Warm It Up To add visual warmth to this urban kitchen, designer Tina Muller used tumbled natural stone along the walls for the backsplash. When paired with stainless steel appliances, white fusion granite countertops and dark-chocolate maple cabinetry, the backsplash instantly appears clean and contemporary.
Those kitchen cabinets are amazing! Mix Aubusson blue and Napoleonic blue, then clear wax to get this look. Don't forget to clean your cabinets really well before painting! (Kitchen Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2014)
Compile Colors - Patterned slate tiles connect to form a backsplash that pulls together the colors of this Asian-inspired kitchen. Rich brown and red tones in the tile echo the warm wood floors and cabinets, while steely grays help the sleek stainless-steel appliances blend.
This kitchen balances the blue accent wall with white subway tile and black granite countertops. More blue kitchen design ideas: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/color-schemes/inspiration/blue-kitchen-design-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin071613blackcountertops=4