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Five Granite Colors for Light Colored Kitchens

Albert Garcia • Sep 05, 2017

Granite countertops all possess unique qualities which can transform the look and feel of a kitchen. However, finding the right granite countertop to complement your house’s interior can be difficult. If you have never remodeled your home before, or have no prior knowledge of the vast variety of granite available, you are not alone. With so many different styles, patterns, and colors to choose from, you may not know where to even begin looking. If you are considering remodeling your kitchen countertops, but are lost as to which type of granite would fit your home best, we have written this article specifically for you, so that you can make an informed decision that you will continue to love.

At Royal Granite, we have helped countless families and individuals around Woodstock and its surrounding areas increase the value of their home by finding the best style of granite to elevate their home’s aesthetics. We provide customers with the best prices on granite countertops, and have expertly trained staff on hand who possess over 10 years of collective knowledge. If you would like to learn more about our available granite slabs, or would like to receive a free in-home estimate for your next kitchen remodel, contact our friendly staff today. To learn more about five unique granite colors that complement lighter colored kitchens, continue reading more below!


If your house’s kitchen is lightly colored and in need of a modern twist, consider caledonia style granite for your next remodel. Caledonia is one of the most popular granite colors with a wide range of uses. This grey graphite patterned granite pairs great with white cabinets and dark wood floors, and looks incredibly natural in any modern contemporary style house. Caledonia granite has a way of subtly accenting white cabinets and will look even more stunning against a stainless steel sink.

Caledonia granite is a common granite which will cost buyers anywhere from $40 to $50 per square foot, a relatively affordable choice for many looking to transform their kitchen. If your kitchen cabinetry and appliances are on the lighter side of the color spectrum, consider choosing caledonia to offset the brightness that comes from white cupboards, ovens, and microwaves. You will be happy with your choice, as your new caledonia granite countertops will continue to shine for years to come.

Bianco Antico

This relatively affordable granite is named appropriately, as it is only found in Brazil. Similarly to caledonia granite, bianco antico is a grey hued granite with speckled features that have the potential to elevate any kitchen. While viewing the granite closer, however, you will begin to notice the unique bronze colored mineral deposits that are scattered throughout the stone. What makes bianco antico granite unique is its versatility in accommodating both darker and lighter colored kitchens alike. While this color of granite adds a touch of class to dark colored kitchens, it is also capable of transforming lighter colored kitchens into a lavish and elegant dining space.

Since bianco antico is a mid-range granite, many buyers will end up paying $60 to $70 per square foot, depending on the thickness of your granite countertop. This style of granite is a great choice for homeowners wishing to add a touch of brightness to their kitchen, while also offering dark colored accents, thanks to its unique mineral deposits.

Steel Grey

An exceptional color choice for light kitchens, Steel Grey granite offers various shades of grey, with lighter grey colors speckled throughout the stone. With a uniformly polished look, steel grey granite can be used for turning a traditional kitchen into a sleek, modern-looking work of art. Since it possesses a uniform pattern, many steel grey granite slabs have very little variation, meaning that your new countertops will look clean and concise throughout. For those looking for a granite countertop with varied character, steel grey granite may not be the best choice for you.

Quarried in India, you can find steel grey granite slabs for around $40 per square foot, and will love how well its low-profile color will complement your kitchen. While this granite may look incredibly nice when used in a lighter colored kitchen, it might not work as well in kitchens that have traditional wood-colored cabinetry. For this reason, we suggest looking online to see how others have remodeled their kitchen by using steel grey granite.

Black Pearl

When viewed from afar, black pearl granite has a jet black appearance that looks clean and professional. However, after approaching a black pearl countertop, you may start to take notice of its intricate detail and numerous colors it possesses. Black pearl granite is speckled with dashes of brown, gold, silver, green, gold, and grey, and makes a bold statement when placed in a kitchen with white cabinetry. Originating in India, black pearl granite is available in multiple finishes, making it a versatile granite with many different uses. Not only can you use black pearl granite for chic looking countertops, you can also utilize it for backsplashes, flooring, and much more.

This unique granite is covered in mineral deposits, which will easily catch the eye of friends and family who take notice of its minute differentiations. Depending on the thickness of the granite you require, black pearl granite can range anywhere from $40 to $50 per square foot, making this mid-range granite an excellent choice for those looking to make their kitchen shine.

Giallo Ornamental

For those looking for an affordable granite that still offers classy characteristics, consider looking into giallo ornamental granite. This unique granite from Brazil offers homeowners creamy and rich undertones with speckled brown minerals. When seen from afar, giallo ornamental appears to be very uniform, taking a closer look however, will reveal beautiful mottling with a substantial amount of color variation. Since giallo ornamental granite is lighter in color, it will effectively hide smudges, fingerprints, and stains much better than a darker colored granite would.

Giallo ornamental granite is very affordable, ranging from $30 to $40 per square foot, making it an excellent choice for homeowners on a budget who would still like to change the look and feel of their kitchen. If you are looking for an affordable granite that still possesses all the elegant characteristics of more expensive granite, giallo ornamental is an exceptional granite which will be sure to please you.


If you are located in Woodstock or its surrounding areas, and are searching for an affordable granite company with an unmatched level of expertise, contact Royal Granite today. We’ve brought countless homes to life with hassle-free installations and reasonable prices, and continue to do so today. To receive your free, in-home estimate on your next interior remodel, get in touch with our highly qualified staff today.

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