One of the most popular brown granites that needs no introduction is desert brown granite. This stunning stone is also occasionally called Merry Wood Granite or Nova Brown Granite. It has been quarried for over 20 years in high amounts from several quarries all over India.
As the name suggests desert brown is an primarily brown stone. The browns can range in color from a very light milky coffee brown, to a medium brown. When combined with the rest of the minerals below the overall effect from afar is usually a medium brown color.
There are lighter brown minerals that make up a reasonable part of this stones overall mass. They are usually very consistent in their brightness – and accentuate the main brown colour perfectly. Very occasionally you may get the odd mineral deposit in a slab that can be much lighter than normal – almost off white in color. However this is quite rare, and is very often unnoticed unless the slab is under particular scrutiny.
Dotted regularly throughout the stone you will see various black mineral deposits. These can range in size from no more than a pinpoint – up to the size of a quarter. They are very prominent from close or afar and are a defining feature of this stone.
Desert brown has a very low amount of variation within the granite even when slabs are purchased from different quarries. The browns are very consistent in their color, and the size of the black minerals very rarely break away from its typical sizing.
It is very popular for use in projects that require a large amount of granite – such as flooring. This is due to its low amount of variation. You can create a uniform effect over a large area with relative ease.
How Much Does Desert Brown Granite Cost?
Desert brown granite is a very cheap stone, due to how much of it is quarried each year.
You can expect to pay around $25-$35 per square foot for a 3cm thick slab of desert brown granite. 2cm thick slabs will cost you $15-$20 per square foot.
It is a very versatile stone in terms of design. You can match it very well with a wide range of different color kitchen cabinets.
When combined with a light kitchen with say white cabinets the brown really contrasts with the rest of the rooms décor and creates a very grand effect. Due to the stone having a very uniform pattern, that is made out of small dots (as opposed to big long veins of minerals) – the effect it has on the feel of a room is not overly modern. Which is quite unusual for a brown granite combined with white cabinets.
When combined with light wood stained cabinets a desert brown countertop really ties the whole room together. It fits in so naturally that it almost becomes understated in this situation. Which is a very nice effect if you wish your kitchen to have a very homely or vintage feel to it.
When you have cabinets that are stained darker than the brown in the stone, the granite is at its most dramatic. It really accentuates the stone making it a focal point of the room. This is reasonably unusual with a darker granite as they can quite often almost get “lost” within a dark colored kitchen.
Overall desert brown is great granite that is very reasonably priced. It is easy to see why it is so popular.
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