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How to Choose the Right Backsplash for your Kitchen

How to Choose the Right Backsplash for your Kitchen Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Plant City home with a stone backsplash installed.

Choosing the right backsplash for your kitchen can sometimes be an overwhelming and difficult decision. This is perhaps because backsplashes allow the perfect opportunity for homeowners to create an exciting and appealing focal point in their kitchen. You can bring your personality and style to the forefront of your kitchen design with a well-selected backsplash.

But where should you start? Here are six aspects to consider when choosing your backsplash.

#1 - Do you have the budget for a classic backsplash or one with hand-painted designs?

Your budget, of course, will be a deciding factor on what kind of backsplash you can put into your kitchen. Custom tile colors and intricate hand painted designs can require more of an investment. However, if your budget is a little more limited, consider staying with a classic and neutral color scheme, such as with a white standard field size tile. But if you have the wiggle room in your budget, introduce some funky designs into your backsplash!

Make sure to invest in quality grout. It holds your tiles together and gives it a finished look.

#2 - What colors are in the material of your countertop?

Kitchen backsplash installed by True Builders for a homeowner in Plant City.

Consider your countertop material when you are choosing a backsplash. You want materials that will work well in your overall kitchen design. You also want colors that will complement one another and do not clash.

For example, if your countertop has a lot of color in it, stick to a neutral backsplash. The backsplash will allow the colors in your countertop to stand out. Conversely, if your countertop is neutral, you have some more freedom to explore more colors within your backsplash materials.

#3 - Consider materials based on the vibe projected, your design preference, and style of your home.

The material selection for your backsplash is equally as important as your color selection. Certain materials project a specific vibe and work well in very specific design schemes. There are other materials, such as ceramic tile, that work well in most designs and create a timeless look for your kitchen.

Materials like brick can suggest an industrial or rustic vibe, while clean and contemporary styles utilize matte glaze on ceramic tiles. Hand-painted tiles are unique and exotic, and provide your home with a very stylish focal point. Your decision should be based on design preference and the style of your home.

#4 - Choosing the shape of your tiles.

Subway tiles and other classic tiles will always be a top choice for homeowners. These basic shapes usually come in a 3x6 or 4x4 pattern and transcend trends, which makes them a viable choice for a kitchen remodel that will last for years to come.

Field tile will also always be a prime choice for keeping your kitchen within a more tried and true look, and will allow design trends to change in other areas of your home, without the backsplash looking outdated. If you are looking for more unique shapes, such as Arabesque, consider the color palette and style of your entire home before settling on such a period-specific, shaped tile.

#5 - The impact that height can have on your backsplash.

Height is often overlooked when it comes to installing a backsplash. However, the height of your backsplash can make a huge impact on the overall look of your kitchen.

If you are looking for a minimal amount of backsplash, consider bringing it up to the bottom of the cabinets. This provides a finishing touch between your cabinets and countertops without being an overwhelming part of your kitchen detail.

Are you looking for more of a wow factor? You can extend your tile to the ceiling in areas where there are no cabinets. Over the sink or over the stove are excellent places to create a focal point with your kitchen backsplash.

When you decide to make your backsplash a focal point by carrying the height up, make sure the color and style of the backsplash is something you love and makes a positive impact on your space!

#6 - Selecting the color for your backstop and what are some considerations.

Green and white tiled backsplash that is in the kitchen of a Lakeland home.

Choosing what colors to incorporate in your backsplash is the fun part! However, there are many colors on the market, as well as options for custom colors, which can make selecting your backsplash a bit of a challenge.

Consider these things when selecting your color:

  • A colorful backsplash will pop and create an immediate reaction in your space.
  • You can add character to your space by choosing a neutral color in an intricate design.
  • Your color should complement the materials and design of the kitchen.
  • Do you prefer neutral tones? Do you love color? Choose a backsplash that brings out your personality.
  • Your material selection will have a huge impact on the range of colors you have to work with. Determine whether material or color is more important and work from there.
  • Consider whether you want one uniform color/style or you want a more complex design.

Call our licensed professionals for a consultation and installation of your backsplash.

Are you having trouble narrowing down your backsplash options? True Builders has designers ready to help you make a final decision. And, once your decision is made, we can install the backsplash for you, using the best options on the market today. Choosing a backsplash you love can be hard, but let us help make it an enjoyable process! Contact us at (863) 647-1800 for a consultation and to have our experienced, licensed professionals install your backsplash today!

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