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Need help with my kitchen backsplash
jpkoonts
January 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Unsure whether to choose a complimenting or contrasting accent tile. Cabinets are antique white. Granite is typhoon Boudreaux . Backsplash tile is Rialto Beige
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jpkoonts
Appliances are stainless
January 10, 2013 at 5:29AM   
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Stoneshop
My vote is for the darker accent tile. The color pulls out the darker areas in your beautiful granite. The lighter tile has a slightly pink hue to it (at least on my monitor).
January 10, 2013 at 8:04AM     
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Susan Jablon Mosaics
Hi jpkoonts!
I think the darker accent tile is the way to go. It pulls from the darker color variations in your counters, and creates more contrast.
January 10, 2013 at 8:28AM     
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
I love Typhoon Bordeaux. Wonderful selection. I too would go with the darker tone as the other looks pinkish.
January 10, 2013 at 8:54AM     
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Granite Grannies
I vote contrasting. Like Stoneshop said, it ties the wall into the more burgundy parts of the Typhoon Bordeaux.
January 10, 2013 at 8:58AM   
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Dawn
i Vote darker but make sure u have plenty of light
January 10, 2013 at 9:01AM     
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Renaissance Kitchen and Home
Contrasting is my vote also, Typhoon Bordeaux is beautiful and the copper deco will really set off the Maroon color in the stone. I recently finished a project with this material and used Bershire cream honed marble subway tile and added copper/bronze decos above the stove. It was a great compliment to the countertops and balanced the colors nicely.

Torry Manzo
Renaissance Kitchen and Home
January 10, 2013 at 9:04AM   
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