Help deciding on a backsplash over the stove

We are finally almost done with the kitchen remodel.  The only thing left is to pick out the backsplash over the stove and install the pot filler.  This particular part of the backsplash had to be removed because the mold had crept up from behind the stove.  Everywhere else in the kitchen the granite butted up to the stone so it wasn’t an issue.

I figured since everyone was such a huge help on my Facebook page when I needed suggestions painting over the kitchen island I thought I would ask for a little more advice.    Since our floors and backsplash were saved, the hardest part about redoing this kitchen is trying to make everything look cohesive and tie the new in with the old.

So here is what we are toying with:

Clear or Pearlescent Glass backsplash
Glass backsplash with grey’s and tans
A design or mosiac
Basket weave

This is one of is from Sonoma Tile Makers with the Pearlescent glass backsplash, I just don’t know how it would look with the travertine.

Laura Clark gives us an example using a beautiful design as the backsplash.

Love the idea of a mosaic like these seen over at New Ravenna.


My Front Porch To Your’s added a glass border with smaller travertine inside.

From My Front Porch To Yours- Travertine Backsplash

Kitchen Design Ideas has a beautiful kitchen with a basketweave backsplash.

BHG has the opposite with travertine in the middle and ceramic sorrounding.

A French Corner

And here is our kitchen with a few examples and a picture of the painted island.  We will be adding a travertine border before anything else goes in the middle.

backsplash glass backsplash

Kitchen Island Painted

So I’m here again begging for some suggestions, any help is so much appreciated!  I can’t wait to just have this project checked off our list, thank so much for taking the time to stop in today!

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  1. Love the first example as it pulls in the gray tones from the island, and stands out from all the beige/tan colors. The glass is pretty and a bit more modern, but yet ties in well with the glass front cabinets. Whatever you decide it will be gorgeous!

  2. I had a friend–who has since passed–that always said “Elegance in Simplicity.” In what ever you do. Your home, your garden, your clothes. She was a wonderfully talented decorator and her designs and her style always reflected her philosophy. I think keeping this in mind would be perfect in your kitchen. Not too busy, just something simple and lovely…..

  3. Girl, you don’t need any advice … everything you do turns to gold! Soooo, whatever you decide will be fabulous! Now, please hurry up and do so … I’m ready for the reveal! 🙂

  4. They’re all wonderful choices. I kind of like the pearlescent tiles. It’s simple and elgant and I think would be very pretty with your travertine. You have beautiful taste Kristin so whichever you choose to go with will be gorgeous. I look forward to seeing what you decide!

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