Countertops act as the centerpiece of most kitchens, so that’s where many people start when considering renovations. As you consider this, know that granite is a great choice simply because it never goes out of style. In ten years, when trends undoubtedly shift, granite will hold strong. Beyond that, it’s a gorgeous, durable material that can take a lot of wear and tear.
When you’re looking into kitchen renovations, you can do one of two things: either 1) go from the ground up and start completely over with how your kitchen looks, or 2) base your upgrades around an element that already exists.
Here’s our tip: if you already have a granite countertop that’s working for you, there’s no need to replace it. You know what they say—if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
Decorating Alongside Granite
But how can you style your kitchen accordingly? In this article, you’ll find a few of our ideas on how to decorate your kitchen to complement your granite countertops.
Here are a few styles we hope you’ll love:
Since granite is a material that comes from the earth, it only makes sense that it goes well with earth tones. For example, if you have a granite countertop with a gray pattern, consider pairing it with a beach-inspired palette. White, light blue, and whitewashed wood complement a gray granite countertop well, especially if you add stainless steel appliances as the cherry on top.
You can also draw inspiration from mineral colors. If you have a warm stone-gray granite countertop, consider duck-egg green for the cabinets underneath the counter and white or gray for the top cabinets.
Warm and Rich
If you have a warm-toned granite countertop, consider pairing it with similar warm and rich hues. For example, cappuccino and taupe are great choices for surrounding cabinetry. If you want to avoid an overly dark and moody look, though, keep some of the cabinets white. This also provides some interest for the eye.
Gray countertops go well with all-white cabinets too. If you paint the surrounding walls and ceiling the same crisp white shade, you’ll come off with a clean and bright aesthetic that feels welcoming and refreshing.
You might be tempted to shy away from combining similar shades, but if you do it right, it can be amazing. If your countertop is a deep bottle green, it can act as an accent for soft mineral green on the kitchen walls. Wooden floors paired with this aesthetic provide a warm and welcoming feel.
Styling Your Granite
Since there are so many granite colorations and patterns available, the styling options are endless. For help on how to update your kitchen so it complements your countertop, get in touch with Marble Unlimited today at (919) 596-2325.