The backsplash in your kitchen can add quite the visual appeal to the space, which is why you need to be careful as you are designing it. One wrong material or wrong placement can mean the difference between an amazing piece of art and a disaster.
Here are 6 tips for designing the perfect backsplash for your kitchen:
Match the Colors
It is very important to match the colors that you will be using for your backsplash, which is why we recommend taping samples up on your walls and looking at them carefully throughout the day as the light changes in the room. What looks nice together early in the morning may end up clashing as different lights hit that space later in the day.
Do not be afraid to mix in a few pieces of another material to tie this space into other areas of your kitchen. This is the perfect way to get the flecks of colors from your countertop to match your backsplash.
Focus on the High-Impact Zone
While all your backsplash is important, it is the high-impact zone that we want you to focus on the most. This is the area where you want to play with the pattern or create a beautiful mosaic that will set this spot apart from the rest of the room.
Consider Your Budget
The materials that you use for your backsplash can cost anywhere from under a dollar per square foot to upwards of ten dollars or more. That cost alone may be what makes you choose one material over another. We recommend that you stay flexible when choosing the materials for your backsplash, as you may be able to find a cheaper option that still gets you the color and texture that you want for less money.
Consider Eco-Friendly Options
There are many new eco-friendly options available for backsplash nowadays, which is why we love to encourage our clients to check them out as they are looking at materials. Many of these newer materials are not as expensive as some people think they are, which means that is can be a wonderful choice for your kitchen.
Consider the Maintenance of the Material You Choose
Some backsplash materials are easier to clean than others, so you will want to find that out and choose the material that you have time for. After all, there is no point in going through all this work for new backsplash only to have it ruined in a few months.
Installing beautiful backsplash in a kitchen takes a little time, because you need to make sure that you are creating a design that will be visually appealing in the room. The design that you choose should match the rest of the style and décor in this space too, so that everything doesn’t look thrown together at the end.