Because the house is an open concept (my favorite) I'm also going to paint the little dining area the same color as the living room. Then I would like to do a nice floor to ceiling deep red curtain on the windows in there. I really think it will look beautiful.
We have been going back and forth about what to do with the kitchen. It's an open concept, so it has to go with the living area, but what to do? The current home owners just installed a beautiful dark slate, almost black, counter tops and stainless silver sink. It instantly made the kitchen modern (we saw it before and after. Some people like cannery yellow counters, I am not a fan). So we've decided to to bring the sand color into the kitchen as well.
Now my next dilemma is the back splash. I would love, love, love to go with a glass tile. I love glass tile. They are so beautiful and add that little touch of class to a kitchen. There are so many choices to pick from, and that seems to be my problem. I want something that has the natural pallet in it, but is not to busy.
The first one that caught my eye was this combo slate and glass tile. It matches the counter tops really well, but I'm worried this will start to make the kitchen seem really dark and I'm not sure how well it will work with the sand colored paint. But I love how beautiful it is and I love how it combines both the glass and slate tile. And because the colors are similar, it's not super busy. They have it also in a 1x1 square pattern, but I think I love this style better.
Picking a tile back splash is a lot more difficult then I thought it would be. There are so many options out there. I foresee us getting a lot of samples before we make the decision. But I will be so excited when it's done. We will have a kitchen that is beautiful and just what we want, not the cheap crappy kitchens we've had before in our rentals. And who knows, maybe I'll go completely different and go with a bright green glass like this one.