powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
Need help with back bar
kriesenbec
January 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Can't decide whether to put mirror or glass colored tiles as backsplash to our back bar. Our granite countertop has splashes of shiny blues in it.
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Rick Spence
some interesting subway tiles that pull out the blue in the granite could be nice.
1 Like   January 2, 2013 at 1:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charleee
Perhaps stainless tiles to coordinate with your fridge, and round tiles would break up all the squares: [houzz=Modern Kitchen Tile]
[houzz=River Rock Pattern Mosaic Stainless Steel Tile]
2 Likes   January 2, 2013 at 2:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Stoneshop
I am fond of the mirror tile look for a bar, personally. It is neutral, plus many bars utilize mirrors in their design. It will also help to bounce around light in this (seemingly) small space.

[houzz=
]

My second vote would be for olldbobbi's stainless steel tile suggestion.
0 Likes   January 2, 2013 at 8:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Granite Grannies
Is that a Blue in the Night Granite? That stone picks up the colors next to it really well, so if you don't want to introduce any other colors, then a mirror/ mirrored tile would be great. It would definitely add a lot of shine to the room. However, if you wanted to play up the blue or introduce a new color, the Blue in the Night tends to looks like it's absorbed the colors next to it. It's a really cool effect. I think either option would look great in that space.
0 Likes   January 2, 2013 at 9:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Susan Jablon Mosaics
Hi kriesenbec!
A fun and different idea would be to go with blue mirror tiles! It is a mirror so it keeps that effect, while adding a little more visual interest and pulling out the blue from the counters. We carry cobalt blue mirror tiles in 5 different sizes, below are some examples and here is a link to all of our mirror tiles: http://www.susanjablon.com/shop/glass-tiles-mosaic/specialty-tiles/mirror-tiles.html
0 Likes   January 2, 2013 at 9:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kriesenbec
Thank you so much for all of your ideas! The granite is called emerald pearl. Think I'll either go with the stainless tiles or mirror option.
1 Like   January 2, 2013 at 4:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Susan Jablon Mosaics
Here is an image of your granite with three different types of tile in a similar shape and size. The top is a cobalt mirror tile, the middle a stainless steel, and the third is called milk glass. It is white, with an iridescent finish that makes it look like a pale blue. Those tiles are curved and create a cool effect. Just another idea!
0 Likes   January 3, 2013 at 7:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
A Kitchen That Works LLC
If budget is tight go with mirror, if not go with glass tile.
0 Likes   January 3, 2013 at 7:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kriesenbec
Thanks! I think I like the milk glass!
0 Likes   January 3, 2013 at 11:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Susan Jablon Mosaics
It's really a very cool tile, and very popular! Here's an image of it in a kitchen:


and here's the link to it on our site: http://www.susanjablon.com/3-4-inch-curved-white-milk-glass-subway-tile.html
1 Like   January 3, 2013 at 11:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chiomega02
Mirror tiles could be tough to keep clean. Glass or colored tiles would help to mask any spots
0 Likes   January 3, 2013 at 11:35AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Need help trying to finish back of bar wall
Not sure how to finish the back of this bar wall. ...
Need help designing a simple back bar
We are close to finishing our bar but need some ideas...
New help with back splash in bar area
Have black cabinets with cherry accent on corners of...
More Discussions
Art on my wall is making me stall!
Do the dimensions of my stand- in painting work for...
Dining room dilemma What do I do?
What is this room missing? Do I keep buffet lamps?...
Need help with fireplace
Gas fireplace gets HOT can not put mantel up, installed...
Chimney Breast Colour?
Am wondering what colour to paint the chimney breast...
Flooring for 2 story lake house renovation
Need advise on flooring for a 2 story lake house. The...
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.