Adding a white tile backsplash to your kitchen allows you to build your overall design theme in a variety of different ways. Backsplash tile isn’t always the first thing people think about when designing their kitchens, but it can really help to tie everything together. Subway tile has become increasingly popular over the last several years due to its versatility. As you can see, it offers a lot of warmth, character, and charm. Combined with stainless steel appliances and beautiful white cupboards, the backsplash here is a perfect example of how easy it is to set the tone for your kitchen. It’s a great way to tie together the rustic character of a modern farmhouse with the simple and quaint look of a country cottage.
I am convinced that one of the top trends for 2019 is going to be using a subway tile backsplash in new and unique ways to accent counters and stove tops. This lovely kitchen we just completed, features a beautiful example of how you can use subway tiles to create fun patterns and designs other than your typical brick style layout. The homeowner wanted a very neutral backsplash that could coordinate with any style they decided on throughout the years, but one that still had a touch of design to it. I find that subway are some of the most versatile kitchen tiles because they have simple clean lines and monochromatic colors, but can be used to create a variety of geometric patterns.
I was recently searching through our portfolio to show a new client ideas for their French country kitchen remodel and stumbled upon this design from last year. I have been hearing a lot in the decorating world about how backsplash tile is becoming one of the hottest trends in kitchen design for 2019, and I think that this room is a great example of how you can really make a statement with this element. When you think kitchen backsplash tile, small glass mosaics or traditional subway tile often comes to mind. I rarely see people experiment with larger tiles or natural stone varieties like we did in this room.. These are actually fantastic backsplash tile options because the large size makes for quick and easy installation, and the bolder design really makes a statement in an all white kitchen like this.
There is something about a clean kitchen that makes you want to be in the space. White subway tile in the first picture really sets the stage. Then we recognize the kitchen backsplash functionality and are amazed that it blends so well with the overall. When designing with such a feature as subway tile, we must be mindful of the overall and not simply get buried in the functionality. The overall look is the most important aspect of design, but we can, if not careful, become a bit too enamored with the tile. Finally, subtly, we recognize the complimentary stone in the dining area and the subtle use of the same backsplash tile that might otherwise be too dominant simply blends perfectly.
Utilizing kitchen wall tiles as your primary covering is a great way to create a beautiful and durable surface. Tile stands up to the wear and tear of kitchen cleaners, grease, and mold far better than your typical wall paint. Plus, although it is more expensive than your standard can of paint, it provides a much more beautiful and high end design. In the large open kitchen and living area we extended the lovely stone backsplash across the rest of the wall. The stone material we chose is a nice neutral tone that does not distract from the white shaker cabinets or solid surface countertop. In fact, it actually adds a nice contrast to the otherwise relatively monochromatic design.
If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive project to update the look of your kitchen, I would check out the backsplash tile ideas on this site. As you can see, we recently upgraded our kitchen and the design I chose was inspired by several of the rooms I saw on here. All of the cabinetry and countertops were existing, we just did small upgrades here and there via wall paint, backsplash tile, and fixtures. The base of our design was good, but I felt that it could use some modern updates to liven things up a bit. My inspiration for this project actually came from a few kitchen backsplash designs I found that utilized a stone tile mosaic. The beautiful colors of the natural stone pair so well with rustic stained cabinets like ours, and actually give the space a cool contemporary feel.