A Look at Blue Bahia Granite (It’s So Beautiful We Can’t Stop Looking)

published Apr 8, 2017
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Last year while shopping with a friend for kitchen countertops, I saw and fell for a small piece of blue-and-white polished stone that reminded me of photos of Earth taken from space.

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Blue bahia granite, as I learned, is quarried in Brazil and is “legendary for its beauty” (although its “stunning blue colors can be a little hard to incorporate into a kitchen,” at least according to one site). It’s also expensive: Per the site PatsColor, cost per square foot (for a three-centimeter slab) typically runs between $90 and $100. (The blue bahia pictured above is available for $127.90 per square foot.)

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I bought the small display slab (for $85), but in the meantime there’s plenty to look at online for inspiration/coveting purposes. (Houzz also has hundreds of great pictures of blue bahia-ed interiors. And there are many other types of beautiful blue stone, too.)

(Image credit: Image via GraniTech)

Here’s a magnificent swirling-blue walk-in shower from GraniTech Inc.

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And another, from Prestige Granite.

(Image credit: EEArch via Houzz)

Here’s a peaceful balance of cool and warm in Portland, Maine.

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And a tub, from Atlantic Stone.

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Here’s some more blue bahia granite, in the kitchen of Vanessa Faye Wurman’s Eclectic Seaside Cottage (also lead image). She described it as her “favorite element” in her home.

Here’s another look at blue bahia in and around the kitchen sink, from Distinctive Granite and Marble.

(Image credit: Mistones)

And here’s another sink, this time in an expanse of blue bahia granite in the bathroom, from Mistones.

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Here’s a more fully blue bahia-ed kitchen (in a condo you can rent in Mexico).

(Image credit: Arnzen Tile and Stone)

And here it’s used outdoors and poolside, with a satin leather finish, as a barbecue island-topper (by Arnzen Tile).

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You can also display it is as a statement wall (or Rorschach test).

(Image credit: Powell Kleinschmidt)

Here Powell Kleinschmidt used a beautifully swirled slab of blue bahia granite as a kitchen island surface.

It also makes for a dramatic backsplash.

(Image credit: Blarney Stoneworks)

In closing, some more fantastically blue stone, from Blarney Stoneworks.

Researching this, though, makes me wonder if blue bahia is just a gateway stone to straight sodalite.