I've been living without a backsplash for about 16 months. We've been in decision paralysis since we remodeled the whole house and chose everytthing from flooring to paintcolors to trim to the exact measurements of the rooms etc. so we had a baby and stopped making house decisions and said we would just do it later.
Later is finally here, we are tired of living with a few trim pieces off the cabinets and a backsplash of paint and water spots.
We've gone through probably 15 or so samples, and are pretty decided... well sort of.
the layout- kitchen is open to the dining room. Dining room is the same color as the kitchen walls(in picture). Overall, there will be no paint in the actual kitchen since cabinets go to ceiling.
We do have a chimney style hood and will be tiling to the ceiling there.
We've basically decided that we want to do 1 type of tile for the whole backsplash. maintly b/c we have a lot of tan between the floor and countertop and can't see doing a backplash in yet more beige with just an accent. Also, due to the chimney hood I think the transition can be awkward if you don't do the fieldtile up the wall.
Now to the question... we have 2 versions of the same tile pattern, 1x2s or 2x4s. Its glass tiles with a bit of dimension to them. What do people think?
we're leaning 2x4s, since we think it could be a lot of small tiles and look more busy iwth the 1x2s...
however, are open to the smaller tile. And someone PLEASE tell us if we're making a mistake. I'm totally fearful that when its all done and up, I'm going to hate it, which is why I've been so gunshy in choosing...