Please advise on backsplash layout
I have read the on-going debates on backsplash height, but I still need your help! I have selected a 1"x1" glass mosaic tile (in 12"x12" sheets) -- first decision made (phew!). The tile is pretty snazzy -- different shades of blue glass with a few stainless steel tiles scattered throughout. The walls are painted white (not green like in the drawing).
So now I have to figure out:
1) how high to go on the west wall with no cabinets?
2) how high to go on the north wall with the cabinets?
3) do I tile to the underside of the hood or to the top of the wall cabs (I have already ruled out going up to the ceiling)
The hood is 30" wide in a 36" opening (intentional for more open space and future expansion possibilities). The outlets and switches are at about 5" from the counters and the counters don't have an integrated back splash. Doing a 4" strip would be the easiest, but would it look strange adjacent to the big patch of tile under/behind the hood.
Thanks in advance for weighing in and helping me think this through! I can use just about any power tool, but I lack confidence in my eye for design...