help! last touch! cant decide in backsplash!!
danam531
November 13, 2013
I'm so indecisive. I love, love, love my kitchen. But I can't decide on a backsplash. Not the greatest pic but the best I have right now. Please help!
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Kayla Thomas
Beautiful! It looks like you have chosen more classic designs rather than contemporary. I love a subway tile. What if you use a marble subway tile to bring in a classic but modern element?
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Paula Kates
Here's an example of marble subway tiles which I too think would be great in your new kitchen:
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Laura
When you are ready to have your backsplash installed, please remove the granite strip from the wall first. When the backsplash goes from counter to cabinet, it's a cleaner, less visually cluttered look. In that same vein, the simpler, the better. You will be looking at it for a long time, make it a backdrop, not a star!
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Glass Tile Store
Agreeing on the carrera tile idea
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Paula Kates
Provided you're still looking, I came across these antiqued mirror subway tiles today while searching for something to help a small room feel larger but then your kitchen came to mind!
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work2013shop
I vote for a grey veined subway marble tile or subway stainless steel tile.
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sbrustein
I actually think a little color would be a welcome addition. Why not a pale blue or pale green glass subway tile?
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Amy Cali
Your backsplash is a considerably small field in your kitchen. Why not take the opportunity to do something a little unique yet not too trendy? Loving the antiqued mirror Paula suggested above or maybe something along these lines:
http://www.artistictile.com
http://www.newravenna.com
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tanlew72
Maybe some yellow to tie in with curtains if they are staying? Seems to be a highlight color with vase in top glass cabinet.
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Kayla Thomas
Amy Cali- I love these backsplashes- especially the herringbone. Hate that they don't tell you how much they run- have any ideas? I've written emails, but I'm impatient!
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danam531
Thanks so much, everyone! I never even thought about removing the granite strip, but that's a great idea and I think I'll do it! I keep thinking about doing something a bit more trendy, and, funny enough, Amy, New Ravenna was the brand I was thinking. What do you guys think about this? I posted it on Facebook and everyone said NOOOOOO!
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dorelia1976
The 1st pic Amy posted is this same style but smaller scale & 1 color (looks like glass which means it gets different tones). Similar to one you posted but less busy...so you it's still cool & trendy but should remain classic through the years
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Laura
I'm going to vote no on the chevron, too. I think with all the switches and outlets you have along the wall, it would get too broken up.
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LB Interiors
danam531, sorry to add this on your post.
Ami Cali, you are needed on this post http://www.houzz.com/discussions/716034 by 'cliffordhome'.
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lzumwi
The backsplash is relatively insignificant due to the amount of space it takes up on the whole.
My suggestion would be to lighten up the seating space with something more interesting on the chairs or even change out the stools for some that match the color of the cabinets. It's just so dark as it stands.
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Amy Cali
Danam, your instincts are good but I do agree with dorelia1976. The bold difference in the tile color along with the scale of the chevron backsplash in your inspiration photo is a bit too much for your beautifully subtle tonal kitchen design. The herringbone mother of pearl will give you tons of reflection and nuances in color without taking over your kitchen. If the mother of pearl's iridescence is too much for you, a marble herringbone would be classic with a little twist and you can find it for under $15 per square.

Kayla, sorry I don't know the cost. If I had to guess I'd put it at about $25 per square but I really have no idea. Have you tried to reach out to an authorized distributor? They may be more inclined to respond. I have seen some with more variation for as little as $18 per square.
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Period Millworks The Woodwright Shop
Simple subway tile will be classic forever
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Sustainable Dwellings
I going with white or gray subway tile, or... glass tile. Your space already looks cramped, but nice.
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Karla Papagni
I'm going to go out on a limb here and vote yes to the chevron tile. I kinda love it.
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