Backsplash trends 2018
February 5, 2018
The kitchen has evolved from a purely functional space to one of the most stylized rooms in your home. The flooring, cabinetry (including the hardware), sinks, faucets, lighting, and appliances are available in a broad range of colors and styles, so you can create the very personal look you want. Backsplashes were intended to protect the kitchen wall from splashes and stains. They can still do the job, but with more style. Kitchen backsplash trends for 2018 give you more materials, more colors, and more design ideas to make a stylish splash. Marble or (more affordably) marble-look tile combines the natural beauty of veined marble with durability, but it should be polished marble to avoid stains, because the stone is naturally porous. You can incorporate a marble slab or create a pattern with smaller tiles, different colors of marble, and even integrate the marble tile with other materials and textures, like glass or stone. Subway tile remains a popular design for a kitchen backsplash. The horizontal pattern can be made with large or small tiles, in monochrome or multi-color, and even in a herringbone pattern. Subway tiles are available in a vast array of colors, palettes, and textures, giving you plenty of latitude to play with the design. Consider a stripe of subway tile against a solid backdrop, to add visual interest to your kitchen wall. Combine glass subway tiles that are broken up with metal strips. Subway tile uses grout, which presents another opportunity to customize a kitchen backsplash. Match the grout to the subway tiles or choose a contrast for a more dramatic result. With glass mosaic tile, you can achieve a more contemporary look. Mosaic tiles let you create a pattern as intricate or simple as you like, using two or three colors, or a full spectrum, depending on the desired result. A mostly solid-colored mosaic tile backsplash with a contrasting color interspersed occasionally provides a subdued look. An array of small tiles in different hues turn your backsplash into an artful presentation that enhances the look of your kitchen. If you like less polish and more texture, stone mosaic tiles might might be perfect for your kitchen backsplash. The subtle color shifts in the stone and the rustic surface texture add warmth to your kitchen. Granite is a durable stone, but, like marble, is porous and must be sealed. For something a bit more contemporary, blend stone and glass tiles. Your kitchen backsplash can become even more visually intriguing when you opt for a shape other than rectangular or square. We patterned a hexagonal design in the kitchen of one of our Ideal Homes’ customers, using marble tile. The unique pattern is truly eye-catching while also doing the job of a backsplash. Ideal Homes is always exploring ways to enhance the homes we build, both in the construction and the design, which includes every last detail, like the customized kitchen backsplash. If you’re thinking about building or buying a home in the Oklahoma City metro region, talk to us. Browse our portfolio of 55 new home plans and currently available quick move-in homes.