Customize your cooking space with a kitchen backsplash. There are so many stunning design options that can help you achieve the aesthetic you want for your kitchen. From modern marble to a rustic kitchen, a backsplash is an affordable and impactful way to enhance the look of your kitchen. But how do you know which kitchen backsplash will work best for your home? You want a backsplash that is going to blend into your overall kitchen decor. The first step is to develop a design plan that will reflect your overall vision of your kitchen design.
About Kitchen Backsplashes
Kitchen backsplashes are more than just a design feature in your kitchen. They are also an effective way to protect your walls from messes and spills. Kitchen backsplash tile is designed to be water-resistant so it’s easy to wipe away any stains.
You will also find that a modern kitchen backsplash is also great at protecting your walls against heat and condensation, which can otherwise lead to paint chipping and damage to your walls. Here are some of the most common kitchen backsplash ideas.
A statement tile is a great way to achieve a simple backsplash without having to spend a lot of time on installation. Statement tiles come in a variety of colours, allowing you to create a feature wall or add character to your space.
Tiles can come in a variety of styles and patterns, from classic subway tiles to more decorative patterned tiles. Your contractor will be able to help you find the right style and design to suit your design goals.
Decorative Tile Backsplash
This style of kitchen backsplash tile can give you a multitude of design options to choose from including patterned, plain or customized tiles. If you are going for a Mediterranean vibe in your kitchen, then you may like a modern backsplash that features colourful patterns and designs similar to kitchens you would see in Italy or Spain.
Do you want to capture your own personal style? Then choose customized backsplash tiles that can be patterned and artistically designed to suit your needs.
Chevron tiles can add dimension and depth to your kitchen backsplash. These are one of the best tiling ideas for kitchens because not only does it allow you to express your creativity, but they are relatively easy to install.
You can create your own fun patterns or simply follow the lines of the tiles to create a beautiful pattern that will catch peoples eyes the moment they walk into your kitchen.
Perhaps one of the most elegant and refined backsplash options is marble block. Cut from a single piece of marble, this type of backsplash can be created to match your countertops, creating a clean line of simplicity and luxury.
Remember, marble blocks can stain easily, so it’s important to consider who you plan to use your workspace before choosing this type of backsplash.
A glass backsplash is a stunning way to keep your kitchen walls looking beautiful, no matter how creative you get when cooking.
Glass tiles are available in a variety of colours and patterns, and is a fully customizable design feature for your kitchen backsplash. Glass backsplashes are easy to keep clean and look great in modern or classic kitchens.
Mosaic backsplashes have been popular with homeowners for many years. This style of backsplash allows you to design unique patterns and make your kitchen a true work of art.
These small tiles are easy to arrange and available in a broad selection of colours, so you can easily brighten your kitchen with very little effort. Mosaic tiles are available in traditional squares or rectangular shapes which allows you to enhance dimension.
A rustic backsplash can be achieved using a variety of material options. The most popular is porcelain tile, which comes in dark, natural colours to create a neutral space and give your backsplash impact. Pair with grey grout for an earthy look.
We recommend natural materials whenever you are trying to achieve a rustic or ‘lived in’ feel. These materials tend to be more durable and easy to maintain in the long run.
There is nothing more classic than a country style or English style kitchen. Materials such as tongue and groove board create depth as they visually enhance the look of your backspace.
Choose colours that reflect the country way of life like creams, mint green, browns and other neutral or earthy colours. Pair with a marble countertop for an added feeling of luxury and modern flair.
Brick backsplashes are ideal for homes in an industrial and vintage setting. This type of backsplash may already exist in your home and may require some care to make it a fully functional backsplash. These adjustments and treatments are quick and affordable.
Brick veneer will make your existing bricks ready for any kitchen creation. If you are starting from scratch, we recommend using man-made or ‘original’ bricks for a classic feel in your kitchen.
Great for cottage or lake-side homes, beaded-board can play off of your existing home decor, and create a home that feels airy and fresh. This type of backsplash is affordable and a great way to add character to a plain or small bathroom.
Pair with contrasting materials as terracotta flooring or copper fixtures for a stunning kitchen vibe.
Updating your kitchen backsplash is a great way to add character and value to your kitchen. Working with your contractor to develop a vision for your kitchen is the perfect place to start your backsplash design. Whether you choose modern, rustic or country, you can find a backsplash that will match your aesthetic and create a space that is inviting for your family and guests.
Moose Kitchen and Bath has the experience and knowledge to help you design and install a backsplash that will make your kitchen walls stand out. Contact us today for a quote and consultation.