Suggestions, especially from designer-types, will be greatly appreciated. We are remodeling, except it's more like rehab because we are in a starter house and on a tight budget. So, there's nothing elaborate going on here. We've decided on appliances, cabinets, sink and flooring. New cabs are natural maple. Floor is light cherry (but darker than maple cabs). The appliances are stainless, my spouse's only requirement (I lost the argument for white...). We love our contractor; he did our bathrooms several years ago - he's a boyscout in every way. Fine enough.
The hard part is countertop and backsplash. We know we will go with ceramic tile or tumbled stone for the backsplash and laminate for the countertop. BUT COLOR? WHAT COLOR to go with natural maple cabs. How to unify this whole thing? By the way, the kitchen is galley style; dimensions are 15 x 7. Obviously, we would like our small kitchen to appear larger and somehow unified.
Suggestions please. Many thanks.