Painted my back splash...Now...what do I do with my counters??


I painted my back splash in a off white. And it certainly DID brighten up the overall look of the kitchen. BUT, I still 'hate' the look of my counters. What should I do with them? I am NOT changing the colour / look of the cabinets, however..I am replacing the hardware on them. Should I paint them too? What colour? I was thinking black or possibly a 'grey'. My appliances are slate. The counters are ceramic tiles as well...I know; What were they thinking???!!! And the colours are awful!!!! The floors are just as bad! Any suggestions would be helpful please.

q painted my back splash now what do i do with my counters
q painted my back splash now what do i do with my counters
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  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Aug 16, 2018

    Laura, Hi. You can put a roller to the counters, I think a light grey would be nice. Check with Home Depot for kits they have and the correct paint to paint the counters. Good Luck !

    • Laura Laura on Aug 17, 2018

      Thank you for your reply. I was sort of thinking that too. If you saw the floor tiles....they kind of have a 'grey' in them...mind you...not much of it....but it's there...AND I am doing ALOT of grey in my house....paint colours on walls.... So that is what I was thinking too. Black or grey??? Thank you again.

  • Amr28948206 Amr28948206 on Aug 16, 2018

    Rustoleum has kits that you can use.

    • Laura Laura on Aug 17, 2018

      Thank you for your reply. Yes they do. I have considered that route. I am just stuck on what colour to do.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 16, 2018

    I've seen a lot of people using Giani Countertop Paint Kit and they are love it.

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    • Laura Laura on Aug 17, 2018

      Thanks for your reply. I have not heard of that brand. I can look into it for sure. It may not be available here in Canada. But thank you for the suggestion.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 17, 2018

    Hi, You could use Tile covers!

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    • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 17, 2018

      Hello again, Tile covers are self adhesive and stick on to your Tiles. You can buy them on eBay and I have seen them in DIY and Decorating Stores here in UK, so I should imagine they will be available all over....... Best Wishes..........

  • Sherri James Sherri James on Aug 17, 2018

    You should paint your cabinets! White is very popular and it would make a world of difference. You can use the door pulls you already have. They'll look wonderful against the white doors. BTW... The honey oak cabinets should have never been invented!

    I'd paint the backsplash the gray color you were talking about. It would be a great contrast against the white cabinets. Or, you could buy flashing, and install it on your backsplash. That's what I did where my stove is. It's an easy clean-up and cheap. Buying new counter tops would be easier than painting those tiles. They're not expensive and I'm sure you'd be happy with the outcome. Good luck with whatever you decide.

    • Laura Laura on Aug 17, 2018

      Thanks for your reply....but as my post says...I am NOT painting or changing the look of my cabinets..I can not get on the painted cabinet bandwagon nor is painting real wood for me. I just painted the back splash white. And buying new counter tops here in Canada is not a cheap option and I am on a limited budget.

  • Archie Archie on Aug 17, 2018

    Check the countertops available at your lumber company. Perhaps you will find one you like and they are not difficult to install.

  • Staci Granger Kenny Staci Granger Kenny on Mar 14, 2019

    Not sure if this option in available to you in Canada, but I just bought a countertop paint kit to paint over my tile countertops. $78 USD, from Walmart, online. In one weekend, I should be able to make my countertop look like granite! I have to wait until the temperature stays above 70 in the house, but I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Go to this website and see if you can order it: Videos are available on the site as well.

    One kit covers 35 square feet. Multiple colors available. I’m going to order the optional epoxy topcoat to make the finish more durable, as it isn’t included in the kit. This kits will save you the HUGE hassle of taking out the old countertop, and it looks like the real thing on their website! The “chocolate brown” color would be lovely with your cabinets🙂