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Backsplash Design Trends

Posted by Edward Curtin on Apr 8, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Kitchen backsplashes are functional elements that protect walls from stains and splashes, and they add decorative details to kitchen interiors.

Lately, backsplash designs have been on the rise and are becoming more creative.  Their functional elements are taking a backseat to the design and they are becoming the focal point of kitchens, the “wow” factor.

Here is a list of backsplash design trends that are taking over:
  1. Mirrored mosaic tiles are one of the brightest kitchen trends in backsplash designs. They create more light and can make your space look bigger. Modern kitchen backsplashes made with mirrored mosaic tiles have a bold look.backsplash1.png
  2. Mosaic tiles is another trend that is gaining in popularity. They are practical and not to mention beautiful. This backsplash material creates smooth glossy surfaces, ideal for stylish home decorating. There is a wide range of mosaic tile designs that you can find in bright or neutral colors, classic or eclectic.
  3. Metal tiles compliment kitchen interiors with sophisticated style and have a high-tech feel. Metal tiles blend perfectly with chrome faucets, stainless steel sinks, and stove hoods.
  4. Tempered glass and original prints bring the artistic trend into the modern kitchens. It creates a colorful and bold kitchen backsplash for traditional and contemporary kitchens. Beautiful images, landscapes or black and white photographs, covered by glass visually expand kitchen interiors.
  5. Concrete backsplashes are stylish design trends that allow to add unique patterns and contemporary flair to kitchen interiors. You can even add zigzags and wave patterns to add a bit of edge or texture.
  6. A more vintage trend on the rise is the brick backsplash. This adds rustic feel to the modern kitchen design and creating accent walls will give a vintage style. Brick also adds a natural element to your kitchen, and not to mention texture to balance out sleek countertops and cabinets.
  7. Small rocks and beach pebbles offer natural material for a more organic design. Rock pebbles add a relaxing feel and a casual vibe, blended with artistic and original kitchen ideas. This is another trend that will add texture to your kitchen and is perfect if you are going for a “beachy” feel.backsplash2.jpg
  8. Chalkboard paint is yet another trend in backsplash designs. The black paint color is bold and classic, creating a wonderful background for displaying bright accents and brightening up modern kitchens with white decorating ideas that create a balanced design.

Whether you are looking to spruce up the look of your kitchen or bathroom, or renovating your space completely, the backsplash as an element of design that will make your space unique and true to your style. 

Being that there are so many options and designs trending, it can become overwhelming to decide what will match your cabinets and countertops. Get an expert's opinion.  Professionals with extensive experience such as those at GNH Lumber will be able to answer all of your questions and help guide you in the right direction. 


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