There are a lot of selections that go into a good kitchen design, and once you have your countertops selected, the backsplash is the next feature to choose. In THIS post, I reviewed why we love quartz countertops. But whether you choose quartz, marble, granite, or any of the many other options, choosing the right kitchen backsplash is an important task.
There are a lot of directions a backsplash can take. It’s important you find something you can live with for quite a few years. A kitchen update or renovation is inconvenient and can be costly, so you won’t want to want to change your selection for a while. [Unless you just love change AND have a money tree in your backyard. If that is the case, please call me. We can help. :)]
Seriously, if you’re looking for a clean, neutral look, a white tile with white grout is a great solution and is virtually timeless. It doesn’t have to be subway tile either, it can be a non-standard shape, such as this “picket” style. It’s a little less traditional, but won’t be dated in a few years.
Another option is to take the same or similar slab as your countertops and use it as a backsplash. This can be plain and simple – or a slab with more veining and / or movement
Another option that is not going to jump out and smack you in the face every time you walk into the kitchen is to use a marble veined subway tile.
This kitchen renovation included the marble veined 8″ subway tile installed in a herringbone pattern. It’s unique without being bold.
And this new construction kitchen had the same veined style of tile, but it was a 4″ tile and laid in a classic brick lay pattern.
Another option with a light tile is to use dark grout. This makes more of a statement, but still has a uniform pattern. Emily Henderson goes into more detail about grout in her blog post HERE.
And talk about a bold backsplash option. Check out this tile and pattern!
You can even mix in a bold tile with a more conservative overall backsplash. We are just wrapping up a project (below) where we inserted a beautiful cement tile accent behind the range to complement the subway tile in the rest of the kitchen. This is a snapshot with my smart phone, so stay tuned for the gorgeous professional images!
This beautiful gold leaf subway tile (below) is a great accent to the white subway tile you see in the kitchen background. It is laid in a stylish herringbone pattern for a little extra oomph. You do not have to use the same selection throughout the kitchen space. If there is a natural break, it’s a great space to do something different.
Do you need a change in your kitchen style? Whether it’s just a facelift or a total renovation, give us a call to discuss the options.