What tile color on backspash ?
We had the quartz countertop of Vicostone/Pental in "Tobacco" installed Monday and now I have to decide on the backspash tile color.
House: 1925 bungalow / craftsman flavor. Galley Kitchen gutted, all wood custom shaker style cabinets with Ogee edge on doors and drawers. Paint on cabinets: Rhodda paint latex enamel in C014 - "Cotton", an off white with some slight cream tone in some light, greyish tones in other lighting. My drawer handles and pulls will be matte black. Wall color will be the golden color you see in the picture.
White appliances and white oak sand-in-place floors to be stained a golden med brown tone. (not too dark because the old hardwoods in the rest of the house are a golden amber honey tone)
in the kitchen I want a classic timeless look in keeping with the age of my house. Something that will be in style a long time.
Kitchen faces north but has a small breakfast nook off to the side that faces west. I get a lot of reflection from the white house next door on sunny days. I want to do a 3 x 6 subway tile in a matte finish. The choices are limited when you go matte. The tiles to the right are Daltile 0790 Artic White, the ones on the left are 775 Daltile Biscuit. (I ruled out American Olean matte Biscuit...too pinkish for my white colors.)
I will have a lot of white in the kitchen with the cabinets, the appliances, and backspash. There is a bit of white/cream/taupe and black veins in the quartz. Don't want these whites to fight each other. So far my favorite is to stick with the Artic White and keep it simple.
I have toyed with the idea of adding a thin pencil liner either in white tone on tone or picking a color in the guartz, and maybe adding it on top of the first row of tile only. I fear I might be cluttering it up and don't want to tire of it in the future.
Which color 3 x 6 do you like? And what do you all think of the pencil liner idea?
Thanks everyone for your feedback.