Love the Glorious Greens in Barricato Granite?
Barricato granite is . . . exotic. Definately not at all like the slabs that come through here every other day of the week.
This stone has large chunks of color in it – from the dark green veins, to large areas of cream, caramel and gold. This stone is difficult to fabricate, to make sure it doesn’t break along the colorful veins. You can see that the original slab is encased at the edges with other strips of granite, to add stability when it is being moved.
Showcasing an Exotic Granite Island
This glorious specimen became a kitchen island, which is the perfect thing do to with a granite that is this dramatic. The surrounding countertops were made out of Uba Tuba granite. The designer was careful to pick the Uba Tuba slab to have minimal color variations, and to help pull out the glorious colors in the Barricato granite.
When you have stone that has large chunks of strong colors, the other granite in the kitchen needs to read almost as a solid color, so they don’t compete. Uba Tuba is a dark green, almost black, and often has small flecks of gold.
If you look closely at the last few photos, you can see that depending on where on the slab the photo was taken, the stone looks very different.
This material looks best when you use a much of the slab as possible, in one uninterrupted piece – like a big island. It does not look as good chopped up into lots of little pieces.