towards Volga Blue granite. I think it would match with your walls, stainless steel appliance and cabinets. As a backplash I would recommend you to use a Mosaic with a marble and glass tiles, please take a look at the attachments : Anatolia Bliss Spa Linear Mosaic Glass and Glass and Marble Mosaic Caledonia.
    To a paint colors for ceiling I would go with off white color, then you will bright up your kitchen, however for a door and window trims I think that you should go with similar color as your cabinets are and use the same paint for door & windown trims. About the lighting it's really hard to match the perfect one, because I don't know your preferences although you might go with stainless steel hanging  light.  Good luck !

  • Sandramc919 09:10PM, Mar 29 2013

    I am redoing my kitchen.  The cabinets are Medallion maple morel vintage and the island is 48" x 54" cherry with ginger glaze.  the appliances are stainless steel.  The walls currently are a Behr greenish gray(can't remember the exact name). I am considering either volga blue or black galaxy countertops.  Which do you htink would go better and what backsplash should I use?  Also need some help on paint colors for ceiling and door/window trims, and suggestions for the  lighting over the island. Remainder of lighting is LED recessed.  I have an adjacent breakfast nook for which I will also need a hanging light and I have openend the area up into the family room. 

  • Marble.com - Adrian 01:53PM, Mar 20 2013

    Hi, I think that Volga Blue stone won't be too dark, you can bright up your kitchen with lighter backsplash and light walls. This is a premium and elegant stone, also I would recommend you to take a look at Blue Pearl: http://www.marble.com/material... . To provide a nice complement for the backsplash I would go with glass mosaic. Please see the attachments to your references: Anatolia Bliss Creame Brulee Line Mosaic or Off White Glass and Caledonia Mosaic.

  • Drew0535 12:33AM, Mar 20 2013

    I love the volg blue granite however I am not sure if it would make my kitchen to dark. I have a small kitchen, the cabinets are called cafe and are kind of a medium brown with a golden tone and black appliances with stainless highlights and handles. Would Volge be to dark of a granite for this. Also was backsplash might you recommend?

  • Marble.com - Derek 01:12PM, Jan 18 2013

    I'm having trouble with attaching pictures at the moment, so here is a website link to my suggestion: http://newdealchannel.blogspot...

  • Marble.com - Derek 01:05PM, Jan 18 2013

    Hi there. Congratulations on your new countertop installation! In regard to the backsplash, I would recommend to take a look at an Iridescent Art Glass Linear Blend which has burgundy accents that would pick-up your cabinets beautifully. 

  • Jdsjr356 02:35PM, Jan 13 2013

    all granite just installed Volga Blue counters on Friday, have natural shaker cabinets and gray tile fllors.  Any suggestions for back splash?  In addition, the surface is not smooth but feels as if it has minute pebbles, normal?

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:30PM, Jan 10 2013

    Hello. My recommendations for you to consider are Aliexpress Silver Glass Tile, ICL Glass & Metal Mix Mosaic, or perhaps a Tao Green Quartz & Slate & White Gold Linear Mosaic.  I've attached photos for your easy reference. Best of luck!

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:41PM, Jan 8 2013

    Hi Debbie. You're on the right track with a darker granite selection to contrast the light wood cabinetry. I like the Brown Antique (aka Platinum Bahia) as an elegant and sleek choice. Also, the Butterfly Antique (Peacock) also offsets the wood nicely while offering golden brown flecks that pick-up the oak at the same time. Lastly, I would also have you consider the Imperial Coffee. Make sure to look at the full slabs before making any final decisions!

  • Kp28 05:34PM, Jan 5 2013

    Also I have all stainless steel appliances with some black in the range and microwave

  • Kp8 05:33PM, Jan 5 2013

    Hello, I have white cabinets and grey slate look floors and getting Volga blue granite. My kitchen is white and has a very open floor plan where it opens to the family room which is painted stucco grey and open foyer area has marble white with grey specs. I need help with the backsplash and was thinking about doing glass black/white/grey backsplash. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Debbie 07:32PM, Jan 3 2013

    I also like the peacock granite

  • Debbie 07:30PM, Jan 3 2013

    Hi I was wondering if you can give me some advice. We are redoing our kitchen. My appliances are black. the cabinets are a natural or golden oak (light)  
    There is a lot of natural light in the kitchen via a window and set of French doors onto a walk around porch. I also have a full glass door that looks into a mudd room that has 3 large windows.  I'm torn betweeen the Volga Blue granite, Emerald pearl or Brown Antique granite
    my floor is a light beige  tile. Which would look the best and which back splash.  I do like that Mirebella glass you showed.

  • Atrip7 09:52PM, Oct 1 2012

    Thank you for your help!

  • Marble.com - Derek 09:34PM, Sep 5 2012

    Hello again, Sadie! You should keep the Master Bath wall color subdued with a soft and neutral shade such as Benjamin Moore series Linen White or Navajo White. This will help the space "breathe".

  • Sadie 11:02PM, Sep 2 2012

    So sorry! Master bathroom with java glaze cabinets, brancacci aria ivory tile, polished chrome accents, giallo napoleone granite and two large corner windows which will have plantation shutters.. Requesting your recommendation for wall color. Master bedroom is Benjamin Moore Straw and linens are persimmon, honey gold, cream and a bit of sage. Hope that helps!

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:41PM, Aug 8 2012

    I'm glad that the project and the various decision-marking aspects of the design seem to be coming along nicely. I'm just a little confused on your question. Are you inquiring about suggestions for the guest bathroom walls? I answer so many questions per day that a long conversation can become a little forgetful for me, sorry about that. It would also be very helpful if you go over all the design elements that have been chosen so far for the bathroom that your question is referring to. Thanks!

  • Atrip7 05:13PM, Aug 1 2012

    Derek, thank you for the great paint recommendations for the guest bathroom. We settled on Brancacci Aria Ivory for the master bathroom tile. I fear I would tire of the brown tones in the mushroom and Fidenza Bianco. I think the Aria Ivory will be clean and crisp and will highlight the cabinets and granite. We're going to use polished chrome fixtures, pivot mirrors, etc.. I welcome any paint recommendations you have. The master bedroom is Benjamin Moore Straw and the linens are a modern floral and stripe in persimmon, honey gold and cream with a bit of sage.

  • Marble.com - Derek 01:04PM, Jul 24 2012

    In regard to Guest Bath wall color, a soft and calm shade is Benjamin Moore series First Snowfall or Lookout Point. The Daltile series are popular and classic tile choices, you should use your favorite light shade at your discretion. For the Master Bath, you're leaning toward a warm, traditional atmosphere which I adore. For a floor tile to complement the Napoleone granite, I am leaning toward the Brixton-Mushroom color selection. Another option you can consider is Daltile Fidenza Bianco Porcelain tile. I've attached a photo for your reference. 

  • Atrip7 10:55PM, Jul 18 2012

    Oh good! While we're on a roll, thoughts about floor/shower tile and wall color. I'm assuming a blue/gray shade for the walls. Our builder uses DalTile and there are quite a few options. White or ivory 12 by 12 ceramic is standard. I'm also going to ask you about the master bath. We're going for a less modern more Italian type of feel and have selected Java Glaze cabinets and giallo napoleone granite. Floor tile options I'm considering include Brixton-Mushroom, Parasio-Avorio and Castle DeVerre-Chalice Gold. Any thoughts on those or other recommendations? Thanks!

  • Marble.com - Derek 07:59PM, Jul 18 2012

    I knew you would enjoy the Mirabelle glass tile suggestion! It was my sixth sense telling me! :-) In regard to the bathroom design (I assume we're talking about the bathroom now), I am enjoying the dark cherry-like color of Rouge Aristokraft cabinets against Blue Pearl granite much more than the Fawn shade. Actually, I think it's an excellent combination. Hope this helps!

  • Atrip7 07:27PM, Jul 18 2012

    Derek, i love the glass tile recommendation. Picks up the warmth of the floors as well. What do you think of rouge cabinets (aristokraft) with the blue pearl? Thank you!

  • Marble.com - Derek 02:11PM, Jul 18 2012

    For a glass backsplash recommendation for the kitchen to go against the Volga granite, take a look at Mirabelle Collection blue, grey, brown glass tile in a brick pattern. I've attached a photo. For the bathroom, I envision the cabinets to be light (white) with your other elements such as Blue Pearl counters, and white subway tiles. Usually with these aspects the cabinets are white. 

  • Marble.com - Derek 02:02PM, Jul 18 2012

    Light cabinets against Volga Blue is an elegant contrast that is also used extensively. Blue Pearl against light cabinets is even more popular. It comes down to preference at this point. For the backsplash, I would recommend Thassos marble in a diagonal pattern with Blue Celeste inserts to complement the Volga or Pearl counters beautifully. I've attached a photo for your reference. Good luck!

  • Atrip7 11:19AM, Jul 16 2012

    Thanks Derek. The builder has agreed to painted white cabinets - Aristocraft Winstead style. So we'll go with those cabinets, dark floors and volga blue granite. Thank you for you marble backspash recommendation. What do you think of a glass backsplash and do you have any recommendations. Guest bathroom - i'd like to use blue pearl, white subway tiles, blue/gray paint and white 12 by 12 ceramic tiles on floor and shower. Question - white laminate is out and I'm concerned painted white cabinets will not hold up well in a bathroom. What do you think of Fawn or Natural maple cabinets? It's a long bathroom with double sinks. Any other suggestions? Thank you!

  • Carol 11:54PM, Jul 15 2012

    Thanks for your response Derek.  I decided to go with white shaker cabinets.  Now I have to find the granite and floors.  Still looking at the volga blue and blue pearl for countertops.  My daughter would like would oak floors like the adjacent living room.  I'm leaning towards a medium off white/tan large tiles on a diagonal.  Any thoughts?

  • Marble.com - Derek 06:09PM, Jul 12 2012

    Sorry for the late response. I've looked up the Fawn shade of the cabinet you're considering, and it's a very nice, warm color from what I see (I've attached a photo). The darker Volga Blue would create an efficient contrast against the lighter wood, and the occasional golden brown hues and highlights seen in the Volga slabs would pick-up the wood colors at the same time. Seems like a win-win situation! The Carrara backsplash is also a terrific idea because it's lighter but also has gray veins that complement the Volga granite. I recommend a similar white marble to the Carrara called Calacatta which I think could be just perfect. I've attached a photo of my backsplash suggestion. It's cut in a 2" x 4" size. Let me know your thoughts! :-)

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:57PM, Jul 12 2012

    I'd good that you're going in a darker direction to offset the maple cabinetry. This will create an elegant contrast that is crucial to a successful kitchen design. I do not think the Volga Blue would affect the white appliances negatively, plus it has some occasional warm golden hues and flecks to pick-up the cabinet color. Go for it!

  • Sadie 03:03AM, Jul 6 2012

    Thank you! Turns out white painted cabinets are not available and laminate just won't do. Now we're thinking Aristokraft Eastland cabinets in Fawn, same dark hardwood floors on main level, volga blue countertops, stainless or carrara subway tile backsplash and modern pulls on the cabinets. Thoughts? I love the volga blue granite and we definitely want dark hardwood floors throughout the house.

  • Carol 02:00AM, Jul 6 2012

    I plan to remodel my kitchen with autumn stained maple cabinets and new granite countertops with a long (97") peninsula. I have white appliances for now--plan to replace with stainless steel someday.  I was looking at the volga blue, emerald pearl, or butterfly green.  Would these choices be too dark with white appliances?  I like the Volga blue because of the variety of colors in it.  I also like Grand Persia and Golden Canyon, but not sure if they would be too matchy with the maple cabinets. 

  • Marble.com - Natalia 03:36PM, Jul 5 2012

    This is great news! The Cielo Crystal stone backsplash looks very elegant against Volga Blue granite and is a perfect complement to the countertops shade!

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:14PM, Jul 5 2012

    I am leaning toward Antique White colored cabinets for your set-up. Stainless steel backsplash is very interesting and modern. I've attached a photo of a nice choice called Chromium Stainless Steel Subway tile from Somertile Reflections series.

  • Karla 03:56AM, Jun 29 2012

     I just ordered the Cielo Crystal Mosaic backsplash fron Amazon,,,so excited !!!

  • Karla 02:33AM, Jun 29 2012

     My cabinets are cherry, so I was thinking of maybe a darker color for the cabinets. Will check out the paint...

  • Sadie 11:18PM, Jun 27 2012

    We're building a new home and have settled on white cabinets, volga blue countertops, stainless steel applicances, modern hardware and dark hardwood floors. Open floor plan and huge island. Two questions, white-white or antique white cabinets? Stainless steel subway tile backsplach or something else? What do you think of blue nights granite?

  • Marble.com - Derek 02:11PM, Jun 22 2012

    Fabulous suggestion! :-) Thanks for the input.

  • Marble.com - Derek 02:11PM, Jun 22 2012

    I recommend the Fire and Ice series backsplash tile, it's deep earth tones would complement the shades in the granite nicely. I've attached a photo for your reference. In addition, Ron's suggested written below is also excellent as a light subway tile would provide an efficient contrast and a timeless feel.

  • Ron 10:49PM, Jun 17 2012

    We are getting white cabinets with a blue/gray paint and matte white subway tiles for the backsplash with the Volga Blue granite for the countertop.  The subway tiles are classic so if you decide to move, the trendy stuff that might prevent a sale is pretty much subdued.  Plus we think they look really cool with the cabinets and counter top and all white appliances.


  • Mary Ellen 03:00PM, Jun 17 2012

    I have sunset hickory cabinets and Volga blue granite countertops. The floor is Tau porcelain 12x24 Mythos negro and the paint is Behr Spartan Stone ( this has khaki green undertones). I am struggling with what to do for the backsplash. Any suggestions?

  • Marble.com - Natalia 06:18PM, Jun 13 2012

    Hello Karla! I actually recommend a light cabinet color to offset and elegantly contrast the dark yet sleek Volga Blue granite. An antique white color would be lovely, or a creme colored wood shade. For the wall paint, take a look at Benjamin Moore line Barely Beige or Linen White. Let me know your thoughts on my suggestions. You can be brutally honest! :-)

  • Karla 01:03PM, Jun 8 2012

    We just purchased the Volga Blue granite for island and counter L-shaped kitchen, love it. The flooring is hand scraped light maple, appliances stainless. I am wondering what color of cabinets and wall paint should I lean towards. The floor plan is open with 2 skylights. I'm researching backsplash's from all the other Q&A's.

  • Marble.com - Derek 02:15PM, May 14 2012

    I recommend to use Volga Blue for the perimeter counters and White Spring (or Bianco Antico is also great) for the island. I feel this is the best direction to go in because the Volga Blue is a dark shaded granite which is less porous to a degree and a denser stone. Therefore, these aspects are wanted for the perimeter counters which are usually the work surface. The island can be lighter such as the White Spring stone and provide an elegant contrast to the cherry wood. For the walls, take a look at Benjamin Moore line Palm Coast Pale or Blossom Tint. Good luck!

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:48PM, May 8 2012

    You can absolutely use Carrara marble as the backsplash! I recommend 2" x 4" sized tiles but you can also have a full slab backsplash without grout lines. 

  • ruffer 99 03:12PM, May 6 2012

    I have an island 130 inches long and am thinking of Volga Blue for the top.  I am not sure if I want to continue the Volga Blue as countertop for the rest of the kitchen.  I am thiking of white spring on the counters, or White spring for the island and Volga Blue for the countertops.  I have Cherry cabinets with a cinnamon stain.  Floor will be pretty neutral tile.  Stainless steel appliances. Also what color would you suggest for the walls?

  • Apmueting 03:35AM, May 1 2012

    I am considering a volga blue countertop with white shaker cabinets.  What do you think of a carrera marble slab as a backplash?

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:12PM, Feb 28 2012

    That sounds wonderful! You can upload a picture if you'd like and well give our thoughts further, up to you. Again we are very happy for your new kitchen.

  • Marble.com - Derek 07:15PM, Feb 25 2012

    Thank you for the design tip I am sure that others will find it very helpful!

  • R Shousterman 03:26PM, Feb 24 2012

    I just wanted to let you know that the granite is lovely and everything worked out well.  The backsplash ended up being travertine and glass, and it works well with the mushroom cabinetry and the countertop.

    Thank you for all your assistance; we would have been somewhat lost without your advice.

  • Moare3 02:28PM, Feb 23 2012

    if you haven't already back splashed this counter top. I actually have this counter top and its so beautiful with the stainless steel peel n stick tiles from menards. looks awesome.

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:05PM, Feb 17 2012 My recommendation is a 2" x 2" Cielo Crystal mosaic. If that's a little too neutral, you can check out Mirabelle Collection glass tile in a brick pattern that consists of those blue, gray, and brown tones that would compliment your granite quite nicely. Good luck!
  • Mike 02:31PM, Feb 14 2012 We love the Volga blue and have mission style darker cherry cabinets with light maple floors any suggestions on backsplashes? We want to stay simple/clean with a contemporary flavor. We have been looking at blanded horizontal (or vertical) glass tiles in the light blues/light grays. Any other suggestions?
  • Marble.com - Kinga 12:48PM, Jan 3 2012 Another beautiful backsplash option is the ICL Glass and Metal Mix Tile or the Anatolia Marble Berkshire Bianco Venatino Mosaic. Good luck!
  • Marble.com - Derek 05:42PM, Dec 31 2011 We have the Volga Blue available at our Ridgefield Park, NJ location. Seems like you're on the right track, and have a great vision on what the finished design should look like. Out of these choices, I'm kind of leaning toward the Blue Pearl as the reflective, metallic flecks in their shades of blue would compliment the transitional style you're right to achieve. To help you in this, the backsplash should be a little lighter, such as a 2" x 4" Calacatta marble tile, or Thassos marble with Blue Celeste inserts. I've attached images of these suggestions for you.
  • Medeamagic 01:23PM, Dec 30 2011 Is this available in Ridgefield Park location? I am doing my kitchen, and I am leaning toward this as my countertops, however, also considering blue pearl, and platinum.  The cabinets are a chocolate color, stainless steel appliances, and the white carrera backsplash (1x2 or 2x4).  The flooring is unknown at this time, as I have to see what is under the UGLY linoleum one now, but would love to make it hardwood, to flow in all the rooms. It is an open concept, with a 2 tier bar to make a breakfast bar, so would be quite a bit of granite. I am more of transitionalist, and most things in the house are traditional, so was hoping this would pull great color from the backsplash, and also be a focal piece. Opinions? Any other ideas?
  • Marble.com - Derek 02:00PM, Sep 16 2011 You're on the right track. I have a suggestion for the backsplash I'd like to share with you. Take a look at Blue Celeste subway tile in a brick pattern. It would compliment your granite choice beautifully, I've attached an image for your reference.
  • Kitingnurse 03:49PM, Sep 15 2011 Hi Kinga- I too want to do a volga blue counter, I have chocolate cabinets and stainless steel appliances. I wanted to do a white carrera porcelien tile- 18x18. I need to tie in the cobalt blue labrodites to the backsplash and floor- what do you suggest- does this sound ok? I wanted to do a light geen/blue subway tile backsplash. I also do mosaic artwork but AI am afraid I may get too busy. I want to lighten up since a lot is dark- please help.
  • Marble.com - Derek 01:18PM, Aug 9 2011 It's definitely a glass tile mosaic mix, in shades that compliment your set-up beautifully. You can print a picture of the tile and bring it with you when you go tile hunting in stores, or email the picture in advance and many places will check their stock and let you know if they have anything similar before you make the actual visit.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 09:32PM, Aug 8 2011 Unfortunately, we do not sell tiles and I do not have a particular name or maker of the tile. I simply found it in Google to use as an example to express what I meant. I apologize but I do not have any more information regarding that example.

    However, I'm sure you would be able to find it or something similar to it in many local tile shops.
  • R Shousterman 12:19AM, Aug 7 2011 Sorry to ask so many questions but...my husband and I love the backsplash piece that is second from the left -- it may be the one you described as a decorative border.  Is this something that you have that we can purchase and what is it called?
  • Marble.com - Derek 04:58PM, Aug 5 2011 I'm envisioning this to be a very elegant and modern design concept. The stainless steel appliances are a solid choice as they will tie-in the undertones of the Volga Blue granite perfectly. Another option that would work nicely with Kinga's backsplash suggestions (the blue glass tile accents) is Blue Pearl. You're definitely on the right track!
  • Marble.com - Kinga 03:17PM, Aug 5 2011 Try the half bullnose as it makes the stone look thicker which in turns looks rich and expensive. For the island, consider the Ogee edge. It's would complement the design and the half bullnose edge on the perimeter.
  • R Shousterman 02:47PM, Aug 5 2011 This sounds great; I especially like the second suggested backsplash piece.

    Now what would you suggest in terms of the edge:  full bullnose, half bullnose or something with straighter edging?  The island is 5 x 7 and it is an open concept.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 11:55AM, Aug 5 2011 I think the Volga Blue would be a great granite choice for your setup but only if you add some blue accents to your backsplash to tie the space together. Keep the backsplash light and neutral like a Bottocino tumbled marble with blue glass accent tiles, a decorative boarder, or just use a light glass mosaic. Consider doing a light paint on your walls like Benjamin Moore’s “Paper White” or “In Your Eyes” to balance the design.
    Let me know what you think so far!
  • R Shousterman 12:21AM, Aug 5 2011 We are redoing our kitchen.  The kitchen floors are chestnut coloured bamboo.  We were thinking of maple cabinets that are painted mushroom and volga blue granite for the countertop and island.  Does this work?  If so, what wall and backsplash colours would you recommend? What type of edging on the granite -- our kitchen designer likes half bullnose but we are not sure that works for us. 

    The appliances are stainless steel.

    The kitchen is open concept.

    If it doesn't work, what would you suggest for the countertop and backsplash?

  • Christine 06:34PM, Apr 2 2011 I have honey oak cabinets and am trying to decide a new countertop. I love the volga blue and the emerald pearl. Would either look okay with my cabinet color? Also, what wall and backsplash color would you recommend? I have yet to decide on a flooring material or color.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:56AM, Apr 4 2011 Christine: I'm leaning towards the Emerald Pearl for a richer contrast to offset the honey oak wood. For backsplash, a tumbled travertine or marble tile is appropriate.
  • Samar 08:52PM, Jan 30 2011 This is a beautiful stone, we just had ours installed a few days ago. I need help picking a backsplash. Here is a description of our kitchen; Cabinets are Thomsville Oak Chocolate Eden style with recessed panels, floors are Continental Slate - Tuscan Blue, walls are a light grey (pinkish tones), nickle brush/ss appliances and handles. The design of the kitchen is open with a wood beam at the entrance. We have sufficient natural and electrical lighting throughout the kitchen. My husbands thinks we should stick to a slate type of mosaic, I think we need something which will reflect more light. Can you offer any help? Thank you.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:52AM, Jan 31 2011 Samar: If you'd like to reflect light, I recommend a glass tile backsplash, that has accents of the Volga blue in it, the dark blue colors and some lighter gray/aqua. But for a less busy and also appropriate backsplash, the slate will look very elegant, although it may be a bit dark depending on the tiles themselves.
  • Colleen 10:19AM, Jul 15 2010 I have maple cabinets with a toffee stain in my kitchen. Countertop is Volga Blue. Floors will be red oak. Could you recommend a paint color and backsplash type that goes well with this combination?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:45AM, Jul 16 2010 Colleen: For walls try Benjamin Moore "Honeyed Almond" and a tumbled noce travertine backsplash.
  • ellen 05:58PM, Apr 6 2009 would a bullnose edge look okay with a volga blue countertop in a kitchen with cream matte cabinets, stainless steel appliances and charcoal hardwood floor
    • All Granite and Marble 08:31AM, Apr 7 2009 ellen: From your description your kitchen seems to be modern, and I think bullnose would be too soft. Take a look at 1/4 round or bevel or even straight. A nice simple edge won't take away attention from the stone and it'll be a nice addition to your kitchen's overall style.
  • Kevin 09:43PM, Mar 1 2009 This very pretty granite is from Ukraine,good material!