Blacksplash tile choices for a small apartment
hunan1928
November 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are thinking of choosing the attached tile for balcksplash for a small kitchen in a rental apt. Wall length is 87", stove is 20", cabinet is honey spice color and countertop is black quartz with some sparkles. Can I use these two tiles? If yes, 2/3 and 1/3? Or it is just two much.
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Amy Cali
I'd use the green for all.
November 25, 2013 at 9:02AM     
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leelee
I would definitely stick with a single tile color but not crazy about either. They both seem busy esp. the green.

Think of something that wouldn't be so dominate and since it's a rental kitchen would appeal to more renters' tastes.
November 25, 2013 at 9:18AM     
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leelee
Something like this solid gray?
November 25, 2013 at 9:22AM     
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indianpatti
IMO, they will not look good together.

What about just getting an orange or green, backpainted glass for above the range only?
November 25, 2013 at 9:26AM     
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dclostboy
Please do not use together.
November 25, 2013 at 9:31AM     
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freemck
No don't use those together! I do like the green tile to be used alone
November 25, 2013 at 9:48AM     
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58125196
i think its more shiney and dont use togeder. i think
November 25, 2013 at 9:53AM     
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Darzy
I like that you are going bold for a rental. Rentals are usually so boring! I think the just the green tile alone will look fab.
November 25, 2013 at 9:57AM        Thanked by hunan1928
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hunan1928
Thank you. Will that be too much green? Should I use some greyish back painted subway tile glass to mute it a little? It's a small apt.
November 25, 2013 at 10:34AM   
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dclostboy
Gray with red or green as accent would be nice too.
November 25, 2013 at 10:37AM      Thanked by hunan1928
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Amy Cali
I'd go larger than the green tiles with the grey accent tiles.
November 25, 2013 at 10:40AM      Thanked by hunan1928
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Darzy
Here is a photo with a lot more green than you'll need. I don't think it will be too much.

November 25, 2013 at 10:43AM     
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momof5x
I love both but I feel sure the burnt orange tiles will be fabulous with the colours you have. The green is very nice but I would go with the first choice.
November 25, 2013 at 10:46AM   
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mcbriec
As an apartment owner I would be leery with going bold. Obviously some may think it makes the place look really hip, which it would, but many others may find that bright green jarring. I think you could keep the hip factor by using a tile that has the neat pattern/style of the green tile, but in a more neutral color like grey. If you're going hip, do so with a neutral palette.
November 25, 2013 at 10:47AM     
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Nancy Travisinteriors
No, go a more neutral color.
November 25, 2013 at 10:48AM     
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armygirl1987
As much as I love orange I would vote against either one. I think if it was your house then okay but to limit a renter to do their kitchen around a bold color is not a good move in my eye. Will you allow them to paint the house etc then I think that might make a difference.
November 25, 2013 at 10:54AM   
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Darzy
If you want to go "hip" but neutral, how about stainless steel subway type or penny tiles?
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November 25, 2013 at 11:01AM     
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hunan1928
I am yearing for colors. May be I will use some greyish subway tile similar the color on the left and keep some green.
November 25, 2013 at 12:28PM     
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Amy Cali
Go for it!
November 25, 2013 at 12:50PM   
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indianpatti
Do you live near Chicago?? I saw some awesome green tile on clearance at the "Tile Outlet" for $2 square foot! It looked like the orange one you posted, only in lime green.
November 25, 2013 at 12:56PM   
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Citadel Exteriors
I personally love both of these colors, but maybe sticking with one or the other as an accent would be wise. Would love to see the space first. Here is an example that sticks out for me.
November 25, 2013 at 1:01PM   
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carolins
Don't do two colours. Only the green ones will be fab! Especially since it is a small space. Can you post pics of the kitchen? So we can get an idea where it will go? I consider green to be a neutral sometimes. Goes with lots of other colours. Nature is green.
November 25, 2013 at 1:13PM     
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armygirl1987
Hunan- you are not doing the room for yourself. This will be rental. Lol. What would renters want.
November 25, 2013 at 1:30PM     
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love2browse
The green tile look wavy. If so, I would rethink the tile choice. I don't think renters would take the time to clean off the grease and grime in all those small crevices.
November 25, 2013 at 1:40PM     
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carolins
Maybe your renters will totally love the green, even if they would have never thought of it. I've read many discussions here about renters wanting to spruce up their boring apartments. And you can never please everyone :-)
But by all means.... grey is a safe choice and can be nice too. But I wouldn't mix it up.
November 25, 2013 at 1:40PM     
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bubblyjock
@ Citadel Exteriors - love those green tiles: source, pretty please!
November 25, 2013 at 1:41PM   
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Sustainable Dwellings
Tone it down with the granite or quartz being muted... don't use these colors.
November 25, 2013 at 2:06PM     
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chookchook2
Grey.
November 25, 2013 at 4:34PM   
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leelee
Don't try to mix patterns and colors in a small space! It's going to end up looking like a quilt.

We haven't seen any pictures of the actual space either. Could you show some pics, please?
November 25, 2013 at 4:56PM     
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Darzy
I think renters will love some color and appreciate a sense of style in a small space.
November 25, 2013 at 5:23PM        Thanked by hunan1928
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handymam
I love the green color. As a homeowner and a rental owner, my renters have always loved that the apartments are not boring white. Its just a kitchen, it isn't like you are painting a living room red and expecting them to live with it.

However... I think the green tiles look like a cleaning nightmare because of all the raided bits. But I LOVE the color. Green is a natural color from nature that many colors can be used with. Think of flowers. Color and green leaves. It works for nature. :)
November 27, 2013 at 5:08AM     
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carolins
Tadaaa....
Which one looks better? The boring grey one or the funky green one. I know which one I'd rather rent :-)

November 27, 2013 at 5:09AM     
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yoboseiyo
just do 1 of the tiles, not both.

i like the green. obviously. *eyes hair*
November 27, 2013 at 5:56AM     
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leelee
Color isn't the objection. The problem with the green tiles is they're very busy. Green is great in a kitchen but with all the choices of tiles around you can do better.
November 27, 2013 at 6:15AM     
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dclostboy
Green reminds me of mold...but I can be weird like that :)
November 27, 2013 at 6:27AM     
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mefor
Hahaha!! That's not good for a kitchen for you then, is it? :)
I like it, reminds me of lettuce and Granny Smith apples and peas. Yum!! Cheerful too
November 27, 2013 at 7:41AM     
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