Oh please post a photo of your backsplashes...

berardmrJuly 13, 2012

I need some inspiration. The cabinets will arrive soon and the contractor is scheduled to begin his work in a few weeks and I don't have a clue about a backsplash. I'm open to anything and everything. Somebody rescue me with some good ideas before I scream!! The backsplash is the last choice I need to make!

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franki1962

we remodeled in 2007

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 6:15PM
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willtv

It's doubtful this will help, but you asked for it.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 6:30PM
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beaglesdoitbetter1

Here is mine- very taste specific :)

Closeup of mural:

With lights on (before we moved in)

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 6:39PM
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nini804

Here is mine!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 6:55PM
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badgergal

I'm sure mine is not what you are looking for but you asked and I like to show it off, so here it is.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:08PM
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berardmr

Beautiful backsplashes, giving me lots of ideas. Thanks and keep them coming!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:12PM
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beekeeperswife

I don't have one yet in this house....

But the last one lives on...It has a life of its own. In fact, I bet it has its own Facebook page....

*sigh*

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:12PM
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enduring

Here's mine. Modest sized kitchen.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:23PM
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AboutToGetDusty

What color are your cabinets? Are you looking for a traditional, transitional, modern, electic or other style kitchen? Here's my brand new backsplash!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 7:32PM
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berardmr

Abouttogetdusty, I love your mural. Where did you find it? I'm leaning towards a transitional kitchen. Cabinets are dark cherry and countertop is Cambria Torquay (white with gray/tan swirls). I love Bee's arabesque but it will be too much white with the countertops. I have entertained the idea of using the tow-tone Arabesque. Has anyone tried it yet? Love seeing everyone's beautiful kitchen!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:00PM
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AboutToGetDusty

Thanks, I love it too :-) Artistic Tile makes it, as well as many other mixed-media mosaics that are really cool - http://www.artistictile.com/ProductListing.aspx?catid=22. They're usually used for flooring (that's what the store told me) but I decided to have my GC make a square out of it and put it behind the range. Check out the Toledo Lucida - http://www.artistictile.com/itemdetails.aspx?Pid=1062&Cid=22&Mname=Toledo Lucido if you like Arabesque but don't want all white.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:11PM
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hags00

Won't go with Torquay, much too rustic but a fun marble I knew I had to use somewhere, sometime in my life! From Judy's New Kitchen

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:22PM
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sixtyohno

I know the color is wrong for you, but you can see I went simple so the marble counters would be the star.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:38PM
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AnnaA

Our island backsplash:

Our perimeter backsplash:

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:42PM
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berardmr

AnnaA, your kitchen is beautiful. Is that Cambria Torquay I see? That's what I think I'm getting since I can't find the right quartzite slab.

Abouttogetdusty, you made me drool with that tile!! Then I realized that Bee had posted a "water cut" tile and I looked at the $$$$$ and came right down from my high. I love that tile. Does anyone know what it runs? Probably way out of my price range, as I need about 80 sq. ft. Oh, I'm in love though...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 9:20PM
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sbp59

This is too much fun! I don't post much but certainly got a lot of ideas for our kitchen overhaul from this site. Kitchen is almost done and BS still needs to be sealed but I do agree that when it came to picking the BS, that was the hardest part. I love to see all the different ones; they are all beautiful!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 10:19PM
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notlazysusan

This is so much fun! Looking at all of these gorgeous and individually stunning backsplashes! I am at the ordering appliances and cabinets stage. Next comes granite. I hope you all stick around for that, and then comes the backsplash. The input and honest feedback that is provided via this forum is irreplaceable. An extended family without the baggage!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 10:29PM
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leela4

Here's ours:

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 10:39PM
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babs711

Backsplashes are difficult. I have a good sense of what I want and like and a good vision yet I still had a hard time with mine. What I envisioned initially isn't what I ended up with. When I started planning the kitchen I thought I'd have an inset over the range for sure. But in the end, we had a lot going on in the room and didn't need one more focal point. I like our simple yet lovely soft blue/green gray crackled backsplash. I've found that since it's so glossy, it's hard to get an accurate photo of the color even without the flash. Photos gray it out more than it is and make it blend with the wall color a lot. It has more blue/green than gray:

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 10:43PM
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AnnaA

Yes, these bs pics are fun!

Berardmr, the white counter is Silestone Lyra. Very similar to C. Torquey, but the veining runs black to grey, rather than grey. We wanted the black, so it was the perfect choice.

Can't wait to see what you eventually pick.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 11:08PM
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peonybush

Here's mine...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 11:13PM
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AboutToGetDusty

Yes, this is making me want to hop from kitchen to kitchen, trying them all out ;-)
Water jet = expensive indeed. I think mine was $102/square foot. I fell in love, and the only way I could get it in my kichen was to limit it to behind my range ;-)

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 11:33PM
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Jodi_SoCal

Ours is Jeffrey Court's Pietra Opus Quartz Brick Fire & Ice.

Jodi-

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 4:41AM
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petra66_gw

Mine is white, bevelled subways with a multi-coloured glass subway liner.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 6:02AM
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Javachik

Counter=BS for me

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 6:18AM
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remodelfla

large format subway seaglass colored frosted glass

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 6:33AM
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maries1120

I love this thread and seeing all the backsplashes.

Sixtyohno - what kind of tile is this? I need to go simple too.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 7:42AM
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berardmr

Looking at all of these backsplashes is like Ladies Night with a full menu of fancy drinks from which to choose! Babs711, where did you find your tile? Love that is has a shade of gray in it. I talked DH into taking me to Best Tile today, want to see dragonfly08's tile in person.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 7:53AM
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mermanmike

Every time I see Petra's backsplash I smile.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 7:58AM
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outsideplaying_gw

Wow, even tho I'm not looking to do anything with my kitchen right now, this is fabulous to browse through all these kitchens! Beautiful, different, and all fun to look at. Good luck berardmr!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 8:18AM
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ellendi

Yes, when people post, they should include what the tile is. I am also enjoying all of these backsplashes. Don't think we will ever tire of seeing them!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 9:36AM
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jstehl

Here is a picture of my backsplash.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:07AM
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phallky03

White subway tile with mosaic--both from Home Depot.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:24AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

My backsplash

GF's backsplash

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:27AM
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sixtyohno

Maries1120- the tile is by Trend. I got it in Nelson tile in Saugerties NY and it was $10 sq/ft. I've seen it even cheaper on line. The color is called beige, but it definitely is green. Glass tile is more expensive to install because the blade is so expensive and the 50 or so square feet cost about $800 to install which blew me away. I do love it and it is gorgeous.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 11:20AM
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cat_mom

Here's mine:

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 11:24AM
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Pipdog

Here's mine. It's white staggered onyx.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 11:41AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Dh and I haven't thrown out a cork from a wine bottle in over 30 years. So he kept yelling at me to do something with them. So I corked the backsplash over the bar and desk area in our kitchen. Desk area is nice as it works as a corkboard too.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 12:05PM
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suzanne_sl

Travertine mini Versaille with blue glass mosaic pieces substituted for some 1x1 squares.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 2:57PM
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cat_mom

That is so freakin' cool AnnieDeighnaugh! What a great idea!!!! Clever, and it looks spectacular.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 2:57PM
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ellendi

jstehl, a friend wants to do a wood kitchen. What is your backsplash tile and your counter. This is the look she is going after.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 3:38PM
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hags00

Ok I had just about settled on no backsplash for my new kitchen and now you guys are making me change my mind!! I think my head will explode if I have to make one more decision!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 4:34PM
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    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 6:01PM
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hellonasty

6 x 12 glass glass tiles from Cancos on Long Island. Sorry for hugeness of photo.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 7:15PM
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Sidney4

I love seeing everyone's back splashes. Here's mine. The tiles are Jeffery Court Facets...wish I could figure out how to change the size of the photos in photo bucket.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 8:55PM
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jstehl

ellendi, here is another picture of my backsplash. It is a travertine and then I used glass tiles that we cut the mesh to put into the pattern. The counter is St. Cecelia Gold. It is kind of also close to New Venetian Gold. I've also posted a link that shows a bit more. Thanks

Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 9:41PM
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ayerg73

Not sure what you're looking for, but here's mine -

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 9:42PM
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NewSouthernBelle

This thread is great. So much fun seeing everyone's bs all in one place.

I, too, smile every time I see Petra's backsplash. Someday I will have a kitchen with a splash of multiple colors.

Here is my backsplash - it was the last thing to go in.
Behind the hood:

Close Up, everywhere else (it looks darker than IRL):

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 9:43PM
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ellendi

Thanks jstehl, I want to help my friend avoid the mistakes and stress that I had during my kitchen reno by having a clear vision of cabinets, BS and counter.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:08PM
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1929Spanish

We used Home Depot's lantern tile - sourced before I saw Beekeepers kitchen and found this wonderful forum - it's an affordable option for arabesque. It fit our house perfectly.

Here's a closeup:

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 12:57AM
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babs711

berardmr, It's by Settecento and I think is called The Traditional in gray/green (even though it's definitely got blue in it also). I got it from my stone place. They do have a Contact Us link on their site. I know a local tile place I just went to just got it this week. It's not a huge line. The tiles are very thick and good to work with.

Pipdog, I've always loved your backsplash!!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 4:04AM
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ailene54

My BS, Jeffery Court Pearl white beveled sudway

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 6:48AM
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gr8daygw


Before the new granite was installed in February, we were able to save the backsplash, Sonoma tile, it looks nice with the new granite too.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 9:12AM
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dashmag

Pipdog, I really like your countertop and back splash combination! What kind of stone is it??

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 9:13AM
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a2gemini

I am still in the ABB club but making progress.
Our kitchen started out contemporary/modern but ended up transitional.

Initially, I really wanted back painted glass but just could not get the glass to talk to the countertop. I did not want subway (reminds me of elementary school or an old hospital - sorry)

Tile is Grazia Rixi Crema and the inset is called Beach - from Tile-shop.com (not tileshop.com)
This is the tile and inset we are going to order - working on shipping arrangements as has to go to a business or the shipping costs as much as the tile!!

Plan on one layer of 5x5, then the inset, and then diagonal above. These are all different color tiles as I only have one sample of the color. I might put a few small medallions above the cooktop (see Chitown - not sure she posted)

L-shaped section of the kitchen (there bake zone is on the opposite side) but might give you an idea of at the style.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 9:42AM
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michellemarie

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Bellsmom

What a great idea this thread is. Definitely goes in my clippings.

When I planned my reno, I had in mind glass tile with a bit of glitz to it. I love some of the ones posted here. But when I was ready, I didn't like any of the glass tiles in my kitchen. I found I preferred this simple matt linear design. Deciding on the grout was hard, and I am not sure my choice was a good one. I had no idea how crucial grout color is.
What looks like a light color around the window is light reflecting off the bull-nosed tile.

Color is somewhere between that shown in these pics. The tile is American Olean Costa Rei 12" x 20" - Pietra Bianco Interlocking Deco.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 11:05AM
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a2gemini

Oops, meant to post this picture - shows the basic design but not correct "medallions"

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 11:22AM
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thynes1501

Kind of late to this, but here's mine.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 11:50PM
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annac54

Here's ours, crema marfil marble subway. I originally wanted glass or a glass/stone mosaic combination, but couldn't find one that really worked with the granite or that DH liked.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 1:01AM
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saw50st8
From [Kitchen Plans](https://picasaweb.google.com/111978131054570791801/KitchenPlans?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite)
    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 7:31AM
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ginny20

Like javachik, I have a full granite backsplash. Very easy to keep clean, and one fewer type of finish in my little kitchen.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 10:57AM
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