Stone Benchtops Perth

What Are The Best Stone Benchtop Colours? [And How To Choose One For Your Home]

When it comes to stone benchtops, the colourways can seem endless, but there are some ways you can narrow down your search when it comes to budget, design, and investment value.

What Are The Best Stone Benchtop Colours? [And How To Choose One For Your Home]

What Are The Best Stone Benchtop Colours? [And How To Choose One For Your Home]

You may hear the same few types of stone mentioned when it comes to benchtops: granite, marble, quartz (to name a few). But that doesn’t mean that your options are limited to a handful of stone types. Each comes in a variety of patterns and colours that are enough to make any homeowner tackling a design project start to see (literal) spots.

In fact, at Granite Warehouse, we have over 200 types. Yes. TWO HUNDRED.

So if you are just getting started, it can help to know what the best stone benchtop colours to choose from. A lot can go into deciding this, and it is largely an individual choice which of the colourways or materials you choose from. But what we can do is provide insight into all of the different factors that affect the selection process to help guide you.

Stone benchtop colour categories

With so many colours, patterns, and shades to choose from, it can help to start your search by narrowing it down to a colour category. Do you like light or dark? Whirls or speckles? Are you matching existing décor or starting from a fresh colour palette? Keeping these in mind, here are some of the broader categories you can choose from to move forward.

Tone

This is the main way that benchtop stones are categorized. Rather than honing in on a specific colour, you will hear providers talk about dark, medium, and light tones. This makes it easier to group the slabs in a warehouse or direct customers to options that match their overall aesthetic. For example, someone just starting out with light cabinetry may want to explore options for dark stone without knowing if they prefer a black, brown, or something with a bit of both.

Colour

Tiling is one trade where experience absolutely matters. The right materials need to be handled the right way for an even and uniform looking final product. Experienced installers will be able to ensure even spacing, level application, seamless installation, and follow the grain or patterning to give you a designer look. What you absolutely DON’T want is an uneven floor, mismatched backsplash, or marbled grain going in different directions in your shower surround. Not only will they look subpar, but they’re nearly impossible to fix.

Material

The material you choose may start to dictate the colours you have to select from. For example, Stellastone is manufactured from natural quartz combined with sand and other resins, which expands the patterns and colours it can mimic including marble and granite look. Natural marble, on the other hand, may have more variegated patterning in it, making each slab truly one of a kind.

Budgeting for your new stone benchtop

Cash might be king when it comes to your kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor renovation. And when choosing the best stone benchtop colours, price is also a key factor in the decision-making process.

On the whole, different tones will cost different amounts, mainly based on their popularity, demand, and availability. For example, when it comes to granite, you can expect to pay between $400-550 for a dark colour compared to $650-800 for a light colour. And that’s for the same size slab measured in square metres. The only difference is that the lighter stones are in more demand and/or more difficult to source to meet that demand.

Curious about granite? Read our article: How Much Do Granite Benchtops Cost?

It also follows that rarer colours, such as those with blues or reds, are much more costly than more common colours like browns, blacks, or whites. Taking colour a step further, the amount of texture, pattern, or colour variation in a particular slab can drive up the cost of a benchtop, too. Generally speaking, the more unique the piece of stone is, the more you will pay. And this could factor in largely to your decision.

More tips for choosing the right colour benchtop for your space

Whether or not budget is the prevailing factor, you’ll want to make sure to consider these other details when deciding on a colour for your new stone benchtop.

  1. Style: Which colours or patterns match your aesthetic? Does one feel more modern or traditional to you and your space?
  2. Usage: Do you want something that can hide a mess or one that’s easy to spot spills and wipe clean?
  3. Match: Is the benchtop the focal point of the space, or should you be matching it against existing or planned cabinetry and flooring?
  4. Contrast: No one said your island has to match you back countertop, or vice versa. How would combining colours work in your space?
  5. Resale: Neutral colours and patterns tend to be more attractive to homebuyers and help boost resale value in the future. 

Explore Perth’s largest selection with Granite Warehouse

One essential thing to keep in mind is that no two stones are exactly the same. Even when you narrow down that you want a textured dark black with white specks, each slab will have a slightly different way of presenting these. That’s why retailers will talk about things in categories but recommend you ALWAYS see the slab in person before you make a purchase. Basing a colour selection off of an online swatch or single photo will give you a rough idea but not an exact picture of what you will ultimately have in your home.

For the best stone benchtop colour selection in Perth, turn to Granite Warehouse. With 200+ stones to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one that fits your design needs and your budget. We pride ourselves on helping our customers choose the best type of stone for their projects, no matter how big or how small your benchtop may be.

With over 40 years of experience, you’ll be in great hands here at Granite Warehouse. We also work our hardest to provide competitive rates and timely delivery for every project. To learn more or explore your own options, call us on 08 9209 2620 today!

The 10 Best Stone Benchtop Designs For 2021

The 10 Best Stone Benchtop Designs For 2021

A few home-boosting pearls of wisdom from Perth’s trusted stone & granite experts
The 10 Best Stone Benchtop Designs For 2021

The 10 Best Stone Benchtop Designs For 2021


Stone benchtops are becoming increasingly popular in Australia and if you’re a Perth homeowner looking to transform your kitchen from mediocre to magnificent, you’ve come to the right place. Read on.

Stone benchtops are stylish and functional in equal measures—making an excellent investment for any modern kitchen—they come in an endless choice of stunning styles too. To help you make the very best choice for your Perth kitchen, we’re going to look at 10 top stone benchtop designs for 2021—styles that are timeless, trendy, and have that ‘wow’ factor. But, before we do, let’s take a quick glimpse at the home-boosting benefits of stone benchtops.

Why choose stone benchtops for your Perth kitchen?

Stone benchtops offer a range of perks for Perth homeowners looking to upgrade their kitchens. Here are the biggest benefits of choosing quality stone benchtops for your kitchen:
  • Stone benchtops are smooth and functional, making them comfortable to the touch and excellent for many purposes including cooking, working, organising, and hosting.
  • Stone benchtops are incredibly easy to clean and maintain—they’re also built to withstand lots of wear and tear.
  • As stone benchtops are timeless, they won’t go out of trend. This means that your kitchen will always look fresh and modern.
  • Stone benchtops retain their look and shine for far longer than many wood or laminate alternatives.
  • Due to their superior quality and sheer popularity, stone benchtops are highly sought after. So, not only will your kitchen look and feel incredible but you will also add value to your home. A real win-win.
Why choose stone benchtops for your Perth kitchen

Why choose stone benchtops for your Perth kitchen

The top 10 stone benchtop designs of the moment

Stone benchtops typically come in light, medium or dark tones. Depending on your decor type and style preferences, you should first decide which tone will suit your kitchen the best. From there, you can narrow down your search to find a pattern, motif or design style that you basically can’t live without (you’ll have fun browsing, the choice is immense). While there are a seemingly endless amount of designs to choose from, here are (in our professional opinion), the top 10 stone benchtop designs for 2021, and beyond:
  • Amerillo (Marble)
  • Breccia Paradiso (Marble)
  • Rosso Venora (Marble)
  • Stella Vermont (StellaStone)
  • Diamond Black (StellaStone)
  • Madreperla (StellaStone)
  • Baltic Brown (Granite)
  • Orion (Granite)
  • Verde Marinace (Granite)
  • Bianco Antico Brushed (Granite)
Diamond Black StellaStone

Diamond Black StellaStone


These top 10 stone benchtop designs are hot right now—but as wonderful as they are—they’re only the tip of the iceberg. You can browse our full range of stone benchtops, including many subtle variations of the above top picks for 2021 by visiting our dedicated store pages:
If you’ve found the perfect stone benchtop designs for your kitchen and you want them supplied as well fitted with an expert touch, we can help.
The benefits of using The Granite Warehouse For Your Stone Benchtop needs:
  • We boast 25 years in the business and have an outstanding local track record
  • We supply more than 200 styles of top-quality stone products
  • We have a team of certified and qualified stone benchtop experts
  • We boast excellent value and exceptional quality
  • We are known for our swift, reliable & professional level of service

“My colleagues and I only trust Granite Warehouse when it comes to our needs for granite, stone, and tiles. We have been using granite warehouse for a very long time and we recommend this company to everyone around Perth and even Australia.”—Celine

Ready to find your dream stone kitchen benchtop and looking for a trusted supplier near you? Call on 08 9209 2620, email us or visit our showroom today at 91 Beringarra Avenue, Malaga Western Australia, 6090. We look forward to making your kitchen dreams come true.
The Dos and Donts of Having Stone in Your Home

The Do’s and Don’ts of Having Stone in Your Home

Natural stone products can really bring a home to life. With a sleek yet rustic quality, an increasing number of Perth homeowners are decorating their interiors with dazzling marble, granite, or StellaStone features.
The Dos and Donts of Having Stone in Your Home

The Do’s and Dont’s of Having Stone in Your Home

But, while natural stone decor can transform your home from mediocre to magnificent (and make you the envy of your neighbours)—get it wrong and your home could end up looking garish or dare we say it, tacky. Getting it right is easy and if you are thinking of investing in natural stone for your home, never fear because here are some practical tips that will steer you to success.

The stone home interior dos

First up, here are the definitive ‘dos’ of adding natural stone features to your home interiors:

DO

Add decorative stone features to your Perth home tastefully, mixing marble or granite features, for instance, with contrasting finishes like wood or painted plaster walls to create an overall tone that is balanced and vibrant.

DO

Consider the pattern or veining of the stone when mixing it with other decorative features in any given room. If the stone design or product you choose is busy, pairing it with plainer finishes will ensure visual harmony. Alternatively, if your stone cladding or worktop is quite classic and plain, you should aim to pair it with decorative features that are busier or more colourful.

DO

Take your time when choosing stone products or tiles for your home. Consider the look you want to achieve, think about where the stone will enhance your room of choice, and compare products within your budget. Knowing exactly what you want and being 100% confident in your decision will ensure you have no ‘stone in your home’ regrets later down the line. Now that you’re clear on the ‘dos’, let’s run through the ‘don’ts’ of adding stone to your Perth home:

DON’T

Be careless. If you’re thinking of adding stone to your kitchen or bathroom surfaces, walls or units, be careful of using wood-based decorative products to areas like your backsplash. Regular water run-off from the stone will cause damage to the wood which will cost you unnecessary money on replacements.

DON’T

Jump the gun. Although stone makes a wonderfully unique interior for your home, try not to go too mad. If you add stone to every area or surface of your home, it could end up looking overwhelming and ultimately, feel quite impersonal. Add stone features to your home tastefully on the other hand, and your home will be cosy, comfortable, and stunning in equal measures.

DON’T

Forget to look after your stone surfaces. Yes, natural stone products are incredibly durable and will go the distance—but some maintenance is required. Check out our stonecare tips & tricks guide for practical advice. If you’re looking to invest in top-quality stone products for your Perth home, we can help. With 40 years or experience, over 200 products to choose from, and a fuss-free seven-year warranty on all StellaStone products, we can make your decorative dreams and reality. Contact us now and we’ll be happy to get the ball rolling. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Features Benefits of Stone Benchtops

The Features & Benefits of Stone Benchtops

For so many years, Granite Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying top quality and Australian Made stone benchtops to Perth homes and businesses with features and benefits such as: The Features & Benefits of Stone Benchtops Stone products that look fantastic From striking granite to natural marble, to hi-tech engineered stone: there’s sure to be a stone benchtop to fit your budget and design preferences. Stone benchtops are elegant and timeless and are sure to add to your kitchen’s wow factor (and your home’s value). Timeless Beauty The stone carries elegance, luxury and timeless beauty – that will stand the test of time. It can transform an ugly space into a beautiful environment. Having it around your premises speaks a lot about your taste and lifestyle. Here at Granite warehouse, we manufacture a vast range of stone products including granite, marble, limestone, and stellastone, which is our line of engineered stone specifically designed for Australian homes. At our Perth showroom, you can browse an extensive range of beautiful, top-quality stone in a wide variety of colours, textures, shades, and finishes. Top Quality When it comes to quality, stone has always been one of the most reliable elements you can find in the market since the earliest civilizations. Stone is an excellent investment because of the countless benefits and features it provides. So if you want to add something to your space that will benefit you and your family in the long run – then invest in top quality stone like marble, granite, limestone or engineered stone. Durability Durability is one of the common reasons why Perth home and business owners purchase stone products for their properties. When you buy a durable material, you can be confident that it’s going to serve you for many years to come. Our stone benchtops are remarkably durable and versatile, sourced from the absolute best suppliers of the highest quality materials available on the market. They’re easy to clean and maintain Stone is super-easy to keep looking sparkling new, whatever family life might throw at your kitchen. It’s non-porous, so it doesn’t stain or react to heat, and just a quick wipe is enough to get it looking tip-top, even if you’ve just cooked for a crowd. They’re safe for all the family Stone benchtops don’t require any harsh cleaning products to stay clean and hygienic. They have no nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide in, so you’ll have the peace of mind when you’re feeding a family, even if you have a house full of kids and pets.

Stone Benchtops for Residential & Commercial Use

The Features & Benefits of Stone Benchtops Engineered stone Engineered stone is non-porous and easy to look after. It’s usually more affordable than some other stone options and comes in a wide range of colour and style choices. Because it mixes natural good looks with technology, it can be used pretty much any way you like and fit almost any kitchen design. Granite Granite is exceptionally hard-wearing and effortlessly stylish. And all it needs to keep it looking tip-top and shiny is a little soap and water. Marble Marble is highly desirable. It can be pricier than some other options, but it is naturally beautiful and looks good pretty much anywhere. It is porous and does need a little looking after to keep it looking its best.

Why choose us to supply your stone benchtops in Perth?

Our Perth stone benchtops can be ordered easily online or by visiting our showroom. Whichever option you choose; you’ll get the benefit of all our expert knowledge. We’ve been selling stone benchtops for 25 years, so we do know our stuff. We can help you choose the right stone benchtop for your home and advise you on how to take care of it, keeping it looking its best for many years to come.

Think you can’t afford a stone benchtop?

You might be surprised. We offer low prices on benchtops, with a vast range to choose from and quality raw materials. You’ve got nothing to lose by getting in touch, call us on 08 9209 2620 to get started or send us your enquiry by filling in this form.
Perth’s Choice for Stone Benchtops

Perth’s Choice for Stone Benchtops

We Are The Largest Stone Showroom in Western Australia

Images are great, but wouldn’t you rather see and touch the stone in the flesh before you commit to a purchase? With Granite Warehouse, you can. We’ve got hundreds of samples for you to see in our Malaga showroom, so you can’t fail to find something you like. And because you’ve seen the stone before you buy, there are no nasty surprises. Stone Benchtops Perth

We Import and Stock High-Quality Stone

We’ve imported some of the most beautiful and sought-after stones from around the world and brought them to you. With more than 200 types of granite, marble and StellaStone, there’s something for every style; regardless of whether your project is contemporary or modern, we’ve got a wide selection of premium stones for you to consider.

Quality Products, Competitive Prices

Our large showroom, huge range, and extensive stock enables us to offer the best stones at highly competitive prices. We are confident that you will not only find the perfect stone for your benchtop but that you’ll get it for a lower price than you’ll find elsewhere.

Expert Advice Available On-Site

We’ve got decades of experience providing high-quality natural stone to Perth and Western Australia. Our teams are available on-site to provide advice, support and guidance as you take the next step in choosing and then installing your new stone benchtops. We can offer non-pushy advice on both technical details and stone selection to ensure you get the most out of your purchase.

Your Source For StellaStone

We are the number one suppliers and distributors of StellaStone, our own brand of engineered stone. This beautiful engineered stone is manufactured using quartz agglomerates and silica and comes in a wide variety of stunning colour options. Hard-wearing, easy-to-clean and stain resistant, StellaStone is the perfect engineered stone for your bathroom and kitchen countertops.

Australian-Owned Family Business

Granite Warehouse was founded by Tindaro Tomeo, who along with his wife Susan and son Mark, built it into the thriving business it is today. Now run by Mark, Granite Warehouse continues to grow and help other local businesses and families who want to incorporate great stone into their décor.

Ready-To-Buy Stone: Get Your Project Moving Today

All the stone you see when you visit our warehouse is ready to go. Why wait weeks while another company imports your stone when you can have it today? Granite Warehouse can help you get your project moving immediately – visit our showroom and get started today. Are you looking for the perfect stone benchtops for your kitchen or bathroom? Look no further – visit our huge showroom at 91 Beringarra Avenue, Malaga Western Australia, 6090 today to see hundreds of stone samples. Questions? Contact our team on 08 9209 2620 or email us at sales@granitewarehouse.com.au and we’d be happy to help.