Mosaics and murals in kitchen look good when teamed with countertops of subtle pattern and color. Good backsplash color complements cabinets as well as the countertops. You can even highlight them with lights. Dimmer switches with low voltage lighting work excellent.
Subtle gold, light browns, beiges and creams go best with contemporary look. Another method is to opt for Mediterranean look through extensive use of hand-painted and bold tiles. Seaside colors such as greens and blues with jewel tone accents work best.
Don't worry too much about choosing the perfect tile for your kitchen backsplash the first time you visit a tile showroom. The chances are good that the first tile you admire won't be your final choice, because the variety is so great. Just choose a tile that appeals to you in some way -- color, texture, shape, size, or any combination of those elements. That will be a starting point, while you learn about kitchen backsplash tiles and discover which tiles are best suited to your project.
If you have a solid countertop then you should consider putting up a glass tile blend. This beautiful assortment of color can pull together your counters, cabinets, and fixtures. A lot of companies sell stock blends with particular colors but there are some out there that will customize the blend for you. Done correctly and a glass tile blend will make your kitchen backsplash something that everyone will talk about.
A new design trend in kitchen backspashes is glass. Textured glass tiles are usually installed between the cabinets and counters. Glass is easy to clean and scratch resistant.
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