10 Kitchens Where the Backsplash is the Main Event

Choosing a backsplash might just be the most important kitchen design decision you make. Here’s how to get it right.

1. Select a playful color and shape.

Let’s analyze why this backsplash got it right. Since it’s my kitchen, I can speak to this first hand. I knew I wanted white cabinets to brighten up the space, but I didn’t want the room to be boring. Instead, I made the backsplash the star of the show. I chose a fun fish scale tile shape and incorporated ocean-inspired colors. This was my way of twisting the navy kitchen trend into something a bit less expected.

2. Choose a contrasting grout color.

If you do gravitate towards the clean look of simple white subway tiles, try an unexpected grout color. It’s bolder than white on white. This backsplash got it right with gray grout. It frames the white tiles and makes them pop more than they would if surrounded by white grout

3. Go green.

Choosing a backsplash might just be the most important kitchen design decision you make. Here’s how to get it right.

This kitchen ticks multiple trend boxes: It features a great farmhouse sink and brushed brass hardware. But it’s the backsplash that takes things to the next level. The deep green hexagon tiles are a standout, and the bright white grout makes each hexagon tile pop.

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