White cabs, black counters & a backsplash other than white?

10 years ago

I'm in the midst of trying to make a kitchen paint decision by Monday but we haven't picked a backsplash yet, and the more I think about it, the more I'm realizing how interconnected the two decisions are.

We were originally going to do white subway tile (and we still might) but I'm concerned that the overall look may be too stark. Now I'm trying to come up with some good alternative options, but I can't seem to find many examples. I've seen a few kitchens with a marble backsplash (which I like a lot) but the overall look feels a little cooler and more formal than what I was going for. Our dining room is bright red and it would be nice to find a paint/backsplash combo that helps tie the two rooms together.

Is there anyone here who has white cabs and dark counters, and has gone with something other than a white backsplash? If so, I'd love to see your pictures. Ugh--all this decision-making is driving me crazy.

Thanks so much.

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