Touch a slab of granite. The cool and often slick surface of the stone belies a history that goes back millions of years. Created deep beneath the earth’s crust when molten lava combined with natural minerals, granite comes from quarries throughout the world. With an assortment of tones and hues, and veining that runs from the sublime to the dramatic, no two slabs of granite are alike. Granite can form the basis of your kitchen design or can meld easily into an existing color scheme.
Black granite adds dimension to a kitchen with its depth of color. Solid black granite pulls the eye deep into the slab and contrasts well with cabinetry that spans the color spectrum. Create a modern kitchen of black granite and white cabinets, complete with a checkerboard floor and a backsplash of crystal and black glass tiles. Use red as a highlight color. Granite that’s black with bronze speckles complements honey-colored cabinetry. Tumbled marble tiles in sand with pink overtones, and flooring of the same color, unite the lighter colors while highlighting the counter tops. Some black granite has veins of gray or white; this opens kitchen decor choices to include white or stainless