Tan Brown. Granite color selection for countertops

Tan Brown. Granite color selection for countertops

Tan Brown


  • Marble.com — Jack 01:53PM, Apr 16 2014


Take a look at our Crema Marfil and Bianco Antico these stones would complement yours setup well.

  • Colleen 09:02PM, Apr 15 2014

    Hi I am having a really hard time picking out granite for my vanity top and shower shelves. I have del conca rialto white tiles. Someone suggested light emperado. Not sure it compliments each other. Can you suggest something

  • Marble.com — Peter 07:22PM, Feb 17 2014



  • Marble.com — Peter 07:20PM, Feb 17 2014

    Hello Sue,


  • ryan 02:53PM, Feb 16 2014

    Hi -im having difficulty choosing a backsplash for this kitchen with tan brown counter and dark chery caninets, thoughts?

  • Sue 01:10AM, Feb 16 2014

    Hello, I am really having a hard time picking a backsplash and wall color for our kitchen as well as in the master bathroom color. In both rooms we have tan brown granite with maple cabinets (praline color). The kitchen also has a medium oak wood floor and the bathroom has a tan travertine tiles. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

  • Marble.com — Peter 04:00PM, Jan 17 2014


    I would recommend a nice cherry bamboo floor, with a blue Terracotta brick patterned backsplash.

  • andrea 11:48AM, Jan 17 2014

    Do you have any suggestions for the floor or backsplash? Im feeling a bit insecure on my ability to choose especially a backsplash.

  • Marble.com — Peter 03:13PM, Jan 16 2014


    This is an excellect choice for Granite, it is a very versatile stone which offers you many options in terms of color matching choices. Tan brown has reddish, blue, and black tones, and colors in these tones will match the Granite nicely.

  • andrea 01:14AM, Jan 16 2014

    I have honey oak cabinets with oil rubbed bronze knobs, tan brown countertops,stainless steel appliances, ss sink with oil rubbed bronze fixtures and SW Accessible Beige walls. What color of bamboo floor would you recommend? I am also looking for back splash ideas. Note- there is no window above the sink, however I have a small nook with a bay window to bring in alot of natural light.

  • Tawanna 05:50PM, Aug 19 2013

    Hi, it’s been 3yrs and i still have not decided on a floor. My appilances are black, my cabinets are Maple Cognac and countertop is Tan Brown. What other color do you suggest, and what is the floor color in the picture on your website with the Tan Brown countertop?

  • Peter 01:43PM, Jun 24 2013

    That sounds excellent Donna!

  • Donna 11:05PM, Jun 21 2013

    I have cognac cabinets leaning towards cherry with tan brown granite and looking for a decorative border to go with 3×6 Mediterranean ivory tumbled marble tile on the backsplash. Thanks!

  • Peter 01:32PM, Jun 21 2013


    www.marble.com/material. perhaps the Pompei Coral will be to your liking.

  • Howard 11:35PM, Jun 20 2013

    Doing over our Kitchen in a Contemporary look. Choose the Tan/Brown granite. Wife loves this granite. We chose cabinetry, shaker style in maple wood (pickle white color sort of a taupe color). Floor: Porcelain tile is light gray/green with white vining. All appliances are Stainless. The walls in Kitchen is a Caribbean Teal. I am using Benjamin Moore Paint #2123-20 in egg shell finish. We have been looking for weeks and can not figure out what compliments this Tan/Brown granite. We are concerned with choosing a dark accent will make our small kitchen uncomfortable and dark. We have been looking at those glass accent tiles, really love them, but very pricey. We were thinking a field tile. Stone does not seem to work as a field tile. How would a glass field tile (rectangular) mixed with glass accent tile together. Please if you can suggest a design that we can use in our kitchen that is not old fashion but a little upbeat while keeping the $$$$$$$ within reason. Thank you for any help you can suggest.

  • Marble.com — Nick 07:37PM, May 15 2013

    I would recommend a lighter brown to maintain some contrast. A darker color may blend in with the stone.

  • Alissa Seale 08:57PM, May 13 2013

    Hello. I have golden Brown cabinets and tan Brown granite..having trouble picking out a color to paint the kitchen. a lighter or darker brown? Any suggestions? Thanks

  • Marble.com — Adrian 05:26PM, Apr 25 2013

    Hi,we are a stone fabricator so we have just the names of countertop. Unfortunetly I can’t find you the name of a backsplash.

  • Christopher Oflaherty 04:16PM, Apr 24 2013

    Hi, in the Design video, what is the backsplash? thanks

  • vita 08:25PM, Feb 24 2013

    thank you for your help

  • Marble.com — Adrian 03:27PM, Feb 23 2013

    Hi, I would recommend you see the stone like: Ivory Fantasy, New Colonial Dream, Gold Antique, Ivory Gold or Milky White. All of them has  calm beige veins with some spots of gold. I think that the best way to choose the exact stone is go to one of our facility and see how the slab looks like. Regarding to the backsplash I think that the best match will be with marble tiles, then your floor and backsplash would be from the same material and beige colour will look nice with yellow-beige countertop . Please see the attachment with sample of the backsplash. I hope that I could help you !

  • Marble.com — Adrian 03:01PM, Feb 23 2013

    Hi, Please accept my depest apology in late responding, we had to miss your comment. I would like to help you with your backyard however we are a stone fabricator  of countertops, backsplash, combination of colours according to the stone, so it would be better if you ask an outdoor designer. In my personal opinion I think that your choice of white shutters to white fencing will look nice especially on browny background. Good Luck !

  • Msdoo77033 11:48PM, Feb 22 2013

    I purchased marble brown tile for my floor and my cabinets are a a medium oak what color blacksplask and counter should I get, I really want a soft yellow like buttercream. Please help.

  • vita 05:44PM, Feb 22 2013

    please answer my question

  • vita 05:02PM, Feb 16 2013

    my house is beige with white shutters was thinking of painting the deck something in the brown family and put semi privacy fencing around the deck in a white color what do you think

  • Mantou 07:41PM, Jan 23 2013

    Yes, you did. Thanks again!

  • Marble.com — Derek 07:20PM, Jan 23 2013

    No problem. I think I had already answered your question, correct?

  • Mantou 07:01PM, Jan 23 2013

    Thanks Derek. After I clicked «submit», I was told my post needs to be approved by a moderator (I guess because I attached pictures). But I think this has been resolved. Thanks again.

  • Marble.com — Derek 04:12PM, Jan 18 2013

    Mantou — I can’t find your question on this page. Where did you write it?

  • Mantou 03:26AM, Jan 15 2013

    URGENT—I sent a long comment maybe half an hour ago with 4 questions and 5 links in the last question. Can I withdraw/delete the comments?  Thanks!

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:54PM, Dec 17 2012

    Sounds excellent. Congratulations! How did the installation go. -) If you wish, you can post photos of the installed countertops in our website forums for some constructive thoughts on the new stone: www.marble.com/forum

  • Kat 11:10PM, Dec 12 2012

    Thanks Derek. I decided on the tan brown because it seemed darker with brighter specks of color. My counter is being installed tomorrow and I can’t wait to see it in my kitchen.

  • Marble.com — Derek 06:06PM, Dec 12 2012

    www.marble.com/material. Hope this helps!

  • kat 02:01PM, Dec 10 2012

    Hello, after visiting the Ridgefield Park, NJ yard again, I’ve narrowed down my granite choices to Coffee Brown and Tan Brown.  Can you tell me the difference between these two stones? I have Mocha Maple Cabinets and Elias Tiger Gold Floor Tile. Also, would it be too much to use the same tile I used on my floor for my backsplash? I would appreciate your advice because I have to make a decision in a couple of days. Thanks a lot.

  • Marble.com — Derek 05:12PM, Oct 26 2012

    Feel free to let me know how everything turns out!

  • Marble.com — Derek 05:12PM, Oct 26 2012

    Sounds good. -)

  • HB 05:03PM, Oct 26 2012

    awesome, going to order it right now.

  • Marble.com — Derek 04:54PM, Oct 26 2012

    Thanks for the link. For some reason I had trouble finding it. By the way, I love it! It’s a warm neutral and would be a lovely complement to your design. Go for it! The Constentino Chardonnay paint shade would offset the dark Tan Brown granite very nicely.

  • HB 04:48PM, Oct 26 2012
  • Marble.com — Derek 03:29PM, Oct 26 2012

    Hi again HB. What company is the Constentino Chardonnay paint color from? I’m having trouble finding pictures of it online & unfortunately I am not familiar with this color off the top of my head. If you could attach a photo or provide me with website link to photos, that would be very helpful in me giving you an accurate opinion. Thanks. -)

  • Das117 09:21PM, Oct 25 2012

    So i went to the store to look at it, and found a very similar color a little brighter. consentino chardonnay


    is that going to be to light/yellowy. Will lighthouse landing, although a little duller become brighgter with the light? Also do u suggest super gloss (my painter suggested that) or matte?

    thanks again

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:23PM, Oct 17 2012

    You’re very welcome. -)

  • HB 09:14PM, Oct 16 2012

    Thank you!

  • Marble.com — Derek 12:53PM, Oct 12 2012

    Hello. Looks like you will have plenty of natural light in the kitchen from that large window (that’s good). I recommend a warm neutral shade such as Benjamin Moore series Lighthouse Landing. The dark granite countertops contrast your cabinet wood nicely so a light beige wall color such as the Lighthouse Landing (or something similar) will add simple serenity for a nautically themed kitchen such as yours. Hope this helps!

  • HB 12:32AM, Oct 12 2012

    Hello! I have new tan brown countertops and I am installing noce tumbled travertine as the backsplash. What would you suggest for the paint color (i use benjamin moore)?

    Thanks so much

  • Marble.com — Derek 07:27PM, Aug 30 2012

    Tan Brown granite is a nice complement and excellent contrast to offset a natural light maple cabinet color! For the backspalsh, I recommend a soft, warm, and neutral tumbled stone tile such as Botticino Fiorito marble or Mediterranean Ivory tumbled travertine and what you can do is add, for example, sized 3″ x 3″ diamond shaped Tan Brown inserts going across horizontally, say every eight to twelve inches. Hope that makes sense & helps in your decisions! In addition, I’ve added photos of my tile suggestions for your easy reference.

  • Ronda 01:17AM, Aug 24 2012

    We are putting tan brown granite with maple cabinets with a light maple wood floor in the kitchen.  2 questions:  will this color of granite work and our bigger issue. what do we do for a backsplash.    I saw a display where they cut the granite in a rough looking rock for the backsplash. is that too much granite?

  • Marble.com — Derek 09:16PM, Aug 17 2012

    Yes! You are absolutely on the right track. The design elements you’ve picked will tie-in a warm, cozy, traditional feel for the log home. Go for it!

  • Pam 09:16PM, Aug 11 2012

    We are putting in tan brown granite counter tops in a log home. The inner walls are blonde wood with reddish knots and streaks. We are considering using copper metal tiles for the backsplash with the thinking the copper would bring out the red in the granite as well as the walls. Are we on the right track?

  • Hi Lambert 02:58AM, Aug 11 2012

    Thanks Derek.

  • Marble.com — Derek 07:11PM, Aug 9 2012

    You’re welcome my dear!

  • Marble.com — Derek 07:10PM, Aug 9 2012

    No problem! Glad to be able to help :-)

  • Betty 05:45PM, Aug 3 2012

    Love it. Thank you!

  • Betty 05:42PM, Aug 3 2012

    I haven’t seen this anywhere. Love it! Thanks Derek!

  • Marble.com — Derek 03:06PM, Jul 27 2012

    You could use a Rainbow Deco Dur travertine, I’ve attached a photo for your reference. The design right now sounds a little dark so you can contrast and offset a little with a warm backsplash tile. For the wall color, check out Benjamin Moore series Precious Ivory. Description: Evoking the lustrous warmth of well-worn piano keys, this warm beige is a fitting backdrop for heirloom-quality collections. A faint yellow tint adds to its decorative, slightly aged appearance. Hope this helps!

  • Marble.com — Derek 03:02PM, Jul 27 2012

    The red limestone would complement the color tones in the Tan Brown granite and wood elements very nicely! Plus the Tan Brown inserts will top off the design. Sounds beautiful!

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:49PM, Jul 27 2012

    Hello Dave. A question. We have Giallo Mascarello:

    www.marble.com/material.  Is this what you are referring to as the other choice in contrast to the Tan Brown. If not, can you upload a photo or provide a website link to a photo for a comparison? Thanks!

  • Ron 09:21PM, Jul 25 2012

    I would use a light limestome for the first 2 rows from bottom 4″  then a red limestome nosing the cut your limestone in halfs from corner to corner and lay halfs then you can buy the same tan brown granite in tile and lay your tan brown tiles in 4″ in a diamond then lay the other half of the ones you cut then another red nosing and finish it off with the same light limestone for top row.  You will love it I am a professional tile installer and have done this before.   Looks great

  • Arlene 07:37PM, Jul 25 2012

    I have cherry cabinet, cherry floor, and tan brown countertop. I desperately need help picking a backsplash and wall color. I want all elements to come together nicely. What would you recommend?

  • Dave 04:19PM, Jul 25 2012

    We have ordered Kraftmaid cocoa/canvas glazed maple cabinets, which have some small brown elements to them, including in columns on ends of island and some cabinets.  We have dark brown oak hardwood floors, and stainless appliances already.  WIll paint walls a light sand or beige.  Considering Tan/Brown and Mascarella Gold granite tops for L-shaped counter and island.  Any preference between the two tops?

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:36PM, Jul 24 2012

    Blue Pearl granite looks elegant against darker cabinets such as yours. It’s a beautiful, transitional style. Another option you can consider is Sapphire Blue. In regard to the floor, I’m leaning toward a light travertine tile such as Oasis Beige or something similar. I’ve attached a photo for your reference. Good luck!

  • Marble.com — Derek 12:33PM, Jul 23 2012

    Hello. Tan Brown look elegant and warm against a darker cabinet color such as mahogany or cherry. In regard to the wall color, a subtle yellow shade such as Benjamin Moore series Pale Moon or Counting Stars is appropriate. Good luck!

  • Hi Lambert 09:30AM, Jul 19 2012

    in the beginning phase of building a new home.  trying to put together the kitchen. I love the blue pearl granite, have found some knotty alder with Sienna glaze cabinetry we like. Would those two go together. if so what would you recommend for flooring and backsplash. We  like the wood look floor but thinking maybe it would be to busy with the knotty alder.   what are your thoughts?  Thank You for your time with this!!

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:33PM, Jul 17 2012

    Do you have a photo or website link to what the kitchen backsplash and hardwood floor look like?

  • Swapnaindukuri 06:57AM, Jul 17 2012

    We have tan brown countertops what color would you recommend for wall and we want to paint cabinets what color should I paint them

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:04PM, Jul 16 2012

    Hello Betty! For the wall color, my recommendation comes from the Benjamin Moore series called Twisted Oak Path. It has a tan base and it’s a pale neutral. For a shade that is more gray, I recommend Icicle. For the glass tile backsplash, I recommend Mirabelle Collection choices, either the golden brown shade or smoky brown. They are in a brick pattern. I’ve attached photos for your reference. Hope this helps!

  • Marble.com — Natalia 04:36PM, Jul 13 2012

    My recommendations for you to consider are darker colors for a deep contrast such as Ubatuba, Tropical Brown, and Imperial Coffee. The Giallo Ornamental is a timeless choice but it’s much lighter and on the busy side of things, as you’ve mentioned.

  • Abby 05:05AM, Jul 11 2012

    New construction home; Tan Brown Granite, Cafe Mocha beechwood cabinetry,

    Christoval Glass Caramel Sundae backsplash (Mohawk) and Shaw Family Reunion Caramel wood floors. Too busy? Do you think the floors will brighten and blend w/ the Kitchen? Also, same c/tops & cabinetry in bathrroms but with Garden Terrace Taupe ceramic tiles. would love a professional opinion on both. Thanks!

  • Betty 10:27PM, Jul 10 2012

    Wow, you guys offer great suggestions! I have Tan Brown granite counters and oak cabinets. I would like to add a backsplash but glass not stone. Can you suggest a light greyish paint color and a backsplash color combo? I ‘m not sure what color would go with the brown. Thanks.

  • santogjm 05:22PM, Jul 9 2012

    Good Afternoon — I have just refinished my oak shaker style cabinets to a white/cream with a chocolate glaze.  I picked out tan brown granite to go with it but just went to approve it and there was so much orange/red that I said no.  Do you have any other recommendations of granite to look at?  I started with Giallo Ornamental but since the oak has some grain once the cabinets were done I thought it looked too busy.  Thanks!

  • Marble.com — Natalia 03:24PM, Jun 26 2012

    I recommend tumbled Rhine 4″ x 4″ travertine tile for the backsplash and for the flooring a porcelain tile such as Alfagres line Pompei Coral color would be appropriate.

  • Tverschell 08:47PM, Jun 20 2012

    I have cherry amaretto cabinets with the tan/brown granite.  Can you recommend floor and backsplash ideas to the look light?

  • Marble.com — Derek 06:38PM, Jun 7 2012

    I recommend tumbled natural warm tile such as Oyster Mix Flamed travertine or Ivory travertine. I’ve attached photos for your reference. Good luck!

  • Natalie 01:52AM, Jun 4 2012

    I have light maple cabinets and will be having tan brown granite installed in a few weeks.  I was thinking about repainting the walls in a tan/ beige color and was wondering what type of back splash would look best.

  • Marble.com — Derek 04:02PM, May 29 2012

    You are correct that 3″ x 3″ sized tile is more so for backsplash. I feel you should go with the 12″ x 12″ tile, that’s the standard size for flooring.

  • Tobey 04:25AM, May 27 2012

    This is perfect!  Thank you very much. I was even thinking of slate but I have never seen it in a bathroom so I didn’t know if it would be a good choice. Will it look good to use the 12″ x 12″ tiles? Someone recommended that I use smaller tiles in that space since, minus the tub, it is only a 5′ by 5′ area. However, it is difficult to find smaller-sized tile, and I don’t particularly like the look of small tiles on the floor. I saw that your recommendation also comes in a 3″ x 3″ tile, but isn’t that more for backsplashes? It seems too small for a floor. I think the 12″ x 12″ tile would look good, but I am unsure if the size of the tile will overwhelm the room. Any thoughts?

  • Marble.com — Derek 03:27PM, May 25 2012

    I recommend Daltile Desert Franciscan Coastal Azul Slate. I’ve attached a photo for your reference. The shades in the tile will create a soft, beachy feel for the bathroom and complement the wall color perfectly.

  • Marble.com — Derek 03:24PM, May 25 2012

    I recommend a light creme / beige shade with a hint of warmth. Take a look at colors such as Benjamin Moore series Rich Cream and Simply Irresistible. Good luck!

  • Lilian 04:00PM, May 24 2012

    I have a tan brown counter top in the kitchen the floor is reddish wood, what color paint would you suggest?

  • Marble.com — Derek 04:09PM, May 9 2012

    My recommendations for you to consider are natural tumbled Noce or Mocha travertine tiles. Let me know your thoughts on this!

  • Vanesa1 08:45PM, May 7 2012

    I have Red Oak Cabinets and Tan Brown Granite, what color of tile and backsplash should I use?

  • Marble.com — Derek 08:51PM, Apr 27 2012

    My recommendations for the backsplash tile go nicely against Tan Brown counters is Merola Cobble Noce Ceramic Subway, Moresco 2″ x 2″ sized marble mosaic, or Walnut Fontane 2″ x 2″ sized tumbled travertine. Hope this helps!

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:49PM, Apr 24 2012

    I’m very sorry for the late response, have you made a decision yet? I would of suggested a warm tumbled natural stone such as Oro Ancient 1″ x 2″ mosaic or Mocha Split-Faced travertine. I’ve attached photos for your reference. Hope this still helps.

  • Talkatosunfish 03:03PM, Apr 22 2012

    I have new white Ikea Lindingo cabinents, tan brown granite, and a warm oak hardwood floor. Appliances, handles etc. are stainless steel.

    What would you suggest for a backsplash?

  • blc 12:29AM, Apr 19 2012

    I am in a panic — I have to decide by Friday.

  • blc 12:13AM, Apr 19 2012

    Also what color paint would you recommend?

  • blc 12:11AM, Apr 19 2012

    Hi — I have cherry cabinets (Decora — Arlington) and installing Tan Brown — we have natural colored oak floors — what would you recommend for a backsplash? (Traditional)

  • Marble.com — Derek 07:22PM, Apr 12 2012

    Different fabricators give stones their own name so it can get quite confusing. I am not familiar with the specific name Indian Dakota, but if it looks like Tan Brown then I think this shade would compliment your design nicely. It would be helpful if you can upload a photo of the backsplash tile you’re considering so we can decide if this makes me design too busy. In the mean time, another option I recommend to consider that is similar to Tan Brown is called Dakota Brown, I’m not sure if perhaps that is what you saw marked as Indian Dakota, but it looks like this:

  • Marble.com — Derek 07:18PM, Apr 12 2012

    A warm tumbled natural stone tile would compliment your Tan Brown granite nicely. My recommendations are Mocha Split-Faced Versailles travertine, or Beige & Noce 2″ x 2″ travertine from Tesoro. I’ve attached photos for your reference.

  • Coolrabit 08:51PM, Apr 10 2012

    Just left the granite place and saw what I think was the tan brown, more swirls than dotty.  Anway, they don’t call it tan brown, they called it indian dakota.   What do you think about that with the canvas with cocoa glaze kraftmaid cabinets.  We were able to pull a tile design that was cream travertine with copper pieces and some glass insets set inside a copper diamond.  It really looked very nice, but I had not intented to pull reds into the granite  originally.  I am very confused.  Do you think it could be too busy.  I am putting a chimney hood above the range in the same wood as the cabinets.

    Thanks so much.  You are fantastic with your ability to give me the visuals and comparisons.  I really find that so helpful.  Another really nice stone I saw was what they called Santa Cruz.    Have not idea what that was but it was sold out there.

  • Lynna502 05:59PM, Apr 10 2012

    I have tan brown granite with cherry cabinets.  the granite has little hints of red.  What backsplash would you recommend?

  • Marble.com — Derek 03:24PM, Apr 6 2012

    I was not able to find a picture of the tile online, can you upload a photo of the tile you’re thinking about using or provide me with a website link to a photo? Thanks.

  • renochickee 07:03AM, Apr 6 2012

    We have a small, main floor bathroom (north-east light) that we intend on fitting out with espresso cabinetry (not an overwhelming amount-a 54″ vanity, an upper towel cabinet above the bath and a medicine cabinet across from the vanity. I plan on using a TCL tile called called Earth Naturals in either Straw or Hemp for the walk-in shower and behind the tub area. Could you suggest a granite that would complement this scheme? I assume one with little pattern in a mid-range tone would be most appropriate. Thanks for your help.

  • Marble.com — Derek 03:53PM, Mar 21 2012

    It’s hard to say, but my closest guess would be Tumbled Rhine travertine from SouthCypress.

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:27PM, Mar 21 2012

    Generally people do not use the same granite color for the bathroom and kitchen, but rather a different shade and pattern that compliments the particular room’s design.

  • HBW 02:01AM, Mar 18 2012

    I was referring to the backsplash with the creme/white chairs, i think it would go really well with what i have. Your opinions on that? and also where can i get those? thanks!!

  • Marble.com — Derek 06:21PM, Mar 17 2012

    For the wall color, my recommendations for you to check out are shades such as Benjamin Moore Calla Lily, Fresh Air, and Morning Light. For the floor tile, Alfagres line Shell colored porcelain tile would be appropriate. I’ve attached a picture for your reference.

  • Marble.com — Derek 03:57PM, Mar 15 2012

    Sorry for the late response, we unfortunately missed your question, it was not on purpose. The Tan Brown is indeed an elegant, dark choice that would contrast the honey oak wood elements in your kitchen and pick-up your cherry table very nicely, I think it’s a sound choice. Some other options you could consider would be Amarello Boreal, Portofino Classico, or for a choice with rich movement you can try Crema Bordeaux. For the backsplash, a warm tumbled stone such as Desert Sand in a stripe pattern or Mocha travertine in a Split-Faced Versailles pattern is appropriate. I’ve attached pictures of the tiles. Good luck!

  • Lori 03:31AM, Mar 15 2012

    Hi, I have tan brown granite in my kitchen and we are looking into granite for our bathrooms.  Do you recommend having the same granite selection throughout a home?

  • Marble.com — Derek 02:06PM, Mar 14 2012

    For light granite to offset your dark kaffe cabinets and compliment the island, I recommend colors for you such as River Valley, Snowflake, Bianco Romano, Kashmir White, and White Spring. Hope this helps!

  • john 02:49PM, Mar 13 2012

    I have tan brown granite and light maple kraftmaid cabinets, that have a pinkish tone. I currently have Behr Pecan on walls

    its a terra cotta sorta salmon color. I get lots of sun all day, and do not have a floor in yet. any suggestions for wall color and floor?

  • Abarwick07 10:09PM, Mar 12 2012

    Just wondering why my question STILL has not yet been answered and all the other ones have.

  • John Ognibene 11:05PM, Mar 9 2012

    I am interested in a white granite choice to match with kraftmaid kaffe cabinets with a mushroom cabinet island. I would like to use the same granite for both the countertops and island. Thanks so much!

  • Marble.com — Derek 08:08PM, Mar 8 2012

    My recommendations for you to consider are Benjamin Moore Final Straw and Shaker Beige.

  • Marble.com — Kinga 09:41PM, Mar 7 2012

    I think that may be a tumbled marble backsplash. I feel the tumbled marble tile would look magnificent in your kitchen because it will brighten up the space and provide you with a beautiful balance. You can also add decorative tile to spice up the backsplash.

  • Marble.com — Derek 09:14PM, Mar 7 2012

    Are you referring to the video of the kitchen with red chairs or creme / white chairs? There are two different kitchens in those videos.

  • HBW 09:36PM, Mar 6 2012

    Derek? Kinga? please help!

  • sma 06:23PM, Mar 5 2012

    I have a small u-shaped kitchen with tan brown granite countertop, stainless steel and black appliances and light maple cabinets.  What color should i paint my walls?

  • Abarwick07 02:22PM, Mar 1 2012

    Please help. I have honey colored oak  cabinets. I really need help as to what color counter top and back splash would go well with this color. I also have a hardwood floor in my kitchen that is honey colored as well and matches the cabinets! I was thinking something along the lines of the Tan Brown to kinda break up the color scheme and getting a dark cherry kitchen table to go with it. What do you think? Would the Tan Brown work, or is there a better color. and what color back splash??

  • Marble.com — Derek 04:16PM, Feb 25 2012

    Just to clarify, do you mean Tan Brown countertops? Like the stone pictured on this page?

  • Marble.com — Derek 04:06PM, Feb 23 2012

    Seems like you’re very open to a granite choice, so I’ll list my favorite colors for your design that I feel would look nice. Take a look at Crema Bordeaux, Jacaranda Wood, Peregrine C, and New Colonial Gold. As you can see, I enjoy veins and movement in the stone quite a lot!

    www.marble.com/estimate for an instant quote.

  • Marble.com — Derek 04:28PM, Feb 14 2012 I’m leaning toward Toffee, it’s a new delivery to our yard and it’s an extremely warm color tone with rich brown and golden highlights. It’s also very uniform if you enjoy that, for an elegant, sharp look and feel. Hope this helps.
  • Marble.com — Derek 04:19PM, Feb 14 2012 It will not match the Carrara marble, it will rather contrast the tile, which is a positive aspect. However like Kinga mentioned this might make the elements clash. Perhaps more appropriate choices are stones such as Ubatuba, Blue Pearl, or Ice White. Let me know your thoughts!
  • Marble.com — Kinga 04:12PM, Feb 14 2012 Can you please post a photo of your granite? When you search for a photo of your granite, several different pictures display that vary tremendously.
  • Marble.com — Kinga 04:11PM, Feb 14 2012 Can you please post a photo of your granite? When you search for a photo of your granite, several different pictures display that vary tremendously.
  • Marble.com — Kinga 04:00PM, Feb 14 2012 Is the Star Beach comparable to Golden Beach? If so, I’m leaning towards that stone. However, I feel it would be best if you could post a photo of the Star Beach so I can get an idea exactly what you are considering. I want to make sure I’m giving you a beautiful suggestion.
  • Marble.com — Kinga 03:57PM, Feb 14 2012 I don’t think a White Carrara would work very well with a Tan Brown granite as the colors may clash. If you already purchased that backsplash or you want to use it in your design, I would recommend a different stone like Sapphire Blue or Silver Pearl. Both of these stones would work very well with your cabinets and pick up your floor while complimenting your beautiful backsplash. Let me know what you think!
  • Marble.com — Derek 03:05PM, Feb 14 2012 Dear Helen, take a step back and relax, we know this is a difficult decision and you want to make the right choice. I have a few questions to find out what kind of granite you are interested in and we’ll be able to help with you the granite choices. Do you enjoy movement and veins in the stone, or a more consistent, speckled pattern? Also, are there any colors you’ve looked at so far that caught your attention?
  • Scdipierro 04:30PM, Feb 13 2012 I forgot to tell you that my backsplash is a mosaic stone and glass in Almond Spice, and my floor is an off white ceramic tile. I get very little natural light in my kitchen. I am looking at some paint called mesa taupe from Home Depot. Behr. please help me with paint suggestions.  (bain brook brown granite countertop, and cherry cabinets)
  • Scdipierro 04:15PM, Feb 13 2012 what color of paint goes well with bain brook brown granite countertops and cherry cabinets
  • Jennifer 11:52PM, Feb 11 2012 I have an island that has the tan brown counter top. I am wanting to purchase the same for the L shape of the rest of the kitchen. Could you please help me with what tile is shown in the lower left sample. Also, if I give you the measurements, could you give me a quote on the entire job. Thanks.
  • Marble.com — Derek 03:45PM, Feb 11 2012 I’d use a light color like you’ve described to offset the dark perimeter counters and cherry cabinetry. My recommendations for you to consider are Ivory Fantasy, Astoria, and Snowflakes. Let me your thoughts on these!
  • Babpsu8 11:20PM, Feb 10 2012 Hi, we have oak cabinets, Tigerwood floors and are choosing a granite color.  I’m between Toffee and Star Beach.  What would you suggest?  Thanks.
  • JR 06:29PM, Feb 10 2012 hi, do you think tan brown would match a carrear marble 1×3 stacked backsplash, white cabinets, brown floor
  • JR 06:26PM, Feb 10 2012 do you carry 1×3 mosaics in white carrera?
  • Marble.com — Kinga 03:49PM, Feb 10 2012 This stone will work with your setup for a light and airy feel. If you want a dramatic contrast, a Ubatuba or Platinum Bahia would be a stunning choice as well.
  • Marble.com — Kinga 03:47PM, Feb 10 2012 The photo I attached on the right is of the Brown Slate.
  • Helen 05:58AM, Feb 10 2012 Thank you for such a prompt reply. What about the granite? Do you think that I should go with a more uniform color or bursts of color? Should it be more brownish or greenish or may be I just should stay away from green and stick with brown tile and granite? But all brown is so boring. Do you think that such small tile will not make the back splash too busy and the kitchen even smaller? What do you think about subway tile or natural stone like sq. tile? I am so worried about the white appliances, I am afraid that I will not be able to blend them with the rest of the colors.

    Thank you again for your help.


  • Marble.com — Kinga 07:13PM, Feb 9 2012 As soon as I read your post, the mosaic that stood out the most to me is the Anatolia Bliss Bamboo Mosaic and Anatolia Bliss Spa Linear Mosaic. I feel like these suggestions contain the exact colors you described. Let me know what you think!
  • Marble.com — Kinga 07:11PM, Feb 9 2012 A stone with that will provide you with an immaculate contrast is the classic Crema Bordeaux and Castor Imperiale. Hope this helps!
  • Shirley McCune 03:54PM, Feb 7 2012 I have tan brown granite counter tops with cherry cabinets.  The granite has a lot of burgundy in it which I love.  Now we are putting an island in and will probably need a granite that gives a nice contrast to the tan brown counter tops.  It would be useless to try to match the island with the tan brown we already have so what do you think?  Any ideas on a color of granite that would contrast nicely?
  • Marble.com — Kinga 02:14PM, Feb 7 2012 Since your cabinets are off-white, the Tan Brown will not be too dark. As a matter of fact, it’s a wonderful option for your kitchen as is the Black Pearl and Bahia Brown. Good luck!
  • Marble.com — Kinga 02:09PM, Feb 7 2012 Have you considered a tumbled slate like Autumn Mist? Slate will definitely continue the rustic look of your house. If the slate feels too dark for your taste, a Sienna Gold Random Mosaic would also achieve the look you are after. A Blend Rectangles Mosaic is another wonderful option for your kitchen. Let me know what you think so far!
  • Amy 12:20AM, Feb 7 2012 Which is the one on the right?
  • Amy 12:13AM, Feb 7 2012 Hi, it’s our kitchen and we are getting ready to take out the tiles as they are just too dark. They are Del Conca Rialto Terra at Lowes.
  • mj 09:30PM, Feb 5 2012 I am trying to select a granite for countertops in a very small galley kitchen.  The cabinets will be off white with brown beading in the crevices.  The floor is a new solid surface with 5 inch squares of light brown and cream, looks like stone.  I like the tan brown sample.  Will that be too dark?


  • Cwidman1027 10:58PM, Feb 2 2012 I am being pushed to make a back splash selection for our newly constructed home.  This is difficult without having the cabinets and everything in place.  It is a home in the country so we are trying to keep with the rustic/country look.

    Our kitchen/dining area will have Shaw Wynfield Hickory — 304 Burnt Barnwood hand scraped engineered wood floor. The cabinets are Rustic Knotty Maple with Maple Acorn and black glaze, granite will be India Copper Brown.  The adjacent mudroom area is in rustic knotty oak cabinets with Autumn stain and black glaze with Shaw Brushtone multi porcelain tiles.  The main entry will have Marazzi Walnut Canyon multi porcelain tile.

    What are your ideas for a backsplash for the kitchen to pull it all together?

  • Marble.com — Derek 08:29PM, Jan 26 2012 Seems like you’re right on track for a warm and inviting kitchen atmosphere. The Santa Cecilia is a solid, attractive choice that will withstand the test of time nicely. Another option you could consider, from a similar family in terms of color tone and pattern, is Giallo Napoleone. As for the backsplash, my suggestion is Merola Cobble subway tile for a soft and elegant choice. I’ve attached a picture for your reference. If you’d like tile suggestions with more depth and color, just let me know if this does not attract you. Good luck!
  • JennD 01:20PM, Jan 23 2012 We have an eat-in kitchen in a traditional colonial that gets a good amount of light from windows along one wall.  So far we have chosen Kraftmaid Maple «Cognac» cabinets, «Honey Maple» Knight Plank by Karndean luxury vinyl wood plank.  We are leaning toward St. Cecelia for the granite as we would like to paint the walls a rich, warm golden color.  Do you think that is a good choice or do you have a better suggestion?  We are completely at a loss as far as color/material for backsplash.  I love reading your recommendations!  Thank you :)
  • Marble.com — Derek 03:34PM, Jan 10 2012 In addition to Kinga’s excellent suggestions, you may also want to look at Benjamin Moore line tones that are more in the warm neutrals side, such as «Barely Beige» and «Navajo White».
  • Marble.com — Derek 03:16PM, Jan 10 2012 I recommend Mina Rustic travertine tiles for your design. My favorite size is 18×18. I’ve attached an image for your reference.
  • Marble.com — Derek 01:47PM, Jan 10 2012 Sure! Take a look at Benjamin Moore «Honeyed Almond» and «Rich Cream».
  • Marble.com — Kinga 12:33PM, Jan 9 2012 I would recommend a warm yellow tone like Benjamin Moore’s “Lemon Ice” or “Calla Lily”. Let me know what you think!
  • Patcakes79 05:20PM, Jan 8 2012 i have chosen sienna bordeux granite countertops, cherry primrose cabinetry and naxos aventino flooring, i am considering what benjamin moore colors to choose for the walls, any suggestions.
  • Marble.com — Kinga 05:31PM, Jan 7 2012 Have you considered using tile that resembles hardwood? If not, I would recommend a lighter floor to brighten up the space like the Almond Spice with a decorative border like Vallelunga Navona Beige Intreccio Grande. Let me know what you think!
  • Fingers22 04:10PM, Jan 7 2012 I have selected tan brown granite with cherry bordeaux cabinets. Can you make a suggestion for flooring — I was looking at 18″ or 24″ tiles
  • shirley mccuen 10:55PM, Jan 5 2012 Derek, I went on the internet and looked at the colors you suggested.  They look very nice but there aren’t any Mythic stores in my area.  Could you suggest similar colors in another line such as Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore?

    Thank you.

  • Marble.com — Derek 03:00PM, Jan 5 2012 My recommendations for an organic and environmentally friendly wall color to warm up and offset the dark tones in the design would be Mythic line «Golden Valley» or «Gayla Cream». Let me know what you think!
  • shirley mccuen 07:19PM, Jan 4 2012 I have tan brown granite countertops with cherry cabinets and stainless appliances.  what color should the walls be painted to make the room warm and up to date.
  • Marble.com — Kinga 08:30PM, Dec 27 2011 Check out the Kashmir White, Astoria and Classic White. Let me know what you think so far!
  • Marble.com — Derek 03:21PM, Dec 27 2011 Do you enjoy movement and veins in the granite or a more consistent, speckled pattern? Are you learning toward a lighter or darker color? Lastly, is there any choices that have caught your attention so far?
  • Joe 03:47AM, Dec 26 2011 I have midnight maple armstrong hardwood floors (dark flooring) and light oak cabinets.  I was needing some advice as to what color countertops I should get.  Any suggestions?
  • Marble.com — Derek 09:56PM, Dec 21 2011 What color exactly are your cabinets? I’m having trouble looking up this particular shade of Sherwin William cabinets. It a very dark color, almost like a black? As for backsplash, I’d possibly use a choice such as Merola Cobble Subway Tile. It’s a polar cream finish with a crackle glaze, very warm and welcoming. I’ve attached a picture idea for your reference.
  • Marble.com — Kinga 01:28PM, Dec 20 2011 A subway tile is a fine choice for your setup. A white subway tile would give you a clean and crisp look while a linear mosaic like Somertile Reflections Piano Brixton Stone and Glass Mosaic would give you an interesting and elegant feel. For wall colors, I would suggest a neutral paint like Benjamin Moore’s “White Cloud” or “Light Breeze”. Let me know what you think!
  • Alicia L. 10:15PM, Dec 19 2011 I have selected Tan Brown granite countertops, Sherwin Williams «Caviar» cabinets, and Shaw wood floors in Bright Angel.  The appliances will be stainless steel.  What do you recommend for backsplash ideas and wall color?  I am leaning towards the subway tile look but could really use some ideas.  Thanks!
  • Marble.com — Derek 06:33PM, Dec 9 2011 What are your ideas so far? Do you want to paint the cabinets a light color? Do you enjoy granite that has movement and veins or a more consistent, speckled pattern? Any colors that have caught your attention so far?
  • Wrw_39 07:46PM, Dec 8 2011 I have wonderful painted cabinets that need repainting, I have nice black appliances and a beidgeish tile floor. I want to paint the cabinets and walls and install a granite countertop and backsplash  to try to pull it all together without replacing the floor and appliances. Any suggestions?
  • Marble.com — Kinga 12:47PM, Dec 2 2011 Tan Brown is a fantastic choice for your setup. Another wonderful option is the Coffee Brown. Good luck!
  • Marble.com — Derek 09:50PM, Nov 9 2011 Tan Brown is a fine choice and will bring warmth to the design as well as offset the cabinetry. Another option you could try is Amarello Boreal.
  • Linda 11:28PM, Nov 6 2011 we are redoing our kitchen counters. The cabinets are a beechwood and appear to have a slightly red tint to them. We will be redoing the paint and flooring later with tile. Looking for a classier look. We are considering the tan brown or possibly portofino. Do you have any other suggestions that would go with the cabinets?
  • Marble.com — Kinga 09:54PM, Oct 20 2011 If noce travertine is too light, check out brown slate or chocolate tumbled marble tiles. Let us know what you think!
  • Marble.com — Derek 09:06PM, Oct 20 2011 We don’t have information on the backsplash tiles used in the videos, only information on the countertop itself. If the Noce is a little too light for your taste, I recommend to check out Mocha travertine and Durango limestone tiles. Good luck!
  • Amy 04:02PM, Oct 20 2011 Hello,

    We are preparing to remove our «UGH»www.marble.com/material. . Let me know what you think!

  • Miss 01:16AM, Oct 19 2011 we have gray tile floors and maple glazed cabinets.Would this color counter top be to dark with a dark floor? Or. lighter counter top be better.
  • Marble.com — Derek 01:12PM, Oct 13 2011 When incorporating a white colored countertop, a white sink (ex. granite composite) is popular for a clean and crisp look. It can be farmhouse style or a regular undermounted variety. I’ve attached an image to show you what I mean. If this is not possible, then do not worry as you can simply use the stainless steel sink because stainless steel is a very timeless and classic choice — looks nice with virtually anything. Good luck!
  • Nynana 01:02PM, Oct 13 2011 would stainless steel sink go well with a white tile counter top
  • Marble.com — Kinga 04:09PM, Oct 7 2011 Also check out Benjamin Moore’s “Tucson Winds” and “Foggy Morning”.
  • Marble.com — Derek 03:46PM, Oct 7 2011 As in my answer to your previous question about this, I recommend Benjamin Moore «Linen White» (first image) and «Navajo White» (second image). How do you feel about these? If you don’t like them, I can give you other suggestions.
  • Lynn 03:27PM, Oct 7 2011 I have Maple cabinets vanity in my bathroom and  tropical brown granite countertop. My walls are painted torchlight by Sherwin Williams.  I think the walls are too dark  similar in color to mustard, yellow -gold-brown.   Any suggestions on a lighter color to accent the granite?


  • 1elainebond 08:47PM, Aug 16 2011 Pictures are of the units but not of our kitchen as we need to remove the units so we do have a blank canvas concerning walls tiles and flooring. Love the style of kitchen and want to enhance it.
  • Marble.com — Kinga 08:11PM, Aug 15 2011 I think the Tan Brown would look fantastic against white cabinets because you will have a lovely contrast. A tumbled travertine (for ‘redder’ shipments of the Tan Brown) or tumbled marble (for more brown shipments) would be a great choice. For added visual interest, a patterned design behind the stove or cooktop would be great addition. Let me know what you think!
  • Marble.com — Kinga 07:51PM, Aug 15 2011 Would you be able to post a photo of your kitchen for our review? Otherwise, it will be difficult to provide you with our opinions.
  • Nancy 01:56PM, Aug 15 2011 I have white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, medium colored oak floors and wondering if tan brown granite would look okay and what tile back splash to recommend and paint. Thanks!
  • 1elainebond 08:05AM, Aug 13 2011 Elaine

    Sorry meant Mark Wilkinson kitchen!

  • 1elainebond 08:00AM, Aug 13 2011 Please help, have just been given a Paul Wilkinson cooks kitchen with tan/charcoal granite worktops, would love advice about floor tiles and wall colour. Kitchen includes butler sink etc.


  • Mary 06:08PM, Jun 1 2011 Like Donna, I’m installing Tan Brown Granite, cherry cabinets and a silgranite sink but I chose «anthracite». Do you think anthracite will be too dark? Appliances will be stainless.
    • All Granite and Marble 06:40PM, Jun 1 2011 It depends. Is there a lot of natural light coming into the kitchen? I would suggest using a light neutral paint color.
  • Donna 02:16PM, May 17 2011 one more question. Would the truffle silgranite sink influence the color I use for the back splash and wall color? What color tile and paint would you suggest to go along with my tan brown counter top, truffle sink and cherry cabinets
    • All Granite and Marble 10:35AM, May 19 2011 Donna: For backsplash, try a tumbled «Noce» travertine tile. For wall color, I’d use a neutral lighter color with a hit of warmth, try Benjamin Moore «Honeyed Almond» or something along those lines.
  • Donna 12:17PM, May 17 2011 I have chosen tan brown granite countertop with dark cherry cabinets (matches chestnut color in granite). I like the silgranite sinks. How do you think the new color truffle would look with that granite. I sort of want to stay away from stainless steel sink. I have SS appliances.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:50PM, May 17 2011 Donna: It’s a calm, soft, and muted color. Would compliment your design nicely, I say go for it!
  • aaron 10:15PM, Apr 28 2011 i have mocha cabinets, tan brown countertop, brown light floor. stainless steel apliances .i need help for for wall color and backsplash tile .thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 09:17AM, Apr 29 2011 Aaron: Try a tumbled «Noce» travertine tile and Benjamin Moore «Honeyed Almond» wall color.
  • michelle 12:08PM, Apr 6 2011 We have tan brown countertops, cherry cabinets and floors, and stainless appliances. Lookng for a wall color with some pop, trying to stay away from beiges. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 09:12AM, Apr 7 2011 Michelle: Perhaps something like Benjamin Moore «Lemon Meringue» would be a good choice.
  • dorthy 01:50PM, Mar 24 2011 In the kitchen i have chocolate brown floors, soft suede wall color what color backsplash to use
    • All Granite and Marble 08:58AM, Mar 29 2011 Dorthy: Is Tan Brown your countertop material?
  • Scottie 06:52PM, Mar 10 2011 We’re building and have chosen Tan Brown Granite, Cognac Maple cabinets, and a cherry oak floor. Appliances will be Stainless Steel — I’d like some suggestions on backsplash tiles and wall color. This will also be part of the great room, so I want it to pop without being overpowering.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:44AM, Mar 11 2011 Scottie: For backsplash, I recommend a tumbled Noce travertine tile. As for wall color, try Benjamin Moore «Lemon Breeze» or «Barely Beige».
  • karlene heck 11:00AM, Feb 19 2011 we have white kichen cabinets with tan brown countertops and full backsplash,stainless appliances and oak floors. Trying to decide on a color for the walls. Ayn suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:06AM, Feb 21 2011 Karlene Heck: For wall color, try Benjamin Moore «Muslin».
  • Terri 11:54AM, Feb 7 2011 I have maple (light on the cinnamon side) cabinets and we just picked out a tan brown granite for our countertops. I need a backsplash that will compliment both choices. Our walls are a light sage color. Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:53AM, Feb 8 2011 Terri: I recommend a tumbled Noce travertine tile for your set-up as the backsplash.
  • Patrick Farley 04:37PM, Feb 5 2011 My partner and I just picked Tan Brown granite countertops. We will have Kona (very dark brown) countertops, and a cappuccino wood floor. Teh backsplash will be Folio Artistico Meteor Series (rust with 105 Earth). I’m having trouble picking out a paint color. Can you help? Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 01:04PM, Feb 7 2011 Patrick Farley: I suggest a calm and neutral color. Try Benjamin Moore «Barely Beige» or «Honeyed Almond». If you’d like more color for the walls, try Benjamin Moore «Classic Caramel». Let me know what you think of these suggestions.
  • Tawanna 03:15PM, Jan 18 2011 Hi, I have Maple cognac cabinets and a tan brown granite countertop, I am painting my walls antique white with one accent wall new penny. What color ceramic/porcelin tile should I put on the floor?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:25PM, Jan 19 2011 Tawanna: For your design I recommend Raffia Noce Ceramic Tile.
  • Jenny of Austin 09:10PM, Nov 21 2010 We just installed highly variegated slate floors and backsplash in our kitchen. The slate has gray, navy, rust, brown, charcoal. We installed tan brown granite counters. What should we paint our cabinets? My husband is leaning towards a dark rusty/reddish paint, but this would mean dark slate floors, dark counters, and dark slate backsplash with dark cabinets. (The ceiling will be a creamy white, and most of the walls are actually windows). Any other ideas for the cabinet color? Please no white or pastels.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:14AM, Nov 22 2010 Jenny Of Austin: A cherry colored cabinet would be most appropriate in this design. If you have plenty of natural light in the kitchen then the dark set-up will not be a problem.
  • Lauren 01:44PM, Nov 13 2010 I have honey oak cabinets, tan and brown granite, stainless backsplash and black appliances and tlight tan floor. What would be a good color for the walls? Actually, the area to be painted is not large — one small wall and on top of the counters pretty much and on a wall that is mostly windows. Also any good color suggestions for the window dressing?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:07PM, Nov 15 2010 Lauren: For wall color, I recommend Benjamin Moore «Honeyed Almond».
    • All Granite and Marble 11:44AM, Nov 1 2010 Carolann: Seems like you’re on the right track.
  • Keri 12:05PM, Oct 27 2010 I’ve just bought natural hickory cabinets and tropical brown granite for the countertops. All appliances are stainless. I would love help with tile colors for the floor and walls. The kitchen opens up to the house which is a deep red color. Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 12:24PM, Oct 28 2010 Keri: I suggest going with tumbled noce travertine tile for the floor and a light beige wall tile.
  • Denise Mazza 08:32AM, Oct 2 2010 I have cherry stained maple cabinets with tan brown counter tops I want to update the terracotta floor to a more contemporary look. I’m considering a dark porcelain floor. Will it make the room too dark.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:58AM, Oct 4 2010 Denise Mazza: It might. I’d brighten things up with a lighter marble or travertine tumbled backsplash and a warm wall color.
  • guest 05:47PM, Sep 28 2010 We have cherry cabinets, would have neutral color walls and lighter color tiles on the floor, would color counter tops would you recommend? We have looked at Tan Brown, and Rosewood.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:04AM, Sep 29 2010 Guest: I’m leaning towards Rosewood. It’s a richer pattern. Also take a look at Golden Rock.
  • maria braden 01:58PM, Aug 9 2010 Forgot to add I would love to try to incorporate some sort of glass tile. just not sure how it would look.
  • maria braden 01:55PM, Aug 9 2010 I have maple cabinets in a cinnamon color, tan brown granite counter tops ss appliances and a copper sink. I need help with back splash and wall color. Kitchen is open to rest of house with lots of recessed lighting and light rails under the cabinets. Any input would be great.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:33AM, Aug 10 2010 Maria Braden: A glass tile would fit your design nicely, try a glass mosaic with earthtone inserts to compliment your granite. For wall color, I recommend Benjamin Moore «Barely Beige».
  • Beverly Brown 08:03PM, Aug 8 2010 I just installed Tan Brown Kitchen counters. My cabinets are maple (natural) with white tile on floors. Stainless appliances and sinks. I need to repaint the kitchen walls and also get a nice backsplash. Should I go cooler cooler on kitchen walls or a warm neutral color. Also am redoing a powder room. New cherry vanity, with Tan Brown Granite and white ceramic floors. 4 X 5 Powder room with no windows and white sink and toilet. I thought a light Terra Cotta would look nice on the walls. The Tan Brown doesn’t have a lot of Terra Cotta color in it. Sorry this is so long. Advice would be welcomed.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:44AM, Aug 9 2010 Beverly Brown: I’m leaning towards a warm wall color, try Benjamin Moore «Buttered Toffee». As for the bathroom, a terracotta tile would compliment the shades of the Tan Brown nicely, go for it!
  • Denise Dube 07:18PM, Jul 30 2010. and I’m thinking of a sand color for the walls. The countertop really has me baffled. I really want something with a black base w/ some tan or brown. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:19AM, Aug 2 2010 Denise Dube: The Tan Brown pictured on this page sounds like the stone for you! Another option with a richer pattern could be Amazon Tiger or Cosmic Black RW.
  • Denise Dube 06:55PM, Jul 30 2010 I just ordered new cabinets. maple honey w/ a coffee glaze, stainless steel appliances, not sure on the floor. leaning toward neutral tile but I’m thinking the tan brown granite for the counter top. I have a sample and I love it but when I looked at a full slab the red was brighter. what do you think? I also saw the Bahia Brown on your site and it looked beautiful. help!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:25AM, Aug 2 2010 Denise Dube: The Bahia Brown is also an excellent choice and will create a rich contrast against your maple wood.
  • jeannette barry 08:51AM, Jul 25 2010 I am trying to find a paint color that will match a light crema marfil marble. What is your suggestion?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:12AM, Jul 26 2010 Jeannette Barry: Try Benjamin Moore «Honeyed Almond».
  • christina 03:26PM, Jul 24 2010 Having a house built. We have chosen cherry cabinets, honey oak floors and creamy tannish yellow walls for kitchen. We were thinking of Tan Brown or Santa Cecilia countertops. What would you recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:43AM, Jul 26 2010 Christina: I’m leaning towards the lighter Santa Cecilia to create a nice contrast with your cherry wood.
    Tan Brown. Granite color selection for countertops
  • chloe 12:50PM, Jul 24 2010 I have white cabinets in my bathroom with a light tan tile. I was debating between tan brown and Venetian gold. I thought tan brown would add contrast. What do you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:38AM, Jul 26 2010 Chloe: Yes I’m leaning for the Tan Brown to offset the light cabinetry and create a sleek set-up.
  • Nathan 12:31AM, Jul 20 2010 Hi, I have medium oak cabinets along with a slate colored tile floor. I have stainless steel applicanes and the kitchen is surrounded by oak hardwood floors. I was wondering if the tan brown is a good choice of granite or if it would be too dark. Any help or suggestions is appreciated. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 08:28AM, Jul 20 2010 Nathan: The Tan Brown sounds like an appropriate choice. The stone will offset the oak wood while giving a nice compliment to the slate floor, go for it!
  • Louise 04:06AM, Jul 19 2010 I have light oak cabinets, tan brown granite countertops and travertine floor tiles. Please can you help with my dilemma re: kitchen sink? I hate stainless steel (had it in my previous house and it was difficult to maintain) so I’ve got to get it right this time in my new build. Have considered a granite sink in Champagne because the tan brown is quite dark, range cooker is black so the lighter coloured sink might be a nice contrast. What do you think? Or have I lost the plot, ha ha.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:47PM, Jul 20 2010 Louise: Granite composite sinks are beautiful and I think if you used one it would fit your design nicely. Go with a lighter color as you’ve said.
  • Justin 11:56PM, Jul 12 2010 I forgot to mention I have a very light yellowish/white Faux finish on the walls, and cream cabinets, beige tiled back splash and medium oak flooring. I was considering Tan/Brown, Tropical Brown, Absolute Black, Santa Cecilia or Bianco Romano. I want it to «pop» but also be classy and elegant?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:16AM, Jul 13 2010 Justin: I’m leaning towards the Tan Brown. It will create a rich contrast yet has a timeless looko.
  • Justin 06:42PM, Jul 12 2010 I have off white cabinets, tan tiled backsplash and medium oak flooring. Would tan/brown go better then absolute black. Looking for a classy look.
  • Carol 08:02AM, Jul 3 2010 My kitchen has washed birch cabinet, Kali Tobaco marble and red glass backsplash, stainless steel range and hood, white appliances and Porcelanosa Ferroker (weathered blueish rusty metal look) floor. What color countertop would you suggest? Is this a good match? what paint color do you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:20AM, Jul 6 2010 Carol: The Tan Brown shown here is an excellent choice, or Amazon Star granite. For wall color try Benjamin Moore «Buttered Toffee».
  • Mandy 04:58PM, Jun 1 2010 Follow-up question to my original post, what color paint and what type of backsplash would you recommend for my set-up (maple spice cabinets, gunstock floors, SS appliances)? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:29AM, Jun 2 2010 Mandy: A tumbled botticino marble tile cut diagonally would look nice with the Tan Brown. And try Benjamin Moore «Honeyed Almond» for wall color.
  • Mandy 11:03AM, May 29 2010 I’m building a new house. So far I picked maple spice cabinets, gunstock (red oak) hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances (the stove has a black top). Will this be a good match? If not, can you suggest any others.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:11AM, Jun 1 2010 Mandy: Excellent match! The Tan Brown will add the warmth you’re looking for in your set-up.
  • DeAnn 09:28PM, May 2 2010 In my kitchen I have maple cabinets in a toffee stain, American Olean tile floor in dark chocolate, stainless appliances w black accents. The walls are painted green and I have dark brown drapes. I have chosen 2 granite colors. Tan Brown and Tropical brown. I want a contemporary yet warm feel. Which granite would you suggest and what ideas for glass tile backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:58PM, May 3 2010 DeAnn: Im leaning towards Tropical Brown, it will create a rich and inviting atmosphere yet wont be too dark.
  • Art 08:38PM, Apr 18 2010 I’m considering getting tan brown countertop and I would like to know if a earth tones glass mosaic backsplash would be a good match my cabinets are maple with stainless steel appliances.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:19AM, Apr 20 2010 Art: Absolutely!
  • Debbie 10:38PM, Apr 15 2010 If I have tan brown granite countertop and tumbled noce travertine tile backsplash should I get a stainless steel sink or a black granite sink.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:57AM, Apr 16 2010 Debbie: Im leaning towards stainless steel, Tan Brown is already a dark shade in your design.
  • Mike 11:21AM, Apr 15 2010 We have medium oak cabinets and natural oak color floors.We are looking for granite colors. Medium light. What color also for walls?Have thought of tan brown for granite.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:40AM, Apr 16 2010 Mike: Tan Brown is an excellent choice, will provide good contrast. Another option is Tropical Brown. Try Benjamin Moore «Honeyed Almond» for the walls.
  • Debbie 12:32AM, Apr 15 2010 I have maple cabinets,stainless steel appliances,dark wood floors,and I’m getting tan brown countertops. I need help on what color and style and layout to get for a back splash.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:13AM, Apr 15 2010 Debbie: Try a tumbled noce travertine tile.
  • Carol 08:17PM, Apr 14 2010 I have medium oak cabinets and lighter oak laminate floors. Would tan brown be a good choice for a granite countertop? The walls are a fawn beige and one wall is adobe.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:10AM, Apr 15 2010 Carol: Yes. Excellent contrast and a warm style.
  • Caroline 01:14PM, Apr 13 2010 We have cherry cabinets and want to go with the Tan Brown granite. What do you suggest for the tile floor and paint? The room is not particularly bright.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:05PM, Apr 13 2010 Caroline: Keep it light and simple — try Dorado porcelain tile for the floors, and Benjamin Moore «Hepplewhite Ivory» as wall paint.
  • Paula 10:16PM, Apr 5 2010 I have Oak cabinets and woodwork, pecan floor, black appliances and we are puttibg in the tan brown granite. What should I do for a backsplash?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:11PM, Apr 6 2010 Paula: Perhaps Scabos tumbled travertine tile will fit your design nicely.
  • Heidi 03:14PM, Apr 1 2010 My cabinets are Antique White, applicances are Almond, Floors are a terra cotta color and walls are a molasses color. Will Tan Brown Granite give my kitchen a nice contrast or will it be too dark?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:28PM, Apr 1 2010 Heidi: Excellent choice! Tan brown will compliment your terracotta floor beautifully while providing the much needed contrast.
  • Bonnie 07:11PM, Mar 18 2010 Small kitchen-lots of light-tan walls-cabinets are Kraftmaid canvas w.cocoa glaze.Thinking of: bianca romano granite & so ho tile backsplash. I want a WOW factor. Thank you so much
    • All Granite and Marble 08:51AM, Mar 19 2010 Bonnie: This is a beautiful set up, very warm. Go for it!
  • Madhuri 10:34PM, Mar 11 2010 We are going for Scottsdale maple cabinets in cognac color with a medium color hardwood called the Gunstock. Would the tan brown granite countertops provide a nice contrast and also tie them all together. We have SS appliances and plenty of light too in the kitchen.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:37AM, Mar 12 2010 Madhuri: Not too much contrast — However the Tan Brown will blend in nicely.
  • css 04:00PM, Mar 6 2010 we are interested in granite countertops and new wood flooring. only constraints are golden oak cabinets and white appliances. Suggestions. thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 11:04AM, Mar 8 2010 css: Try Pocono Green or Butterfly Antique.
  • stu 02:02PM, Feb 28 2010 forgot to add s/s applicances and dining room/foyer and kitchen have bronze light chandliers; Kitchen has 1 window with morning light only.
  • stu 07:20PM, Feb 27 2010 Remodeling kitchen with Honey Maple Cabinets. Floors, backsplash,paint have not been picked out. Have looked Giallo Vicenza, Ontario Brown, Ouro Brazil, Tahoe, Tan Brown and Tropical Brown and cannot decide. Heard you were the person to ask. What do I do?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:31PM, Mar 1 2010 stu: Im leaning towards Tropical Brown. It provides sufficient contrast but is not too dark to make the kitchen look gloomy from the low amount of natural light. It will make your kitchen look warm and inviting.
  • Keith 11:33AM, Feb 2 2010 Have light wood cabinets and light wood floors with white appliances. Walls painted a light beige with a Canyon red accent wall in the sitting room connected and open to the kitchen. Would this color be too dark of a granite countertop for the kitchen with the light wood or would it give it good contrast? Any other colors you could recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:48PM, Feb 2 2010 Keith: It would be excellent, to offset the cabinets it the key. Another suggestion is Tropical Brown.
  • Dee 08:05PM, Jan 31 2010 I have light maple cabinets and light natural floors, both just about the same color. Also have a lot of natural light that passes thorugh the kitchen in the day time. Looking for a dark color granite that will really pop. I’m looking at Tan brown, sapphire brown, black pearl, and ubatuba gold(black not green). Im kinda leaning towards the tan brown but am hesitant because the redness of them in some pics(have not gone to see them in person). Is it possible to get slabs with minmal red, and more brown? What would be the best choice out of those 4 choices that you think woud look the best?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:42PM, Feb 1 2010 Dee: With regards to Tan Brown, it all depends on the batch. Different lots of the same stone will have a change in color tone. This is why you have to pick your slabs! Out of your choices I would rule out Black Pearl and Ubatuba Gold, too stark.
  • Nancy 03:19PM, Jan 30 2010 I have stainless steel appliances, white tile floors and oak cabinets. What color countertop would be good?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:58PM, Feb 1 2010 Nancy: The darker the better — Butterfly Antique, or the Tan Brown pictured here will look nice.
  • Pam 05:35PM, Jan 25 2010 The cabinet color is «hazelnut» — kind of a lt to med cherry color — smooth grain
    • All Granite and Marble 10:21AM, Jan 26 2010 Pam: In this case everything will tie-in beautifully.
  • Pam 02:11PM, Jan 25 2010 what is your opinion on having perimeter kitchen counters in black impala granite and the cooktop island and a second bi-level island in giallo veneziano granite
    • All Granite and Marble 04:40PM, Jan 25 2010 Pam: What color are your cabinets?
  • Tamara 09:46AM, Jan 24 2010 We have ordered red cherry cabinets with a black glaze and are considering porcelain tile floor that looks like travertine. What granite color & paint color?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:57AM, Jan 25 2010 Tamara: Perhaps Giallo Ornamental, or New Venetian Gold.
  • Vivian 11:50PM, Jan 21 2010 I’m considering Tan Brown countertops. My walls are green, cabinets are light beige and floor salmonlike saltillo tile. Also, have ss appliances. Will this work?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:23AM, Jan 22 2010 Vivian: Absolutely.
  • Linda W. 12:49PM, Jan 13 2010 I have white cabinets with saltillo tile floors. What color granite would you suggest? The saltillo seems too busy for the granites I’ve looked at.
  • Karen 09:01AM, Jan 9 2010 Looking for wall color?Cabinets are hickory, floor is tile,off white with browns and grays. Any comments for backsplash color and countertop would help also. thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:16AM, Jan 9 2010 Karen: Walls should be light, perhaps a warm yellow like BM-339 Lemon Grass.
  • Micky 01:56PM, Dec 11 2009 We have fruitwood stained oak cabinets and flooring with old school white appliances that will be replaced with stainless. Your thoughts on tan brown or tropical brown are appreciated!
    • All Granite and Marble 03:03PM, Dec 11 2009 Micky: Im leaning towards Tropical Brown, it will tie-in with the cabinets better.
  • Suzy 01:53PM, Dec 3 2009 What do you think about Santa Cecilia counters with white cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:00PM, Dec 3 2009 Suzy: Stunning combination! Gives off a country vibe.
  • Jenny 01:29PM, Nov 12 2009 We have white cabinets,ss appliances, and natural red oak floor. The main color in home is yellow, with green and pink accent colors. My sis has same color scheme and has Bainbrook Peach granite countertops, which look really nice, but I understand that color doesn’t exist any longer. I’m looking at Tropic Brown but am not entirely convinced that’s the right color. What would you suggest?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:20PM, Nov 12 2009 Jenny: Tropical Brown is a great choice, for something lighter look at Santa Cecilia.
  • Sandi 08:58PM, Oct 12 2009 Thanks for the feedback. The kitchen is not particularly spacious. U-shaped, kind of narrow and long. We will be using recessed lights to replace a 4 ft fluorescent fixture, and are adding under cabinet lighting. Had considered a red for the walls, but now think it might be a little too dark. Will not be a lot of wall showing, once done with the 42 inch cabinets and the lighter backsplash, but there will be some. Any suggestions on color family you would point us towards?
  • Sandi 06:14PM, Oct 10 2009 Oops! I had meant to say maple cabinets in honey spice with mocha highlights. Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 08:36AM, Oct 13 2009 Sandi: A shade of gold.
  • Sandi 06:13PM, Oct 10 2009 We are remodeling our kitchen and have selected maples cabinets with a honey spice glaze, considering tan brown granite for the counters, medium color hard woods, and stainless steel appliances. The kithcen only has one window but opens up to a dining area with bay windows. My question is will tan brown look good with all the other choices we’ve made, and if so, should I go with a ligther shade of paint on the walls and a lighter color backsplash since we only have the one windwo?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:59AM, Oct 12 2009 Sandi: Tan Brown is an excellent choice, and you are correct to go lighter with the backsplash & paint, as the granite will be dark. We want to brighten up the room as there is not much natural light. Is the kitchen a spacious area? You also will want to have recessed lights or something similar.
  • Patty 08:55PM, Oct 1 2009 In my kitchen I have light maple cabinets with oak floors and yellow walls, with red and green accents. I get alot of sunlight would tan brown granite work
    • All Granite and Marble 08:34AM, Oct 2 2009 Patty: It would tie-in nicely, also check out Coffee Brown.
  • Susan 02:56PM, Sep 9 2009 I am getting Kraftmaid maple cabinets in natural with cocoa highlights. My floor is a medium honey wood tone, and I am going with tan brown granite countertops, which seemed to provide good contrast against the cabinets. I am looking for color ideas for a tile backsplash.
    • All Granite and Marble 03:14PM, Sep 9 2009 Susan: Use some of the «tan» in the granite and see if you can match it to a backsplash tile (maybe travertine).
  • marlene 10:36PM, Sep 5 2009 We are thinking of installing Kraftmaid cabinets in canvas with cocoa glaze. The walls are a medium beige/ taupe color. Which granite color would look best and what kind and color of back splash tile. thanks so much for any advice!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:51AM, Sep 8 2009 marlene: Yellow/gold tones would work too.
  • Nicole 11:30AM, Aug 24 2009 I was trying to steer clear of a light cabinet color, but don’t want the kitchen to be too dark either. Would a mocha/maple cabinet look okay? The kitchen is very open overlooking the living room with lots of windows.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:16PM, Aug 24 2009 Nicole: Absolutely it would look wonderful!
  • Nicole 05:50PM, Aug 22 2009 We’d like to use Tan Brown granite for the coutnertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, but need a suggestion for a nice complementary cabinet color. Tile will be Pietre Noce in both areas, with Tigerwood hardwood in the living room. Any suggestions? Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 09:27AM, Aug 24 2009 Nicole: I would go with a light oak color.
  • Pat 08:21PM, Aug 12 2009 I have honey colored oak cabinets and tan brown granite countertops. We are thinking of a neutral pale tumbled marble tile backsplash. What color should I paint the walls in my breakfast room?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:15PM, Aug 13 2009 Pat: Something light, paint color is a personal decision.
  • Sam 06:29PM, Jul 28 2009 Okay, our kitchen and family room are in one open area. We chocolate maple cabinet with black appliances on a light brownish 12″ ceramic tiles. Plan to do hardwood floor (something dark — dark brownish/red) in the living room along with dark furnitures with light cool color wall (light blue/green-seaside with a little bit of greyish undertone) perhaps with some rose/black color accessories. What wall color would look better for the kitchen? and backsplash? I’m thinking of something warm (beige? yellow/gold? or maybe white?)
    • All Granite and Marble 09:23AM, Jul 29 2009 Sam: Try Baltic Brown.
  • Lauren 11:44AM, Jul 22 2009 We are installing maple cabinets with a medium mocha stain. I had originally planned on a light granite such as NVG, but am having thoughts about Tan/Brown. The floors will be a neutral travertine tile. The kitchen has a bay window and gets good lighting. I would really appreciate your thoughts.
    • All Granite and Marble 12:08PM, Jul 22 2009 Lauren: It would be plenty of contrast, with good lightning like you mentioned I think it could work.
  • Jean 12:57PM, Jul 7 2009 I have Cherry Kraftmaid cabinets with a Sable glaze and Tigerwood hardwood floors. I am considering the Tan Brown granite for my countertop. Thoughts on the tan brown? Also, suggestions for wall paint color? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:28PM, Jul 7 2009 Jean. Good choice. Rich and elegant. For paint, try a slightly reddish beige (something like that rodeo dust color up top).
  • Norma 07:53PM, Jun 10 2009 I have Honey oak cabinets with beige/brown six sided floor tiles, and are thinking Tan Brown granite countertops. what wall colors would you sugggest.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:19AM, Jun 11 2009 Norma: If you look to the left of the photos, youll see the base colors that this stone consists of. I would try all of them to see which looks best.
  • Erin 07:44PM, Apr 6 2009 I have white cabinets and tan brown tiles for the counter-top with stainless steel appliances. I was wondering if you have a paint color suggestion so the counters do not look pink?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:04AM, Apr 7 2009 Erin: I played around with behr.com color picker and I came up with Expedition Khaki, Oakwood Brown, Gold Buttercup, Antique White Flat. Personally I am leaning towards the Khaki.
  • Daphne 10:26AM, Apr 1 2009 I have medium oak cabinets, how dark should I go? I was looking at Tan/Brown 426
    • All Granite and Marble 02:11PM, Apr 3 2009 Daphne: There is no limit, you could go completely black and it would look good. Tan Brown has a nice balance between the darkness and browns which accent the wood. I would say its a good and safe pick.
  • tidwell 12:26PM, Mar 27 2009 I APOLOGIZE FOR THE NUMEROUS POSTS! AND THE WALLS WILL BE RED. (California Poppy)What color tile would look good in my kitchen with white wooden cabinets, black appliances and charcoal countertops?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:31PM, Apr 3 2009 tidwell: Ok, instead of the white and black tile, like I suggested before you can put some red in it also. Try looking at dark slate tiles. Usually they have grays, charcoal, red, and rusty colors which would go nice with your kitchen.
  • tidwell 12:24PM, Mar 27 2009 What color tile would look good in my kitchen with white wooden cabinets, black appliances and charcoal countertops?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:29PM, Apr 3 2009 tidwell: Go with a tile that will complement the tops but incorporate some lighter tones so you dont end up with a monotonic look. You could go with something along the lines of checkerboard.
  • Anji 10:46PM, Mar 26 2009 I’ve maple color cabinets and wooden floor w/ black color appliances. I like tan brown and amazon star color for my countertop. My kitchen lot of sunlight. Can you suggest me which color will look good for my countertop?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:18PM, Apr 3 2009 Anji: I would go with Tan Brown since it has far less red than amazon star. Also since the kitchen has a lot of light, you dont have to worry about the darkness of the stone. Make sure you pay attention to which Tan Brown you go with because some batches have light specs and others might have a deep brick-red color. Go with the darker one if possible.
  • Bobbie 07:32PM, Mar 11 2009 We are getting KraftMaid Abington Oak cabinets with the pegs in Honey Spice and have what is called Hattaras Red Sundown floor tile. It’s shades of brown with a redish tint. The appliances are white and the sink will be stainless steel although I love the white farm style sink too to go with my country decorating. We’re putting in a garden bay window above the sink (about 60″ wide) so there will be lots of light. Do you think the Chestnut Tan Brown would look good with this combination?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:00PM, Mar 12 2009 Bobbie: Yes, I absolutely agree with you. Very nice country theme.
  • Adrienne 05:38PM, Mar 11 2009 By «more movement,» do you mean something that has a more «flow» to the pattern, rather than this more spotted or speckled look? Do you have any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:59PM, Mar 12 2009 Adrienne: Exactly. Take a look at ID 323, 236
  • Adrienne 09:40PM, Mar 3 2009 We are planning a «modern Tuscan» kitchen. We want natural cherry cabinets, and the floors will be some kind of terracotta. Medium yellow walls that flow into the dining and living room. We are thinking Tan Brown granite to tie in the red and yellow/gold theme. We have a very large bay window in the kitchen that gives a lot of light, so while this combination could be dark in some homes, it won’t be in ours. Thoughts about Tan Brown and other possibilities are welcome!
    • All Granite and Marble 11:54AM, Mar 9 2009 Adrienne: Sounds like you have it all well thought out. I agree with the general direction youre going. The only suggestion I can make is to consider similarly colored stones but with more organic patterns (flowing).
  • LeAnn 04:40PM, Mar 3 2009 I have dark cabinets and a large island with Tropical Brown granite. We have formica on the other countertops and would like to replace with granite. We are afraid that doing all of the counters in Tropical Brown will be too dark. Any recommendations?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:48AM, Mar 9 2009 LeAnn: Pick something very light. Maybe Colonial Gold.
  • Lisa 09:26AM, Mar 3 2009 I have tan brown on my bathroom floor with dark cherry cabinets. Any suggestions for countertops?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:46AM, Mar 9 2009 Lisa: Why not contrast it with a very light marble? Crema Marfil maybe?
  • Jenn 10:47PM, Feb 23 2009 I am putting in Antique Brown brushed granite and can’t decide on cabinet color. I like darker colors (definitely don’t want a shade of white) but don’t want to make the kitchen too dark (it does get a lot of light). Would a medium cherry work or should it be a lighter maple?
    • All Granite and Marble 01:59PM, Feb 27 2009 Jenn: The lighter the cabinets, the more contrast you will get. The more contrast you have, the sharper the kitchen. So its a fine line of compromising your likes vs. what looks good to others. I think a medium cherry is good.
  • Linda 03:21PM, Feb 12 2009 Also, what color granite counter tops would be best to use with Kraftmaid canvas with cocoa glaze cabinets.
    • All Granite and Marble 05:16PM, Jan 13 2010 Linda W. You want to compliment the floor, try Tabacco.
  • Linda 03:06PM, Feb 12 2009 What color ceramic tile goes with Canvas color with cocoa glaze cabinets
    • All Granite and Marble 09:27AM, Feb 13 2009 Linda: As far as granite goes, you can pretty much use any color thats similar to the cocoa glaze. It will have plenty of contrast and should be a good match. Tan Brown is one of you options. For the tile, Id recommend a slightly textured color such as Everest Bianco.
  • KB 09:35PM, Feb 10 2009 Can you suggest a granite backsplash for a tan brown countertop
    • All Granite and Marble 09:08AM, Feb 11 2009 KB: Use some of the «tan» in the granite and see if you can match it to a backsplash tile (maybe travertine).
  • lols 04:41PM, Feb 5 2009 I have Honey Oak with golden Pecan kind of stain cabinets and black appliances.Flooring is light in colour(tiles).Will Tan Brown look good with these combinations?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:34AM, Feb 6 2009 lols: Yes, that should be a nice match. Enough contrast and nice tonal range.
  • Shelley 06:58PM, Jan 7 2009 No, we are not limited — any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:33PM, Jan 9 2009 Shelley: Try Champagne Florencia and Crema Bordeaux and let me know if you like it.
  • Shelley 08:02PM, Jan 6 2009 I have light cherry cabinets, ceramic tile floor with warm variations of gold and brown in it. Our wall color is is a warm tuscan yellow/gold with a accent wall in a tuscan rust color, all stainless appliances. Large kitchen with lots of light. Please help with granite color ideas. We like black galaxy and tan brown, maybe uba tuba, but I thought it would be too green?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:34AM, Jan 7 2009 Shelley: Youre right, Uba Tuba is not so great there. Are you limited to only the colors that you mentioned?
  • Marcia 05:06PM, Jan 4 2009 I have tan brown granite on the countertops and floor in my bathroom. What color should I paint the walls?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:36AM, Jan 5 2009 Marcia: I would try to match the lightest color found in the stone itself.
  • cheryl 05:01PM, Dec 31 2008 we have oak cabinets and off white tile floors,black appliances,which color of granite would lood best. also plan to repaint, which color would look good?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:45AM, Jan 3 2009 cheryl: Tan Brown is a good choice.
  • Mak 06:16PM, Dec 23 2008 Will this be a good color for maple congnac cabnits, and honed travertine floors ( a light red/pink color).
    • All Granite and Marble 08:26AM, Dec 24 2008 Mak: Yes, this is good.
  • Jill 08:17PM, Nov 25 2008 We are installing cherry cabinets with a honey spice finish. What would be a good granite to go with the cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:57AM, Nov 26 2008 Jill: Tan Brown would be ok. The question is how much light you have in the kitchen and how big the room is.
  • Gail 12:57PM, Nov 20 2008 I have white cabinets, white appliances, ss sink and faucet,beige walls and medium oak floor. Which is better, tan brown or ubba tubba or absolute black. I’m looking for the wow factor that has a timeless look.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:01AM, Nov 24 2008 Gail: Well, absolute black and uba tuba will give you the most contrast. Probably more than its needed. I think Tan Brown is the best option here. It will let you change the color scheme later down the road if you ever decide to do so.
  • Jandy 01:42PM, Sep 28 2008 Granite suggestions please: fawn colored maple slab cabinets, red oak flooring (can be stained any color,SS appliances.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:45AM, Sep 30 2008 Jandy: Youre heading in the right direction. Another option would be Saphire Blue.
  • Valerie 01:30PM, Sep 21 2008 Please list some colors for me to study for medium oak cabinets, metal beige tile and black appliances. It gets east light from a bay in the breakfast area. I like warm rooms with contrast but not dark or gloomy. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 11:46AM, Sep 26 2008 Valerie: Tan brown is certainly an option here. Also check out Giallo Fiorito, Firenza.
  • Rose 10:02PM, Sep 17 2008 I have reddishbrown cabinets & like tanbrown granite with light floors. What would be good wall color? Rose
    • All Granite and Marble 05:49PM, Sep 25 2008 Rose: Coincidence or not pale rose might work well here :)
  • Wendy 09:57AM, Sep 10 2008 I have cherry color cabinets, travetine floors, and tan brown granite. What wall paint color would your recommend?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:28PM, Sep 25 2008 Wendy: reddish gold perhaps?
  • riki 09:59PM, Sep 8 2008 Can’t decide! I have natural maple cabinets that have a yellow tint, natural colored hardwood floors and would like to do a tumbled marble backsplash. I’m looking for the «wow» factor. I like uba tuba for the drama, am I better off going with something like tan brown? Any suggestions? Thanks!
    • All Granite and Marble 05:24PM, Sep 25 2008 riki: Almost equal drama between these two. Try Platinum Bahia as well.
  • Amy 03:15PM, Aug 17 2008 I have white cabinets with black hardware, medium oak wood floors & stainless steel appliances. I’m planning to use yellow wall paint. We are looking at tan brown granite-will this work?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:36PM, Sep 19 2008 Amy: It should be ok, but also check out Giallo Firenza.
  • Lisa Meade 08:55AM, Aug 14 2008 I have white cabinets and am thinking of a terra cotta floor. What color countertops. It is on the small side and a galley kitchen
    • All Granite and Marble 10:38AM, Sep 19 2008 Lisa Meade: Tan Brown, Tobacco, Bordeaux Terracotta.
  • Hohn 09:28AM, Jul 1 2008 We’re having cherry spice cabinets put in our kitchen. Would Baltic Brown or Tan Brown for the counters look better? The kitchen is large and has alot of light.
    • All Granite and Marble 05:27PM, Jul 17 2008 Hohn: That depends on the actual tone of the wood itself. Pick the one that creates more contrast.
  • All Granite and Marble 11:41AM, Jun 6 2008 Cheri:
  • Patti 07:10PM, Jun 3 2008 Considering this tan brown granite. I have hickory cabinets and light oak flooring. Suggestions on color for wall tile for backsplash and appliances?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:00PM, Jun 30 2008 Patti: Black appliances, ivory/off white tile with a hint of red (not pink).
  • Dawn 09:40PM, May 20 2008 Looking at the Tan Brown for kitchen counters. Honey/Oak cabinets. black or stainless appliances?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:45PM, Jun 24 2008 Dawn: Black.
  • Dave 08:27PM, May 7 2008 I have cherry cabinets with a Kaffe finish- will tan brown granite look okay
    • All Granite and Marble 11:41AM, Jun 6 2008 Dave: Tan brown is probably the number one choice for cherry wood. So the answer is yes.
  • Kim 03:50PM, May 3 2008 We haven’t decided whether we going with tile or wood. We’re open to suggestions. Original message: We chose sorrel maple cabinets with tan brown granite counters. now the floors. thoughts?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:45PM, Jun 5 2008 Kim: Tile is by far more practical in a kitchen setting. As far as looks, its all up to you.
  • Mikki 05:29PM, May 2 2008 I have maple cabinets with a light cherry stain and a light-medium cherry stained hardwood floor with orange red accents. I would like to get tan brown or tropical brown for the counters. Which one will make a greater impact?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:43PM, Jun 5 2008 Mikki: Tan Brown is overall a bit darker and should provide more contrast.
  • linda 05:26PM, Apr 30 2008 I have medium oak cabinets, light medium oak floors, big kitchen with 9′, ss appliance, confused on what granite to select.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:17PM, May 30 2008 linda: This would work.
  • Kim 05:26PM, Apr 27 2008 I have natural rustic alder cabinets, taupe walls, and a medium brown tile floor. Will the tan brown be a good choice? Any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:07PM, May 19 2008 Kim: Yes, it should go well.
  • Cori 01:32PM, Apr 21 2008 I have mexican tile saltillo (a deep terra cotta color)floors and honey oak cabinets. The walls are a golden color. Would tan brown granite work for the counter tops or could you suggest any other color that may work better?
    • All Granite and Marble 03:48PM, May 19 2008 Cori: Thats a good choice. You can look for more of similar colors.
  • kathy 11:49PM, Apr 18 2008 I have white washed oak cabinets and floor. Ubatuba fireplace in the same room. What granite do I choose having a hard time choosing. Thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 03:42PM, May 19 2008 kathy: Not sure how the red in this stone would go with the dark green uba tuba. Check my other post.
  • Joy 03:33PM, Apr 16 2008 Iam going with saddle cabinets, walnut colour wood and tan brown granite counter tops. Please give me your suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:08PM, Apr 21 2008 Joy: Your choices seem like a very good match. A little bit on the toned down side, but still plenty of contrast for it to work.
  • JOY 02:26PM, Apr 14 2008 Iam installing Saddle Aristrokraft cabinets and walnut colour floors. Will tan brown garnite go with my cabinets or should go for lighter cabinets?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:58PM, Apr 16 2008 JOY: Describe the color and type of wood.
  • Kim 04:34PM, Apr 13 2008 We chose sorrel maple cabinets with tan brown granite counters. now the floors. thoughts?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:53PM, Apr 16 2008 Kim: Tile or wood?
  • Jen 01:58PM, Apr 10 2008 I really like a slab of Tan Brown I saw with hints of red specks throughout. I have Oak Cherry floors that will blend well with the Tan Brown and have a Honey Spiced-colored cabinets w/ stainless steel appliances. I have decent lighting in my kitchen and will have lighter shade paint. Is tan brown a good option?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:43PM, Apr 16 2008 Jen: Elegant but simple. Should be a nice top.
  • Johnny 11:23AM, Apr 9 2008 Hi, I have honey oak cabinets with a cherry oak floors. I was thinking Tab Brown would match well with the floors. Would you suggest Tan Brown?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:30PM, Apr 16 2008 Johnny: Thats a good solution to tie both woods together.
  • Teri 08:08AM, Apr 2 2008 We are going to have maple cordovan (fairly dark) cabiniets. Light tan ceramic tile w/light smoked grout. Cream backsplash w/small accent to match counter. I would like to use tan brown counter tops. What color appliances should I go with. Not real big on stainless. Would you suggest different counter top?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:26AM, Apr 5 2008 Teri: You could use black appliances. They will match the tops and blend into the cabinets nicely.
  • Pam 07:03PM, Mar 23 2008 We have ordered «canvas» colored Maple cabinets, (It’s a creamy color) from Home Depot, we have red oak hardwood floors and we are trying to choose the best granite for this combo. I like Giallo Veneziano, any suggestions?
    • All Granite and Marble 05:48PM, Apr 4 2008 Pam: Well you are definitely on the right track with Tan Brown. Both will work though.
  • All Granite and Marble 10:02AM, Mar 11 2008 Joseph:
  • Kathy 07:37AM, Mar 11 2008 we are installing vanilla bean glazed wall cabinets and a kaffe colored cherry island with light oak floors, would tan brown be a good choice for the counter?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:03AM, Mar 11 2008 Kathy: Thats a good way to tie both colors.
  • Tim 11:24AM, Mar 6 2008 We’ll be installing Cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances with a lighter color wood floor. We are deciding between Tan Brown and Giallo Veneziano. Which would you suggest between the two?
    • All Granite and Marble 06:40PM, Mar 6 2008 Tim: Both are excellent choices. If you have a well lit kitchen, go for tan brown.
  • Anne 04:34PM, Feb 17 2008 We will be installing mission style kitchen cabinets in natural cherry. Thinking of Tan brown, Ibere creme Bordeau or Verde bamboo (being a little bold) the floors are quarter saw white oak in natural. Comments? Approx. 65sq.ft. gramite counter and island
    • All Granite and Marble 11:08AM, Feb 21 2008 Anne: All of the stones will work. Funny you listed them from the least expensive to the most.
  • Greg 08:09PM, Jan 24 2008 Natural Oak Cabinets, Natural Oak Hardwood floors, white appliances, and terra cotta pot walls. Looking at the options of tan brown, black galaxy, or impala black. Which of these would you recommend (or any others?)?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:38AM, Jan 30 2008 Greg: Definitely the Tan Brown will tie it all together.
  • Julie 01:11PM, Jan 19 2008 I have white cabinets w/lt brown glaze, chocolate brown walls and medium/dark brown chestnut floors. Should I go with dark like Tan Brown or something lighter like a Venetian Gold type look?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:48AM, Jan 22 2008 Julie: I would break it up with a lighter color, such as Venetian Gold. Seems like a dark kitchen already.
  • Marci 05:50PM, Jan 4 2008 I have honey oak cabinets and Terra Cotta adobe-style tile floor. Both are fairly medium tones. Would Tan Brown be a good compliment with the richness and interest I’m going for?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:44AM, Jan 8 2008 Marci: In short — yes.
  • Yasmin 09:29PM, Dec 30 2007 I have spice colored cabinets and really love the tan brown. Would this combination look good and provide the elegance I am looking to achieve?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:19PM, Jan 3 2008 Yasmin: Absolutely! The dark background in this stone will provide excellent contrast, while the tan will tie the stone together with the cabinetry.
  • Victoria 07:43PM, Dec 19 2007 I have very dark oak cabinets in (kaffee color) with light premium travertine on floor and lite travertine on back splash need help with granite color that will look good in our new kitchen.
    • All Granite and Marble 10:50AM, Dec 22 2007 Victoria: If you have really dark cabinets, then choose a medium to light color for the tops. Tan brown is quite dark and will make the kitchen look uninteresting and gloomy. Try Giallo Vincenza, Firenza, Veneziano if you like this look.
  • Carol C 09:46AM, Nov 20 2007 I have tap wood cabins, light tan color floor and white appliances. Would tan brown work?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:45AM, Nov 21 2007 Carol C: Yes. It should provide the much needed contrast.
  • Joy 12:46AM, Oct 10 2007 We’ll be installing Maple cabinets in Kona stain. Will Tan Brown look good with this and Black appliances?
    • All Granite and Marble 10:39AM, Oct 15 2007 Joy: Sure, thats one option. Might wanna look at Baltic Brown as well.
  • Michelle 10:55AM, Aug 8 2007 I have white cabinets and a light golden brown hardwoods. We were looking at either Tan Brown or Tropical Brown for counters. Will either of these work or do you have another suggestion?
    • All Granite and Marble 11:39AM, Aug 11 2007 Michelle: Both will be good.

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