Countertops- light vs dark
What's the pros and cons with picking a light colored countertop vs a dark colored countertop?
I'm a bit confused because I've read different sources where one source claimed a light countertop would make the kitchen look bigger while the other source claimed that it was a dark horizontal countertop that would make the room look bigger.
And, I'm also confused about which countertop would show more wear and tear, water stains, etc..? It seems like I've read different accounts where one person complained how their dark granite countertop showed off everything, but then I've also read another person complain that their light granite countertops showed off everything.
To further confuse things, it seems half of the people who own light colored quartzite countertops say how their countertops suffer from etching and stains but then the other owners of light colored quarzite say that they have no such issues.