Granite templating waiting on me - help!
Our kitchen is finally ready for templating, and I am having such a hard time making a final decision on the granite. I have been to the stoneyard several times. We have birch inset cabinets in honey with a brown glaze - sort of a warm, not too dark brown, brushed nickel bin pulls, and stainless appliances. I plan to keep the blue wall color (sort of a subdued robin's egg). The kitchen is a small galley with a peninsula that opens into a large, sunny dining area, where we have furniture with some black accents, like our old Hitchcock chairs and table with black legs and base.
My husband's first choice of granite is steel gray, which is very dark and would indeed look striking. I love to keep things a bit more light and airy, and am concerned about it sucking up the light.
My first choice was persa avorio, which is a creamy grayish granite and I love the peaceful feel of it. It reads a little yellow, though, and I'm not sure how it'll do with the stainless and pulls.
An in-between choice is Azul Platino, which picks up the black in the other room and in our wall ovens, the silver in the pulls, and doesn't overwhelm the room with darkness.It really is perfect in terms of color. However, it is a speckly sort of granite and I'm not sure about the overall effect. I plan on a light backsplash - subway tile - with any of these choices.
I'd love input, and I'd love to see pictures if anyone has one of these granites installed.