Which Type & Color Backsplash Should I Install?

Which Type & Color Backsplash Should I Install?

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Janel Laban
Nov 17, 2010

Q: I'm an avid reader of your website from the Netherlands. I would love it if you could post my question so I could get tips from fellow readers. I'm struggling with finishing my kitchen. I came into this newly built house and designed the IKEA kitchen and had it fitted. I'm very very happy with it. BUT I still haven't figured out what to do with the backsplash. At first I figured I just would leave it as is, but especially the area above the stove is becoming quite smudgy. So, I do want a backsplash, but what type / color?

As you can see, the kitchen is white with a shiny black stone countertop with stainless steel appliances and door handles. The walls are all painted white (part of the walls seem blueish in the pictures, but they are really white!). Most of my furniture is white / beige. The color I chose as accent throughout the house is green, but would a green backsplash be too much?

I would like tiles, but then I don't know whether to have them run all the way along the bar / seating area as well, or have it stop under the cabinets. Also, I'm concerned about it matching with the vertical accents in the doors and the style I'm going for (modern country kitchen). I would love your input!

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