Kitchen - Butterfly Granite

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Materials: Butterfly
Edges: Cove Dupont
The deep green granite known as Butterfly provides an element of contrast in this kitchen. The unique, dual-level island serves as a workstation as well as an eating area.


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  • - Adrian 02:26AM, Jun 6 2013

    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 !

  • SP123 01:39AM, Jun 3 2013

    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.

  • - Derek 07:03PM, Jan 25 2013

    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!

  • Cindy 03:31AM, Jan 22 2013

    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.

  • - Derek 05:03PM, Jan 17 2013

    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!

  • Cindyc9 03:33AM, Jan 12 2013

    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? 

  • - Derek 04:42PM, Jan 11 2013

    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! :-)

  • Cindyc9 03:26AM, Jan 8 2013

    I have Aristocraft oak cabinets and wood floors (oak).  Can you suggest a granite countertop. 

  • - Derek 03:55PM, Jan 3 2013

    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!

  • Diane Simoson 03:44PM, Dec 30 2012

    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?

  • - Derek 03:35PM, Dec 28 2012

    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!

  • Shay 01:42PM, Dec 22 2012

    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?

  • - Derek 07:14PM, Aug 21 2012

    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!

  • Kgelberd 04:38PM, Aug 21 2012

    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?

  • - Derek 05:41PM, Aug 7 2012

    Perhaps something in a neutral, light gray tone. Take a look at Benjamin Moore series Icicle or Light Breeze.

  • JM Malnati 10:41PM, Jul 30 2012

    I have creme Bordeaux granite with white cabinets, what wall color do you recommend to minimize the peach in the granite?

  • - Natalia 01:29PM, Jul 13 2012

    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. 

  • - Derek 03:50PM, Jul 9 2012

    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!

  • BP39 04:12PM, Jul 7 2012

    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.

  • Dee37 02:05PM, Jul 2 2012

    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.

  • - Natalia 03:17PM, Jun 26 2012

    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!

  • Deanne 08:38PM, Jun 20 2012

    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?

  • - Natalia 06:55PM, Jun 13 2012

    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.

  • Deanne 03:00PM, Jun 8 2012

    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.

  • - Kinga 08:09PM, May 15 2012

    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!

  • Rhonda 03:32AM, May 13 2012

    I have hunter green walls, white cabinets and appliances. My floors are terracotta. Any suggestions for counters and backsplash?

  • - Derek 03:28PM, Apr 3 2012

    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!

  • - Kinga 04:22PM, Mar 29 2012

    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!

  • Dianneg 03:53PM, Mar 29 2012

    Actually, the kitchen walls are Oakbarrel Tan. The adjoining breakfast room has the Dark Forest Green accent wall.

  • Dianneg 03:40PM, Mar 29 2012

    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?

  • - Derek 04:08PM, Mar 26 2012

    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. 

  • Jnjblu 09:08PM, Mar 19 2012

    I have oak cabinets and verde peacock granite nedd ideas for wallcolor and backsplash colors

  • - Derek 09:51PM, Mar 7 2012

    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.

  • Paolaneff 01:20AM, Mar 5 2012

    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!!!

  • - Derek 03:42PM, Feb 23 2012

    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: The Galaxy has copper flecks while the Ubatuba has dark greenish undertones. 

  • arie 05:04PM, Feb 18 2012 I am looking to replace my kitchen (tile) countertop with black galaxy granite or dark uba tuba. There is a steep price difference between the two. I like the black galaxy better but I am trying to stay within budget. Can any one tell me what's the difference between the two granite? Thanks
  • - Derek 03:27PM, Feb 14 2012 For the countertop, my suggestions for you to consider are Copa Gold, Giallo Antico, and Toffee. Let me know your thoughts. A darker color would also be appropriate if that's what you're leaning toward, just let me know if you need more suggestions.
  • Lcbyrn 04:30AM, Feb 10 2012 I have honey oak cabinets in my kitchen and considering blue Tuscan slate tiles on the kitchen floor that would butt up to hickory scraped-looking laminate. Any suggestions?
  • reggie 01:02PM, Mar 30 2011 Hi...thanks for the reply...My kitchen is very bright!!! 3 skylights; window over kitchen sink, and one wall with large windows with northwest exposure, so loads of late afternoon sun.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:11PM, Mar 30 2011 Reggie: Sounds good! I don't think the set-up will be too dark.
  • reggie 03:34PM, Mar 29 2011 I have Uba tuba granite with honey gold maple cabinets. My slab has deep turqoise,black and dark green. There is vey little of the brownish/gold hue marbling in the granite which is why I chose this particular slab. RIght now, I have my eyes set on a glass tile backsplash that runs the gamut of colors from light blue - turquoise - cobalt blue(the cobalt matches pendant lights over breakfast bar).. I love the tile and am ready to order, but am a little concerned that the tiles with cobalt might be too dark. On the other hand, when I have the sample against the granite, I like the striking contrast and the bold color of the blue. Any advice?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:26PM, Mar 30 2011 Reggie: If this glass backsplash tile makes your heart sing, then go for it! Sounds like a great compliment to the elegant Ubatuba. How is the natural light in your kitchen?
  • sharon ransom 10:49AM, Jan 31 2011 we are building a new home and I am having trouble deciding on what color of granite for my kitchen. I had uba tuba in my last kitchen and was disappointed because it showed streaks when you wiped the surface with a wet cloth. My new kitchen will have white cabinets with a center island which will be stained dark. The floors are hand scraped wood stained in hickory . I would like some granite with some movement in it but remains in a neutral color range. Any suggestions would be helpful.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:53AM, Jan 31 2011 Sharon Ransom: Try Kashmir White, and Bianco Romano. They are light, neutral, and will not show any streaking. Let me know what you think of these.
  • carlos 01:17PM, Apr 28 2010 We have white thermofoil cabinets and are probably going to add ubatuba countertops that are blacker than they are green. We want vinyl flooring, but are struggling over the final choice. Mannington hammer beige, Nafco ashe stone, and Nafco gobi sand are the wife's top three choices. This is for a galley kitchen without a lot of natural light. Any suggestions would be helpful!
    • All Granite and Marble 04:19PM, Apr 28 2010 carlos: Go with Mannington hammer beige, it will contrast well.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:13PM, Apr 22 2010 MARY ANN: They indeed look similar in images, but it's two different stones.
  • Amy 09:10AM, Apr 20 2010 Thanks- when you say light- do you think that white is too much white with the white cabinets or keep it in a lighter tan/gold color?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:01AM, Apr 20 2010 Amy: Keep it in a lighter tan/gold color.
  • Amy 08:49PM, Apr 17 2010 We are remodeling our kitchen- have white cabinets putting in light wood floors and Uba tuba- looking for backsplash color suggestions. Don't want too dark- i.e don't want to extend the Uba tuba far up the wall. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 08:39AM, Apr 20 2010 Amy: You should keep it simple -- a light subway tile.
  • Michelle 09:32AM, Apr 17 2010 I have Sundale Maple Paprika cabinets with English Walnut Travertine backspalsh and light oak floor. Will Nova Brown Granite countertop go with this set up? Do you have any recommendations? Thanks!
  • Tricia 11:06PM, Apr 10 2010 My powder room has oak cabinets & considering uba tuba vanity with golden or green grass wallpaper. Dark floor. What color for the sink? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:02PM, Apr 13 2010 Tricia: White sink.
  • Mary Ann 02:29PM, Apr 8 2010 The question I posted was "Can you suggest different ways which this table height extension can be attached to a 48 x 48 island?" Also, what are the measurements of the one pictured? We have ordered Thomasville Maple Brierwood cabinets and would like to install light grey flooring with possibly a grey subway tile backsplash. I would like your advise as to a granite that might complement this. I don't know how well colors transmit over the computer but I was leaning toward something with green and grey. Imperial Green #223 Cosa Esmeralda #106, Brazil Monte Cristo #321 or Imperial Green #650. Any help you can offer regarding the above would be greatly appreciated.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:58AM, Apr 9 2010 Mary Ann: I suggest to use support legs. You can also use corbels. I do not know the measurement on the island shown, only information about the granite itself. I think Imperial Green will look gorgeous, it has the richest pattern, will bring warmth into the kitchen and compliments the cabinets nicely.
  • Mary Ann 06:13PM, Apr 7 2010 Posted a note Sunday evening -- it now is not listed ????
    • All Granite and Marble 08:45AM, Apr 8 2010 Mary Ann: You might have broken the rules and posted personal information. In this case the post is deleted without reply. If you have a specific question, use the "Contact Us" section of this website, or for questions about the picture on this page, you can ask here. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Lauren 03:14PM, Apr 3 2010 Hi i'd like a gold and cream and black granite to go with Kraftmaid Cherry with cinnamon finish
    • All Granite and Marble 10:45AM, Apr 6 2010 Lauren: Do you like a consistent pattern, or rich veining (movement)?
  • Angie 07:46AM, Mar 31 2010 I am building a lake house with lots of windows. Installing white cabinets wood flooring and uba tuba granite. Will I get a green glow and can I still use some red as accent color and black hardware?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:28AM, Mar 31 2010 Angie: Absolutely! You're on the right path, excellent design.
  • Toni 06:37PM, Mar 21 2010 Is ubatuba an absorbant stone? We are having it installed 3/24/2010. Is there anything that we should be aware of? Should we have it sealed?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:13PM, Mar 22 2010 Toni: Ubatuba is one of the most durable stones. Generally it does not even need to be sealed. But the best way to test this: see if water absorbs into the stone or it stays on the surface, if it absorbs then the stone must be sealed.
  • Sonia Rani 10:08PM, Mar 17 2010 Similar to the last post, we are also pairing cherry cabinets w/ choc glaze over ubatuba countertop (already decided), stainless steel appliances and a light cream/slate floor. Wondering if we should go with backsplash or extend ubatuba up the wall. We will have undercabinet lighting as well but worried there wont be enough contrast? Also wondering what colors would suit this look as far as wall paint is concerned.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:43AM, Mar 18 2010 Sonia Rani: I suggest to brighten up the darker tones in your kitchen by using a lighter backsplash -- perhaps a tumbled travertine tile.
  • Maribeth 08:46PM, Mar 14 2010 Thinking about choosing Uba Tuba counters. I will have stainless appliances, slate floor, cherry cabinets with a chocolate glaze and a backsplash to be determined. Would Uba Tuba work...any other suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:50AM, Mar 15 2010 Maribeth : It will look nice, another suggestion is Butterfly Antique, or Pocono Green.
  • Sonia 01:09PM, Mar 12 2010 We are remodeling our kitchen and installing natural cherry cabinets. Floor will be natural oak. Backsplash will be beadboard (color to be determined), stainless appliances. Kitchen is galley style, 10 x 13. We refer ubatuba but worry it's too dark. Other choice would be St. Cecilia. Your thoughts or other recommendations? Kitchen is well lit. Thank you!
    • All Granite and Marble 04:27PM, Mar 12 2010 Sonia: If you're going dark, a choice like Butterfly Antique will look nicer over Ubatuba for cherry cabinets.
  • Brenda 10:50PM, Mar 4 2010 I have Emerald Pearl countertops with White cabinets. Plese suggest a backsplash and floor tile. Thank you!!!
    • All Granite and Marble 03:16PM, Mar 5 2010 Brenda: I'd go with a gray subway tile as backsplash, and perhaps slate for the floors!
  • Rich Murray 09:07AM, Mar 2 2010 We are getting a dark cinnamon finished cherry cabinet and were leaning towards the verde ubatuba granite top. However, we are struggling with finding a vinyl tile or laminate (tile pattern) to match it with. Our floor is too loose for ceramic tiles unforunately and I'm not able to sister much of the floor joists to tighten it up.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:16AM, Mar 2 2010 Rich Murray: Try the Mannington mojave slate laminate tile.
  • Jeb 11:44AM, Feb 11 2010 We have honey oak cabinets and oak floor...both have a very strong orange hue. Our appliances are black. I was thinking that I wanted New Ventetian gold for my counters but have had several people mention uba tuba or verde peacock. I really want something to help minimize the orange tint of the floor/cabinets. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:00PM, Feb 11 2010 Jeb: I'd go with a darker granite like Ubatuba or butterfly Antique to minimize the orange hue.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:34PM, Feb 5 2010 LAURA: Yes.
  • Michael & Renae 02:36AM, Feb 5 2010 Actually this is in two bathrooms. We are going to use a mosaic backsplash of stone and glass to pull out all possible colors and tie it all together. We are tiling the back wall also using a tan or sand colored ceramic to pull out the golds & tans of the Ubatuba and lighten it up more. No windows in the bathrooms! However, I want to paint the other walls to tie it all together. Light but not too light. All of our trim is bright white so that is not an option. Any suggestions on a paint color to tie this all together? I am afraid to lose the green in the Ubatuba since everything else pulls out the other colors in the granit. We are unsure if there is a right color range that will compliment or contrast. We are open to all suggestions. I have every color swatch from Lowes and Home Depot and can not decide. But I do know it has to be the right color or it will just not work. Color suggestions? You have been a big help - thank you!
    • All Granite and Marble 03:29PM, Feb 5 2010 Michael & Renae: You're right, I wrote kitchen -- my mistake. For the wall color, a light green shade is appropriate, perhaps Benjamin Moore "Pastel Green" or something in this area.
  • Michael & Renae 11:52PM, Feb 3 2010 We looked at it and just didn't like it. Figured we had more options with Uba Tuba. Why? Did we make a bad decision? Irt's been purchased but not fabricated yet.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:52AM, Feb 4 2010 Michael & Renae: No! You did not make a bad decision. I was thinking the Ubatuba might be too strong of a contrast between the light wood in your kitchen. But to downplay this you can have a light mosaic tile backsplash.
  • Michael & Renae 11:21PM, Feb 2 2010 We built our own bathroom vanities out of white oak stained a light to medium walnut - not as dark as oak. We have satin nickle hardware & faucets with undermount sinks - white. The floor is called Japanese Seagrass, Light, by Tarkett. It has a blend of golds, tans, chocolates, blacks, browns, light oranges and some subtle hints of light green but the overall effect is a gold/orange. We are installing Uba Tuba but cannot decide on a wall tile or back splash...Help! Any ideas? I like a smooth uniformed surface tile, nothing rough intexture. We were thinking of some type of yellowish gold wall tile with a combo of greens, creames, sand and what ever else we can find as a mosaic back splash. Or was the Uba Tuba a bad choice? Everything else we looked at made the floor s look way too orange.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:02AM, Feb 3 2010 Michael & Renae: Have you considered Tropical Brown for the countertop?
  • Deb 03:39PM, Nov 24 2009 We are planning on dark brown maple cabinets with a bianco antico granite countertop. Is there too much grey in the bianco antico for the dark brown? Also, any ideas on backsplash material/colour...Would a earthy tone ceramic tile work or stainless steel/metal look tiles to maybe pick up the grey/brown. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:29AM, Nov 25 2009 Deb: You may want to consider Bianco Romano for a little less gray. I would go with the ceramic tile for the backsplash.
  • Suzanna 10:43AM, Nov 18 2009 I have a small bar area in the basement... the cabinets will be ruxton brown. I was wondering if uba tuba would be a good choice for the countertop.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:11AM, Nov 18 2009 Suzanna: Excellent choice.
  • Martha 08:35PM, Oct 17 2009 We picked our granite to be Rivieria Royale and our cabinets are an off white. My thought on our backsplash would be something on the diagonal but unsure of the stone to use or how dark! We also have a new stainless steel so we were going to add some inserts to the backsplash. My biggest problem is the color of the walls. They are being texured in a very petite tuscon style. My floors are an off white with brown and gray. Tile name is Hermitage. Can you help in any way?
  • All Granite and Marble 04:13PM, Oct 1 2009 lois: For pricing please contact the sales dept.
  • Dev 04:00PM, Oct 1 2009 We have picked the gunstock flooring and Rushmore maple cognac cabinets for our new home. we are just wondering which one to pick for the counter tops (uba tuba or Giallo fiorito). Can you please provide your inputs? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 04:19PM, Oct 1 2009 Dev: Go with the Ubatuba - more contrast and it would create a very warm glow in your kitchen.
  • Martha 01:27PM, Sep 29 2009 Do you know anything about the granite slabs: Golden Beach, Creama Antartida, papaya, blue perola, volcano (see daltile website)?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:18PM, Sep 29 2009 Martha: What do you want to know about these colors?
  • Martha 07:14PM, Sep 28 2009 I have not picked the color of our walls. See message below. I am in search of a granite countertop that will go with everything or at least my favorite colors? We are locating at a new granite called volcano. It is very exotic. Do you know anything about this new granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:09AM, Sep 29 2009 Martha: From an online image search for "Volcano granite" I located a reddish speckled stone, it would look gorgeous with whitish cabinets, go for it!
  • Martha 01:34AM, Sep 27 2009 We have off white cabinets, white refridgerator,microwave,and dishwasher. We have a black wall oven. I am a lover of green, yellow and Blue. I am wondering what color countertop would be best. Our wallpaper will be coming down and it will be painted (unknwon color). We have looked at Blue and Emerald Pearl to Nova Brown, Imperial Brown. I want a counter top that will go with almost anything at least my favorite colors
    • All Granite and Marble 04:29PM, Sep 28 2009 Martha: Considering that you having decided on the wall color, you have quite a few options. with the white appliances and cabinets, you should go for a darker counter top. Go with a green or blue, Arcobaleno Blue or Emerald Pearl, which would look nice with yellow wallpaper.
  • Lisa 09:24AM, Sep 14 2009 Actually, I'm not sure what I want. Oak floor, white cabinets something light & least busy between Santa Cecelia Lt., New venetian Gold light or gallo ornamental? Or do you suggest something else? Does it look better to break it up with some black too?Any suggestions would be appreciated. I like light, airy & clean look. THANKS SO MUCH
    • All Granite and Marble 10:03AM, Sep 14 2009 Lisa: To be honest, I think you should just go with one color for the whole kitchen, NVG or Santa Cecilia would be my top choices.
  • sd 11:07AM, Sep 12 2009 Sorry, I should also mention that I have ss appliances and am installing amber pendant lighting over the bar counter. Thanks!
  • sd 11:06AM, Sep 12 2009 I like the moderator's suggestion of slate tiles with uba tuba granite, cherry cabinets, and gunstock floor (which is exactly what I have). But I am struggling with the contrast of the dull natural look of the slate tile against the glossy appearance of my uba tuba in certain lighting. Is it acceptable to have the contrast, or should I go with glass tiles? What color would you suggest? I have lots of oranges and reds in my apt. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:36AM, Sep 14 2009 sd: Take a look at Maracas Glass in Rainforest Blend.
  • Lisa 04:06PM, Sep 11 2009 I meant to say white cabinets. What black would go with gallo ornemental? Will black show fingerprints? thanks again
    • All Granite and Marble 09:00AM, Sep 14 2009 Lisa: Black shows fingerprints more so than lighter granite, so be ready for cleaning often. So you want to do giallo with white cabinets on island and perimeter with a black granite? Use something like Brazilian Black it has very slight touches of gold in it.
  • Lisa 02:54PM, Sep 11 2009 I have oak flooring & white countetops may paint yellow or beige. Should I go with giallo ornamental on island and black everywhere else with white backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:37PM, Sep 11 2009 Lisa: That would certainly work.
  • JL 08:55PM, Sep 5 2009 I have uba tuba countertops and the kitchen cabinets are being glazed with a brown glaze over a taupy beige. What can I do for a backplash that will accentuate the golds and rusts in the uba tuba, since the lighting isn't bringing it out enough for me?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:48AM, Sep 8 2009 JL: Simple subway tile in a brick pattern with yellow/gold inserts would look nice.
  • Betty 03:59PM, Sep 3 2009 Thanks..I like black, just do not want it to look green.
  • Betty 11:22AM, Sep 3 2009 Thanks, I will look up Santa Cecilia Light. The two looks I am considering were either a white or black. I am so conservative I want to have a color that will last a long time and can allow changes around the room since I like lots of ethnicative items from my native Panama. Any ideas of white or black would be appreciated...
  • Betty 05:42PM, Sep 2 2009 I also love my all white present kitchen which is having bottom cabinets replaced due to water damage. Would Kashmir White fit in with the clean look I like and eclectic furnishings?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:38AM, Sep 3 2009 Betty: Well the Ubatuba would look good with white cabinets, also the Butterfly as pictured above. I would go dark over light in your situation.
  • Betty 05:26PM, Sep 2 2009 White glossy cabinets....
    • All Granite and Marble 09:12AM, Sep 3 2009 Betty: If you like the clean, light look go for it but I think the kitchen might look too light/dull with Kashmir White, take a look at Santa Cecilia Light.
  • Betty 02:03AM, Sep 2 2009 I have a galley shaped white kitchen with light DalTile Van Gogh floor (looks off white with hint of a sunset). We are replacing Wilsonart white formica with granite and I looked at UbaTuba today and thought it would look good as it seemed mostly black. My backsplash is 4" shiny white tile with a few black diamond accents set in. Appliances SS with black glass fronts, white refrigerator to blend in with the cabinets. After reading all these comments it sounds like there is more green although the small sample I saw looked black. This is open to my family room, light hardwood floors, off-white linen sofas and lots of mola pillows (reverse applique from the Cuna Indians of Panama. These have bright vivid colors and designs with black. Would this granite work? Suggestions? Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 08:59AM, Sep 2 2009 Betty: Ubatuba is a very dark green. What color are your cabinets?
  • Cheryl 10:12PM, Aug 22 2009 We have a galley kitchen with lovely honey oak cabinets and uba tuba countertops. I want to put in a ceramic tile backsplash and tile floors. There's also a bit of wall to paint. Any suggestions for tile and paint colors?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:33AM, Aug 24 2009 Cheryl: Maybe something with creme and gold for the backsplash, and flooring think about hardwood oak.
  • Cindy 08:45AM, Jul 25 2009 Love my countertops but they look dull and streaky when I clean them. I use a marble counter top cleaner. What do you suggest so they have a nice shine?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:05AM, Jul 25 2009 Cindy: I think it might be time to seal your countertop. Do you know the last time it was sealed? If it's been over a year use a water-based sealer, this might be why your marble looks dull. And continue to use the natural stone cleaner.
  • Bonnie 07:23PM, Jul 4 2009 I have pure white shaker style cabinets.Floors are stained concrete called Cola.(a reddish, brownish, blackish color-much like distressed leather). Ktchn is a sage color & somewhat opens up to the living area that is light tan. Applnces are stainless with some black. All hrdwre and lght fixtures are dark ORB. Husband brought home 2 pieces -ubatuba, tropic brown. Will any one of these work? Afraid that the ubatuba will look too cold and contemporary (do not want that black and white look from the eighties) & I do not know if the tropic brwn will go w/my blinding white cabinets. Was going for the look from the movie Somethings Gotta Give. Soapstone or honed granite not in our budget. Want something clean & simple that will go with shaker cabnts & rest of the house(timeless, not into fads). Please help! I cannot afford to make another costly mistake. What would be your suggestion? Your expertise would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 10:26AM, Jul 7 2009 Bonnie: Tropical Brown is not that bad, even with the white. It seems to match with the rest of the kitchen well.
  • Debbie S. 10:05PM, Jun 12 2009 If I "antique" white the cabinets with a brown /mocha glaze, then what do you suggest for the walls? I was orig. thinking about slightly texturing the walls mixing Kiln Beige by Sherwin Williams & Sticks & Stones by Sherwin Williams. Would that be overkill on the light colors?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:12AM, Jun 15 2009 Debbie S.: I don't think so. Texture in a white kitchen is very important.
  • Debbie S. 01:42PM, Jun 12 2009 I just had Ubatuba granite countertops installed. I also put in a 14 inch Sun Tunnel directly above the island. My orig. cabinets are golden "fruitwood". I'm wanting to make the cabinets a different color ....either white, antique white, or dark cherry. What do you suggest? Sink & refrig.are stainless but all my other appliances are black. I wished I would've picked a lighter granite. The ubatuba is too green/black. ):
    • All Granite and Marble 05:43PM, Jun 12 2009 Debbie S.: Ahh, the uba tuba strikes again. Don't worry. Many people confuse Uba Tuba for a brownish color. In reality you get more of a dark green/black that you describe. Mostly due to lighting conditions when you view the slab versus what you have at home. Either way, I'm digressing. Onto the cabinets. I think you have plenty of room to play with contrast here. I would throw away the bright white as it would cause extreme contrast with the tops and make them seem even darker. A softer contrast of the antique white with MAYBE a brown/mocha glaze should work just fine. Cherry MIGHT be fine for a low contrast setting, but it will significantly shrink the visual space and may cause a clash with the green if the cherry is reddish.
  • Jan 11:26PM, May 29 2009 I have uba tuba countertops installed with red oak cabinets and gunstock hardwood floors along with stainless steel appliances... I have no idea where to start with the backsplash. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:21AM, May 30 2009 Jan: Try some slate tiles.
  • monica 06:14PM, May 11 2009 I am looking to replace my laminate countertops. I have "eggshell" white cabinets (green, grey undertone) stainless apliances, light oak floors, white tile backsplash, and light blue green walls. I don't want to change anything but the counters. I was looking at Uba Tuba. Will that work or do you have a different suggestion?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:05AM, May 15 2009 monica: Yes it should work well. Also Try Baltic Brown (a lighter option) and maybe Tropical Brown.
  • Abigail Taylor 12:50AM, May 9 2009 Our new house, is almost complete. I selected uba tuba countertops with antique white with a mocha glaze. I did not realize that the uba tuba would be so strong. I will have a medium brown wood floor. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:21AM, May 11 2009 Abigail Taylor: Light, light and more light. Lighting up the countertops will bring out the warmer colors and reduce the overall contrast.
  • Cheryl 07:14PM, Apr 27 2009 I have a galley kitchen with white cabinets. Is ubatuba a good choice for granite color?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:18AM, Apr 28 2009 Cheryl: It's a strong choice. If you like green and can accept that some other colors (mainly reds) won't go well with the countertops, then I don't see a problem. A more neutral choice would be Giallo Vicenza.
  • Barb 02:30PM, Apr 5 2009 I have an open floor plan with Hickory cider finished cabinets in my kitchen. We have expresso finished furniture in our living room and dining room. Any suggestions on granite color that would pull these finishes together?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:58AM, Apr 6 2009 Barb: Take a look at Giallo Vicenza ID 169.
  • Shawn 09:32PM, Mar 31 2009 I am purchasing a new home and I am planning to select uba tuba as my granite selection. Can you give me any suggestions on a cabinet color that will highlight the granite?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:02PM, Apr 3 2009 Shawn: Dark cherry cabinets look very beautiful with green colors, like uba tuba.
  • Rick 08:00AM, Mar 21 2009 I just had uba tuba granite counter tops installed in my kitchen. The edges look less glossy than the top. Is there anything I can do to fix this and why are they this way? Thanks for your help. Rick
    • All Granite and Marble 10:15AM, Mar 25 2009 Rick: The problem's origin can be from improper fabrication, or the stone itself. The latter is a bigger challenge. Some stones are coated with an enamel to make them more stain resistant and glossy looking. When the edging is cut, that enamel is gone and achieving the same finish is difficult. The way to fix this would be to have it re-polished.
  • Lorna 12:41PM, Feb 24 2009 We just replaced our countertops with Uba Tuba... Cabinets are oak and have honey'ed over the past 16 years. Would like to have them sanded and lightened or darkened (stained)... what would you recommend with light terra tile floor, stainless appliances & Ben. Moore lenox tan walls?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:00PM, Feb 27 2009 Lorna: Hmm. I would keep them light. More contrast will lighten up the kitchen and make it more spacious.
  • Liz 08:34PM, Feb 16 2009 we have a rosewood granite counter top with mandarin cherry cabinets with a terracota/gray tile floor and are having a dificult time picking a backsplash color - do you have any suggestions??
    • All Granite and Marble 09:27AM, Feb 17 2009 Liz : Sounds like a tough combo. Any chance you can send me a photo? Use the contact us form.
  • kathryn 08:56PM, Feb 6 2009 I have golden oak cabinets and floors - would uba tuba counters be ok
    • All Granite and Marble 09:34AM, Feb 7 2009 kathryn: I don't see why not.
  • Ellen 03:57PM, Feb 5 2009 I have very white therma-foil kitchen cabinets with uba tuba countertops with ogee edge and stainless appliances. My wall are BM Greenbriar Beige. What color/type of backsplash? Would calcutta gold marble in subway tile work?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:32AM, Feb 6 2009 Ellen: That should look very nice.
  • Janie 09:29PM, Jan 28 2009 I have white cabinets and really like the uba tuba granite because of the green undertones. I am thinking of of a multi green with brown tones stone tile for the flooring and slate look backsplash. Any comments
  • FRED GETTER 07:44PM, Jan 22 2009 I have marble/white Italian tile floor, maple w/coffee glaze cabinets, and UBA TUBA Granite countertops. What would be the best color for the walls to blend in with another color for the living room.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:53AM, Jan 27 2009 FRED GETTER: What is the other color that you want it to blend in with?
  • Rose 07:22AM, Jan 20 2009 We have been told dark colored granite is the way to go with our honey oak cabinets (which are in good condition, but 17 years old). First, is it a mistake to keep the old cabinets? Second, is the dark granite a good choice, or are the dark granites going out of style, good or bad for resale? We are also thinking of Volga Blue. The floor will be red oak as well.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:02AM, Jan 22 2009 Rose : There are a few particular colors that lost their appeal because of how often they're used. I wouldn't say that dark stones are out of style. It's more of an issue of matching the stone well to the kitchen. If it looks good, then you have nothing to worry about. And Volga Blue is hardly your everyday granite. Very nice choice.
  • Monica 12:54AM, Jan 20 2009 We are going to purchase the Verde Uba Tuba for our kitchen. We plan on painting our Cabinets Ralph Lauren "Kahki" with is kinda like a sage color but a bit darker. What color or type of backsplash would you recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:59AM, Jan 22 2009 Monica: Perhaps a lighter version of the cabinet color.
  • Amy 12:39PM, Jan 19 2009 We are designing a doctors office and we like the uba tuba. What laminate would coordinate for sec. desk?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:30PM, Jan 19 2009 Amy: That question would be better directed to a company that sells laminates, as we currently do not carry any.
  • Jan 08:58PM, Dec 2 2008 Maybe Uba Tuba isn't the wisest choice because of the contrast so I might be looking towards browns to make the room warmer with a light brown glaze on the cabinets. Thanks you so much for your input!!
    • All Granite and Marble 08:55AM, Jan 29 2009 Janie: Sounds like a plan! But just so you know, Uba Tuba is green. It's not just undertones. It's a dark green/black with some amber/gold.
  • Jan 09:42PM, Nov 18 2008 I have a galley kitchen w/ white cabinets & would very much like to have uba tuba but am finding it extremely difficult to find a backsplash and floor that compliments the uba tuba. Currently I have white 4" polished tiles as a back splash. Any suggestions you can give would be extremely helpful.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:57AM, Nov 24 2008 Jan: I think keeping it white might be the easiest way to go. It won't be easy to introduce another color there because of the high contrast that you already have between the tops and the cabinets.
  • Leslie 03:57AM, Oct 17 2008 I have white cabinets/oak table and chairs/gunstock hardwood floor/would like some dark green countertop/suggestions please
    • All Granite and Marble 10:05AM, Nov 19 2008 Leslie: Verde Butterfly, Maritaka, Seaweed Green... just some to consider.
  • Wendy 02:32PM, Jul 16 2008 I have medium hickory cabinets and hardwood floors. I really love the Santa Cecelia granite and plan on having it installed on the 'perimeter'. However, I'd like to do my island in an opposite/coordinating granite. I was thinking uba tuba could work. Do you have any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 06:46PM, Jul 17 2008 Wendy: It could work. The key thing in that scenario would be selecting the proper version of uba tuba. They come in all shades of green and black. I would get one that has no white spots in it.
  • Janis 10:02AM, Jul 10 2008 I have nat maple cabs, st st app, a clay tile floor and ubatuba countertops with streaks of grn and yell: I want to tile my backspla. What color and material background tile should I use? I want a horizontal row of orangy glass 2 x 2 tiles that have some yellow and green. Can you help me decide on the size, texture, color of the background tiles?
    • All Granite and Marble 06:19PM, Jul 17 2008 Janis: It should go well with pale tumbled marble or travertine. The difference in textures will enhance the colors.
  • Jane 07:16PM, Jun 21 2008 Looking at uba tuba for counters. lower cabinets are green(sage) and uppers are white. Wanted some black, tops, not a lot of green. Do you think that uba tuba would be too much green. I also have green walls. I am also installing glass mosaic tiles with a honey blend (greens, honey, & white) Any other suggestions for the counter top color?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:13PM, Jul 17 2008 Jane: There are many variations of Uba Tuba. I'm sure you'll be able to find a darker version.
  • Michelle 06:04PM, Jun 4 2008 I am getting uba tuba green with cherry cabinets and an almond backsplash. The floors have cherry in them but not so dark.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:33AM, Apr 17 2010 Michelle: I'd go lighter, something like Santa Cecilia.
  • monu 11:23AM, May 24 2008 i have whita cabinets and hardwood floor in my kitchen with black appliances. please suggest which granite countertops would look the best. thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:53PM, Jun 24 2008 monu: Take a look at Tan brown and Baltic Brown.
  • Liz 08:08PM, May 23 2008 I have wine color cabinets and mahogany wood floors.. I want a dark color granite for the countertops. Do you have a suggestion?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:51PM, Jun 24 2008 Liz: White or red wine? ;)
  • Cori 05:25PM, Apr 16 2008 I have medium oak cabinets and reddish, orangey mexican tile floors. I want a dark countertop with black and not too busy a design. I am looking a uba tuba but not sure how that would go with the floors. Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:13PM, Apr 21 2008 Cori: Well you are concerned about the right thing :) The green in the countertops and the red/orange of the floors might clash quite badly. I'd suggest something like the Platinum Bahia if you are set on a dark color.
  • yvonne 12:03PM, Apr 13 2008 Ok, so giallo ornamental or santa cecelia with my white cabinets and wooden floor? or do you know another great color w/white cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:51PM, Apr 16 2008 yvonne: Try Giallo Veneziano or Vincenza.
  • Gail 10:30AM, Apr 10 2008 In a small guest bath, the vanity top is ubatuba. Would matching floor & shower be too much? What complimentary color works with uba?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:40PM, Apr 16 2008 Gail: Yea, definitely too much. Less is more as they say. Pick some nice warm golds and you'll be fine :).
  • audrey 05:21PM, Apr 3 2008 I just wasn't sure or which counter to go I have heard nightmares about black galaxy
    • All Granite and Marble 10:38AM, Apr 5 2008 audrey: That is right Audrey. Black galaxy, even though it is very easy to clean, will require cleaning very often. Because of its nearly flat black surface, it will show dirt a lot more than stones with a more varied pattern.
  • audrey 11:40AM, Apr 3 2008 I will have toffee coloured maple shaker cabinets,and white floors. I am so torn between having emerald pearl or black galaxy. I am not sure what colour backsplash to go with either. Am I limiting myself to greens if I go with emerald pearl?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:35AM, Apr 5 2008 audrey: To some degree yes. Emerald Pearl is a dark green with blue highlights. It looks very dark, almost black. I think that even though you might not be able to put red accents in the room, you certainly are not limited to use warm yellows, and even some blues. So my choice is Emerald Pearl. Also, Black Galaxy is a nightmare to keep clean. It shows dirt a lot.
  • Deb 01:53PM, Apr 2 2008 I have medium cherry cabinets with a coffee glaze. I like the look of dark granite because I want an interesting mosaic back splash. Floor is oak. I keep coming back to uba tuba. My accents in the kitchen are colorful, so it seems like dark granite would be a nice back drop. overhead can lights, undercabinet lights, and pendant lighting.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:29AM, Apr 5 2008 Deb: As I said in the other comment, Uba Tuba is definitely a green color. With reddish cabinets it won't look so good.
  • Connie 11:43PM, Mar 11 2008 I like this photo, but wasn't sure how the low lighting and full granite backsplash would affect the look. I was also wondering how the pastels in the wall paper would work with the granite. Thanks again.
    • All Granite and Marble 02:45PM, Apr 3 2008 Connie: the full backsplash will make it heavier and darker... Not really recommended with this dark color.
  • Connie 04:02PM, Mar 9 2008 Would uba tuba counter & backsplash go with warm-white painted cabinets ? (floor tile is warm white. wall paper backround is warm white with pastel (peach, green, yellow, pink) fruit baskets). Kitchen has a northern exposure. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:55AM, Mar 11 2008 Connie: It will look very close to this photo. Do you like it?
  • Sue 07:30PM, Mar 5 2008 I have a breakfast bar - against a stud wall, which has four cupboards at one side to support the weight of the granite - but the other side is open around 4ft with two s/s legs to support it. Can i put a long slab of granite along this wall with two legs supporting the open space? would there be problems being against a stud wall? Thank you.
    • All Granite and Marble 06:38PM, Mar 6 2008 Sue: Could you possibly send us a drawing of this bar? It's hard to picture this.
  • Yvonne 09:07AM, Feb 15 2008 Thanks for the granite green colors; if I don't want to be stuck with a green kitchen (see previous entry on my kitchen description) What color granite will give me flexibility to match the green but be able to chnage my kitchen color?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:42AM, Feb 15 2008 Yvonne: In that case, I'd go with a beige/creme/yellow/gold scheme. Try some of the lighter stones in the giallo family, as well as santa cecilia.
  • KB 06:34PM, Feb 6 2008 I have white cabinets, brushed stainless appliances, and desert sand walls. Love the tuscan look. Looking for a suggestion for countertops and backsplash tile. Help!
    • All Granite and Marble 05:37PM, Feb 7 2008 KB: A clay colored stone would be nice. Try Bordeaux.
  • Yvonne 10:15PM, Feb 2 2008 I have all white laminate cabinets; light spring green walls; white appliances and natural oak hardwood floors what color granite would look nice? My blinds are a hunter green in the kitchen. My kitchen is very open with an island.
    • All Granite and Marble 05:26PM, Feb 7 2008 Yvonne: Try Green Galaxy. Otherwise Ubatuba or Peacock would do as well.
  • Cindy 02:02PM, Jan 28 2008 I have all white kitchen cabinets and hardwood floors. I am thinking of having ubatuba installed but have read that it shows fingerprints easily. Is there another color that I could use that wouldn't impede resale value?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:13AM, Feb 7 2008 Cindy: It all depends what you call "easy". Ubatuba has a varied sized pattern which is actually very good at hiding fingerprints.
  • Veronica Harris 09:40AM, Dec 11 2007 I have white cabinets, with calm green walls. Please help?? I don't know should I go with a dark color countertops or a lighter color??
    • All Granite and Marble 08:25AM, Dec 13 2007 Veronica Harris: With white cabinets, you really have an open choice of colors. I would base the light vs dark decision depending on the amount of light in the room.
  • Alice 03:27PM, Nov 16 2007 I have new Kraftmaid kitchen cabinets in maple in the honey spice color. I like the Rosewood granite--would that be a good choice for a countertop. Or should I go with something more dramatic like a green shade. I want something I won't get tired of and that has the natural pattern in it and maybe several colors that I could use to accent.
    • All Granite and Marble 02:46PM, Nov 19 2007 Alice: If you like green, then check out Green Galaxy. For red, try Tobacco.
  • Donna 12:35PM, Nov 4 2007 We are looking for a granite color to match our golden oak floor, maple cabinets in a light to medium stain, and tan tiled backsplash. I feel that a black color with a splash of gold would be best. We really liked peacock gold but the new shipments have too much green. Can you suggest a color we should try?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:12PM, Nov 5 2007 Donna: Try Butterfly Antique.
  • tom 10:45PM, Sep 9 2007 is there a strong base under the round edge to keep the counter from rocking
    • All Granite and Marble 04:27PM, Sep 10 2007 tom: It's all interconnected to the upper part of the island.
  • Erika 09:56AM, Sep 4 2007 Do you have any additional examples of two-tiered islands where the lower part is a table? Thank you.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:47PM, Sep 6 2007 Erika: Usually it's the other way around. The top part is a bar/table.
  • Linda 02:38PM, Jul 27 2007 HI I have off white cabinets and distressed black center island and stove hood. I'm just starting to look at granite and don't know where to start?A
    • All Granite and Marble 07:52PM, Jul 27 2007 Linda: You are in the best place to start looking. Take a look at our galleries of completed project to get some ideas about color schemes, look through a video section for more inspirations and play with our 2D showroom tools to try out your different color schemes and idea and then use our stone selector tool to look for the right combinetion of grnaite colors with the cabinets.
  • Harold 12:00PM, Jul 27 2007 I'd like to know what the size of this island is and what is the style called since I would like to use it to get an estimate from your site.
    • All Granite and Marble 07:43PM, Jul 27 2007 Harold: I don't know the exact size of this island. The style of the edge is called cove-dupont. You can get the exact estimate by faxing us over drawings of your countertops at 201-440-6855.
  • marge 05:11PM, Jul 24 2007 can you suggest some black granite with speckles in gold or beige..... I can't seem to find to much in black granite......can you suggest something
    • All Granite and Marble 01:46PM, Jul 25 2007 marge: I think the best choice would be Black Galaxy. Black Granite with gold/copper speckles.
  • marge 05:08PM, Jul 24 2007 i have been trying to find uba tuba on your list of stones to get a closer look but cannot find it more greem or black its hard to tell from the picture you have on line.......
    • All Granite and Marble 01:45PM, Jul 25 2007 marge: Uba Tuba is also called Butterfly.,72.html You may take a look at different variations of Butterfly. Some of them are darker some lighter, more or less green.
  • ANG 04:27PM, Jul 2 2007 I am getting the uba tuba granite installed. I was wondering if you think a black granite (color is called slate I believe) undermount sink would look okay or if I should go with stainless steel?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:42AM, Jul 11 2007 ANG: That depends of the style of the kitchen. Stainless steel will look good with everything. Slate sink may fit in nicely especially if your kitchen is a little country styled.
  • All Granite and Marble 09:13AM, Apr 19 2007 Try Costa Esmeralda or Verde Sequoia.
  • Judy 04:28PM, Apr 18 2007 I love this style, not too much of the marble effect which I don't like. Do you have something similar with more beige and brown tones - possibly a bit lighter? Cabinets are oak - well lit kitchen, hardwood floors - lighter color. Rest of house has brown tones
  • Susan 02:33PM, Jan 16 2007 I think I understand now. I brought home a sample which the quarry person told me was uba tuba green (or "verde"). It looks mostly black which is fine with me. I was worried that my eyes were deceiving me. I guess the bottom line is not what it's called but how it looks to me, right? Thanks!
  • Susan 01:40AM, Jan 15 2007 Is the Uba Tuba shown here verde? I have a sample of uba verde which looks more black than green but I wonder if there is such a thing as straight black uba tuba. I like what's shown in this photo very much. thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:29PM, Jan 16 2007 Susan: Uba Tuba has many variations depending on which quarry it came from. We don't usually assign any specific names to these though. All of them will have varying degrees of black and green.
  • Pam 08:36PM, Oct 24 2006 I have oak cabinets and are planning on getting the Uba Tuba counters. Would you suggest having a black cast iron sink or satin finish stainless steal sink with it? I'm leading towards the stainless steal fixtures with the gold tones. Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 07:02AM, Oct 25 2006 Pam, cast iron will need extensive support. It cannot be installed by just anchoring it to the granite like you would with a stainless steel sink. So I'm leaning towards stainless steel as well.