I think everything goes together well except the granite. If I were you I would be looking at Corian instead for a plainer finish. If you put those tiles with the granite you are proposing they will detract from each other.
fwiw I think the tiles, floor, cupboard and paint look lovely together. I'm still not utterly convinced by the granite with it, but that could be because I don't really like the granite itself, so that may be swaying me. It's definitely not terrible like I originally thought, I think i'm probably a bit biased against the granite
OK, update. We went to fired earth to exchange the tiles for something plainer. The ladies in the fired earth shop were happy to do this and showed us various suggestions, but when we put the old tiles with all our worksurface etc they genuinely seemed to think it worked well and the floor and worksurface we have picked out are the same tone (apparently) despite being different colours and they put it with some light green swatches for a wall colour and thought it looked fabulous. I was swayed by them and think it could actually look really nice. They seemed to think it wasn't unusual at all to have patterned tiles with granite worksurfaces.
I hadn't actually seen your link but was just going on the general pattern of granite being too much with the decorative tiles. I have now, however, looked at your granite link and I think it would be horrible with the tiles!
I think you need something plainer, this would be lovely silestone
Couldn't you have a plain worksurface or wood rather than granite? Those tiles look very French country kitchen rather than something sleek and would suit a more rustic kitchen than you appear to be having.
notgood we took one tile along to the kitchen shop to see, it's really hard to tell with just one tile. I said to DH we should go back with lots of a few tiles to really see if it will go or not but he's moaning not sure as it's a fair trek from us to drive (long story). Maybe we should do that to put my mind at rest, although, to be fair, I'm no good at these things so even then may not be able to tell!
We're thinking of ringing up the tile shop and seeing if they would do an exchange if we picked a tile which would for sure coordinate.
So, is the consensus that patterned wall tile and granite doesn't work, or is anyone of the opinion please that this could look fabulous? <clutching at straws>
If I had to say, very roughly to give you an idea the granite is a little like this one
Can't you sell the tiles somewhere? Ebay? Or at least speak to the tile shop & see if they'll take them back. If they're standard stock tiles, they may be willing to give you some sort of refund. We've just had granite worktop installed with upstand & splashback behind the hob & I thought it might be a bit much but it just looks clean and fuss free.
xposted grey we have bought the tiles already! Otherwise we would just do the upstand thing. Have checked t&c and it's been too long to return them . DH thinks they will work but he has no idea or sense of anything
Thanks notgood I'll check out that site now. I still can't make up my mind as to whether the tiles will look a complete red herring or completely make the kitchen. It just feels like patterned tiles + patterned granite might be too much. We are going for a traditional rather than modern look. We bought the tiles already when we thought we were having a knock through kitchen diner (but cost is too prohibitive so am stuck with a small kitchen) so we have to have the tiles!
Kitchen planning has been changed completely several times and now not sure.
We are having off white shaker style units and hopefully a light granite worktop. We additionally have these tiles to use one tile high (aside from above the hob where it's more). Would the wall tiles work with granite worktop. I'm concerned it would look too busy, but also it might look great and add some character to the granite. I'm really not sure and I'm useless on interior design and I can't find any pictures online of anyone doing anything similar, which makes me wonder why