It is always a good idea to put a backslash in your kitchen. The reason for this is that back splashes serve the practical purpose of protecting the walls closest to sinks and stoves, the areas in your kitchen that are the most messy! Most backsplashes are created using tiles, and they often blend seamlessly with the rest of the décor. But just because backsplashes are a practical fixture for your kitchen, doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty!
Here are some hot kitchen backsplash ideas that turn your backsplash into a feature! If you are busy building your new kitchen or renovating your old one you should definitely consider some of these!
A mirror as a backsplash is an unusual but very hot choice! It works extremely well in a contemporary modern kitchen! I especially like it paired with the clean white and vivid green in this image, but really you could use any vivid colour in this combination with a mirror backsplash.
Digital photo printed tiles and wall papers are very popular at the moment. Tiles are the best option backsplashes as they are impervious to water and oil and easy to clean. This particular image is very striking, but you could literally use any subject matter you want to suite your kitchen!
Subway tiles, the long rectangular ones seen here, have recently made a big impact on the design and décor market. They are very hot and can be laid horizontally or vertically. They can also be arranged in different patterns of colour, or, as in this image, all the same colour!
Using different colours can make a backsplash go from invisible to unmissable! Here the decorator has used bright pink and red, a very striking combination, but naturally not everyone wants this kind of striking in their homes! Really though you can use any colours you want, it’s the concept that counts!
A very attractive variation on the regular square or rectangular tile is to choose a shaped tile. In this image the decorator has used leaf shaped tiles to good effect, but you can use any interesting shaped tiles for your kitchen.