Silver Cloud Granite: Granite Countertop Profile

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 by Arch City Granite
Silver Cloud Granite Countertops with Grey tone Cabinets – by Arch City Granite

Silver Cloud Granite Countertops with Grey tone Cabinets – by Arch City Granite

If you are looking for a strong granite with the bold pattern of an exotic and a subtle grayscale palette, look no further than Silver Cloud Granite.

Quarried in India, this mid-priced granite is also known as Viscount White Granite (spelled in several ways, including Viscount and Viscont).

Silver Cloud slabs

The defining features of Silver Cloud slabs are the long veins of white, gray, silver, and black that flow across the slab. Up close, the granite has unique sand-like distribution of minerals, as if the different colors were poured out, but mixed together in places.

Silver Cloud granite comes with dramatic darker swirls spread across the slab and some batches of Silver Cloud also come in lighter version like the one shown below.

Silver Cloud slabs

What Kitchen Style Is Silver Cloud Granite Best Suite For?

Lighter version Silver Cloud granite installed with dark Espresso cabinets

Lighter version Silver Cloud granite installed with dark Espresso cabinets

Silver Cloud Granite fits particularly well in modern and contemporary kitchens. The black and white lines are a great granite alternative to marbles like Statuario in trendy, clean-white designs, and the black and white palette is a natural fit for mid-century kitchens done in a modern style.

We recommend using an edge profile with clean, angular lines, such as an Eased or Beveled edge. The Half-Bullnose edge also look great on Silver Cloud, particularly in the context of a traditional kitchen style.

What Cabinets Go Best With Silver Cloud Granite?

Of course, it’s easy to see that Silver Cloud Granite really pops against white or black cabinets. Either choice will highlight the crisp grays and silvers of the stone. This countertop also is set off well by espresso cabinets. We recommend staying away from very warm wood colors such as oak or maple. Cooler tones such as cherry are a better fit for Silver Cloud Granite if you want to use a natural wood finish on your cabinets.

Silver Cloud Granite Suits Well for Outside Applications too!

Garden Wall cladded with Silver Cloud granite in a St. Louis home garden

Garden Wall cladded with Silver Cloud granite in a St. Louis home garden

Silver Cloud granite is suitable for external applications like outdoor kitchens, garden walls or any other outdoor use of stone.

This granite quarried in India also comes in book-matched slabs. In the above application where a garden retaining wall that is more than 18 feet long was cladded with two book-matched slabs. The matching sides of the two slabs were used to make the seam, which is hardly noticeable.

What Backsplash and Paint Colors Match Silver Cloud Granite?

Because it has simple colors and pattern, Silver Cloud Granite pairs easily with a wide range of backsplash options. If you want to use tile, try a simple white subway or a tumbled stone mosaic. For an extra pop of color, use a mosaic tile backsplash with gemstone colored accents.

One easy option for backsplash with this granite type is to do custom matching 4″ or full height granite backsplash. If the slab is book matched, the veins of Silver Cloud will meander uninterrupted up the wall, create a sense of movement and flow in the kitchen. Silver Cloud Granite also makes for a great full height backsplash when paired with a dark counter like Absolute Black Granite or a dark soapstone.

Shopping for the perfect slab of Silver Cloud Granite in the greater St. Louis area? Visit Arch City Marble and Granite to see our selection. We will help you consider the other decorating elements in your kitchen or bathroom to determine whether Silver Cloud Granite is the perfect counter for your project.

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