How did you finish off the opposite end? - I'm doing a similar design. I have 2 ends -- left side will end undercabinets go through window at sill just like this one and end on the right side at end under cabinets. I think I might use the pencil trim again and just run it from cabinet to granite counter top. Any suggestions? »
Wicki and Alex want to keep it simple and neutral, as they don't want the backsplash to compete with the countertops for attention. But they don't want it to be boring. An accent border is a great solution.
Another nice way to accent with a band of different tiles. If you have a strict tile budget, splurge on a band of Ann Sacks tile and buy the white background for the rest of the wall at a big box home store.