Also on these boards
The hood is not the monstrosity most are and could easily be hidden by cabinetry. Also a very practical back splash ~ grout free porcelain tiles. Porcelain has color all the way through the tiles so if they're chipped it's not so noticeable - very good especially for floors.
Here, slate tiles in a mix of brown and blue tones create a lively backsplash that serves as the focal point of this kitchen. The tiles also add color to an otherwise all-brown kitchen and texture, as two different types of slate were used to achieve the desired combination.