Backsplash Trends That You Will Love

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With a new year, new trends are on the horizon. Some traditional styles still have continued to thrive, but new backsplash trends have emerged. Therefore, if you are looking to do a backsplash in your home, it is key to know the latest styles and trends. Today, we will explore some of the new trends on the market to help you decide which styles you may want in your own home. Let’s get started!

Subway Tiles

Subway tiles used to be so prevalent in every home a couple of years ago, and then they became outdated. It seems now that all the old subway tiles have been removed, the trend is back on the uprise. Homeowners and businesses are once again incorporating subway tile backsplashes in their design. The simplicity grid layout helps build a simple, clean-cut aesthetic.

Bold Patterns

Geometrical shapes and bold patterns are becoming very common, as well. You can see this with encaustic tiles and other bold-patterned tile systems. These geometrical patterns can become the focal point of any room. Just try finding a pattern in which you can complement other areas of your design.

Solid Wall

Solid wall backsplash is another largely trending aesthetic look. These backsplashes eliminate any grout line or separation and are installed as one large piece. This style can create a very sleek and cleaned line look in your home.

Marble

If you are looking to add some character to the room, consider marble. Marble has a ton of character throughout the intricate veining patterns in each piece. Each marble tile will offer its own aesthetic and unique look to the room. This style can quickly spruce up a dull area and make a stunning backsplash.

To the Ceiling

Backsplashes are also beginning to lose their limitations on height. Traditionally, backsplashes were just high enough for splashes or spills. However, we are now seeing homeowners backsplash the whole wall – all the way up to the ceiling. If you use this look, keep in mind the size of your tiles if you are looking to do this in hard-to-install areas.

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How to Use Metallic Tiles to Add Drama

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Metallic tiles have been an element found in design for several years. However, they have mostly been used as backsplashes and in stainless steel finishes. Many choose to stay away from using metallic tiles in other areas than the kitchen because they can give off a cold and industrial feel. However, these days metallic tiles are produced in warmer tones such as bronze, rose gold, copper, and soft silver.

Metallic tiles can be a great accessory in your home, especially if you are looking for some versatility. Plus, using metallic tiles is ideal if you have too much wood in your decor, or if you desire to add drama to your home design, here are some easy ways you can incorporate metallic tiles:

More Than Just Stainless Steel

Of course, the most common use for metallic tiles is as backsplashes on kitchen walls. Since stainless steel was once the popular choice, many homeowners are opting for bronze, pewter, and other warmer metals to use as a backsplash. These alternatives are just as durable, resistant to high temperatures and moisture, and can handle food stains like traditional stainless steel.

Not Just for the Kitchen

That being said, do not limit yourself; you do not have to relegate metallic tiles to the kitchen. In fact, you can use them in many different areas of the home. For instance, they are suitable for bathrooms, walls, and even the ceiling. Plus, you can purchase metallic tiles in a variety of finishes, sizes, patterns, and textures to match your personal style.

Factors to Consider

Metallic tiles can be more durable than other tile options. That being said, even though they are super durable, they can still be easily scratched and dented. When installing metallic tiles, you should exercise caution so that you do not damage the metal finish. Additionally, since metal tiles are easily dented/scratched and cold to the touch, they are not ideal for floors unless you use them as an insert or deco tile.

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Why Do I Need Backsplash?

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When you think of your dream kitchen, it probably has beautiful cabinetry, a gorgeous sink setup, plenty of counter space, and of course, a backsplash.  Backsplashes are the perfect remedy to take your kitchen’s aesthetics to the next level because tile is a timeless home improvement that can make any room feel more luxurious and personalized. Additionally, tile can help tailor the design to your liking. 

Think of a backsplash as a blank canvas to express your design theme.  From monochromatic tiles to intricate mosaic glass work, your backsplash can be designed in a variety of different ways to make a statement.  That being said, backsplash serves more than just this purpose.  Here is everything you should consider prior to adding your backsplash to your kitchen:

Functionality

Kitchens can get messy, and drywall does not respond well to sticky messes and water.  Backsplashes primarily protect your walls and can make messes easier to clean.  Think of your backsplash as an extension to your countertops that runs up the wall.  They can easily be wiped down and help prevent stains from getting on the walls.  Backsplashes work great for behind the sink, range, or countertop where food prep is done.  You can even include backsplashes in your bathrooms as well to protect your walls.

Aesthetics

Functionality aside, backsplashes are downright beautiful.  Adding a backsplash in your kitchen or bath can help enhance your home’s aesthetics.  There are some many wonderful selections to choose from when picking your tile.  Consider mosaic, painted designs on tiles, ceramic, subway tile, or even creating your own picture frame with pencil tile.  Your walls are blank canvases for you to create your very own masterpiece.  The next step is to find a complementary grout to help enhance the design.  You can go with a close neutral color or even a contrasting color to help make your tiles pop.  A general rule of thumb is to not have your wall tiles be a larger size than tiles on the flooring.

Other Materials

There are more than just ceramic or glass tiles you can use to create your look.  You can invest in granite, stainless steel, laminate, shiplap, or even sheet glass for a flawless look.  Decide what backsplash will enhance your design the most while considering how messy your walls may get and what application works best.  Find the best solution for functionality and then go about the design for your home.

Backsplashes are perfect upgrades to improve your home’s beauty and value.  They say “copying” is the highest form of flattery.  Look online or in person for a style you would like to replicate. If you need help or assistance, one of our knowledgable sales associates would love to assist you in finding the perfect look.