Most people spend a lot of time in their kitchens, so you want it to be a comfortable, beautiful place in your house. Kitchen design includes several elements working together—cabinets, countertops, backsplash, flooring, hardware, and lighting. If you get these elements right, your kitchen can be gorgeous and functional for years to come.

But not everyone knows how to design a kitchen. Should the cabinets be painted or stained? Should your countertops blend with the backsplash, or would you rather there be a contrast between the two? There are so many design choices you need to make, but the good news is you don’t have to make these choices alone. You can find design inspiration and professional design help from Quest Interiors.

If you want some ideas for your kitchen backsplash that will coordinate nicely with your countertops and cabinetry, continue reading.

Choosing the Right Backsplash Material

While subway tile is one of the “it” materials for backsplashes these days, there are a lot of other backsplash materials you can choose from. Tiles come in various shapes, colors, patterns, and styles, so don’t limit yourself to only what is trendy. If you want a unique look, try materials that are not seen in every new build today. Some materials that are great for backsplashes:

  • Stone tiles
  • Marble slabs
  • Granite slabs
  • Quartz
  • Glass tiles or panels
  • Venetian plaster
  • Metal or copper panels or tiles
  • Wallpaper
  • Reclaimed wood

Dramatic or Subtle Touch?

No matter what material you choose for your backsplash, there are different ways to display it. For instance, you can place tiles in varying patterns and designs. If you like to make a statement, try taking your backsplash to the ceiling. This is a backsplash idea we love, and this design trend works well for kitchens of all styles and sizes. It gives your kitchen a designer look but is not as expensive as you might think. It also gives your kitchen the illusion of a larger footprint.

If you are looking for a more subtle look, you can try laying tile close together with nearly invisible grout lines. This unusual idea will give your kitchen an interesting flair. The tiles will add texture and interest without you having to worry about discolored grout.

Bold Patterns and Colors

Sometimes, getting a unique kitchen look means being creative. Try coming up with an unusual pattern for your kitchen’s backsplash tile or try an unexpected color. Kitchens shouldn’t all look the same, and your kitchen should have your unique design style. If you are worried about making the wrong choices, work with a designer from Quest Interiors who can help you get a kitchen backsplash that you are sure to love.

Backsplash Features

Who says your backsplash all has to be the same? You can incorporate focal points into your backsplash using different tile or molding elements. Behind the stove is one common place for focal points, but you can add them in other places around your kitchen as well.

Contrast or Coordinate

Some homeowners like their countertops and backsplash to blend together while others prefer a sharp contrast. You can use the same materials for both, such as pairing marble countertops with a marble slab backsplash. But you can also use different materials together, like quartz countertops with a glass mosaic backsplash. We love the idea of a big bold slab backsplash paired with a contrasting countertop. When it comes to kitchen design, the only limit is your imagination.

For more kitchen design ideas, reach out to a Quest Interiors representative.