All granite is attractive, but black granite can be especially elegant. Indeed, as Home and Garden TV points out, black granite usually conveys a modern and sleek ambience. Many homeowners only think of granite countertops for the kitchen. However, the moisture-resistant qualities of granite also make it an ideal material for the top of a bathroom vanity.
Try some of the following ideas for black granite countertops in your bathroom.
Get a High-Gloss Finish
Granite offers a naturally impermeable surface, which is where the moisture-resistant qualities come from. A high-gloss finish makes the surface even more impermeable. Water and cosmetics won't have the chance to sink into the surface. What's more, a glossy finish is also highly reflective. Homeowners generally value light in the bathroom, and this is a way to increase what you have.
Lighten Up the Cabinetry
Black granite countertops naturally carry a lot of visual weight. You don't want them to darken up the look of your bathroom. So, look into light-colored cabinetry for the rest of the vanity. White is a classic choice, especially in the modern aesthetic. However, any light beige or even light-stained wood would lighten up the look. Light gray would be very elegant.
Stay Neutral with the Walls
Most modern design favors a touch of restraint. So, for your modern bathroom, consider neutral colors, especially in areas around the vanity. The same light beige or gray would work for wall paint, too. Indeed, a monochromatic palette is characteristic of modern décor. Show similar restraint with any tile work in your bathroom for the same reasons.
Add a Sleek Mirror
In a similar manner, modern design calls for minimalist profiles. When you look at modern rooms, you see very little in the way of ornamentation. You want to carry that aesthetic through to your bathroom mirror. Consider a plain mirror with no frame and a simple eased or beveled edge. You could also look into an oversized round mirror to add some visual interest with a mod flair.
Choose Sleek Fixtures
You'll want to carry that minimalism through to the bathroom fixtures, too. These fixtures include both the hardware for the vanity and the lights around the mirror. One option is to have recessed lights on either side of the mirror, but any sleek style will work. For the vanity hardware, look for pulls with clean lines. You could also opt for clear acrylic, which looks very clean, too.
Make a black countertop the showpiece of your modern bathroom. Contact someone near you to browse granite stone products.