A backsplash can be the pièce de résistance to a kitchen design. It’s often the first thing that draws the eye of guests or potential buyers. And this can be both a good and a bad thing. A tile that is too flashy may only suit certain tastes, whereas a backlash that lacks luster can be just as distracting and boring. Let’s tale a look at the hottest trends and timeless classics that could make selecting the perfect backpsplash a little easier!
More often, slabs of stone are being used as backsplashes. This gives a seamless look from the counter to the backsplash, and is arguably the easiest to clean since there are no grout lines to grab onto those pesky food particles. It also checks one more thing off of your list of things to select. A win-win!
Akin to the slab style, large scale tiles are another up and coming trend! It doesn’t take a lot of tiles to fill all that is needed in a space, and there are also very little to no grout lines with this style. Large tiles are also a much more wallet friendly option compared to a full slab backsplash.
Slab and large format tile are one of our favorite trends. In fact, we currently have projects that we are implementing this sleek design into and can’t wait to show you how it turns out!
Subway tile is probably the most classic tile that appeases to almost anyone. It’s especially trendy in elongated styles that are laid out straight or in herringbone or chevron patterns instead of off center like the more “traditional” look. This design is also seeing more materials aside from the typical white or flat colors that are often expected, such as the silver leaf shown in the images above!
Another classic style are hand-made tiles that are painted or stamped, such as cement tile. The encaustic tile shown above is a beautiful example of this trend! Hand-made tiles often offer a more unique or customizable design. Anything that demonstrates a handmade or artisan feel is coming in hot right now!
Last, but certainly not least, grout color! The grout color can be as important as the tile as it can take away or add to the overall look. Make sure to specify 1/16″ grout lines when possible. Some tiles prohibit grout lines this small, but it is the best result if it’s possible!
So tell us…What’s your favorite trend or classic style?
If you want help with your kitchen remodel and feel overwhelmed with making the right decision, reach out to BGI to guide you in your decisions!