Featured Image: Monte Cristo Satin Grey Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
Granite countertops have long-standing appeal for many homeowners looking to add elegance, durability and an upscale feel to their kitchens and bathrooms. Granite offers a natural, one-of-a-kind quality that makes your space unique, along with a timeless appearance that shows no sign of going out of style.
If you recently installed a classic grey granite countertop in your home or business (or you’re planning to soon), you might be searching for some design inspiration to help those new counters shine and stand out. Read on for some tips and ideas on how to complement your grey granite countertops with the perfect wall color, cabinets, appliances, décor and more.
The Appeal of Grey Granite Countertops
Granite’s a countertop classic, and grey is an extremely versatile color. It’s no wonder the two go hand-in-hand so beautifully. We love grey granite counters because they’re the best of both worlds: stunning enough to complement your modern, updated kitchen like the Monte Cristo Satin and timeless enough that they won’t feel outdated in a few years.
As a gorgeous natural stone, granite is available in a huge range of colors and styles, many of which feature grey backgrounds or patterns. Whether you’re looking for something soft and subdued or a stone that’s more dramatic, granite offers something for everyone.
Image: Kalahari Grey Granite Bathroom Countertop from Arizona Tile
Benefits of a Grey Color Scheme
Using grey tones as the basis for your kitchen color palette or bathroom design is an excellent idea. Grey offers contemporary appeal and unique versatility, with tones ranging from near-white to deep charcoal and including both warm and cool undertones. Grey certainly does not equal boring. Hues like greige, taupe, slate and grey-green create a dreamy, chic look that is far from drab. And no matter what grey color scheme you ultimately choose, it’s easy to update the look with new décor and accents as trends change down the road.
Once you’ve found your favorite grey granite, make it the star of your kitchen or bathroom by planning the rest of the room around it.
Complementing Grey Countertops
Here are a few of our favorite ideas for designing a kitchen that complements those grey granite counters.
- Cabinets: Many types and colors of cabinets look great with grey granite. We’re particularly fond of a two-tone grey look, but whitewashed wood, pure white and even traditional wood tones can create a beautiful contrast. When choosing your cabinet color or finish, just be sure to select a tone that matches the warmth or cool undertone of your countertops. A very warm stain may clash with cool grey counters, for instance.
- Appliances: Thankfully, your options are pretty open when it comes to choosing the best appliances to pair with your grey counters. Stainless steel is the popular choice, but black or white appliances can also work well with a grey palette if that’s more your style. Consider whether you want your appliances to stand out or blend in with the cabinet and counters, and go from there.
Image: Marrakesh Grey Glossy Mix Tile from Arizona Tile
- Backsplashes: If you’re worried about a grey kitchen or bathroom feeling dull, add instant elegance and visual interest with a patterned backsplash. We love the look of a grey granite countertop against a gorgeous Marrakesh Grey tile.
- Walls: Unless you prefer the seamlessness of an all-one-tone color palette, a good rule of thumb is that your walls should gently contrast your cabinets. If you want white cabinets, a soft grey might be a good choice. If your cabinets are dark grey, try white walls in a coordinating cool or warm tone.
See how your favorite grey granite countertops will look in your kitchen or bathroom space with the Just Imagine Visualizer from Arizona Tile.