Visit the full slabs of the stones you have selected. Inspect them for color to see if you enjoy the color in the slab with your samples. Look at the veining or color patterns; stones with busy grain work better in contemporary kitchens with simple cabinets and tile, while tight-grain patterns work better in traditional or busy kitchen designs. Getting stunning St. Louis granite countertops doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort to choose the right color that will work for your kitchen. Remember, though, that aesthetics isn’t the only reason to buy granite; in the end, you should also consider quality and durability.