If you're looking to add an extra element of style or decoration to your new kitchen, maximizing the appearance of your backsplash is a great way to do it. A beautiful backsplash is an affordable strategy for improving the overall look and feel of the room. Best of all, backsplashes are easy to install yourself. With various materials, styles, patterns, and designs, choosing a new backsplash can be a fun way to increase your home value. The trick is to make sure it complements your kitchen's colors, countertops, and cabinetry.
While choosing a visually appealing backsplash is important, remember a backsplash's purpose is to protect the wall behind your sinks and counters, which is consistently exposed to food and liquids and changing temperatures. When adding a DIY backsplash, always be sure to select materials that are durable and easy to clean.
If you're in the process of designing a new kitchen, our brokers can help. Below are nine beautiful, protective backsplash ideas that can really help to tie your kitchen design together.
- Horizontal Subway Tiles
Nothing says classic and casual quite like horizontal subway tiles. Bright colored tiles over darker grout can really create a welcoming look. Another added bonus is that the darker grout will also help make stains less apparent.
- Diagonal Porcelain Tiles
Diagonally placed white square tiles can add an extra dimension to a classic look. Porcelain tiles are also affordable and easy to clean. We often see that 4 x 4 or 8 x 8 tiles create the best look.
- Round Penny Tiles
If you're going for a vintage yet trendy appearance, penny tiles are really making a comeback. If you have white cabinets, try light-colored penny tiles over darker colored grout to really bring out the texture.
- Chevron Tiles
When done properly, Chevron patterns can create a beautiful, unique look. Just be sure not to overdo it -- the key is to make the pattern just subtle enough to be noticeable. Complementary zigzags in matching hues can create an optimal effect.
- Marble Block
If you're looking for a way to class-up your kitchen, a marble block backsplash can go a long way. While expensive, nothing creates a stunning look quite like marble. A bright marble backsplash in a neutral color kitchen will really give your new kitchen an upscale feel. Best of all, marble is easy to clean. Check out some of the marble block backsplashes on these beautiful Seattle, WA homes for sale.
- Beach Cottage
Want a summer vibe in your house all year long? A beach cottage backsplash is a great way to keep your kitchen bright and vibrant during the rainy Bellevue months. Turquoise sea glass accents over a taupe backdrop can create a peaceful, calming effect on your kitchen. Just make sure you have clean white cabinetry to offset the bright colors.
- Mirrored Tiles
For a grand, flashy twist to your kitchen, consider creating a tiled mirror backsplash. Because mirrors reflect light, it can also add more depth to your kitchen, making it appear larger and brighter. Mirror tiles are also super easy to clean.
- Hexagon Mosaic
If you're looking for classic beauty, consider a hexagon mosaic. This pattern has been used in kitchens for decades. These eye-catching shapes can be used to create the perfect blend between tiles can create the perfect blend between retro and chic.
- Stainless Steel
Stainless steel backsplashes are a great option if you're looking for a stylish, modern look. They're affordable, easy to install, and best of all, they are incredibly easy to clean. If you're a heavy-duty cooker, stainless steel backsplashes are a no-brainer. Just make sure you clean it properly, as you don't want to risk scratches or stains.
A beautiful, durable backsplash is a great way to improve your home with minimal effort. For more inspiration, or help finding a new home with a kitchen you'll love, contact us today.