Santa Cecilia granite is not only an intriguing natural stone but it is a beautiful one. Brazil, specifically the Sao Paolo region, is home to the quarries where Santa Cecilia granite is mined. The name is fascinating and actually originated with the patron saint of music, Saint Cecilia. Knowing more about this versatile stone could be music to your countertop and backsplash ears and here is a brief rundown of what is helpful, particularly if you’re contemplating using this particular granite in your home.
Colors and Patterns
The versatility of Santa Cecilia is found in its colors and patterns. Colors and hues in actual slabs range from light to mid-tones, while patterns are bold in black and dark brown, which may incorporate a smattering of red or burgundy. Gold and yellow tones are also featured in slabs while other pieces may be even lighter with mainly gray running through them. Saint Cecilia is also highlighted by a slight sparkle that brings depth to its overall appearance. Patterning is tight and uniform throughout a slab which adds significantly to its overall texture and visual interest.
In and Outside Use
Though Santa Cecilia is used primarily in kitchens and bathrooms for countertop installations, it is also a good choice for backsplashes, flooring, walls and even fireplace surrounds, outdoor kitchen areas, grilling pits, and various landscape features. With Santa Cecilia being a dense and hard granite, it can be used for interior or exterior use. It can withstand weather extremes and added weight and performs more efficiently than lighter and more delicate types of stone. Santa Cecilia will stand the test of time in almost any application whether for a kitchen, bathroom or outdoor area.
Pairing in Interior Spaces
Whatever the design or style of a home, Santa Cecilia granite is a stone that coordinates well with almost any cabinet style and color, whether natural wood, cherry, mahogany, contemporary or modern cabinetry. Slabs that are golden in color integrate well with deep cherry and mahogany while lighter shades of gray enhance cabinets that are pine or lighter wood. In more bold and colorful kitchens, Santa Cecilia is going to present a contrast with darker cabinets, particularly those that are in cherry, burgundy and wine hues. Maple cabinets harmonize well with yellowish to mustard color colors while the more traditional darker browns found in Santa Cecilia slabs are going to synchronize with very dark or espresso cabinets.
Ultra-modern or industrial-inspired color schemes complement gray Santa Cecilia slabs, as well as most any black and white design theme, and you can never go wrong with pairing a gray background slab with whites, off whites and cream.
If you’re intrigued by Santa Cecilia granite and what it has to offer in the way of design themes and possibilities for your home, or you just have general questions about this beautiful granite, complete the online contact form and a granite expert will get back to you with the answers you need to make an informed decision.