Recently I helped a client pick out new tile for a back splash for their kitchen renovation. They painted their cabinets white, and antiqued them with a pecan glaze. They added beautiful granite counter tops, kitchen sink, faucet, and hardware. They wanted to keep the back splash light but tie in the darker granite.
Here is a closer up detail of the tile back splash:
The colored glass can get quite pricey; however, by adding it as an occasional accent piece it ties in other colors and keeps the cost down.
They did a fantastic job on this renovation, such a difference to how much it lightens and brightens the room!