Backsplash Beauty

When you remodel or update a kitchen, adding a backsplash is a wonderful and simple way to add character to the room and polish off your kitchen design.  Here are a few ideas for bringing a backsplash into your space.

Marble Backsplash

Marble can be a beautiful option for a kitchen.  Based on the type of marble, staining problems may occur, so be careful with this choice.  Using marble as your backsplash can be a great way to infuse a bit of elegance by creating a focal point for your kitchen.  Try pairing the marble backsplash with stainless steel counters for a unique and classic look or add a bold statement by adding dark cabinetry to set off the stone.  What do you think of the combination of backsplash and cabinets in this kitchen from Traditional Home?

Decorative Backsplash

Sometimes a backsplash design can be used to provide detail for a kitchen that needs a little “spicing up.” Adding a design to your backsplash can help customize your kitchen with your specific styles and tastes. For example, to achieve an old charm look, try a decorative design that matches the look and feel of the surrounding kitchen, such as in the following picture of a vintage-style kitchen.

Subway Tile Backsplash

Finally, if you want to have a clean and classic design for your kitchen, a subway tile backsplash can complete the look.  Choosing the right subway tile can showcase the rest of your kitchen details, while still providing depth to your walls.  In the kitchen below, the white tile and cabinets are accented by the surrounding walls and decor, creating a classic look that is inviting.

What kind of backsplash would you select?  Let us know in the comment section below.