Whether you are considering a new kitchen or looking to give your current kitchen a fresh lease of life, a perfectly matched granite kitchen worktop can give your kitchen the wow factor and become its centrepiece.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so they say, where we cook, entertain, work, and even let children do homework or crafts. But creating you dream kitchen can be overwhelming with so many options to consider. From flooring, wall colour, kitchen cabinets, fixtures and fittings, appliances, the options are endless. And then, of course, there’s your choice of worktop.

On top of this, redesigning your kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms to fund, and can add value to your home, so you want to ensure all elements complement each other to create the style you wish to achieve. The last thing you want is to be disappointed with the end result which you could be left to live with for years or even decades.

Granite worktops are not only great for longevity, but they complement or contrast virtually any kitchen design beautifully with their range of natural colours and unique patterns. Below we look at some ways in which a granite kitchen worktop can create the perfect foundation and set the tone for your dream kitchen.

Planning a New Kitchen

If you are planning a new kitchen and have you heart set on a granite worktop, then many interior design experts recommend choosing this first, then build your kitchen around it.

Why? Granite is a natural stone, and each slab features its own pattern and colours that will make your kitchen unique. Regardless of the style you want to achieve (country, chic or modern), you will find it easier to match all the other elements of the kitchen to the granite worktop you have chosen.
However, if you are just looking to change your worktop around your existing kitchen, then granite worktops come in a range of natural colours and patterns so finding the perfect worktop for your kitchen is still achievable. Or, you may want to consider a manmade quartz kitchen worktop instead, which can provide a greater range of colours and patterns and give a similar finish and look.

Choose Contrasting Colours for Your Kitchen Cabinets and Granite Worktop

When matching your kitchen cabinets with your kitchen worktop or vice-versa, the most popular option is to choose contrasting colours so that you have real definition within your kitchen.

White Granite Worktops

Recent trends have seen many opting for grey or darker colour kitchen cabinets which can be contrasted well with white or beige granite worktops. Lighter colour granite kitchen worktops are also fantastic for smaller kitchens with limited natural lighting.

Black Granite Worktops

One of the more classic combinations that is hugely popular is to pair black granite kitchen worktops with white or lighter coloured cabinets. Black granite worktops are also very versatile when contrasting against a range of natural wooden finish cabinets for a more traditional look.

Grey Granite Worktops

Grey granite worktops are a very popular choice as they are both neutral and contrast or compliment a range of different colour kitchen cabinets. Grey kitchen worktops contrast well with white kitchen units or lighter natural wood finishes to create light, modern kitchen finishes.

Remember, granite is a natural stone that includes a range of colours, patterns, and markings alongside its base colour. Sometimes it is more appropriate to match the marking and pattern colour with the other elements within the kitchen rather than the base colour of the stone to get that perfect look.

Granite Worktops for a Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands are not only great for entertaining or catching up while cooking. For many they are the centre piece and stand out feature of a kitchen.
To help a kitchen island really stand out as the focal point of the room, many designs incorporate an island with contrasting colour cabinets or worktops when compared to the rest of the kitchen.

Displaying contrasting colours of granite in your kitchen is a fantastic way to bring even more elegance regardless of style.

Choosing Your Granite Worktop

As every piece of granite is different due to its natural source, we strongly recommend visiting a workshop or showroom to view this for yourself and not online.

This will enable you to not only seek expert advice but take away samples and photos of the larger granite slabs, so you can see the patterns and colours in all its beauty.

You can then visit your chosen kitchen cabinet or flooring suppliers with the sample to gain inspiration for your kitchen cabinets and flooring options.
We also recommend taking the granite sample home and placing it in various parts of the kitchen at different times of day so you can see how it looks in both natural light and lights to ensure you are happy with your choice.

If you have already chosen your kitchen cabinets, then see if you can take a sample to your chosen granite suppliers show room to help match with the range of natural stones on offer to get the perfect match for your kitchen.

Beautiful Granite Worktops with Expert Advice

At Norfolk Granite Works, our range of granite and quartz worktops are built to last. With proper care and maintenance, they can really go the distance, ensuring your kitchen will look stunning for longer.

Get in touch with us today and see if we could replace your kitchen countertops and create the kitchen of your dreams.