Baltic brown granite is a blend of blacks and browns with small flecks of gray and tan. It is quarried in Finland and is well-known for its blotchy pattern. The chocolate brown color is so rich, it gives the appearance of molten chocolate. Its name, however, is slightly incorrect as a large amount of the granite is actually black. The blacks and browns merge together so densely that they create an ink blot appearance, almost like a leopard print. Tiny crystals are sprinkled throughout the granite, twinkling when light reflects off the counter. It is one of the few granites where variations in slabs are minimal.
Baltic brown granite creates a very serious feeling in any room it is used in, whether it is a kitchen, bathroom or other room in the house. It is durable enough for outside use and is often used in outdoor kitchens as it withstands the elements well. It is not recommended that white cabinets be used with Baltic brown granite as the severe darkness of the granite can dominate the room. Instead, pair it with natural wood or dark cabinets, using light fixtures and appliances to lighten the area.