8 Kitchen Backsplash Trends for the Coming Year
Here’s what’s just around the corner and destined to become popular for the next bright new looks in kitchen renovation:
- Reach for the Ceiling: Savvy designers are taking fabulous new tile walls all the way to the ceiling, making upper cabinets look as if they’re floating in a sea of color.
- Turn Up the Temperature: Brighter, bolder hues in tile are no longer taboo in the kitchen, even if you plan an tire wall of tile. Go ahead and install chili pepper red tile, or saffron or kiwi green. Just ground that color with darker tones or temper the bright with white or black.
- Turn Tiles on Edge: Rather than installing elongated subway tiles horizontally, turn them vertically to add a whole new dimension to your backsplash. The look is new and “edgy,” whether you use small or large tiles. For a totally different vibe, find an installer who won’t balk at the prospect of a herringbone design.
- Forego the accents: If you’ve previously enjoyed the look of a contrasting line of tile, tile mural or a design featuring “dots” and inserts, a newer expression using only one kind of tile throughout is more sophisticated.
- Step It Up: Anything durable enough for the floor will probably work for a backsplash. Ceramic or clay tile, wood planks, vinyl, or laminate and marble are all suitable materials. For the newest of the new, pick matte tiles in an earthy clay tone or dusky hue. Sturdy floor tiles are perfect for this look. Price range varies greatly.