Brown Antique Granite
Brown Antqiue Granite - Warm, Rich Brown Granite
If you’re looking to imbue your living space with cozy, inviting appeal, you can’t go wrong with Brown Antique granite, a durable, chocolate-colored stone. Brown Antique granite is quarried largely from the Huíla province of Angola, Africa, an area renowned for its high-quality black, blue, and brown granite.
This variety in particular is known for its dark, earthy coloration, with a base of dark chocolate and roasted coffee hues. Although patterns and colors vary from one slab to the next, you can expect relatively consistent deep browns, with highlights of silver and blue throughout, adding the depth, dimension, and visual appeal that granite is famous for.
Granite is an excellent choice for any surface in your home, from kitchen and bathroom countertops to flooring and fireplace surrounds. One of the hardest natural stone options in home decor, granite often ranks at a level of 6-7 on the Mohs hardness scale. This makes granite naturally resistant to abrasion, etching, and other damage common to busy household settings. However, because it is a porous, natural stone, it can be susceptible to staining and absorption, which is why it’s important to clean and maintain it properly, including taking the time to regularly reseal the stone.
An ideal placement for your Brown Antique granite could be virtually anywhere. This resilient stone works wonderfully in both indoor and outdoor settings, easily retaining its strength, durability, and color. It
holds up well outdoors. even in regions where freezing and thawing happen regularly.
It’s natural to wonder how best to pair this dark stone with other design elements in the home, and there are several options to consider. This stone naturally lends itself to warmer color palettes and pairs beautifully with natural wood cabinets and flooring. Consider Brown Antique granite countertops atop blond wood, where the darker tones will really stand out, or pair it with walnut, mahogany, or espresso cabinets to emphasize the deeper tones and create a more masculine space.
Brown Antique granite can even be used in white kitchens, although you may want to avoid icy whites in favor of off-white or creamy hues that will better complement the warm appeal of this stone. Sandy shades for walls, flooring, and backsplashes are sure to look stunning with this granite and make your countertops the star of the show.
While you can use black cabinetry with Brown Antique granite, it’s likely that things will look nicer with dark wood tones that mimic that warmth of the stone.
Green and blue hues may not seem like the best choice, but you may be surprised about how well the right shade can complement this rich, dark stone. Again, steer clear of cooler tones. Instead of grayer, sage-colored greens, opt for a warm, mossy tone. As for blues, try a navy with warm undertones. If your slab is predominantly dark brown with a lot of blue flecks, you could choose a grayer blue, but for slabs punctuated with warmer tones, select shades that lean warm, as well.