Tan brown granite is one of the most popular brown granites out there. Its complex and interesting patterns really make it a stone to be admired and desired by all. It has no other common names and is quarried in the Andhra, and Hyderbad regions of southern India.
When seen from afar this stone is clearly a two tone granite and both the black and brown minerals in this stone are very visible creating an irresistible effect which draws the eye of anyone who enters the room.
As you start to move closer to the stone the stunning deep blacks remain the same in the intensity of their color. They are very lightly mottled with lighter grey tones which help lighten the stones overall appearance slightly. However it becomes very apparent that the brown minerals that give this stone its name are much more varied in color than when viewed from afar.
As the brown minerals make up around 50% to 60% of this granites mass, this creates an amazing effect. The brown spots can range from almost metallic copper brown in color through to dark chocolate brown in some sections. The darker browns are usually less common, and the overall appearance will be of the light copper brown in general. The darker browns simply accentuate the already stunning color combination of the light brown and blacks in the stone.
When you get very close to the stone you will notice that there are tiny little quartz crystals embedded in sections. Depending on how the stone has been polished some of these will give a little glint or sparkle when rays of light glisten off of the surface. They certainly add a little touch of elegance to the stone. Without the quartz tan brown granite could be a little too dark and overpowering for many peoples tastes, so it is a great little addition to this great stone.
There is really not a lot of variation in the mineral content of this stone. You may occasionally find a slab that has much more dark brown than normal. However the overall density and ratio of the brown minerals will remain the same. You may find that the light brown is overpowered and provides a very different deeper effect.
We always recommend you view the slab in person – but if you are unable to do so – you should be ok with inspecting the slab online with this particular type of granite.
How Much Does Tan Brown Granite Cost?
While it is quarried in reasonably large quantities the beauty of this stone means that it is also in reasonably high demand. This places the granite at the top end of the “mid-range” price bracket.
For a 3cm thick slab of tan brown granite you will pay around $45-$55 per square foot, reduce this to about $30-$40 per square foot for a 2cm thick slab.
Due to its reasonably high price, it is reasonably unusual to see this stone used as floor tiles. While the effect is certainly stunning – it is simply too expensive for many people to use in such quantities.
Tan brown granite countertops are by far the most common usage of this stone, many people combine the countertops with splash backs too at minimal additional cost.
Part of the reason for this granites popularity is its versatility, it can be used with a huge range of kitchen cabinet colors effectively. While the color combinations do create very different overall effects – they are all brilliant.
When combined with white cabinets and lightly colored walls – tan brown granite countertops really dominate the room. The dark black and brown colors are a perfect contrast to the light cabinets.
However due to the light brown tones in the stone, the overall effect is not too clinical and contemporary. Which means it is possible to use the white and tan brown combination in a home that has more of a vintage or “homely” feel to it.
When combined with maple, cherry or lightly stained cabinets tan brown countertops effortlessly blend into the room. The black becomes almost understated and is no longer dominating the room.
Whereas the light brown minerals in the stone tie the cabinets and the countertops into one coherent masterpiece. To get this effect the color of your cabinets need to be within the color range of the light and dark browns in the granite.
If you have cabinets with a dark stain to them, then your countertops will be the most understated of all. The black of the stone seamlessly blends in with the darker cabinets. However to make sure things do not get too boring – the light brown tones accentuate the countertops creating a very unique and dramatic effect.
However it’s not just the kitchen that this awesome stone is used in – tan brown bathroom countertops are also very popular. The cabinet color schemes mentioned above will also apply to your bathroom.
The main difference when installing it in your bathroom however will be the sink. The stunning ice white of a ceramic sink will contrast with this stone in ways we never thought possible. Creating a highly designed feel to the rooms décor. It is quite honestly superb.
So there you have it. Tan brown granite is not the cheapest stone on the market, but it is certainly one of the most versatile granites out there. Do you have any of this awesome stone in your home? Do you have any questions? Let us know in the comments section below!