Kitchen backsplash decision??
May 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
New kitchen about to go in & I'm second-guessing my backsplash plan : ( Below is picture of counter (Taj Mahal) Cabinet (a taupe/grey with cocoa glaze) dark wood floors, stainless other - room gets lots of light. My plan was light taupe shiny subway tile ; and for over cooktop - a framed area with off white tumbled smaller squares & small keystones matching the field tile (taupe subway) . I'm NOW worrying it's too much taupe, it's too much shine, it's too ordinary looking, needing some more texture, or zip, etc. - but not wanting to take away from beautiful counter.* I am pretty conservative. I considered the arabesque/quartrefoil shapes I've seen - but worry they are too trendy - plus they are $$$. Any ideas from any kitchen decorators out there? : )
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If you are pretty conservative, these muted colours go together but have a shiny edge to give it a modern but subtle twist. For kitchens, I prefer a very neutral base and then you can use accents such as jars, appliances etc to give it colour (and allow you the versatility to change out as and when you please)
May 14, 2013 at 9:02pm     
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I am by no means a professional decorator, but I Love the color pallet! To me is says casual, cozy and welcoming - especially if your floors are dark. And like the above post said - add your "zip"/splash of color with your accessories. Especially love the cabinets!
May 14, 2013 at 9:13pm   
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Love love love the Taj Mahal quartzite...looked at it for our remodel but it was unaffordable :(. Nice choice! As far as the backsplash goes, I love our choice there...a brushed steel! It looks AMAZING.
May 14, 2013 at 11:13pm   
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