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The Top 25 White Granite Countertops

Category: Stone Knowledge Updated: 2018/9/14 Views  Views: 788       Likes  Likes: 134

The following are the top 25 favorite colors in white granite for kitchen countertops and backsplashes.

1. River White

White kitchen with river white granite countertops
White kitchen with river white granite countertops. Source

River White Granite is also known as Valley White and comes from India mines. The background is a translucent white with gray, blue and taupe veins and burgundy patches running throughout. The pattern is more linear than some granites, thus the reference to rivers.

Unlike many granites, you can find it in slabs over 8' x 8'. This makes it ideal for use on large islands without worrying about seaming. The slabs are polished before shipment and an epoxy is used to fill in any cracks or natural pits that would interfere with the smoothness of the surface.

2. White Ice

Kitchen with white cabinets and white ice granite countertops
Kitchen with white cabinets and white ice granite countertops. HGTV

White Ice Granite is mined in Brazil and quantities end up being quite limited which accounts for the higher price on this stone.

White Ice made its name in the granite countertop field because of its snowy white background and the contrast of the dark veins and patches. This one also has some blue veining in it and slabs are usually 8' x 8'in size with the occasional slab larger than that. White Ice is cut to 3 cm thick, making it one of the nicer slab products for granite.

3. Colonial

Small white kitchen with colonial white granite countertops
Small white kitchen with colonial white granite countertops. Arminastone

Colonial white granite is known for its consistent veining with grays, blues and taupe highlighted in the stone. It is quarried from Café Crème - one of the deepest mines in India and able to produce extremely large slabs averaging 12' x 12'. This is one of the granites that are cut in a bookmarked fashion where slab one and two mirror each other.

4. Super White

White kitchen with super white granite countertops
White kitchen with super white granite countertops. Source

Super White Granite is not granite at all. It's actually a quartzite, which is harder than granite and has equal or better durability. Some suppliers actually list it as marble, so check for a supplier that charges a granite price and save money. And, to add to the confusion, it is also called Fantasy White in some areas and White Vermont in the Northeast.

The slab designs could be described as looking from a plane down into the Arctic Ocean. The veining is various shades of gray from very light to very deep with a hint of undertones of blue.

5. Kashmir

Traditional white kitchen with kashmir white granite countertops
Traditional white kitchen with kashmir white granite countertops. Decorpad

Kashmir White Granite is found in the same areas where Garnets are found in Southern India. As a result, it sometimes has small inclusions of garnets embedded in the slab. The patterns of greys and black mica give an overall salt and pepper appearance with swaths of veining running across it.

Unfortunately, this beautiful and very popular granite has some major drawbacks when used for kitchen countertops. It is extremely porous and therefore, stains too easily.

Worse yet, the best sealant does not help prevent it from staining. It also means that it needs cleaning with granite cleaner at least every other day instead of weekly.

6. Alaska

White kitchen with alaska white granite countertops
White kitchen with alaska white granite countertops. Projects

Alaska White Granite from Brazil is a beautiful blend of palest silver and frosty whites highlighted with neutrals and onyx hues that glitter with a warm glow in sunlight and under kitchen lighting. Because it comes in a fairly large range of slab sizes, it is an ideal choice for any application in the kitchen.

This is another granite that is bookmarked during the cutting process, which allows for matching the flow patterns for seaming or for consistency in other areas of the kitchen. It works especially well with gray, black, white and dark brown cabinet tones. You might consider a glass tile backsplash if you want to add drama or color.

The patterns in this granite are reminiscent of a forest floor in winter. it varies from smaller veining to larger patterned colors.

7. White Spring

Dark cabinets with white spring granite countertops
Dark cabinets with white spring granite countertops. Via

Brazil-mined White Spring Granite is one of the all-time classic white granites in use in kitchens around the world.

One of its trademarked characteristics is the reddish tones of the veining that ramble their way through the snow white to dark white backdrop.

This is a close-up view of White Spring Granite from southern Brazil with a dark white background while the photo below has a snowy white background. It's the red pigment that makes this granite so perfect as a contrast to cherry or mahogany cabinets.

8. Moon White

Gray cabinets with moon white granite countertops
Gray cabinets with moon white granite countertops. Gony

Moon White Granite comes from a mine in India where rust and taupe colors predominate due to oxidation over millions of years. The slab colors are consistent year after year which makes this ideal for doing one countertop at a time if the budget demands it. Rarely, if ever, does this granite have black spots.

9. Galaxy

Black cabinets with white galaxy granite countertops
Black cabinets with white galaxy granite countertops. Granite

White Galaxy Granite is one of the granites mined in China. The striking blue, gray swirls and dark blue specks that occur in this granite is the key to its personality.

10. Aspen

Traditional kitchen with aspen white granite countertops
Traditional kitchen with aspen white granite countertops. Zillow

Aspen White Granite is quarried in Namibia, South Africa and processed in Italy since there are few factories and craftsman in the area of the mine. Even though this is a new mine, there are huge slabs already coming out but the veining and mottling will vary from block to block so buy all you need at one time.

11. White Fantasy

Traditional kitchen with white fantasy granite countertops
Traditional kitchen with white fantasy granite countertops. Colonial

White Fantasy (see Super White) granite is one of the best for a marble-like finish.

12. Delicatus

Cherry kitchen cabinets with delicatus white granite countertops
Cherry kitchen cabinets with delicatus white granite countertops. Mydesign

Delicatus White Granite is found only in Brazil and as is typical of Brazilian white granites, the background is clear rather than muddled as some are prone to be. Delicatus sports black embedded crystals to give it the sparkle that many homeowners prefer.

13. Glacier

Maple kitchen cabinets with glacier white granite countertops
Maple kitchen cabinets with glacier white granite countertops. Graniteexpo

Glacier White Granite is a China granite that has a translucent white background with gray striations in various shades throughout it. Not all Glacier White slabs are marble-like - some are mottled and speckled with a more traditional granite appearance.

14. Thunder

White kitchen cabinets with thunder white granite countertops
White kitchen cabinets with thunder white granite countertops. Graniteplus

Thunder White Granite is an unusual stone from Brazil as it is known for its close-knit pattern in grays and dark red tones, giving the stone the feel of a thunder storm rumbling in the distance. The kitchen below courtesy of Kitchen Capital uses the same granite slabs as the backsplash. One of the largest benefits of this granite choice is that it can be finished in more ways than any other granite.

15. Alpine

Country kitchen with alpine white granite countertops
Country kitchen with alpine white granite countertops. Digs

Alpine White Granite is yet another of the Brazilian granites but this one has hints of turquoise and occasionally turquoise chips will be found embedded in the slab and is a bookmarked during cutting. Additionally, this is one of the few stone slabs where the factory adds a mesh backing to prevent damage during transport.

16. Arctic

White kitchen cabinet with arctic white granite countertops
White kitchen cabinet with arctic white granite countertops. Bcgranite

Arctic White Granite is imported from the mines in Finland and has one of the most naturally reflective surfaces of any granite around- not to mention that it is one of the only white granites that have few colored pigmentations. It's as close to being a fallen snow granite as one would desire. It is excellent for fireplace surrounds as well.

17. Pearl

Contemporary kitchen with white pearl granite countertops
Contemporary kitchen with white pearl granite countertops. Custom

White Pearl Granite is found in two nations in the world: Saudi Arabia and the United States. The coloring in the slabs from Saudi Arabia is grayer and from the U.S. more taupe-pink in shades IF any pigmentation is seen at all. The background is the color of the inside of the oyster shell where pearls are formed.

18. Princess

Classic white kitchen with princess white granite countertops
Classic white kitchen with princess white granite countertops. 4pct

Princess White Granite is one of the other most popular versions of granite that mimics Carrera marble. Coming out of the South African mines in Namibia the whirls form eddies that pool into various areas of the surface. The colors are predominantly grays and whites with soft Robin Egg blue undertones.

19. Ornamental

Black kitchen cabinets with white ornamental granite countertops
Black kitchen cabinets with white ornamental granite countertops. Stone

White Ornamental Granite - sometimes referred to as just Ornamental - is one of those Brazilian granites that has variation qualities that are all in the same tones - generally taupe and tans. This makes it ideal for monotone or sophisticated design. Accent it with contrasting cabinet colors or pops of color in accessories.

20. Andromeda

White kitchen with andromeda white granite countertops
White kitchen with andromeda white granite countertops. Candlelight

Andromeda White Granite has a creamy-white background from Sri Lanka. Cloud type grey veins are peppered with mahogany-onyx spatters. Because of the predominance of the softened background, it works well with white, cream, tan, dark brown and reddish toned cabinets. Not only does it work well with contemporary styling, it is especially nice with French Country and American Craftsman styles as well.

21. Supreme

Traditional kitchen with supreme white granite countertops
Traditional kitchen with supreme white granite countertops. Grannies

Supreme White Granite can be very elegant with large areas of striations, swirls and pooling eddies or can be a dark white freckled all over with grays and browns and hints of yellow. Mined in northern India this is the granite that you would typically see in fountains and monuments. labs are available in 2 cm that are suitable for backsplashes and walls or in 3 cm for countertops and floors.

22. Wave

Dark kitchen cabinets and white wave granite countertops
Dark kitchen cabinets and white wave granite countertops

White Wave Granite from Brazil is a dark white background with patterns of large whirls that give the overall impression of waves ebbing on the beach.

23. Tiger

white kitchen cabinets with white tiger granite countertops
White kitchen cabinets with white tiger granite countertops. Emrichpro

White Tiger Granite comes from Thailand - the land symbolized by the Tiger. The stone has two main patterns. one is where the markings remind one of a tiger's skin. The other looks more like the paw tracks left in sandy soil on a Thai beach.

24. Valley

Contemporary kitchen with valley white granite countertops
Contemporary kitchen with valley white granite countertops. Fourbrothers

Valley White Granite is one of the marble mimics that provides the sense of luxury without the upkeep and maintenance of the real stuff. Because the markings are long and separated, this works well in any traditional, classic or country home.

25. Bethel

Modern kitchen with bethel white granite countertops
Modern kitchen with bethel white granite countertops. Huttonkitchens

Bethel White Granite is quarried in Bethel, Vermont - U.S.A. - and has a reputation for being the finest substitute for the look of marble. It looks enough like Carrera marble that the La Grande Arche de la Défense in Paris is being refaced with this granite after the Carrera fell off the side of the arch and a spire in Abu Dhabi was recently finished in this granite.

In the End …
White granite countertops are the best option as a first step to creating the kitchen that you want to live with for the next twenty or thirty years. Stone never goes out of style and white always goes with everything.

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