Sure, backsplashes have a practical purpose – as the name implies, but they can and should be so much more. The right backsplash will be a focal point for your kitchen and tie the whole room together.
Here are some ideas for selecting the right material and designing your backsplash to fit your own personality.
Subway tile has been a favorite for many years, and promises to be for the foreseeable future. It has a classic look that never goes out of style. If you choose subway tile, you can be creative with the installation pattern; have them installed in unusual patterns, such as herringbone, chevron or vertically.
Concrete tile backsplashes create a sense of formality in the kitchen. Large, bold kitchen backsplash tiles are increasingly popular and the nature of their material makes for strikingly bold patterns.
Stone and brick make excellent tile backsplashes as well and create beautiful focal points for any kitchen. Not as easy to clean as other materials, they might not be the best selection if there are children in the family.