Given that the average kitchen renovation costs between $12k – $34k, you should make the most of your next remodel. This involves choosing countertops wisely as well as a backsplash that complements the rest of your design scheme. We’ll go over how to choose the best backsplash for your countertops. Continue reading for some of the best ideas for creating a cohesive kitchen.
Select Your Aesthetic
The first step in matching countertops and backsplashes is to decide on an overall aesthetic for your kitchen. If you like the look of simplicity, consider a one-color backsplash. For those who believe that less is more, diagonal black or white tile is an excellent choice.
A tile medallion can also be added to a backsplash that runs the entire length of your counter. If you add a porcelain medallion that matches your countertop, your solid-color backsplash will become much more unique and expressive. Consider a floral or star shape for contemporary design schemes, and a lion’s head for vintage vibes.
When it comes to contemporary vs vintage decor, there are specific rules to follow when choosing backsplash designs. Unicolor tiles or those with clean, bold lines are ideal for a contemporary or modern scheme. Blue is an excellent color for these decor schemes because it is modern, trendy, and calming, and it complements any well-lit neutral-hued countertop. You can get tiles with floral shapes, interlocking designs, and oriental patterns if you want a sophisticated throwback to the 19th or 20th century. Make certain that they are the same color as your countertop; many antique decor enthusiasts have earth-toned stone slabs that require some color matching.
Think About Your Countertops
As previously mentioned, you should think about your countertops. If you already have a favorite slab, this will make your life much easier. When selecting a backsplash, you have a clear idea of what you need to match. If not, consider the best countertops for your needs. Granite, quartzite, marble, onyx, soapstone, and travertine are some of the best natural stone materials. Each of these materials has its own set of advantages, so make your selection based on your aesthetic, durability, and longevity requirements. If you want to be extra classy, you can also get gemstone slabs!
When you’ve decided on the countertop for your interior design, you can start thinking about which backsplashes will work best with it. Solid-color countertops, regardless of color, look best with more sophisticated backsplash tiles. When combined with a minimalist countertop, detailed backsplash designs such as geometric patterns and organic shapes will become the focal point of your room. Swirling glass tiles in a variety of colors is another excellent option. The same is true for backsplash tiles organized in stained-glass patterns.
If you have intricately patterned marble countertops or a slab strewn with gorgeous shimmering flecks, you may want to keep the countertop as the main focal point of your space. A solid backsplash in neutral colors may be the best option here.
Research You Backsplash
After you’ve determined what you might be interested in, the next step is to conduct some research. A quick online search and you can learn about the most recent kitchen design trends. You’ll discover why tiny subway tiles are so popular right now, as well as how metal backsplashes help to bring out the gray flecks and veining in many quartzite and granite countertops.
Pinterest is an excellent resource for researching current design trends. Examine images of kitchens with layouts, design schemes, and color schemes that are similar to your own. Pin designs you like to a new board to see what types of backsplashes you prefer. When you have about 15 pinned images, go through your board and look for trends in the images you like.
Throughout the pinned images, you’ll probably notice similar shapes, orientations (diagonal vs straight), lines, and colors. This will give you a clear picture of what you like and what types of design schemes you should investigate further.
Pick a Color Palette
After you’ve decided on a style and overall aesthetic for your backsplash/countertop combo, it’s time to think about color schemes. Even if you adore your backsplash, it will be an eyesore when paired with a mismatched counter.
Consider using blacks, whites, grays, and browns in neutral color schemes. There are numerous countertops available in these styles, and white or gray tile is readily available. To add a splash of color, pair it with a brightly colored or pastel backsplash medallion. Just make sure it complements the decor in the rest of the room! This is an excellent way to achieve a minimalist color scheme with one pop of color among neutral hues.
If your countertop has blue or yellow undertones or hues, consider using an analogous or complementary color scheme. Before making a purchase, make sure you have considered all of your options.
Get a Beautiful Backsplash Today
Now that you’ve gathered some of the best backsplash ideas available, it’s time to begin remodeling your kitchen.
Contact us if you have any further questions about installing a backsplash. Before providing a quote, we’d be happy to provide you with additional ideas or just answer any questions.