I’m trying to decide on new counters for my kitchen and bathrooms and keep finding varying opinions on counter material. The three granite stores I’ve visited in my remote Colorado mountain location say stick with natural stone and do not like selling quartz due to scratching and scalding. However my brother-in-law in California who is a kitchen contractor says 90% of his clients are picking quartz now for the way they look. I know light counters are all the rage. I don’t like super busy patterns and just want durability with teens who help with cooking. I’m planning to paint my outer kitchen cabinets White Dove and the island Chelsea Grey, final color determination will be after counters are picked. Thinking a dark color counter on perimeter and something flashy like fantasy brown on the island and vanities. pictures included are 1. My kitchen 2. Cabinet colors 3. Granite I like if I go with granite.