- Derek 01:18PM, Aug 24 2012

Sorry for the late response. In regard to your question, it's a very elegant and contemporary combination, but rather dark. That is my only concern. The creme backsplash would be an appropriate contrast, as well as painting any open wall space a light, neutral shade such as Benjamin Moore series Linen White or Navajo White. You should acquire a sample of the Imperial and put it against your cherry cabinet in the kitchen light to see how you enjoy the combination. Then, make a final decision from there. Hope this helps!

  • Tanyam123 06:16AM, Aug 22 2012

    hi how do you think imperial coffee will look w/ honey oak cabinets?? 

  • CarolBrandy_h 12:02PM, Aug 16 2012

    How would Imperial Coffee countertops be with Cherry cabinets and a cream backsplash

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    - Derek
    04:56PM, Aug 15 2012

    The Imperial Coffee is a stunning choice! This color will deeply offset the light cabinets which will highlight the countertop as the centerpiece of the design. Another option I recommend is Labrador Antique. Hope this helps!

  • Anneli 01:35AM, Aug 8 2012

    We have new white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and warm oak floors. Would imperial coffee be a good choice for the countertops? I am mostly concerned about it clashing with the warm tone floors. We are going to tile the backsplash but the color will depend on the countertop selection.  Any suggestion for a nice brown granite?

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    - Derek
    01:14PM, Jul 24 2012

    We have a granite called Caledonia (Internet ID: 80). It's in-stock only at our Deer Park, NY facility: www.Marmidicarrara.com
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  • Ashley 11:01PM, Jul 18 2012

    Thank you so much, Derek!  Also now looking at a granite called New Caledonia...do you guys carry this?

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    - Derek
    01:45PM, Jul 16 2012

    Honestly, both the Imperial Coffee and Bahia Brown are elegant and wonderful choices. I also recommend to take a look at Kosmus. For the backsplash, I'd use a lighter choice such as an interesting mosaic like the Nova Cascade Emperador & Crema Marfil marble tile. I've attached a photo. Hope this helps!

  • Ashley 04:51PM, Jul 10 2012

    I also just looked into Bahia Brown which is recommended to many people here and that seems to be a nice option as well.  Again, have not seen either in person.  Which would you recommend or either?

  • Ashley 04:46PM, Jul 10 2012

    We are renovating a small kitchen and purchased maple coffee glaze cabinets.  We are looking for a granite counter top with some contrast either dark or light.  We think we are leaning towards dark to highlight the glaze in the cabinets.  We have not seen Coffee Imperial in person yet but it seems to look nice online.  We are doing a copper/cinnamon color on the walls for paint.  Do you think this would be a good choice with our cabinets and color?  Any other suggestions?  Any suggestions for tile?

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    - Kinga
    12:55PM, Dec 19 2011 I agree. The Coffee Imperial would provide you with a sleek and elegant contrast. Once you see the slab in person, it will be much easier to decide. Remember to bring samples home!
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    - Derek
    08:57PM, Dec 7 2011 Depending on the delivery, the Coffee Imperial may have some pinkish undertones and hues, but it's really mostly a reflective brown color. You should look at the slabs in-person. I think it would provide an excellent contrast for your cabinet color though, you should go for it!
  • Alissa 09:44PM, Dec 3 2011 I have kitchen cabinets from 1993 that are the pale pinkish color that was popular then.  Imperial Coffee looks like it has some pink in it.  Will that work?
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    - Derek
    08:20PM, Nov 29 2011 You can also use a dark, elegant stone with slight green undertones, such as Ubatuba, Butterfly Antique, and Monterry Green. Good luck!
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    - Kinga
    06:27PM, Nov 29 2011 I feel the Imperial Coffee is a wonderful choice for your space. The stone will provide your cabinets wonderful contrast and balance. Also check out Brown Bahia and Maron Bahia for other beautiful options.
  • SMJ 03:43PM, Nov 23 2011 i have  new antique white cabinets (more towards the white side) raised panel,  new gray porcelain 16 x16 floor tiles on diagonal thinking about imperial coffee  granite counters  older basically u-shaped cabinet area open to LV RM with oak floors what do you think? (small kitchen 50's cape)
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    - Derek
    08:45PM, Sep 21 2011 Excellent choice. The Coffee Imperial is elegant and reflective. It's surely to be a centerpiece of your kitchen design. Go for it!
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    - Kinga
    05:45PM, Sep 21 2011 Absolutely!
    The Coffee Imperial would look stunning against your cabinets as would Bahia Brown, Black Galaxy and Blue Dakota. Let me know what you think!
  • DB 01:44PM, Sep 21 2011 I have wet bar with Diamond Shiloh maple cabinets in wheat.  I'm considering imperial coffee for the countertop.  Do you think this would work?  Any other recommendations?  The wet bar is in a rec room with dark wood furniture, leather couch, etc. and decorated in a mission/arts & crafts style.  Thanks.
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    - Derek
    05:27PM, Sep 7 2011 Take a look at Tropical Brown and let me know if that's going in the right direction for you. Good luck!
  • SaltedBagel 05:03AM, Sep 3 2011 Hello, I planned on having a white cabinet, black granite countertop, contemporary kitchen.  Unfortunately, my new cabinets do not look white in my home.  I have canvas-colored cabinets, decorator white walls and walnut flooring.  I do not like a busy pattern for my countertop.  What countertop do you recommend for a contemporary feel?  Thank you for your help.
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    - Kinga
    06:37PM, Jul 21 2011 A cream subway tile would look amazing with Imperial Coffee granite and white cabinets. Go for it!
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    - Derek
    02:09PM, Jul 21 2011 Imperial Coffee looks classy and elegant against a light vanity and dark trim, you're on the right track. For tile, I'd use a creamy subway tile or something along those tiles. Good luck!
  • JM 10:31PM, Jul 20 2011 I am thinking about using imperial coffee in a small powder room with white vanity and dark trim.  would that work and if so what color tile would you recommend? thx.
  • Doug 12:39PM, Apr 2 2011 We have Aristokraft Oakland Spice cabinets. The plan is to get all new stainless steel appliances with the Imperial Coffee granite tops. There is some natural light coming from our patio door that faces west. Would this be a good choice and do you have any suggestion for what type of wood floor that would compliment the countertop choice.
  • Jenny 04:13PM, Feb 10 2011 Hello, My husband and I just remodeled our kitchen. We chose maple "Canvas" colored cabinets by kraftmaid, which is an off white and we have red-oak flooring, natural finish. Our Kitchen is small and doesn't get much natural light. I was thinking a light stone like giallo ornamental but my husband wants to see contrast. I was thinking that impreial coffee would be a good option where is's not too dark for me. We are both concerned about our kitchen having a "universal" appeal, just in case we ever have to sell down the road, we don't want to pick anything thatis too busy / loud. Thanks
  • Toni 07:48PM, Feb 8 2011 Thank you for your suggestions. But can you also tell me how to get samples of these to bring home
  • Toni 12:43PM, Feb 8 2011 Thank you for your suggestion of getting a sample of the Imperial Coffee. Since you have a concern about there not being enough contrast, can you give me any other suggestions that might work? By the way, how can I go about getting a sample?
  • Toni 11:03PM, Feb 7 2011 Hi, I have a small kitchen, american walnut flooring, light walnut cabinets and black appliances. Gets sunlight in the afternoon. Any suggestions? Would Imperial Coffee work with this?
  • Karen 05:35PM, Jan 20 2011 Hii My cabinets are a shefield maple with a harvest bronze finish.. The floors is large tiles sand/baige.. Kitchen is 10 x 16 with some natural light..; All stainless appliances.. What do u think about imperial cofee or can you reccommend another choice ?
  • Nancy 07:35PM, Jan 8 2011 I have honey oak cabinets with white appliances. My kitchen is 11X12, and gets no natural light. I'll pick a floor and backsplash after getting the countertops. I like both Tropical Brown and Imperial Coffee. What do you suggest?
  • Marina 08:30PM, Oct 15 2010 I have a brindle birch cabinet with noce travertine tiles. What do you think?
  • amyc 01:53PM, Sep 3 2010 I have a maple wheat color cabinet. Look for the dark brown countertop without busy pattern. Is this one good? Also, what group of pirce it is? Thanks
  • david 08:13PM, Apr 24 2010 how would this look with honey spice maple with stainless steel appliances? is there another granite you could also recommend with those. thanks
  • Jay 01:11PM, Mar 2 2010 How would this look with honey oak cabinets in a small kitchen that has white appliances?