We're going with white cabinets for the main area with a subway tile back splash-- I think we'll do a contrasting grout like the first pic to where it's not just all white and will break up the color a little bit. For the counter tops, our top pick is a honed black granite (honed = not shiny); you can see that in the third picture. Now to the best part- the ISLAND. We're going to do the island in a blue-gray paint for a pop of color and the counter tops in some sort of white marble/quartz/granite with some big ole pendant lights over it.
Now we're off to pick out our washer/dryer- it's seriously like Christmas morning over here.