One of the most exciting parts of kitchen remodels is selecting the different design elements that bring your vision to life. Each choice you make — from the cabinet style, color and layout, to the hardware and lighting fixtures, to the countertop and backsplash — comes together for the end result you’ve been dreaming about.
But when you’re in the midst of your kitchen renovation and you’re trying to select the best elements to make an incredible finished product, it’s normal to feel uncertain. What colors and textures will blend well together? What elements will complement each other? Where should you draw eyes, and how can you make a statement?
If you need backsplash inspiration, we’re happy to help. Let’s go through some of our favorite kitchen backsplashes to see if they spark any creative ideas for your remodel.
Can’t decide on just one backsplash tile and pattern? There’s no hard and fast rule you can only select one. Try incorporating two.
Our Studor kitchen remodel is a perfect example of this. It incorporated tons of stunning color and details, and the backsplash was truly one-of-a-kind. You can see in these photos that the kitchen actually incorporated two different backsplash tiles — each complementing the other, of course. On one side is a gorgeous teal ceramic tile backsplash. On the other is a complimentary smaller backsplash tile pattern.
Not loving the glossy look of the typical kitchen backsplash? If an earthy, organic look is more your style, consider the stacked stone backsplash like the one in our Folkstone kitchen remodel. It brings subtle color to the otherwise black and white kitchen and adds texture against the smooth, sleek countertops. It’s a classy look that’s sure to draw eyes and impress guests.
If you like the polished, smooth look of subway tile but want something a bit different, consider switching up the pattern. Our Shoreham Drive kitchen remodel incorporated a herringbone patterned subway tile to create an understated and simple, yet grand vibe. It’s a classic pattern that adds a clean elegance to the room.
Who says a backsplash has to be perfect? The natural imperfections of the exposed brick in our Kennell kitchen remodel is one of our favorites. It doesn’t get more unique than this. The backsplash pulls some color into the room against the crisp white cabinets, but it also blends well with the pattern and texture of the sleek, new countertops.
If you love color, you might want to consider a backsplash that makes a splash in your kitchen. This is an especially great idea if the rest of your kitchen — like your cabinets and your countertops — remain neutral. Use the backsplash to draw eyes, like our Dayspring Drive kitchen remodel. This client chose a tile with a pop of blueish-green and a fun pattern, and you can see it accents the rest of the kitchen elements nicely.
From different patterns and textures to colors and sizes, your options for kitchen backsplash designs are endless. Think about how the backsplash will look with the rest of your kitchen’s components and decide how much of a statement you want your backsplash to make. From there, let your creativity shine.
Every home deserves a kitchen that’s beautiful, welcoming, and functional — designed for the way you live. Established by two long-time central Ohio homebuilders and craftsmen, The Creative Kitchen Co. offers customized kitchen remodeling and refacing solutions. Contact us for more information.