Originally Posted by chinadog
That looks pretty nice. Are those a dark silver or are they more black? Wasn't sure if the flash washed out the color.
These are sort of a silver/grey background and if you look closely you see sort of black specks, if the makes sense.
Personally, I liked the tins, but didn't like the color. My wife picked the color so I'll giver her the credit or the blame. But she likes it, so guess that is all that matters.
We ordered about 12 samples before deciding on which color to get. We got from,http://www.americantinceilings.com/?...FRZXWAoddBBCbQ
They have a section on using them as back splashes. It really is easy, tho remember this is tin. I cut my finger pretty good once. Here is the FAQ's for doing a back splash. BTW, they talk about adding trim to "finish" the ends. I just planned it where I any visible ends were "factory finished" so I really didn't bother with any trim. I had also added under counter lights, and they do reflect off the tin a little and look nice.
I noticed they added a note about uneven cutting with tin snips. This is VERY true. Now in my situation, I was planning on adding under counter lights, so when I had the cabinets installed I had them do a light rail. So when I cut the tins, I put the cut end at the top, where unless you stick your head under the counter, you can't see it. But if you don't have a light rail, you might follow their suggestion and have them cut. In my case I got luck and only wasted two pieces. I was able to slide the cut portion behind the microwave, so again, you don't see anything uneven. I ended up with a pretty clean look. Only one seem didn't come out like I wanted, but it is back in the corner where you don't see it.http://www.americantinceilings.com/p...plash-faq.html