Concerned about making a big investment in granite counters for fear 10 or 20 years down the road your kitchen will look dated? You won’t be the first to overthink a kitchen update. An extremely durable surface that is known laugh in the face of daily wear-and-tear from Egypt’s Great Pyramids to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, you can rest assured no one will giggle at your granite counters in the near or distant future.
Granite Counters Bring Natural Charisma to Denver Homes
The natural surface of granite counters won’t become dated. Why? Unlike trendy countertop materials, which follow yearly trends, new granite slabs are unearthed daily, each one unique and finite in its availability as it is quarried. Colors and patterns hit the market as they are unearthed in varying quantities, some never to be seen again, making each slab of granite more akin to a limited edition art piece than this season’s tile and wall color favorites.
Assure Stylish Longevity with Granite Countertops
That being said, putting a little forethought into the selection of your granite counters can help you avoid current and future design blunders. To ensure a look that lasts, focus on a creating a beautiful space with a classic style over simply jumping on the latest trend bandwagon. Opt for a design you love, keeping in mind how changing things like wall color and appliances down the road will affect the feel of your kitchen and the look of your stone. This design approach will ensure a kitchen design that will remain relevant for years to come.
A classic choice
Granite counter styles that are tried and true, or “classic,” are where it’s at for kitchen design. This space is the one place in your home you want to be very careful about trendy choices (think 70s avocado green and 90s country pink). What trends have staying power?
- Classic white
You can’t go wrong with white. Clean and fresh, it’s not just a top choice for cabinets – layering on white: white cabinets, white backsplashes, and white granite countertops – is a tried and true combination that goes with everything and will never go out of style.
- Neutral gray
Sleek and sophisticated, gray color schemes, though tricky, offer color and depth in a flexible package. For a cool feel, pair it with whites, or warm things up with the inclusion of warm woods or red and yellow color palettes. Neutral and close enough to white, grays have staying power that can’t be beat.
You don’t have to miss out. Just take advantage of other, more convenient color avenues: Accent walls, window treatments, artwork, a vibrant area rug, or chair cushions easily liven up space – without the need to reinvent the wheel (or renovate your kitchen) when color preferences or styles change.
Selecting the right granite counters is a personal and long-lasting decision. To make the remodeling process as simple and convenient as possible, try our free online design tool to discover the enduring flexibility of granite colors in your kitchen design scheme, or visit your area Granite Imports showroom today.