Are you tired of your old laminate countertops? Maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Black granite countertops are very popular this year. Keep reading to learn more about how you can incorporate these trendy surfaces into your bathroom.
Black and White
By far the easiest way to incorporate the black countertops into your bathroom is through the black-and-white motif. This style has seen a comeback in recent years thanks to the minimalist and modern movements in the home design industry. However, this theme hails back to the 1920s when the black-and-white style was trendy in luxury hotels. Far from being simplistic, the black-and-white motif allows the homeowner to create the feeling of more space as well as the freedom to accessorize liberally. A bathroom countertop in Absolute Black granite will pair seamlessly with a white cabinet base and white subway tile, another popular trend that has emerged over the last decade. For a more contemporary look, skip the subway tile and add white wainscoting against white walls to add texture to an otherwise blank canvas.
If the black-and-white motif is too much, soften the feel of the room using complementary secondary colors. Nothing softens the look of stark black like gray or the increasingly popular greige. Traditional gray will lend an element of coolness to your bathroom while a greige will allow you to alternate between cool and warm accent pieces and lightning. Use wainscoting or subway tile along the bottom half of your bathroom and paint the upper half of the room gray to offset a black countertop. Pull from the stone’s finer pigments to determine if pastel purples or blues are compatible with your surface.
Wood and Warmth
When it comes to cabinetry, you’re not limited to the traditional white. Natural wood grain can help you bring out the warmth in black granite. Medium tones such as raw maple or cherry go well with black or black-brown granite depending on the stone’s natural hues. Wood cabinets and vanities will add warmth to your bathroom, which is what you need if you’re adopting the European or Mediterranean styles.
Fixtures and Decor
After you’ve selected your countertop and cabinet colors, accessories can help tie the room together. For a clean, modern look, brushed nickel or chrome go well with the black-and-white motif. Use wall art and fabrics selections to add a pop of color, such as orange or red, and make a bold statement in your bathroom. If the countertop is the focal point of the room, keep lighting fixtures to a minimum by using clear glass or wire-framed fixtures. If you’re going for warmth, consider faucets and sinks made of copper, bronze, and off-white porcelain. Accent these fixtures with seasonal fabrics in beige, brown, or off-white. Pastels can also be incorporated into this design to match the color flecks in your particular cut of granite.
If you’re ready for a bathroom upgrade, black granite countertops can help transform your next remodel. Contact the professionals at Legacy Granite Countertops or check out our local showroom to shop for granite bathroom countertops in Roswell. We offer classic granite countertops in colors including Absolute Black and Ubatuba and exotic countertops in Black Forest and Black Peral Honed and Leathered.