By Melody Boggs on 10 June 2014
Atlanta — Backsplashes are a fun and simple way to get started on remodeling the look of your kitchen. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials to the point where your only limitation is your own imagination. If you need assistance with developing a design, there are many professional kitchen remodelers available in your area that can assist you. In the meantime, gather some inspiration by checking out these unique, creative, and downright strange backsplash designs. (It should be noted that these are real designs in real homes that people live in everyday.)
1. Blackboard Backsplash
Ideal for artsy individuals or parents with small children, a blackboard backsplash can offer you an endless source of amusement and creative expression. It all depends on your skills as an artist. Draw new chalk designs every week; write down reminders, menus, or schedules; or just be silly and use it to spend time with your loved ones. The possibilities are endless.
2. Self-adhesive Backsplash
An option that can cut down on labor-intensive work, self-adhesive backsplashes also present a variety of options as to what you can display on your kitchen wall. Maybe you want a vintage 50’s diner design, a panoramic photography from history, or even a scene from a television show; these things are possible with a self-adhesive backsplash. Installing one will essentially come down to your personal taste, the style of your kitchen, and your budget.
3. Granite Backsplash
Granite backsplashes are one of the most durable options available, and they come in a variety of colors and tones. As the homeowner, you have the option of matching your backsplash with whatever granite countertops you may have—as the photo shows—or you can choose another look for the backsplash. It’s entirely up to you.
4. Ceramic Backsplash
Ceramic tile is also an available option for a backsplash. Suppose that you want a change in your kitchen’s look but you don’t want too much of a change. Placing an eye-catching wall art piece—bonus points if it’s original art—over your stove or sink can be just the change you need to spice up your kitchen.
5. Tiled Backsplash
Rather than just one section, your entire backsplash can be tiled with a unique and attention-grabbing design. This design in particular is made from a combination of copper deco and Venetian Glass Listello accents. To get the most of this look, you’ll want to also install some lights to beam down and illuminate the tile. Regardless of what you do, however, a design like this is sure to do your kitchen proud.
6. Glass Backsplash
Bring some natural light into your kitchen by installing an opaque glass backsplash. Such a design brings a hint of modernity even as it embraces the natural world. In addition, you can combine it with however much of an additional backsplash design that you want, ensuring that creative control remains firmly in your hands.
7. Neutral Backsplash
While certain backsplashes work best with dark cupboards and cabinets, others blend well with lighter kitchen spaces. The straight lines and the bright white grout of this particular design are striking even against the light cabinets and in spite of its neutral color. In fact, the design benefits from moving in vertical opposition to the horizontal cabinets, ensuring that a person’s attention will be grabbed without the design itself overwhelming the rest of the kitchen.
8. Mosaic Backsplash
These types of backsplashes don’t just belong in bathrooms; kitchens make good use of them as well. As long as you stick to mixing neutral colors with the bolder shaded color—such as blue, green, red, or purple as is shown here—your mosaic will not dominate the room. Instead, you can have a new design that brings a sense of charm and pizzazz to your kitchen.
9. Wooden Backsplash
A little unusual, a wooden backsplash is a good change from the typical if you’re looking for a more adventurous backsplash. As with granite, you can choose to match your backsplash with your countertops, or you can go with an entirely different look between the two. Darker wood would best match lighter countertops while lighter wood would benefit dark countertops. Beyond that design tip, the rest is up to you to decide.
10. Patterned Tile Backsplash
I call this the “I Couldn’t Choose Just One Pattern, So I Went With All of Them” design. On a more serious note, designs like this one are best suited to kitchens that already have an unusual style to begin with. For instance, these tiles were specifically selected to match the blue cabinets and cupboards, not to mention the brightly colored knickknacks found throughout the kitchen. It just goes to show that you do not have to be limited by traditional or even trendy styles to have an interesting kitchen. Find whatever works for you and go for it!
We hope these backsplashes have inspired you to take charge and get started with installing your own backsplash design. Perhaps after looking at these you’ve also realized that your entire kitchen needs a facelift that only a complete remodel can provide. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, you are in luck! Valiant Home Remodeling, Inc. is a remodeling contractor who would be glad to assist you with your next project, even offering 5% off of your next kitchen or bath remodel. Fill out their contact form or give them a call at (267) 536-4178 to get started!