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Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

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Between choosing a layout, appliances, and a color scheme, there’s a lot to consider when designing a kitchen. Backsplashes can span the entire wall, they can be a pop behind the range, or they can cover the area between the countertops and cabinets. From intricate and eye-catching to simple and clean, a backsplash can help you express your style in the kitchen. we have the luxury of installing a variety of materials like natural stone, glass, mirror, metal, brick and wood. Kitchen backsplash design has become more creative and artful with design to incorporate textures and different shaped tiles.


Larger Subway Tiles

The most common size for Subway tiles is 3” x 6”, which have remained popular for years.  A true testament of design & function. But as a result, homeowners are left craving something a little different. With subway tiles still being a hot trend for kitchen backsplashes, it’s not surprising that we are seeing the emergence of larger sizes. Homeowners love them still, for their clean classic look and super easy maintenance. Specifically, we are beginning to see manufacturers produce subway tiles in larger sizes. A large format subway tile backsplash can be especially helpful for a small kitchen where the large tiles create the perception of space. Large format subway tiles can also help in creating a feeling of continuity especially if you are extending the backsplash to the ceiling; besides, let’s not forget the ever favorite…fewer grout lines to clean.


Large Subway Tiles in Kitchen


Patterned Designs

Since the arrival of more neutral countertops, it is no longer enough to have a plain tile backsplash; more homeowners want something that turns heads and creates an interesting focal point for all to admire. Many are beginning to experiment with various tile patterns. One of the hottest upcoming trends involves the use of graphic print or large pattern tiles in big, bold colors. But also keep in mind it’s important to lay out your design ahead of time so that it ends up looking balanced. Since most patterns will be “busy” you have to be careful not to create an overly exciting or over-cluttered kitchen.


A Variety of Colors

Most people are used to neutral (white, gray or beige) backsplash colors.  But now you can get tiles in almost any color you want, backsplashes in 2020 will see a lot more color. From divine black to splashy yellow, anything goes. The backsplash is a good opportunity to introduce personal style a surprising pop of color in the kitchen will just do that. If you want to convey luxury, go for black or charcoal grey tiles. The contrast from surrounding elements such as the cabinetry and countertops will create the luxurious drama desired.

A blue-tiled backsplash introduces a homey feeling. It makes the kitchen feel like a happy yet cool and relaxing place. If you want a burst of energy whenever your eyes drift to the backsplash area, go for red or yellow tiles. 2020 is the perfect time to experiment with new styles and colors.


Alternative Materials

This time don’t just consider just a metal-finished tile backsplash, but metal sheet goods as a backsplash. Some favorites to keep an eye on would be: stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and/or zinc. The same applies to glass-finished backsplash. You can now get full glass tiles to use for your backsplash. Why not incorporate a mixture of materials such as glass and steel? Some people even get creative and put a fabric behind the glass to create a unique look without having to worry about cleaning and or fire hazards. There even can be wood backsplashes, such as wood cladding, shiplap, beadboard, or wainscoting that can take your kitchen to the next level.


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