Countertop time. I thought I knew what I wanted, but now I'm not so sure. We've pretty much narrowed it down to two options, and we're trying to decide between them. All along I've said I wanted a marble lookalike. Real marble looks like this.
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It has lots of variation to it. There's no uniformity to the "veins" or the pattern. I was going for colours as seen above - shades of white and grey.
Now, here are our options.
This first one has the right colours, but it lacks the variation. You can see that the pattern is quite uniform, so in that way it doesn't look quite like marble.
This second one has more variation but I find some of the greys to be a little dark.
Here's a little sample of it that I was able to bring home. You can see how dark the grey is in some places. It's not this dark throughout though.
The first option would have a softer overall look, while the second option is definitely more bold. We are doing a basic, white, subway-tile backsplash and the cupboards are white as well. Perhaps we need something a little eye-catching. Not sure. I'm just worried that I might get sick of it if it's too "in your face".
I've put this board together with some of the other kitchen elements we're considering to help me visualize it all (in this case with the bolder countertop option).
I'm still so undecided, but I can't be for much longer! Eeek. What are your thoughts?