African ivory granite, sometimes referred to simply as African ivory, is a lovely stone characterized by it’s beige, brown, amber and black grains. It is easy to clean, as well as very durable. African ivory is resistant to stains, scratches, and scuffs, making it very popular because it will last for many years to come.
African ivory granite comes from rich quarries in Namibia and is a very elegant stone. The darker veins provide contrast to the creamy, lighter streaks giving it the appearance of a desert landscape. One of the reasons people love African ivory is that it matches virtually ever natural wood tone.
Because of its sophisticated appearance and durability, African ivory is able to be used in all manners of application. It can be used indoors or outdoors and is common in both residential and commercial spaces.
Some of the most common uses of African ivory granite include flooring, countertops, vanity tops, foyer tabletops, landscaping projects, and walls. It is also able to withstand harsh temperature fluctuations, from freezing winters to boiling hot summers, so it can be used in unique circumstances, such as your swim-up bar, or outdoor island top.
As we said, African ivory granite pairs very well with natural wood, so it is very popular in rustic, country, and traditional design styles. However, it is very versatile and can also be used as a focal point in modern, contemporary, minimalist, and other design styles.
If you’re using it for your countertops, use white cabinets to provide a natural contrast and soft backdrop to let the beautiful stone stand out. It’s best to use soft lighting in a room featuring African ivory granite in order to achieve a perfect reflective light quality. This will warm up the room and add an element of style and comfort.