All of the major surfaces together at last! Here is a pic of the soapstone sample (oiled), the veneer sample, a possible paint color and a likely candidate for backsplash tile along with what what unanimously voted as the floor tile:
(The backsplash tile is the 3×6 and the paint chip is the teeny yellowish thingy. The tile is a crackle wheat color – hard to tell in the photo. Both could change, but their replacements will likely be similar. )
The floor tile ended up being the Laufen Inferno, not the Marazzi Jade (you know, the “flu remnants” one). At least for now. I would venture to say that we need the full 24-48 hours of light cycle through the kitchen to fully confirm. Fact of the matter is that when we had both floor samples in the kitchen they were so close it really wouldn’t matter. There is a slightly more green cast to the Jade than the Inferno. Since my favorite color is yellow and I wanted to do just a few red or rust accents, the Inferno works a bit better.
Oh, and the Olive was a resounding NO. Too light and looked cheapey.
I woke up at 5:30 this morning – last day of school excitement perhaps – and had an idea. Didn’t run it by Himself yet (hi, honey!), but maybe we’d use the leftover floor tiles and cut them into smaller pieces – a la large mosaic-ey – and tie those into the subway tile for the backsplash in a decorative way. Since tile backsplash is only going over the sink and stove, we’d have more than enough I’m sure. Haven’t fleshed this idea out fully yet – and I need to see the new stove in place to see how high up it goes in the back. Regardless, I’m picturing a 2 hour design session with my guru – since that was genius work on the bathroom 3 years ago – and whatever we come up with will be Awesome times 10.