When we began the kitchen renovation planning, first we chose the cabinets and flooring. Next was the counter top, and finally, the tile for the backsplash. In the store, the small sample of the Night Sky looked perfect with all of the cabinets, flooring, counter top, and knobs/handles. The sample looked more white/clear/gold/beige/gray and the ‘sky’ color seemed much lighter. Once it all started coming together, I knew this would not work for me, even for as small an area as the backsplash. It is pretty, yes–and also pretty jarring! I would have to wear blinders to stay in the kitchen, IMO. So, yes, I nixed it and started looking at other options. [Note: this tile is not on the wall in my kitchen…but]
Home Depot has this nifty tool on their website that lets you look at the tile on their kitchen wall, or you can upload your own photo and try it out. Once we got the cabinets and appliances in and it looks more like my kitchen, I began to try out the various options and then we went to the brick and mortar store and brought home a sample.
The Angora subway is a polished marble, and worked well with the counter top–which was installed Wednesday, the upper Breeze cabinets, and the lower Drift cabinets. The actual color of the tile itself varies slightly lighter than this application appears. The tile will be in next week, and hopefully, we will have it installed by the following week.
Another step closer to the grand finale! Angora subway: 2. Night sky: 0. Which would you have picked?