I chose this porcelain tile for the same reason. Much darker than our old linoleum, but will not look dirty so quickly. Again, a mixture of darks and lights. And again, full of texture so we won't slip and fall on it. You can see the frayed carpet we'll be replacing with the laminate next to it.
Henry is happily busy jumping into all the boxes we are loading up with our belongings. I was happy to learn, relieved really, that the floor crew will move our furniture around for us for a nominal fee. I was so worried, as no way can either of us do that anymore ourselves. And he said at most it will take about four days. We plan to have them do this in early August.
and Teri, if you are peeking in here I did wear them to work today! ;-)