Look: Faux Ombre Kitchen Tile
A kitchen backsplash is one of the few surfaces in the kitchen where practicality can go from the door. While you don’t want to escape control and start plastering something such as gold-leaf for your kitchen backsplash, then this surface allows for more creativity because it doesn’t face a lot of wear and tear.
While we encounter a number of original backsplashes on Houzz, the ombre appearance of this backsplash is something we’d never noticed before. The apple-green tile inside this kitchen almost looks like a color gradient. The appearance gives this San Francisco kitchen — designed by Amoroso Design — a young and fresh feel.
It may seem like this tile has been gently dipped in bright green glaze, but the effect really comes from the light. Conveniently positioned at strategic points underneath cabinets and countertops makes the tile a little more visually interesting, while still maintaining its classic appearance.
Glazed in a brilliant peridot shade, Amoroso Designs utilized a very simple subway tile from Walker Zanger’s Studio Moderne lineup, designed by Michael Berman. “The appearance is a very cool consequence of the lighting,” says Amoroso Designs creator Shelly Amoroso. “It evokes a mood, rather than flattening the appearance with a light that is consistent ”
The best part is, the impact changes from different points of view in the galley-style kitchen, and may be mixed up even more by turning particular lights on and specific lights away. From here, the eye is attracted towards the milder shades of green near the end of the kitchen.
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