Kitchen backsplash ideas / floor stain

6 days ago


We're in the process of updating our kitchen but are finding that we're terrible with picking out colors, especially after looking at all of the beautiful kitchen ideas on here! One issue we've had is our maple cabinets are orangeish and not sure we want to spend the money to paint them, since we only plan to stay in this house another 3-4 years. Trying to coordinate with them has been a challenge.

We just recently changed out the green laminate countertops with some quartz countertops and are not sure about the backsplash. The countertops ended up being more of a cream/beige color than we were expecting based on the sample we saw. We're pleased enough with the countertops, but not sure that our original idea of a white subway tile works anymore. I've put up some tiles against the wall to help show the countertops color better.

We're also getting our white oak floors refinished and stained in about a month, so would also like some ideas there. The floors are currently natural and I think have too much of a contrast with the cabinets, making the cabinets look more even more orange. We're leaning towards a medium brown stain, maybe a few shades lighter than the cabinets.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

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