Looking to make a trendy yet timeless upgrade to your kitchen, bath or other surface in your home? Look no further than white granite countertops. In addition to uniquely brightening up a living space, white granite counters add elegance with no sacrifice of durability.
In fact, natural granite is a hard and nonporous stone — making it a brilliant choice for kitchen counters and other high-traffic areas of your home. Meanwhile, white continues to have a major moment, with designers and homeowners alike loving it for its chic, clean aesthetic.
But all white granite countertop saren’t created equal. For starters, there’s no pure white granite in all of nature. Rather, when we talk about white granite, we’re talking about a predominant background of white or off-white bedrock with various other colors subtly mixed in. Because of this, white granite boasts wonderful versatility and can be a beautiful complement to many different cabinet colors.
All of which begs the question: With so many haute hues to choose from, how do you know which white granite shade suits your style? Read on for a roundup of 12 go-to white granite colors for 2018 and beyond. Visit our St. Louis or O’Fallon Locations to see these colors and more!
1. Alaska White
Alaska White’s name belies its origins. This show-stopping shade does not actually hail from The Last Frontier, but is actually imported from Brazil. However, this white granite’s stunning blend of cool and warm colors, including icy silver, frosty white, rich cocoa and deep onyx, bring to mind the stunning Alaskan landscape. Featuring slight movement with moderate variations in color, tone, granularity and pattern, Alaska White has a contemporary feel which suits both dark and light cabinets. Its brown veining, meanwhile, pairs beautifully with wood.
While Alaska White is at the higher end of the white granite price range, it’s still affordable at $65 to $75 per square foot installed.
2. Alps White
Alps White is a study in contrast thanks to the juxtaposition of glimmering white crystals, Bordeaux flecks, and bold black — all against a warm white background. Imported from Brazil, this sophisticated shade works will with many different design styles, including everything from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Whether you’re looking for spectacular countertops or a dazzling backsplash, accent wall or floor, Alps White has slight movement and variation for added visual appeal.
At $58 to $65 per square foot installed, Alps White is at the middle of the price range for white granite.
3. Andino White
Soft shades of white and gray granite intermingle with beige and charcoal accents in this high-performance, low-maintenance granite. Quarried in Brazil,Andino White granite offers a uniform appearance which, depending on the slab, can vary from brilliant white to a more muted look. As with most other shades of white granite, Andino White is extremely versatile with the ability to complement both light and dark cabinets. Our pick when decorating with Andino White? Espresso cabinets with sleek stainless steel appliances. For a more traditional aesthetic, meanwhile, Andino White is gorgeous with natural oak.
Andino White is available at an affordable price point — particularly when you factor in its durability. Expect to pay between $58 and $65 per square foot installed.
4. Colonial White
While most white granites are quarried in Brazil, Colonial White joins a select few which come from India. Featuring a foundation of creamy off-white bedrock, Colonial White is characterized by its black speckles and smoky silver accent colors. A hint of rose-pink mineral deposits is also a defining feature of Colonial White. If you’re looking for a light granite that will add warmth to your kitchen, Colonial White is a winner. Paired with stark white cabinets, Colonial White countertops soften a space, while having a more dramatic effect alongside darker cabinets. Colonial White’s slight movement and variation mean it offers a continuous and cohesive feel.
While Colonial White has an upscale appearance, it is priced at an affordable $55 to $60 per square foot installed.
5. New River White
This picturesque light granite consists of an alabaster bedrock speckled with dark red flecks and rich silver veining. Imported from India, New River White offers a great deal of variation, making it a dramatic and dynamic addition to any living space. In fact, while other granites may feature mineral deposits similar to New River White’s crimson accents, only this color has them in such magnificent abundance. Therefore, choosing cabinets which highlight this quality is the best way to showcase New River White countertops. White cabinets are an obvious choice when it comes to complementing New River White, but darker cabinets also provide appealing contrast.
Because of New River White’s inherent beauty, it’s in great demand. Still, it is a mid-range white granite at $55 to $60 per square foot installed.
6. Moon White
Quarried in India, Moon White embodies the exquisiteness implied by its name. Bright ivory, silver-gray, and bold black are a few of the colors that speckle and swirl this fine and intricate light granite. One of the whiter shades of granite, Moon White can also have a subtle yellow undertone. It is relatively uniform in color when compared to other white granites, and has been described as “mesmerizing” for its unique appearance. As with many other granite colors, Moon White is extremely versatile. One particularly striking combination? Moon White granite with white cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances.
Moon White granite has many appeals, including its price of just $45 to $49 per square foot installed.
7. Mystic Spring
This durable light granite from Brazil features a fine, intricate blend of grays and whites enhanced by dramatic veining in shades of darker gray and jet black. Versatility is a hallmark of Mystic Spring granite; it pairs perfectly with many other premium surfaces, including everything from porcelain tiles to mosaics. Comparatively uniform in movement and variation, Mystic Spring is an especially elevating addition to traditional decor, and exudes polished warmth when partnered with darker tones.
Mystic Spring is at the top of the range when it comes to white granite pricing. Expect to pay between $62 and $69 per square foot installed.
8. Salinas White
Quarried in Brazil, this creamy, bone-white stone features dense clusters of onyx speckles with lower-contrast accents of light pewter and smoky tan accents. Beloved by decorators for its subtle shimmer, Salinas White is wonderful for both interior and exterior applications. As with other light granites, Salinas White, which is comparatively consistent in terms of variation, is heralded for its versatility. While it coordinates well with many colors and decorating styles, it offers remarkable contrast to dark woodwork in traditional settings.
At $58 to $65 per square foot installed, Salinas White is a mid-range white granite.
9. White Ice
When homeowners talk about White Ice granite, words like “love” and “obsessed” frequently enter the conversation. This versatile and chic shade from Brazil has a snowy sheen accented by dark veining in hues of blue and gray. The result? A sleek and streamlined look that’s an ideal addition to contemporary, cool-toned kitchens. While many shades work well with White Ice, grays, metallic, and stainless steel appliances are powerful choices for this light granite with minimal movement, while dark neutrals deliver contrast that truly “pops.”
Priced at $58 to $65 per square foot installed, White Ice offers transformative appeal to many living spaces.
10. White Valley
White Valley granite’s winsome white background is elevated by tonal shades of gray veining running throughout the slabs. Imported from Brazil, this dramatic stone adds welcoming warmth to any kitchen. It also offers plenty of visual interest and depth thanks to its abundance of movement. If you’re angling to add an air of sophistication and elegance to your kitchen, White Valley comprises a classic aesthetic with unprecedented versatility that blends beautifully with many design styles.
White Valley is a mid-range light granite with a price tag of $58 to $65 per square foot installed.
11. White Ornamental
What do you get when you combine soft whites, creams, taupes, tans and grays in low variations? This lovely and timeless light granite. Imported from Brazil, White Ornamental granite may be subtle in terms of color, but it makes a seriously sophisticated statement when incorporated into kitchen designs. It’s well-suited for monotone environments, but can be accented with contrasting cabinetry and accessorized with vibrant pops of color for a high-impact look.
Ornamental White offers a luxurious look at a less-than-luxury price. Expect to pay just $45 to $49 per square foot installed for this popular white granite.
12. White Spring
Mined in southern Brazil, White Spring granite is a true classic. Featuring a backdrop of crystal-white bedrock, White Spring is noteworthy for its alluringly rambling, high-variation veining in white, gray and crimson hues. And while White Spring is very much pure white, it can appear darker in color due to its dense mineral veining. Cherry and mahogany cabinets bring out White Spring’s dramatic red accents, while white cabinets offer dramatic contrast.
Due to its distinctive appearance, White Spring is at the higher end of white granite price at $62 to $69 per square foot installed.
There’s a reason why the words “white granite” and “dream kitchen” so often go hand in hand. If you’ve been fantasizing about white granite countertops, you’re sure to find just the right elegant and enduring shadeamong these 12 trending colors.
White Granite slabs at Arch City Granite in St. Louis, MO
At Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc., we strive to provide you with the best selection of granite slabs including all the popular white granite colors described above. Selecting right granite color for your project may sometimes be stressful, our project managers will work with you to find the right countertop for your home.
Arch City Granite is one of the very few granite showrooms in St. Louis, MO that not only stocks over 100 colors of granite, quartz, marble, soapstone, but we also offer full service countertops fabrication and installation to St. Louis home owners.
When you want the best in kitchen countertops, you need Arch City Granite.
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