Black granite countertops are a popular option for homeowners. Not only is granite a durable material, but it also looks great in black. Black granite is a neutral colour, meaning it can match an endless variety of cabinet colours. Plus, black countertops suit traditional or contemporary styles and can create a minimalist or maximalist design too. Whatever your personal style is, black granite countertops open up a range of colour options for your cabinets.


Cabinets have progressed from solely being functional features of kitchens to adding a sense of style to a room. That’s why it’s so important to choose the correct cabinet colour for your kitchen. It’s a long-term investment and you see it every day – you need to love it.


So, what cabinet colours best suit black granite countertops?



White cabinets will always be a timeless, elegant addition to a kitchen. Their brightness makes the room feel lighter and larger than it is, which is great for home spaces that don’t get a lot of natural light. Paired with black granite, white cabinets can create a striking effect. The contrast between the bright accent and moody darkness of the countertop helps the granite stand out. So, if you want your work surface to be the centrepiece of your kitchen, white cabinets may be the way to go.



Black kitchen cabinets create a minimalist, monochromatic look.  Black on black is sophisticated and modern as the black adds depth and character to the kitchen. The darker hues of black cabinets develop a moodier, deeper atmosphere. But if it is paired with light-coloured walls or under-cabinet lighting, an element of brightness can be maintained. Black cabinets are a great choice if you appreciate minimalism, modernity, and sleekness.



Black and grey have neutral undertones which make them a great colour combination. Light grey provides a degree of airiness and can therefore brighten a dark room. Whereas, dark grey complements black granite because of the neutral hues they share. Because there are so many different shades of grey, you have lots of options to choose from. 


Grey cabinets add warmth or airiness depending on the shade of grey; they don’t make spaces feel enclosed or cramped. Grey cabinets make it simple to pick kitchen appliances and features as everything goes well with grey, especially stainless steel items.


Blue or pink

Blue and pink cabinets are an intriguing addition to a kitchen. They’re not your typical cabinet colours but they ought to be with how they complement black granite. They provide a light and airy feel to the room and brighten the space despite the dark countertops. Blue and pink support a contemporary style but put a limit on what wall colours can be used.

Brown, green, or cream

To create a space full of earthy tones, brown, green, or cream are the go-to cabinet colours. They’re a contemporary choice that contrasts black granite gently. Wood cabinets can also be used to achieve a traditional cottage look if that’s what you’re after. Green cabinets, especially, would make the kitchen feel grounded. And cream cabinets are a great alternative to white, without the harsh contrast. These colours are a great balance between a modern and rustic look.


Factors to consider when looking for your cabinet colour

  • Lighting: Poorly lit areas in the home need lighter cabinet colours to open up the space. Or if you have naturally bright spaces in your home, choosing a dark cabinet colour won’t dramatically change the brightness of the room. It’s good to consider where light enters your home and how a dark or light cabinet colour will impact the overall look of the space.
  • Space: If you have limited kitchen space and the room feels quite small, choosing lighter cabinet colours will help open up the space. Whereas, dark colours run the risk of making the room feel smaller than it is.
  • Maintenance: If you want a low-maintenance cabinet colour, darker colours may be easier. White cabinets need constant cleaning because they’re so light and easy to show marks or stains. Brighter colours also may fade with time, especially if it’s positioned in direct sunlight.
  • What is your personal style? You’re designing a kitchen for your home and so it should reflect your personal design style. You don’t have to follow the trends online, you can choose exactly what you want!


What colour sink suits black granite countertops?

As if choosing the colour of your cabinets wasn’t hard enough, the colour of your sink is crucial to the look of your kitchen. It depends on your style, and what elements of practicality and longevity you’re searching for, but your choice of sink should ultimately harmonise with black granite.


Silver stainless steel is the obvious option. It’s eye-catching, low-maintenance, easy to clean, and complements black granite effortlessly. It’s also easy to find kitchen appliances of the same colour/style, such as kettles, microwaves, and even door handles.


Black sinks maintain a cohesive look and uphold the monochromatic style. They make the kitchen look sleek but are much harder to keep clean than stainless steel sinks.


White sinks provide more of a contrasting appearance. They’re a traditional option, and look beautiful with natural coloured cabinets such as wood, brown, or cream.


What colour tile goes with black granite countertops?

Black granite suits a wide range of kitchen tile colours because it’s so versatile. Similar to the colour of kitchen cabinets, there’s an endless range of colour options to choose from for your tile backsplash.


White tiles add a glow to the space and brighten up the area. 


Marble styles are more unique and stylish, achieving a distinctive contemporary look. 


Blue, or coloured patterns like mosaics, stand out from the crowd and act as the centrepiece of the kitchen. They contrast the black granite perfectly. 


Black tiles create a monochromatic, minimalist, sleek design. This may be slightly too much black but the option is there!


How Mo’s StoneX can help


Choosing your cabinet colour ultimately is about personal preference. You have to enjoy the sight of it every day, so it should reflect your design tastes and home aesthetic. Whether it’s sleek white or black, or earthy green or brown, black granite kitchen countertops look gorgeous with everything.


At Mo’s StoneX, we manufacture, supply, template, and install premium Dekton, granite, and quartz worktops. Our skilled team of professionals have over ten years of experience and is here to help your kitchen be transformed, from start to finish. With our expertise and impeccable customer service, you can trust that you’re in the right place.


Fill out our online enquiry form for a free quote, or get in touch with our team to get started with transforming your kitchen!