When we started doing the decorating, the one thing I really wanted was some glass subway tiles for the backsplash. I've seen them in a lot of places and always liked the look of them. The tile guy, Jean-Paul, said they were a pain to install, but I think they came out great.
The picture is of them before the grouting is completely done and so they actually look better now. I'm hoping to take some pictures with everything cleaned in the next day or so.
The cooktop is below the microwave, but it is still protected at the moment. It is black as well.