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At a lost for my new black kitchen...
moore627
January 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I recently painted my kitchen cabinets black - love them. The countertops are a white... what is a classic back splash for the walls.
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14thstreet
January 2, 2013 at 11:52am     
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Interiors International, Inc.
This might be ironic but this kitchen looks great with this back splash. I am amazed they don't like it.
http://www.houzz.com/discussions/288048/Need-help---kitchen-doesn-t-match-our-style
January 2, 2013 at 12:04pm     
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moore627
January 2, 2013 at 12:58pm   
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moore627
thank you both for the pictures
and Interior International - you are right .. I am amazed they don't like it..
January 2, 2013 at 1:03pm   
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feeny
I would stick with a white or a very light color or bright reflective surface for the backsplash as a contrast to the black cabinetry. But there are lots of options, from classic white subway tile to glass mosaic in whites and grays to stainless steel tiles, etc. It all depends on how modern or traditional your kitchen is and whether you want the backsplash to be the center of attention or to recede and let the granite take center stage. It also depends on how busy your granite is and what other colors are in it.
January 2, 2013 at 1:03pm   
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Gabberts Design Studio
I would suggest a white backsplash or a piano key tile with light and dark. Not too much dark.
January 2, 2013 at 1:06pm   
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collettec
Recently saw a kitchen with black cabinets and white counters with green glass subway tiles - looked amazing. Imagine it could work with any color tile, given the neutral colors.
January 2, 2013 at 1:08pm   
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Stoneshop
If you want a classic, timeless backsplash, then I would stick with a white porcelain subway tile. It matches with everything, and it is certainly a classic look. Just be sure to bring a countertop sample with you to match your whites properly, and then bring the tile sample home to see in your own lighting. Also, the marble subway tile in the above "Georgetown Townhouse" photo that 14thstreet posted is a great look as well (assuming that it matches your countertop selection).

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