How to Pick Your Kitchen Backsplash

Your kitchen backsplash sets the mood for your space and expresses your own personality.

This is your chance, without intruding on the footprint of your kitchen, to say here I am. Whether your style is calm and neutral or loud and funky, tile lets you say it all. With the wide range of colors, textures, and sizes, the backsplash lets you showcase your color scheme and create a natural focal point.

But with so many choices, how do you decide what’s right for you?

Pick the Cabinets First

As with all rules, this one can definitely be broken. But, typically it’s a good idea to select your cabinets first. While your kitchen backsplash is definitely a focal point, your cabinets tend to be a more dominant feature. (Just think of the sheer size of them!)

By selecting a cabinet you love, you’ll give yourself a starting point for selecting your tile. 

Don’t be Afraid to Mix and Match Colors

A flat, solid colored tile backsplash can work. It also has the tendency to look a bit utilitarian. Instead, consider mixing and matching colors.

By selecting one dominant color tile, you can start pairing accent colors to make the tile really pop. This is also where your designer can get creative with the size and shape of your tiles – creating a mosaic backsplash.

Alternatively, you could go with a textured tile. This is a subtle way to introduce different colors without a loud statement. 

Focus on High-Impact Zones

Consider your kitchen. The area where your phone is stored probably doesn’t get that much traffic or attention. The wall behind your stove is a different story. It takes a regular beating from hot temps and flying food. Plus, you and your guests are likely to look at it every time you come in the kitchen. If you’re not going to add a tile backsplash throughout the entire kitchen, focus on these high-impact zones. 

Work With a Designer You Trust

Sometimes you know you want something, but you just can’t put your finger on what that something is. Does this sound familiar? When it comes to designing a kitchen, chances are, you’re an expert in something else.

That’s why it’s essential to work with a designer you trust. You blabber on about what you want. And if they’re great at what they do, they take that insight and bring to life the final look you wanted, but couldn’t quite pinpoint. 

Schedule an appointment with our Lead Designer, Kelly Potter.

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