I love your living room and that (BM) Smoky Green colour, it's my new favourite blue/green!
I came very close to installing subway tile in a chevron pattern when I renovated my kitchen last year but ended up with a brick pattern because I think it's the most classic.
That said, there's nothing wrong with installing them in a chevron pattern, you'll still have a white, accent-tile-free, backsplash that will work with any colour. Since you are going for a slab profile door which is more contemporary, I might consider a non-traditional subway tile in a longer length similar to this image (below):
Regarding the countertop, I haven't seen the Bianca Luna sample but if it's as creamy as it looks on-line I would go for the black/gray countertop instead. Black would have been my second choice after a white countertop.
Since your cabinets are white and not off-white/cream your countertop should relate.
When you choose your pulls/knobs make sure you consider something that looks custom, here's an idea I really like. This pull (below) comes in something like 16 different sizes, however most people just choose one size and do it on every single door and drawer.
Since hardware can make or break the look and feel of your kitchen, installing this standard pull using custom sizes on each drawer or cabinet door transforms it from ordinary to special and like a designer was there.
See more hardware ideas on my Pinterest board here.
Your wood floor will warm up your white kitchen and the best thing about it is you can accessorize so many ways because you won't have colours that will boss you around forever (not that there's anything wrong with that either).
A white kitchen needs a few basic accessories:
Herbs in pots. Wooden spoons and a matching pepper mill.
A carved bowl with two faux bananas and one or two faux apples or pears. Then when the avocados or tomatoes that you store in bowls in your kitchen are eaten, your bowl isn't totally empty.
My nephews have a game they play when they are at my house, which fruit is fake and which is real, haha. I found some fabulous small fake melons at an antique shop earlier this year and I have two porcelain bananas that look totally real! When I properly photograph my kitchen coming up soon, I'll show them to you.
I bought a Lemon Cypress topiary for my kitchen at Christmas time, I loved the spring green colour and it lasted in my North facing kitchen for over 7 months! Here's a small Cypress plant in a white pot (below) that you can find at any nursery.
Three green water bottles also look great sitting against white subway tile and here's another cool, organic looking bowl that could warm up white.
One more thing to think about is that if are installing uppers on either side of your hood fan I would either do a regular hood fan with cabinets above or give it some room. Hood fans that are visible up to the ceiling look better with either open shelving on either side or just some space. See my White Kitchens pinterest board for lots more examples of either option.
Hope this helps make your white kitchen happy Stefanie!
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I walked into HomeSense on the weekend and found an area rug for my family room. It had to have a green -gray undertone and there it was in the right size and everything. I brought it home.
One more week and I'll be in Toronto for my True Colour Expert Workshop, there's two spaces left, still time to jump in. Register here.