White Granite Countertops

Pure and absolutely classic, white granite is the top choice in the traditional kitchen setting.

Modern Kitchen with white granite countertops and white kitchen cabinets, black tiled backsplash.

White Granite Countertop

Modern Kitchen with white granite countertops and white kitchen cabinets, black tiled backsplash.

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Classic and timeless, white granite countertops have been a prime choice in many kitchen designs throughout the years.

Elegant White Kitchen

Elegant Kitchen With White Cabinets and White Ice Granite Countertops

A subtle glazing enhances the visual appeal of the creamy white, beaded cabinet doors in this elegant kitchen. White ice granite slab backsplashes and countertops brighten the color palette of pale creams and whites, adding drama and textural interest.

Photo by: Dale Lang

Dale Lang

Consider Granite Color Variations

White granite countertops are similar to any granite surface in that they are luxurious and durable. If you are seeking a neutral-toned countertop, but don't necessarily need stark white, then consider a beige granite countertop. Beige countertops incorporate various shades of white and brown to give it a versatility that works well in a number of kitchen designs.

White Transitional Kitchen with Granite Countertops and Open Shelving

Small Kitchen With White Cabinets and Open Shelving

This smart kitchen design makes the most of a small space with a pantry concealed by tall white cabinets and shelves for cookbooks.

White Granite Can Add Brightness

Light granite countertops are also ideal for giving a smaller kitchen area a brighter look. The fresh color makes a room feel open and airy, providing a welcome atmosphere. If your cabinetry is dark, then you might consider white granite countertops so that the room doesn't get the "stuffy" feeling that could come from having too many dark tones in the color palette.

Modern Kitchen With Brown & White Cabinets & White Countertops

Modern Gray Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances

HGTV's Flip It To Win It featured this modern gray kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sleek brown and white cabinets.

From: Flip It to Win It

Photo by: Tomas Ovalle / Associated Press

Tomas Ovalle / Associated Press

White Granite Works in Both Traditional and Modern Spaces

While white granite is certainly a classic countertop, the surface can also work well in a modern kitchen design. Consider pairing it with dark wood cabinets to establish a contemporary theme.

White Kitchen With Orange Tulips

White Open Plan Transitional Kitchen With Tulips

In a white kitchen, it's helpful to incorporate texture as it visually breaks up the stretches of cabinetry and walls. Glass-front cabinet doors and granite countertops do the job nicely in this pretty kitchen.

Photo by: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Marie Flanigan Interiors

Consider Your Lifestyle Before Making a Granite Selection

Be sure to consider how you will be using the countertops when choosing your granite. If you will be spending a lot of time with food preparation and entertaining guests, then you may want to choose a light 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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