When renovating your kitchen there are 3 main elements to consider: Cabinets, Back splash and Flooring which together makes a huge impact on the overall look and design of your kitchen. Here we are sharing some tips for when you are off to choose the perfect back splash tile for your kitchen makeover.
Gone are the days of those square and strip mosaic tiles, today with the range of tiles available you can turn your kitchen into a work of art and then put some art up on the walls too. Starting with the basic subway tile which is a classic with its rectangular shape and clean lines, it is most commonly used in white providing the perfect background to any cabinet or flooring. If you are a color lover then consider aqua or a more bohemian color to bring an eclectic flavor to the room.
Consider how you want to lay your subway tiles next, you have the option to lay them staggered in a brick formation, or one below the other for a very modern look or angled in a chevron pattern. Here at the Cedarglen Kitchen Remodel we laid the tile one below the other giving the room a very modern vibe.
MATCHING COUNTER TOPS WITH BACK SPLASH
Here are some beautiful kitchens where they have continued the granite or marble counter onto the back splash making the space look seamless and larger. This is a great option for a tiny kitchen as it gives a sense of continuity to the space. Am loving the black cabinets that contrast well with the white giving the room an almost graphic feel. The open shelves, pops of green, black lighting...........they got it all right here, didn't they!
GEOMETRICS & TEXTURE
For a modern contemporary look consider going for geometric patterns or texture in your tiles. Today the progress they have made in tile products is quite amazing. At the Jeffcoat kitchen remodel we chose 30 x 10'' large format textured tile resulting in less grout lines and more focus on the tiles. The pretty pattern and texture brings a softness to the all black cabinets and contrasts well with the grey/brown floors.
Contrast lovers will adore the below options of pairing darks with lights creating a fun energetic vibe in the room. From grey concrete tiles to exposed brick and high impact black mosaic these fearless home owners have really brought personality to their kitchen spaces through these bold choices. Good design comes from taking calculated risks and if this makes you nervous then consider bringing in the pros to make the right choices first time round.
PATTERNS & PRINT
The big trend right now is patterned tile that comes in either cement or porcelain finishes. They are being used either as back splash, flooring, in washrooms, mudrooms, literally everywhere. They come in a range of fun prints and patterns allowing you to really let your inner artist shine. The great thing about the prints is that they come in subtle colors or high impact graphic designs, small prints to large prints, flat surfaces to highly textured leaving you with a wide range to select from.
Aside from the back splash tile don't forget about lighting and bar stools, rugs, artwork, styling your shelves, adding some plants, etc etc........all the things we would love to help you with. If you are about to go into a Kitchen Reno here is another post that might help you with your choices: Top Kitchen trends
7/23/2019 01:17:27 am
This is an awesome post. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thank you so much.
7/24/2019 06:12:13 pm
I like that you said that good design comes from taking calculated risks and if that makes you nervous then consider bringing in the pros to make the right choices. My husband and I are remodeling our kitchen and we are trying to decide on the right backsplash to make it a little bit more unique. I think that it would be smart to look at different designs and talk to a professional about how each one would look in our kitchen so that we can make sure to choose one that will look good and that won't look completely random.
6/28/2022 10:22:53 pm
Although you wouldn't think glass would make a decent backsplash for a kitchen, it is completely impermeable to water, making it a great choice if your kitchen experiences a lot of steam, wetness, and splashes. And don't worry, it won't readily break or shatter. The natural translucency of glass tile, which comes in a variety of hues, produces a brilliant, glossy look unlike any other. The glass will often be strengthened and scratch-resistant as well. Glass is translucent, though, therefore a skilled installation is required since you will be able to see any shoddy grouting behind it. Nobody wants the grout or glue on their glass-style tile to stare back at them as they look at it!
7/6/2022 10:22:35 pm
You made a good point when you discussed that matching granite or marble counter with backsplash can create a seamless and large space. My mother wants to improve the curb appeal of our kitchen by adding backsplash. I should advise her to choose a kitchen backsplash that matches our countertop.
5/22/2023 07:57:24 pm
Thank you for mentioning that adding a granite or marble counter to the backsplash makes the room appear more open and spacious. This is an excellent choice for a small kitchen since it creates a feeling of continuity. My mother's kitchen is tiny. When she renovates a home's kitchen, I will advise her to get a marble counter.
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