Ready to give that dated kitchen an update? One of the hottest new trends is to create a monochromatic kitchen with a statement backsplash. White acrylic, gray stained wood, or colored cabinets in “cool” shades like green and blue are on many designer’s drawing boards this year — with a contrasting backsplash.
Here are five of the newest tile backsplash materials showing up under and above these new cabinet styles in the most chic Design Diva-ish homes. The design consultants at City Tile can help you find the right one for your new kitchen.
Step into the City Tile showroom and they can help you find the latest in luminescent glass tile. Glass tiles have seen more usage for several years, but iridescence — that glittery glass that you see around pools that looks like a blend of glass and mother of pearl — is showing up on backsplashes. It adds “bling”in the subtlest of ways.
We are not talking about a simple reclaimed wood wall so ubiquitous these days. The latest wood tile back splashes have learned from popular ceramic stacked-tiles. They give texture and a touch of the outdoors to your home. They look amazing with solid quartz, wood, cement, or new stainless steel countertops. And they are a cool touch to create a modern farmhouse vibe.
Make your kitchen as beautiful as a European cathedral with an inlayed marble backsplash. Paired with pickled gray cupboards and black countertops, your home will be elegant and ultra-modern. Black and white and gray kitchens are right on trend this year.
Subway tiles suffered from “too much of a good thing” syndrome until a designer decided to lay them in a herringbone or chevron pattern on the wall. This has become especially popular using smaller subway tiles, glass subway tiles, and colored subway tiles in knock-out colors like red and orange, perfect for those willing to stand out from the crowd.
Those tiny tiles that have been used on bathroom floors since the turn of the last century are getting larger and moving to the wall. Finding their way to many a bathroom wall last year, they can now be found in materials like marble and stone-look ceramic and porcelain tile on kitchen backsplashes. They can be seen in mosaic patterns in varying shades of the same color, or in a patchwork of color.
As with everything in current interior design, backsplashes are on longer just functional. They can add beauty, texture, style, and creativity to your kitchen for many years to come.