What are some inexpensive granites with some color?
So the green granite we picked out was apparently mislabeled (even though I asked 5 times at the slab yard to confirm) and is being quoted as much more expensive than we'd like to spend (although not completely ruled out since we liked it so much). Tomorrow I'm going to two more slab yards to see what else is out there. Most of the inexpensive granites seem to be rather gold/cream and neutral. Can anyone think of any that are somewhat more exciting color wise? Possibly there's a white/cream with flecks of green or blue instead of gold and brown? I'm open to all suggestions. I find the granite pricing scheme rather annoying. I don't see why they don't just put a $/sq ft on the granite so you don't waste time asking your fabricator to call and price it etc.
Possibly there are some plain granites that can be paired with colored backsplashes instead of neutrals. I guess I have a hard time envisioning what I would put with a neutral granite that only has cream/gold/brown/black in it.
I'd like to go back to the kitchen planning process that was just about layout and function, this design stuff is difficult.