Please post picture of your backsplashes

minty88November 9, 2012

I am trying to get ideas for my backsplash. The posting on pictures of countertops came out so well, I wonder if anyone would be interested in showing their backsplashes too.

Could you please include the name and color of your backsplash along with the name and color of your grout?

Thanks in advance.

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willtv

Here's a shot of ours.

Additionally, try a Google search for backsplashes and include the word "gardenweb" in the search.
I've attached one such search result below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Backsplash Thread

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 6:05PM
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minty88

Thanks Willtv. Your kitchen is lovely. Is your counter black pearl? That's what I have and it looks a lot like yours. But I have toffee maple cabinets. I also want to use subway but something with a goldish hue to it.

I was hoping to see some more current backsplashes. Plus it helps to know the tile name and grout color. I'll do some more searching.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 9:18PM
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willtv

Minty, Our counters are Blue in the Night granite. It does look a lot like Black Pearl but has some occassional flecks of blue mica.
The backsplash is Daltile Rittenhouse Square in Arctic White & Black. The grout is Polyblend Bright White.
If you'll go to the Finished Kitchens Blog you'll find all manner of backsplashes.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 9:57PM
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debrak_2008

Astral Luna tile with black pencil line. Granite is White diamond aka bianco antico. Keep in mind range is not pushed back into place so may appear a little off. Also not fully cleaned yet but its the best photo I have right now.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 7:52AM
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leela4

Here's ours:
The subways are Horus Art Tile (crema) and the mosaic is a custom blend from Oceanside Glasstile.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 11:40AM
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pektel

Here's mine. The tile brand is Bliss. It's a glass/stone/travertine mosaic. 3/4" x random length. The color on the box lists it as Ginger.

Grout is Polyblend, mixed with Grout Boost instead of water. Color is Antique White.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 1:33PM
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familyreno

Our backsplash is Olympia - Cristalo Collection Light Beige with Creama Marfil.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 5:23PM
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lisa_wi

I'm working on mine right now - like literally I need to mix more grout. I've got black pearl counters with green and linen cabs. Hope to post the final with backsplash reveal soon.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 5:25PM
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Madeline616

Sonoma Tilemakers Arch Herringbone, Color: Blanco

Grout is Mapei, Avalanche, #38

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 7:56PM
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badgergal

Minty88, my backsplash is not anything that you would be interested in but I love to show it off and have posted it quite a few times. Here it is once more for whoever might be interested.
The mosaic is a mix of glass, stone and stainless tiles. My tile is from 21st Century Tile. It is called Shamrock Shake. I used Polyblend Nonsanded Onyx Green grout.

And a close up:
    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 10:19PM
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oldbat2be

Ours is a kj patterson tile, 320b-66, grout is mapei mocha. Since this picture was taken, we caulked the bottom edge with a color matched to the grout.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 8:19AM
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sixtyohno

Glass subways so the counters are the star.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 9:25AM
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annac54

Crema marfil marble subway tile. Grout color is "haystack". Don't know the brand, but I think it's what they sell at Home Depot.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 10:01AM
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kellienoelle

I'll represent the "plain" blacksplash. I had grandiose ideas but by the time the backsplash rolled around I had run out of creativity and money. Now, I like the simplicity and how it looks with a pretty active granite (Delicatus). My one regret, which I will remedy at some point, is not taking the backsplash up to the lever of the stainless panel over the stove. Happy backsplash hunting! For many it is the most difficult decision of them all!

They are Crossville porcelain tiles in Empress White in 4" x 12". Can't remember the grout name exactly but alabaster sounds familiar.


    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 11:00AM
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Madeline616

Oldbat2B, gorgeous kitchen and b-splash! How did you get such amazing quality photos? Looks straight out of a magazine :)

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 11:03AM
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sas95

Walker Zanger Ceramica Alhambra tiles in an assortment of 6 colors. Antique white grout:

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 11:16AM
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beekeeperswife

I repeated the same tile in this kitchen that I used in the last one.

Beveled Arabesque Tiles in white. From Mission Stone & Tile.
Grout is Unsanded Tec in Bright White
Counter is Super White

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 12:05PM
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AboutToGetDusty

Gabriella 3x6 "warm white" field tile with Artistic Tile Granada Smoke Glass and Stone Water Jet Mosaic. Can't remember the grout picks off the top of my head.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 1:15PM
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Skidkid

badgergal, that is a great backsplash. Still thinking about what to put in my kitchen but haven't worked it out yet.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 1:28PM
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a2gemini

Here is ours - I have to credit GW for all of the help in my decision making to get out of the ABB club!

Field tile and mosaic from Tile-Shop.com in California
Grazia Rixi Crema
Beach Mosaic

Accent pieces from Malsnee tile near Reading PA
Accent tiles - Impulse deco
Grout Tek Antique white

The medallions are copper colored - but in this light - it doesn't look quite copper

The beach mosaic just fits under the garden window!

Close up of the medallion, field tile and mosaic - with some of the grout choices

And where are the outlets hiding?

Basic plugmold - not industrial - I was chicken and do have 3 outlets on the wall as some GW didn't like them - wish I didn't do any wall mount outlets - but this way, I do have a choice.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 1:39PM
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coco4444

Another in the "plain" crowd: cream 3x6 matte porcelain (and dirt cheap too after all my kitchen expenses!):

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 2:11PM
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nini804

I'm plain, too! This is just the cheapy white ceramic subway with white grout. I did get all crazy behind the range, though! (Lol, for me, this constitutes wild and crazy!)

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Bellsmom

I love the bright shine of many of these, but somehow these matte strips won my heart. I still love the look.

The color is more accurate in the second picture.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 6:22PM
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taggie

Saltillo tile in "Las Vegas" color:

and Saltillo tile in "Alaska" color:

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 6:38PM
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taggie

I hope thynes does not mind me reposting her beautiful kitchen here, but this is where I first saw the Saltillo tile I used. Here is her gorgeous kitchen with the Saltillo Las Vegas tile:

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 6:41PM
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pghgolfgirl

Jeffrey Court Pietra Fire and Ice Quartz (enhanced). I believe the grout is gray mist (sanded).

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 8:30PM
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glo1751

Jeffery Court Wexford

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 9:33PM
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EATREALFOOD

"I'll represent the "plain" blacksplash. I had grandiose ideas but by the time the backsplash rolled around I had run out of creativity and money. Now, I like the simplicity and how it looks with a pretty active granite (Delicatus)"
good point Kellie. I'm leaning towards battan or soft white beadboard but who knows ! If I keep reading this thread and Angie's and deedles I might use one of their ideas..

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 10:52PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I went with aristophanes mural for the still life behind the cooktop.

and I corked the backsplash over the bar and desk area in the kitchen....

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 6:45AM
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Jodi_SoCal

Jeffrey Court's Quartz Brick Fire & Ice.

Jodi-

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 12:10PM
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jllc7

It's not the best picture, but we went with classic white subway tiles and dolorean gray colored grout. Counters are River White granite.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 12:39PM
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lisa_wi

Another quartzite, though not JC Fire and Ice. This is from Lowe's. My counters are black pearl. The grout is Polyblend Butter Cream (Home Depot).

Here is a link that might be useful: Lowe's Quartzite

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 12:47PM
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dragonfly08

Kept our backsplash the same thruout kitchen... They are Jeffrey Court Bellevue 3x6 ceramic tiles in Glacier (part # 519505) purchased thru Best Tile.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 10:16PM
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oldbat2be

It's so much fun to look at these... like when boxerpups posts :)

madeline616-love your herringbone, so gorgeous and classic. (Reminds me of what annsch did). Thank you for your kind words. I have a Canon G12 which I really like and a brother who is a photographer who offers tips. (Set it to AV, keep it there, and play with the F-stop).

taggie, I'd love to see that saltillo in person, what character.

nini804 - always love seeing your backsplash. So classic and timeless.

kellienoelle - your bs goes perfectly with your lovely delicatus and beautiful floor.

dragonfly08 - love your tile, shiny, grey, love the contrast with your CTs.

minty88 - sorry for the hijack, good luck!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 10:49PM
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nursetammi

Backsplash tile is Scabos Travertine, Grout color is Haystack

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 1:41AM
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minty88

I love all these closeup pictures of backsplashes. Thank you all so much!!! They are all beautiful.....

The closeups enable you to really see how people handled different situations.

Nursetammi, did you use a color inhancer on your sabos backsplash or is that how they looked out of the box? Thanks.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 1:31PM
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gr8daygw

nursetammi OMG, that is gorgeous and so warm and interesting. I love it. Great job.

So many pretty ones. Love these one stop shop threads : )

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 1:51PM
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mpagmom

Here is mine:

It is ming green small sunflower mosaic from Caledonia Tile in Indianapolis. Not sure of the grout brand, but it is bright white.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 2:17PM
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JStewart

Jeffrey Court Concerto Border in taupe, 1X2 staggered tiles, 6X6 Crema Marfil honed tiles. Grouted with Laticrete Silk. Counters are Silver Pearl, cabinets are Cherry with a pecan finish.

Good luck! I'm toying with a bathroom design now. The backsplash was the last part of my kitchen remodel because I wanted to live with it for awhile!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 4:38PM
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adel97

Wow, what great eye candy in all of these posts! Here's mine, a random marble mosaic to go with Caesarstone "blizzard" engineered quartz counter:

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 8:17PM
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lindy1096

Sharonite - I like that! We have Chroma quartz in seashell (white) and dark cabinets. We found an inexpensive glass/stone (marble) mosaic at Costco but DH thought the glass looked too blue. We have now chosen another one that is glass and limestone. It ties in the dark cabinets and grey in the counters. But I do like yours a lot too! Is is only marble? What is it called?

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 11:55PM
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adel97

Lindy:thanks! the BS is "white statuary calacatta polished, cascading waterfall mosaic". We ordered it from a Tile Showcase showroom in Watertown MA. It's not shown on their website but you can call them to order a sample (www.tileshowcase.com). Note that it varies some from lot to lot so if you order make sure they send you a good pic of the current lot for approval first.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:35AM
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adel97

Lindy:thanks! the BS is "white statuary calacatta polished, cascading waterfall mosaic". We ordered it from a Tile Showcase showroom in Watertown MA. It's not shown on their website but you can call them to order a sample (www.tileshowcase.com). Note that it varies some from lot to lot so if you order make sure they send you a good pic of the current lot for approval first.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:36AM
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windycitylindy

Since I was asked about it in another thread, I thought I should post it here too. We have white harlequin tile from Daltile to provide a unique but subtle backdrop to our superwhite stone.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 12:04PM
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spagano

I think I love each one! I'm in year 8 of ABB. Anyway, here is my current backsplsh (ie. copper paint over bumpy walls) and my tile sheet that still needs to be installed. Full disclosure, DH hated it so it never got installed. Once we divorced I was preoccupied with other things. Now that I have the time to do it I'm not motivated because in about a year he starts living in the house again and I go to a new house. Yeah, it confuses most people :) (ignore my chubby hand)

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 1:35PM
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nursetammi

Hi Minty88, so sorry it took me so long to respond. I did enhance the scabos prior to putting it up. It made it so much easier to clean after grouting.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 12:55AM
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mamasheshe

Tierra Y Fuego mixed deco mozaik with terra nova mexican white field tile.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 1:05AM
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eam44

spagano, it's beautiful tile, you love it, and (bonus)

"DH hated it ... in about a year he starts living in the house again..."

Isn't that motivation enough? You can live with it and enjoy it for the year you've got. Think of how intensely it will brighten and polish your space - just what you need for a happy fresh start! And a year from now when you-know-who is living with tile he was too ignorant to appreciate, he'll think of you whenever he looks at it:)

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 8:21AM
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Nanc26

Here is my backsplash.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 10:01AM
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karen_belle

We went in a different direction than most with our midcentury kitchen remodel. I love all the backsplashes posted here, especially the ones with a lot of dramatic movement, but the larger format and bright blue in our choices is what finally "spoke" to me when we were trying to figure this out. I tested a lot of different combinations of these tiles here on the forum and finally went with a random layout.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 11:27AM
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amandapadgett

Resurrecting this because it is a great compilation of the backsplash ideas and concepts. I wish I had been able to see all these pictures before I chose my backsplash. Not that I don't like mine, just would have loved seeing all these creative concepts before deciding.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 5:12PM
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terri76

Nursetammi, what is the name of your granite?

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 5:53PM
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badgergal

My backsplash picture disappeared in my earlier reply so here it is again.

And a little closer shot
    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 5:56PM
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tanajo

Couldn't resist posting mine. :-)

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 9:53PM
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catamount90

Here is the most recent photo of my DIY backsplash project. All I have left to do is grout and replace the trim.

The tile is Crema Ivory Bamboo: http://www.msistone.com/mosaic-hatches/crema-ivy-bamboo-stone/

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 10:28PM
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ControlfreakECS

My kitchen wasn't quite picture ready when this thread went around the first time. We used Hirsch Tile glass mosaic . . . it only went by a #, not a name, sorry.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 10:40PM
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AnnaA

My only pics are still those taken with an old phone. This wall is a variety of ss mosaics - silver, gun smoke black, copper, and our island has copper. (Can't post 2 straight from ipad, but this gives you an idea of our main backsplash.)

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 12:38PM
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gsciencechick

Sometimes you have to pair busy with busy. Blue pearl granite with American Olean blue glass mosaics.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 1:14PM
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nhbaskets

Don't have much but here is mine.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 2:39PM
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soshh

Mine is a white, black and red cement tile called Neiba by avente tile, bordered by black porcelain mosaic ordered online from HD, with mixed slate from HD and stone tile depot cut in 1 3/4 strips to mimic the size and proportions of roman brick, seen elsewhere in the house. Grout is natural gray from Home Depot.

You can see more in my vintage with a twist kitchen reveal.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 2:45PM
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mudworm

I'm thinking about using 12x24 tiles. Flipping through the pictures, I'm struck that no one had a backsplash with large tiles. That's interesting...

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 6:47PM
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both

karen belle LOVE LOVE LOVE your backslash.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 9:12PM
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Rybren2

Elongated hexagon in Calacatta marble.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 10:03PM
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fldirt

This has been great looking at all the beautiful kitchens. I am in the beginning of redesigning my kitchen & looking at backsplash tiles. Y'all have given me lots to think about...keep them coming!
Thanks

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 10:30PM
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jasperdog

Spagno,
Think how much joy you'll have once it is intstalled and knowing how much he dislikes the back splash when he moves in and you move out.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 10:55PM
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southernmum

Mine is pretty plain, but I like the way it goes with my kitchen! Very easy to clean, also! :) I love seeing everyone's pretty kitchens!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 11:05PM
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minty88

Southernmum, what is the name of your backsplash?

So many beautiful backsplashes. I am taking a break. I have decided to concentrate on my bathrooms counters for now.

I have finally decided on what counters to put in my bathrooms. I am having new venetian gold granite in my guest bath, cambria new haven in my main bath and cambria tenby cream in my master bath.

As soon as they are in I will go back to the backsplash in my kitchen which has Black Pearl Granite.

I am going to have so much free time when this is all done : )

My house is only 5 years old. But when I had it built I figured I would just put in some laminate for now and then figure out later what I really wanted for counters. Big mistake. I have been wasting 5 yrs of my life trying to make the decisions on counters. When you have no deadline you can really drag it out.

Never again. If I ever build again, I will make the decisions then. It would have been so much easier!!!

Thanks everyone for all the photos of your beautiful kitchens!!!!!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 10:40PM
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julie825

Six years after build, still have not done my backsplash. I had been leaning toward green, but just not enough courage or money to go ahead. This may be a silly question, but it looks like most people are using subway or glass tiles and that murals over the cooktop are not as common? I have Uba Tuba with a 3" backsplash and kind of regret not just doing the flat counter look, except for the ease in cleaning these last few years.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 9:49AM
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suzanne_sl

Wow. Travertine is really feeling left out here. We knew when we installed it that it wasn't the newest/latest thing, but we love it all the same. The blue tiles are from a glass mosaic sheet that we cut up and substituted in for random 1x1s in the travertine. The blues are light/medium/dark in both translucent and opaque.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 10:24AM
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Zipparoo

How do you like this backsplash? It is made of tempered glass (virtually unbreakable) with a custom image. Dramatic but really suits the space.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 10:02PM
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azpedsrn

I loved looking at all these beautiful backsplashes. Now I'm even more confused on what I'd pick...

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:28PM
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motherof3sons

Suzanne - your mosaic BS is gorgeous! Looks great with the counters which match mine!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 1:31PM
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momand3boys

Tumbled chiaro travertine, enhanced, with glass and stone inserts

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 7:38PM
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lry511

I wanted my counter to be the star so I have very plain Sonoma subway tile, Ashbury series in Mojave. I also had the 4 X4 and beaded liner in the same color. The accent is Tumbled Honey Onyx. I also had the electrician and contractor move my electrical boxes to the bottom of the back splash so they would not interrupt the flow of the back splash.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 8:31AM
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sixtyohno

Green glass subways.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 8:48AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I guess I never posted GF's kitchen which we had fun putting together

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 8:53AM
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