Your kitchen backsplash makes a huge impact on the overall appearance of your kitchen. It can be very overwhelming selecting this material due to all of the amazing options out there. If you are having trouble deciding on your backsplash I will give you a few tips to help you in this selection process.
Some of my favorite backsplash trends are subway tile, vertical slab, and running your backsplash up to full height.
Subway Tile is a great option for anyone. With the variety of colors, finishes, textures, sizes, and patterns, you are bound to find a tile that you will fall in love with. Subway has been a trending backsplash for decades beacuase of the variety of selections, it never goes out of style. This backsplash option is not only durable, but generally runs at an affordable cost. To make the simpler subway tiles more intriguing think about having them installed in a pattern, such as a sideways herringbone or a crosshatch pattern.
If you are looking for a clean, seamless backsplash I would recommend running your countertop slab vertically up the wall to create a stunning, eye catching backsplash. This is definitely a more expensive approach to backsplash due to the material and installation costs, however, it will create an amazing, more contemporary look to your kitchen. If you love this idea but would rather not break the bank, I would recommend using a remnant slab along with mixing in a more affordable tile to create a focal point in your kitchen.
Installing your backsplash all the way up to the wall makes for a more complete look. By doing so, you are creating a more finished, impactful space. Often times when a backsplash is only installed to the bottom of the upper cabinets, or even below that point, it can create an unfinished, broken up look. It is definitely worth spending the additional cost to run that tile all the way up the wall.
While selecting your kitchen backsplash consider these three design suggestions and you will in fact create a beautiful, timeless look for your kitchen.