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What Backsplash Tile goes with Wood Cabinets and Quartz Counters?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • MAR 10, 2021

Hi Tina,

When it comes to a backsplash, going timeless and classic gives your space a more versatile feel as you can easily change the look up with lighting, cabinets, and decor. ...

Hi Kiel,

Mushroom colored cabinets are a beautiful option for a kitchen and pairing with black soapstone counters will give a classic european feel. I would suggest to go with stainless steel appliances as the mushroom colored cabinets bring a light and airy feel to the space, rather than goin...

Hi June,

I actually love the tone-on-tone look you have with your hutch and the walls its very popular right now and makes your piece look more built in since it bl...

Hi Miriam,

Adding different colors to a different space in your home is fine to do! However, if you want a cohesive feel throughout the entire home, repeating the same colors all-around your home is a great way to do this but it can also be done with colors that aren't necessary for the same c...

Hi Amari,

Choosing an option that will work with your carpet as well as color of the cabinets in the kitchen is important for a cohesive flow. Going with a cement t...

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Can I Mix Finishes?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • APR 7, 2020

Hi Shelia,

Mixing metals is something that can by done to add in some dimension to a space, so leaving your door knobs the way they are is totally fine. Unless you don't like the look of them that swapping them out for the same finish or even a black will give you and updated look that pairs well with your new finish.

If you are wanting to mix metal...

Hi Denise,

There are many factors that come into play when deciding where to stop a backsplash. This can involve the layout of the kitchen, whether there are cabinets or a mix of open shelves, how far counters extend, and the overall look you are wanting for space.

Typically a common look i...

Hi Maureen,

Paint can work wonders! So giving your cabinets a new look is a great way to do it affordably! If you want to keep your tile as is, a light or even dark...

Hi Cathy,

Without seeing your space, and how lighting and other materials affect it, its hard to say how it will all go together. But the both seem to have warm undertones so that should work good together. I would suggest to get a sample of a few options that you are considering before you ma...

Hi Lara,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. Upholstered seating options are always a great choice for adding in a warm and invi...

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