There are plenty of reasons to go with granite countertops if you are updating your kitchen. It is a natural stone that is both heat and scratch resistant. To make it even more durable, sealing the material will also prevent staining while helping to keep the surface bacteria free along with regular cleanings. Granite also comes in lots of beautiful colors and patterns―some options even resemble marble, which typically costs more per square foot. Whether your style is traditional or modern, there is a granite countertop out there that will suit your cooking space. To get inspired here are our 20 favorites.
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Costa Esmeralda Granite Kitchen Countertop
Gorgeous greenish-gray countertops in a specific style called Costa Esmeralda granite lends a luxurious touch to this traditional kitchen by Crisp Architects out of Millbrook, New York.Continue to 2 of 20 below.
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Blizzard Granite Kitchen Countertops
Just like white cabinetry, granite countertops have enduring style. Case in point, this traditional cooking space by Robeson Design out of San Diego, California. The countertops are Blizzard granite. The slabs feature a creamy white background with prominent gray veins.Continue to 3 of 20 below.
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White Princess Granite Countertops in a Modern, White Kitchen
White Princess Granite is a natural stone material that resembles marble for a fraction of the price. Feast your eyes on this drool-worthy example by Lisa Gabrielson Interior Design situated in Johns Creek, Georgia. Other features worth mentioning include the herringbone style backsplash in glossy tile over the range and the iron pendant light fixture over the kitchen island.Continue to 4 of 20 below.
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Black Granite With Striking White Veins
Beautiful black granite with beautiful white veins makes a stunning statement in this modern shaker style kitchen. The cooking space was designed by Hatfield Builders and Remodelers situated in Dallas, Texas.Continue to 6 of 20 below.
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Highly Polished Black Pearl Granite Countertop
This highly polished countertop is Black Pearl granite. The glossy surface pops against the matte white cabinets. Construction Resources out of Atlanta, Georgia designed the cooking space.Continue to 7 of 20 below.
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Luna Pearl Granite Countertop in a Rustic Kitchen
In this rustic-inspired cooking space, Michigan based, Gomez Granite, paired dark wood cabinets with a lovely Luna Pearl granite countertop. The material is also known as Bianco Sardo granite. The slab features an intricate pattern of soothing grays and soft whites.Continue to 8 of 20 below.
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Gray Granite Countertops in a Two-Toned Kitchen
This stylish blue and white modern kitchen is by New England Design Elements situated in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The cooking space is tricked out with gray granite countertops. The stone's natural color coordinates beautifully with the stainless steel appliances and two-tone cabinetry.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Valle Nevado Granite Countertop With Subtle Speckles
Speckled granite like the Valle Nevado slabs shown here is a timeless classic. In this cooking space by Maryland based, Case Design, the subtle natural pattern of the countertop is an ideal backdrop for the classic subway tile backsplash. The natural stone's gray flecks also pick up the color of the stainless steel appliances.Continue to 10 of 20 below.
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Ubatuba Granite Countertop in a Cottage Kitchen
Ubatuba granite countertops as shown have a speckled appearance with a little bit of shimmer. When renovating this cottage kitchen, California based Gatling Design chose the particular slab for its textured appearance.Continue to 11 of 20 below.
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Delicatus White Granite Countertops
Think granite looks dated? The countertops in this traditional, yet modern kitchen prove otherwise. Called Delicatus white granite, the slabs pictured here have a clean white background with contrasting dark veins. The cooking space designed by Maryland based Davida's Kitchen & Tiles including a matching granite dining table.Continue to 12 of 20 below.
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Antico Cream Granite Kitchen Countertop
Warm-up a white kitchen with Antico cream granite countertops as shown in this cooking space by Maryland based Davida's Kitchen & Tiles. The countertops gold and brown flecks pick up the colors of the travertine subway tile backsplash.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Titanium Granite Kitchen Countertop
This spectacular kitchen by Canadian firm Jodi Foster Design & Planning reflects the natural beauty of the home's spectacular views. Wood cabinetry and a green glass backsplash are both combined with Titanium granite countertops. The natural stone material is filled with lovely shades of black, gold, and ivory.Continue to 14 of 20 below.
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Beautiful Soft Gray Granite Kitchen Countertops
White Supreme granite is one of our favorites. The natural stone is known for its soft gray and soothing white veins and swirls. In this kitchen by San Francisco based firm, Gast Architects the material tops off the counters and backsplash.Continue to 15 of 20 below.
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Venice Cream Granite Countertops
Chocolate brown cabinetry is partnered with Venice Cream granite countertops in this kitchen by Spokane Stone Creations out of Washington. The stone's warm creamy background features brown and black flecks and veins.Continue to 16 of 20 below.
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Colonial White Granite and Marble Pencil Mosaic
Marble and granite are a winning combination in this kitchen by Triton Stone Group based in Harahan, Louisiana. The countertops are Colonial White granite. The backsplash is a marble pencil mosaic.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Casa Blanca Granite That Looks Like Marble
Some types of granite look similar to marble as shown in this kitchen by Chicago based Alison Besikof interior Design. The countertop is Casa Blanca granite. It instantly refreshed the kitchen's old oak cabinetryContinue to 18 of 20 below.
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Azurite Granite Kitchen Countertops
The interior design firm, New England Design Elements out Londonderry, New Hampshire transformed a dilapidated farmhouse into a livable home. Refreshing the kitchen with a modern farmhouse vibe was a top priority. The countertops are Azurite granite. The polished slabs feature shades of black, blue, gold, and cream. The cabinets are a paint shade called Heritage Red by Benjamin Moore.Continue to 19 of 20 below.
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Kitchen With Two Different Countertops
This chic kitchen by Case Design out of Bethesda, Maryland has two different countertops. The kitchen island is topped off with quartz. The countertop lining the wall is gray granite with swirling white veins.Continue to 20 of 20 below.
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Blue Dunes Granite Countertop
Blue Dunes granite countertops punch up this kitchen by Washington based stone installed, Spokane Stone Creations. The slab features black, brown, and gray veins and swirls. We love how the natural stone's colors beautiful work with the hammered copper sink and oak kitchen cabinets.