Granite Colours

Granite Colours

Memorial granites are available in a wide range of colours. The granites vary in price range with greys and pinks being the least expensive to reds and blacks being the most expensive. The price difference does not have anything to do with the quality of the granite. All granites used are graded to be used specifically for memorials, as opposed to countertop or construction grade granites. It is more the availability and geographic location of the granites that heavily influence the pricing of each colour.

Below are some of the colours available through the Lakefield Cemetery for memorials. Please note that the colours may vary slightly from what is pictured.

Steeled Barre

This granite is characterized by its uniform light grey colour. This granite is quarried in Vermont, USA. Steeled Barre granite is best designed using sandblast lettering and sandblast or shape carved designs.

Dark Barre

This granite is a polished version of Steeled Barre. Polishing the granite darkens the colour of the granite and gives it a shiny finish. This type of granite is best designed using sandblast lettering and sandblast or shape carved designs.

Stanstead Grey

This grey granite is quarried in Stanstead, Quebec. This colour of granite is often used for monument bases. This granite is not typically recommended for lettering or design.

Vermillion Pink

This fine grained deep pink granite is quarried in Vermillion Bay, Ontario. This type of granite can be polished and is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Laurentian Pink

This fine grained rose granite is a polished version of Steeled Pink which is quarried in Quebec, Canada. This type of granite is best designed using sandblast lettering and sandblast or shape carved designs.

Steeled Pink

This fine grained, rose coloured granite is quarried in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada. This type of granite is best designed using sandblast lettering and sandblast or shape carved designs.

Bethel White

This granite which is light grey to white in colour is quarried in Vermont, USA. This type of granite can be polished and is best designed using sandblast lettering and sandblast or shape carved designs.

North Shore Brown

This brown granite is quarried in Quebec, Canada. This medium grain granite is uniform in colour and texture. This type of granite can be polished and is suitable for sandblast lettering and design techniques.

Ontario Mahogany

This granite is a medium grain rich brown granite characterized by earthy undertones. This granite is quarried in Vermillion Bay, Ontario. This type of granite can be polished and is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Crystal Brown

This brown granite is is characterized by blue undertones and is quarried in Canada.
This type of granite can be polished and is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Oriental Red

This deep almost crimson red granite has streaks of black and magenta through it and is quarried in India. This granite is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Wausau Red

This ruby red to orange granite contains tight grained black and quartz crystals and is quarried in Wisconsin, USA. This granite is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Import Red

This predominantly red granite has sparkles of grey in it and is quarried in India. This granite is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Rib Mountain Red

This reddish-brown granite is richly textured with flecks of silver and black. This granite is quarried in Wisconsin, USA. This granite is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Gem Mist

This fine-grained almost black granite is quarried in Pennsylvania, USA. This granite is characterized by a fine greyish swirl that flows through the darker coloured background. This grey swirl does not interfere with the clarity or legibility of the lettering or design. This granite is suitable for all lettering design techniques.

Premium Black

This granite is one of the purest black granites available and is quarried in Africa or India. This type of granite can be polished and is suitable for all lettering and design techniques. This granite is also the best suited for etchings because it produces a highly contrasted image without the use of paint.

Impala Blue

This dark almost black granite is characterized by blue and grey flecks that flow through the dark coloured background. This granite is quarried in South Africa. This type of granite can be polished and is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Import Black

This granite is a black granite quarried in India. Import black is a less expensive alternative to Zimbabwe black because this type of granite is often shipped pre-finished into monument and flat memorial shapes, while other types of granite are shipped as unfinished quarried blocks. This granite is suitable for all lettering and design techniques and can also be suitable for etching techniques.

Bahama Blue

This blue granite swirls like the ocean with deeper blues and purples. This granite is quarried in India. This granite is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Paradiso

This variegated granite has rich purple hues and is quarried in India. This type of granite can be polished and is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.

Taj Aurore

This pinky orange granite has black veining running through it. This granite is quarried in India. This type of granite can be polished and is suitable for all lettering and design techniques.