Every design requires a focal point. It is the element that draws the eye and directs it where to go. It helps create contrast and movement for a design that is cohesive and interesting. A timeless technique in kitchen designing is to create a focal point out of the island, particularly through countertop surfaces. Because of their unique, unrivaled beauty, granite reigns as a top choice for achieving countertops that make bold statements. Whether its through color, movement or shape, there are many different ways that granite countertops can be used to create fantastic focal points in a kitchen design. The sensational movement and extensive color variations of these granite countertops creates an bold, eye-catching focal point for the contemporary kitchen design.