All I want for Christmas......

.....is a kitchen backsplash. The Husband is leaving the tile choice entirely up to me--his "Christmas gift", in his words. What a guy.
I spent 3 hours at a local design center drooling, caressing, and crooning over tile samples. I'm positive the design consultants have now joined the ranks of Z Gallerie's staff in their thinking: "Ewww, pervert tile lady." They don't have their samples pictured online, but these are almost identical to my final four.

So help!! I honestly can't decide and need your valuable opinion. Which do you think is right for our kitchen (we're just tiling the wall above the sink)? Thanks in advance!
#1 {shell mosaic tile}
#2 { carrara marble mini tiles}#3 {carrara marble hexagon mini's}
#4 {tumbled marble mini's}

31 comments:

  1. Either #2 or #4...good luck making a decision!!

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  2. Just a personal preference but I love #2. I was going to put that very tile in my own kitchen if I wasn't able to salvage the subway tile I had from the original bathroom.

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  3. I like (actually, LOVE LOVE LOVE) #2 or #3. I think you will tire of #1 (though it's GORGEOUS) and #4 doesn't do it for me.
    Your kitchen is going to be GORGEOUS! : ) You can't go wrong with any of them.

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  4. I have no rational as to why, but I loooove #3!

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  5. Yummy! I'm drooling now too.
    I looooove #2. It's so classic and will look amazing with your color scheme. But, since I'm loving the carrera marble so much, I'll show some love to #3 as well. I think mini's are cute - whether they are subway tiles or hexagons. Can't go wrong with either. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  6. I'm instantly drawn to the dimension in 1, but agree that you might get tired of it after awhile. They're all beautiful, but I love 4.

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  7. I love #2 (but I may be biased because I have the same kind of thing in my kitchen ;) )

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  8. I'm instantly drawn to the hex tiles but I also really like #1.

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  9. LOL @ your nipples cutting glass comment...I was rolling!

    Jay told me to tell you "Go Broncos!!!!"

    I love them all, but I think 1 and 3 are more trendy whereas 2 and 4 are more timeless. But honestly, any would make sexy backsplash porn. (My attempt at upping the blog rating, he he.)

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  10. I love #4, but I have tumbled marble in my kitchen so I might be a little biased. Just an idea, but when we redid our kitchen, we installed all out electrical outlets in strips underneath the cabinets, which makes your backsplash seamless and looks great without the distraction of outlets. Your kitchen is beautiful and which ever you choose will look great....but I'm still voting for #4.

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  11. #2, definitely. #3 would be wonderful too. #1 is really good too, in a hot one night stand way. I think you'd want to marry #2 or #3. #4 is the guy friend who's in love with you, but you just want to be friends.

    jbhat

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  12. My vote is #2 definitely. My favorite. Good luck. Can't wait to see.

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  13. I am going to join the minority by saying I love the sense of bling that #1 brings. So chic! I could love it for a lifetime. Although I am also drawn to #3! The dark running through it ties in your dark counters! Good luck! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  14. My vote is for #2. Classic. Timeless. Perfect!

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  15. #2 would create more of a contrast and coordinate with your fridge and counter. #1 is too dark.

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  16. What a wonderful gift. I love the shells, but I think for a small kitchen it might be too much with the stainless steel. My favorite would be the hexagon carrera, followed by the mini subways. Can't wait to see what you pick.

    Take Care,
    Lisa

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  17. I really love #1, but I'm partial to shiny objects of any sort. :)

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  18. I am in love with them all. I say 1, 2, or 4...I am not a fan of the circles thats the only thing. Great choice. I can wait to see what you pick. I hope to post some kitchen work by 2009!

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  19. #1 is by far my fav but I think it could quickly go the way of gold countertops and avocado appliances...tough choice. I would probably pick one of the ones with more staying power. So I guess #4?

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  20. I left you an award on my blog, cause I like your blog a lot.

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  21. I LOVE #1 for a modern look, but you could tire of it. I would say #4 would be a safe and classic option.

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  22. I like them all as I thought I would!
    : ) But, I think if I *had* to choose I would go with the hexagon or small subway marble tiles. No reason really, just my preference : )

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  23. I think the shell mosaic tile is fabulous!! It will add that extra sparkle to your kitchen!

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  24. I love the carrera marble mini tiles. beautiful!

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  25. I think I'm in the minority, but I really like #1...and #4. Oh heck, they're all good. Love your kitchen!

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  26. Totally digging all of them, except for #3..but that's because I have a freaky aversion to circular things...reminds me of a honeycomb! Anyways, #1 is my fave!

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  27. Thanks to all for your feedback!! You brought up very good points that I hadn't even considered--I knew your opinions would be valuable! What would I do without y'all? =)

    Now, decision time--this weekend is it. Wish me luck.

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  28. And jbhat--thank you for the 'boyfriend/husband/tile analogy!! OMG, I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants =)

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  29. Gorgeous choices FC! I love #2 and #3--so pretty!!

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