How to Choose a Backsplash for Your Granite Counters

“You’ve selected a gorgeous piece of granite for your kitchen.  Now finish off your kitchen and tie everything together with an interesting backsplash.”
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team

So you’ve chosen granite countertops for their beauty and durability, but now you’re stumped about what to use for your backsplash. Granite is a tricky one. There are so many different color and pattern choices. Some are very busy, while others are subtle. Some are dark; others are light. Some have large swooping vein patterns, while others are dotty or splattered.

Each slab is unique, so it’s not possible to make sweeping generalities about what works with every piece of granite. But if you look at why and how these pairings are pleasing, you’ll get some good ideas for a material to pair with the particular stone you’ve fallen for.

Originally Published on HOUZZ, by Becky Harris