Blue Pearl granite gets its name from the pearly shades and darker blue shades running through a single piece. Also known as Blue Perl and Labrador Blue, the colour ranges from a fairly light colour of silver to a deep and dark blue. Decorating around granite of this type in the kitchen is difficult because even a single piece may have multiple shades and colours running through the veins of the granite.
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Choose a cabinet colour that complements the Blue Pearl granite, especially if you have cabinets and storage both above and below the granite, such as cabinets surrounding counters. Lighter shades play off the silver shimmers in the granite, while darker colours provide a contrasting element to the room. For a cooler look, consider painting the wood on your cabinets. A pale pearl colour picks up the silvery elements of the granite and gives the room a light and fresh look. Or, paint the cabinets a dark blue shade that complements the natural blue of the granite.
Stainless steel appliances are a natural fit for Blue Pearl granite, whether you have granite flooring or granite cabinets in your kitchen. When paired with the darker colour of the granite, the stainless steel acts as an almost neutral finish. The stainless steel highlights the lighter colours of the granite, which may make the room feel larger. The colour also contrasts against the darker blues of the granite, toning down the darkness of the room.
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Blue Pearl granite requires neutral colours, which keeps the focus on the expensive granite. Using neutral colours in the room also keeps the kitchen from looking too busy or crowded. When you bring in a large number of colours, it tends to overwhelm the eyes and also detracts from the granite. Pick a light shade of cream, off-white or even a light blue that complements the colours of the granite. Use the same colours on the flooring.
When you use Blue Pearl granite counters, the granite acts as a decorative element in the room. Use simple accessories that provide a bright pop of colour, without taking away from the granite. A single piece of dark pottery serves as a decorative piece and a catch-all for items in the kitchen. Or, use a large bookshelf in the kitchen and display pieces of blue pottery on the shelf. The pottery complements the blue colours of the granite.
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