Thursday, February 24, 2011

color consults: gray II

Gray clothes, walls, furniture. Great.

White kitchen cabinetry and gray marble countertops. Fabulous. Beautiful. Classic. Clean.

Christopher Peacock's kitchen via Traditional Home. How great would a bowl of oranges look on this countertop?
This is how my next kitchen will look, except for the dog and chairs. And the baskets.

I can hear the gasps right through my laptop. Marble!?! in the kitchen!!! it'll stain! it'll scratch!!

a slab of Staturietto Marble (Italy)
First, let's address staining. Sealers have come a long way. Properly sealed marble is no more likely to stain than granite.

a slab of Bianco Carrara (Italy)
Next, scratching and scuffing. A shiny high polish finish on a marble countertop will show every scratch and etch. A honed finish won't.

If marble is too subtle, or you're a diehard granite fan, here are two very nice gray granites.

Moon Night from Brazil. Dramatic. I could easily see this stone with contemporary cabinetry.

Verde Wave from India. I really like the movement in this stone.
These slabs are from Boston Granite Exchange, one of the largest importers on the East Coast. They have a huge, state-of-the-art warehouse full of beautiful stone. They'll ship anywhere.

Thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan

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