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The Kitchen Backsplash...The True Star of the Kitchen?

Jul 16, 2008
Kitchen backsplash ideas are truly endless in possibilities. In fact there are so many kitchen backsplash ideas and designs that it can be overwhelming and possibly even lead to decision paralysis when trying to figure out and design your kitchen backsplash.

Your ultimate goal obviously is to integrate your kitchen back splash ideas with all the other elements in your kitchen design so that it goes with the established theme or style you have going on in your design.

The worst mistake in kitchen designs can be having too many different styles and themes going on in one space. Having too many different styles and themes going on in one space not only looks incoherent and confusing but creates a disoriented feeling in the space and is uncomfortable to spend time in as well.

Some of the more popular styles and themes include Old World style, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Country and Farm style, Contemporary and Eclectic and provide a multitude of kitchen backsplash ideas to choose from.

If you have countertop that has interesting color movement in it and is a focal point of the kitchen then you wouldn't want a busy kitchen backsplash competing for attention. Intricate designs and patterns in a kitchen backsplash work best with kitchen countertops that have a solid color or subtle and uniform color patterns.

Some other kitchen backsplash ideas can include picture frame styles, usually above the cooktop area, created from hand painted tiles to create a mural of sorts or pictures created from mosaics.

If you're more contemporary then you have great materials like stainless steel, glass and solid color stone or tiles in sleek simple lines and smooth surfaces to create more of a modern urban feel to the kitchen.

If you're more into the old world style with aged materials there are ready made murals in bronze and other various metals that might make for an interesting kitchen backsplash.

Some other kitchen backsplash ideas that fit into the old world style would be tumbled or reclaimed stone, murals and mosaics.

Whatever kitchen backsplash ideas you might have keep in mind that the basic color pallet should start with what's already happening in the kitchen countertops and cabinets and compliment their basic color scheme.

The kitchen countertops and cabinets used to trump the kitchen backsplash and be the true stars of the kitchen design but that's not always true with some of the amazing backsplashes that are available these days...with a little creativity the backsplash can definitely hold its own.
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Rebecca Noel is a licensed real estate agent and real estate investor. Remodeling houses and home improvement diy are her area of interest. Find out insider information that will save you $1000's on materials and help you get your remodeling projects done weeks faster at Remodeling Recon.
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