How do I choose a backsplash?

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YouWe have remodeled our kitchen. We have dark cabinets and a cream with red/burgandy swirl granite. Confused on the backsplash. Was thinking a multi color redish brick for the vent hood wall to the ceiling and then a tan multi color stone for under the wall cabinets throughout. Very confused if this will work? I am not a designer, can you help? Ideas?

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  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Apr 03, 2019

    Hi Harriett, I don't know if I would use a multi-colored brick because adding that to the swirl might make it look to busy. I think I would do a solid red.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Apr 03, 2019

    Hello, some pics of your kitchen would help us a lot! I agree with Rebecca that with a swirl pattern already in your counter top as well as dark cabinets a back splash with a lot going on may make it feel busy and dark.


    Also, If you're considering REAL stone and brick I would give a note of caution, marinara sauce will never come off of a rough brick or stone surface lol


    Because your cabinets are dark my instinct would be to suggest pulling the cream color out of your counter top and finding a back splash tile in that color.


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    • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Apr 03, 2019

      My first thought that stainless steel tile might be really pretty as a backsplash for you too! Thank you so much for the pics, you have a beautiful kitchen!

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 03, 2019

    cream colored back splash or it will all be too dark maybe add thin Burgundy colored accent line

    along with cream colored on hood wall creating a frame around area here are some pics/examples https://www.pinterest.com/pin/465489311458699543/

  • Harriett Wise Harriett Wise on Apr 03, 2019

    I really like your idea but...... our hood is stainless and glass, which leave space from stove to ceiling. It's not boxed out the the pics?

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