The latest trends in kitchen and bath backsplashes give you exciting options for beautifully combining form and function. The backsplash was once an afterthought, but no longer. A backsplash can accentuate or detract from a beautiful countertop installation.
Subway Tile Backsplashes
This trend has been in full swing for a couple of years, but shows no sign of slowing down. More tile manufacturers are coming out with new 3”x6” subway tile products that increase your choices in color, pattern and texture. The first subway tile used in the kitchen had a decidedly retro look. But now you’ll find tiles that help you capture any design scheme you want for your backsplash.
Achieve a variety of styles with a metal backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom. The metal used ranges from stainless steel sheets to aluminum tiles, with copper being another popular choice. While stainless is easy to care for, many other metals will require regular TLC to keep them looking their best.
Tile Mosaic Backsplashes
In many kitchens and bathrooms, the backsplash area has become the tile artist’s canvas. The beauty of a mosaic backsplash is that you can be sure yours is completely unique, a one of a kind work of functional art. Any type, shape and color of tile can be used in your design, so creativity and personality may be richly expressed.
Wood Grain Backsplashes
Wood was popular in the 70s, but it is back and better than ever. Wood and faux wood tiles, slats, sheets and panels are all used. The variety of colors, textures and finishes is outstanding. A wood grain backsplash can tie together the entire design scheme in your kitchen or bath when it matches the cabinets or flooring.
Counter to Ceiling Backsplashes
The backsplash was once a functional necessity only, rising from the kitchen counter to a height of 6-8 inches tops. Now, it’s common to find metal or tile backsplashes that extend to the underside of the upper cabinets or to the ceiling on walls without cabinets. Many also extend behind the stove or cooktop too. They are a great choice anywhere you want a durable, easy to clean surface that adds a touch of color or flair to the room.
Glass Panel Backsplashes
Glass panels come in a wonderful variety of colors and textures for the kitchen and bath. They are sleek, easy to clean and bring a very modern look wherever they are installed.
These are the latest trends in kitchen and bath backsplashes, and they give you a fantastic array of options for your home. You’ll find choices to fit any budget, from inexpensive tile to high-end metals and stone. While still providing needed functionality, today’s backsplash also show off plenty of appealing form.