Would you choose light or dark granite for this kitchen? (pics)
We're in the process of choosing granite for our kitchen. Both my DH and I thought we liked the deep dark granites, but when we brought samples home, we were surprised to find that the lighter ones looked better with our oak cabinetry. The darker ones made the cabinets look outdated (which they are, but aren't going to be replaced), while the lighter enhanced them.
So, just go with the lighter, right? Problem is, we've been to a couple granite yards now, wandering row after row of slabs, and it's almost like an art museum. There are some beautiful elaborate designs, colors, etc., and I think we lose focus. We want to choose the prettiest, most dramatic one, and when we look at the lighter ones, they almost seem "anti-climatic" if you know what I mean.
We were leaning towards Santa Cecelia or New Venetian Gold for the lighter version, and possibly Peacock Green for the darker.
Here's the kitchen:
Here's Santa Cecelia with our cabinet door:
And here's Peacock Green:
Any and all help is appreciated!