What backsplash - not too busy w/brick &has to match Formica pass thru

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jun 20, 2018
    Hi Christine, could you send a picture of your pass through and kitchen area? That would really help us give some ideas!

  • Can you provide a photo? The backsplash does not need to ""match" the existing formica, but should coordinate with it for a cohesive look. What color is the formica? The options are endless, what goes with the style of the rest of your kitchen? Tile? Stone? Glass?

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 20, 2018
    If you have a sample of the formica or a clear picture of it that looks like the true color, take it with you to a store like Home Depot, Lowe's or a hardware store and see if they have samples you can take home to compare. Or, you could use a simple white backsplash that won't compete with the other finishes.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 20, 2018
    I personally love Large subway tile, unless it will fight with your brick. It can be beautifully installed vertically, thereby not competing with the brick. Fewer grout lines too. Your choice as to whether you want high or low gloss. Since I’m lazy but obsessive, I’d make my life easier with low gloss, but that might not suit you.

    It rather depends on where you want people’s eyes to focus - on your brick or backsplash (nobody really looks at countertops).
    And regarding your pass-thru, there are lots of texture and color options available. Check out Tile stores rather than HD or Lowe’s before committing.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2018
    what color is the countertop

  • Christinewilliams905 Christinewilliams905 on Jun 20, 2018
    I’ve tried sending pictures but can’t get them to send. Just now sent video

  • Christinewilliams905 Christinewilliams905 on Jun 20, 2018
    Did the pictures or video appear?

  • Christinewilliams905 Christinewilliams905 on Jun 20, 2018
    My question has not been resolved - accidentally hit the box above that said it was.

  • Christinewilliams905 Christinewilliams905 on Jun 20, 2018
    my countertops currently are a soft taupey/white or cream. Trying to send photos but can’t get them to send