I have dark mahogany cabinets with dark counter tops in kitchen. I have light tan walls what color backsplash
February 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have dark mahogany with brown glaze cabinets in my kitchen with dark counter tops. What color back splash should I do?
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I think something in a medium tone would look best. Very light will be too much contrast and might look stark. You already have a lot of dark materials in the kitchen, so I would not choose a dark color.

What color is the flooring? You might be able to use that color two shades lighter for the backsplash.

The room as you describe it is all in tans and browns. Would you like to add some color to the kitchen? You could choose to paint the backsplash area with semigloss paint(s) to try out colors for a while before you commit to tile or some other more expensive option.

If you do not have under cabinet lighting, consider "warm" LED strip lighting that is dimmable.
February 28, 2013 at 7:32PM   
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Manon Floreat
Though more of a wet bar than kitchen, this photo may give you some ideas. They installed a back splash that is similar to the wall color with some variation. Might be something to consider. Do you have photos of the space you can post?

I like eztia's method of trying out different colors with paint. Very clever!
February 28, 2013 at 7:46PM   
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With that much dark, I would go light or do something reflective to lighten things up. Have fun. Glass tiles would be great.
February 28, 2013 at 7:53PM   
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