backsplash matching counter
Is there a recognized effect if the color of the backsplash exactly matches the counter? I don't mean using the same counter material, I just mean matching in color tone. Does it generally make the kitchen appear larger? more modern? smaller? Is there a rule of thumb?
I'm one of the people on this site who has been considering a backsplash now for many months. We continue to look non-stop to no avail. I usually would have thought that I would prefer the backsplash to be different than the counter but complimentary. However, the only BS samples we seem to even consider are the ones that match the sandy off-white tone of our quartz counter. It seems kinda boring... but maybe it's the simple zen look we like.
I should mention the paint we chose also matches the counter almost exactly so the net effect is that a matching BS will only be a change in material texture. ie. will reflect light differently maybe but look the same as both the wall and the counter? I guess this is what makes the issue even more confusing for us. We have modern espresso cabinets w. fir floors, fir ceilings.
Here is a link that might be useful: previous discussion and photos on this thread.