Choosing the Right Backsplash

Remodeling your kitchen is tough. There are a ton of decisions to make, with never enough time to make them! The backsplash in your kitchen is one of those details that you will want to spend your time on. It may seem like a simple task, but deciding on tile can be complex and your decision can seriously affect your overall design. Because your kitchen is somewhere your family will spend the most time, you will want to make sure that it’s perfect.

Here’s a list of important design decisions you’ll want to keep in mind when considering your kitchen backsplash.
1. Neutral or Color?
The first decision you will make regarding your backsplash is color. You’ll have to decide if this is an area of your design that you want to pop or blend in with the rest of your wall. Although colorful tile has an immediate accentual impact, neutral shades can add just as much character without being too distracting.
2. Material
Your backsplash material is just as important as the color. You’ll need to find a tile type that works well with your kitchen design. This should be based on personal preference as well as your overall kitchen design.
3. Consider Your Countertops
Your backsplash is always going to touch your countertops, so it’s important to make sure that these colors and materials work well together. Consider a tile backsplash that works well with the tones and textures of your countertop material.
4. Backsplash Height
The height of your backsplash is often a detail that gets overlooked. Although your cabinetry has a certain design factor, backslashes can often extend past cabinets and go up your wall further or around the bottom of your cabinets. Where this ends is completely up to you.
5. Patterns and Shapes
Do you prefer edgy and fun patterns that make a statement? Or timeless classic shapes that are always in style? Consider how your shapes, material, and color of your tile will complement your countertops and the rest of your kitchen’s design. Whatever you decide, remember that your backsplash needs to be a sustainable design feature in your kitchen.