There are many types of backsplash materials that you can choose from, and when it comes to kitchen backsplash design, you don’t even need to pick just one! You might choose to include a focal area design that uses different tile or materials from the rest of your backsplash.
When choosing materials for your new kitchen backsplash, you’ll want to take into account the style of your kitchen (modern, farmhouse, country, minimalist) and the colors/materials directly next to your backsplash – your kitchen cabinets and countertop. Some homeowners prefer that a backsplash blend with the color palette of the kitchen, and others will use backsplash design to create bold, eye-catching color and material choices.
Another consideration for materials is maintenance. Kitchen backsplashes that include stone, for example, will need periodic sealing to prevent odors from penetrating them over time. You will want to fully research the maintenance recommendations before installing your backsplash.
Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
There are many shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns to choose from. Here are a few of our favorite kitchen backsplash ideas that our customers have chosen and we have installed.
Grout size and color can also dramatically change the design aesthetic of your kitchen backsplash. The look of a white subway tile backsplash, for example, can change dramatically if you use a dark black grout or any color grout, versus using a matching white grout.
The kitchen experts at Innovative are happy to discuss all of your ideas so that we can design and install the kitchen backsplash of your dreams.
Subway Tile Backsplash
Classic and timeless are just two of the reasons that subway tile backsplashes have endured over time. In most applications, subway tile is applied in a monochromatic design with a grout that matches the tile or is slightly different. However, more bold subway tile applications include a significant difference between the tile and grout color.
Mosaic Tile Backsplash
A more recent trend in kitchen backsplash design is the use of mosaic tile. Mosaic tile can offer a greater variety of colors and patterns, and typically appears using smaller tiles. It might also include a mix of ceramic, metallic, or even glass tiles, to provide homeowners with many design options to choose from.
Modern Backsplash Tiles
Whether you choose a hexagon-shaped tile or scalloped tile, there are many backsplash tile shape options beyond the rectangle or square. Using different-shaped tiles can provide a more artistic , modern, and trendy look to your kitchen backsplash.