The much beloved backsplash: a feature many viewers wait in anticipation to be revealed on their favorite HGTV show. If you’re considering a remodel, your designer will almost certainly ask you, backsplash or no?
Despite the popularity of the backsplash many remodelers ask, is it really necessary? Little do they know, the backsplash provides form and function.
A backsplash protects from the myriad of agents that can hurt your kitchen walls: Grease, harsh cleaners, water, and food splashes. In the old days, people used linoleum and laminate to make cleaning food splatter a bit easier.
Nowadays, the backsplash is utilized to add interest, color, texture, and beauty to a kitchen. Installing a backsplash in a material different from kitchen counters adds an element of surprise and can quickly put some wow in your kitchen.
Here are some fun ideas to inspire you for your next remodel:
Patterned backsplashes are a great way to add art and interest to a plain kitchen and make it a memorable place to make warm memories.
This floral backsplash adds a splash of color to a simple English country kitchen.
This aluminum backsplash with fleur de lis pattern adds a touch of vintage and old ornate décor with a brush of silver.
This retro black and white tile backsplash is a fun throwback with an exciting graphic. The checkers take a plain wall and provide movement and energy.
One of the hottest new design trends is incorporating marble. It looks luxurious, provides interesting texture, and can take any room from good to grand.
Try a gigantic slab for maximum impact, or a unique pattern like the herringbone below.
An unexpected choice for a backsplash is one of nature’s favorite materials: wood. Both of these unique uses of wood add warmth to a cool kitchen. An excellent solution for designers and remodelers looking to make a sterile kitchen a bit cozier.
Try reclaimed wood for an Eco-friendly, updated choice.
This paneled backsplash adds an unexpected pop of color. This is a groutless option made of a decorative acrylic resin. This particular acrylic is manufactured using pre-consumer-waste aluminum flake. The deep blue pops against the warm-toned wood. An acrylic backsplash can add a touch of glitz to complement the natural feel of the cabinets.
This earthy green tile is simple and adds a new dimension of texture against the earthy wooden island and cabinets.
This sunburst pattern was named House Beautiful’s kitchen of the year. This corner is the wet-bar portion of the kitchen and is made from gold-striped Calcutta marble tiles. This sunburst pattern adds some glitz with gold, and is a really unique way to make a statement. Perfect for a formal dining experience in your kitchen.
This scallop tile hints at the ocean in an elegant, understated way with a bit of shimmer. The tile ties in the verdigris, the beautiful rusted color lining the inside of the lantern fixtures.
A backsplash is a wonderful way to incorporate texture and style to your home.