Dark Granite Countertops and Colors that Match Them – Infographic

July 7, 2022


In terms of color, as many people say, “you can’t go wrong with black.” For quite some time, dark variations of granite countertops have become an obvious choice for countertops. This is true, especially with industrial and minimalist-themed kitchens, and when paired with dark wood cabinets, one can get the same comfortable effect. Homeowners love these stone countertops because they are also highly durable, moisture-resistant, and low-maintenance.

But, is there more than the usual dark granite-wood color combinations in the kitchen? Continue reading this article by Mr. Cabinet Care to get ideas matching your dark-colored granite countertops.

Dark Granite Countertops and Colors that Match Them

Take Note of Complementary Colors

Dark granite countertops often have paint colors that match them. Manufacturers have sample strips of paint chips that can help you determine the closest match you can use for your countertop.

Use Accent Colors

To look for colors that will match your dark-colored countertops, try to study the specks and stream paints that are mixed in them. Often, you might find silvers, golds, or hues of brown and whites in it. For example, a granite countertop accented with espresso may fit coffee-colored cabinets perfectly. Doing this will also highlight these elements in your classy granite countertops.

On Brown-Colored Countertops

Homeowners often choose a great option to pair dark granite with dark-colored cabinets. You can pair this stone with any dark color cabinets, but the espresso finish gives it the depth and richness of a black cabinet without blending in too much with the granite color.

On the other end of the spectrum, homeowners also choose white. It is the most popular color for cabinets and kitchen walls which easily complements a brown-colored granite countertop. But since white can bring bland or straight-color for others, one can also opt for a taupe that can give kitchens a softer look.

Brown on brown is also a good option. Browns are known as neutral colors that provide coziness and comfort in a kitchen space. Because of that, we can say that brown is a new gray to some people.

On Black-Colored Countertops

If you’re considering installing black granite countertops, be aware that they require a different cabinet color. If you look forward to selling your home in the future, neutral colors tend to sell better. However, if you have a black granite countertop and are sure to stay as a permanent resident, you can use it with black cabinets and other contrasting colors.

Since black granite countertops also exude elegance, pairing them with wood cabinets becomes a classic, timeless look for the kitchen. But if you want a modern feel to match your black countertops, whites and grays will give it a sleek look. The latter color combination of black, white, and gray have become so famous in many countries and is often referred to as minimalism.

Bonus Tip:

Remember that choosing dark countertops tend to make a space look dark. With that, these countertops should be installed in kitchens with a large floor area and windows to let the natural light in. However, for those that still want dark-colored countertops, the best thing to do is paint the cabinets and walls with only white or light colors to make the room feel big and breathable.

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