Define your kitchen with a beautiful backsplash

If you’re looking for an easy, inexpensive way to add character and visual interest to your kitchen, think about your backsplash. A fabulous tile backsplash can be the defining element in your kitchen.

There are so many options and choices available from ceramic, stainless steel, glass, stone and mosaics that include different elements, it can be a bit daunting.

Try to pick up a colour from your countertop, cabinets, wall colour, artwork, anything to tie it in. Look on line at photos of other kitchens or head to your local bookstore and peruse through the magazines.

Here’s a couple I did where I pulled the backsplash colour from both the countertop and the wall colour:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few done in the classic and timeless white subway tile:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find a huge selection of tiles at the big box stores (Lowes, Home Depot) and at tile suppliers (Olympia Tile). Buy a few that you like, take them home and see how they look. Don’t rush the selection process. Once the backsplash is up and finished, it’s not an easy thing to replace.

Remember how contrast can affect the visual size of the room. A white backsplash against white cabinetry will make the kitchen feel larger than a dark backsplash against light cabinetry. The colour contrast is what makes the difference.

Check out styleathome.ca or houseandhome.com to see some fabulous kitchens or simply search google images.

Take your time and have fun with it! Your backsplash can define your kitchen and your style.

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