Snowy, White and Gray Granite
You might not expect a snowy white granite to have origins in the equatorial tropics, but this icy natural stone is quarried in balmy Brazil. The background of Everest granite is a cool, off-white hue with a soft, serene composure. However, it is offset by dark gray and brown splotches of jagged crystallization that create a crackling aesthetic across the otherwise downy surface.
The juxtaposition delivers intense visual interest that’s sure to create a striking centerpiece for any kitchen, bathroom, bar, or fireplace design. While this eye-catching stone is neutral and could pair with any number of color palettes, it skews slightly cooler, making it a perfect complement to hues that lean towards blue.
For example, it would partner beautifully with trending cabinet colors like navy, blue-gray, or forest green. For something lighter, a pale baby blue or mint green would look divine. You could even set it adjacent to cabinetry or backsplash tile in an aubergine or periwinkle hue if you’re feeling adventurous.
Of course, not everyone is keen to take such a bold step with their kitchen design. The good news is that Everest granite is also a great choice for classic, neutral palettes. The ubiquitous all-white kitchen gets a hefty dose of drama with this spotted granite, which adds a lot of visual interest to the middle plane of the room.
It’s also ideal for a two-tone kitchen. If you love the look of white upper cabinets with lowers in black or gray, Everest granite will serve to smoothly transition from light to dark for a beautiful flow that is grounded on the bottom and lifts to a light, airy quality above. This will make your room appear spacious and breezy, but not overwhelmingly so.
Naturally, this dynamic stone can elevate the sophistication of a darker, more masculine design, as well. The white surface will contrast deliciously against cabinets in ebony or espresso.
What if you want a warmer interior? Because of the touches of earthy brown, you could certainly pair Everest granite with wood, but it’s going to look best with rich, dark tones like mahogany or walnut. You’ll want to stay away from golden oaks and creamy off-whites to enjoy the greatest visual impact from this granite, which captures the coolness of a rocky, snow-capped peak.
As a bonus, you’ll gain several practical benefits when you choose Everest granite for the busy spaces in your home. Granite is incredibly strong and durable, with a rating of 6-7 on the Mohs hardness scale, which makes it among the hardest natural stones quarried for countertops.
Most notably, it’s resistant to heat, so if you set a hot pot or pan on it, chances are it won’t do any harm. Granite is also resistant to staining, etching, scratching, chipping, cracking, and other common forms of damage. With proper cleaning and maintenance, including regular resealing, your Everest granite countertops can literally last a lifetime.
Are you ready to pick the perfect Everest granite slab for your home improvement project? Contact us today to visit the friendly and knowledgeable professionals at Academy Marble & Granite today at our Connecticut or New York locations to get started.