Most of these are not actually granite, geologically speaking. Granite has specific proportions of various minerals that I won't get into here. After we pick the best looking one that goes into our house, I am going to have a bunch of geologist friends come over and we'll try to identify as many minerals as we can and classify it into which rock type it is, but for now, I'm focussing on what will look the best with off-white painted Shaker style cabinets and medium toned oak hardwood flooring. In some of the pictures you can see one of my little flooring samples. The actual floor might be a tad darker than that. We're trying to get a decent match with our existing oak floors in the dining and living room.
So here they are, in alphabetical order. All of the pictures are kind of washed out, but I think you get the idea. Which do you like best?
Celestial Blue (the plagioclase feldspar in this one has a little bit of blue tint, but it is mostly gray and rust)
I think this one is called Lapidus as well but it was at a different store.
Spectrus (I absolutely love this one but am worried that when it is cut into 25" wide countertops, some of the character will be lost and the cost would not be justified.)
Lava (in person, this had more gold and tan in it than shows in the pic)
Purple Dunes (there isn't much purple in this; there are some garnets, which are pinkish, and the gray areas have a cool tone, but overall the slab is rusty colored)
Looking back, I love each one. Choices, choices!