Latest Trends in Tile Backsplashes
A staple in kitchens for the past few decades, tile backsplashes are an integral part of any kitchen remodeling project. Not only do backsplashes protect your walls from the mishaps that can often occur when cooking, they also add to the overall look of the room. Traditionally, backsplashes have been fairly limited in their design options – tiles only came in one size and there were very few color choices. However, with today’s technology, backsplash design has become increasingly varied. It is now easier than ever to include the backsplash in the overall design aesthetic of the kitchen.
But like any creative feature, backsplash designs also follow trends. When remodeling your kitchen, keeping the following trends in mind will allow you to have a modern and unique room.
Different Size Tiles
Subway tiles have always been a popular choice when creating a kitchen backsplash. While most subway tiles are 3” x 6”, a new trend has been to play with this traditional sizing. Especially when remodeling a kitchen on the smaller side, bigger tiles trick the eye into making the space look bigger. Playing with tile size is a great way to create a fresh design and can help with the continuity of your kitchen aesthetic. Finally, larger tiles help with cleaning those splatters that end up on the backsplash. Fewer grout lines mean a quick and easier cleanup!
Darker colors seem to be the new trend for kitchens, and backsplashes are no exception to this. Backsplash tiles that have a metallic or mirrored finish are showing up in many different modern kitchen designs. A mirrored finish is a great way to add more light to your kitchen, enhancing either the natural light that comes in through your windows, or the accent under-cabinet lights if you have them installed.
If mirrored tile still seems too much for you, a metallic tile finish is another great way to add an interesting accent to your kitchen. A darker color palette also lends itself to the creation of a kitchen design with a more industrial look. Using backsplash tile with a metallic finish is a great way to add to this industrialized aesthetic.
Backsplashes have typically occupied a certain space in the kitchen, and that space hadn’t changed over the years. Even if the cabinets did not extend all the way down to where the backsplash should end, it would still extend only to that point. Current trends, however, are incorporating the idea of installing a backsplash that extends all the way up to the ceiling. This bigger space will give you more area to work with to create an accent wall or geometric pattern. It also allows for an interesting backdrop for those kitchens that favor the modern trend of open cabinets or shelving units instead of the traditional closed cabinetry.
Let’s Get Started
No matter what new backsplash trend you decide to incorporate into your kitchen renovation, we are here to help. There are many reasons why remodeling your kitchen should be high on your to-do list, and we cannot be more excited to help you get started.