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Stuck on the kitchen backsplash, glass or tile? Light or Dark?

nottingJanuary 14, 2013
I am in need of guidance on my backsplash. I will have moderate white SW 6140 cabinets, Juperana Persia granite, Macadamia SW 6142 Walls, Jacobean stained white oak floor. I want a subway tile backsplash of some kind, but do I go dark as in brown or do I go light, cream or off white? Some of the pictures below are inspiration pics. American Olean will be the brand
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Gabberts Design Studio
Could you post pictures of your actual room? That would be helpful.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 5:39AM
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stock photo of kitchen layout for house plan
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 5:58AM
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Design Mode
I like your choices so far.
Do you like high, medium, or little contrast in your decorating?
I used to work in a Tile & Flooring showroom, so I would suggest you take a few samples home to look at them overnight, along with a cupboard door and wall paint chip.
I think you are headed in the right direction with the cream, or medium-light brown subway tiles, that complement your counter. Take home shiny and honed finishes, too. Look at things that stretch your "design boundaries," and you will decide what you really want.
You could do a glass tile feature over your cooking area. And a coordinating listello everywhere.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 6:28AM
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Thank you for helping me. This project has been such a challenge we are overseas and can't get home until closing my mom sent me paint chips in the mail but other than that I have the pics on houzz with wonderful people like you that post pics and help out . It will be exciting to see finished product
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 6:43AM
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Norma Sassone
There is already so much white, Melissa. Unless you have some contrasting colors in your accessories, I think it will be a bit bland with white subway tile. If you don't want to commit to a color perhaps a neutral like tan or grey glass tiles?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 7:01AM
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Thank you norma I see what you are saying
    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 7:05AM
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I agree to provide some color contrast against the whitish kitchen.

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1 Like    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 7:25AM
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Granite Transformations
I'd say go with a dark brown subway tile.

We have a few colors that I think you might like, you can view. I think the Noir would be perfect, you can check it out here- http://www.granitetransformations.com/southjersey/products/mosaic-tiles/colors/subway/
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