The choice of kitchen backsplashes is becoming more and more important nowadays, especially in modern kitchen design, and for good reason. Kitchen backsplashes allow for creativity and artful design. They are the element of a kitchen redesign that will pop visually, and in many cases they bring all of the other elements in the kitchen together. Learn more about the latest design trends with regards to your kitchen backsplash choice and what to consider when choosing a backsplash for your kitchen in NJ, CT or the wider tri-state area.
Kitchen Backsplash Trends
There are many trends emerging in kitchen backsplashes at present in NJ, CT and across the USA. Of course, there are many different types of kitchen backsplashes available on today’s market, and so before installing one, a homeowner must fully consider all of the available backsplash design options for their custom kitchen design. Natural-stone backsplashes, which are beautiful but porous, could prove hard to clean, so for a NJ or a CT family that is often cooking deep red tomato sauces or frying in oil, they’re an option that may be best avoided. Even honed natural-stone backsplashes such as those made of marble, limestone, or slate can be troublesome, as they stain easily from contact with grease. Ceramic, porcelain, and glass are all easy to clean, so they may be a better option for a family prone to cooking large meals.
Kitchen Ceramic or Glass Tiles
Kitchen tiles, originally meant to replicate tiles from the New York City subway station, aptly called subway tiles, remain popular and have for years. Kitchen tiles have traditionally been one size and have been placed horizontally. However, designers with a more modern sense of style are putting a spin on tile placement, alternating size and shape of the tiles and running them vertically in some instances. Many homeowners are also discovering a love for glass in backsplashes, using one large piece of glass instead of many smaller tiles. The result is a seamless look that is contemporary and fresh. Although backsplash tiling was once relegated to the space between the counter and the cabinet, visions are expanding on the area, too. Many American and Italian kitchen designers are now placing backsplash from a counter all the way up the ceiling, creating perceived height in the space. Creative luxury kitchen solutions also exist in different types of materials. For example, magnetic tiling creates the possibility for hanging knives and other flat metal items right from the backsplash.
Other Kitchen Backsplash Options
For a splash of elegance, some homeowners in NJ & CT choose a mirrored kitchen backsplashes, which give off the appearance of a bigger kitchen and also reflects light nicely. Magnetic and mirrored backsplashes are great for small kitchens, magnetic because they make use of space, and mirrored because they give off the appearance of more space. Something else to keep in mind, especially if you are tasked with creating harmony in a big modern or traditional luxury kitchen, is that you may want to shy away from busy patterns such as mosaics, as they may make the space feel rather chaotic. Simple tiling is best in large spaces. Neutral colors also are encouraged in such spaces. Of course, as with any kitchen project that involves something new for the home, the price is to be considered. Depending on the materials chosen, the price may vary anywhere from $2 per foot to $100 per foot, which is, of course, a wide range. So, depending on the kitchen style, design needs and desires of the homeowner, the budget for such a project may be very different. Contact our Modiani kitchen showroom in Englewood, NJ or Greenwich, CT if you need further assistance with your kitchen backsplash decision and the overall kitchen design process. We look forward to hearing from you!