Backsplash to coordinate with busy granite?

AnitaRnAugust 21, 2013

We are starting a kitchen makeover in our new to us house. We are going to paint the cabinets a creamy white and glaze, and change the flooring out to hardwoods. The walls are going to be a buttery yellow with a walnut stain over it. I do not know the name of the granite, but it is very busy and has more of a golden hue than what the picture is showing. I am stumped with what to do for the backsplash. I want something simple that does not compete, but also something that has a personality to it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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I saw a blog post on this once (and I'll link it below) that may help. This designer would say creamy white subway with a colored grout, and I agree in your case. I'll post the before/after from the blog.



Here is a link that might be useful: Blog post with new backsplash

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 2:11PM
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I also have busy granite, wood floors and creamy cabinets. No paint in the kitchen, but a khaki color in the adjoining rooms.

We went with a crackle subway with a herringbone pattern over the cook top. We wanted the granite to really be the focal point. I didn't want to try to be trendy with the back splash, and played it safe, but are happy with the look. Other Garden-Webers suggested a mural over the cook top, but the pattern added a bit of 'pop' and broke up the long run of tiles.

I may be in the minority (maybe!), but I really don't think you can go wrong with plain subway tiles. Too many times the back splashes seem to compete with the granite, cabinets and/or floors and they wind up looking busy or disjointed.

With that said, I say keep it simple!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 3:10PM
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