Backsplash Ideas For Granite Countertops
If you already have or you are thinking about a granite countertop you are probably researching new ideas for a backsplash that will go with that and your cabinets and floor and bring out the best of them. One look that can work well is a slate tile or a stacked slate look and create a more soft and natural look. The mix of colors that you can achieve with the various pieces of slate in the tiles can really accent the color of your granite and cabinets.
Also if you have dark cabinets and a dark granite countertop such as absolute black then its probably a good idea to go for something slightly lighter on the backsplash to reflect light and give some contrast. It doesnt have to be too light but just enough to create some contrast.
Or for a total contrast you can go light or almost white or creamy ish color to create something to accent against the darkness of the granite. And if your countertop is light you can go in the opposite direction with the backsplash.
Granite countertops give elegance in a kitchen and come in a variety of colors. The elegance provided by this stone contributes to the beauty of ordinary kitchens. The color of granite that you choose will serve as a guide to your backsplash. Tiles that match the look of the countertop provide a smooth transition between your countertops and backsplash.
A light colored (white or cream) granite countertop paired with a brick backsplash, that has slightly darker shade than the counter, creates a rustic country feel to any kitchen. Matched with hardwood floors and white painted traditional cabinet work, it adds instant age and character to any kitchen.
If you are going for a more contemporary look, an eye-catching glass mosaic backsplash in a color that complements your countertop gives your kitchen a more distinct and creative feel. Glass mosaics in a neutral color palette can provide warmth in a modern kitchen. These tiles are also easy to clean making them a perfect kitchen backsplash.
A tumbled Travertine backsplash also works for a honed dark granite countertop. The elegance provided by the travertine softens the masculine feel of dark granite countertops.