Backsplash to go with Cambria "Berkeley"
I've been devouring this forum every day for a while and am finally jumping in myself. We are midway through our kitchen remodel and trying to make the final big decisions: tile and lighting. I've lived in a 60's "Leave it to Beaver" house for many years, and now that the kids are out of college, it's time to finally update the June Cleaver/Donna Reed kitchen! We took a bold step and knocked out the wall between the kitchen and the dining room. We installed wood floors (could be tricky with large dogs, but it sure looks nice!) and dark cherry cabinets. We have ordered the Cambria countertops, and once those are in, the appliances and backsplash can be installed. I hope to avoid joining the ABB club, and want to decide now, so that the kitchen can be finished in the next few weeks. (Yeah, I hear you all laughing!)
Our KD is strongly urging porcelain or ceramic over stone, so we've mostly been looking at subway tiles. I'm thinking we should stay rather simple so that the backsplash does not conflict with the pattern on the counters. I've picked out a couple of glossy cream beveled subway tiles- one plain and one crackled- in 2 sizes, and then a travertine-looking mosaic with long horizontal pieces. If it has to be a plain tile, I like the idea of having a size other than 3x6. I want something on the simple side but am a tad worried about it being boring. Anyone want to weigh in?