- Red, White, and Blue Kitchen
Two hundred thirty-seven years ago, the United States of America declared its independence. Interestingly, one of the largest battles of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brooklyn, took place on a historical site now known as the Old Stone House. Given stone’s reputation for resilience and sturdiness, it’s not surprising that a structure made of this amazing material has a significant place in history.
Every July 4th, people attend parades and fireworks celebrations to honor the birth of a nation and proudly wave flags of red, white and blue. Since these colors are synonymous with values that Americans hold dear, stone manufacturers have sought out various hues of freedom made of granite, onyx, quartzite and other types of stone. Independence Day is also a day to enjoy outdoor spaces and share traditional meals with friends and family. The backyard has transformed from “a place to put the grill” into an extension of the kitchen and dining areas of the home. Outdoor kitchens have many of the same amenities as their indoor equivalents, and designers and homeowners choose granite countertops because of the stone’s durability and versatility.
The search for a great kitchen countertop begins with deciding which color complements the outdoor space. Xango Red is an exotic granite style with shades of red and notes of earthy tones that blend well with natural elements. Add a hint of fire with the speckled red beauty of Amber Fantasy, which crackles with tinges of gold and copper. The swirling reds of Gaya will conjure visions of the setting summer sun and can provide an exquisite backdrop for an evening of outdoor entertainment.
- Delicatus White
White is the ultimate summer color. It’s also ideal for constructing or remodeling open-air gathering places. It reflects the sun’s rays and keeps everyone cooler during swim time and cookouts. When properly sealed, granite is simple to clean and maintain, so choosing white for outdoor eating areas is a viable option. The polished look of Delicatus White offers distinctive elegance while the crispness of Iceberg brightens up any space. Bianco Antico is a speckled blend dominated by white and peppered with drops of black and brown. River White pays homage to the time of the nation’s forefathers with its classic combination of gold and white.
- Lapis Blue
The swimming pool isn’t the only place that can reflect the sky’s color. Outdoor granite countertops bring the sky down to Earth. Lemurian Premium Blue’s sparkling flecks of silvery blues and shimmering bronze provide a phenomenal setting for food displays commonly featured during summer outings. The speckled design of Orion Blue draws inspiration from the deep blue sea in stark contrast to Persa Blue, whose splashes of assorted tones give the appearance of the sea crashing upon a white sand shore. For homeowners searching for an exotic flair, Lapis Blue can turn any backyard into a tropical paradise.
During the summer months, people celebrate their freedom from the coldness of winter and the rains of spring by frequenting the outdoors. During July, they also commemorate the founding of the United States of America. Constructing a new outdoor space or renovating an existing one is the perfect time to show that patriotic spirit by selecting the traditional colors of red, white, or blue and the beauty and strength of stone.