Thursday, February 26, 2009

Backsplash Tile Anyone?

So my plan has been to use white subway tile for my backsplash.  I found these pretty hand made tiles that are slightly irregular in a dozen shades of white and other colors.  Sooo, I went to pick up samples to find the perfect white. . . and came home with a gorgeous watery gray blue tile.  I got the white too.  I love the blue, but wonder if it will be practical.  I sort of wanted my blue depression glass to feature in the cabinets and wonder if they will compete with the tile. . . or if the tile will compete with the soapstone.  
I have a sample of the soapstone, though this piece has a little more green in it than my slabs do.  

Here are the top two white choices against the soapstone sample and cabinet color (antique white):

Ice Block White

I like the slight crackle in this one--you probably can't see it in this picture. But it has a hint of yellow or peach to it.

Cotton White

I think this white matches better than the Ice Block (close up below), but it has not crackle finish or anything fun, except the hand made irregularity--but does it need more?

And here his the blue:


Would you be brave and go blue. . . or should I resist diverging from the plan--and having another rug fiasco on my hands?

Blue. . . or White? (and which white?)


Jessica said...

I really like the blue. I think it's a nice transition from the soapstone to the cabinets! Oh and I love your floors!

Manna said...

Stay with the plan. Pure yellow tinge. Save the blue for accent pieces. That way when you change your color scheme(and you will) you won't have to rip out the tile.

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Hannah said...

I love the blue one. It looks so good with your floor and with your rug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Di said...

The blue is really pretty but if you decide later on you're tired of blue...another project. I would stick with the original plan and go with the cotton white. Oh and I love your dream kitchen pix and can't wait to see the finished project!

Vanessa said...

I know the other day I said white, but... that blue is really pretty. I think you better stick to neutral though, it's the "safe" choice.

Kimberly said...

I like the blue and I don't think it will compete with those gorgeous dishes. But I will agree with others that the white will be much easier if you want to make a change again in a few years.