it will stain and not to use. How do you care for marble? Does it stain? I see it in so many pictures and love the look. Is there something else to use that looks like marble?
WILL stain and etch over the years. If you are the type of person that wants to keep your countertops looking pristine (like this photograph) forever, then marble may not be for you. However, if you understand, expect, and even like the look of aged marble (think of Europe), then I would go for it
darker stained cabinets in behind - this could look really nice in your place - you could even tie your fireplace in somehow