Things to consider when creating a dramatic backsplash in your kitchen

Things to consider when creating a dramatic backsplash in your kitchen

If your house is like ours, the kitchen is usually where everyone gathers. You’ll want to make your kitchen design beautiful and functional since so many eyes will be on it.

So, when designing your backsplash, don’t be afraid to think outside the box when choosing styles, colors, and materials. You can really get creative and add mosaics, accent pieces and borders that will give your backsplash a dramatic look.

Here are some ideas to consider as you start to design a standout kitchen tile backsplash.

Consider non-traditional materials

Are you looking to give your kitchen a touch of sophistication? Non-traditional materials such as metallic tile or ledgerstone may be your best bet.

Our Stoned Immaculate collection is an excellent choice for a ledgerstone backsplash. Long popular for fireplace surrounds, outdoor barbecues and as a covering for columns, ledgerstone has moved into the kitchen. The beauty of natural stone with its inherent and unique color variations, shading and texture will look amazing when paired with monochrome cabinets and countertops. Aside of its great look, ledgerstone can save you on installation as many can be dry stacked (no grouting required).


Metal tile

There are many tiles available that have a metallic finish, and they offer the look of stainless steel, pewter, or copper alongside the ability to hold up to years of use. Because of this, metallic backsplashes are gaining in popularity for homeowners seeking tile that will add a modern touch above their sink, stovetop, or vanity.

Clean geometric designs are the hallmark of our Heavy Metal collection, offering a choice of 6 beautiful mosaics in a stainless steel that are chic, sleek and offer a contemporary appearance. For a more traditional look while still using metal, our Medley collection features stunning mosaics made from a combination of glass, stone and metal. Featured below is the Medley Arctic Night Glass, Stone and Stainless Steel Linear Blend mosaic. The collection features 7 other beautiful mixed material mosaics.


Mix it up with mosaics, borders and trim

A great way to create clean, modern lines within your backsplash is to add tile borders. Glass mosaic tile, for example, is the perfect material to outline your porcelain or natural stone backsplash tiles. Choose colors that complement one another and form a magnificent pattern that draws the eye. Featured below are two beautiful collections, Simply Elegant and A Train. Both collections feature stylish mosaics and accent pieces that will dress up any backsplash choice.

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Be diverse

Diversity is key when designing your kitchen backsplash,. Try mixing and matching materials that you wouldn’t normally put together. For example, if you opt for a copper-look tile as your primary backsplash material, a mosaic glass-tile border might be the perfect addition to take your design to the next level. You can also choose tiles that stick out from the wall at varying depths to give your backsplash a unique visual element, or get creative with wood-look tile for a natural-looking backsplash that will stand up to moisture. Adding little touches, such as accent tiles, is also a great way to give your backsplash a unique look. Check out our backsplash movie for more design inspiration.

No matter what look you’re trying to achieve, the design experts at Tiles Unlimited stand ready to assist. Bring in samples of your cabinets, countertops, paint and other décor so we can help you put together the backsplash of your dreams. Before you come in, don’t forget to click here for your $600 off coupon.

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