Renovating your kitchen is a big project, and one that requires homeowners to make a ton of decisions. From flooring to paint, design layout to countertop, choosing all the details that go into your new kitchen space is something you’ll want to spend some time on. Choosing your kitchen backsplash is one of those details that deserves a decent amount of attention.
It may seem like an easy task, but choosing your backsplash can be complicated. The backsplash you choose will affect your overall kitchen design. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! The options available today range in colour, material, size and texture – this means that there really is something to suit everyone’s taste.
How To Pick The Best Backsplash For Your Space
When choosing a kitchen backsplash, there are four main things for homeowners to consider. Each of these elements can add significant impact to your overall kitchen design.
Neutral (white, cream or beige) backsplash colours are very common. But you can now get tiles in almost any color imaginable. Backsplash trends for 2017 are showing more pops of colour and a move away from neutrals.
A more creative choice includes combining two colours, adding a twist to your kitchen work area. A colour band at the bottom of the backsplash followed by a neutral that stretches to the ceiling results in a simple, yet more daring style.
The current trend has homeowners venturing beyond the usual heights, including venturing up to the ceiling. Ceiling-height backsplash creates a focal point that can serve to unite all other aspects of your kitchen and can also brighten the space up, a positive result for even small kitchens.
Material and Finish
Ceramic tile, brick, hand painted tile, glass tile or stone – the material you choose should be based on personal preference as well as the overall design style you are trying to achieve. Mirrored and metallic finishes are gaining in popularity. A mirror finish gives tiles a glossy reflective surface, which is an excellent choice if your kitchen gets a lot of natural light. A metal finished backsplash creates an industrial and artistic feel.
Shape and Pattern
Subway tiles are still an extremely popular choice for kitchen backsplashes. However, it is important to know that the traditional 3” X 6” tiles are not the only option. Homeowners can now choose from 3” X 9” or even 4” X 12”.
Additionally, other up and coming tile patterns include checkered, herringbone, travertine and chevron. Another trend to consider involves the use of tile patterns inspired by cultures. Patterns inspired by Moroccan and Indian culture are extremely popular choices.
If you do choose a “busy” pattern, complimenting it with a plain countertop or white cabinetry is the best way to highlight the beauty of the patterned backsplash and make it feel like a piece of art.
Bringing It All Together
As you can see, kitchen backsplash can serve a focal point in your space and really needs to work well with the other design elements you choose as part of your kitchen renovation. Working with a trusted and professional contractor is one of the best ways to ensure that your kitchen renovation will produce the look and feel that you’ve always dreamed about. At domilya GROUP, we are passionate about transforming your dreams into reality – call us at (647) 264-6387 to book your complimentary consultation.