countertop advice - color scheme
I am nearing the end of my kitchen remodel but am stuck on the countertops. My contractor is none too happy with me as we have been stalled for a few months now. I have read pretty much everyone else's counter top sagas here. But I think I need specific color scheme advice from the crew.
Initially I wanted to do cararra marble. I later changed my mind because the cabinet color came out warmer than expected and to me doesn't look great with the cararra and I can't do the more expensive "warmer" marbles. Or maybe I just got nervous about marble because I have a ten year old boy who loves to cook.
At this point I'm interested in fairly neutral granites or engineered quartz. I had originally wanted the perimeter counter top to blend in with the cabinets and back splash (probably simple white subway tile), to contrast with the wood kitchen table. Now I am wondering about dark grays and even blacks, like honed virginia mist.
So, the choices are:
-a white that really blends with the cabinets (caesarstone frosty carrina really blends well)
-a grey such as caesarstone pebble
-a black such as caesarstone piatra gray)
What do you all think? Fairly homogenous perimeter color scheme to contrast with wood table? Or add something darker to the perimeter in the form of a gray or black counter?