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Using Ubatuba Granite in a White Kitchen and Beyond

Ubatuba granite is a dark natural stone that adds a sophisticated feel to any design. However, this natural stone really pops when used within a white kitchen. Pair it with white cabinetry, wood accent furniture, and elegant upholstery for a timeless, yet modern, look. The signature lighter flecks of this granite are set against a rich, darker backdrop, which instantly adds texture to both casual and formal designs. Here are a few tips and tricks for successfully incorporating this beautiful granite option in a white kitchen.

Color Profile

Ubatuba granite, a product of Brazil, is typically labeled as being dark green, but depending on the lighting in a room, it may also appear to be a shade of black. It contains flecks of varying shades, including gold, brown, white, and at times, turquoise, and when polished, it offers a high degree of light reflection, which can actually change the stone's appearance at different times of the day.

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The materials that you place around Ubatuba within your design can also change the interpretation of the stone's color, so be sure to choose flooring and cabinetry that brings out the best shade of the granite. White is one color that really makes Ubatuba pop, which is why it is a great design element to add to a primarily white kitchen.

Flooring Designs

Ubatuba granite tiles are available in 12 x 12 squares, and can be used as flooring in just about any room of your home, but it looks especially great in the kitchen. Its darker tone is versatile enough to pair with most materials and design schemes, but it will really stand out when used next to white cabinetry. For a different look, try installing either a square or diamond pattern on your kitchen floor. Alternating tiles of Ubatuba granite with a lighter shade of granite is another option for creating a unique, stunning floor design.

Beyond the Kitchen

In addition to using Ubatuba granite in your white kitchen, try incorporating it into other spaces, as well. This will give your home an overall look that's streamlined and cohesive. For instance, try using Ubatuba granite on your bathroom vanity countertop. You'll find that the deep texture of the granite brings perfect contrast to lighter woods and metal fixtures. The polished 12 x 12 tiles also look beautiful when installed around a fireplace. Other ideas for Ubatuba tiles include creating a dramatic kitchen backsplash or a functional but elegant kitchen island countertop. The options are nearly limitless for this highly versatile stone.

If you're looking for a darker granite tile, the lovely deep green shade of Ubatuba can't be beat. Although color variation is typically limited with this option, you can still find variety in its appearance that's consistent with all natural stone products. This guarantees that your finished granite tile design will look natural and unique. And don't forget about the long-lasting qualities and easy maintenance that comes with any granite product. You won't regret incorporating this stone into your design scheme.