Blue flower granite is a stunning stone that is quarried in Espirito Santo, Brazil. It has a stunning combination of blue, brown, and white colors that give it its name. The quarry produces a reasonable amount of this stone every year and it is not commonly known by any other industry names. It is soaring in popularity for use in countertops – here is our little guide to this stunning stone.
Even when viewed from afar you are able to see the stunning beauty of this stone. Its overall appearance is very busy and predominantly white and brown. But even from a distance you can clearly make out the stunning blues that are present in the stone.
As you get a little closer to the stone the true beauty of this granite becomes clear. The stone is made from a white bedrock which is icy white in color. This white stone is intertwined with brown dark mineral patches which can vary drastically in their shade. Some will be only slightly lighter than the white bedrock, while others can be almost black. It gives a great level of depth to the stone and gives it its characteristic busy appearance.
The most stunning part about this stone is undoubtedly its stunning blues. These care crated from mineral deposits that have formed over millions of years through natural geological processes. They are mainly a light pastel blue in color, but they can range down to a very deep almost navy blue color in places.
When you get very close to the stone you will also be able to notice that the white bedrock is actually also intertwined with white quartz crystals. These crystals are hidden very well among the white bedrock – but they add a slight sparkle and shine to the stone, giving it a very luxurious appearance.
This stone has a medium level of variation between slabs. Some slabs will have quite a large amount of the brown mineral deposits – others can have nearly none. The amount of the blue minerals in the stone can also vary.
On occasion you can find slabs that have upwards of 20% of their mass made up of this stunning color. While around 15% of the stones mass being blue is about the average, you can also find slabs that have the blues making up less than 5% in rare cases.
The appearance of Blue flower does vary quite a lot in rooms with different lighting conditions. In darker rooms the blue colors will be less pronounced as they are usually quite pale in color. If you have a room with bright natural light the blues will be amplified allowing the stones full beauty to be seen.
How Much Does Blue Flower Granite Cost?
Due to its stunning beauty this stone is a premium granite. On average you will pay between $60 and $70 per square foot for a 3cm thick slab of blue flower granite.
Regardless of the color scheme of your kitchen, whenever you use blue flower granite for your countertops it will dominate the room.
When combined with dark kitchen cabinets the browns of the stone allow the cabinets and countertops to complement each other – while remaining a stark contrast due to the granites white bedrock. The light blue minerals are slightly dominated by the dark décor and are comparatively less visible.
When combined with light kitchen cabinets blue flower granite is realty allowed to shine. Just like the brown minerals complementing the dark cabinets – the white bedrock complements the white cabinets. This time the brown adds a great contrast, and the blue minerals are much more visible. The overall effect is very “designer” and provides a very classy / regal feel to the room.
In both cases it works best in rooms with neutral light colored walls. As a rule of thumb – the lighter the room’s décor, the more pronounced the blue minerals will be. And let’s face it – that’s the reason many of us love this stunning stone.
Why not take a look at white ice granite too? – it still has tones of blue but they are a little more subtle.