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Most homeowners do not realize the time and energy that goes into designing a kitchen backsplash. Does it need to be simple, abstract, busy, plain, what design element am I going for? These are just a few things that come to mind.
When designing a kitchen backsplash, the first thing to keep in mind is what does it need. Does the backsplash just need covered because a basic paint finish is not doing it anymore or does the kitchen backsplash need that pizzaz to complete the design dream of the kitchen?
Either way the first thing to consider is color. Whether it is a bold stat3ment or something to compliment the current decor. Once the color is established the next thing is texture. When considering texture take into consideration matte vs. glossy finishes. A matte finish will tone down a design where a glossy finish will add some flair to the backsplash.
A matte finish would normally be a natural stone. Natural Stone is available in both a tumbled and also a honed finish. A tumbled finish will have the exposed pores (holes) in the tile where the honed finish will be more of a smooth finish. Either one is perfect for a backsplash it just comes down to the over all look of the backsplash.
A glossy finish would be a ceramic or now the popular glass tile. The most common ceramic tile would be the 3″ x 6″ subway tile. The more popular today is the glass tile. Glass tile are available in an abundant of sizes, colors, textures and even come in a matte finish as well.
The next thing to consider is whether adding a decorative accent or listello is needed for the backsplash. This is a wide open area for consideration. This is where another color can come in to accent a bold color that is in the room. Another option is a focal point above a cooktop or sink. This is where a mural can be used.
Most focal points is where the bulk of the expense can be dropped. When using a mural make sure that it is not to powerful for the room. You want the focal point to stand out, but not consume the room.
The last thing to take into consideration is grout color. The grout color would not be an issue, however choosing to dark of a grout color and all that will be seen is grout.