Yes, green is often described as a color of envy, but in the world of decorating, green means so much more. The color of nature, green represents the simplicity of the outdoors.
If you want to inspire calmness, optimism, and serenity in your home, then start incorporating green into your color scheme. Paler greens are better for calm spaces (evoking beaches and spring) while bold greens like emerald can give your kitchen a boost of optimism and positivity.
There are a lot of beautiful green granites, ranging in price from introductory level Uba Tuba Granite all the way up to iridescent Labradorite like Green Eyes Granite.
Here are five of our favorites from all over the world, listed from the highest to lowest average price.
Green Eyes Granite
The incredible Green Eyes Granite is a subclass of granite called Labradorite. This jewel of Madagascar is known for its large formations of iridescent minerals.
These peacock “eyes” are set in a rich dark green background. Also called Big Blue Granite or Lemurian Granite, Green Eyes is definitely a show stealer, so it’s best to pair it with a simple cabinet design and subtle backsplash.
If you want to really show off this stone, choose a beveled edge profile and install under cabinet lighting. These tricks will ensure those iridescent formations are properly spotlighted.
Costa Esmeralda Granite
While Green Eyes Granite has a bold impact, Costa Esmeralda Granite enchants the eye with more subtle charm. This Persian stone has a pale, translucent green background with simple white and gray lines adding complexity and movement.
We recommend pairing Costa Esmeralda Granite (sometimes called Coast Smeralda Granite due to mislabeling by quarries abroad) with a light cabinet. This stone goes really well with white, cream, gray, and light wood cabinets.
Since Costa Esmeralda is a quiet stone overall, it works well with both simple and more ornate cabinet styles and lends itself particularly well to an ogee edge profile.
Green Marinace Granite
Yes, this granite is completely natural. Green Marinace Granite is a polymict pebble conglomerate. This kind of stone is formed when small stones are smoothed by a glacier or other long natural process.
They are then covered with a silt or sediment and the whole mix hardens under the earth’s surface for thousands of years. Each individual stone in the granite has a unique pattern and color, making for infinite variation.
Green Marinace (as opposed to other Marinace Granites like Nero Mainace, Marinace Gold) has a lovely moss green hue. Even though there is so much going on in this pattern, the resemblance to river rock or a pebble beach gives this granite a soothing quality.
Safari Green Granite
This Brazilian granite has a dynamic diagonal pattern that will add movement to any kitchen. It has a range of soft greens that evoke a meandering forest creek.
With the incredible variety of colors mixed into Safari Green Granite, there are endless choices for finding beautiful paints and backsplash to match.
Also called Jurassic Granite or Mesquite Granite, Safari Green works especially well with white or cream cabinets, but would also pair well with a light wood.
Uba Tuba Granite
Uba Tuba is a classic go-to stone for a dark countertop look. This Brazilian stone has a tight composite pattern with several shades of deep, dark green and black accents.
Since it is found in large deposits in South America, it is one of the more affordable granites on the market. If you want a similar granite with a more vivid green, look at Peacock Green Granite. Also similar to Uba Tuba is Verde Butterfly Granite and Emerald Pearl Granite.
Uba Tuba Granite pairs very well with medium to dark wood cabinets. We recommend a simple edge like eased, half bullnose, or bevel, since the pattern of the granite is itself simple and understated.
Green is the most abundant color on earth. Each of these granites channels that vibrant natural energy—the original green energy—that will keep your kitchen vivid and fresh for years to come.
Whether you choose a show-stopping Labradorite like Green Eyes Granite or an understated composite like Uba Tuba, adding the color of nature to your home is guaranteed to bring the peace of the outdoors inside, where you can enjoy it through all the seasons.
Want more green granites? We also recommend Typhoon Green Granite, Surf Green Granite, Minsk Green Granite, and Cactus Granite. There are lots of other granites with more subtle elements of green mixed into their palettes.
Visit your local granite fabricator to learn more about the different varieties of green granites.
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