Canada's Condominium Magazine
When considering renovating your home, you may have a laundry list of tasks planned… from painting the walls to upgrading appliances. You may be considering adding a backsplash to liven up your kitchen. Backsplash serves a purpose, catching splashes of food while you cook so that your walls are not ruined. However, the right backsplash can also breathe new life into an otherwise bland kitchen.
Black sheet glass makes a bold statement, and it works well as a backsplash against a white kitchen and stainless-steel appliances. It has an elegant look to it, and it can offer the right contrast to an otherwise bleached-out kitchen. It is sleek and sophisticated, and positioned across from a window, it will reflect natural light.
Brick pavers can offer the look of an old brick home in any house or condo. They can bring a rustic look together, bringing country style to the city. Brick pavers pair well with rustic-looking appliances, counters, and cabinets.
Linear patterns work well with stone, glass, and marble. This sleek pattern makes a bold statement. Mixing hues and their various shades can bring an entire kitchen’s colour scheme together in one central place. This type of backsplash looks amazing against stainless steel appliances.
Get creative and add tiles or another type of backsplash with a unique pattern or design. Alternately, you can use plain backsplashes and paint your own design on them. Artistic backsplashes like these make a statement and allow you the opportunity to showcase your creativity and style in a unique way.
A popular look for kitchens is oversized tile backsplashes. Install large glass tiles or other full-sized backsplashes, rather than focusing on a small space right above the stove and counters. This looks especially great in kitchens that do not have cabinets over the stove.
Tan, Brown, or Crème-Coloured Backsplash
Warm colours are great for kitchens with deep wood finishes. Make your backsplash stand out with a unique design as well.
Painted Ceramic Tiles
Create a unique, artistic look with painted ceramic tiles. Paint large tiles to make them look like a work of art. My favourite look is the Tuscan wine artwork tiles. If you enjoy cooking and love art, this could be the perfect backsplash for your kitchen. It will certainly make an interesting conversation piece. These tiles can also be purchased in numerous stores and online, for those who love the look but lack the artistic ability to pull it off.
River Rock Backsplash
This unique idea is a refreshing change of pace from ordinary backsplashes and kitchen décor. Arrange river rocks in a unique pattern (it does not need to be straight-edged) to add some flair. These look great with wooden cabinets and dark marble countertops.
Reclaimed Wood Backsplash
Reclaimed wood can add a nice touch to a rustic kitchen. Wood is warm and cozy, and it has a very distinct look. It is a popular choice for kitchen backsplashes. However, it is not as durable as tile or ceramic, so it is not the best choice if you do a great deal of cooking.