If you want to match new counter tops to existing cherry cabinets, Speckled granite is a great option.  Instant Granite offers a Venetian Gold counter top, which pairs perfectly with darker cabinets and stainless steel.  The darker shades bring out the ruby color of the granite’s specks.

A lighter back splash will provide a great contrast between the dark cabinets and granite.  We recommend subway tiles, or limestone.  Whichever tile you choose, be sure to order sample tiles so you can see which you prefer.