2 colors of granite and cabinets - worried!!
Ok, I'm starting to freak out a little that our kitchen is not going to come together the way I hope, so I'm hoping I can get some design opinions on what we're planning...
On the perimeter, we've got tropical brown granite with medium brown maple cabinets with chocolate glaze, and cream tumbled stone backsplash. We are adding an island to our kitchen that will have black cabinets to tie in with our black appliances. All that is pretty well set in stone, as the cabinets have already been ordered.
What's up in the air is the granite for the island. We had a designer tell us to choose a cream granite with lots of movement - cream to tie in the backsplash, and movement to coordinate with the more consistent pattern of the tropical brown.
I've seen plenty of pictures of islands that don't "match" the rest of the kitchen, and I like the look. But I'm soooo worried that in our kitchen it's not going to come together like it does in all the design photos! Even though tropical brown has a consistent pattern, it's still has a lot more going on than say, absolute black, so I'm worried there will be too much going on, or we'll end up picking a granite that will compete or clash with it.
Any opinions on this look or on what color/style/type of granite to use for the island? Or pictures to share that will help give me ideas (or peace of mind!)?