Black Granite Countertops

Date: July 20, 2019
Author: Jon Smith
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Black granite countertops are still some of the most popular choices all over the world. I know this because I have sold so much of it over the years. Black granite countertops make a very bold modern looking kitchen but can also be contemporary and rustic.

If you want a darker color countertop like black granite countertops then you are in the right place.

In this article, I am going to show you the most popular black granite countertop options for your next kitchen remodel project.

Black Forest Black Granite Countertops

Black Forest Granite is a beautiful black granite that sometimes has a lot going on.

It is by far one of my favorite granites available today. I have seen so many customers choose this for their island alone and something different for the perimeter of their kitchen and vice versa.

It looks great both ways depending on what it is paired with. This is a fad where people use a different material color for their kitchen island. Trust me it is a very bold statement and will gain lots of compliments as well as appreciation.

Steel Gray Black Granite Countertops

Steel Gray Granite is a remarkable stone with its' consistent pattern and bold color. This granite is another option that people often mix up using for either the perimeter of their kitchen or the island using a different granite material for the perimeter of their kitchen.

One of my favorite jobs I installed for a customer of mine was Steel Gray Granite perimeter and Viscon White Granite for the island with a beautiful pattern that moved along the backsplash and riser of the two-tier island. I was pretty proud of that job. I will link to it at some point or add it here.

Steel Gray Granite can be polished, honed, or even leathered which gives it even more texture and character. Choose what is best for your taste and kitchen.

Leathered is actually one of my favorites on most black granite countertop materials but I also like Steel Gray Granite with the polished top. It is sometimes hard to choose what you will like better.

One thing to consider is that the leathered or honed textures will help in preventing scratching. It is less likely to be visible with these textures on your granite countertops.

Black Pearl Granite Countertops

Black Pearl Granite is used in so many homes because of the beauty it offers and the darkness it gives.

This material is pretty consistent in color and pattern allowing it to be an easy option for someone not wanting too much character. Black pearl also comes with different textures such as honed and leathered as well as polished.

I like them all but polished with this material seems to be the going choice from my past customers for this black granite. These slabs come extra-large also which can be a good thing for seam placement or large black granite countertop islands.

Absolute Black Granite Countertops

Absolute Black Granite is exactly what the name says it is. Pure black beauty that will greet guests with wow and look at me.

This material is not easy to talk about because it is pretty simple but definitely makes a bold statement. Absolute Black Granite is another favorite of mine and is often mixed up with the island and perimeter being different materials.

It also comes polished, leathered, and honed. When I was in the granite business as a fabricator this was not a popular choice for a kitchen however, it was a popular choice for a bathroom vanity top.

Absolute black is really stylish with all colored cabinet options and floor colors. This material really stands out with wood color cabinets and floors. I have seen a lot of cabins using this material with knotty-looking cabinets, walls, and floors. It really pops.

Black Galaxy Black Granite Countertops

Black Galaxy Black Granite Countertops

Black Galaxy Granite is another favorite black granite for me and many other people. This black granite features solid black granite with copper flecks throughout. This is a one-of-a-kind material and like no other black granite.

If you have copper appliances, sinks, faucets, and cabinet hardware in your kitchen this material will really pop.

Black galaxy is a black granite countertop that I will forever enjoy and will likely be the granite I use for the island in my next home.


Black granite countertops often give a big bold statement in your kitchen but can work for many different styles you prefer. Black granite countertops are beautiful and offer many great choices.

What are your favorite black color granite slabs? Leave a comment below.

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About Jon - Website Owner

Jon Smith

Hi, my name is Jonathan Smith. I have been in the granite business for many years and have worked my way up from an installer helper to an installer and then a countertop business owner. 

I started my countertop company with very little and grew extremely fast because of my knowledge and helpfulness. I started this countertop resource for 1 main reason. That reason is that there are no countertop websites with all the correct information and none of them are from an industry expert like myself. 

I am still in the trade every single day installing countertops, educating people on the type of material they are using for their homes, and making people's dream kitchens a reality.
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