Sapphire blue granite is a stunning blue / brown granite – also known as sapphire brown. It is quarried in northern India and is one of the most sought after stones at present.
Sapphire blue gets its name from its predominant mesmerizing deep blue color (like a sapphire!). This is the main color of the bedrock from which this granite is made. However near 50% of the mass of this granite is actually brown.
The brown comes in the form of minerals which are golden in color. They are quite uniform in size and range from a dark chocolate brown – right up to a bright copper color.
The most amazing thing about these brown minerals is that they are slightly metallic. This means that from afar you will have a glistening and shining worktop that catches and reflects the light. It results in quite a stunning effect. As you get closer to the countertop you will see that the shining is actually from the brown minerals which adds a level of interest to this stone.
Infused within the browns and blues are spots of white quartz crystals – which this stone really thrives from. Without these white crystals sapphire blue could be quite a dark granite – too dark for many people’s tastes. However with these perfect little quartz crystals the granite is transformed into a bright and welcoming stone – despite being dark in its overall appearance.
Sapphire blue granite has a low amount of variation between different quarries – which means you can be pretty confident in receiving a slab that looks like all the others you have seen while researching the perfect type of granite for your home.
How Much Does Sapphire Blue Granite Cost?
This stone is quarried in average amounts but its reasonable demand makes it a midrange granite – but is on the cheaper side of the spectrum. For a 3cm thick slab of sapphire blue granite you will pay between $30-$40 per square foot. A 2cm thick slab will cost you in the region of $20-$25 per square foot.
The dark blue and brown color combination of this granite creates quite a sense of importance – and will dominate any room. The colors can be made to work particularly well in countertops when combined with both light and dark cabinets – however the difference in cabinet color can create very different moods in your kitchen.
When combined with white cabinets you can create quite a modern feeling to a room – it is certainly not a minimal style of décor, but certainly contemporary. Many people enjoy the harsh contrast that is created by the two very different colors.
Combined with dark cabinets you can create an almost library like feel – where you can relax and unwind in serenity (while doing the dishes!). IT certainly creates a more mature feeling to the room and presents an air of importance.
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