#SquiresHomeRun: Our Top 2 Granite Candidates

No matter how much time we have to make selections for our custom home build, we seem to use every bit of it deliberating between options before coming to a confident decision. The good thing about that is that we feel really good about everything we’ve chosen so far: cabinets, stone, exterior paint, lights. The bad thing is that it’s a little nerve-wracking having deadlines come down on us.

That’s where we’re at again, this time around with granite. We’ve got about a week left before we have to place our order, but we need to decide sooner so we can move forward with flooring choices (which are due by month end).

We have our options narrowed down to two, both of which we really like. The thing is, they are pretty dissimilar, and that makes them hard to compare.

#SquiresHomeRun: Our Top 2 Granite Candidates

Both granites should look good with our cabinets and flooring options.

But which will look great? Which is the one I want to see every day? Which will be more timeless? And more us?

Ultimately, the decision is ours – it is our custom build, after all. But we thought it would be fun (and helpful) to hear what you think. Which granite would you choose?

One is a little more expensive than the other, but I won’t share which one lest I sway your opinion. :-)

Option #1: Coral Gold

#SquiresHomeRun: Our Top 2 Granite Candidates

We had the opportunity to see the slabs that would be ours should we choose Coral Gold, and let me tell you, they are stunning. I never would have noticed the beauty of this granite by looking at a small sample. Seeing the slab in its entirety really brought it to life for me.

Here’s a picture of Travis holding our (so-tiny-they’re-almost-not-helpful) cabinet samples up to the slab.

#SquiresHomeRun: Our Top 2 Granite Candidates

Maybe it’s better to look at it like this:

#SquiresHomeRun: Our Top 2 Granite Candidates

The kitchen island cabinets will be the darker finish shown on the left, and all other cabinetry will be painted white, similar to what’s shown on the right.

Can you envision it? What do you think?

Option #2: Piracema White

#SquiresHomeRun: Our Top 2 Granite Candidates

This granite slab is aboard a ship on its way to the distributor. Though we aren’t lucky enough to be able to see it in person before placing our order, we are fortunate that its arrival date will work with our timeline – should we choose it. I love the neutral color of this granite as well as its movement.

Here is a collage showing our cabinet colors next to a Piracema White sample.

#SquiresHomeRun: Our Top 2 Granite Candidates

So, which one do you like better? Leave a comment here or join the discussion on Facebook. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

***UPDATE 8/15/2014: Click here to find out which granite we selected!


  1. Katie says:

    Coral Gold!

  2. Jess says:

    Definitely the gold is what I would pick! I think it brings out the color and makes both of your cabinet color pop. From my experience with building and choosing everything in our house I would encourage you to go as neutral as possible. I have changed the color of my walls twice in the 4 years we have lived here and I’m glad I went neutral so I could do that. Plus its a bonus the gold is already in, even though the other one is on a ship here expect delays, there always are in building (from our experience). :) Looking forward to seeing the completion of your house.

  3. Tammy Rice says:

    I like the Coral Gold. I think it looks best with the white cupboards.

  4. Nichole says:

    Definitely Coral Gold! Love it!