As a homeowner planning a kitchen remodel, you are probably overwhelmed by all the decisions you have to make. Should you replace or refinish the cabinets? Should you redo the countertops? Should you add a kitchen island?
With so many big questions to answer, it’s easy to forget about the details, such as the backsplash. If you are strapped for cash or time but you want to give your kitchen a makeover, changing the backsplash can make a world of difference.
Here are some ideas for kitchen backsplash you haven’t considered before.
Ditch the tiles
The idea that you can have the no-tile backsplash is pretty revolutionary, yet not unexpected. For some time now, kitchen designers have been toying with sleek designs and minimalist patterns. It’s not uncommon (or considered shabby) anymore to go for a coat of fresh paint instead of tiles for the backsplash.
If you choose this option, think about the color. Basic-paint backsplash could serve as a contrast to the color of the walls. Let’s say your kitchen walls are off-white. In this case, you could go for a matte black backsplash and make a bold fashion statement then and there.
For trendy homeowners, using chalkboard as the backsplash is a great way to get creative in the kitchen. This easy-to-clean backsplash solution is the absolute favorite with the kids. Just think about it – the kids can have some fun drawing or writing messages, while you could have your share of amusement and scribble recipes or leave witty notes.
The best part?
When you’re done, you can easily wipe out the chalk with a sponge. To keep the backsplash in tone with the rest of the kitchen, you should choose matte black chalkboard. It also looks fantastic with the funny doodles!
Black meets white
It’s highly unlikely that white kitchens will ever go out of style. Their classic elegance can be a bit boring to some homeowners, though. Luckily for them, the black-and-white backsplash is very much in vogue. The combination of black and white tiles against white countertops is always a great idea. If you’re truly adventurous, you can go for the all-black-tile backsplash and team it up with black stainless steel countertops.
Nautical Blue Mosaic
A tiled mosaic backsplash composed of different shades of blue is bound to give the kitchen a fresh look. Even if you’re not big on all-blue kitchens, this backsplash is pretty versatile – it can blend with white or gray cabinets and stainless steel countertops.
For small kitchens, mirrored backsplash can create an optical illusion of a bigger space. Even though it’s somewhat unconventional, the designers of the shabby-chic movement were quick to explore it. Creative homeowners can even use it as a message board!
With backsplash stretching to the ceiling, your kitchen will look like a chic French bistro. If you have an open-space kitchen area, the ceiling-high backsplash can be the standout feature you need.
One does not simply make a list of backsplash options and leave out subway tiles. Even though they seem to have been going in and out of fashion, designers adore them. They also come in various styles, from mirror metallic to stainless steel inserts, so they can find their place in almost any kitchen, contemporary or traditional.
Sometimes, less is more. With a bit of creativity, you can give your kitchen a design transformation without breaking the bank!