White granite countertops are touted for the greatest kitchen designs.
When most people think of white kitchen countertops, they are conjuring up images of marble, rather than granite. Needless to say, marble countertops are beautiful in any home, but they aren’t the only option. White granite countertops can be just as beautiful, and sometimes even more beautiful than their marble counterparts.
Marble tends to fair better in bathrooms or low traffic areas, simply because it is more porous than granite, and therefore stains much easier. Granite, on the other hand, is great for kitchens because it is a harder rock that can withstand heat and water far better than its other stone counterparts. This certainly doesn’t mean that you should neglect marble, if you are truly set on having it. What it simply means, is that you have options. There are white granite countertops that can give you the same look that you were hoping to achieve with marble.
Take a look at the kitchens below to help you decide whether you’d like white granite countertops, or whether marble is the right choice for you.
Waterfall Edge For Your White Granite Countertops?
This simplistic, but beautiful kitchen uses a waterfall edge to dress up the room. This highly veined marble is rather expensive, and while it is an incredible look, it can also be done with granite in a similar look. Our Perla Venata granite could do this kitchen design just as much justice.
Complementary Tones For A Contemporary Countertops
The great thing about using white granite, or even marble, is that it is so easy to match it with any colored cabinet. Gray, in particular, looks extraordinary with white countertops. In this photo, you can see that the light veining in the granite matches perfectly with the contemporary countertops, while at the same time matching the tiled backsplash on the far wall. Allowing the countertops and the cabinets to compliment each other in such a way has created a cohesive look that can truly be achieved in any home. Whether you use granite or marble in this design doesn’t matter. Picking the sometimes singular hints of color from the stone and tying those colors into the rest of the design can go a long way.
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White Granite Countertops With An Earthy Accents
By far, one of the most gorgeous ways to use white granite countertops is to pair it with wood. Whether it be shelves, cabinets, or a kitchen island, it will always turn out beautifully. The small details put into the rounded corners near the cabinets and the paneling and details in the kitchen island, all work together to create a very delicate kitchen design.
Modern Home Theme Options: Granite Countertops With White Cabinets
As you can see from this picture, the rest of the home carries the same design qualities as the kitchen. The fireplace looks to be wrapped in a white subway tile, just as the backsplash over the stove. The butcher block part of the countertop matches the eat-in kitchen table, and the wooden bookshelf you can barely see in what must be the living room. It’s an important concept of the design flow that should be considered when renovating or updating your kitchen. The great thing about white countertops, is that they will match almost any design. In fact, having an all white kitchen is one of the most popular options among homeowners.
You can read more on white kitchens with our article: Death To The White Kitchen? Why A Modern White Kitchen Will Always Remain Popular.
Break Up The Space With Modern Cabinets/Shelves
Without the white countertops in this kitchen, the space might seem a bit too dark. Also, by having the white countertop, it breaks the space up between a dark base and a light top. Below the countertops are dark cabinets, floors, and stove. Yet above there is light and open shelving. It is important to have both elements in your kitchen.
Whether you choose marble or granite countertops, there is no argument that white countertops are some of the most beautiful.
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