Kitchen backsplash no longer just protects walls from spills and splatters, it has become a pertinent design component as well as an eye-catching focal point.
With the evolvement from protectant to focal point the design possibilities have greatly increased with so many styles to choose from. There are many material options along with colors and shapes to make the perfect accent in your kitchen.
While trends come and go, homeowners often defer back to the classic glass or ceramic styles. Let’s touch on a few of the most popular styles as well as a few trends designers are seeing now.
Glass tiles add depth and dazzle that ceramic and stone can’t deliver. Offered in a range of finishes from glossy to flat, glass is shown in an endless variety of colors, and can work in small doses as an accent as well as a cover for entire walls.
Ceramic subway tile is one of the most widely used, appearing commonly in homes and businesses. This style usually consists of rectangular ceramic tiles, often in white or light colors, with light grout. If light and bright doesn’t suite your style, a wide variety of colors are available, and the rectangular shapes can be arranged to suit any kitchen design.
Metal offers an industrial vibe as seen in a stainless steel backsplash. The material comes in sheets of flat steel that can be fixed directly to the wall with either glue or screws.
Stone kitchen backsplashes can conform to just about any theme or color pattern. In fact, it is the versatility of natural stone that many people find most appealing. Granite, marble and slate are just a few of the types of natural stone to choose from – each offering a different and unique feel.
Overall style and taste differs for every space, choosing a backsplash to compliment yet stand out from the remainder of your kitchen is important. Turn to the pros for expert advice!