Trend Watch: Trendy and Unique Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
|May 10, 2013||Posted by Rachael under Home Trends|
Kitchen backsplashes protect your walls from the splatters and spills that occur while cooking. Backsplashes also contribute to the design aesthetic of your kitchen. Some of the most popular backsplash choices are subway tiles, penny rounds, and marble. But not everyone wants to have the same backsplash as their neighbors.
We’re showcasing unusual, out of the box, and new kitchen backsplash ideas that can be used in your home. From the practical to the abstract, these kitchen backsplashes are sure to make your kitchen one-of-a-kind.
Glass subway and patterned tiles have been in vogue for years, but today’s homeowners are using glass in a different way. Glass panel backsplashes are the perfect way to add color to your kitchen without installing and grouting individual tiles. Glass panels can also protect a painted wall, creating unlimited kitchen backsplash opportunities.
Chalkboards are naturally meant to be washed and are put to the test in schools across the country every day. They have proven to be durable and practical, making them the perfect choice for the kitchen. Chalkboard backsplashes let you customize your own “backsplash pattern” without the commitment; just erase your design when you’re ready for a change. Even better, chalkboard kitchen backsplashes are a great place to store notes and recipes, eliminating the need to clutter the counter with a cookbook.
Metal kitchen backsplashes can bring a heavier, more modern and masculine feeling into the kitchen. Stamped tin panels are an instant throwback to the early 20th century while patterned steel panels are easy to clean. As shiny, metallic tones are present in your backsplash, metal backsplashes give the homeowner the opportunity to experiment with a matte faucet finish.
The oil rubbed bronze faucet (similar to the Moen Brantford) pops against the lighter tin-inspired backsplash.
Beadboard kitchen backsplashes are sweet and simple. Reminiscent of country cottages, beadboard backsplashes are a charming, low-maintenance, and cost-effective way to protect the walls of your kitchen. Whether white or painted, beadboard backsplashes are a hit with most homeowners.
A high arced bridge faucet (similar to the Delta Dennison) only adds to the light and airy feel of this black and white kitchen.
Granite, limestone, and other stone materials are commonly used as backsplashes, but what about individual stones? These four kitchens utilize stones in a unique way. Stone kitchen backsplashes may just be the latest trend to take off because these backsplashes are so strikingly beautiful.
Do you have an unusual backsplash in your home? Let us know about it in the comments below. And for more backsplash ideas, check out our Bewitching Backsplashes Pinterest board!