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A gorgeous granite countertop can really bring a kitchen together and give it a sleek, modern look.  It is often the literal centerpiece of the room, and it is easily the most noticeable element. That’s why it is so important to choose a palette that works well with the décor, including paint, backsplash, appliances, artwork, and furnishings.

If you’re redoing your kitchen, it is a good idea to choose a granite color right away.  Because granite is multicolor, you can pick a particular piece that you feel drawn to, then choose the rest of the décor based on the colors in the flecks and veins of the slab.  This method is a lot like building an outfit around a bold statement piece.

Another great reason for picking your granite first is because it has a longer lifespan than most other things in your kitchen.  It is much easier (and less expensive) to give your kitchen a fresh coat of paint than it is to replace granite countertops. Keep that in mind, especially if you are renovating to sell your home.  Potential buyers might be turned off if they feel the granite clashes with their own style. That’s why it is so important to select something that will go with a wide range of colors and designs.

Here are some of the best options to consider in order to make sure that your granite countertops match seamlessly with the décor, now and later.


It’s no surprise that black granite made the list—after all, black goes with everything!  The especially great thing about black granite is that it can appear to be one color, but when the light shines on it, you’ll see tiny specks of silver.  That silver and black look excellent with stainless steel appliances. Also, black picture frames, bar stools, and cooking utensils will fit in well. If black countertops feel too dark, add white cabinets to brighten the place up.


White countertops give the room a bright spacious feeling, and they’re incredibly versatile.  Choose a color palette that speaks to you, with more or less blacks, browns, and grays throughout depending on what your cabinets and appliances look like.  White granite can go with any look, including brown cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, or wrought iron bar stools.


Beige granite is light enough that it doesn’t overpower the room.  It is also light enough that you can still see the splashes of black, darker brown, and silver throughout.  That mixture of colors makes it one of the most versatile choices and still provides a warm, inviting feeling to the kitchen.  You really can’t go wrong no matter how the rest of the kitchen looks.

Jewel Tone

While not as common, granite is also available in jewel tones such as reds, blues, and greens.  When paired with simple white cabinets and appliances, the bright colored countertops give the room an incredible pop.  The best part is, the rest of the décor does not have to match the exact shade of the granite—it just has to match its vibrancy.  By having a brightly colored countertop against a white backdrop, you can add fun splashes of décor around the kitchen in a wide range of colors.