A kitchen backsplash is important real estate for any kitchen design. These unique design aspects bring life to every kitchen, elevating the overall design and often creating a conversation piece for anyone who sees it. Choosing the best kitchen backsplash for your home isn’t always easy, so take your time and consider all of the potential options before you settle on the perfect one.
Tile is one of the most popular and versatile backsplash options. It’s water-resistant, fairly easy to install, and it comes in many different materials and designs.
Subway tile is simple and trendy. It’s a basic white tile, so it can work in many different kitchens. Subway tile also comes in several sizes—standard, large, and narrow. Choosing a size that creates a specific look to go with your kitchen design is a great way to really liven up the space.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are typically square and come in many different designs. You can choose a pattern that is vibrant and intricate or go with something more natural, mute, and understated. Options include herringbone tile, Portuguese tile, quilt tile, painted tile, glazed tile, chevron tile, and many others.
Marble is more of an investment, but it’s a beautiful and unique material to use for a kitchen backsplash. With no two marble slabs ever being the same, choosing marble guarantees a one-of-a-kind aesthetic for your kitchen design. Choose grey marble for an even more bold and more interesting look that works well in both vibrant and neutral kitchen designs.
Soapstone is a beautiful and dramatic black stone that will look stunning in white or neutral kitchens. It’s an eye-catching kitchen backsplash that won’t darken your kitchen too much if you design the rest of the area to be light and inviting. By doing this, you’ll have a visually interesting contrast that has everyone who sees it talking.
Sometimes wallpaper is the right touch for a kitchen backsplash, and it’s almost as versatile as tile. These can be uniquely hand-painted, geometric, or done in a zig-zag pattern, among many other designs. The downside of wallpaper is that it won’t hold up to moisture as well as other options, but don’t count it out. Well-maintained wallpaper can create a stunning visual that elevates your kitchen design.
When you want a light and airy feel, choosing an arched window instead of a backsplash can be just the right touch. While this option might not work in every kitchen, it will make a big statement wherever it’s used. Bring the outdoors indoors with a large arched window that invites in natural light and a lovely landscape.
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