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Which Zellige tile should I use?

Kathryn Weiss
last month

Hoping for some help choosing between these two Zellige backspash tiles.... My cabinets are SW Windsor Greige and the granite is "Cold Spring". My current backsplash is basic builder grade beige, with a lovely harlequin inset over the cook top. (And I can't wait for it to be gone!)

I am planning to use Zellige tile from Riad. This forum has been so helpful in understanding more about using the tile as well as who to order it from! I just received samples of the "snow" and the "natural. The snow reads a little grey to me, but it looks ok next to the granite. But I'm leaning more towards the natural, it's very close to the color of the cabinets...but I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing!

Which would you pick and would you go with a matching grout or a slight contrast? My floors are travertine, so between them and the countertops, I don't think I want too much contrast. I prefer to highlight the variations in the color of the tiles as a whole.

And finally, subway style layout or horizontal stack?

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