The color brown is a mixture of all three primary colors: yellow, red, and blue. It is a primal color, the color of the earth that allows all plants and food to grow. From wooded mountaintops to endless deserts, this color represents the most ancient qualities of our planet.
Decorating with earth tones, especially brown granite colors, can make your home feel safe and grounded. Here are six brown granites in a wide range of prices and colors, from terra cotta to dark chocolate.
Antique Brown Granite (aka Maroon Cohiba granite)
This granite from Angola has dark brown iridescent mineral formations that change in appearance from black to dark sepia shades. The beauty and utility of Brown Antique Granite lies in its unique combination of simplicity and depth. Brown Antique granite can be used as the dark half of a sleek black and white kitchen or in a simple farm house look with earth tones.
It appears to be solid from afar but, upon closer inspection, reveals an endless variety of mineral formations and colors. Brown Antique Granite works exceptionally well with very dark or very light cabinets, like espresso or bright white.
It is also popular as Maroon Cohiba granite in St. Louis area.
Chocolate Bordeaux Granite
What goes better with chocolate than wine? This rich Brazilian stone combines milk chocolate swirls on a creamy background with strong veins of dark wine red.
The Bordeaux family of granites are inherently elegant. They have superb mineral formation and clarity along with palettes that mix warm and cool elements. The result is a granite that can be adapted to almost any design style. Chocolate Bordeaux Granite pairs well with cream and cherry cabinets.
Coffee Brown Granite
A quiet, understated stone, Coffee Brown Granite has that soft, gentle brown that will make your kitchen as cozy as a steaming cup of coffee.
A great choice for designers and homeowners who like a very consistent pattern and focused palette, try matching Coffee Brown with light to medium wood or cream cabinets. It is comparatively an inexpensive brown granite in the market.
Make sure to leave a little contrast between the counter and the cabinet color, adding contrasting floor or backsplash tiles to add more definition if needed.
Baltic Brown Granite
Baltic Brown is a classic. Quarried in Finland, its pattern resembles small circles of petrified wood set in a black background.
Depending on the slab, these circles can contain faint hints of blue, green, or even the amber that ancient traders carried all over the world from the Baltic region. Baltic Brown Granite is an affordably priced stone. Its wood tones are best highlighted with medium wood cabinets like oak or maple.
Juperana Arandis Granite
The warm peach tones of this Brazilian granite mix with tan and simple veins of jet black in a shifting sands pattern. This stone could go with so many different color schemes. More warm colors and peach in the room will bring out those qualities in the granite while dark browns and other cooler tones will highlight the tan undertones. Introduce burgundy or other red colors, and Juperana Arandis Granite will reveal its terra cotta minerals. This granite goes well with almost any cabinet, although we would recommend staying away from wood with an orange hue.
Since the patterns is smooth and simple, upgrading to an ogee edge can give Juperana Arandis an upscale look.
Stone Wood Granite
One of the most unique granites available on the market, this exotic stone has a palette of desert colors from Saharan dunes to Southwestern mesas. Among these colors are rivulets of dark forest soil and a pale sky blue. Also called Wood Stone Granite and Palomino Granite, this granite really stands out against espresso or black cabinets.
There are so many beautiful brown and earth tone granites on the market that it was hard to choose just six. If you want to keep looking, here are a few more.
In a lower price range are Tan Brown Granite, Tropic Brown, and Dakota Mahogany Granite. In the medium to exotic range are Amarone Granite, San Luiz Granite, Labrador Antique Granite, Juperana Beach Granite, and African Ivory Granite.
If you are having trouble picking the right stone for your project, reach out to Arch City Granite stone experts in St. Louis, Missouri, we will help you to choose the best for your kitchen, as well as the pros and cons of each granite stone.
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