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Kitchen and Bath Backsplash Trends

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.

Kitchen Headliner

Bath Headliner


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?

Tiles to Ceiling

Glass Painted Backsplash

Grey Subway tiles

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.

Marble Slab Kitchen

Marble to Ceiling

Marble modern masculine kitchen


Calcutta Marble bath

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.

Colored Grout Orange

Turq Subway Tiles

Rustic Bath Whit eTile dark grout

White Tile Dark Grout

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.

Neutral Chevron Tile

Neutral Grey Tile

Spain grey BathSplash

Yellow Spainish

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.

White Tile White Grout

Subway Tiles to Ceiling

Herringbon Tile to Ceiling

Marble Bath marble sink tub floor


For more information on backsplashes and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com.  Someone will quickly contact you with more information.  Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images!  Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!

Neutral Tile

White Back to Ceiling


The Spanish Evolution

The quintessential ‘Spanish style’ in interior design has truly evolved. Think white, light and airy when it comes to the new modern take on this classic hacienda style.  The fine line between Spanish and Mediterranean is thinning as the shift from dark and heavy décor moves into bright seaside whites with touches of classical iron and cherry wood.  The days of over cluttered and ornate accessories and art are becoming a thing of the past as the Spanish style transitions to a more minimal approach.  Lines are becoming cleaner and more elegant which lends itself to show off important pieces of elaborate art, tapestries and patterns.  In the image below, this light and airy room is so inviting with its crisp white walls, curtains and sofas.  The touches of iron for the curtain rods and lamps reflect the root of the Spanish style as well as the exposed beam ceilings.  The lines in the ceiling seem to sweep you softly to the outdoors among the cactus garden in nature’s own flora and fauna landscape.

White Living Room

The spirit of the Spanish style always feels like a vacation, but the contemporary hacienda has a chic new twist.  Clean nearly blank walls all in white, with one bright accent wall to pop a piece of Spanish artwork.  Mixing modern or mid-century modern furniture and flooring makes this new modern Spanish style unique and fresh.  Brightly colored tiles mixed with neutral or grey walls and antiques create a youthful vibe with old world bones.  Spanish style and tiles are really coming back but with more color and pattern options.  More options than the traditional brown and gold tones we used to be limited to.  The Jigsaw Designers love mixing these floor tiles in a bathroom with rustic modern pieces like a large black pained shower glass doors, reclaimed cabinets with Carrera countertops, and a vintage iron chandelier.

Modern span Mexican tile spanish tile

Consider wall tapestries and Spanish theme artwork when you update your decor. While giving focus to the room, wall art is an excellent opportunity to enhance your hacienda design theme.    While keeping the overall look white and bright, add a color indigenous to the Mediterranean and Spanish regions in colors of creamy ivory, gold, turquoise blues, rich greens and deep red and of course terra cotta.  High ceilings, concrete floors, and exposed beams are all typical elements of the Spanish style and can be the perfect canvas to express the Hacienda flavor.  In the bedroom image below the ceilings are very high, the color palate in greens and terra cotta, and while being a bit dark (which is typically Spanish), it is not cluttered with art work and accessories.  The space and rich colors are simply allowed to flow and the look really works.

Orange bedroom

Combining the grandeur of bold artwork with the organic look of iron wall decor and the rustic appeal of Spanish Hacienda furniture can make your rooms feel more interesting and inviting.  Furnish your space with touches of iron candle holders, candelabras, lanterns, hurricanes and wall sconces which are classic to Spanish and Mediterranean design.  All with keeping the lines cleaner and color palette brighter will give focus to the room and provide an excellent opportunity to enhance your updated Spanish-chic decorating theme.

Span Outdoor outdoor colonade

For more information on the spanish style and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com.  Someone will quickly contact you with more information.  Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images!  Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!