Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Here a Tile, There a Tile...

I wanted to wait until the counters were installed to pick the backsplash tile, because I'm slower than molasses when it comes to making decisions for myself. If this kitchen belonged to anyone else, I would have picked everything at once and it would have been done a year ago... but that's because I'm sort of bossy and (not so) secretly enjoy making decisions for other people. Ha!

I have it narrowed down to three options. I'm all about options.


Thanks to the magic of computers and my limited skills, I threw three images of my kitchen together with samples of the colors.

Option 1: Green glass tiles (3x6")
Pretend these tiles are 3x6.



Option 2: Green marble tiles (2x4" or 3x6")
This is what I'm leaning toward because I think they're so darn pretty. And I think they're different enough from my Formica counters that there wouldn't be an issue of the real marble making the fake look cheap.


The mosaic sheet shown is just to illustrate the color variation -- they're each 1x2" in this sample which I don't like as much. The hang up is, if I do go for the slightly smaller 2x4 tile, I have to wait a couple months because they're out of stock. (So naturally that's what I think I want at this point...)


This green marble tile also reminds me a little of this kitchen's beautiful crackled ceramic tile, and I've always loved this kitchen.

(original source unknown)


Option 3: White subway tiles (3x6")
A classic choice. Would make for a very white kitchen, though..


 So, what do you think? Does anyone have any words of advice for me? Let's pick some tile!

20 comments:

  1. Great options - such a tough choice! I lean more toward the plain subway tiles, but I'm also not very good at visualizing mixed patterns (like the mosiac with the marble). I need to see everything installed and complete before I can make my mind up which is obviously a problem, haha. No matter what you decide, it will be lovely! Your kitchen is full of classic elements!

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    1. I love white subway tile, too! I'm currently at war with myself in my own head...wonder what will win! ;)

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  2. All great choices. Exactly the ones I would have chosen. I like color variety a lot so I would choose the green marble tile. Choices are also not quick for me for such a permanent thing so, I would have to bring a box home and prop them up around where I could, to live with it a week or so before making my decision.
    Good Luck! Your kitchen looks awesome now.
    Just found you through pinterest this morning.
    Tracey

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    1. Thanks, Tracey! So glad you stumbled across my little blog!

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    2. This is Anna you're talking about. Tile is not a permanent thing! (;

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  3. #2 is beautiful! Well worth the wait. Where are they from?

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  4. My opinion is the green glass tiles. I love the green marble but it may be too much marble for the space. The green glass tile will add color and be sooooo pretty! I'm jealous! :)

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

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  5. I'm also a fan of the white subway tile. So classic! The kitchen is looking great!!

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  6. I actually like the green marble. The color variation is gorgeous, and the texture really warms things up. While the glass tiles are pretty, I think they would end up looking too 'flat' in a space that is already full of flat expanses of space.

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  7. If you choose option #2, everyday will feel like a new kitchen.

    La Verne@hopeandsalvage.com

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  8. Such a very hard choice but I think I have to go with the white subway tile, I guess I'm just a classic girl at heart! ;-) Whatever you choose will be gorgeous.

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  9. I'm always so hesitant to choose a "forever" item because I love color and I also tend to follow trends with my color choices. Unfortunately, my pocketbook doesn't always allow me to make major changes very often. I've lived for over 20 years with red formica countertops installed by the previous owner back in the 50's! We've remodeled our kitchen (2 years ago!) and I still haven't committed to backsplash or counters! Good luck! (I love the glass!)

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  10. Love option 2, the green marble! So beautiful.

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  12. Option 2 in 3x6; a smaller size would look a little "busy", in my opinion, and the larger size would look more like the kitchen photo that you love. The colors are beautiful!

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  13. Love option 2 the most- that inspiration pic makes it!

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  14. Any chance of finding out where the mosaic tile is from? It's beautiful.

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  15. I realize this post is a couple years old-- but I am just in the middle of our kitchen remodel planning. (Talk about slow--we started the process back in September, getting quotes. It is now May, and we just went to contract--because I couldn't make decisions!) LOL Part of it was the backsplash. I really wanted aqua--but just couldn't find tiles. Then, I found some very similar to your choice #2 above. I love them, but they are not aqua. I love seeing your finished kitchen with the similar tiles and aqua lights! Can you share info on the marble tiles shown above. [

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