Hi, Santa Cecilia Granite is a popular, timeless and classic selection. Regaridng to your cabinets I'm more leaning to Ubatuba Granite which has a green spots and some nice reflection which will look elegant at your kitchen. To the backsplash I recommend to take a look at two options: One is a glass tile from the Mirabelle Collection in a peat brown color in a brick pattern. Also, an interesting idea would be the ever-popular Fire and Ice backsplash tile series which is a lighter choice for contrast. I've attached photos of my suggestions for your reference. Good luck !
I am building a house and have chosen Timberlake Tahoe Maple Cognac kitchen cabinets. There will be hardwood floors in a Saddle (light to medium brown) color. I can't decide on a granite color for the countertops. I am currently considering either Ubatuba or Santa Cecilia. I know they are totally different. I wonder if the Ubatuba will be too dark or make the kitchen seem to formal? Also, what color should I make the back splash and walls with that color granite.
Well, those are lighter and warmer stones. They are certainly absolutely appropriate and there is nothing wrong with them. There is not much contrast, but it's made up by a sharp & elegant pattern of the stone. I especially enjoy Giallo Vicenza and think it's still dark enough to offset the golden oak wood while providing beautiful warm highlights. I would also recommend to look at Copa Gold for a medium color tone selection and Santa Cecilia Classic as well as Ouro Brasil for a lighter base. For darker options, there are classics such as Ubatuba Gold or Imperial Coffee for a contemporary touch. Hope this helps!
After looking at Tan Brown I not so sure. I could go for either speckled or some movement. Can you suggest something else with Golden Oak cabinets and similiar oak floor? I have looked at Giallo Ornimental, Giallo Vecenza and African River or mabye one of the Santa Celelia or something else like these colors? I would like a few more suggestions for both light and dark. Thank you so much for you time.
For your situation, I'm leaning toward darker choices for an efficient contrast. The Tan Brown is a classic and timeless granite that is very elegant -- it should be a great choice. Also, take a look at Tropical Brown. In terms of wall color, take a look at warm neutrals in a light yellowish tone such as Benjamin Moore series Antique Lace or Precious Ivory. Best of luck!
I like a more consistent, speckled pattern. I wanted your opionion for a light and a dark granite. We kinda like Uba Tuba, Tan Brown or maybe a brown like Venian Gold. I am wondering if Uba Tuba would be too dark and too hard to maintain. I am wondering if Tan Brown would be hard to match a paint and rug to match. What paint would go with Tan Brown and would Tan Brown go with Oak?
Sure thing Cindy! First, a few questions so I get a feel for what kind of countertop color you are looking for since you have quite an ope design plan with the light oak wood throughout: Do you enjoy veins and movement in the stone or a more consistent, speckled pattern? Are you leaning toward a dark or light countertop color? Lastly, are there any granite choice's you've look at so far that have caught your attention? I look forward to your response...thanks! :-)
I have Aristocraft oak cabinets and wood floors (oak). Can you suggest a granite countertop.
Hi Diane. You're on the right track for an elegant kitchen! In regard to backsplash choices, I suggest to take a look a warm natural travertine tile in a dark yet rich and bold color. Take a look at tiles such as Mocha Travertine Brick-Joint Mosaic and Oro Ancient Travertine in a Mini Versailles pattern. I've attached photos for your easy reference. Best of luck!
I have just purchased the butterfly green granite from your Stroudsburg location,I have white kitchen cabinets,floor is white tile but appears to have a bit of grey and peach ,cant really notice the other colors floor looks white.I am thinking of painting the kitchenB.M.simply irrestable.What kind of backsplash should I install?
Hello. Just to clarify, hopefully there will not be much actual "dirt" on your counters! However your friend is correct that *generally* darker counters show more smudges, fingerprints, and much. I recommend to acquire a sample of the Emerald Pearl and test it out yourself by living with it for a bit. Personally, I do not know of anyone that did not choose this stone because of that reason. Hope this helps!
I'm thinking of putting in emerald pearl countertops but my friend said they show the dirt terribly. We have white cabinets and light wood floors. What do you think?
Hello. Do you know the name of your granite countertop? If not, can you snap a photo and add it as a response here? You can ask snap a photo of the whole kitchen itself if possible, as that would be very helpful as well. This would help me answer your question!
I recently painted my shaker/beadboard kitchen cabinets ochre. I am leaning towards a Tuscan look. I am having a brown/tan/ochre granite counter top and a travertine backsplash. I have all new stainless appliances. Does this lends itself to a "Tuscan" look kitchen or am I mixing styles?
Perhaps something in a neutral, light gray tone. Take a look at Benjamin Moore series Icicle or Light Breeze.
I have creme Bordeaux granite with white cabinets, what wall color do you recommend to minimize the peach in the granite?
I am leaning toward the Bianco Antico for a deep, elegant contrast to offset the cherry natural wood. The Antico also has burgundy flecks that will complement the cabinets nicely.
The Ubatuba or Peacock choices are excellent to offset your cabinet color. The contrast is a key design principle and will help the countertop look like the centerpiece of your kitchen. The backsplash can be a lighter natural stone such as Rhine travertine or Ivory Travertine. I've attached photos for your reference!
We are remodeling our kitchen and have chosen custom rustic cherry cabinets with medium stain and our island is an accent chocolate cherry stain. We will be having a rangehood over the stove that matches the accent chocolate color. We are considering granite countertops with a full granite backsplash. Would you recommend yellow river or bianco antico for the grantie color? Or something different all together. Our floors are a beige tile. Thank you.
We are in the process of putting in Ivory cabinets (no glaze). The flooring is a medium color red oak. Originally were looking at Santa Cecelia granite, however, it still seems a bit too light. My husband loves contrast and we are looking at Uba Tuba Gold or Verde Peacock Gold. I'm concerned about the blue/green with the ivory cabinets - any other suggestions. Also suggestions for backsplash should be go with the Uba Tuba or Peacock Gold.
To contrast and offset the darker granite, I will give you some tumbled natural stone tile suggestions. I'd use Palladium travertine in a stacked mosaic, or a 1" x 2" polished Baja Cream travertine. I've attached photos & let me know your thoughts on these suggestions!
OK, we're changing it up a bit. Same mahogany-stained cabinets, stainless hardware/appliances and spice bamboo floor. The walls are a deep olive green and we've decided to go with ubatuba instead of the verde butterfly (needed to pick up more green than blue-green). I wanted the colors to remind me of being in a forest -- I know that with such dark colors I need to go lighter on the backsplash. Any suggestions?
Absolutely! I have some suggestions for you Deanne. Take a look at Mirabelle Collection peat brown glass tile in a brick pattern. It's on the dark side but would be an elegant complement to the color tones in your countertop choice. For a color shade pick-up, you can also consider Roman Collection French Blue 1" x 1" Glass Tiles.
We are remodeling the entire kitchen: oak cabinets stained mahogany, stainless hardware and appliances, and are looking to go with verde butterfly granite on the counters. Looking for a glass tile backsplash...any color suggestions? The floors are "spice" bamboo.
I would recommend using a stone that has rich green and red tones like the Sanguine, Eucalyptus and Santa Maria to tie your space together. For backsplash, consider using a white subway tile or Anatolia Bliss Norwegian Ice Linear Mosaic for an easy on the eyes look. Let me know what you think!
I have hunter green walls, white cabinets and appliances. My floors are terracotta. Any suggestions for counters and backsplash?
Thanks for the clarification. I feel that the Ubatuba, a timeless and classic choice, is an appropriate choice for your set-up for a stunning contrast. Another option you could possibly consider is Golden Jade. Good luck!
Absolutely! Ubatuba is a rich, durable and a very popular stone. The deep tones and green flecks will work wonderfully with your cabinets. The granite will give your space a sharp and stylish contrast so go for it!
Actually, the kitchen walls are Oakbarrel Tan. The adjoining breakfast room has the Dark Forest Green accent wall.
I am considering replacing my butcherblock laminate countertops with Verde Uba Tuba Granite. We have honey oak cabinets and our wall colors are Dark Forest Green and Oakbarrel Tan with similar ceramic tile floors. Will this be a good color combination?
Great combination! For the wall color, I recommend choices such as Benjamin Moore Rich Cream or Simply Irresistible. For the backsplash, a tumbled travertine tile such as Oyster Mix Flamed or Noce in a Versailles pattern would be very appropriate. I've attached pictures for your reference.
I have oak cabinets and verde peacock granite nedd ideas for wallcolor and backsplash colors
I vehemently disagree with the salesperson forcing you to use a particular color. What is most important is what YOU like and enjoy, as YOU will be looking at the counters every single day, not him or her. Can you upload a picture of your floor? Something a little softer but with similarities to the Typhoon would be Siena Bordeaux. I do not even understand why you would "have" to have a dark counter. You already have darker cabinets and floor, contrast is the key and will make the granite a focal point of your design to help it stand you. You want to offset the cabinets, so a lighter granite is appropriate.
I need help with the granite choice. I am keeping my tile floors, terracotta with a mexican style 4x4 accent piece with a hint of green, blue and a little yellow in the accent piece (will try to attach a picture). We chose Medallion cherry pecan (a shade darker than natural cherry stain). We have some black and wrought iron accents throughout the kitchen and adjoining family room. I went to the granite yard this weekend and fell in love with typhoon bordeaux but was told by the granite yard salesperson that the granite color and my existing floors were "fighting each other" and that I needed a dark granite to make a statement. The salesperson suggested "absolute black" for the granite and I almost cried. I am finally re-doing the kitchen after 18 years of being in this house and hating my counter and cabinets from day one. I've dreamt of vainy, marbley granite counter tops forever and now my dreams are crushed. I looked at "Peacock green" (a darker color with hints of terracotta). It's a pretty consistent stone and looks pretty boring to me but once again I've been advised this will "look" best. Help me please. I have to keep the floors. They extend into the dining room and it's too expensive to change. I have stainless appliances, the terracotta floor with an accent (looks kind of southwesternish, mexican), I chose cherry cabinets and now don't know what to do about the counter tops. I'll take any advise from anyone who is a designer, expert or has a great eye for design. I don't have a clue!!!
You should look at the two stones as slabs in-person for an appropriate comparison. I've created a comparison table for you to see the differences clearly: http://www.marble.com/material... The Galaxy has copper flecks while the Ubatuba has dark greenish undertones.