Where to place accent tiles on backsplash

Joan Simon
last month
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We selected tiles for our kitchen backsplash. There will be smokey blue subway tiles and decorative tiles in various shades of blue and gray over the range-top. Not sure whether to extend the decorative tiles all the way to the and behind the range-hood or just as a framed accent which would stop below where the range-hood starts. Also the range-top is 36 inches wide. Does it look better to have the accent tiles the full 36 inches or narrower? Here is a picture of the subway tile, the decorative tile, countertop (bottom left) and color of cabinets (bottom right). The subway tile color and decorative tiles looked better together in person than in this picture!) One more question - if the subway tiles are placed horizontally, would the accent tiles look better horizontally or vertically? Thank you very much.

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