How To Do Your Kitchen Back Splash The Right Way

The first priority when designing a kitchen is functionality, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be uninspiring. Backsplash’s are the perfect option to add the right amount of embellishment without being overwhelming.


There are so many varieties of backsplashes to suit all aesthetics. You can go bright and bold or stick to classic styles that last a lifetime. Personal preference is what matters when choosing your back splash.


What is the most popular backsplash?

With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming when deciding what backsplash you want to go with. We have been seeing and are expecting to see a rise in natural stones mixed with unusual cabinetry colour ways. Think natural marble paired with sage green cabinetry, or a creamed quartz backslash paired with a navy blue cabinetry.


If this is not your style, we are also expecting to see small, patterned tiles making a comeback. These types of backsplashes add character and create an eclectic feel within the home.


Another popular options which we are seeing more and more within the home these days is matching your back splash to your counter top material and island bench material. This combination creates a nice sense of flow within the space while making the kitchen feel luxurious.


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Should backsplashes be lighter or darker than the countertop?

When it comes down to it, there are no wrong or right answers to this question. Every kitchen has different lighting that will affect how the design is perceived. Typically, clients tend to choose a backsplash that is lighter than the counter top material, if not the same material. However, a darker backsplash will add a sense of personality and boldness.


The most important thing to consider when choosing your backsplash is the material and how this works in conjunction to the cooks lifestyle. If you want to avoid a high maintenance kitchen we would recommend opting for a low acid-sensitive material and avoiding natural marble. However, if you don’t mind taking extra precaution within your kitchen, marble is the perfect way to add luxury to area.


What is the purpose of a backsplash?

Many people are unaware that backsplashes provide a function other than design. A backsplash catches any splashes that are made when preparing and cooking food. Therefore, it’s important to choose a material that you can clean easily and has durability. If you don’t have a splash back and choose to opt for the painted wall, you may encounter problems when trying to remove stains and grime.


It’s also important to consider the investment of the home when deciding on a backsplash. You may think it is necessary to choose a minimal and plain backsplash as a safe option if you’re considering selling your home in the near future. But if you’re designing your kitchen in your forever home or even a home you plan to live in for the next 5 to 10 years, then we highly recommend choosing a statement backsplash. The beauty of a backsplash from an interior design perspective is that it is not a lot of square footage, and so it becomes a worthy splurge.



Hopefully this article inspires your decisions when choosing the backsplash for your home. If you need more assistance in your design process, contact us via the details on our website, or come visit us in the Shenton Park Showroom. #RetreatDesign

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