Backsplash color opinions. (Help get me out of ABB!) Pix heavy.
Dear friends: I have been stuck on the BS for far too long. Can you give me some feedback?
I had decided I wanted a vintage vibe. To that end, I decided to do lowly 4.25x4.25s in a brick pattern with a pencil liner, like this:
My goal was to get tiles that looked vintage by virtue of being hand-glazed (with color variegation).
As for the overall color scheme, I had long been planning a 1930s scheme of pale yellow, sage green, and copper:
However, as many of you know, I "missed" on the yellow of the walls and wound up with a much more saturated yellow:
You can also see the other kitchen colors in that picture, viz., the cream and salmon travertine floor tiles, the oxidized copper DW (and the fridge is the same), and the grey/black soapstone counters.
Originally, I was going to use a gray-green tile. Here are some samples that I got:
However, I was not sure how this would look in a large scale. I was inspired by oldbat2be's recent photocopy efforts, so I decided to do something similar. I purchased some drywall and painted it a light gray green most similar to one of my potential tile choices. I was not really thrilled with the result:
So now, I am rethinking everything. I am rethinking the gray green. I am even rethinking ceramic tile. The recent 1826 rowhouse thread had a marble BS in about 4x4s laid in a brick pattern, and I thought it looked fantastic:
I bought a 12x12 marble tile from my local budget home center. I could easily cut these into 4x4 tiles for the wall. How does this look?
So, any and all suggestions welcome. I should say upfront that I don't want glass tiles, I don't want tumbled travertine, and I don't want a small-tile mosaic. I am wondering about what color or color family would go well here. (Cool? Warm? Gray? Creamy? Parchment?) I am also wondering about how you think the marble idea would go. Specific tile suggestions also welcome!
Thanks so much! A_D