It really brightens the space, which is always my goal. Our house was not built with many windows, and the previous owners enclosed the back patio to be an Arizona room, so the kitchen doesn't get as much light as I'd like. Painting the cabinets, and now adding the backsplash has helped.
It's still cloudy and gorgeous here today. Our forecasted high is in the 70s! Pinch me. To celebrate, we are baking lots and lots of cookies. And probably going to the park. Or at least out back. Hooray!