A while back when I revealed my choice for my kitchen backsplash, It was met with mixed reviews. Some people loved it, others weren’t sure and some had suggestions for alternate backsplash options. This got me thinking about doing some quick Photoshop mock-ups so I could see what different options might look like when they were installed.
What is that in the inspiration photo? Is it a tin backsplash? I think that looks great. Maybe not the easiest to clean, but it looks good. What about a subway tile in white?
I put color blocks over the cabinets that are still missing doors to help along the final effect.
My verdict, not bad. A classic choice, but probably not exactly what I was looking for. Still, great idea Diana!
Next we have Danielle:
IMO a solid sheet of stainless would look great here.
Ok Danielle, lets see what a sheet of stainless might look like:
It’s a very clean and modern look, and probably the easiest to clean, but it just isn’t quite right for my kitchen. But thanks for the suggestion Danielle!
Next we have Nikki:
I really like how the inspiration kitchen looks really bright and clean under the cabinets so I’d lean towards white tiles.
Hmmm, white tiles. We already tried white subway tiles, let’s try some other shapes:
I found some cool circular white tile…which I think might be a bit too funky…
Then I found this white Moroccan-inspired tile, which I really like, but I still think I want a little more pizazz on my backsplash…
That leaves us with the coppery tile that I originally decided on:
I know this mock up really isn’t doing the coppery glass tile justice, but I still think I like it best for my backsplash.
I even got Pam Kueber from Retro Renovation to offer her opinion!
Kate, I think the coppery glass will look great. A bit of old a bit of new and the color is terrific. In the 60s, they actually had opaque glass tiles that aren’t too far off. See my World of Tile stories - e.g. slide 7
After getting all this input, I thought about my backsplash situation all week! In the end, I still like the coppery glass tiles. I think they help tie in the trim, the floor, the copper cabinet hinges plus I just like the way they look!
Even though I arrived at the same decision for my kitchen backsplash, it was still fun to “try on” several options before making my final decision. Thanks to all the readers who suggested such great ideas!
I’m getting really excited to re-install the rest of the cabinet doors this weekend and possibly tackle the backsplash! Not much longer and this Kitchen Project will be done!
In other news, do any of you watch the T.V. show “New Girl“? I was watching last night and noticed they have the same range hood as me! (I don’t know why that kind of stuff gets me so excited! Just call me a DIY nerd.)
Do you guys ever see your fixtures/furnishings on T.V. or in the Movies and get all kinds of excited? Or is it just me?