Lennon granite is a stunning pinkish blue stone that is soaring in popularity. It is quarried in southern Brazil and is not commonly known by any other industry names.
From afar Lennon granite looks a bluey grey color overall and is clearly littered with mineral deposits – even from a distance it does not look uniform.
When you get closer to the stone you are able to notice several stunning features. All of the minerals we list below combine together to make complex and stunning swirling patterns that are simply mesmerizing to look at.
The bedrock of this granite is actually white in color, however not that much of it is really visible due to the high content of other minerals in the stone. It acts as a nice baseline backdrop which allows the rest of the colors present in the stone to really shine.
Intertwined with the white bedrock are large patches of a bluey grey mineral that gives the stone its overall grey appearance. These can make up anywhere between 20% to 40% of the stones overall mass and are generally light in color.
Large patches of a pinkish mineral will be present in most slabs. These can make up between 20% and 40% of the stones overall mass. These can either be in isolated spots – or they can be long meandering veins. They range in color from a light peach through to an almost brownish pink color. They add a great splash of color that brightens up the otherwise monotone granite.
Scattered around the stone are patches of a dark brown mineral too. These are much less frequent than the pink minerals and make up 10% of the stones mass at most. They are generally a dark chocolate brown in color, but can range down to a medium brown in places. They add a great level of contrast within the stone ensuring interest and depth.
This granite is said to have a medium amount of variation between slabs. All aspects of the stone can vary. Some will have a larger amount of white bedrock visible, some will have large amounts of the dark brown mineral deposits. Some will have lots of prominent and striking peach colors, others will have a pink that is almost grey with a peach tinge. For this reason we recommend you inspect any slab personally before you commit to having it made into countertops.
Thanks to the light color and complex patterns of this stunning granite it will be able to hide fingerprints and crumbs easily – and will not require any additional cleaning. It is a durable granite and is not commonly known to stain easily.
This granite does vary in appearance in rooms with different lighting conditions. In darker rooms the peachy pink colors of the stone can be a little less pronounced making the stone more monochrome in color. If you are particularly drawn to this granite due its pinkish hues and have a dark kitchen – you may need to consider additional lighting options.
How Much Does Lennon Granite Cost?
This stunning granite is a low end granite. A 3cm thick slab of Lennon granite will cost you around $30-$40 per square foot. A 2cm thick slab will cost around $20-$30 per square foot.
Lennon granite looks great when combined with dark cabinets. Its grey colors perfectly accentuate the countertops. It does contrast with the dark cabinets to create a modern effect – but the overall appearance is not too clinical thanks to the greys that are present in the stone.
Lennon granite blends in with white and light cabinets a little better. They will still be an eye-catching feature of the room – but feel right at home.
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