Granite Selection Help Please

ahkimMarch 20, 2014

Hello, we just finalized our kitchen layout and the last decision is the granite. After looking at many photos on Houzz, we like the light granite on white cabinets, better than dark granite.

The standard included granite is silver-grey, which is pretty dark. We can upgrade ($1200) to the following three white granites:

1. Bianco Romano (favorite)
2. Wine River
3. Colonial River (least favorite)
4. Silver-Grey (stock-dark)

The problem is that our designer thinks the white granites don't fit with the kitchen. I'd like to hear what others think. Do any of these clash? or work?

First photo on top is our kitchen with the Grey Walls.


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I agree with your favorite choice.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 3:32AM
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I don't understand why your designer thinks it doesn't work. Did he/she give you an explanation other than it doesn't work? I think they all would look great with white cabinets!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 8:29AM
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Agree. What is the designer seeing that we are not? Are you cabinets creamy or whiter?

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 8:32AM
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Our kitchen set up looks very similar except we don't have the pantry on the right. We are also getting white cabinets and planning on River White granite. I think it will look great. We may be painting BM Revere Pewter but won't decide that until all cabinets and granite is in.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 9:17AM
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I like your favorite choice too.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 9:30AM
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Thanks for the replies. We picked the Bianco Romano and the exact slab just now.

The designer's concern was the red/purple dots not tying into the rest of the kitchen, or the paint color. But we brought a paint sample and it looks fine.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 2:38PM
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Must be my monitor, I don't see any wine or purple. I see grey, pinky-beige and small bits of white.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 9:35PM
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Great choice. That's a beautiful slab, much prettier than your initial pics.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:13PM
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I love the Bianco Romano Counter with your cabinets! That is one of my favorite counters. I love the beautiful slab you picked out.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 12:28AM
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I think I know what your designer means. My White River slabs have the purple/garnet dots too. They are hard to see in a photo like that of the whole slab, but they are pretty prominent when you are actually looking at the stone close up. I'm not going to fuss about it though. I'm doing cream/offwhite walls, and grey stained cabinets. Because the base colours of my slabs have grey and some gold, there's quite a bit to work with in terms of tying into various shades of white/cream, and I assume the same is the case with your stone. I don't feel like I need to have purple/garnet elsewhere.

Your slab is very beautiful.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 1:45AM
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