Chocolate bordeaux granite is a seemingly rare stone which features gold and brown prominently in its veining of sorts, instead of the more common shades of gray. This unusual coloring gives the polished stone slabs a very sophisticated look, which works especially well with wooden furniture, both in lighter and darker colors, adapting well to both more traditional or modern setups.
While granite in general is traditionally used to build kitchen countertops – and this one is no exception, as it looks beautiful in a traditional kitchen setting, both as countertop and tabletop – the fact that this Brazilian granite, which is also known as Cappuccino and Torro, features speckles of mica and quartz give it a certain warmth, while the cream background adds to its versatility, allowing it to be seamlessly incorporated into the usually light and airy designs of outdoor living spaces, as well as cozy and welcoming indoor rooms.
In fact, chocolate Bordeaux granite looks especially nice in outdoor living settings, as its colors have a very natural, welcoming feel, which helps it blend well with the surrounding nature in garden spaces. For instance, it looks quite beautiful as a flooring option, with the added benefit of being water resistant and easy to clean, but also a backsplash for lighter furniture, to which it provides a beautiful, yet somewhat subtle contrast, as it will do with dark furniture as well, more a traditional countryside feel.
As for its indoor uses, Cappuccino granite also looks beautiful both as backsplash and countertop in a warmer colored bathroom setting, as well as in a living room setting, where it even makes a subtle, yet lasting impression as the base or frame, as well as backdrop, to a cozy winter fireplace.
If you want to follow tradition though, you need to incorporate chocolate bordeaux into your kitchen renovations, as that is where this, like all granite types, is at home, so to speak. To avoid being too obvious though, you can opt to use it a tabletop, instead of countertop, choosing another material for granite’s traditional place.
How Much Does Chocolate Bordeuax Granite Cost?
As it is quite a rare type of granite it is certainly in the more expensive end of the spectrum (although it is not quite in the top price bracket).
You can expect to pay around $90-$100 per square foot for a 3cm slab of chocolate Bordeaux granite. At present 2cm slabs do not seem to be available.
At the end of the day, chocolate bordeaux is a beautiful, quite unique stone, which easily stands the tests of time, it’s just a shame its so darn expesive. If you look around online you may find some cheaper slabs now and again – but it’s never going to be truly cheap.