Need help choosing kitchen back splash
February 18, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen, and we haven't been able to choose a back splash. We initially thought of white subway tile, but now we're wondering if that's too much white. Do you have any suggestions for colors or materials that will complement the white cabinets, blue-gray counter tops, and stainless steel appliances? Thanks!
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First of all I gotta say, you have a gorgeous home and I love the color scheme. I would add some gray tiles with a green undertone to add some color
February 18, 2014 at 10:03am      Thanked by newcomla
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Sandy Bachand
Go with a tile that is going to be a focal point. Small space so have some fun! A small glass and stainless tile with a pop of color. Subway could still work but add some interest.
February 18, 2014 at 10:06am      Thanked by newcomla
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Sandy Bachand
Also, add some great cabinet hardware!
February 18, 2014 at 10:07am     
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The same grey that is in your bench top in a Subway tile. Lovely area. Keep it plain and simple and it will look elegant.
February 18, 2014 at 1:33pm     
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I would go with glass tiles using the same colors in the room. The tile stores are selling gorgeous accent tiles that use metal (stainless steel) to really give it that wow factor. Good luck!
February 18, 2014 at 1:44pm      Thanked by newcomla
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Gray subways with white grout. I've seen this a lot, + it's quite striking + nicely classic at the same time.
February 18, 2014 at 1:47pm     
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What color countertop is that? I agree wit Kay...I love a grayish blue subway tile with a white grout! It stands out real is an example I have in my showroom...smaller design and going vertical but you get the idea...
February 18, 2014 at 1:51pm     
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^^ That's delightful -- the gray is very pale, + I see darker grout. Here is a photo of gray with white grout. Be sure + seal your grout!
February 18, 2014 at 2:48pm     
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I like jessylynns suggestion.
February 18, 2014 at 5:28pm   
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By Design
You could look for a glass, marble, and silver foil combination.
February 18, 2014 at 6:00pm     
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I think a small pop of color , like blue, would be great in addition to a more neutral tone like pale gray and stainless.
February 18, 2014 at 6:08pm     
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You have almost unlimited choices with your beautiful kitchen. You can stay with the white subway but lay them in a herringbone pattern for interest for example
(hover to expand). Or any of the inspiration photo examples
Sarah Richardson Design

Here is a tile from Walker- Zanger that is neutral, but you may want to put stainless behind the cooktop
Alvarado Residence (Noe Valley)
Walker Zanger Offerings

Have fun with have limitless possibilities!
Ceramica Speciatly Tiles: Walker Zanger

How about this shell tile? Mother of Pearl
Shell tile white mother of pearl tile for kitchen backsplash bath wall EST013
Mother of pearl tile MOP039
Artistic Tile Waterjet Collection - Treble 8"
February 18, 2014 at 7:41pm        Thanked by newcomla
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June 3, 2014 at 11:30pm   
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