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Please show me subway tile backsplashes w/ light wood cabinets

Posted by Fun2Learn (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 28, 11 at 19:32

I have been looking at photos of subway tile backsplashes (I recently posted the question asking for recommendations about crackle-glazed subway tiles), and I am noticing that almost all the white or off-white subway tile backsplashes seem to be used with white or off-white cabinets. However, my cabinets are a honey-spice maple (my granite countertop is a creamy off-white.) Does anyone have any photos to share of subway tile backsplashes used with light-toned wood cabinets? Do you think that off-white subway tiles with my cabinet color will be too stark looking or uninteresting? I love the white subway tile with white cabinets--but will I love it with honey-spice maple cabinets?
I can't seem to find a natural stone that works well with my granite (they all have too beige or pinky -beige of an undertone, or are too busy with my busy granite.) Thanks for any help you can give.

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RE: Please show me subway tile backsplashes w/ light wood cabinet

Hmm, I think my cabs are medium, rather than light . . . but here's mine. I used the 4 x 8 Daltile matte biscuit subs, so not quite the traditional size.
Prep are

Get some samples, do some mock-ups, take pictures, and post. That's what I did, and the peeps here helped direct me in the right way!

RE: Please show me subway tile backsplashes w/ light wood cabinet

Hi Fun...

My backsplash is creamy white..Crema Marfil Tumbled Marble. It doesn't have any pink undertones..I've posted my kitchen many times, so I'm sure you've seen it.

Here's a link to Arizona Tile. If it looks pinkish on your monitor, that's not how it looks in reality.

Scroll down to see different sizes..I used the tumbled brick mesh 2 x 4 inch.


Here is a link that might be useful: crema marfil tumbled marble

RE: Please show me subway tile backsplashes w/ light wood cabinet

I have a few pictures of subway. NOt all of them are
white subway with light wood but maybe they can help
others who are reading your post.

light counter



Kitchen in a bag

marble    backsplash

Price Pfister, backsplash








Thanks everyone!

RJR- I love your glass mosaics with the white subway tile. May I ask what color/brand they are? They look like they might work as an accent for me.
Kitchen additct:I googled to find your kitchen, and I do remember seeing it before-probably when I had googled for pics of crema marfil backsplashes! I do love the look of the crema marfil and had ordered a sample. However, my sample doesn't look like a "perfect" fit for my granite, but it is very close to what I think would look good.I had considered ordering another sample of a different kind. Yours really goes with yours. Is yours the turkish or Spanish crema marfil? I understand that there are different types and grades, and I wonder if that can affect the shading.
thanks Boxer pups for the photos. The first one looks similiar to my cabinet color and granite color. I remember seeing this photo before. In looking at it- I don't think the backsplash does anything special for the kitchen-sort of plain vanilla. I think I'd like something to jazz it up, personally-maybe- like a row of glass mosaics?

RE: Please show me subway tile backsplashes w/ light wood cabinet

Hi again Fun..

I have no idea if mine is turkish or Spanish...sorry...but good luck in your search for the right tile!

rjr..your kitchen is gorgeous...classy.

and boxer...always enjoy the pics.


RE: Please show me subway tile backsplashes w/ light wood cabinet

Fun: the glass tiles are Sumi-e mosaic tiles, I chose the Ogari natural -- of course, my inspiration was another GW'er!. Made me blow the backsplash budget . . . . You can get samples from Mosaic source.

Kitchenaddict -- thanks -- I've had to wipe the drool off my computer screen after looking at your kitchen!

Here is a link that might be useful: lsumi-e tiles

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