Published at Thursday, May 18th 2017. by Auda Gaudin in Kitchen Backsplash.
If you want your backsplash to look as if it’s made of wood without actually using this material in the kitchen, the solution couldn’t be simpler: use peel and stick faux wood flooring strips. Working with them is extremely easy. Just measure the space, cut them to size and stick them onto the wall. Finish the project with your choice of paint color, apply two coats and enjoy the new look.
Certain types of marble, such as the Emperador which comes from Spain, are ideal for high-traffic areas and fireplace surrounds. Still, their unique color tones can also be used to give a kitchen backsplash a stand-out look. This particular type has grains with irregular veins which makes each tile unique and offers the opportunity to create interesting patterns.
A mosaic backsplash can look interesting even without any upper cabinets. Depending on the way it interacts with the rest of the wall and with the countertop, the contrast can be strong or very faint and almost nonexistent.
Another popular type of marble is Calacatta which is a lot more rare and thus considering a luxury choice. It’s often mistaken for Carrara marble although it presents several unique particularities such as the generally white background and dark veining in large and thick patterns.
A design that would suit well a contemporary kitchen is this one. It’s simple, abstract and versatile enough to look wonderful in a variety of settings. The fact that it matches the countertop helps with the cohesion of the décor.
A kitchen can look finished without a backsplash, and sometimes a clean coat of (washable) paint is what best executes a design. But at the same time, there’s also an opportunity to use the space to anchor the overall design of the room.