- Derek 04:42PM, Dec 12 2012

Hi again. I'm having trouble looking up the options you've mentioned online, but I will give you some lighter and subtler suggestions with warm hues. Take a look at colors such as Durango Cream 2" x 4" Tumbled Travertine, Crema Marfil Tumbled Brick Marble, or perhaps Oyster Mix Flamed Travertine. I've attached photos for you to check out!

  • Lhten1 09:41PM, Dec 9 2012

    I checked these out and they are too busy for me.  I was told by Lowes that I needed to match the cabinets or the tropical brown granite. I found two that I liked but not sure if one may be in the cool shades. It is  355357 2x4 Chrcl delfino  glass. The other is a warm color  It is 262956 drp 2x1 brck joint cicero.  I would like a lighter color but something not too busy. I would appreciate your opinion.  Thanks

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    - Derek
    05:33PM, Nov 27 2012

    Sounds good!

  • Lhten1 01:21AM, Nov 27 2012

    Thank you for the information.  I will check these out.  I will let you know.

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    - Derek
    04:25PM, Nov 26 2012

    Hello. The popular design decision currently is to go with a tiled backsplash from the countertop to the upper cabinets. Have you thought about what kind of tile you enjoy? Perhaps a tumbled natural stone, or a mosaic of glass & stone? I'm leaning toward something like Mystic Green Travertine w/ Glass Inserts or Anatolia Bliss Spa glass & Stone Linear Blend to go against Tropical Brown granite. I've attached photos for your easy reference. Hope this helps!

  • Lhten1 11:59PM, Nov 22 2012

    I am remodeling my kitchen.  I have the yellow/red oak cabinets.  I am getting the tropical brown granite countertop.  I have painted my walls the Monielier Ashlar Gray.  I love the color. It pulls the grey out of the granite.  My other choice was Woodlawn Colonial Gray in Valspar from Lowes.  I don't know whether to take the backsplash all the way to the granite or to put a 4 in. granite on the wall and then put the blacksplash. Which is best?  Any suggestions on tile?

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    - Derek
    06:43PM, Nov 13 2012

    Sounds good. In that case, another suggestion you can check out is the classic and timeless Noce tumbled travertine. An interesting pattern to use would be the Mini Versailles style, or for something less busy you have the 2" x 2" sized cut. I've attached photos for your reference. Hope this helps!

  • Anne 06:33PM, Nov 13 2012

    I was leaning towards the travertine. Thank you.

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    - Derek
    06:05PM, Nov 13 2012

    Hello Anne. Do you have any specific type of tile in mind? For example, glass vs. natural stone? I'll give you a suggestion of both. Take a look at Mirabelle Collection smoky brown glass tile in a brick pattern, and Philadelphia Travertine w/ glass inserts. I've attached photos for your reference. Best of luck!

  • Anne 05:59PM, Nov 13 2012

    Have selected maple auburn glaze cabinets, Gallio Vincenza granite countertops and oak floors for my kitchen. What color backsplash do you recommend?

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    - Derek
    03:45PM, Nov 13 2012

    Hi Zaytron. First off, I'd like to comment on the backsplash tile -- that's an absolutely gorgeous mosaic! I think the Tropical Brown would fit best in this design set-up. The Emperador marble and dark glass inserts should complement and pick-up the Tropical granite nicely, while the lighter cabinets will offer an elegant contrast to the darker countertops. The tight, consistent pattern of the Tropical stone also fits well against the busier backsplash mosaic as to not overpower the tile. Hope this helps! 

  • Zaytron 05:49AM, Nov 11 2012

    Hello there!
    Please help us decide which countertop color will look bette in our kitchen.
    Picture of cabinet and floor are attached as well as the backspash we will install.
    At this point our two top options are the Giallo Veneziano and the Tropical Brown.
    Please help! Thanks!

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    - Derek
    03:21PM, Oct 25 2012

    I recommend a mosaic tile of stone and glass for your situation as this should fit your criteria nicely. Take a look at Tilecrest Eclipse series Espresso Linear & Glass Stone Blend, and Capadoccia Glass & Tumbled Travertine. I've attached photos for your easy reference. In regard to the wall color, are there any shades you've looked at so far that catch your attention? Any specific color direction you're looking to go in? A soft and subtle neutral would certainly be a safe choice and appropriate, or do you want to add a splash of color to the mix?

  • Hsv5 04:43PM, Oct 24 2012

    We are buying a house that has white cabinets and just had Tropical Brown granite and stainless steel appliances installed. We have option for choosing backsplash and paint. Recommendations? Going for something rich and dramatic but traditional. Is that an actual combination?? Appreciate any suggestions and photos!

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    - Derek
    01:55PM, Oct 12 2012

    Hmm, my backsplash recommendation for the Tropical Brown or Giallo Vicenza choices would go along the lines of a warm mosaic tile. Specifically, I have in-mind options such as Tilecrest Eclipse series Dunes Linear Glass & Stone Blend, or our Capadoccia Glass & Tumbled Travertine. Also, something interesting and more contemporary could be a Mirabelle Collection smoky brown glass tile in a brick pattern. I've attached photos of my suggestions for your easy reference. Hope this helps!

  • Philisa24 05:05AM, Oct 12 2012

    Hello Derek!  The tropical brown slabs came in today.  It appears the cabinets will match the lighter shades of brown in the stone.  However, I still agree with your suggestions of the black/gold stones (my favorite from pics is the Giallo Vicenza).  I also saw Giallo Napoli slabs today, and fell in LOVE too, but with all my red accents, not so sure (even though my dining room is eggplant??). ???  What backsplash would you recommend with the tropical brown and the Giallo Vicenza...hoping this will help complete the picture and force the decision.  I've always loved a brick look, but am open to whatever will tie it all together the best.  Thanks so much!

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    - Derek
    04:40PM, Oct 9 2012

    You're welcome! :-)

  • Philisa24 03:51AM, Oct 9 2012

    Thank you!  I will check these out...love the comparson table! 

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    - Derek
    02:55PM, Oct 8 2012

    Hello there. As soon as I saw the picture of your kitchen, I thought of a darker, but warm granite color for your set-up. This way there would be a nice contrast between the cabinet and countertops. My recommendations for you to consider would be Giallo Vicenza, Boreal, and perhaps Azteca. I've created a Comparison Table of my choices for your easy side-by-side reference: http://www.Marmidicarrara.com
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     I also agree with you that Tropical Brown is a safe, appropriate choice and complements the design. Best of luck!

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    - Derek
    05:30PM, Aug 8 2012

    Hello. It's absolutely fine and not cliche to use the same granite color in two different rooms of the house. Tropical Brown is a popular and very elegant shade. You have a very beautiful tile color which would in-fact pick-up and complement the Tropical stone quite nicely. Another option that I would recommend to consider is called Imperial Coffee. It's a little darker but offers a strong contrast against the cabinets. Hope this helps! :-)

  • K Rab 02:35PM, Aug 1 2012

    thinking of the tropical brown to go with mohawk's terrabella moss-russet floor tile.  my cabinets are of a medium color stain with a hint of red tint, which is why the tile goes nicely; however, the same granite would go in the utility room w/white cabinets that flows into kitchen.  would it work?  my sample of granite is darker than your pic and looks like the grays in it match the tile pretty closely but the red in it is very very tiny and little of it.  the tile is varied also.  you might have a piece that's mosty red and one that's more like this one.  any help would be appreciated, even if it's a totally different color of granite.  i'm wide open to suggestions!

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    - Natalia
    06:20PM, Jul 12 2012

    Hello Christine. Sorry for the late response. The Santa Rita yellow has many orange-golden hues and highlights, more so than Colonial Gold. Maybe the darkest tile then (second from the right) would be more appropriate in this situation then. Personally, I'd use the Colonial Gold along with the Terra di Sienna. 

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    - Kinga
    02:05PM, Jul 7 2012

    If you have a small space, I think the lighter tile would be more appropriate as it won’t make the space feel smaller. Check out Anatolia Carisma Grigio, Almond Spice, Tracia and Fondovalle Arabesque Ambra. I think these tiles would compliment your space without overwhelming it. Let me know what you think!

  • Michelle 01:58PM, Jul 7 2012

    Don, I have dark cabinets with tropical brown granite and I would do anything to go with a more contrasting granite such as santa cecilia. Unless you have a lot of natural light coming into your kitchen, or under cabinet lighting is the only way I would ever do both the tropical brown and espresso cabinets again. Another thing to think about is the space. If you have a smaller(ish) kitchen, it will look smaller if all components are dark. Good luck!

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    - Kinga
    01:29PM, Jul 7 2012

    Both of these stones would look lovely with your cabinets. You have to decide what kind of style you are trying to achieve. For a rich and dramatic look, the Tropical Brown would be an appropriate choice. However, if you want an elegant and classic design, I would recommend the Santa Cecilia.

  • Don Ryder 05:26PM, Jul 6 2012

    hi we are deciding what color of granite that would go best with espresso cabinets. Tropical Brown or Santa Cecilia? thanks
    Don

  • Christine 11:32AM, Jul 6 2012

    I agree with the Terra di Sienna complimenting the cabinets, but do you think it works with Santa Cecilia Yellow, should we opt for this granite over the Colonial Gold?

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    - Natalia
    03:50PM, Jul 5 2012

    As the floor tile choices are listed in the attachment, I would go with the last choice from the right in the pictures (Terra di Siena). This color is not the darkest (the next one over would be too dark) and not as light as the other two choices. It's a happy medium and it complements the cabinets nicely. My second choice would be the first photo from the left, if you need more of a contrast in the design then it's a beautiful, warm, crème shade.

  • Carolyn Moss 06:31AM, Jul 1 2012

    Need help choosing floor type/color in our kitchen/home remodel.  Walls are painted a green/gray, light maple shaker cabinets and tropical brown granite.  Originally I was going to have dark walnut flooring but I'm having second thoughts.  I am wondering if a lighter tile would be a better choice instead.

  • Christine 01:11PM, Jun 29 2012

    Okay, I am trying to walk away from the Colonial Gold :)   My final design funk is the Santa Cecilia with Daltile Portenza 21x21 Porclain Glazed Terra di Sienna (1st image).  At the granite farm it looked to brassy but in my kitchen it's not that bad..but think i need another option..Thoughts?  PS.. the floor looked amazing with Colonial Gold, very warm but wonder if that  is a dated look I need to let go of..I actually thought the 2nd greyish might work the SC..i'm torn..

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    - Natalia
    06:40PM, Jun 27 2012

    I think the Santa Cecilia should be a sufficient, acceptable choice. It's a popular color with warm tones that will radiate against the Cherry Chestnut cabinets. This granite also has occasional garnet-wine colored flecks that will pick-up the wood. 

  • Christimcmahon 02:12PM, Jun 23 2012

    Still working on the granite. Do we upgrade by 1k for colonial gold or stick with budget promotion santa ceciala yellow?  Or do you have another recommendation? We selected Cherry Chestnut Milan cabinets with a Marshmallow Cream Island by Starmark.  I had previously selected Daltile's Portenza Glazed (21x21) Terra di Sienna but am open to change if necessary, but  I must order floor in the next 4 days... Please help!

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    - Derek
    03:50PM, Jun 20 2012

    You're welcome Brad!

  • Bradchilds1 10:45PM, Jun 16 2012

    Perfect, thanks for the input!

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    - Derek
    05:02PM, Jun 15 2012

    A glass and stone random strip mosaic in warm and dark inserts would be appropriate. I've attached a photo for your reference. Hope this helps!

  • Bradchilds1 02:36AM, Jun 13 2012

    What should we do for a back splash if we choose a composite black granite sink? 

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    - Natalia
    03:55PM, Jun 12 2012

    Great choices! These are timeless and classic colors that would offset the cabinets nicely. I am most leaning toward the Giallo Napoleone.

  • Christine 03:45PM, Jun 12 2012

    Thanks for your feedback Natalia!  I spent some time at the "granite farm" and fell back in love with the natural stone vs. the sleek modern we were considering.  The Giallo Napoleone/Ornamental and Santa Cecilia seem to fit the budget best..

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    - Natalia
    03:07PM, Jun 12 2012

    Well, you must understand the different properties of both materials. Granite is the hardest rock and has natural beauty that is not rivaled by Quartz, which is engineered and has artificial, consistent patterns on the slabs. However, the Quartz is less maintenance as it does not have to be resealed once a year like granite. I recommend to look at both materials slabs in-person before making a final decision. In addition, I'd use a light and warm color for a contrast against the cherry cabinetry.

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    - Natalia
    02:25PM, Jun 12 2012

    You could pick a composite black granite sink. It would look very elegant against the Tropical Brown and the scratches issue would be minimized.

  • Christine 04:28PM, Jun 6 2012

    We are doing a complete kitchen renovation and have selected portenza glazed porcelain tile 21 x 21 (sierra), cherry chesnut (shaker style Fielston Milan) with a cooktop island in Marshmallow Cream.  What to do for counter?? I'm stuck..Granite vs Quartz.

  • brad 02:19AM, Jun 6 2012

    We are remodeling our kitchen. Have already ordered a darker cherry cabinet, brazilian cherry hardwood floors, tropic brown counter tops.   Need help picking out a sink color.  We like stainless but are worried about it scratching over time.

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    - Derek
    03:32PM, Jun 5 2012

    For a darker travertine variety, take a look at Mocha or Noce natural travertine. I've attached some photos for your reference. Personally, I think the Torreon is an appropriate choice for your set-up. 

  • Chris 03:07AM, Jun 2 2012

    We have decided to go with Tropical Brown for our countertop along with a honey glaze maple cabinent.  We've been struggling with backsplash tile selection and were thinking about a torreon travertine tile to provide a nice contrast along with some bronze medallions (2x2) spaced every 2 feet.  We are a little concerned the torreon may have too much white in it to go with the dark brown counter and maple cabinents, but then again it may be the travertine sample as they are all varied.  Any thoughts on backsplash color to go with the tropic brown and maple cabinents?  Thanks.

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    - Natalia
    02:02PM, May 22 2012

    The Tropical Brown is a lovely choice. Not to worry I think it's an appropriate complement. Also you can check out the following: Royal Cream and Baltic Brown.

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    - Kinga
    08:31PM, May 21 2012

    Unfortunately, we do not have any information on the cabinets in our work examples, just the stone itself. However, if you do decide to use the Tropical Brown, which I have on my desk :) , I would recommend a lighter cabinet like a birch, maple or even a light cherry. Having some contrast gives your kitchen an elegant, timeless and classic look. If you are interested in lighter cabinets, see what kind of options your cabinet maker can offer you. If you have already existing cabinets, bring samples home and see how they look against the wood.

  • June 07:50PM, May 21 2012

    Thanks for your reply. If I choose Tropical Brown Granite, what color of cabinets would look nicer with the countertop? Btw, what is the color of cabinets in your "Work Examples" picture #3?

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    - Kinga
    12:14PM, May 21 2012

    The Tropical Brown is a great stone; however, I feel the color is just too close to your cabinets. If you want a nice contrast, consider a darker shipment of the Tan Brown or on the light side, the Giallo Napoleone would be a fantastic choice as well. Let me know what you think!

  • June 02:56AM, May 21 2012

    I like Tropical Brown Granite countertop and walnut glaze cabinet for my kitchen, but I am concerned if the colour matches. It is a small kitchen, 8ft ceiling, plenty of nature light though. 
    Thanks very much for your help.

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    - Derek
    03:58PM, May 14 2012

    If you have plenty of natural light in the kitchen space (it's hard to tell from that picture) and if you add some under-cabinet lightning then I think the Tropical Brown would be an appropriate choice. However, to consider lighter, warmer choices, I'd go with a Santa Cecilia or Giallo Napleone. For the backsplash, you can use a tumbled natural Noce or Mocha travertine tile. Good luck!

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    - Derek
    04:44PM, May 9 2012

    Yes you did! I think the Tropical Brown will be a wonderful compliment to your kitchen design.

  • Tom 10:33PM, May 8 2012

    We are remodeling our kitchen and have settled on Tropical Brown Granite countertop.  We were a little concerned it may be too dark as we have a smaller galley style kitchen (app.13ft by 11ft) with one window at the sink.  I have attached a picture.  Our wall color we would like to go with a tan, the trim will be painted white.
    We are having a terrible time trying to find a backsplash tile that will bring the space together,  we have black and stainless steel appliances and plan to go with a stainless steel sink and faucet to offset the dark counters.
    Do you think tropic brown is too dark or will it add some much needed contrast?
    What type of tile and grout and what colors would you recommend to bring this scheme together.
    I also attache a picture of a backsplash option that we were considering but the big box store has discontinued it.
    Thanks for your Help.

  • Michael D. 10:42PM, May 1 2012

    I have a condo with a small kitchen 8'x11' with a skylite.My cabinets are golden oak
    with an almond tile backsplash the floor tile is Dura-ceramic gold,tan and brown swirles.
    My appliances are stainless I chose tropical brown granite countertops.I hope I made a good choice....

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    - Derek
    03:01PM, Apr 24 2012

    I recommend to use a warm natural travertine tile for the bathroom or a porcelain imitation. I've attached a photo for your reference. The cabinets should be light, perhaps an antique white with a mocha glaze. The wall color can be Benjamin Moore line known as Linen White. 

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    - Derek
    05:06PM, Apr 21 2012

    The Tropical Brown is a warm, brownish shade and it's definitely darker than the New Venetian Gold. If you'd like an excellent contrast to offset your cabinetry then the Tropical is the way to go. 

  • Lin 03:26AM, Apr 19 2012

    We re trying to pick out tile that matches tropical brown granite for the vanity in the master bathroom. However, we want it to be different than the light beige tile already in the master bedroom which is adjacent to the master bath for room contract purposes. We are also rebuilding the cabinets so what should the cabinets and the wall colors be to match the tile you will be recommending?

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    - Kinga
    07:11PM, Apr 17 2012

    I do not think you made a mistake. As a matter of fact, the Tropical Brown is a fine choice for your cabinets and flooring! The stone will provide your space with a sharp and elegant contrast so go for it. The NVG would work as well but it won’t make a statement the way the Tropical Brown will. My vote is for the TB!

  • Maggie 03:45PM, Apr 17 2012

    Help! They are installing my new light almond colored cabinets in my kitchen and I have chosen tropic brown granite for the countertops and I think I made a mistake. Will it be too dark. I also like new venetian gold. Which one? My appliances are stainless and I have a hartco pattern plus flooring in a medium brown color.

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    - Derek
    01:03PM, Mar 15 2012

    To me, the Daltile Catalina Canyon looked more like natural stone than your newest choice so of the Alterna Dellaporte so I was leaning toward that selection, but in the end either one is appropriate as they have a similar shade. For the wall color, check out SW Eggwhite and Muslin. For the backsplash there are dozens of options that would compliment the design nicely. I'd use a warm tumbled natural stone such as Noce travertine in an interesting Mini Versailles pattern, or perhaps an Emperador Light 2" x 2" marble. I've attached pictures for you to see these suggestions. Good luck!

  • Bernie 05:11AM, Mar 11 2012

    Thanks again for your info. I am running into height problems with the tile. Looking at getting Armstrong's Alterna Dellaporte in Taupe for the flooring , (sandlewood, cocoa or driftwood grout). I have decided on the tropical brown granite. Any thoughts on backsplash, grout and paint color using a Sherwin Williams paint. I do not have a Benjamin Moore store close by.  Also thoughts on the Dellaporte Taupe with the Granite. .

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    - Derek
    03:01PM, Mar 6 2012

    Benjamin Moore line Honeyed Almond or a shade along those lines.

  • Bernie 02:07AM, Mar 4 2012

    Thanks for your reply and info.  Any suggestions on paint color?

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    - Derek
    06:02PM, Mar 3 2012

    I think 12" x 12" is an appropriate size, you do not want the tiles to be too small. Tan Brown is overall a little darker of a granite that will also provide effective contrast, but I feel like the Tropical Brown goes along with your tile selection very nicely, more so than the Tan Brown. However, I've created a little Comparison Chart for you to see the two selections side by side: 
    http://www.Marmidicarrara.com
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    - Derek
    07:05PM, Mar 1 2012

    Tropical Brown is surely on the right track. It should be a sufficient contrast and it's a warm brown tone. Another option could be Giallo Antico. Hope this helps!

  • Bernie 07:01AM, Mar 1 2012

    My first choice was wood as well, but my older cabinets aren't working with any of my wood selections.  I am thinking of a daltile catalina canyon beige porcelain tile (home depot). My kitchen has a fairly large area with an island and dinette area. What size tile would look best.  Also, my original thought was Tropical Brown Granite with my older honey oak cabinets.  Any thoughts on tan brown with honey oak? Thanks for your reply.

  • Dbuoye 11:39PM, Feb 27 2012

    I have natural maple cabinets, a wood floor, and rust colored tile.  My appliances are stainless steel with black, along with black and beige chairs.  Do you think Tropical Brown would work? Any suggestions?

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    - Derek
    03:03PM, Feb 23 2012

    I'll give you my thoughts on the two materials, which by the way both would look very appropriate in your design. Wood is classic and timeless because it can easily serve an entire house while tile throughout may look odd. Wood can be stripped and re-finished while with tile you're pretty much stuck with what you install. Standing for long periods of time on tile can be tough on the feet plus it's very cold. Grout may discolor easily and catch dirt, the tile may chip or crack over time. It's just a less warm and inviting feel. I am not saying wood is perfect, because it's more likely to dent and scratch, and there is always the potential for water damage, and fading from sunlight exposure, but overall I enjoy real wood much better in a kitchen. Hope this helps!

  • Bernie 06:13AM, Feb 18 2012 I have honey oak cabinets and am installing tropical brown granite. What floor will work best.  Thinking of Hickory Autumn Wheat Hardwood or a beige porcelain tile. I have stained trim a shade darker than my cabinets. Not fond of the hardness of tile, but also afraid of water damage to wood.  Any suggestions?
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    - Derek
    03:47PM, Feb 14 2012 Tropical Brown is a solid choice with depth and will be an excellent contrast against your cabinetry. Some other recommendations you could consider are Copa Gold, Giallo Vicenza, and Toffee. Good luck!
  • Plady2519 04:39PM, Feb 10 2012 I have Natural Oak Cabinets with Stainless Steel Appliances and a medium oak floor with Mexicana walls, a sort of red rust color, thinking about Tropic Brown, any suggestions
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    - Derek
    08:53PM, Jan 31 2012 Navajo White is one of my favorites, it's soft and neutral, but with a hint of warmth and eloquence. Another option I'd say you should check out is Linen White. These choices ought to brighten up the kitchen right away. Good luck!
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    - Kinga
    04:20PM, Jan 31 2012 I’m leaning towards the Navajo White and White Blush because both colors are light, warm and fantastic to help brighten up the space. Another great way to lighten up your kitchen is to either use under cabinet lights or lots of light decorations like white flower vases. Remember, your granite is polished in a mirror finish; therefore, it will reflect anything you put on it. Hope this helps!
  • Michelle 01:12AM, Jan 29 2012 Jus to clarify, i am leaving the paint on the walls, and am wanting paint colors for the cabinets. Thanks!
  • Michelle 01:11AM, Jan 29 2012 I have very old dark oak cabinets. We installed tropical brown granite and the Durango tumbled travertine for the backsplash. Our kitchen is so dark and we are about to re-renovate to lighten it up. The walls are Sherwin williams Believable Buff. I was thinking about Benjamin Moore's Navajo White or Winter Wheat. Which one do you recommend, or are there any other colors I should consider? I don't want to make another $$ mistake. Thanks so much!
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    - Derek
    08:40PM, Jan 26 2012 Tropical Brown is an appropriate choice that will provide an adequate amount of warmth to the set-up, but take a look at a new shipment that just came in, it's called Toffee: http://www.Marmidicarrara.com
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     Also perhaps Giallo Antico would look very nice against the cherry wood.
  • Kim 09:24PM, Jan 23 2012 Need advice on color choice for my kitchen that has black appliances, cherry cupboards and light maple foooring.  I am thinking black and brown granite (tropical brown possibly) and my husband likes steel gray.  What's your opinion.  Help!

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    - Derek
    06:30PM, Dec 9 2011 For pricing, you must contact our sales office. As far as suggestions that are affordable, I recommend the Tropical Brown pictured on this page, as well as Tan Brown/Baltic Brown. Hope this helps!
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    - Derek
    03:35PM, Dec 9 2011 I'm leaning toward butterscotch glazed cabinets along with brown knobs for your design. I do not think this set-up will be too busy but rather it will have a warm, timeless, and classic feel. Go for it!
  • Ann Marie 06:25PM, Dec 8 2011 I am completely remodeling my kitchen.  I have rialto beige tiles on the floor, natural rustic hickory cabinets, the back splash is desert quartz ledgestone, I have stainless steel appliances.  There is not much light in the kitchen, it's an older log cabin.  The kitchen is opened to the dining room which is all wide plank board, that are a golden oak color.  The kitchen is about 12x10.  I have a sample of castor imperiale, but I was wondering if you might have a better choice.  I'm in the Pennsylvania area but can come to NJ to look at other choices.  Could you also tell me what price group the other choices may come in, since my budget is getting tight
  • Carla 01:21AM, Dec 8 2011 I am building, and for the kitchen I am torn between two cabinet colors, maple cream glaze or butterscotch glaze.  I am doing Santa Cecilia granite for the counter tops.  A dark hardwood for the floor, hand scraped, in a spice tint color.  And I would like the island and butler's pantry to be an espresso color.  The back splash are 12x12 tiles in a diamond pattern with a slight gold marbling and 1 inch muted gold tiles across the middle, spaced about 6 inches apart.  Which cabinet color would you choose?  Or do you think this would all be too buys?  Last question, would I use brown or silver knobs?
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    - Kinga
    04:37PM, Dec 1 2011 I feel the Silver Maple tile would tie in your appliances very well while complimenting your cabinets.
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    - Derek
    09:40PM, Nov 9 2011 You're welcome. Let me know what you end up choosing!
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    - Derek
    09:06PM, Nov 9 2011 Since the kitchen has various color tones implemented, a neutral yet warm and inviting backsplash could be tumbled Noce travertine in a Versailles pattern. I've attached an image for your reference. Let me know how you feel about this suggestion!
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    - Kinga
    09:28PM, Nov 8 2011 I agree. Going lighter on the floor would be a fantastic idea for your space!
  • Shannon 06:35PM, Nov 6 2011 Thanks! I love the paint selections and the Silver Maple is very eye catching
  • Shannon 06:34PM, Nov 6 2011 Thank you for these suggestions!  Love the subway & ming glass
  • Cherylleon 02:49PM, Nov 5 2011 I have white kitchen cabinets and Tropic Brown granite countertops. What color backsplash would you recommend? Also, I am about to repaint the kitchen. Currently I have an old Sherwin Williams color called Silken Web. Any other color recommendations for a kitchen with red, green and yellow accents? Thanks!
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    - Derek
    08:30PM, Nov 4 2011 I'd use a golden oak wood floor for your design, or something similar to that shade of natural wood. Good luck!
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    - Derek
    06:09PM, Nov 4 2011 That seems to be correct. These tiles need to be sealed because they are natural stone. We do not install tile backsplash.
  • chantel 05:32PM, Nov 4 2011 We have dark cherry cabinets, the new venetian gold countertops, and a light cream backsplash.  What color would you recommend for the hardwood floors?
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    09:21PM, Nov 2 2011 Mary,

    Bring samples home of some lighter choices (Santa Cecilia, Giallo Ornamental) as well as some darker options (Tropical Brown, Imperial Coffee, Desert Brown) and put them in your bathroom to see how you like them in the space. Use process of elimination! Personally, I'd use the Tropical Brown, I do not think it's too dark. Hope this helps.
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    - Derek
    09:11PM, Nov 2 2011 For backsplash, I recommend a Capella honed marble mosaic or a subway & ming glass mixed mosaic. These options will provide the sleek, modern look you're seeking. I've attached images for your reference.
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    - Kinga
    07:03PM, Nov 2 2011 If you want a modern look, a white subway tile is a perfect choice for a backsplash paired with a light paint color like Benjamin Moore’s “Icicle” or “Alpine White”. If you prefer a glass tile, check out Folia Collection Accent Glass in Silver Maple. Let me know what you think!
  • Allcountytitle 06:36PM, Nov 2 2011 I assume the sample on the left is the Crema Marfil tumbled marble and the one next to it is the tumbled Durango travertine?  Do they both need to be sealed?  Does your company install tile backsplash in addition to granite countertops?
  • Shannon 04:40PM, Oct 30 2011 Also, my appliances will all be stainless steel if this helps!
  • Shannon 04:28PM, Oct 30 2011 I am redoing my very tiny (49sq. ft.) kitchen with shaker-style maple cabinets and the tropical brown granite countertop.  What color paint and style backsplash would you recommend? I want the look to be modern, but I'm afraid the wrong backsplash could make the space look even smaller than it is.
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    - Derek
    07:02PM, Oct 27 2011 My vote is also for the Tropical Brown. You can also take a look at lighter and warmer colors such as Santa Cecilia and Giallo Cathedral.
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    - Derek
    05:09PM, Oct 27 2011 Is this for the bathroom or kitchen?
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    - Derek
    12:37PM, Oct 27 2011 I don't necessarily think Tropical Brown is too dark, but a lighter choice would be more appropriate for your set-up to offset the dark oak cabinetry. My suggestions for you to consider are Sunset Ivory, Amba Gold, and Colonial Cream. Let us know your thoughts!
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    11:31AM, Oct 27 2011 Now that I have a better understanding of the space, I’m definitely learning towards something lighter like Giallo Ornamental, Manhattan, Surf Green and Golden Rock. Click here for a comparison table http://www.Marmidicarrara.com
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    . If you notice, most of my suggestions have rich green tones in them. Since you have so much of the brown tile, I feel adding an organic color like a green to compliment your walls would break up the space and give it visual balance. Let me know how you feel about these suggestions!
  • Mary 12:11AM, Oct 27 2011 Thanks!  Our cabinet is stained in Special Walnut and the walls are an olive green with the floor, tub surround, and shower in the Belluno brown tile.  Do you think the tropical brown is too dark?  Would you use a granite with a lighter background?
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    - Kinga
    07:28PM, Oct 26 2011 I feel the Netuno Bordeaux might be too busy for the space. The Tropical Brown pictured above would be a stunning choice that would tie the space together.
  • Mary 05:48PM, Oct 26 2011 I am looking for granite for a double vanity and am considering tropical brown or the netuno bordeaux.  Our floor and wall tile is Marazzi Belluno (brown with movement) with some Cortina (off white) accents.  I'm questioning whether the bordeaux has too much movement since our tile is not consistent.  Any suggestions?
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    - Kinga
    11:39AM, Oct 26 2011 What kind of a look are you going for? If you want a modern feel with a sharp and sleek contrast, consider painting your cabinets a clean and crisp white. If you are looking for a traditional feel, take a look at Minwax “Special Walnut” or “Gunstock” stain. Let me know what you think!
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    - Kinga
    12:51PM, Oct 25 2011 I must agree with your mom - the Tropical Brown would be too dark. Check out Astoria, Santa Cecilia Real and Tahoe. Let me know what you think of these suggestions!
  • Lori 04:09AM, Oct 25 2011 We have tropic brown marble counter tops on outdated oak cabinets. I want to re-stain the cabinets but don't know what color. We have white 18" tile floors. What color do you suggest for the cabinets?
  • Robin 07:25PM, Oct 23 2011 My mom is slowly re-doing her kitchen.  She will be keeping her dark oak cabinets, has stainless steal with black accent appliances, just put in a warm beige ceramic tile and now to decide on countertops.  I like tropical brown but she feels it might be too dark.  Your thoughts? Thank you in advance for any advise!
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    - Derek
    01:54PM, Oct 20 2011 I'd like to compliment you on the red accent wall, that's very bold and creative, I'm enjoying your vision very much. As for backsplash tiles, my recommendations are on both sides of the spectrum. A busier but rich option such as a 2" x 2" Melograno marble mosaic (first image) would compliment the reds in your design, but an option such as a Mocha split face travertine mosaic in a Versailles pattern (second image) is a softer and calmer choice that would compliment your granite beautifully. Let us know what you think about our suggestions! :)
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    - Kinga
    01:23PM, Oct 20 2011 I really like the Calla Lily paint for your design. It's a warm choice so go for it!
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    - Kinga
    12:18PM, Oct 20 2011 If you want a classic look, a tumbled Botticino marble or tumbled Noce travertine with accent tiles would be a wonderful option. If you are looking for a modern feel, a glass tile mosaic would give you the look you are after. Another wonderful option is a combination mosaic composed of glass and natural stone. I’m attaching some photos for your reference. Let me know what you think!
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    - Derek
    07:16PM, Oct 19 2011 It's not too dark and a very warm tone. This color would compliment your cabinets nicely and offset the Tropical Brown granite. It surely could work, I recommend to get a sample/swatch of this color and bring it home.
  • Gigi 02:37PM, Oct 19 2011 What backsplash would work with medium oak cabinets, tropical brown granite countertop, desert khaki flooring.  I want to paint at least one wall in the kitchen red and the others not sure.  My appliances are white and I can not change them at this time.
  • Teri 03:09PM, Oct 18 2011 Thank you for your input.  Do you think Benjamin Moore's "Calla Lily" would be too dark or would clash?
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    - Derek
    02:03PM, Oct 18 2011 Is everything already installed and finished? Do you have an option to change any aspects of this design? As Kinga beautifully explained, you may want a stone that is a little lighter for a happy and warm contrast. The bathroom should be light and airy, therefore granite choices such as New Venetian Gold, Giallo Ornamental, and Santa Cecilia may be more appropriate. However, the Tropical Brown does go well with your cabinet color, so do not panic as it's still a solid set-up, just make sure you have plenty of natural light shining inside if so. Hope this helps.
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    - Derek
    01:41PM, Oct 18 2011 Tropical Brown is a fine, appropriate, and timeless choice. For backsplash tile you may want to use a 2" x 2" Baja Cream tumbled travertine. For wall color, the always classic Benjamin Moore "Linen White" will do the job nicely. I've attached pictures of my recommendations to help you envision my plans. Hope this helps.
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    - Kinga
    09:55PM, Oct 14 2011 I’m a little worried the combination is rather dark and does seem to blend. Do you have an option to change the vanity top or at least tiles? If you can change your granite, a stone like New Venetian Gold would provide a beautiful contrast. If you cannot change it, consider doing your walls very light to brighten up the space.
  • Kamy 09:41PM, Oct 14 2011 Our bathroom has tropical brown counter top and wyoming cherry java cabinets....and ceramic truffle field tiles. Do they blend?
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    - Kinga
    09:35PM, Oct 14 2011 If you do go as dark as the Tropical Brown, which would look stunning against medium oak cabinets, you should keep your backsplash very light like a Crema Marfil tumbled marble or tumbled Durango travertine to brighten up the space. For paint, as I suggested in your other post, check out Benjamin Moore’s “Simply Irresistible”, “Icicle” and “Twisted Oak Path” because these wall colors will give your space a warm feel while showcasing your granite. Let me know what you think!
  • Teri 08:49PM, Oct 14 2011 We have a small kitchen (2 windows) with honey-colored oak cabinets and a white ceramic-tile floor.  I like the tight pattern of the Tropical Brown granite.  Do you think it would be too dark for my kitchen.  What tile would you suggest for a backsplash and what paint color would you recommend?  I was leaning toward a goldish color.
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    - Kinga
    04:21PM, Oct 7 2011 If there is anything else you need, do not hesitate to ask!
  • Lynn 04:18PM, Oct 7 2011 ok thank you!  I like the Lighthouse Landing.
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    02:10PM, Oct 7 2011 Also take a look at Benjamin Moore’s ”Lancaster Whitewash” and “Lighthouse Landing”. I feel these colors would compliment your stone and cabinets without clashing. Let me know what you think!
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    - Derek
    02:02PM, Oct 7 2011 A softer and calmer shade such as Benjamin Moore line colors "Linen White" or "Navajo White" would be more appropriate in this set-up. Hope this helps!
  • Lynn 01:36PM, Oct 7 2011 I just recieved my new (Maple) vanity in my bathroom.  I chose Tropical Brown granite  for the top, however I'm dissapointed in the wall color.  It's  Sherwin-Williams         Torchlight and clashes.  What color paint do you suggest that would compliment the granite??
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    - Kinga
    11:58AM, Oct 7 2011 I’m leaning towards a light Durango travertine backsplash with accent tiles as it will tie both spaces, the kitchen and dining area, together.
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    - Derek
    03:13PM, Oct 6 2011 For the backsplash, I very much recommend options such as 2" x 2" Beige & Mocha tumbled travertine mosaic (first image), or a 2" x 2" Emperador Light marble tile (second image). By the way, I think the Tropical Brown will look stunning against a Butterscotch colored wood cabinet.
  • Jkharris 02:45PM, Oct 6 2011 I am preparing for kitchen remodel.  The cabinets will be either honey maple or Shenandoah Butterscotch.  We were considering Tropical Brown granite counter tops. The ceramic tile color has not been chosen.  There is a peninsula that divides the kitchen from the dining area.  The dining area has Cherry color wood floors with warm reddish stain.  What color of tile and back splash would you recommend?  There is a fair amount of natural light.
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    - Derek
    06:05PM, Aug 17 2011 Tan Brown would pick up your cabinets perfectly while not being overly 'matchy-matchy'. This is a great choice for your set-up, and I'd use a wall color such as Benjamin Moore 'Morristown Cream' or 'Bashful' or brighten up the space. It's a tie for me between Giallo Vicenza and Tan Brown as both are solid and appropriate options. You should look at both stones in-person and put a cabinet door sample against the slabs to see which combination you are attracted to more. Make your decision based off that. Good luck!
  • Ericafij 12:51PM, Aug 17 2011 We went with the Tan Brown as well and chose Toffee Glaze (by Valspar) as the paint color, with our tile being Rilato Noce, I stated below it was Rilato Beige and I was incorrect.  Good luck!
  • R Shousterman 11:52AM, Aug 17 2011 Thanks Derek.  My husband showed me the tan brown and that seems to have a spice tone as well as a red tone.  Would this work for the countertop or do you still prefer the giallo vincenza?

    What would you then recommend for the paint colour?
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    - Derek
    01:14PM, Aug 9 2011 The Giallo Vicenza would create a greater warmth in the bathroom as it picks-up your cabinet color better than a stone in the family of Tropical Brown. For edge, I'm leaning toward half bullnose for a soft feel and it is not overly busy for the design. In regard to wall color, a shade that picks up the hardware is appropriate, I have Benjamin Moore 'Healing Aloe' in-mind.
  • R Shousterman 12:04AM, Aug 7 2011 We are in the middle of a complete remodel of our vacation home.  In the guest bathroom we have chosen Portenza Terra di Siena tiles.  The cabinets are by Merrilot.  They are maple and stained spice. We are torn between two granites for the countertop:  suede (which we think may be tropical brown but are not certain) and giallo vincenza.

    Is suede another name for tropical brown or is it something different, and, if different, what is it called?

    Which would you recommend?

    What about the edge:  half bullnose or straight edge?

    Any suggested paint color?  The hardware is brushed nickel.

    Thank you.
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    - Derek
    04:33PM, Aug 5 2011 A splash of "green-blue" shade for the wall color will pick-up the Emerald Pearl as this granite has dark green undertones and blueish reflective flecks. My recommendation is Benjamin Moore "Palladian Blue" and I've attached a sample palette of this color to my response. Good luck!
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    - Kinga
    12:04PM, Aug 4 2011 You can most definitely make it work! All you have to do is keep the backsplash light like a tumbled Crema Marfil marble tile with Emerald Pearl tile accents and your space would work very well. Also, if you add Emerald Pearl knobs to your cabinets, it would tie the space together even more while adding an interesting, not so expected, fun element to the kitchen. Consider using a very light green paint in the kitchen to tie the space together like Benjamin Moore’s “Tint of Mint”.
  • Ericafij 03:11AM, Aug 4 2011 We agree that the Tan Brown looks best with the cabinets, but we really like the Emerald Pearl and were hoping there was a way to make it work.  Thank you for your help!
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    - Kinga
    05:29PM, Aug 2 2011 I completely agree with Derek. The Tan Brown is the perfect stone for your cabinets. The red tones will highlight the cabinets and pull the design very well. My vote is also for the Tan Brown.
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    - Derek
    03:51PM, Aug 2 2011 I'm leaning toward the Tan Brown because it's reddish undertones and flecks will compliment your cabinet color beautifully. The Emerald Pearl has very shiny and reflective flecks that may not fit your design nicely, and the color scheme may be off if you put your cabinet sample against the Tropical Brown. My vote goes for the classic Tan Brown.
  • Ericafij 02:19AM, Aug 2 2011 We are in the middle of a complete remodel of our kitchen.  We are torn between 2 granites, maybe now 3. Emerald Pearl, Tan Brown and the third being Tropical Brown.  Our cabinets are Chocolate with Ebony Glaze.  Our tile is Rilato Beige.  We are open to any suggestions on the granite we should go with.  We have 76 sq ft!   We currently do not have a piece of the tropical brown.
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    - Kinga
    08:14PM, Jul 14 2011 Derek makes a very valid point. If you are concerned about the re-sale value, the Tropical Brown is a solid choice for your setup. Otherwise, go for the unique look of two granites introduced into one space.
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    - Derek
    01:43PM, Jul 14 2011 The island can be a different granite color to spice up the design, if you can pull it off correctly. A uniform Tropical Brown color throughout the whole space is a safe choice and is sure to keep resale value at a steady high, but if you want to be unique then a Labradorite Green island and Tropical Brown perimeter combination will look stunning!
  • Donna 09:11PM, Jul 12 2011 we have "yellowish" stained birch cabinets, oak hardwood floors and bisque appliances (for now).  I am thinking of tropic brown granite or labador green granite.  Should island be same granite or different?  Lots of natural light in kitchen/dining area.
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    - Derek
    05:45PM, Jun 27 2011 Ubatuba is a wonderful choice! It would compliment your oak cabinetry very well. If you can, pick up these similar colors to take a look also: Golden Jade and Brasso Green. Good luck!
  • Karen 02:38AM, Jun 26 2011 We brought home a large piece of the Tropical Brown and decided that it might blend in too much with the oak cabinets and oak floors.  I have now brought in large pieces of Ubatuba and Black Pearl.  I am leaning more towards the Ubatuba but am still thinking that I should look at other black choices.  What do you think of the Ubatuba or possibly another one? I haven't been able to get a piece of the Butterfly Antique that you suggested.  I think I may be able to tomorrow though.
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    - Kinga
    03:53PM, Jun 23 2011 Before I re-did my kitchen floor, I had beautiful vinyl tiles. They looked like slate and the colors were literally perfect for my setup at that time. I wanted vinyl because I felt they were easier to maintain and softer to walk on. Well they started coming off especially near the sink where water tends to splash. When I tried to have them re-glued, some tiles actually got deformed so I would have to buy new ones to replace them. I ended up ripping the vinyl out, replacing them with tiles and I now have absolutely zero problems. As far as the glass tile is concerned, I think that the look will be very trendy for a long time. I feel the trend will turn into a classic quite soon. The timeless feel of glass can spice up any design so go for it!
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    - Derek
    02:12PM, Jun 22 2011 Glass tile has been very popular lately, and I think the trend will continue. This material is stain resistant and impervious to liquids such as water. Being non-porous makes glass resistant to the growth of mold or mildew. It's a timeless choice, just makes sure to have it professionally installed because this type of tile is difficult to cut and if the grouting is not perfect it may show through the tiles. The only other disadvantage I can think of, is that it's possible for the glass tiles to be scratched, so you have to be a little careful. Hope this helps.
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    - Derek
    01:41PM, Jun 22 2011 Vinyl flooring is not a bad choice, it's lower maintenance than a ceramic tile floor. The only practical disadvantages are that sharp objects falling on vinyl floors may rip or gauge it, and the colors can fade with exposure to too much direct sunlight and the floors can be damaged by extreme temperatures. This means it's not recommended for outdoor use, but that does not apply in this situation. Technology has improved and the new vinyl flooring has wonderful designs/colors, and generally does not peel off with proper installation and adhesives used. The biggest disadvantage is the resale value and the "look" of the material. In comparison, ceramic tile is very attractive, waterproof, relatively easy to maintain and long lasting. It's also considered cost effective for the value it provides. In addition, ceramic floor tile is extremely versatile, as it can be used indoors or outdoors and is available in many colors, sizes and looks. In the end, the decision is yours to make and I just wanted to give you some food for thought. Let us know what you end up using!
  • Jill 10:21PM, Jun 21 2011 Thanks, Kinga, for the recommendations. When you mentioned that vinyl "tends to come off over time," did you mean the vinyl squares or edges will curl up and need reglued? Also, have the glass tiles been popular for quite a while? Do you think they will remain popular? Again, thank you!
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    - Kinga
    02:03PM, Jun 21 2011 I like the Tropical Brown for your setup. I would definitely keep the sink bisque to match the appliances. As far as your floor is concerned, the grout may become discolored and come out but it would take a very long for that to happen. If you feel more comfortable with vinyl floor, go for it! Keep in mind that vinyl floors do not have much re-sale value and there’s more maintenance required since they tend to come off over time. I would probably do a tile instead since grout can be sealed to prevent it from discoloring and staining. Should it ever come out, you can re-grout the floor yourself. I would keep the backsplash very light like the always classic tumbled marble with some glass tile inserts for a pop of color. I would use a dominant color from the kitchen, the entire house or your favorite color to spice up the backsplash. Since your color palette is neutral, adding a splash of color would add more visual interest to the space.
  • Jill 01:03PM, Jun 21 2011 We have bisque appliances and new biscotti (look like a butterscotch color) cabinets with mocha glaze. We're considering light gray (with hint of tan) NAFCO flooring. We like tropic brown granite which seems to go well with choices. However, should we do tile floors instead? We've heard tile is so hard to stand on and grout may easily discolor; NAFCO is a more comfortable vinyl product. Sink recommendation: stainless or bisque color? Also, we need backsplash--any suggestions are sincerely appreciated. Thanks.
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    - Derek
    03:39PM, Jun 20 2011 You can use a darker color for a sleek set-up, try Butterfly Antique. I recommend to pick up samples of the stones and bring them home to see how they look next to your cabinets in the kitchen light.
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    - Derek
    02:50PM, Jun 20 2011 For backsplash material a tumbled travertine tile will compliment the Tropical Brown stone nicely and create warmth in the design. Take a look at the Rhine or Mocha variety.
  • Karen 09:41PM, Jun 18 2011 We have somewhat light oak cabinets and oak hardwood floors. We are trying to decide on a granite color. I have counter and cabinet space on each side of the center island (which has a gas cooktop). Our appliances are stainless steel. We are thinking of Tropical Brown granite but aren't sure if that's enough of a contrast. I don't want everything to blend together. Please help!
  • karen 12:14AM, Jun 18 2011 I have the tropical brown granite and pearl colored cabinets. Can you recommend a color combination for the backsplash?
  • Marylyn 01:30PM, May 8 2011 I have light maple cabinets, white appliances , terracota tile floor and yellow walls. What color granite would be best?
  • Marlee 11:14PM, Apr 29 2011 We want to use tropical brown granite on our bathroom vanities and the sinks are kohler sandstone color. Will this go together and what cool stain should we use. We have brushed nickel faucets and hardware
  • Jason 09:26PM, Apr 20 2011 We are in the middle of a Shenandoah butterscotch glaze kitchen cabinet install. The walls in the area are all antique white. The porcelain tile is slightly darker than the cabinets. All of our appliances are stainless. The adjacent hallway and dining room floors are finished with Brazilian cherry hard wood. Lastly, the peninsula that separates the kitchen from the dining room actually overlaps on to the cherry by about a ½ inch. Tropical brown is our first choice since it will provide some needed contrast. Any other recommendations? Thank you.
  • jeremy 09:15PM, Apr 19 2011 we are doing a brown/tan tile with dark cabinets, stainless appliances and macadamia nut color walls, do you think tropic brown will accent all colors?
  • altima 08:13PM, Apr 4 2011 i have tropic brown back splash, would Santa Cecilia countertops look ok
  • Marissa 02:01PM, Apr 3 2011 We are remodeling our kitchen. We bought medium Oak colored cabinets. Were debating between tropical brown or uba tuba granite. Weren't sure what color tile floor or backsplash would look better with either color granite. Any help would be appreciated.
  • rosemary 12:22AM, Mar 12 2011 I am building a new home and I am stumped with a granite color for my 2nd bath. I have a mocha brown stain color for the cabinets (dark oak) and a sandstone beige tile floor. I orginally picked verde butterfly but I am having second thoughts. I read a lot of post that said it is hard to keep clean. totally confused! Any suggestions
  • Lucy 03:23PM, Mar 7 2011 I have white cabinets, my walls are red and my floor is a light white grayish cermaic. I'm looking at either st cecilia or tropical brown. What will work best?
  • Julie 01:45PM, Mar 2 2011 I have medium oak cabinets & black appliances. We are going to paint the walls a light golden color & accent with a brick red. Would tropic brown or amarello boreal granite look the best for counter-tops??
  • Judy 06:11PM, Feb 20 2011 I have Kraftmaid Maple cabinets, cinnamon color, stainless steel appliances and an oak wood floor. I don't want to make the cabinets look to red, any granite color suggestions.
  • Maria 11:31AM, Jan 21 2011 I have dark oak cabinets and am trying to pick a granite with brown,black and gold tones. Can you tell me what would work best?
  • Bonnie 06:04PM, Jan 18 2011 i have an island with tropical brown and would like to change the outlying tops from laminate to granite. i am thinking of going with a contrasting granite on this or possibly using the same as the island, if i do decide to go with the contrast do you have a suggestion as to a color that would work? My cabinets are cherry
  • Patti V 12:15PM, Jan 17 2011 Do you think Tropical Brown would work with honey oak cabinets and black appliances? Would you have any other suggestions?
  • Maggie 12:40PM, Jan 9 2011 We have decided on a Tropical Brown countertop. Cabinets are Maple, can you recommend floor and backsplash?
  • John 12:27PM, Jan 7 2011 I have Maple Amaretto Creme Cabinets With Brown Floor tiles, I'm having tough time deciding on Granite would Baltic Brown work?
  • Patrice 01:07PM, Jan 6 2011 White cabinets with brushed nickel knob/pulls.
  • Patrice 04:46PM, Jan 5 2011 We are looking at Tropical Brown counters with white mosaic subway tile for backsplash. Our walls are B.M. Hampton Green, which I love. Will this color still work? I like a sunny, clean room.
  • Kathy 01:05PM, Dec 28 2010 My kitchen cabinets and floor are red oak. My island bar is tropic brown. Appliances & sink are stainless. Am looking for backsplash and countertop ideas for the remainder of my large kitchen. I like a traditional country or French Country look.
  • Cathy 08:02AM, Oct 20 2010 Have chosen coffee glazed maple cabinets but am unable to decide on granite countertop, floor tile and backsplash. Appliances are SS.
  • Anne Tashjian 11:40AM, Sep 26 2010 I have white cabinets, appliances and benj moore bleeker beige on walls. looking for a contrasting counter top color
  • Mark 12:26PM, Sep 16 2010 I am installilng tropical brown granite, would a Kinder granite sink slate(graphite) color look good? I have light cupboards and light brown tile flooring.
  • Brian 12:57PM, Aug 9 2010 We're renovating our kitchen to include Kraftmaid maple cabinets with a "praline" color tone and Ragno Boardwalk floor tile, which is a "sandstone" tone with shades of beige, rust and gold. The kitchen measures 12' x 12' . Would you recommend Tropical Brown granite for the counter tops? We want a good contrast but don't want to stray too far from the 'safe zone'. Thanks!
  • Annie 11:09AM, Aug 5 2010 I have medium cherry cabinets with imperial black granite and a bar counter with tropical brown granite. What backsplash and wall paint would look good with this? Thanks!
  • dwebster 02:59PM, May 17 2010 I have dark cappuccino brown cabinets with noce travertine backsplash, noce tile floors, and Sherwin williams baguette walls. I'm looking to upgrade to granite but struggling with the color. Would this have enough warm tones?
  • Jane 05:51PM, May 8 2010 I have white cabinets, stainless steel applinace,blue/brown tile floor. Would you recommand Tropical Brown or Brown Tan or Giallo Ornamental as countertop?
  • Bertha 01:12PM, May 4 2010 We have medium oak cabinets with light tiles, plenty of light, ss appliaces. will tropical brown look mordern or tan brown
  • cds 11:14PM, Apr 1 2010 we have golden oak cabinets. would tropical brown be ok? we have white appliances. what do you recommend for tile and wood flooring?
  • C.J. 01:27PM, Mar 7 2010 We have saltillo tile floors - would painted cabinets with black brushed granite or medium stained cabinets with tropical brown granite look best ? Or can you suggest another combination -
  • liz 12:47PM, Feb 24 2010 What color paint for a kitchen would go with this granite and honey maple cabinets with s/s applicances. As far as tumbled marble for backsplash what color - You have been a great help with this kitchen remodel.
  • Ashley 09:56PM, Jan 12 2010 We have a small galley kitchen. We are planning to have maple honey spice cabinets and black appliances. Will Tropical Brown for countertop work and what can be used for backsplash to make the kitchen look not too dark?
  • Bob 06:38PM, Dec 29 2009 We have honey oak cabinet and stainless steel black appliances. Would you recommend tropical brown, Giallo Ornamental, or Giallo Vicenza for the countertop? Thank you.
  • miguel 11:05PM, Nov 10 2009 We are in the process of a basement remodel with a wet bar. Going with espresso cabinets with a cream/beige floor tile. We were thinking of going with tropical brown for the countertops. Any comments or other suggestions? My thoughts on this is that a medium to dark granite would be more appropriate for a wet bar setting
  • Phyllis 12:06PM, Nov 8 2009 We have chosen tropical brown granite counters. We will be refinishing our oak cabinets. What color would you suggest for the cabinets? What color and pattern for the backsplash? We have oak hardwood floors.
  • vickie 05:48PM, Oct 16 2009 We are remodeling kitchen, cabinets are on darker side, we have picked out swanstone black sink, delta pull down rubbed venetian and have light tiled floors and have picked out tropic brown granite...my ??? What color for the travertone backsplash....thanks
  • Shelly 08:07AM, Oct 1 2009 I think I might have answered this twice but....I have honey oak cabinets and a brown ceramic/laminate floor from Empire Carpets.
  • shelly 10:26PM, Sep 29 2009 I have decided on Tropical Brown countertops. Now I need help picking out a sink. I am leaning towards Silgranit by Blanco but having a hard time picking a color....I have white appliances and oak cabinets. Should I choose white, cafe brown or black sink? Please help!
  • stephanie 02:10PM, Sep 17 2009 Thanks for the suggestion, did you mean ceramic, not crematic, if not what is crematic I am having such trouble with this backsplash also my walls and floor are light gold/tan. Also, the glass tile is in 12x12 with little glass squares in light brown/gold tones. Worried glass will become outdated to quick.
  • Stephanie 03:26PM, Sep 14 2009 Im sorry but what is subway tile. And could you recommend a color for the backsplash
  • Stephanie 01:34PM, Sep 14 2009 I have tropical brown granite counter tops and white cabinets. I was wondering if I could go with a glass backsplash. Not sure if it would go with white cabinets.
  • Kunrong 12:25AM, Aug 30 2009 I have Honey oak finish cabinetry, and plan to use golden oak hardwood flooring, and stainless steel appliances. I do not to emph.the already orange glow in Kitchen. Could Tropical Brown be a good pick? If not, any recommendation?
  • Teena 03:38AM, Aug 10 2009 I like tropical brown granite but am having trouble choosing a cabinet color to match. What would you recommend?
  • Pam 10:58AM, Jul 9 2009 We have brick floors in our kitchen and have just had the cabinets painted ivory with a mocha glaze. I can't decide if gold tones or cream tone granites would be right. Please help!
  • Greg 01:07PM, Jun 25 2009 We're remodelling our galley style kitchen that has a large peninsula - SS appliances, cherry cabinets (oregano stain), and grey-beige tile; we also want to match a natural stone fireplace (greys and browns) in an adjacent room - will tropical brown work?
  • Greg 01:05PM, Jun 25 2009 We're remodelling our galley style kitchen that has a large peninsula - SS appliances, cherry cabinets (oregano stain), and grey-beige tile; we also want to match a natural stone fireplace (greys and browns) in an adjacent room - will tropical brown work?
  • Lee 03:49PM, May 26 2009 I should probably mention that my tile and back splash are slate. The dominant colour is sage and it also has greys, light greens yellows and golds in it. Still hooked on the tropical brown. Is there any other colour you suggest? Thanks for your time.
  • Lee 03:28PM, May 26 2009 I have very dark mahogany cabinets, with a sage and grey tile and a matching back splash. I have stainless/black appliances. Do you think the tropic brown would go well with this combination. I see some green in it and it looks nice up against my backsplash.
  • Sonia 02:14PM, May 13 2009 Considering Tropical Brown for maple, mocha glazed cabinets. Floor is oak hardwood and putting in stainless steel applicances. Does Tropical Brown work? If not, what other colors would be better with my cabinets, floor and appliances. Also saw in person Espresso Brown and Coffee Pearl. Thanks!
  • David 01:41PM, May 8 2009 I have tropical brown countertops and red oak cabinets. Put in a Noce tile floor and I'm not to happy with the results. What color tile goes best with the tropical brown countertop and red oak cabinets, I can't find anything that goes well.
  • Jenny 09:15AM, Apr 18 2009 Looking for a granite that will match ulti-colored slate... colors in slate are green, taupe, brick/blush, gold. Don't want anything to busy...something a little calmer.
  • Leslee 06:37PM, Apr 8 2009 We are going to have a light stained maple cabinets (golden color) do you think these would work for a Does this have alot of gold to it?
  • Leslee 06:35PM, Apr 8 2009 We are going to have a light stained maple cabinets (golden color) do you think these would work for a contrast. Walls will be a light taupe. Thank you!!
  • waleska 02:02PM, Apr 7 2009 do you seal tropical brown? I just had it installed and have noticed some tiny "holes" in the stone and I am concerned about stains.
  • sara 12:43PM, Apr 3 2009 is tropical brown the same as tan brown?? my sister used tan brown but in this picture it looks lighter. please tell me if there is adifference between these two colors.
  • Cheryl 11:19AM, Mar 13 2009 After more consideration, I would like a granite with more movement and less consistency. Also, I'm going with travertine flooring. Suggestions, please?
  • Cheryl 10:28AM, Mar 13 2009 What would you recommend for antique white cabs with a cream appearance, s.s. appliances, and taupe walls, (gallery taupe or smokey taupe)? I don't want the cabs to start looking too yellow. I am trying to stay away from granite with too much gold or yellow. I'm hoping I can stay with my taupe walls because I found a color that I fell in love with.
  • Diane 10:48AM, Mar 11 2009 I forget to mention that my cabinets have a chocolate glaze.
  • Diane 10:20AM, Mar 11 2009 I have nutmeg colored cabinets, ss appliances and natural red oak floors. Would tropical brown go with this?
  • jess 12:23AM, Mar 3 2009 we are using a green sink. would tropical brown look ok?
  • Brian 08:06PM, Feb 23 2009 I have bright white cabinets and tropic brown counters w/ travertine backsplash. Any suggestions on floor type (wood or tile). I like slate, but fear it would clash.
  • Joanne 11:02AM, Feb 14 2009 I have maple cabinets, reddish oak floors and almond appliances. I also have a wallpaper with pastel colors in it. Would Tropical Brown work?
  • Kevin 05:54PM, Feb 11 2009 ..and what color are the cabinets on the pictures above that have tropical brown granite?
  • Kevin 05:52PM, Feb 11 2009 Sorry, one more question (hopefully!) Would Tropical Brown look good with chestnut color cabinets, and a lighter color floor? Thanks again!
  • Kevin 12:53PM, Feb 11 2009 So if we want to do tropical brown or Tan brown, what colors would you recommend for cabinets, floor, and backsplash?
  • Kevin 06:30PM, Feb 10 2009 Disregard my last posting. We have decided to do more of a walnut colored stain on both cabinets and floor. Thank God. What other colors are similar to Tropical Brown that would "pop" with medium walnut colored cabinets and a lighter walnut colored floor? Thanks!
  • Kevin 05:23PM, Feb 10 2009 We have been told by our local cabinet/countertop guy that the light vs. dark issue is not one for our house. We have a very open floor plan with lots of natural light. We are going back and forth between a black based granite or a brown based granite. Would black maybe be better than brown considering dark Cherry stain, and Fruitwood maple floors? Or would you do something completely different and go with a lighter color? Thanks.
  • Kevin 03:51PM, Feb 10 2009 We are building a home and are doing maple floors and maple cabinets in the kitchen. We are thinking of a dark cherry stain for the cabinets. Would Tropical brown look good with it? Also, do you recommmend dark or lighter color granite with what I have described? Any other color suggestions? Thanks so much!
  • Linda 09:05AM, Jan 20 2009 I have honey oak cabinets with light colored tile floors. Would tropic brown be a good choice for a countertop?
  • mary 08:46PM, Nov 25 2008 also, we were looking at Baltic brown. Would you still say the black galaxy over the baltic brown too? Our only concern is with the baltic brown, how distinct are the green tones in this color. I definetly do not want the green to stand out at all.
  • mary 09:34PM, Nov 23 2008 what color granite would you recommend for a master bath with medium oak cabinets, cream tile floors, taupe tub, sink and toilet and walls are deep camel color. Accents are red, black and taupe. We were thinking tropical brown or black galaxy. Would that work
  • tania 09:30PM, Sep 26 2008 i have antique white/cream cabinets wih brownish antiquing, beige floors ..would the oro napoletan be good or the tropical brown better?
  • Krissi 04:08PM, Sep 25 2008 I have a trad. kitchen w/an island. My cabinets are cherry maple & floor is cream. My decor is gold/green/burgandy. The walls are beige/goldish. Would TROPICAL BROWN work? I also loke Giallo Veneziano and New Venetian. Thanks for your Help!
  • kate 05:43PM, Sep 15 2008 I have white cabinets and want tropical brown granite will this look okay .What color wood floor would you suggest.
  • Mary 09:59AM, Sep 6 2008 We will be installing ivory cabinets with mocha glaze and I have chosen Tropical Tan granite and ss appliances. I'm having second thoughts about the granite color because it is such a contrast. Floors are white-washed laminate.
  • Felicia 01:44AM, Jul 8 2008 I have white cabinets and appliances. I am painting my walls a yellow. Will Tropical Brown granite countertops look good with this combination?
  • Robyn 04:17PM, Jun 18 2008 I have a trad. kitchen with honey oak, shaker-style cabs and a sim. toned wood floor. Counters are not huge.There is a ctr isl. with a cooktop, and a built-in desk in the area. I don't want to emph.the already orange glow. I?ve been told to make sure that there?s contrast with the cabs, and others state that contrast will emphasize the cabs.
  • JennO 04:20PM, May 5 2008 Oh, and I should probably add I have white appliances...yuck, I know but we're moving in a year or so and they are only 6 years old so I think I'm leaving them for now...also, the island is red with a brown glaze over it. Beige walls. I feel like finding a granite to work with my house is impossible!!!
  • JennO 04:14PM, May 5 2008 What color granite would you recommend for distressed antique white cabinets with light beige tile floors. I obviously need some contrast but can't decide on a granite. I'm drawn to the appearance of things like New Venetian Gold, Giallo Portifino, etc, but feel I NEED something darker like Tropical Brown. Any help would be great!
  • Nicole 12:12AM, Apr 24 2008 I have oak cabinets and floors and black applicances. I want something that will pick up the browns and black. I was thinking tropical brown> What do you think of that? Any other suggestions?
  • Michelle 08:15PM, Apr 14 2008 I have honey maple cabinents and black appliances and brown light fixtures. Do you think Tropical Brown will look good?
  • Toya 10:24PM, Apr 13 2008 I have white laminate cabinets,light green walls,hunter green blinds will tropical brown work? Floors are wooden. I seem to see a bit of green in the tropical brown granite.
  • Christy L. 10:54PM, Mar 19 2008 I am considering buying tropic brown granite. Would it be a good choice for white cabinets. I was also thinking of Uba tuba, but I don't like the green in it as much.
  • Christy 11:11PM, Mar 11 2008 I'm getting shaker style cabinets in natural finish maple. I've been looking at the tropical brown. Does anyone have any other suggestions? The cabinets will age to a light golden hue.
  • Deb 11:11AM, Feb 26 2008 Tropical Brown doesn't seem to have gold, so that's why I thought it might work. Do you think it would go or that I should just avoid brown altogether? If so, what would you suggest?
  • Deb 05:13PM, Feb 22 2008 Thanks for your input. Your suggestions seem a little gold to me, and I was trying to avoid gold tones. Do you have any other suggestions?
  • Deb 03:13PM, Feb 22 2008 Could you suggest something either lighter or darker?
  • Deb 12:45PM, Feb 21 2008 Would Tropical Brown be a good countertop choice for a kitchen with med. oak cabinets, almond refrig, almond dishwasher, black oven, bone stovetop, black microwave over stove, and tile floor that is beige with bone swirls? Would you recommend a different granite?
  • Loretta 08:12PM, Jan 26 2008 I'm building a 56" by 90" eat-in island. Is there a edge that would deter from this being a big hunk of granite? I was steered toward demi-bullnose, but am seeing lots of sharp looking ogee on your site. I think that I was wrongly advised that ogee was for the victorian kitchen.
  • Stephanie 08:12PM, Jan 26 2008 I have bone cabinetry, ss appliances, med. oak trim woodwork/flooring, lots of natural light -- a pretty traditional style kitchen. Would Tropical Brown be a good pick? Any other any other non-black recommedations?
  • Jenae 03:58PM, Jan 25 2008 I have hickory hardwood floors and cabinets in the kitchen. Would Tropical Brown look good?