Creating a tile backsplash in your kitchen will give it a very fresh and bright look. Check out the ideas given here for designing a tile backsplash.

Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Kitchen is the place where mommies spend a considerable amount of their time. It is very necessary for the room to have a fresh and refreshing look. Otherwise, the drab look of the kitchen will only add to the fatigue that results from working there. One of the best ways to brighten up the kitchen is by designing a tile backsplash. It will not only make the kitchen look good, but also protect the wall surface from the splatter of day-to-day cooking. In this article, we have provided a number of ideas and tips for designing a kitchen tile backsplash.
Ideas for Designing a Tile Backsplash 
  • If you want minimal of fuss, the best idea is to go for contemporary kitchen backsplash. In this, you make use of the same material on the splash as the one on the countertop (polished granite works very good) and give a simple look to the kitchen. Disruptive patterns, choppy grout joints and busy stones should be avoided in this look.
  • If you still love the good old times, why not recreate the magic in your kitchen. The Old-world look will require you to make use of materials like jagged cobblestone, chipped marble, flaked and worn-down tiles, etc for making the backsplash. For the countertops, tile, granite, marble and travertine work the best. As for the color, go for creams, beiges, subtle gold, light browns, etc.
  • Another option is to go for the Mediterranean look for your kitchen backsplash. Here, you should make use of bold and colorful hand-painted tiles. You should make use of seaside colors like blues and greens, with jewel tone accents. When paired with earth toned countertops and cabinets, the look is just perfect. The basic idea here is to help you get the feel of France or Italy in your old kitchen itself.
  • Metal is in these days, be it in the color of cars or the look of the kitchen. So, this time why don’t you go for metals for your kitchen backsplash as well as countertops? The most popular materials are copper, tin and even stainless steel. Not only do they look good, but are also very easy to clean and maintain. 
Kitchen Tile Backsplash Tips 
  • Always decide on the countertop material before deciding on the material to be used for the backsplash. Since the former involves greater investment, it is advisable to coordinate the latter with it, rather than vice-versa.
  • Kitchen backsplash should always be designed, keeping in mind the overall theme of the kitchen. For example, an Old World backsplash, combined with a Contemporary kitchen, is definitely going to look odd.
  • Make sure to seal all the stone surfaces with a penetrating sealer. This will help in easing the pressure of maintenance.
  • Murals and mosaics in the kitchen backsplash look good when they are teamed with countertops that have a uniform or subtle color and pattern.
  • The color of the kitchen backsplash should be chosen in such a way that it complements the countertops as well as the cabinets.
  • You can highlight your kitchen backsplash with the use of lights. Low voltage lighting, with dimmer switches, works the best in this case.

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