Backsplash trends for kitchen and bath are always evolving. While your backsplash is likely something you’ll be living with for a while, the thought of searching for the perfect style and material may seem daunting. However, your decision may be achieved rather easily if you follow these few guidelines on what is hot right now.
The biggest change in backsplash trends that the Jigsaw Design team is seeing is the height of the backsplash. Tiles and slabs are soaring to new heights… sometimes even the ceiling. This creates a work of art in your kitchen or bath for the perfect focal point. The tiny kitchen in the images below appears much grander with the small square tiles all the way to ceiling, drawing the eye up. The light monochromatic look also helps add size and focus to the room. Secondly the blue glass backsplash in the kitchen with high ceilings serves two purposes, backsplash and art. Clean, simple and homey, who would ever want to leave the kitchen?
The Jigsaw Designers are seeing the Cararra Marble trend rise to near phenomenon levels. Cararra has been resurrected for home interiors from its long history dating back as far as Ancient Rome. The statue of David and even entire buildings like the Basilica of Massa and Harvard Medical School were constructed entirely of Cararra. However on a much smaller scale than that, luxury bathrooms and kitchens are being adorned with Cararra or Cararra “like” marble on the backsplash, counter tops, table tops, bar tops as well as other areas of the home. The look is gorgeous and luxurious and works well in many different styles as seen in the images below. The rustic modern table pairs perfectly with the floor to ceiling marble backsplash, counters and shelves as well as the more traditional kitchen with farmhouse cup-pulls and French oven.
A trend to watch is colored grout which is being used to add more interest and color instead of using additional colored tile. For a more lighthearted or whimsical look such colors as orange or turquoise can be a fun idea. If you are looking to add some dimension but more understated, try dark grey grout with white subway tiles for a vintage feel.
Over all the common thread in backsplash trends is a more neutral palette, more simplicity in design, tone on tone grout/tile combinations, timeless and cleaner looks. Consider tiles that have been around for a long time and don’t really go out of style like subway tiles, Spanish tiles, Italian or French encaustic tiles. If none of these genres tickle your fancy, then sticking with a neutral palette will seem fresher longer.
We spend so much of our time in the kitchen. Regardless of how much space we have, guest always congregate in the kitchen. In addition, your bathroom should be your tranquil escape from the hectic world. You might as well love the kitchen and bath you have by indulging yourself in the look you really want.
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