Question for the stone experts
As you may know, I'm rehabbing a kitchen on an extreme budget. Due to some lucky finds on Craigslist, however, I've come up with some great materials, including some used-but-in-new-condition Cambria quartz countertop (complete with attached Blanco undermount sink).
Basically, it's all gone great - the existing pieces fit better than we could have hoped, and my wonderful GC did a very good job of fitting them into our space within the limitations of the pre-existing sink placement and surrounding measurements (which had very little wiggle room because the space is so small).
My only disappointment with the entire project is that the caulking/epoxy/silicon/whatever-it-is-you-use-between-pieces is much lighter than the surrounding countertop and thus sticks out like a sore thumb. The seam is straight, smooth and aligned, it's just more obvious than I would have hoped. He didn't use clear because he felt the width would result in that being a black line, and went with one he thought would be a closer match, however... (!)
The width of the seam was unavoidable due to the lengths of counter we had available to us (again, with sink placement, we had to fudge a litle, hence why they're on the wide side) and I can live with that, but I would LOVE to put something else in there that is a closer match to the counter itself so it doesn't scream "LOOK AT ME!!" quite so loud :)
The wonderful pcjs posted a link to e-counters where they sell colour-matched caulk for Silestone - is there anything similar for Cambria? Or is there a Silestone caulk which would be close enough for Cambria's Becon Brown (probably 3-5 years old)?
Or any other suggestions (colour-related or not) that you can offer to improve the *look* of it would be warmly welcomed. And please don't fault my GC as somebody who "should have left if to the experts" etc etc - this project has been entirely collaborative, he did what was possible within his own skills (as clearly described to me), and my (extreme) budget limitations meant subbing out to a specialist fabricator was NOT an option. We're working together to make it as good as it can be, but "perfection" is not sought - I'm just hoping to find a way to make it "not quite so obvious"!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!
Here's the picture: