Homeowners all over America have been choosing granite for their home’s countertops for several decades. In the distant past, your granite selection may have depended strictly on the stone available from your local quarry. But today’s homeowners have the opportunity to purchase granite from all over the globe. With so many colors, patterns and styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming when trying to decide which granite countertops are best for your home’s décor.
Granite countertops aren’t just beautiful, elegant and luxurious; they are also incredibly durable and resistant to stains, burns scratches and heat. At Imperial Counters, we install granite countertops in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, so we know a thing or two about choosing the right slab of granite for your unique home. That’s why some of our experts have come up with a few tips to help you along the way:
1. Pick Your Color Scheme
It’s important to incorporate your new granite countertops harmoniously with your new or existing home’s color scheme. Here are a few color tips to consider:
Dark brown cabinets should be complemented by granite countertops with an old-world look light to medium in shade or have beige or brown speckles.
Light or neutral cabinets like medium brown look great with granite countertops that are grey, white or beige.
Cherry wood cabinets look best with granite featuring rose accents.
Oak cabinets in medium or light brown look great and create an eye-catching appeal with contrasting color granite.
Whatever granite countertops you choose, avoid an exact match to your cabinets, whether it be in color or shade, as this can create a uniform, overwhelming look for the room.
2. Bring In Samples and Swatches
When you come into the Imperial Counters showroom, bring along samples of your cabinet finish, flooring, wall paint and appliances. For anything you are unable to bring in swatches of, take a photo to bring in. Then, place these samples, swatches and photos on or around the granite slab to see how it all looks together. That way, you can be sure your new granite countertops won’t contrast with the rest of the room.
3. Brighten Things Up
Consider your home’s lighting. No matter how beautiful your granite countertop selection, if your lighting is poor, you won’t be able to appreciate them as they’re meant to. Granite counters are a great way to add value to your home, so make sure you’re getting the most out of them. Ample natural light and a string of pendant lights can brighten up the room and allow your granite countertops to shine.
Are you ready to look into granite countertops for your Twin Cities home? Call us at Imperial Counters at 651-437-3903 or contact us for a Free Estimate.