Kitchen Remodel-backsplash help

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Old 07-22-15, 07:02 AM
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Kitchen Remodel-backsplash help

We are nearing the completion of our DIY kitchen remodel. We have painted a light gray color, added new white cabinets, new black appliances, new "tiger stripe red" granite countertops, new dark wood flooring, and new lighting. We are stuck like chuck on backsplash. We have white subway tiles, but wanted to add an accent of some type. I have three in mind. Which is best? (see attachments) The background of each picture is the granite countertops. TIY!
 
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Old 07-22-15, 07:06 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

It might help to also post a pic or two of the cabinets along with the wall color.
 
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Old 07-22-15, 07:09 AM
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1, 2, 3 - the order you posted them if it's left - right and then down.

The bottom one seems too dark and you lose the detail and the top right one is just a little too uniform.
 
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Old 07-22-15, 07:26 AM
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I'm working now but will shoot a pic this evening. Cabinets are a birght white and the gray paint is very light gray (looks white until there is something white next to it). Thanks for the welcome! We've got quite a few remodeling projects in mind and I'm sure this forum will help answer a lot of questions (it already has!)!
 
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Old 07-22-15, 07:35 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. Personally I like the black one the best, however, I have known for awhile it really won't work for the space. LOL
 
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Old 07-22-15, 08:47 AM
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IMO:While all look good,

#1 works best color wise, but is a bit busy

#2 is a bit washed out, rather than an accent stripe

#3 the black is a bit too dark, does that strip come in a medium brown?

Something to consider: how much "relief" (how far do the tiles in the strip project away from the plane of the beige rectangular "main" tiles. Sometimes "high relief" accent strips become a nightmare to clean, as the little ridges become traps for dust, dirt and cooking grease.
Good luck with your project.
 
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