"Your blog is awesome. I'd love a little advice and/or reader voting on what color granite we should use with our kitchen project. We live in a very "normal" house with a very "normal" kitchen. We don't have a ton of light so we are afraid of going too dark, but we obviously need a little contrast with the maple floors and light/medium oak cabinets. What do you think? Seriously, we've kicked around tropical brown, coffee brown, giallo portofino, st. cecelia, opalescence, mesabi black, and new venetian gold (to name a few)!!"
Thanks for the email Matt.
Here is a picture of their kitchen...
I would recommend not going with the gold toned granite colors, this will only make your kitchen too golden. So I'd stay away from the Venetian Gold, Giallo Portofino & Santa Cecilia.
Instead look for something with contrast, whether it's dark or light. You seem to be leaning on the darker side. I think the Tropic Brown, Coffee Brown and Opalescence would all give you a good contrast without being too dark. Your kitchen doesn't look overly dark to me at all, so I wouldn't worry about using a dark color.
Here are some photos for inspiration...
I hope these pictures help Matt!
Now, reader's do any of you have any great suggestions and/or photos to help Matt? If so, leave them in the comments here.