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Kitchen Backsplash

Things To Consider When Picking A Kitchen Backsplash

Decide on the Type or Backsplash You Want

There are many different types of backsplashes to choose from. Whether you are seeking a modern or classic look for your kitchen. You can easily find a backsplash that will fit your needs and individual style. There are many things to consider when picking a kitchen backsplash, so we have compiled a list to help you decide!


Subway Tile

Subway Tile is one of the most popular kitchen backsplashes. It has a simple, clean, and classic look. If you are looking for a more minimal backsplash design, Subway Tile is a nice choice.

Subway Tile can be staggered in brick-like fashion, or the tiles can be laid vertically or diagonally for a more contemporary and modern look.


Stone Slab

If you have stone countertops, you can easily extend this look upward to the backsplash. This can give a dramatic, modern look to your kitchen. With stone backsplash, you can either create a more rustic look with textured stone, or a modern look with a sleek stone such as quartz or marble.


Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic tile kitchen backsplashes are a popular choice. This kitchen backsplash is a busy, bold choice, and will create a lovely artistic focal point. These eye-catching backsplashes should be paired with a minimal kitchen, without other competing patterns or prints.


Glass Tile

Glass Tile makes a great backsplash because it is impervious to water. In the kitchen where you will be dealing with splashes, steam, and moisture regularly, glass tile will hold up very well. It is also a good choice because it is scratch resistant, easy to clean, and comes in many colors.


Peel & Stick Tiles

Peel and stick tiles are gaining in popularity. They are budget-friendly and easy to apply yourself. They can also be peeled off and replaced easily. The problem with this method is that it will not give you the protection of a real kitchen backsplash. Adhesive can also cause damage to your wall over time.


Complement the Countertop

When choosing a kitchen backsplash, it is important to choose a color that complements the countertop. It is not as important that it matches the kitchen floor, because the backsplash is basically an extension of the countertop. The backsplash should blend nicely with the colors of the kitchen, whether it creates contrast, or it is in the same color scheme. It is important not to have a busy or brightly colored backsplash if you have a bright or busy countertop. You will want to choose one area to be the focal point.


To get an idea of how your backsplash will look in different lighting, you can tape tile samples to the wall to see how they look throughout the day as the light in your kitchen changes.


A beautiful kitchen backsplash can help complete the aesthetic look of your kitchen. Once you are clear on the type of look you are going for, it will be easy to pick the material and color that fit best in your kitchen. If you have an idea in mind and need help bringing it to life, Crosby Home Services can help with all of your kitchen remodeling needs.