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How to Create a Backsplash Design You Love

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Consider these factors to find the best backsplash design for your kitchen.

When remodeling your kitchen, it’s easy to let the smaller features like the backsplash become an afterthought. However, these “small” design features can significantly impact the design and overall impression your kitchen makes. Your backsplash design can also be used to tie together the complete kitchen design. When creating the best backsplash for your new kitchen, remember the following factors to ensure that you create a bold and durable kitchen backsplash you love. 

Find a High-Impact Area

Every kitchen has a high-impact area that is ideal for installing a backsplash. This is often above your range or the sink. These areas stand out the most when you walk into the room, so it’s a perfect place to install a backsplash design that adds instant beauty to the room. Consider using a striking pattern in this high-impact area. You may even consider installing neutral colors throughout the rest of the kitchen and using bright colors and patterns in these specific areas for maximum impact. 

Colorful or Neutral Backsplash? 

One important decision to make for your backsplash design is whether to use lots of colors or muted, neutral shades. Color always pops in a backsplash design, but neutral shades can add elegance and calmness to your kitchen. It’s important to consider what effect you wish to create. Do you want your backsplash to subtly tie everything together? Or do you want it to make a statement? Bright colors will have a huge impact, while neutral colors can help you unify your subtle kitchen design. 

What Material Should You Use?

There are endless choices for backsplash materials – so which is best for your home? Consider the style of your kitchen. If you have a rustic design, brick can often be a beautiful choice. A modern kitchen, however, may look best with a sleek ceramic tile. If you have a ranch-style home, subway tiles may be just the thing. It’s also important to consider how much maintenance or cleaning is required for the materials so you know what to expect. 

You Don’t Have to Match

Mixing design elements, rather than matching them exactly, is a good rule of thumb when looking for a visually interesting look. For instance, you can use the counter color for inspiration for your backsplash design, but don’t match it too closely. If your counter has flecks of color, choose one color to match the backsplash. If you have a solid countertop color, try a fun pattern in the backsplash. This can help your kitchen design stay coherent without becoming boring. 

How High Does the Backsplash Go?

How much backsplash do you want? Some homeowners stop at the cabinet line, but others like to run the backsplash up the whole wall. This can be beautiful and impactful. You may also wrap the backsplash around the whole room to visually expand a tiny kitchen. 


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