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Design & Decor

  • 3 Stone Design Factors

    Granite Blue Pearl

    A short consideration of three stone design factors to consider when deciding on redesigning or renovating your kitchen.

  • Edge Profiles

    Full Bullnose Counter

    One aspect of installing a new stone counter top is deciding on what type of edge you prefer. We thought it would be helpful to take a brief look at some

  • Granite Pricing

    Granite pricing seams to be all over the map. With prices varying so widely, how can you tell if you are getting a good deal? This article considers some factors.

  • Kitchen Colors

    Stones to Compliment Popular Paint Colors

    In an article in its website, HGTV comments on colors that it considers to be among the best ones to choose when selecting paint for your kitchen.

    In this article we will take a brief look at how some of the colors mentioned in that article are being used in kitchens. Additionally, we will highlight some natural stone colors that might be great ones to pair with some of the kitchens we will consider.

    Light Green & White Cabinets

    At first, it may not seem like the best color choice for a kitchen. However, there are a number of shades that can be very appealing when used in the right way, with the proper color palette. For example, consider the kitchen here:

    Green Kitchen From HGTV

    The green kitchen shown above makes great use of green and shades of brown to accent and compliment the cream colored cabinetry shown in the photo. And even though the designer chose to use butcher block style countertops, natural stone could have been just as easily selected as a countertop material.

    Baltic Brown Granite Image

    The Baltic Brown granite above is just one example of stone from our gallery of granites that could be used to compliment the green color selection featured in the kitchen above. In fact though, a variety of granites, marble, or other stone types could be used in this kitchen.

    Light Gray & White Color Palette

    The light gray and white kitchen below makes use of stone countertops that coordinate with the paint and cabinetry in this kitchen.

    Gray and White

    And even though the stone that the designer actually used makes for an effective presentation, others could have been used as well. Here are two that would have worked nicely with the kitchen in this photo:

    Rockville White Granite

    Rockville White Granite

    Antarctica Quartzite

    Antarctica Quartzite

    Rustic Black and White

    The last kitchen we will take a brief look at uses rustic dark colored wood in combination with Black and White. Additionally, the countertop in the kitchen below appears to be stone textured with a leather finish. Black natural stone can be found in an array of stone types.

    Black Cambrian

    This countertop is textured and fits very nicely with the natural wooden shelves and trim. Granite and other natural stones can be finished using stone tools and texturing brushes and/or abrasives to produce the desired effect.

    Here are some other natural stones in the color black that could be used to produce a similar look and feel:

    Black Cambrian
    Black Cambrian Granite
    Black Granite With Dikes
    Black Granite

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