Another vote for black or slate counter.... I llove bright kitchens and white cabinets, but light-colored counters stain. The combination of the black countertops with the white cabinets and trim keeps the design classic and is incredibly functional.
White kitchen with thunder white granite countertops & white subway tile.The white is relieved a bit by the wood floors & the grey in the stainless & fabric. I would want upper cabinets, but this is the style is popular now. It works if you have a pantry.