We are a few weeks off from the kitchen renovation being complete and a few decisions still need to be made. Depending on the tile we choose, it may have to be ordered. So let’s get to it.
With paint sample in hand, Sherwin-Williams Alpaca, I head to the Contract Mart.
Of all the grays, why Alpaca? We painted bedrooms in Requisite Gray and Alpaca is a light shade from that same family. Plus it looks good with the cabinetry. I asked the guy getting me the sample how do they come up with the names? Do they sit in a room and say…hey that looks like an elephant or concrete or stone? I suggest they have a garbage pail kid edition if they ever run of names…I really like that glooey gabe color, or virus iris..now that’s a color.
I only looked at 4 different boards of samples because we knew what we wanted. A simple white subway tile with white cabinets.
Even choosing a simple tile like we still have many choices.
Bevel or no bevel:
Matte or glossy:
3×6, 4×8, 4×10:
White or gray grout:
Photos from Houzz
Last but not least, how to layout the pattern of tile:
Or straight set
Photos by tiletramp.
We have a few days before we need to order anything, so, it’s something to think about!