Where do I start?
First, decide on whether your backsplash should make a statement or take a backseat to everything else in the kitchen. Look around and analyze what is in the room already. One mistake often made is thinking that every element in a room must be a star.
If your cabinets are elaborate, and or if there is a lot going on in the room, you don’t need another star, select a plain tile. Because choosing something simpler will balance the room. As a result, you will be able to enjoy the other more elaborate elements rather than having them competing with your backsplash for your attention.