(Closed) More help with Kitchen backsplash!

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: What tile?
    Photo1 : (52 votes)
    45 %
    Photo2 : (28 votes)
    24 %
    Photo3 : (22 votes)
    19 %
    I hate all of them, find something else! : (14 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 17
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I don’t know if you plan on doing it yourself but it was more work than we anticipated and sadly I keep finding crooked tiles which maybe would be less likely with tiles that interlock.  Good luck! 

    Post # 19
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    careful with doing too dark/busy back splash because your countertops are already dark and busy. 

    Post # 21
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Leonard2B:  I agree they do seem boring. but my SIL did the same thing, used one of the pretty looking BS that has all the colors in her kitchen…exept now it looks too dark and messy. pick one/two of the colors in your CTs and go with that. trust me, it will not look boring! it will look classy. 

    Post # 22
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @lillyhere:  +1 I was thinking the same thing.

    OP, how about something like this : 

    Or maybe this? 

    Post # 23
    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think glass mosaic tiles like these (especially with granite) are going to be something that dates your kitchen. They aren’t “bad”, but they aren’t particularly interesting or unique. Is there anything else that caught your eye?

    Post # 24
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree that the mosaics are too busy with your counter, and the travertine in your third photo isn’t the right color tone and is already somewhat dated.  I wanted something more contemporary than your standard white subway tile with our kitchen, but my granite couldn’t handle something busy like the mosaics, so I went with a glass subway tile.  It’s not particularly flashy but everyone who sees our kitchen loves the tile.  Maybe you could do something more monochromatic but with an interesting shape like a penny tile in gray?

    Backsplashes are hard.  I was afraid DH was going to divorce me while making up my mind on a backsplash.  You’ll find the right one eventually and you’ll know immediately that it is right. 


    Post # 25
    5272 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Leonard2B:  We also have a darker busier granite countertop so we chose a lighter backsplash. it was just completed yesterday and it looks awesome 🙂 It also tunred out ot be alot cheaper then the tiles you have in option #1 & #2 as our friends got something like that and spent hundreds for the tiles but ours was only about $160 for the tiles 🙂 We painted the rest of the kitchen red so we wanted something more neutral for the backsplash


    Post # 26
    66 posts
    Worker bee

    The second one is too dark in my opinion. We have a granit counter that looks juste like yours and my choice would be #1.

    Post # 28
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i like the idea of number 3, but i don’t like that particular tile for some reason. maybe the texture.

    i’m really having a hard time visualizing what would look good. i like the color scheme of #1, the soft moss colors- but i think that type of square tile will look too dated too fast.

    i agree with previous posters that you should keep the backsplash relatively simple/neutral since your granite is dark and somewhat busy.

    i think the light colored cabinets is what is making this so difficult for me.


    Post # 29
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I like #1 best and think the colours go just perfectly with the rest of the kitchen but the size/shape of the tiles, not so much for me…I prefer the skinny linear tiles… which I admit might look too busy with your countertop 


    Don’t worry too much about dating your home. Nothing looks good forever, it’s all going to be out of date no matter how “classic” and “timeless” everyone thinks something is right now. 


    This is what I mean by linear tiles, ignore the colour: 




    Post # 31
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love option 1.  Option 2 is my second fave and I’d avoid option 3.  I like option 3 but don’t think it looks right in the space.  Also, I would like your kitchen.  😉 k, thanks 

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