There’s no hard and fast rule about whether to mirror or contrast the color of your backsplash to your countertop. It really depends on the look you’re trying to achieve.
Combining similar hues creates the feel of a continuous surface, helping to make the space feel more cohesive and connected. Varying the texture and pattern of each surface adds interest while still maintaining harmony.
Opting for contrasting hues draws visual attention to the area, giving it focus. Depending on the texture, color and patterns you combine, the look can be very dramatic or more subtle.
Whichever route you decide on, be sure to consider the finish and style of the other main players in your space…the cabinetry and flooring…to achieve that perfect mix.