- Derek 05:06PM, Mar 17 2012

You have a contrast between dark and light granite choices, so your first decision must me which direction you're attracted to going in more. If your kitchen is a large, open space with plenty of natural light, then you can use a dark countertop color, but if it's smaller and you do not have much natural light, then a lighter, warmer granite may be more appropriate. Right now, I am leaning toward the Tropical Brown because it's a happy medium and would compliment your wood color nicely. Hope this helps!

  • Tara 02:02PM, Mar 13 2012

    We have natural oak floors and the cabinets are maple with a mocha glaze finish and the appliances are stainless steel.  I am looking at the Black Pearl, Giallo Ornamental and Tropical Brown granite.  Do you have any suggestions which granite would look the best?

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    - Derek
    02:32PM, Sep 27 2011 Kinga's suggestions are on-point. In addition, you may want to check out Cosmic Black, Ubatuba Gold, and Imperial Coffee: http://www.Marmidicarrara.com
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    12:27PM, Sep 26 2011 Take a look at the Platinum Bahia, Bahia Brown and Astoria. All of these stones would compliment your space and work well with your design. Let me know what you think!  http://www.Marmidicarrara.com
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    - Kinga
    12:07PM, Sep 26 2011 I’m leaning towards the Imperial Coffee for your setup. Derek’s backsplash suggestion is excellent! It will bring the space together so well. Another beautiful choice would be tumbled travertine or brown slate. Let us know what you think!
  • Diane 03:17AM, Sep 24 2011 I had my kitchen cabinets refinished to french country with rustic looking hardware.  My kitchen floor is made from old brick and the adjoining flooring is old pine flooring.  Any suggestions on what color granite counter tops would look well so it doesn't look to busy?
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    02:55PM, Sep 22 2011 I'd use a darker granite color to offset the golden highlights in your cabinetry. Options such as Tropical Brown, Butterfly Antique, and Imperial Coffee come to mind. For the backsplash, my suggestion is a Mocha Splitface Versailles travertine mosaic. I've attached an image for your reference.
  • Lowell 01:38PM, Sep 22 2011 I have oak cabinets,golden oak floors, and stainless steel appliances.  What color granite would you suggest for my counter tops, also what back 
    splash would you suggest?
  • Marmi di Carrara 11:41AM, Jun 6 2011 Dear Bopper,

    Take a look at Giallo Ornamental, Astoria, and Tan Brown. Let me know what you think.
  • Bopper 12:58AM, Jun 6 2011 We have walnut color stained cabinets, terra-cotta ceramic tile on the
    floor, I would like to finally add the granite counter tops. Which color would you suggest?
  • Debbie 01:54AM, Apr 22 2011 We have medium oak cabinets and are using black pearl on the countertops. Since our kitchen opens to our family room which is warm tones (brown, tan) which is more traditional than modern...can you recommend a tile color for the back splash. We plan on keeping the floor a neutral color and we have stainless steel appliances.
  • janine 09:57PM, Apr 19 2011 I have giallo napoleone in kitchen which is open to family room. Want to add granite around fireplace in family room. They ahve extra pieces of black pearl, verde butterfly and tropic brown. Which one of those would complement kitchen granite? thanks.
  • Michelle 08:03AM, Apr 3 2011 I am doing a complete kitchen reno in our midcentury modern home. I have found a black metalic tile for the the flooring and I want to use a white carrera marble countertop my problem is what kind of cabinets to use?
  • sheila rogers 09:14PM, Nov 18 2010 We have off white cabinets with a charcoal grey glaze. We have dark charcoal iron knobs and pulls - Frenchy looking. We are considering Black Pearl granite for our counters. What kind of tile would look good with the grey tones and the black and antique white of the cabinets for a backsplash? We considered grey/white marble subway tiles but afraid the swirl of the marble may be too busy with the granite. Any thoughts? Our appliances are black with a stainless frig.
  • Patty Trantham 09:44AM, Nov 9 2010 We have french distressed butterscotch hardwood flooring, honey maple cabinets, and black pearl granite countertops and don't know what color to do the backsplash. Any suggestions?
  • Gina 04:55PM, Nov 3 2010 I am installing black pearl granite on traditional white cabinets. My floors are stained hardwood in a warm redwood tone. I like the clean look of traditional white shiney subway tiles, with a framed white on white herringbone design over the cooktop. Can you suggest another tile color, I am stuck with this idea and can't think of another alternative!
  • Evelyn 12:48AM, Oct 4 2010 We are installing two different color cabinets in our kitchen and was wondering whether it would be better to use two different color granite countertops or just one for the entire kitchen. One of the colors we were considering was black. Do you have any suggestions on a particular black? If not black, what color do you suggest? All the cabinets will be a glazed toasted almond (Thomasville) except for the island which is cinnamon (Thomasville).
  • Natalie 02:24PM, Sep 14 2010 I am planning to use black pearl granite in my kitchen with natural wood floors and honey oak cabinets. I also have stainless appliances. The room is open to my family room, which has a warm feel (reds, oranges, warm tan, etc.). Any suggestions for backsplash tile? Most of our decor is traditional/transitional. TIA!
  • Marissa 07:54PM, Mar 29 2010 With white cabinets and stainless apps, we are leaning toward black pearl. I have read some comments regarding dark granite showing dust, fingerprints and streaks. What is your feeling on these issues?
  • Betty 11:47PM, Oct 18 2009 I wrote before about choosing a backsplash for my white kitchen and am considering the subway tiles as planned. Travertine did not fit in with my 60's home with more retro/transitional decor. I am trying to decide between the white glossy or mat white subway tiles with an insert of small brick pattern black glass tiles around the perimeter of the backsplash one subway tile distance from my Black Pearl countertop. Any input?
  • Chastity 12:07PM, Oct 15 2009 I have a large white tiled kitchen with honey oak cabinets and butter yellow walls would Black Pearl be the most economical black to use?
  • Betty 12:59PM, Oct 9 2009 Thanks so much. I really appreciate your help.
  • Betty 05:58PM, Oct 8 2009 Thanks for the help. I wasn't sure if I could use travertine with the glossy granite. My floor tile is Daltile van Gogh which is white from a distance but has a HINT of gray, pink (like a sunset). Would the creamy white tones still work. FAmily room is painted creamy white and it is all open to the kitchen. What size tile do you recommend? Would the subway ones work?
  • Betty 11:45PM, Oct 7 2009 I wrote several weeks ago for ideas on granite for my white kitchen, light tile floors, stainless appliances. You suggested going with darker granite for contrast as I was considering a white. It is a beautiful Black Pearl. I now have to choose a backsplash. I am thinking of white subway tile, some type of tumbled travertine. This is all open to my family room, eclectic mix. Any ideas? I am replacing 4" white tile that had some black diamond accents that I liked. Remodel was due to a water leak under the foundation.
  • Ramona 06:39PM, Jun 20 2009 Have you ever heard of Cambrian Black antique. Is it simular to Black Pearl? Also is leatherd a good choice?? I have heard that honed is difficult to care for?
  • Myrna Leonard 07:47PM, Jun 12 2009 I have seen Emerald Pearl and Blue Pearl in person, does the black pearl have the same pearlescent features? Is it possible to get a sample of 735 & 733 to see. I am looking for something exactly like the emerald pearl with black as the predominate color, I love the sheen.
  • Linda 10:24AM, Jun 4 2009 How would this granite work with natural oak floors, honey oak cabinets (a shade darker than the floor), and stainless appliances. Is this a black one that will be hard to maintain (water spots etc.)
  • Linda 10:15PM, Jun 3 2009 I have natural oak floors and honey oak cabinets (a shade darker than the floors). Stainless appliances, too. They described Black pearl as having green in it. Would this go well with all the oak in my kitchen.
  • Ramona 01:14PM, Jun 3 2009 Does this or any black granite need to be sealed?