When people think about the easiest way to change up their kitchen, most immediately think of paint – it’s easy to pick out a new colour and give their kitchen walls a facelift. But another option is the backsplash. Confined to a limited amount of space, the backsplash has the ability to add personality, colour and life to a kitchen in a cost-effective way. As evidenced by the backsplash, you don’t have to tackle a larger kitchen project or space to have a dramatic impact on the room’s overall look and feel.
Subway tile and glass tiles are options that appeal to most colour palates and are classic choices, but there are many alternatives available to reflect your personality and brighten up your kitchen with just a few days work. Here are some of the looks we love:
Our personal preference at the moment is the chevron. It is a fresh design using beautiful, warm marble arranged in a visually interesting design. It feels like a classic, with a little twist.
Another option is to go stainless. With so much stainless steel used in appliances, not every kitchen can handle this style, but if you have a custom kitchen, or panels on your fridge or dishwasher, then a little brightness and fun with the stainless backsplash can be a great choice.
We are blessed that more interesting patterns have become available in marble tiles. It adds an understated elegance and interest without overwhelming the viewer.
For those that want something with a little sizzle and bling, there are also many backsplash tiles available that have an iridescent quality and definitely add a more over-the-top feel, even in a typically smaller space. For those that have a more generous budget, a marble slab can make any kitchen more beautiful. It is a classic design and can connect backsplash and counter together in a timeless fashion.
A bolder option is a bright colour block glass backsplash that is a blend of glass and artwork together. This is not for the faint of heart, but if you have a bold personality it just might be the choice for you.
For those that don’t want to commit to only one tile option, you can also create a picture-in-picture look by framing a smaller portion of tile. Offsetting it in this way creates a sense of art behind the cooktop. Typically installed in larger kitchens where there is space to make this design possible, it is another option to add interest.
The average backsplash is typically 20 square feet, so why not infuse some personality into this space and choose a tile or material to make your kitchen a work of art?