Heya, A couple of weeks ago, we snatched up some uber affordable subway tiles for our kitchen backsplash (in a weak attempt to compensate for my expensive taste in all other areas of the kitchen design). I picked a warm white to match with the cabinets, walls, and countertop. White overload, right? Well, that's where all the kitchen 'jewels' will come into play: smokin' hot pendants, bursts of color from the glass cabinet display, and....DARK grout for the backsplash. Dark grout on light colored tiles has been trending for a while now, and I've been itching for a chance to do this in my kitchen. Not a strong enough argument? How about this: light grout colors stain and dirty easily. Dark ones won't.
Still not convinced? I think these kitchens will change your mind:
via Restless Oasis
via House and Home
via Sketch 42
Last weekend, I spent some time figuring out which tile pattern to use and came up with a few options.
Option 1: Herringbone pattern. I'm sorta obsessed with this pattern, but I ended up nixing it for 2 reasons: 1. high level of effort required and 2. tile waste due to all the angled cuts near the edges. So sad right now.
Option 2: Classic subway tile pattern.
Option 3: Classic pattern, with a twist. Each row is slightly offset from the other.
I think I'm leaning towards option 2, but what do you all think? I'd love to hear your comments!