(Closed) Need help with our new kitchen!

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: What color granite?
    #1 : (29 votes)
    40 %
    #2 : (17 votes)
    23 %
    #3 : (14 votes)
    19 %
    #4 : (7 votes)
    10 %
    #5 : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I like #1 the caledonia! With brown cabinets and brown floors, I wouldn’t want any shades of brown in the granite. Just my opinion, though. 

    Post # 4
    3860 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like #2 because it picks up the warm tones in the cabinets. Pretty!

    Post # 5
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Option 1!  i dont think the browns go well with the cabinets if you want to keep it airy go with grey


    Post # 6
    9950 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012



    As this is something IMO you really have to see / compare in person… does your Home Builder have a Sales Office where they show all the decor options… and you can put things side-by-side ?

    Another alternative would be to visit a BIG Box Home Improvement Store like Home Depot or Lowes where you can do the same thing.


    Look around on-line… even just GOOGLE – Kitchen Granite Countertops – and you can browse a lot of sample rooms at once.

    OR you could use my NEW Favourite Home Renovation Inspiration… PINTEREST… oodles of great pics on there to look at.

    Hope this helps (somewhat),

    PS… LOVE your floors… we have Hardwood now on our entire main floor, including the Kitchen and we love it.  Warm & Welcoming !!


    Post # 7
    180 posts
    Blushing bee

    I like #1 – complimentary but not too matchy-matchy – I don’t like the cranberry in #3

    Post # 8
    2948 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I LOVE 3 it’s so pretty:) the first granite looks too busy to me. 


    Post # 9
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Honestly, none of them wow me (but I’m pretty so take that with a grain of salt).  If I HAD to pick one, it would probably be #2.  Are those your only choices?

    Post # 12
    5789 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Are you trying to decide from just these small samples? You really need to go to the granite yard and have them pull slabs for you, as they look really different in larger pieces. Some have heavy graining or more ‘movement’ to them, and those small samples can be very deceiving.


    You’ll be living with it for a long time, so I think you need to find one that is pretty neutral so you don’t find yourself being locked into using one color for accents. It will also be better for resale if you decide to move.

    Looks like we were posting at the same time. Now that I’ve seen the new pictures, I like #4 the best. It really adds some interest!

    Post # 15
    5789 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Leonard2B:  One of my friends and her husband picked one that they thought they both loved, but after it was installed, he decided he hated it and wanted it ripped out and redone immediately. He was driving her crazy, but he insisted that’s the one that would look best (and he’s a realtor so thought he was so savvy). lol It had a lot of reds and pinks in it, so I don’t know why they thought you magically wouldn’t notice those colors once installed.


    I’ve had mine for 13 years and I never get tired of it. We have Kashmir White.


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