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Liven Your Countertops with a Kitchen Backsplash

Posted on: December 13, 2010

A well designed kitchen backsplash goes beyond protecting your walls from stray scratches and splashes. A backsplash with the right colors, design and material can bring your kitchen countertops and cabinets to life and serve as a beautiful addition to your kitchen.

Kitchen Backsplash Design Materials

From traditional to modern, a kitchen backsplash can accentuate any kitchen theme. When designing a kitchen backsplash, there are many materials to choose from. You can even combine a variety of materials to create your own unique look.

Ceramic Tile Backsplashes –

Available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures, ceramic tile is one of the most versatile kitchen backsplash materials. If you plan on adding tile to your custom kitchen backsplash design, keep it simple by choosing a style that is similar to type of tile that is used on the floor.

Kitchen Backsplash

Try mixing long and short rectangular tiles to create a puzzle piece-like effect.

Kitchen Custom Backsplash

Use custom-shaped tiles to make your backsplash the visual center of your kitchen.

Natural Stone Tile Backsplashes

Natural stone, such as marble or granite, is a popular material not only for countertops, but for backsplashes as well. When matched with your countertops, a natural stone backsplash can provide the perfect accent to your kitchen.

Kitchen Stone Backsplash

Natural stone backsplashes can be as conservative as a single sheet of granite or marble…

Kitchen Backsplash

…or as vibrant and lively as a multicolored mosaic.

Metal Tile Backsplashes

From modern and contemporary to traditional and conservative kitchens, metal backsplashes can suit any kitchen design. For a subtle, cohesive design, match your metal tile backsplash with your faucets and lights to make the most of subtle reflections.

Kitchen Backsplash

Metal can be cut into a classic mosaic pattern to give your kitchen a reflective look that changes based on the light.

Metal Backsplash 2

If you have more modern tastes, consider a sandblasted mirror surface to give your kitchen a sleek, industrial sheen.

Glass Tile Backsplashes –

Glass tiles are becoming increasingly popular as a kitchen backsplash material thanks to their easy-to-clean, scratch resistant surface. Available in a rainbow of colors, textured glass tiles are a perfect fit for modern kitchens.

Kitchen Glass Tiled Backsplash

Use brightly colored glass tile backsplash to make a dramatic statement in your kitchen.

Kitchen Backsplash

For an even more unique look, alternate between glossy and etched glass tiles to match both your appliances and your cabinets.

Glass Backsplash 3

Or, you can opt for a curved glass basket weave effect that will draw the eye straight to the backsplash.

Adding a kitchen backsplash is the perfect way to put the finishing touches on any kitchen design. To see other examples of kitchen backsplashes or to talk to a professional kitchen designer about adding a backsplash to your Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC kitchen, call the designers at Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, or visit our showroom today!

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