I think I’ve been to every granite supplier in the Chicagoland area — many of them twice. I ended up picking White Orion slabs from Stone Design in Glendale Heights. There are cream, black, brown, white and grey colors in the slabs that I think will go well with the cream counters and espresso island.
A note about Stone Design: they have a ton of slabs, but the slabs are packed tightly into the warehouse, so you have to ask for the slabs to be pulled out. That’s a little bit of a pain, but the people were so wonderful to work with, particularly our sales person, Doris…she was patient, down-to-earth, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend that you give them a look if you’re in the market for counter tops.