Design Tips: Cabinet and Granite Pairings

It’s hard to visualize a finished kitchen from the various elements pre-installation. In order to help you decide on a cabinet and granite pairing, here are several common combinations. Take a look through our photo gallery for tons more ideas on how to best match up granite and cabinets.


Taupe White Granite and Maple Cabinets: Here is a white granite on raised panel maple cabinets with cayenne finish. The white contrasts the warm finish well, yet the cabinet is light enough that the whole space stays fresh and airy.



Antique Brown Granite and White Cabinets: Here’s a take on the classic black and white kitchen look. The flat panel white cabinets really set off the black granite for a classic, elegant finished look.



Super White Granite and White Cabinets: White cabinets with white countertops is a very popular design choice lately, and it’s not hard to see why. This white granite looks like marble and together with the white, mitered, hickory cabinets, the kitchen has a very country French feel.



Madura Gold Granite and White Cabinets: This Madura Gold Granite adds warm, luxurious, Mediterranean gold to the crisp white, raised panel, oak cabinets. It adds dimension and color to the room, while staying with the fresh, airy feel that an all white kitchen would have. The dark red curtains are a nice touch as well.



Maple Cabinets and Kashmir Gold Granite: This log home kitchen has natural maple cabinets and a leathered Kashmir Gold Granite with tan, cream, grey, taupe, rose, and a little brown. The birch cabinets contrast nicely against the darker wood of the walls and floor. The granite complements the cabinets allowing the ceiling and floor to frame the light, rustic kitchen.



Carnival Granite and Knotty Pine Cabinets: The green Carnival granite looks beautiful with the earthy, shaker style pine cabinets. There are so many colors in the Carnival; the copper and clay colors are pulled out by copper fixtures and brick backsplash. Carnival granite has all the colors of a forest, so it fits perfectly with the natural knots in the pine.



Juperana Copper Granite and Cherry Cabinets: The sweet, warm cinnamon finish on these traditional, raised panel cherry cabinets looks like it was selected right from the deeper tones of the Juperana Copper Granite. The floor wood floor also has a cinnamon finish. The result is a complementary look that is gentle, but still luxurious.



Saturnia Granite and Cherry Cabinets: This kitchen is all about dark elegance. The dark cherry cabinets pick up on the hints of burgundy in the Saturnia Granite, which has swirled black, caramel, espresso, translucent quartz, and shimmering, silver mica flecks. The raised and mitered panels of the cabinets add complexity to the room. Dark cherry cabinets like this will always be a dramatic look, whether paired with white or dark granite.



Two Tone Black and White Kitchen: This two tone kitchen features the iridescent Antique Brown Granite (which looks black) on white cabinets and Millennium Cream Granite on birch cabinets with a espresso finish. Together with the faded Brazilian wood floors, this combination is understated and modern. The cabinet styles are traditional, but the color scheme is simultaneously timeless and contemporary.



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5 responses to “Design Tips: Cabinet and Granite Pairings

    1. I’d recommend finding a fabricator who works with exotics on a regular basis. Or look for a supplier who has it and can recommend you to a local fabricator.

  1. What is the flooring you used on the last photo set with white cabinets and center island? looking to use the same but cant seem to find the exact finish or brand

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