Need help finding a backsplash that would accent my granite countertop
mym3000
July 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My granite counter tops are a mix of beige, brown, and a little of black. I don't know if I should go with a plain colored backsplash like beige or if I can pick a busy backsplash. A suggestion of tiles for the floor would be appreciated too. I don't want a light color for the floor though. Feel free to post pix of any suggestions. Thanks :)
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feeny
Do not do a busy backsplash or one with high contrast between the colors. It will compete with your busy granite. A simple backsplash, whether glass, ceramic, or stone, in a lighter color taken from your granite will look lovely.
July 28, 2013 at 9:58am        Thanked by mym3000
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Glass tile long not mosaic . Go colors from granite, gold, black, gray some stainless.
July 28, 2013 at 10:01am   
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mym3000
So Feeny, do you think this one would go nice with it?
July 28, 2013 at 10:02am     
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creeser
I agree with feeny. I do see glass tiles like your second and third choice mixed with your granite (which is like mine, btw), but it gets a little busy. I'd go with something more simple like your first choice and a hardwood floor in the kitchen. What color are your cabinets?
July 28, 2013 at 10:03am      Thanked by mym3000
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mym3000
These are my cabinets.
July 28, 2013 at 10:08am   
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feeny
If I'm choosing between the three tiles you've included in photos, the first one would definitely be my choice as it has the lowest contrast and thus is the least busy. If it were my kitchen, however, I'd go even simpler with just one color for the backsplash.
July 28, 2013 at 10:12am        Thanked by mym3000
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Amy Thompson
It seems like you like the sticks look at the pearl beach I found. What color are your cabinets?
July 28, 2013 at 10:13am   
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creeser
Do you have hardwood floors in the rest of your house? If so, I'd match those up and do them in the kitchen as well.
July 28, 2013 at 10:15am   
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mym3000
I just bought this house. It needs a lot of work. And yes I want to install hardwood floors for the rest of the house.
July 28, 2013 at 10:23am   
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creeser
Then run the same hardwood through the kitchen as well. It'll look great.
July 28, 2013 at 10:29am        Thanked by mym3000
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mym3000
Should I go with the light or dark grout for the backsplash?
July 28, 2013 at 10:35am   
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creeser
Light. If you go with the first tile, use a cream grout.
July 28, 2013 at 10:36am        Thanked by mym3000
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creeser
... and be sure to seal the grout so that grease doesn't discolor it.
July 28, 2013 at 10:37am   
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danals
I would do a larger tile maybe 3 x 12 in a plain colour so it doesn't compete with your granite.
July 28, 2013 at 10:53am   
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aimster7
I had similar granite in last house and had subway stone. Very plain and lovely. Hardwood floors were also in kitchen.
July 28, 2013 at 11:00am     
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michelleva88
I have a very similar granite countertop. I installed a stone backsplash with brown and tan color. The tile floor is a similar tan color.
July 28, 2013 at 11:07am   
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Atlantic Stone
I'd recommend 3x6 subway tile. Creamy off white. The thin mosaic is going to be too busy, and that style isn't going to be relevant in a year, but the humble subway tile has stood the test of time. Classic and clean.
July 28, 2013 at 11:11am     
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creeser
Atlantic Stone brings up a good point about the style becoming dated. We didn't use a backsplash in our new house and I like the look.
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July 28, 2013 at 11:19am   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
I agree you don't have to go backsplash.
July 28, 2013 at 11:22am   
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