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@austingerryd Try honed or a leatherized finish on your counter top. You can get it with any type stone or engineered stone. So, you don't have to have that gloss shine that you dislike. :)

You can always go to the store and ask to see samples of different finishes so you get the idea.

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Kim Memeger

In 2006, I moved into a house with a white kitchen with black accents and couldn't wait to get rid of it. It took 10 years before I was ready to kick off a reno project. After so many years of living a white kitchen, I had gotten used to it and definitely knew from the number of positive comments, that white was popular. Decided to go with wood (my preference) and white (for resale). Love the final product. I think the green back splash and gray walls/floors add the needed color and warmth.

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This is really beautiful! I appreciate seeing it, because it's the way I am thinking of going, though maybe not the yellow backsplash. But I still think white cabinets with black countertops are beautiful, even though they aren't the design du jour. Congratulations on your beautiful kitchen!

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