I like this backsplash tile with the white countertops. I think it would work well with wood cabinets too.
I like the color and finish of the plain tile background. Painting is too much for me.
Tile colors are a nice mix.
Another photo of the mixed gray subway tile backsplash. It sets off the stainless beautifully and works well with a light wood cabinet to warm the room overall.
Love this subway tile. Simple, muted gray really goes well with the white countertop. Not sure how it'll go with maple cabinets and counter tops but I have a hunch it'd look great.
Like this backsplash tile (stone)
Like the backsplash color picked up in the pendant lights. Not too much color, but enough to brighten the space.
Several interesting ideas that we might want to consider, including a coffee "station" that's not actually in the kitchen. Also, the wine glass rack. White counter over this tone of wood looks really good to me; clean and crisp but warmed by the wood tone.
Another example of a backsplash that uses variation in colors of the glass subway tiles, within a color family. I think I like this effect.
White window frames, shelves and cabinets against a backsplash of color look really nice. Consider the white elements when choosing our own backsplash. Some contrast will look good, I think.
Uneven border works here. I hadn't thought about using the backsplash as a design element on the wall.
Subway tiles with slightly different hues really look good, though this color is too dark for me. I'd like to see it with different shades of light gray. I think this could work for us.
I think I'd like this better in a smaller area, but the fin-tail tiles are kind of nice to add curved lines to an otherwise very angular space.
Walnut cabinets are beautiful. They probably would not look as good with Shaker trim, though, as imho, there is so much grain in the wood that it looks best without any adornment.
I really like this backsplash, and think it shows the importance of continuing it up to the ceiling behind the stove vent. It would look funny to have two rectangles of another background above the line of the vent hood.
idea for space above cabinets with sloped roof. Open looks better.
Good guidance for where a backsplash should end for visual appeal.
Stove backsplash is distinct from the rest, which simply continues the counter material up the wall a bit. This is another option for us.
Love these cabinets, both upper and lower. Simple backspash glass tile with subtle accent line for interest.
In this photo, the subway tile seems to have a green cast. Earlier photos looked gray or blueish.
I like this subway tile.
Backsplash subway tile is a beautiful color, and would go well with white countertops too.
Nice color backsplash tile.
microwave alcove is nice here.
Another use of variable tiles that go well with plain white countertops (imo)
This stainless steel backsplash might be enhanced with artistic etching. Not a bad look though.
Glass subway tiles are light and easy to clean. Not sure if I like the glass better than porcelain, but larger tiles are an interesting variation. No strong preference for either one though.
Simple subway tiles look good here.
Beautiful tile backsplash! I think this is probably my favorite. There's some variation but it's very muted, within the neutral palette.
Cabinets, especially uppers; white counters with white subway tile backsplash; windows over the sink.
High cabinets with glass doors feel lighter.
Trellis over the island could be used to hang pots and pans.
Narrow glass-front cabinets to either side of the sink are great for mugs!
I like these cabinets, but the overall look is too dark. How would it look with a white countertop. What if the windows were larger?
Love the glass-fronted upper cabinets near the windows. They reflect the natural light. White backsplash also lightens the room.
Nice backsplash height behind the sink, coupled with a wide sill.
Backsplash is interesting. Nice color and pattern without being too busy. I could live with this.
upper glass cabinets
Too much subway tile for me.