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6 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for Your Next Project

The backsplash has come a long way. Originally, its purpose was just functional, serving to protect walls from spray and splatters. It was often relatively small and relegated to spaces behind the sink and the stove, where the walls are most vulnerable to water from washing dishes and oils and liquids from cooking. But today, especially since the introduction of washable paints, the backsplash primarily serves a decorative function. The backsplash can serve as a vital design element – much like a carpet in a living room, the backsplash can be what really ties the room together! Read on for six kitchen backsplash ideas to help you make the most out of this versatile kitchen feature.

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Choose Your Backsplash Last

Since a backsplash is lightweight, simple to install, and practically limitless in terms of style, we recommend deciding on your backsplash as a final step in your kitchen remodel. Depending on what kind of backsplash you choose, you might even be able to swap it out down the line without too much fuss.

Consider a Statement Backsplash

If there were more conservative choices you made in your kitchen design, you can be a little more adventuresome with the backsplash. You can also splurge here on statement materials like mosaic, quartz, or marble, since the square footage for a backsplash is relatively low. There are breathtaking backsplashes available not just from the major box stores but smaller retailers who specialize in tile, whether they be made of ceramic, porcelain, metal, or glass.


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Offset Any Design Imbalances

If you’ve remodeled your kitchen and it seems a little too dark, a bright backsplash might be just what you need to lighten things up. On the other hand, if you think the brightness level in your kitchen could be turned down a little, opt for a backsplash with darker hues to add some tonal variety to your color palette. Don’t shy from getting that backsplash to help make the most out of your kitchen!


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Think About How the Backsplash Can Tie Everything Together

Just because the backsplash comes in as a final feature doesn’t mean that it’s a wild card or an afterthought. If you have a classic design with Shaker cabinets and sleek countertops, for example, it’s best to stick with the theme and not stray too far from your existing theme. A backsplash made of marble or slate can be a beautiful complement to white or gray cabinets like the modern designs available from Nelson Cabinetry. To see what works best with your kitchen, find out if you can take home a sample of the backsplash material, or even make a (very) modest investment by purchasing a square foot or two to test it out in your kitchen. The cost should be upwards of just around $10, though with more luxury materials the price tag can be significantly higher.

Experiment with Backsplash Size

The traditional backsplash measures 4 inches, but a full backsplash fills the space from the counter up to your wall cabinets. There is no fixed rule for deciding on the height of a backsplash, and it will come down to how much you are willing to spend and what look you prefer. When deciding on the dimensions of your backsplash, having some sample material on hand is handy here, too, and can assist you in visualizing what has the greatest aesthetic appeal for your kitchen remodel.

Don’t Forget about Blending Colors and Textures

Though the backsplash can really serve as a statement piece, if you are more interested in a minimalist kitchen, it might help to accentuate the colors, textures, and lines that already make up the look of your kitchen. If your base cabinets and wall cabinets are the same color, you might want to choose a backsplash that is consistent with your existing color scheme; if they are different colors, a backsplash with a pattern that integrates both colors could provide a stunning transition.




The kitchen is the heart of your home and these backsplash ideas will help you make it stand out. If you need more help on designing your dream kitchen, we offer free consultations so contact us today if you want our team’s expertise in making the most out of every inch!

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