(Closed) Need help with our new kitchen!

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  • poll: What color granite?

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  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m not a fan of the light-colored speckled granites, but that’s just me.  In my old townhouse I had similar maple cabinets and similar colored floors as yours.  I decided to go with contrast and got a dark brown quartz.  I think it was called something like Vila Brown and the manufacturer was DuPont Zodiaq.  The dark color really helped add some interest since the cabinets and the floors were both in the same color family.  My opinion is that if you go with light colored granite, it is all just going to blend in together and kind of look blah.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Out of the new pics i like the first the best! 

    Post # 20
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Based on your pictures of full kitchens, I like #2 the best (but it is closely followed by #1).

    Post # 21
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    Newbee

    If you want light and airy as you mention in your original post, I would suggest a lighter granite than the ones you have listed so far.  A previous poster mentioned Kashmir White, or I really like Bianco Romano, which is very reasonably priced:

     

    https://www.google.com/search?q=bianco+romano+granite&client=firefox-a&hs=ElN&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=jUiWUbahM7Sx4APs6IGoDw&ved=0CDsQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=863

    Post # 22
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am going to be totally honest. I think most granite looks like vomit.

    We just reno’d our kitchen and went with a solid color Caesarstone.

    Our walls are light grey, one wall a deep charcoal grey white cabinets and grey Caesarstone.

    For your cabinets I would choose white Caesarstone.

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @Leonard2B:  I have #3 in my kitchen now along with honey oak cabinets and pale tile floors. Honestly, it’s a bit monotone and boring for me (we’re renting the house, but if it was mine, I’d keep the coutnertops and just stain the cabinets a dark cherry brown color to bring out the cranberry speckles in the granite). I prefer some contrast between the cabinets, flooring, and countertops. Since your floors and cabinets will be a warm honey color, I’d suggest adding interest with a contrasting counter top, either light or dark. My parents’ kitchen is similar to #5 (except their granite is black with champagne/gold flecks) and it looks stunning. 

    I like #5 best, followed by #2, then #3. Good luck!!

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You definitely need some contrast. I know you want light and airy, but you don’t want everything to be washed out and blinding. There are some beautiful darker granites that have a different pattern to them if you dono’t like the speckled look (personally my least favorite granite pattern).

     

    There are other solid surface options as well that just as nice as granite. I’ve specified Wilsonart solid surface in alot of commercial projects and it holds up wonderfully, there are just as many color options and many have a quick turn around!

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted #1 but #4 would also look good!

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