Help- Light or dark countertops with white cabs in small kitchen?
Hi, I've been browsing this forum for several weeks and enjoying your comments and suggestions. Hoping you might be able to give some thoughts for my remodel in progress for my very small (but precious to me!) kitchen... I need to get counter decision made in order to pick a white for the cabinet maker... very soon.
In this small kitchen with no windows/only adjacent light from SGD 12' away, white cabinets, and for now keeping the white appliances, would you go light, or dark, with the countertops, and why/what would be the resulting feel/effect/style? The cabinet layout will be very similar to previous as shown in the floor plan, including the peninsula with 10" overhang separating Kitchen from DR. Thus, counters need to blend with DR also. The colors in the photo are a bit washed out and aren't quite that light in person (wall color is BM Stone House). Other choices will flow from countertop including floor and tile, but I'm thinking of wood for floor.
If I can't get a countertop decision in time, and have to give paint color to my cabinet maker, I'm thinking of going with Decorator White (trim in my house is Super White). Thoughts on that?
Also - I'm in Minnesota - in case that makes a difference for style. I'm also not sure about granite v quartz as I could live with either functionally, and would take thoughts on the visual impact of either (assuming granite = more pattern, quartz = more consistent/or solid) in this space.
Thank you all in advance!