Kitchen Decisions

This past weekend Mr.S&P and I checked out some countertop and backsplash tile options at Daltile in Phoenix. We were looking for a white or light colored granite and some subway tiles to match. While at first I was set on white backsplash tiles, I’ve also seen a couple of pretty grey options that I think would look amazing.

This page from the West Elm catalog is my kitchen inspiration right now.


Our counters will be light, but I love the white cabinets with the warm iridescent grey backsplash tiles. We’re adding open shelving like this next to the stove to make cookbooks, mugs, dishes and other “displayable” items readily available.

While I’m still going to check out a few more granite and tile places, here are some options we’ve narrowed it down to:

#1 Choice – Delicatus White. Love all the movement.



Choice # 2 – Bianco Romano



Choice #3 – Carrara or Calcutta Gold Marble. I love the all white look, but I’ve heard marble, even seal 10x, wears hard in the kitchen. The White Carrara would match our current kitchen island.

ImageIn our old condo we had Kashmir White Granite and I loved it, but we’re going to try something new this time around.


But now for the backsplash tile…. I’m still searching for something like the tile in the West Elm catalog, but we also found some other great options ranging from a plain white subway tile to light grey and warm grey to a white gloss subway tile with a beveled edge. We’re leaning towards the beveled edge just because it would be different and really add some structure to the kitchen.


Hopefully I’ll find some more options to play around with, but right now the Delicatus Granite with the Beveled White Subway tiles is in the lead!


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