(Closed) Really upset about the color granite I chose for our kitchen :(

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like it a lot! I am having the same trouble with picking things for our house… I want the house to look like an issue of Country Living lol I think that the espresso dining table will look nice with the counters. Maybe you could add a punch of the green into the kitchen (especially if your kitchen/dining and living room all flow together) ? It is hard to combine two households with all of our new wedding gifts! Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That granite in the picture looks like it has a lot of tan in it to me. Granite is very versatile, and so I think no matter what color it is, it can match most different types of decor. I’m sure it will look great! Good luck & congrats!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Awwww Lees! I agree with @julialimei that granite is so versatile and it isn’t just a solid black by the looks of it. I think your theme will be just fine and it sounds love πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh girl I was picturing a full-on solid black, that will totally work!! Just put a bowl or some accents on the counters that are cream/green and it will pull the lighter colors out of the granite. That’s one of the best parts about granite, you really can use it with SO many different color combos! πŸ™‚ Sounds like you’re jumping right into nesting after the wedding, it’s so much fun to make your house a home, have fun and take lots of pictures for us! πŸ˜€

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It can be hard to get everything done and feel like “oooh I should’ve done this…or that…” I’ve totally gone through that with our house. The thing is, just focus on the great parts, just like the rest of us said we didn’t notice that the granite has black in it, most likely your guests won’t either. Just enjoy having such a beautiful home, there may be things you don’t 100% like but that’s just something you can turn into a long-term goal (trust me, I’ve got PUH-LENTY of those haha!). You obviously have wonderful taste so don’t stress too much! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honey check out our kitchen. We put black granite countertops in, and I think your style is very similar to mine. Our floors are a very dark espresso wood too, and I think it works. Our accent color (once we recieve wedding gifts) is red.

Instead of loading the pictures, I’m giving you the blog link πŸ™‚

http://courtneyscontent.blogspot.com/2009/10/grand-tour.html

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

PS It really is a beautiful kitchen! I’m sure once you start adding your personal touch to it, you’ll feel better about it. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Totally random, but wheres your fridge?! lol

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I think almost every color of granite goes with almost everything…I love how versatile it is!

Plus, it will look a LOT different once there are are other items on the counter.  For example, I absolutely HATED the backsplash in my first house and did not think I could live with it.  Well, once I had all my canisters, etc. up, I barely thought about it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

i like the darker color better, personally. if you wanted to lighten up the look of it, why not get some nice white (or another matching color) chargers and accessories for your counter tops (say, in the corner) or on top of the cabinets? Plus you could always add a backsplash.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

When you were saying black granite, I was picturing the typical solid black, to me that pic looks more tan anyway πŸ™‚

I also like a country style kitchens, and don’t know if you want to do this….but you could paint the cabs white! I love the look of white cabs, so country fresh!

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Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it looks great. It’s a nice, neutral type of granite that appeals to everyone. When you put things in your home like cabinets, granite, big-ticket type items, personally, I am always concerned about retail value. I don’t want the big downer in my home to be the very-uniquely-me permanent or expensive item i just had installed b/c i know not everyone shares the same taste. Your “look” will look great with the granite!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

If it helps, I’ve lived in two condos, onw similiar to the color you have now, and black. The black granite was a PAIN IN THE A$$ to clean. It showed every breadcrumb- every streak- we even used special (read: expensive) granite cleaner and it still streaked!

The color you chose has the opposite and easier problem- you can’t tell if there are crumbs on the counter until you look very closely. As long as you clean regularly- that’s an easy solution.

You made the right choice!

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