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Make a Splash: Five Tips for Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

The backsplash can tie the entire look of a kitchen together. With so many options available, the best choice depends on the homeowner’s overall design concept. By making specific considerations, homeowners can find the perfect kitchen backsplash.

Decide on a Look

To start, think of the purpose that the kitchen backsplash should serve. Some people prefer a modern pop of color, while others like a more understated design that provides a sleek finish. Deciding on a look before browsing through options can make the process less overwhelming.

Pick a Size

Backsplashes come in several different sizes, from a few square feet to reaching the ceiling. Homeowners should factor in the size of the kitchen when choosing how large the backsplash will be and the size of the tiles; smaller kitchens often benefit from larger tiles, which create the perception of space. Additionally, considering the desired height of the backsplash helps. For example, if the tile will be taken up to the ceiling, a larger size would be ideal, while a small space underneath a cabinet may benefit from smaller tile choices.

Play With Color

Backsplash color is a major factor in the final look of a kitchen. Neutral tiles are ideal if the homeowner desires a classic, streamlined look or if they’ve chosen a bright countertop that might clash with a bold backsplash. On the other hand, a colorful backsplash provides a great opportunity to have a little fun, adding character to a kitchen.

Choose a Style

Tile comes in different shapes and designs, too. Choices like multi-size tiles with painted mosaic designs or imprinted textures contribute to an expression of style. Even monochromatic tile can be livened up with a non-traditional shape or pattern.

If you’re considering a new kitchen backsplash, Savannah Surfaces offers an extensive selection of surfacing materials, including ceramic and glass tile and natural stone. Contact us today and ask about our high-quality backsplash options.