Backsplash help...

geomegApril 18, 2013

Hi everyone,

I'm considering this backsplash for my kitchen. My cabinets are up but not the counter which will be White macaubas.

This is a picture of the color of the cabs, a piece of the counter and a Walker Zanger tile from the Tuileries line in the colour loire.
It is not the right shape, I will probably choose the 2 by 7 brick instead.

What do you think?

This post was edited by geomeg on Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 15:19

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geomeg

Here is another pic. Of course I will wait until my counter is in before deciding.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 3:15PM
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kam76

I like the crackly finish. It is reading blue on my monitor is that what you are going for? I personally think that would look nice but I am by no means an expert.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 4:49PM
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Tricia21

really like it

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 5:21PM
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msrose

love it!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 5:22PM
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geomeg

I wanted some type of blue-green colour. It looks great with the cabinet colour, I'm crossing my fingers it will look good with the counter.

The white macaubas from the granite yard has some blue in it...

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 6:16PM
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Gooster

I've seen the Loire samples before and I think the color will really help pull out the colors in your slab. I really love the whole Tuilleries line.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 7:15PM
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geomeg

Gooster I'm glad to hear that. I really love the sample.
I'm getting a sample in the brick 2 by 7 as well, which is the size I'm thinking of doing.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 7:45PM
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island

Oooh love those colors especially if the tile really is as greenish as it looks in the first pic...which looks completely different in the 2nd! Love the crackle and brick shape too.
Can you please tell me what color the cabs are and what door style you used? Oh please, how 'bout a "sneek peak"? You're playing with some of my favorites and I'd love to see more! Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 10:45PM
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geomeg

Island- I don't know the color of the cabs, it was one of the samples the contractor had. The cabs are a shaker with a bevel inside. The color of the tile reads greenish blue.

My kitchen is really tiny, I have a thread about scratches during install where there are some pics. Im on my phone right now so can't post more pics.

This post was edited by geomeg on Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 1:00

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 12:53AM
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buildinva

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 7:51AM
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island

Thanks geomed. I too have a small kitchen. Go back and forth about expanding, but it's so efficient. Just want a a little style and maybe that can be had in a small package. Looking forward to seeing yours. When you get time would appreciate it if you could post the link to your other thread so I can see your pics. I'm also looking at Shaker-ish cabs. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 10:44PM
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geomeg

Island here is the thread, there is one pic of the cabs up. We don't have counters yet and there's still stuff they haven't finished. The kitchen really is small especially compared to the kitchens here on GW, lol.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0407465810781.html?17

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 9:02AM
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geomeg

Would I regret picking a color like this for backsplash? Would picking a cream color be better long term?
I'm so torn, because I really love the blue but I usually go with "safe" choices.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 3:13PM
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Doba

Hi Geomeg. What did you choose for your backsplash? I am considering the Loire with Frosty Carrina and I had my white cabs installed this week? The Loire looks so nice.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 11:26AM
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geomeg

I did end up choosing the Loire. It's a really pretty tile.
I think it would look great with your counter choice.
My counter is on the greyer side and I think the tile would look even better with a lighter counter.

I'll try and post a pic.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 1:22PM
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island

Is your kitchen finished? Yes, pictures please!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 2:43PM
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msrose

We're still waiting!!! :)

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 11:23AM
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Peke

Ditto!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 10:17AM
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geomeg

Lol! Unfortunately my kitchen is not a huge fabulous GW kitchen ! Just a tiny little kitchen!!!!
Her is a pic from my iPhone ...

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 10:24AM
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geomeg

Another pic...We haven't painted the walls yet...

This post was edited by geomeg on Mon, May 27, 13 at 10:33

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 10:25AM
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island

Duplicate post deleted.

This post was edited by island on Mon, May 27, 13 at 13:25

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 1:20PM
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island

"Unfortunately"? NOT. Your kitchen is beautiful and I'd love to see more. Please!
I'm sure there are many on GW who don't have enormous kitchens, me included, and these are the kitchens I find most inspirational because you prove function and style does come in small packages. I love your colors, choice of materials and how well they blend and that backsplash is just gorgeous.
Please post a final reveal with more pictures for a better view of the layout and of course all the product details. Love it, want it!

BTW, did you end up going with the 2"x 7" tile? Great choice whatever it is.

This post was edited by island on Mon, May 27, 13 at 13:29

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 1:21PM
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rkb21

The blue backsplash is beautiful...it's such a serene color. It would be great to see the rest of the kitchen. Enjoy your new space!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 5:23PM
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rkb21

Duplicate

This post was edited by rkb21 on Mon, May 27, 13 at 17:25

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 5:24PM
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msrose

I love it! If I were starting with a new kitchen, I would do white cabinets and a blue backsplash.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 7:39PM
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a2gemini

I love what you did with your BS! Out of the ABB club and walls haven't even been painted yet! Can't wait to see your final reveal.
Did I say your BS is gorgeous :-)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 8:10PM
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a2gemini

I love what you did with your BS! Out of the ABB club and walls haven't even been painted yet! Can't wait to see your final reveal.
Did I say your BS is gorgeous :-)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 8:11PM
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ginny20

Maybe not huge, but certainly fabulous. I remember your early posts about layout. It turned out just wonderful. BS is perfect.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 8:39PM
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a2gemini

If at first you don't succeed - try, try again. I couldn't post earlier.
Your backsplash and kitchen are stunning. I love your choice of the blue with your kitchen!!!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 8:55PM
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geomeg

Thanks everyone! I like the backsplash too.
There's not much more to my tiny kitchen, there are 3 doors and a large window so not much space for cabinets.

On the wall facing the range is my fridge which is still in our living room waiting for the painting to be finished before we install .

I'll post some more pics when we finish painting.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 9:37PM
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kitchendetective

Very pretty!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 11:39PM
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