Backsplash color advice?
The end is near on my project, finally! It's time to think about backsplashes.
I'm leaning strongly toward a glass backsplash. They fabricate a 1/4" thick piece of glass to fit the wall between the counters and the cabinets / hood, paint it any color I want, and glue it to the wall. That appeals to me because it's really simple -- there's enough going on in the kitchen already so I don't want to do anything complicated. It will also be super easy to clean.
The guy from the glass shop was at the house today to do some preliminary drawings of the kitchen and bathrooms, though he can't template until the hood and the tub platform top are installed in a week or two. One thing he said is that I shouldn't try to do the backsplash in the same color as the walls, because they won't quite match due to the different materials. Instead he suggested doing a color different enough that it looks like I meant for it to be different.
That makes sense, but I'm color blind and was hoping to avoid thinking about colors again. Picking out the wall colors was hard enough, so I'm hoping some of you will be willing to offer suggestions.
The colors that are there already are:
- The cabinets are natural cherry, and the countertops are light blue / gray Azul Do Mar quartzite. The same as cloud_swift's kitchen (about 1/4 of the way down that thread), though in a slightly different style. (Yes, cloud_swift, I shamelessly stole your kitchen. :-)
- The walls are a Kelly Moore color called "Sinners City": a slightly peachy pastel yellow. Unfortunately I can't link to pages in Kelly Moore's online color chooser app. (Bad web developer! No biscuit!) But you can look up those colors on that site. To me it looks more yellow and less peachy in person than on my Mac monitor. It complements the Azul Do Mar very nicely according to the non-color-blind friend who helped me pick it out.
- The attached great room and dining room walls are a Kelly Moore color called "Feather Stone": a light gray/brown. That one looks fairly accurate on my Mac.
- The great room ceiling is Feather Stone as well, but at 50% of formula so it's a tiny bit lighter.
Any suggestions for the backsplash? I'd been thinking of sticking with the pastel yellow/peach Sinners City color, since I find it really soothing. But it sounds like that may be a bad idea match-wise. I'd also thought about using the hood color, but not if I can't get a 100% match.
Now the field is wide open. Your color may be a winner! :-)
I'll try to post some photos tomorrow. I need to take some new ones now that the walls are painted.