So I went with the lightest granite I could get in our price group (remember this is a kitchen somewhat on a budget, since we won't be in this house forever), and I looooove the way this Kashmir White brings all the elements of the kitchen together.
It's cool, subtle, and calm overall, with hints of the cabinet color in it, balanced with lots of grey that ties in the stainless steel and nickel in the kitchen, and some darker tones to pull in the walnut color of the floors. Could not be happier!
And today, the plumber is here. Big stuff! And the electrician is due by the end of the week. Which means I get to spend Labor Day weekend cooking up a storm. Does that sound like an awful way to spend a long weekend? I can't think of anything else I'd rather do! So let's hope by next week I have some great meals to show for my efforts and some complete kitchen pics to show you all.