30 Aug How to choose the right colour Granite Worktop for your kitchen
Granite is an igneous stone that makes up 70-80 per cent of the Earth’s crust. The precise origin and process of granite formation is currently under debate, with some speculating that it takes millions of years to form, and others just 1,000 to 100,000 years to form. But whatever the case, there’s no debating the fact that granite has been used by human beings for a very long time. For example, granite was used to build some of the pyramids of Ancient Egypt and the temples in which people worshipped. Today granite continues to be used, with one of the most popular applications being for kitchen worktops.
Now, you may be wondering why we provided a brief history of granite above. The reason for this is that we want you to know the prevalence of granite with regards to the earth and us humans. We wanted to offer you a perspective, so that you aren’t shocked when we tell you that there are thousands of granite colours to choose from. Yes, that’s right; the earth has produced an awful lot of granite over its lifespan.
The colours available range from whites to blacks, and from pinks to yellows. However, none of the colours are ‘artificial’, in the sense that they are bright. They are all natural and organic. If you want a bright yellow or aurora white worktop, you’re going to need to look at quartz worktops, which can be made to your specifications, or purchased off-the-shelf.
Choosing the Right Colour Granite Worktop
Whenever we talk to customers looking for a high-end kitchen, we always offer the same advice: Go for a colour granite which will stand the test of time; a colour that will look as fresh as it does now in the years’ to come. White and black granites are safe options with regards to this. We also recommend that you choose a colour granite which matches the rest of your home, and especially the exterior. So for example, if you have sandstone walls or similar, go for a light-coloured granite, so that it blends in.
Playing it safe is not the only option you have though. There are reds, yellows, pinks and oranges out there, should you want these.
Our Granite Colours
We have partnered with International Stones to offer a huge range of granite colours to you. You can view a brief selection of our most popular colours here. However, we actually offer much more than these, which you can see here. We can source any granite from International Stones for you. We can source stones from Angola, Brazil, India and Norway and many other countries, and we can also source samples for you to review.
To speak to one of our experts about granite worktops, call us on 0113 873 0102 today.