I recently finished installing a porcelain tile backsplash with glass inserts in Fort Collins, Colorado. I also built and tiled an island countertop for the same kitchen. You can find details about the countertop HERE.
The main field tile for the backsplash consists of 2 x 2 inch “Livingston Leather” porcelain tile from Florida Tile. Two rows of 1 x 2 inch brown glass mosaics stretch across the entire wall with 2 x 2 inch bronze glass inserts spread throughout with a large diamond pattern placed above the sink.
The combination of the three tiles really brought the dark cabinets and light-colored countertops and tied them together making a very crisp, smooth flowing kitchen. Something as simple as a well thought out backsplash can bring different shades and colors of materials together to create a great, flowing look.
The backsplash was finished off with almond outlets and light switches and beige, stone colored outlet covers. This essentially blends the switches and outlets into the backsplash. Using a more neutral color outlet and cover will keep the focus on the tile pattern in order to keep the entire look flowing. A bright under cabinet dual light was also installed above the diamond to make that area brighter and accentuate the look.
Update: The homeowner has sent me a couple of photos of the completed backplash with the outlet covers and under cabinet lighting installed. They are the last two photos below.
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