Installing a backsplash in your kitchen can instantly change the entire look and feel of your kitchen. Backsplash materials are not as limited as they have been in prior years. Resources such as personal DIY blogs and home improvement websites and television shows offer many ideas for creative kitchen backsplashes. When designing your backsplash, try to identify ways to incorporate your personality to make the space your own. There are several creative kitchen backsplash ideas for designers looking to create a unique backsplash.
Glass Tile Backsplash Ideas
Give your kitchen a burst of color with a bright backsplash design. If your kitchen is decorated in neutral colors, a bright glass tile
will add a dash of color enhancing the overall feel of the room. As seen below, although the color stands out from the other neutral tones in the room, it does encourage a smooth flow from space to space.
- Contrasting shiny and matte glass tile
- Rectangular glass tile
Unique Backsplash Materials: Mixed Materials
If you find yourself torn between two styles of backsplash, step out of your comfort zone and use both. Using two or more materials to create a custom design backsplash will surely add personality and style to your kitchen. As shown here, designer Helen Richardson combined marble tile and stainless steel to create a decorative backsplash. Not only does the mixing of materials create an unique design, but it also gives you the option to create a focal point as seen below.
Creative Backsplash Ideas:
Create a Focal Point
A lot of famous interior designers wow their clients by creating a focal point with kitchen backsplash. These designers focus on creating a backsplash in one area. This is usually over the stove or sink. Most often, these types of backsplashes are designed with mosaic tile. The eclectic design of many mosaic tile options are perfect for creating unique eye catching backsplashes.
As bizarre as it may seem, using the one material for countertops and the backsplash can also create work well. If this is the option for you, consider marble, granite or porcelain. As seen below, this look creates a clean, sleek and modern space. The designer, chose marble tile for the counter tops and the backsplash.
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