In the 1940s, you could have any color of kitchen countertop as long as it was black. I exaggerate, but only a little.
A couple of years ago I wrote a small e-book, which I never published, all about how to get the look of a 1940s countertop.
In short: Use black.
Like this: Arborite St. Laurent laminate. Three large samples just arrived in my mailbox (I was hunting and pecking what’s new on the interwebs again, and spotted it.)
I like it. It looks like close enough old Cusheen see here or
or see here, to make me happy.
Get the IM finish, that’s the one I recommend.
Edge it in metal, either aluminum or stainless steel.
Live happily ever after.
My 1940s kitchen design boards:
The 1940s could be so sweet… at least the idealized version we have!