Having a great kitchen backsplash can really make your kitchen pop. Kind of like the cabinets are you outfit and the backsplash is your accessories. It can really make or break the look of your kitchen.
Now choosing a great backsplash might not seem like all fun and games. There are a lot of things to think about such as what kinda of tile, what design, what color grout, what if it doesn't go, what if I hate it?
While choosing the perfect backsplash for you seems overwhelming it is really not with a few tips and tricks.
1) Choose a tile or tiles that you like that coordinate with your cabinetry and countertops.
Most stores or showrooms will let you either have or purchase samples. Take advantage of that. There is no easieror better way to tell if a tile will work in your space than taking it home and seeing it where it will go.
2) Don't be afraid to choose a color.
Most people will say to go with a neutral because you don't want to get stuck with a trend. And this is wise advice, but what if you are dying to add some color? DO IT. It's your home, if you find a tile that you think is fabulous and will go with what you have then I say don't be afraid to go for it.
3)Trends are fleeting.
Tile is a semi permanent thing. While I love the chevrons every where now, in 5 years I might not. Be sure to choose a tile that you will love for the next 20+ years.
Posted on Fri, October 11, 2013
by Erin Rose