Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

If you’re looking to update your kitchen, just want to upgrade you kitchen backsplash or even install a new one, the first step is to look at the wide range of kitchen backsplash styles and materials available. If you are looking for a understated elegant look or a bold, intricate and eye-catching look, the choices for kitchen backsplashes are huge.

Finding the right style for your kitchen backsplash starts with what are you are trying to do to the kitchen. Do you want an overall make-over of your kitchen or use the backsplash to draw away slightly from the design by adding some visual pop to your kitchen. Backsplashes are a wonderful way to add color and eye-catching aesthetic appeal to kitchens. You can use a backsplash as an excellent opportunity to express your style personality and can complement a minimalist design with some pop of color or art.

In addition to the aesthetic and protective qualities of a kitchen backsplash, many backsplash styles also offer an added benefit of convenience. The intended purpose of a backsplash, apart from visual appeal, is to protect the wall from cooking mess. If a backsplash is doing its job—and a kitchen is regularly used to prepare meals—then it’s a good bet the backsplash gets dirty quite often and needs consistent cleaning. Ceramic tile and glass backsplashes, in particular, offer a convenient “wipe clean” benefit, as their uniform, smooth surfaces allow them to be cleaned quickly and easily.

Most backsplash materials are available in a wide variety of styles, colors, shapes and sizes, and they can be purchased at just about any home improvement store, either online or in-store. Research the materials you want to use before purchasing them so that you create the right look for your kitchen.

You can achieve the vintage look by using subway tiles or penny tiles. Both styles of times are trending and look great when upgrading your backsplash. Subway tiles are usually white or light colors, with a light grout is used. Penny tiles are usually round in shape. If you are looking for something not as light and bright, a wide variety of colors and styles are available.

Mosaic tile is another familiar kitchen backsplash design, especially for anyone looking to add some visual diversity to their kitchen. Glass, ceramic or stone are the most common materials used for mosaic tile. These small tiles stick to a mesh backing and are arranged in a diverse pattern. The mesh backing eliminates individual tile placement and grouting, making mosaic tile a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts.

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