It's no secret I love a great feature tiled splash back and open shelves in a kitchen. And how amazing does this herringbone pattern look? Using a darker grout makes the pattern appear prominent, and the copper pendants are just perfect here.
I was watching one of those American reno shows last night and the girl was using dark grout with her white honeycomb shaped tiles and they came up amazing. I tossed up about the dark grout in my own kitchen.