Two Different Granite Colors in the Kitchen


If you're remodeling your kitchen or building the space from the ground up and want to include granite countertops, there are a few ways to include two granite colors in the space. Pairing warm and dark neutral tones together or choosing an unconventional granite color for a specific counter or kitchen island helps to add character to the kitchen space and will complement the rest of the room's color palette.

Complementary Light Neutrals

  • Two light-colored neutral shades add subtle color to the kitchen; choosing granite counters with separate swirl patterns lends more texture to the space. For instance, light yellow granite with swirls of slate gray and classic white for the kitchen island will complement the medium tan granite countertops accented with darker shades of brown you've installed in the rest of the kitchen space. If cool neutrals like gray and white are part of the kitchen color scheme, choose classic white granite swirled with light gray for the counters near the stove or microwave, and adorn the counters that hold smaller appliances like canisters or the toaster and blender with gray granite that features flecks of black and white, which keeps the color scheme consistent and provides different granite patterns without overwhelming the space.

Complementary Dark Neutrals

  • Deep shades of brown for granite counters include chocolate, which features deep red and medium brown flecks. You can reserve this granite for the kitchen island or main kitchen counter, and furnish the rest of the counters in the space with a complementary granite shade like Coffee Imperial, which is a near-black brown with swirls of black and charcoal gray. For a classic black and white kitchen, choose black granite for the longest or most prominent counters in the space. The swirls of white and light gray will complement the charcoal gray granite counters surrounding the stove as well as the classic white or ivory kitchen walls.

Warm Colors

  • Hues on the warm side of the color wheel like orange and red make impressive kitchen granite countertops as well. Rust orange granite swirled with slate gray and off-white are a pretty addition to a kitchen painted in a neutral color like cocoa or tan. Including sheets of red granite in between the orange counter covers makes both colors the main feature without appearing excessive.

Cool Colors

  • Cool shades like blue and green in granite countertops give a colorful but refined look to the kitchen. Bluish-gray granite counters with tinges of black are an aesthetically pleasing complement to a charcoal gray kitchen. A kitchen island topped with green granite that features swirls of gray, brown and gold match the kitchen's main neutral color and add more texture to the space.

Complementary Warm and Cool Colors

  • Warm and cool shades that look good together, like red and green or orange and blue, make attractive granite counters as well. For a galley-style kitchen, adorn the cabinets on one side in a red Bordeaux granite with bronze and dark brown swirls; install granite counters in hunter green with ivory and black flecks on the other side. Or brighten up the kitchen space with orange granite counters with golden yellow and copper accents, and reserve the blue granite with chocolate brown swirls and pewter flecks for the kitchen island countertop.

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