So , I do realise this design is super simple and clean...as was the point. The backsplash is just one wall on a fairly open kitchen. All I did was change the liner for the frame and I'm having a hard time knowing if it's too much/too thick? Previously the liner was thin (3/4"), more feminine rope and same color stone as the lightest travertine. I kept thinking it belonged in a bath.
The new liner is 1 1/4" copper-collored rope, as are the metal square insets the copper color coordinates well with outer cabs/granite (red Bordeaux) and floor. It's such a contrast! Too contemporary?
Perhaps I should have gone with a thicker stone liner in a noce travertine? I guess it's the increase in thickness that is jarring me. I was worried about trimming it for fear it would chip/crack (it's colored ceramic). Should I paint it? Replace it? I know it's not recreating the wheel to fix it but I'd love to hear some other ops. It's definitely pops. Should it be such a focal point?