Once again, we’re turning our attention to the kitchen! So you have gorgeous cabinets and stunning countertops, but what’s on the walls? The kitchen backsplash is the perfect place to make a statement in your kitchen design. It takes up very little space but makes a huge impact. Installing new kitchen backsplash tiles is a relatively quicker project than other kitchen improvement tasks. You can even complete this before the holidays arrive. Check out these ideas to make your kitchen backsplash the focal point of the house!
Marble Slab Backsplash
Marble and other stone or quartz products are an elegant and luxurious material to use in a kitchen design. The material itself is stunning as is, with its dreamy color scheme and unique veining. Installing in full slabs provides a sleek and seamless look by eliminating grout lines. Further, you can make a bigger statement if you already have matching marble counters. Pairing your counters and backsplash in this fashion gives the illusion this area of the kitchen was cut out from a block of marble — very impressive and unexpected!
Classic Ceramic and Stone Tiles
You can never go wrong with classic subway tile in ceramic or glass finishes, and some folks consider beveled tiles which is a great look. Herringbone patterns and alternate designs are very popular using monochromatic color. Further, subway tiles are now available in many sizes, not just the traditional 3 x 6. Natural marble and stone, or ceramic tiles that mimic natural stone, are very popular and a solid choice for those that appreciate more movement or interest for their backsplash. Tried and true never goes out of fashion but it has been modernized over time.
Metallic Finish Tiles
Want something that catches the eye even more? Add major shine with metallic backsplash tiles. In fact, the metal trend has been growing more and more popular in contemporary kitchen design. Even if you aren’t strictly going for a contemporary kitchen, a metallic finish backsplash lends a cool texture to your home. Done correctly, it’s super chic and even elegant. There are many colors and finishes available on the market. Some tiles create a mirrored effect while others may have that brushed metal finish. Mostly, designers love to help homeowners mix-and-match metals.
The kitchen backsplash area is traditionally referred to as the wall space just above the counters or up to the upper cabinets. In this suggestion, we’ll follow the adage “the bigger, the better.” Consider taking your backsplash material all the way up to the ceiling. The right material for this project puts a modern twist to even classic backsplash tiles. Another perk of ceiling-high backsplashes is creating the impression of a larger kitchen since the continuous wall pattern wants to draw your eyes upward.
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