Does this backsplash look right in my kitchen?
I posted this in the Remodeling section but maybe I'll have better luck here :)
I am getting granite countertops installed tomorrow, and have been looking for two weeks for backsplash that would look right in my kitchen.
My Cabinets: I have the original 13-year old builder-grade MDF white laminate cabinets that I cannot afford to replace right now. Down the road I want to reface the drawer/door fronts but my cabinets will remain white nonetheless.
Countertops: Giallo Napoli granite: If you're not familiar with GN, the color is similar to New Venecian Gold and some Santa Cecilias. It has a honey/golden tone, with some white and black flecks. I like the black in the granite since it goes well w/ my SS appliances, and I like the white because it would look nice with the cabinets. GN to me seems very busy so I definitely do not want a mosiac/multicolored backsplash that would compete with the pattern and colors of the granite.
Everything else: My kitchen flooring is a very warm honey oak. I have all stainless steel appliances and brushed nickel hardware and faucet. The undermount sink will be stainless too. Wall color is currently SW "Blonde" but may change if it clashes.
For now, I just need to figure out a backsplash that does not look out of place with my basic white cabinets, but can be versatile in case I reface later.
So, today I found this porcelain tile backsplash and looks really neat -- but would this look right with my basic white cabinets and Giallo Napoli granite? The backsplash I found is porcelain, not natural stone, so a huge plus for me (easy to keep clean and no sealing!) - also, it does not require any grouting either since you literally stack one on top of the other.
What do you think about this stacked "stone" tile being the backsplash? Is it TOO much texture? Too "earthy" for my basic cabinets? Do you have any opinion on the color the tile should be, the gloss/finish, shape: subway or square?
I'll post more pictures tomorrow after the countertops are installed, as I know too well to never trust a sample piece of anything =)
***Close up of my Giallo Napoli granite sample:
***Granite sample next to backsplash in BOTH colors - Gray and Black tiles:
***Granite sample next to the Gray tile:
***Half of kitchen with the CFL lighting on (I am MOST definitely ripping out that "scrolled" wood valence above the window!):
***Half of kitchen with CFL recessed lighting turned off:
***Other side of kitchen:
Here's an example of the look this backsplash would create (the colors are not the same, but at least you can see this type of backsplash w/ white cabinets and granite):
This post was edited by dms11 on Thu, Feb 27, 14 at 12:22