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zabe's picture

We just purchased a new home and we would like to put in upgrades with the builder, however, since the choices in the selection on granite are limited we were wondering if this combination will be okay for a small 9x9 kitchen.
We were thinking of going with espresso colored maple cabinets and new Caledonia granite that’s mostly black and grey with browns in it with light almost white ceramic tiles on the floor to lighten the look up.
We’re still stumped on the backsplash, we can’t decide whether to go with a very light grey 1” square smooth stone tiles or those mini subway half inch x two inch grey and white stone tiles, or to go with little brown glass tiles, or light blue or white glass tiles.  
Will the dark granite and cabinet combination go together without making the kitchen looking any smaller and which backsplash should we use to tie the look all together?
Kitchen SOS, we’re in desperate need of help and we have to decide in a week.

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samzings's picture

I think the light beige or cream glass tiles would look amazing between the espresso maple cabinets and Caledonia granite counter. Grey would look a little depressing imo. Sam from

lmurphy's picture

Love those grey glass tiles. Grey tile and cabinets, as well as lighter wood cabinets, seem to very on trend. Check our article on Kitchen Trends, as well as our Kitchen Design Guide for inspiration! Lis.

zabe's picture

here is another option we are thinking of going with, actually it's what my fiance wanted but i prefered the greys and he prefers the green.  which looks like a better match?verde butterfly granite with staggered green glass backsplash and espresso cabinets and la reserva silver grey floor tilesverde butterfly granite with staggered green glass backsplash and espresso cabinets and la reserva silver grey floor tilesin a darker lightin a darker lighta closer looka closer look

mmmazur's picture

i would go with a large format light grey floor tile and use the grey glass tile backsplash with an accent band of white on the horizontal..have you seen the HGTV green home backsplash..grey and white tiles look great togehter..i think this would give a very sophisticated look and you should use stainless european bar pulls to tie it all together...

zabe's picture

hi thanks for replying, yes it is hard to imagine everything together.  i've posted some pictures to show the samples we are considering.  it's hard to imagine for us cause it's all samples and we don't know how everything is going to turn out all as a whole completed kitchen.take a look at the pics and let me know what you think. thanks. 

zabe's picture

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