The strong, stain-resistant features of granite make it a decision materials for kitchens. Our newest lookbook showcases 10 kitchens on Dezeen that rejoice the gentle-coloured stone.

Water-resistant and scratch-resistant, the igneous rock granite has been applied in development and inside layout for hundreds of years.

Nowadays, the adaptable material is normally applied as an different to marble to prime kitchen area counters and do the job surfaces, as very well as in bogs or on flooring.

From a large gray granite kitchen area island in a Mexican apartment to a chevron-patterned granite flooring in a London property, the illustrations underneath showcase the many techniques in which the stone can be utilised to furnish kitchens.

This is the most current in our lookbooks series, which delivers visible inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks homes with characterful floating staircases that show up to defy gravity, atriums that brighten and extend household areas and quiet green bedrooms that showcase the electric power of organic colors.

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403 Greenwich, US, by Stefano Pasqualetti

A blend of supplies including metal, marble, granite and wooden were being peppered during this New York home, which Italian architect Stefano Pasqualetti aimed to make come to feel “comforting and timeless”.

In the open-prepare kitchen, which delivers views on to Tribeca’s West Historic District neighbourhood, walnut cupboards are equipped with granite worktops though a standout blackened metallic staircase runs by means of the property’s main.

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Grove Park by O'Sullivan Skoufoglou
Photograph is by Ståle Eriksen

Grove Park, United kingdom, by O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects 

Designed for a client with a eager curiosity in the outdoor, Grove Park is a terraced property that features expansive sights of the greenery and wild woodland exterior.

London-centered studio O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects paired the ash-lined kitchen interior with creamy Shivakashi granite counter tops and splashback and polished concrete flooring, which was forged in situ.

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A kitchen with grey granite countertops and wooden shelving
Photograph is by Denilson Machado

DN Condominium, Brasil, by BC Arquitetos

Situated in a 1970s setting up in the Jardins neighbourhood of São Paulo, this 230-square-metre condominium was made for a landscape architect by nearby studio BC Arquitetos.

The apartment comprises a mainly warm all-natural walnut inside that is complemented with tougher elements, such as concrete columns, stone flooring and granite countertops. A collection of mid-20th century artwork provides the finishing touch.

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308 S Apartment by BLOCO Arquitetos
Photograph is by Joana França

308 S, Brazil, by Bloco Arquiteos

Brazilian architecture studio Bloco Arquitetos transformed 308 S, an condominium in Brasília, by getting rid of numerous partitions and reconfiguring the complicated layout to make it much more open up system.

To increase to the stripped-again appear, the architects opted for a neutral colour palette, though pale granite was used for the kitchen area and rest room counter tops and flooring.

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Villarroel apartment by Raul Sanchez Architects
Photograph is by José Hevia

Villarroel Apartment, Spain, by Raúl Sánchez Architects

The 3 key areas inside this apartment in Barcelona are distinguished by contrasting elements fairly than traditional walls, producing it show up additional spacious and versatile.

Wood flooring and white-washed partitions outline the living location although functional spaces these kinds of as the kitchen area – where by a granite breakfast island can take centre phase – are accomplished in shades of grey.

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Casa Nicte Ha by Di Frenna Arquitectos
Image is by Onnis Luque

Casa Nicté-Ha, Mexico, by Di Frenna Arquitectos

A massive granite kitchen island with an adjoining picket counter is positioned in the center of the double-peak kitchen area and dining area inside of Casa Nicté-Ha, a household made by Di Frenna Arquitectos in Colima City, Mexico.

Elsewhere in the a few-bedroom house, the studio blended dim and light-weight decor which includes white-painted walls, warm wooden and concrete flooring and exposed steel beams.

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A colourful kitchen with grey granite worktops
Picture is by Serena Eller

Diplomat Condominium, Italy, by 02A

Antique and mid-century furnishings sign up for modern, modern day cabinetry to make this a single-bedroom flat in Rome by regional architecture and interiors studio 02A.

The stateless diplomat who owns and life in the dwelling needed to make his house a sanctuary stuffed with things he collected during his journeys overseas.

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Berlin apartment by RAUM404
Photo is by Noshe

Art-Apart, Germany, by Raum404

Swiss-primarily based studio Raum404 selected to continue to keep the interiors as small, white and spacious as feasible in its renovation of Artwork-Apart, a 19th-century condominium-cum-gallery in Berlin.

The artist operator tasked the studio with making a house that could be opened up to the public for exhibitions, which resulted in household furniture that could be folded up and plenty of white cupboards that could conceal personalized possessions.

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Hackney House by Applied Studio

Hackney House, Uk, by Used Studio

Black timber decor and loads of home windows have been put in in architecture and interior layout studio Applied Studio’s overhaul of this property in east London’s Hackney.

Afterward, the studio equipped the glass extension that houses the kitchen area and eating table with chevron-patterned granite flooring.

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Kitchen in Golden Lane flat by Archmongers
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Golden Lane, British isles, by Archmongers

Quirky modernist aspects such as pops of main colors and glossy furnishings were reinstated by Archmongers in its renovation of this 1950s flat in an interior town London estate.

In the peninsula kitchen, which is separated from the eating place by chunky white doorway frames, white cupboards are topped with steel, although grey terrazzo with granite chips highlights the counter conclude and splashback.

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This is the most up-to-date in our sequence of lookbooks delivering curated visual inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For a lot more inspiration see prior lookbooks showcasing residential interiors bolstered by uncovered picket beams, dwelling spaces with glossy surfaces that generate depth and dimension and gardens with swimming swimming pools that are manufactured for summer.