Strategies for Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen backsplashes are the perfect way to add color, personality, and texture to your kitchen. Choosing the perfect kitchen backsplash for your space means taking into account factors such as the style of your kitchen, your preference for color and material, and the ultimate role you want your backsplash to play in the overall design of your kitchen space.

Choose Your Backsplash’s Role

A backsplash can be an understated addition to the existing style of your kitchen, or a standout feature that captures the eye from the moment you walk in the door. Before you choose the material you want to use for your backsplash, it’s important to first determine the role you want it to play. If you’d like a backsplash that simply meshes with the existing decor of your kitchen, opt for colors and materials that match the existing choices you’ve made in this space. Alternatively, there are a variety of ways to make your backsplash the centerpiece of your kitchen, including the use of bright colors, textured tile, and mosaic or painted tiles as part of this design element.

Consider Your Countertop

Your countertops serve as a natural line that draws the eye to your backsplash. Thus, it’s beneficial to keep the color, style, and material of your countertops in mind when choosing the right backsplash for your kitchen. While your backsplash doesn’t need to match your countertop in color or texture, it should complement your counters to create an overall look that appears coordinated and appealing. Regardless of whether you want to place the focus on your backsplash or your countertop, these two elements should ultimately work together to create harmony in your kitchen.

A beautiful backsplash is a great way to update your kitchen and create a fun space for your family’s meals. At Carly Quinn Designs, we offer handmade art tiles to add personality to your backsplashes, bar tops, and entryways. Please visit our website for more information about our tiles, or call (520) 624-4117 to discuss your design ideas.