Hi Corey! We have an open floor plan where we have Thiebault wallpaper (River Road collection Missoni) in black running right up to the kitchen cabinets on one wall. We just installed a black refrigerator on the other side of our small/medium-sized L shaped kitchen. We have reddish oak or cherry cabinets- kind of mission style. And kalahari silestone countertops...somewhat light wiht the brown and black flecks. I was thinking I wanted to go with a slate backsplash (in a dark color) to unite the black textured wallpaper to the black refrig, but I have 2 worries: should I do a dark backsplash over a light countertop? ...and will it be too dark in general? We dont have under cabinet lighting and dont think the budget would accomodate that.
Backsplashes have become the glittering jewels of kitchen design. What were once basic (and often boring) integrated elements of countertop material intended to prevent water damage to the drywall (or substrate) behind, they’re now applied decorative finishes in the kitchen. Though the primary function to repel water remains the same, the various styles and material choices now available have made backsplashes one of the most easily personalized—and fun—parts of the kitchen to decorate.
I have Dark walnut cabinets and a blue and white countertop my wife loves the look of the copper..would it work or be to much for it. The appliances are all white.
I have refinished my 80's med oak cabinets that have an arch in the square frame an Espesso color and the counters are a desert sand with some darker speckles. The appliances are bisque sink stainless. We will eventually change to all stainless, but not for a few years. Since these are fairly new appliances. What would you recomend to use for handles, I love the bar/rod type, but with the arch on the top of the cabinet door frames it looks weird., and also the backsplash. The backsplash is only 16inches x 4ft then only 6" between Micro & stove its a small wall, and the rest of the kitchen is open, small tile or subway? bold or sedate?
We have some fun colours in our scheme for an open condo, yellows greens, that are bright. the kitchen is a little dark as its away from windows and it has black granite countertops and then european cherrywood cabinits. so we went with a bright lime green glass subway tile for the backsplash. But we cant decide on the grout. we think black will absorb the light and lead to obvious lines. We were thinking a light cherry wood color to match the cabinets. Will this work or do you have an alternative. The appliances are stainless so I suppose silver is an option too?
We have some fun clours in our scheme for an open condo, yellows greens, that are bright. the kitchen is a little dark as its away from windows and it has black granite countertops and then european cherrywood cabinits. so we went with a bright lime green glass subway tile for the backsplash. But we cant decide on the grout. we think black will absorb the light and laed to obvious lines. We were thinking a light cherry wood color to match the cabinets. Will this work or do you have an alternative. Tje appliances are stainless so i suppose silver is an option too?
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We have a dark granite with flecks of silvery pearl. Should we go dark or light for the backsplash?
I want to use 18 gauge aluminum flashing on a roll. Any thoughts about this for the backsplash?