Neutral Granite Countertops

Understated but decidedly classic, the neutral granite countertop manages to make a bold statement in spite of its quiet color palette.

Neutral Kitchen Island

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

A neutral color scheme says a few things about a kitchen design: It will be subtle, versatile and classic. The elegance of a neutral granite countertop lends itself to a palette composed of brown, beige, gold, tan and cream colors. This countertop style is often the most popular amongst granite choices because of its ability to complement a wide range of kitchen designs.

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Neutral granite countertops include a number of stone colors, including names like Colonial Gold, Harvest Cream, Madurai Gold, Brown Pearl and Stormy Night. Each dealer will classify these stone types differently with the most simple label being "brown" or "yellow."

If you are seeking a classic kitchen scheme, like white or light wood cabinetry paired with subdued wall colors, then you may want to consider a neutral countertop to complete your kitchen design. Country style, rustic and contemporary kitchens can also all work well with a neutral granite countertop.

One thing to consider when choosing your countertops is how you will be using the surface. For example, if you will be spending a lot of time with food preparation and entertaining guests, then you may want to choose a neutral granite countertop that has a pattern in order to hide some of the inevitable marks that will result from normal wear and tear.

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