I need advice on pairing glass mosaic backsplash with granite counters

thegSeptember 20, 2013
For my renovated kitchen I have chosen a granite that has "movement in it" and multiple colors. I love the glow and pizzaz of glass mosaics for the back splash. How do I pair the two? I enjoy color and liveliness but don't want "in your face" drama. I want to live with this longterm but enjoy my love of color and design.
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lcross2013
Does any one have an answer to the question above, since I have the same question.
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 1:15PM
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McBerg
I have a similar question, except that we are planning quartz countertops so they will have less 'movement'. But we want to do a glass mosaic backsplash but not make it so 'personal' that when we come to sell the house in a year or so, buyers are turned off.
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 1:21PM
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DirectBuy of Fort Worth
Glass mosaics are so very pretty but can be overwhelming with a countertop with a big motion look..so how do you get both. Use the mosaic as a simple accent band and the field tile around it clean and uniform. Then in reverse for that quartz. Here are a couple of photos for inspiration.
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:14PM
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feeny
My advice is don't pair them. Either choose a busy granite or a busy backsplash, but not both. Alternately, use a glass mosaic backsplash with different sized tiles, but all the same color (or variations on a shade so it gives a uniform effect). Otherwise a high contrast mosaic will just look chaotic paired with busy granite.
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0825sam
I agree with feeny but if you have your heart set on a multicolored mosaic I would consider framing it out as a feature above the range only
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    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 3:15PM
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theg
Thank you to everyone for their ideas. I have noticed in my research that using glass bricks in a herringbone pattern adds additional interest. And in following the idea of DIRECTBUY I have found the seemingly exact focus color in my floor and the granite in a tiny glass mosaic in 12" squares. I have played with the idea of incorporating that in a pattern with the glass bricks, they have a two tone almost the same color with a beveled edge design. I am so attracted to the light these glass tiles give off for my north facing, medium windowed kitchen as well as the design and color. sam0705 I am inspired to play with your idea as well but with a less than dramatic effect. The position of the range makes this a "mainly for me" design. Although I love color and want my kitchen modern I am also traditional in style and cautious about impact.
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McBerg
How about with a plain ish white quartz countertop? Mosaic ok? Thanks!
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 3:57PM
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0825sam
Mcberg - with a plain quartz you have tons of options. I am sure you would be fine with a mosaic just make sure the tones are complementary.

OP - love the herringbone idea
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