Choosing the right back splash for your kitchen can be a nightmare! With so many options out there, you can go crazy trying to find one that will work with your counter. Especially if you chose a granite counter top which seems to be everyone favorite! Most granite counter tops have a pattern, so you should keep this in mind when choosing a back splash. Keep it simple, is the best way to go, this way your back splash is not competing with your counter tops.
The fastest way to date a kitchen is to chose trendy tiles, unless you're planning to replace your tiles every few years!! It better to keep them neutral, this way it's timeless and you can get quite a few more years before they become dated!!
Here's a perfect example of a back splash competing with the counter top! Another tip don't let the granite company talk you into getting the 4" or 5" ban around the back splash. That is so outdated!!! I don't even know the purpose behind that!
Although the back splash is simple, it's the wrong undertone for the cabinets. The cabinets are a warm tone and the back splash is a cool tone. Plus there's that ban again!!
Nice job on choosing the back splash. It doesn't compete with the counter top, the colors work. And no ban!!
Abella Home Staging & Redesign (Before remodeling)
Here's a client's kitchen that was in desperate need of updating. Staying within the confine of the kitchen we were able to give it the updates it so desperately needed!
As you can see we went with a more simple back splash. Letting the beauty of the cabinets and counter top shine through! I stress to my clients that it's the accessories and the color that will pull space together. What are your thoughts?