The kitchen island with its distressed and stained mahogany butcher-block provides a spacious prep area for the avid baking enthusiast and serves double duty for serving and entertaining. The backsplash beneath the upper cabinets is oversized subway tile in white, with white grout.
For the Pinos' backsplash, HGTV Kitchen Cousins chose a neutral-toned glass tile with white grout to keep the white theme consistent. The tiles allow plenty of light to reflect off the surface and into the kitchen.
Inspired by the look of New York City buildings, designer Tomas Frenes used black subway tile with white grout, LED lighting that mimics the style of neon signs and a custom smoked glass window to create an urban style in this master bathroom.
Two stylistically different backsplashes are used in the vintage-inspired kitchen. Behind the stove are teal-blue vertical tiles extending to the ceiling, while the adjacent wall features dark gray penny-round and is finished with bone white grout to accent the shape of the tiles.
Since shiny black floor surfaces tend to draw attention to imperfections, large-scale, rectangular porcelain tiles featuring a dulled, chalky finish were used. In order to add contrast to the floor and highlight the lines of the tile, the contractor used white grout.
White subway tile wainscoting with dark grout adds a vintage look to this pale green bathroom. A furniture-style white vanity and clawfoot tub bring a touch of elegance to the casual feel of this space.
The backsplash in this bathroom is the star of the show. Its circular white tiles are presented uniquely with black grout -- the contrast is striking, and dark grout doesn't show dirt and stains as readily as light.