I just had the nicest conversation with Susan Jablon of Susan Jablon Mosaics! I purchased our 1x3 inch Vanilla Bone White Frosted Subway tile sample from her.
To refresh your memory it was this one:
My biggest concern for our kitchen backsplash is it competing with our very busy granite counters. Susan Jablon specializes in custom mosaic blends for these types of projects, but I had never really considered using a blend because I was worried it would give the area to much "action". Susan suggested that I try a tone on tone blend, which means a mixture of the same color tile, only in different finishes. So along with my square foot of the regular Vanilla Bone Frosted tile, she is also sending me a sheet of the frosted and gloss glass finished mosaic blend too!
I was skeptical at first and so Susan took a look at the photos on my blog and she seemed very certain it would give us the look we are going for. I don't have a pic of the tone on tone blend, but it probably looks alot like THIS except she is putting it in the offset configuration rather than the straight line. I will definitely take photos of it when it arrives!
Along with her custom mosaic blends, Susan also has tons of different tile shapes and sizes available for immediate shipping and probably one of the biggest color selections of glass tiles I have ever seen!
If you are interested in checking Susan Jablon Mosaics out, you can click HERE to go to her website. She even has a custom mosaic designer so you can create your own mosaic blend!