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Trending: Kitchen Backsplash

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments

Yesterday I had a new client consultation for a potential kitchen renovation. Every room was decorated beautifully, except the kitchen (aka her problem child). She has been living with it for years now and its time to say goodbye!

One way we brainstormed ways to add elegance and sophistication to the kitchen while keeping the overall design style of the rest of the apartment was in the backsplash design. Kitchen backsplash can be one of the most important features of your kitchen. Not only does it create a focal point for the eye, but it also adds protection to your walls when cooking and baking.

When it comes to your kitchen backsplash, the possibilities are pretty much endless. At a variety of price points, colors, sizes, and materials available it can be an overwhelming decision (on top of all the other decisions you are already making). Here are a few of my favorite trending backsplash looks.

Stacking
A contemporary look to the traditional subway tile is stacking. The subway tile can be installed horizontal or vertical, but rather than a brick-like pattern, the tiles simply stack on top of each other. This helps create clean lines and adds a contemporary feel to your space. When stacking, ditch the traditional 3” x 6” subway tile size and opt for a larger subway tile, 4”x 8” or 6” x 12”.

stacking backsplash

Via Style at Home

Slab
Another trend that adds a classic look to any kitchen is a slab backsplash. This is a great style if you are going for a simple and sophisticated kitchen look.

slab backsplash

Via Style at Home

Herringbone
This look is very in right now (for both backsplash and floor patterns). I especially love the look in a Carerra marble-like material, but you can also do it with subway or glass tiles.

Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Via Bliss at Home

Do you have a favorite backsplash look? I would love it if you shared your thoughts below!

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