Choosing the Perfect Backsplash for Your Countertop

A backsplash, as we know, is tile installed behind a sink and a stove. One purpose it serves is its ability to protect your kitchen walls from water, grease, and other spills.

When choosing a backsplash, it’s essential to find designs that complement your countertop. Below you’ll find tips on picking the perfect backsplash for your countertop so you can take your kitchen décor to the next level.

Backsplash Tips

Use the Same Materials
If you love your countertop material, why not carry it to the walls of your kitchen? For instance, if you have marble countertops that you can’t get enough of, consider marble for your backsplash. Marble will present an elegant yet dramatic kitchen design that will wow anyone who enters. For a more elegant design check out unique backsplash shapes such as hexagons or a mosaic of marble.

Mix and Match
While using the same material will give you that clean minimalist look, you can also go in the opposite route by matching bold colors to your counters. If your counters are a more neutral color, such as brown or black, you may want to choose a vivid backsplash that features colors like bright salmon or a deep turquoise to give your kitchen that pop of color against a darker countertop.
You can also mix and match materials. So, if you have a stone countertop, you may consider complementing it with metallic tiles such as stainless steel and oil-rubbed bronze.

Bring Out the Details of Your Counter
Countertops can come in a array of details and patterns depending on the material you choose. If you take a look at our granite countertops, you will see intricate designs and hues on them. These details can be balanced nicely with the perfect backsplash. If granite isn’t what you’re going for, we also offer porcelain countertops, instead of a more saturated pattern that granite gives, porcelain consists of huge swirls of solid grey color for a more neutral look to your kitchen.
You can bring these details out by choosing a backsplash with similar patterns or a distinctive shape. You can also find a backsplash that brings out the undertone colors of your countertops to highlight the features of your countertops.

Opt for Travertine
If you’re looking for a more relaxed look in your kitchen Travertine tiles are becoming a favorite among natural home decorators. Made from limestone that comes from mineral spring deposits, they have a rustic look and come in warm colors. As a natural stone, they will have distinct tones and characteristics that ensure no two are alike.
If you’re unsure about what backsplash to choose that will match your countertops Travertine is a safe bet. There’s not a lot that Travertine won’t go with its’ neutral colors will ensure it matches any color of countertop you have.

Other Elements to Consider

Find Out About Wear and Tear
The backsplash you choose should not only be centered on style but also durability. As the tile is going to be behind your stove consider how the material will react with grease. It’s important to find out if they’re easy to clean or if they scratch easily as this could mean an extra chore for you if they’re harder to maintain.

Avoid Trendy Options
When decorating your home, it’s tempting to go with the latest trends; however, you will find that your design is outdated in just a few months. It’s best to combine classic and modern aesthetics to find a look that will withstand the test of time.

Consider the Other Elements of Your Kitchen
Your backsplash should be a good match for your countertops, but it should also match the other elements of your kitchen and home. If the aesthetic of your kitchen is contemporary and sleek, glass tiles are a good option. If you’re going for a more mid-century aesthetic a polished marble backsplash is your best option.
Overall, a backsplash is necessary in protecting your kitchen walls, but it also has a major impact on the design of your kitchen. With plenty of options to choose from, we are confident you can find a countertop and backlash combination that matches the desired look you want to achieve.