Black Granite & Quartz Countertops

If you are seeking a dramatic look for your upcoming kitchen project, consider a black countertop. Regardless of your style, black kitchen countertops add a sophisticated element to most any design. While black countertops certainly look spectacular in contemporary homes, especially in contrast with clean, white accents, black kitchen countertops can work in almost any architectural style. Here’s a look at two popular types of black kitchen countertops, black granite countertops and black quartz countertops, both of which offer inspiration for a beautiful, bold look.


Black Granite consists of 100% natural stones mixed with various amounts of minerals, depending on the magma from which it was sourced. Granite countertops have become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades. If you are considering black granite countertops, your options are endless.

When you are thinking about black granite kitchen countertops, it’s important to know that there are many options. In addition to absolute black granite, the solid, sharp black stone hailing from India; there are black countertops with veins of white or gray, specks of gold, lustrous pearl, and highly texturized black granite, which appears on the lighter color scale. Perhaps the most timeless combination for kitchen design is black countertops with white cabinets. However, depending on the ornateness of the cabinets, the black and white kitchen combination can lean very modern or truly classic—pair black granite countertops with black cabinets for an even more dramatic look.

For more contrast, consider choosing Black Galaxy Granite. The stone’s gold, white, and copper specks add a layer of dimension to your kitchen design. The best part about black granite kitchen countertops is that no two slabs are the same, meaning your kitchen countertop will be unique. And the color options are endless. Black Galaxy Granite is also very moisture resistant, unlike some other black granites with larger pores.

Consider adding texture with a striking black backsplash to add more depth to your kitchen. Marble and granite flooring and sleek stainless appliance will give an entirely different aesthetic than granite laden with gold and completed with ornate white cabinets.

The pros of black granite countertops are that they are exceptionally stain-resistant, dense, and require less cleaning than lighter-colored countertops. Cleaning black granite countertops is not difficult, but you will want to keep that lustrous shine, so use either a specified black granite cleaner or PH-neutral soap and water. Just avoid cleaning your black granite with anything too acidic, bleach, ammonia vinegar, or degreasers.

For another timeless look, which will also add value to your kitchen, consider black quartz countertops.


Unlike natural Black granite countertops, black quartz countertops are man-made. Sourced from one of the hardest materials on earth, black quartz countertops often have very consistent color patterns. Black quartz countertops are also more substantial and durable than black granite. And, because quartz is less porous than granite, your kitchen countertops are not susceptible to water damage.

When it comes to kitchen design, the black quartz countertop you choose in the kitchen design showroom will be what you get in your kitchen. Because black quartz is manufactured, there are not variations to the stone. There are also few color options. Another factor to consider when choosing kitchen countertops is cost.

Black quartz tends to be a little more expensive than black granite, but it is also more durable and doesn’t require resealing. Cleaning black quartz countertops are simple, just use soap and water and immediately wipe any spills.

Whether choosing black quartz or black granite countertops for your new kitchen, the result is a dynamic, eye-catching design. From farmhouse to sleek contemporary, black countertops will work with almost any architectural style. Backsplash, cabinets, hardware, and flooring will all come into play when choosing which style you want your kitchen to take, but one thing is for sure, it will be stunning!