Need a Little Backsplash Help (Pics Included)

gdwright07February 10, 2013

with our first home and first big home improvement (kitchen island) behind us, we're ready to get hot on nailing down a backsplash. We're pretty hard set on the white(ish) subway tile look...of course, picking a white(ish) subway tile is easier said than done right? The challenge we've run up against is exactly what shade of white should we run with? We found a tile recently called Devonshire Cream that we've taken to, it's pretty darn close to our cabinet color though. I guess maybe we're alright with that though...our granite is a Giallo Vincenza and can be described as pretty busy. The clean, cottagy whie subway tile look might help to tone the overall tone of the kitchen down a bit. Again, not sure and am looking forward to your feedback. Also, what should we be looking for in terms of a grout color. Have no idea where to start. Thanks in advance for your inputs.

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gdwright07

A couple more pics that I thought might help. First is of the devonshire cream tile close up. The second is of our kitchen with a bit of our island to give you a full picture of what we're working with. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 6:24PM
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ailene54

My granite is similar (Venetian Gold), my cabinets are creamy white, my BS is almost the same color as my cabinets. For similar reasons as you mentioned, my granite is busy. I love how they look together.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 7:43PM
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Lake_Girl

You do know not to "nail down" your grout, you have to use that sticky stuff :) Just kidding! I think that subway will look great with your cabs. Sometimes picking a grout color, however, is just as hard as choosing the tile. We chose the basic subway tile at Lowes, and the grout is called Warm Gray by Mapei, also from Lowes. We have soapstone countertops, so that color may not work with your countertops. All the best on your project!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 7:48PM
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gdwright07

that's it? no additional feedback?

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 6:48PM
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gdwright07

that's it? no additional feedback?

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 8:02PM
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hosenemesis

They look good. I like white grout with white subway tiles, personally. It comes down to a matter of taste.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 8:16PM
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