After undertaking a huge remodel, I find that homeowners get lost (and quiet frankly don't care) by the time they get to some of those decorative details like kitchen backsplash ideas that come at the end of the project. Admittedly, revamping a kitchen is hard work. There are tons of (expensive) design designs that, not only affect the overall style of the space, but also the functionality, storage capacity, and traffic flow. For this reason, picking out tile or backsplash ideas seems to be the last thing on our client's mind. My recommendation for selecting these materials is to, first and foremost, keep your kitchen colors in mind.
When you take on a DIY remodeling project you learn about all of the seemingly small and insignificant pieces of an overall design that you had never thought of before (or at least I hadn't). One of those items for me was the stove backsplash -- I never realized I needed one until I was faced with the decision of what to pick, and I wasn't sure what type of color palette or material would be best for that nook of the room. I had already scoured the entered for backsplash ideas to use throughout the rest of the space, so I really did not want to have to start back at square one. For this reason we opted for the same tile that we used for the kitchen backsplash but with a slightly different design for the stove.
One of the biggest trends I am seeing in 2019 is the use of a mosaic tile backsplash like this to jazz up any other wise bland kitchen design. This is a very decorative and fairly inexpensive project that could even be completed on your own in a weekend. Tile shops, home improvement warehouses, and online retailers all have a great variety of options in tons of color palettes that would blend well with nearly any decor style. If you prefer a contemporary look, I would suggest a backsplash tile that has some cool metallic detailing or bold pops of color. On the other hand, if your house features a more traditional design, a classic herringbone pattern like this design (especially in marble) is a great option.
I gave my husband the task of looking for backsplash ideas for our kitchen remodel. I must say that I am really proud of him because he came up with some great kitchen tile ideas, more specifically these inspiration photos of this beautiful granite covered kitchen. I had never thought to extend the countertops all the way up the walls to create a backsplash like this. It gives a very cool modern look and makes everything seem very clean and sleek. I am used to your typical glass tile backsplash, so this was a nice departure from your normal designs for me. I also think it would look fantastic paired with our shaker style white cabinetry and stainless steel accents -- much like they have in our inspiration design.
I think that there is no better look than a subway tile backsplash in an all white kitchen. To me, this style is so effortless and chic, and can withstand the test of time because the decor styles are so classic and versatile. I particularly like how this homeowner paired the white kitchen backsplash with beautiful cream shaker style cabinetry, shiplap paneled ceiling, marble countertops and chrome accents. It is the perfect mix of traditional decor with cool industrial style elements. While I do love the all white palette, I think you could bring in some color to a space like this through a bit more contemporary backsplash ideas like mosaic tile or even a funky corrugated tin.
I love the unconventional backsplash tile ideas that this homeowner used in their luxury cabin because it bring an organic touch to the industrial elements of a kitchen. As we have been building our mountain cabin vacation home, I have been struggling with how to make it look rustic and part of nature while still incorporating modern conveniences. I like the idea of using slate kitchen wall tiles as a decorative accent because they are functional (protect the walls and are easy to clean after messy meals) and the incorporate the natural stone cliffs that are outside of the cabin. It really ties the indoor space into the natural beauty of the outdoors -- a technique that I think is huge whenever you are building a home in an exceptionally beautiful area.