Granite takes on a more modern look when it’s cut so that the backsplash continues the countertop pattern. “We chose this piece because it looks like a watercolor painting of the home’s exterior wooded landscape,” says Ines Hanl of The Sky is the Limit Design in Victoria, BC.
Although the color palette is predominantly neutral, this traditional kitchen brings in visual interest via a compelling mix of materials: dark brown wood cabinets, granite countertops and a mosaic tile backsplash.
This inviting kitchen features a sharp pairing of flat-front white cabinets with black granite countertops. Open shelving is secured in front of the marble mosaic hexagon tiles used for the backsplash, while recessed lighting illuminates the space.
Countertops continue to define a kitchen's style — but they don't have to be a budget-buster. This granite look-alike from Wilsonart is actually laminate but unlike previous laminate countertops features a more realistic, larger stone pattern and rounded edge for a high-end granite look at a fraction of the price. Image courtesy of Wilsonart