Backsplashes: Make A Splash!

A kitchen backsplash can really add drama to your kitchen. The backsplash is the space in between the wall cabinets and the countertop that can feature ceramic tile, stone, custom scenes and painted glass. The choices are quite incredible.

Take a look at the various splashes shown. There are small mosaics in the contemporary kitchen that are black with a light grey grout. The geometric shape really lends itself to the contemporary vibe.

There is a lot to be said for using a tile that is the same color but in different shapes or put on a different angle to showcase the same can look different. In the picture, notice the highly glazed subway tiles that are put in a running pattern for most of the splash area. However, the same tile was installed in a herringbone pattern bordered with a bullnose trim also in white over the range. This is a beautiful way to add design interest without committing to a color.

Using a small band of mosaics within a limestone splash is a beautiful way to add glamour. The picture showcases the little mosaics in metal and glass finishes adding a sparkle to the splash area without overwhelming it.

Last, but not least, is a wood beadboard splash. This backsplash is shown in a pantry area and really captures the old time look in an updated fashion. I can remember going into my grandmother’s pantry and this is the look she had but in pine.

A backsplash is a relatively small area, but can pack a lot of design punch.

Be colorful!

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