You never think about them, but backsplashes are always there. In fact, they are arguably one of the most influential ways that you can decorate your kitchen. Somehow they give your personality and interest while remaining ever a background fixture. However, that is what makes backsplashes the perfect way to play with kitchen design.
They can be subtle or they can be bold. They can be full renovations or they can be simple additions. They can hide behind your stove or cover your walls from floor to ceiling. How you choose to use them is up to you, but here are some homeowners who chose to reinvent the idea of the backsplash and whose results were no short of amazing. Take a look, it is going to make you want to run out right now and upgrade your own.
1. Stainless Steel Backsplash
Sometimes small budgets and small spaces need to be stretched. One of the best ways to do this is with a stainless steel backsplash.
Easy to install on a budget, but so fresh and modern in its ability to seemingly expand space, stainless steel is the kitchen material. Therefore you should immediately consider using it for your next backsplash update. The effect is outstanding.
2. Painted Plate Backsplash
This solution to upgrading a backsplash on a budget is genius. Mounting plates involves so little labor, but yet injects so much personality into the kitchen.
This is even one that you could do this weekend!
3. Hand-Designed Plywood Backsplash
Just because you're renting doesn't mean you can't spruce up your kitchen. Actually, the fact that you are renting is the perfect excuse to install a backsplash in your kitchen.
It's amazing what the addition of a little bit of paint and a few slabs of plywood can do. Simple, adorable, and removable. What more could you want in a rental?
4. Vinyl Photo Backsplash
Everyone loves looking at old memories in photographs. So why not pick your absolute favorite and put it on display for everyone to see as your kitchen backsplash.
Just throw the image into black and white and mount it on your kitchen walls. The effect is a timeless, graphic compilation of memories.
5. Indoor-Outdoor Backsplash
If the idea of images as a kitchen backsplash has been planted, why not grow with it?
In fact, trees are a perfect way to do that. Black and white and calming, somehow bringing the outdoors indoors always ends up being a good idea.
6. Painted Tile Backsplash
Anyone who says you can't install a backsplash by yourself and make it look incredible is wrong.
Just look at how this simplistic herringbone design became an artistic experiment with color. Such an easy idea with such a surprising result.
7. Seaside Backsplash
Sometimes you have to go big or go home. This bright backsplash, on the other hand, makes your home.
Its bold pattern pairs nicely with the simple colors of the rest of the kitchen and has a sparkling effect - almost as if you were swimming in the ocean.
8. Maxed Out Minimalistic Backsplash
You would think this pattern would be too busy in a kitchen and yet, somehow, with the minimalistic appliances and the high, white walls, it works.
9. Whitewashed Backsplash
Simple. Easy to clean. Visually appealing. What more could you need in a backsplash?
10. Shapely Backsplash
The use of shapes is genius. The contrast of the geometric, modern appliances with the waving shapes of the backsplash tiles is eye candy. Simply delightful.