Latest Trends in Kitchen and Bath Backsplashes

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.

Tile and Metal Backsplash

Tile and Metal Backsplash

Now, it is an integral part of kitchen and bath design. Here are the most popular trends in kitchen and bath backsplashes.

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.

Metal Backsplashes

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.

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  1. Dry wall is not a suitable sfruace to adhere ceramic tile too, because the drywall will not hold on to the tile very well. I have suggested to all who ask this question to remove the drywall from the wall all together and install 1/2 thick BC grade plywood to stick the tile too.This is done so that you will have a great permanent sfruace to install your tile too with out any problems in the future.You can stick ceramic tile to a plastic laminate sfruace with out problems provided that the laminate is securely stuck to the wall sfruace. In your case I would finish removing the laminate and the drywall behind it and put up the plywood in it's place to end any problems with your tile installation and to insure that you will not have problems in the future.As for the gap you asked about, you can go to your local tile store and find a matching border to install in this gap and on one will know the difference.You can refer to this website which show you a article about kitchen backsplash ideas(if those website not change)Kitchen backsplash ideas Articles-%20Tiling%20Kitchen%20Backsplash%20IdeasSource(S)Kitchen backsplash ideas articles
    • Most often all the guests who vistis my kitchen have only one word to say Your kitchen is just awesome . I feel very proud at that moment when I get the compliment as I believe kitchen should be the most beautiful and clean area in a home as we prepare food from there. I make sure that my granite kitchen counter-top is clean and smooth always. After putting granite counter-tops, even the bacterial and mold growth also has diminished. It is so durable and scratch resistant that I'm just happy about the choice that I made.
      • Granite and marble stain tebrlriy with water (unless you continually apply protective coating). Black will show water spots and litter/dust like grazy. I once put in a black sink with black kitchen appliance and regretted the sink from the second day.I would not use anything else all black if your floor will be black tile. Black tile looks different from black natural stone. Only use the black as an accent in the bathroom wall and shower floors.If you are picking tile for the floor go bigger than 12 12, and lay it diagonally: makes the room seem bigger and any border variations in outlines will not be noticable. I have done several homes now with diagonal layout and everyone just loves itMosaic is in style now but I would use it as an accent so it does not get dated too soon.Tavertine is always a classic and not too expensive and comes with trim and various patterns of mosaic strips.It stands well to abuse of water. scale, and soap.It also needs to be sealed but it does not get stained like marble and granite.I loved a look I saw in a bathroom where the shower hadpart of the surrounding wall done in several shades of narrow mosaic (small rectangle cut tavertine) like rain, darker at the top fading to lighter (makes room look bigge since eye is atracted tohigher pattern) You could combine black and honey (honey is my favorite "neutral" color for today)in diffrent shades of black/grey/honey mosaic tile to get the rain effect, then finish the bottom with a honey colored tavertine. for the shower floor use a small pattern tile same as floor.Tavertine and slate look great together. check if you have access to natural slate tile which gose with black and honey. With slate, as with any other surface in a BA, you should check for slipping on wet surface and how rough the surface is for bare feet. Tavertine floors, and slate shower would look great. Slate on the BA floor may be too rough.In a small BA with a black vanity, I would not put too much more dark shades in there. else it looks too dark.I did a bath in dark chocolate/honey and white everyone loved it. if you can use white in your BA that is a good contrast color. For a sleek modern look you should not have too many colors else it's 50 s or 70 s LSD. The fewer dominant colors you put into the long term items (tile) you can change the look be changing accessories.Black-honey-(off)white is very classic and neutral, you can add any colors to that.

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