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Backsplash ideas?
sgenova85
February 4, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi! I would really appreciate some ideas on what to do for my backsplash. I have copper above stove. I was thinking something with color? My decor is rustic. I really appreciate the ideas. Thanks!
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3 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 2:49PM
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joannpb
You might consider glass tile. You can coordinate it beautifully with your copper backsplash, without feeling a dose of copper poisoning! There's a lot to look at, opn line.
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 3:02PM
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Barbara Griffith Designs
I would continue with the material you have over your stove. Keep it simple. I just would not want to add another pattern.
7 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 3:10PM
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Dytecture
Barbara Griffith Designs posted while I was typing. Similar idea, I would continue with a variation of the copper backsplash that is similar to what is above the stove.


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Scott Design, Inc.
Very nice kitchen and choice of cabinet wood and finish. Is it at all possible to get three more pieces of the granite you are using for the top/backsplash? If so, I would continue the copper liner that is currently around your cooktop backsplash down and over the 4" granite splash and then mount the granite slab above it. Your cabinets can handle the stature of the vertical slab and it will be visually appealing and easy on the senses. I have to believe three materials will only compete with each other rather than complement the space.
4 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 3:20PM
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Elaine DeGiglio
I agree with Scott Design, Inc., and would add maybe a little more red accents. The red you have is lovely - maybe just a few pops more!
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 3:36PM
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Robin Gaddy
If you could locate the same granite, it would be fantastic! We had a similar situation and our kitchen is a lot like yours in layout...nothing ever looked right or it competed...so we just went on a search for the same granite..it took some time but we could not be happier! So simple to clean and accessorize around. :-))
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 3:38PM
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Angela Himmer
Use a stainless steel subway tile. I used it in my kitchen as a back splash. I also have stainless steel appliances, which works well with it
4 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 3:38PM
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Kimberley Case
Find a raised pattern wallpaper ( like hammered copper) seal with weldbond and water --- then sponge on copper guild paint... seal with welbond again --- ta daaaa --- hammered copper backsplash that looks like a million ..and costs next to nothing!
3 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 3:43PM
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daa07065
I have almost identical kitchen colors /style and love my tumbled marble that compliments my counter.
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 3:44PM
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Susan Soto
http://www.annsacks.com --- the site is a little cubersome - you have to click through alot however you could probably google ann sacks and click on images and find some good ideas. Their stuff is soooo beautiful. Can also plug it into houzz and see what pops up
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 3:53PM
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cassandrars
Personally, I'm not a fan of tiled backsplash because I'm a messy cook and hate to clean the grout. With the other design elements you have, single sheets of frosted glass could be very pretty: simple, easy to clean, and just a wee bit of shine. I'd also consider stainless outlet covers.
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 3:56PM
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Joe Adams
Can I ask what the dimensions of the kitchen are?
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:05PM
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Uppercase Living Independent Demonstrator
LOVE the idea of doing a pattern on the back splash. So popular! The attached is just one of many patterns offered by Uppercase Living. We also have over 50 colors to choose from to complement your kitchen perfectly. http://www.WhenWallsTalk.com
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:06PM
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Jane Pollard
there is a lot of wood... floors and cabinets... I'd put glass doors on a couple of upper cabinet doors and show off some colorful accessories (oranges or blues) and add these colors to above the cabinets too (the red doesn't pop)... also noticed the glare of the ceiling paint -- obviously semigloss which isn't necessary -- a flat ceiling paint would soften the entire room. I'd do these changes first then see if you need more color or just a neutral pop such as glass tile for your backsplash.
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:19PM
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sgenova85
The dimensions are 14 x 18, thanks everyone for all the great ideas! I'm torn because everyone's idea was awesome!
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:19PM
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Carrie Wallace
Personally, I think since the granite has a lot of movement, I'd go with something light and add copper accent tiles.
2 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:21PM
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angelyn1320
Your kitchen is gorgeous! Love the cabinets. If you want color, add color! The soft red of your accessories is lovely here. I think it would work in a backsplash too. A muted apple green would be nice as well.
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:25PM
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Linda Stewart_Ryder
These are "tantrum" glass within glass tiles. They come in a number of colors to use as an accent...then select a subtile background to compliment your counter tops.
3 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:27PM
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lctpdc
keep it neutral, the space seems a bit busy.
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 4:30PM
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sgenova85
I'm really debating between extending the existing copper or doing mosaic glass tiles???? With reds turquoise and greens??? My theme is western and turquoise and reds are great for western. ???????????
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 4:36PM
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jessicabonannodfwrealestate
Brick would keep a rustic feel and look amazing in your kitchen!
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:38PM
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camsmiles4u
I love the stone backsplashes. My husband and I enjoy our wine. We used a tumble stone with a mural on it. I could see something like this under your wine rack. Love your kitchen :)
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:47PM
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sgenova85
Attached pic of dining area next to kitchen
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:49PM
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jessicabonannodfwrealestate
First one shows real brick, personally I think having it on the island too is too much. And the second is a tumbled stone subway tile a faux brick look.
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 4:55PM
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Tee'scapes
a nice rust orange color is the way to go ....it will pop and not overpower the beauty of cabinets......
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:55PM
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keaba
GLASS!!!!!! Tiles It would look Fabulous!!
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 4:59PM
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MEC Corporation
Your kitchen is gorgeous. To add some more grace to it, i suggest you to put customized marble mosaic backslash. Write to us and we will assist you to convert any design for your backsplash.
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 5:08PM
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decogam
subway tiles; inexpensive and you could go black or white. I love mine!
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 5:09PM
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Kathlene Duke
I think hammered copper would look fantastic!
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 5:31PM
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Spring Creek Design
Try smooth, polished copper as a textural and color counterpoint that speaks to the heat treated copper tiles behind the stove. Here's how: make 1/2" plywood "backsplashes". Make them 3/16" undersized. Take them to a sheetmetal fabricator, and have them wrapped in copper sheet metal. If desired, you can polish the metal with fine steel wool for a brushed look. Or just leave it smooth. Either way, and this is crucial, carefully clean the metal with mineral spirits to remove all fingerprints and skin oils. Then spray each piece with several coats of clear laquer. This will protect the shine and color of the copper, keeping it bright. You don't want this material to corrode or develop a patina...in this context, it will look like hell. Bright will be much better. Then just glue the copper-wrapped plywood panels to your walls with construction adhesive. This will inject a surprising, unexpected element into your kitchen, while still maintaining the overall vibe you are going for.
2 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 5:37PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
I agree with Dytecture and Barbara you have a great kitchen with a lot going on already. I would stay with the materials your working with now.
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 5:38PM
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Mary Ranghelli
This will grab the colors you have in this lovely kitchen.
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 5:40PM
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Spring Creek Design
here's another pic..didn't attach the first time (oops). Of course, this is a totally dif kitchen, and unfortunately the pics don't really focus on the backsplash...but it came out great and the client loves it. We have done this many times with different metals...copper, stainless, zinc
2 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 5:41PM
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2 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 5:58PM
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sgenova85
What do you think about these pics, or are they too much???
3 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 7:16PM
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jingstad
I love your kitchen. I would go with a stainless backsplash. There are the wood elements and the granite and brick behind the stove. So, in order to not have too many textures going on, the stainless is kind of a non-intrusive choice. It will cotinue the theme of the stainless appliances and just become part of the room, rather than being a feature. Let the cabinets and granite be the stars.
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 7:20PM
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lparides
Glass tile
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 7:21PM
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Mary Cousemacker
I would use a mirrored glass splash back. It is neutral and looks stunning with stainless steel appliances. It makes the kitchen look bigger as it gives the perception of space and windows. It would spread the light in the kitchen as well. Good luck. Mary ps sorry about the mess in my kitchen
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 7:22PM
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joannpb
You can see hundreds of styles at GlassTileStore.com/GlassTiles. Look in the Brick Pattern section for one called Copper Clay Blend. It looks a lot like your copper backsplash.
1 Like   February 7, 2013 at 7:37PM
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rex_fxstb
Where did you find the original picture? I cannot seem to borrow this picture into my idea book.
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 8:53PM
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Ruth Ann Chaplik-Secreto
Yes glass with the lighter brown of backsplash of stovetop
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 9:21PM
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dmsgrl2002
I agree with those who suggested using the same material that is above your stove. You have other great strong details so your backsplash doesn't need to be the 'star', it's perfect in a supporting role. You could consider setting it vertically to subtly distinguish it from the stove. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
0 Likes   February 7, 2013 at 10:16PM
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mrsmacspies
I agrees with the comment for stainless steel. So easy to clean and will mix it up a bit.
0 Likes   February 8, 2013 at 12:18AM
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sgenova85
I took pic myself, with iPad. Not sure why u can't add to idea book, sorry no help
0 Likes   February 8, 2013 at 9:50AM
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srgerova
We added this copper backsplash ourselves. You buy them at Lowes in sheets that can be glued and come in standard backsplash sizes. It was an easy project. They also come in many different designs and colors but the hammered copper would look great in your kitchen also. It also wipes clean with a damp rag!!
2 Likes   February 8, 2013 at 3:24PM
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Lauren Matthews
I would use the copper, either in a sheet or like you have above the stove.
0 Likes   February 10, 2013 at 5:58PM
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kmetzger27
Try adding a little more color with the back splash. You have little accents of red around so I'd go for a fake brick back splash. Unique and classy with some color.
0 Likes   February 10, 2013 at 6:59PM
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Lynn Clark
Looks like you did a nice job. The darker copper backsplash makes a nice color contrast, srgerova.
1 Like   February 11, 2013 at 11:23PM
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srgerova
Thank you Lynn Clark! It is hard to see but the cork floor matches the backsplash. We could not be happier with our kitchen. It is easy to clean and very functional.
0 Likes   February 12, 2013 at 6:01AM
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bevballew
The backsplash behind your stovetop is gorgeous. I would go with that or the granite you already have. I would be concerned if you added another style as it would make your kitchen very busy. It is very beautiful as it is!. What little I know of interior design I thought a focal point is very important in decorating. I hire interior designers to help me.
0 Likes   February 12, 2013 at 6:26AM
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littlemissmama
What brand of cork floor did you use?
0 Likes   February 24, 2013 at 1:07AM
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srgerova
I am not sure about the brand but the style and color was called Mediterranean. I ordered it over the Internet from a discount flooring place. You can get it anywhere now.
0 Likes   March 3, 2013 at 5:55AM
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bevballew
Many great ideas. To me if you add another look there will be a lack of cohesion. I say stay with copper or similar to the splash above your stove and keep the same throughout or change it to maybe glass tile so they blend but you are changing it up a bit. You add anything else and you confuse the eye.
0 Likes   March 3, 2013 at 7:06AM
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