Kitchen Backsplash Design Ideas

The kitchen backsplash has a dual role, acting as a decorative kitchen detail that can also make it easier to wipe off accidental splashes and stains.
Kitchen Backsplash Design Ideas

Kitchen Backsplash Design Ideas

Traditional kitchen design with plaid seats and lighting, white cabinetry, decorative backsplash, and kitchen island.

Photo by: Gridley+GravesPhotographes

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By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

If you've ever been stirring a pot only to realize that what's bubbling inside has splashed onto the wall, then you will fully understand the benefits of a kitchen backsplash. Not only will backsplashes protect walls from stains, but they also serve as gorgeous decorative elements in any kitchen.

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A kitchen backsplash can be designed from a broad range of materials, including glass, metal and slate. In addition to their functional purpose, most backsplashes are also put in place to serve as a design accent to the overall look of a kitchen. It is important to choose a design that enhances the look of kitchen cabinetry, wall colors and other decorative aspects.

For example, in a contemporary kitchen space, a cool slate or stainless steel will pair well with dark colors like cherry wood cabinets and slate gray painted walls. Other kitchen designs, like a country style kitchen, might benefit from a simple white paneled backsplash that enhances the farmhouse feel.

Whether it's an eye-catching green glass or understated marble, the design should work in harmony with the rest of the kitchen.

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