Backsplashes with Personality
There are many seemingly small elements in the home that once upgraded or redesigned, give spaces a whole new personality. Backsplashes are one of these elements. Some designers consider them the focal point of the entire room and can easily redefine the look of a kitchen without all the expenses and inconvenience.
While functional and vital to counter spaces, cooking areas, and sinks, backsplashes also offer immense opportunity to mix things up or refresh a room. Tiles, specifically “subway” tiles (rectangular, ceramic) have been the standard for backsplashes. While various colors and layouts of subway tiles can create an aesthetic look, most homeowners are making minor statements of personality and artistic expression with other materials and colors.
Below are a list of materials becoming commonplace in backsplash designs:
Tiles (copper, glass, tin, pebble, limestone)
Combinations of Tiles (usually with glass)
Back Painted Glass
Marble (whole slab)
Vintage or Restaurant-Themed Signs
Reclaimed Barn Wood