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Design Forecast: The Future of Kitchen Backsplashes
Monday, July 5, 2021

In 2020, many Americans turned to their kitchens for entertainment, comfort, and stability. Baking bread, trying out new recipes, and sampling new recipes with family was a hallmark of the year when dining out wasn't an option.

Even now, 7 in 10 people say they'll continue their new-found habit of home cooking.

If all that time in the kitchen has made you realize it's time for a design upgrade, you're not alone. The great news is, new kitchen backsplashes are the key to a kitchen transformation.

Read on to learn about the hottest trends in backsplash design so you can give your kitchen the facelift it deserves.

Subway Tile Backsplashes with a Twist

The basic white subway tile has been around for more than 100 years. It's still a classic choice, but many are adding a fresh take on this popular trend. Metallic finishes, bold colors, and contrasting grout colors are all great ways to update subway tile.

Many designers are also using taller backsplashes. Think tile that reaches to the bottom of the cabinets or open shelving and a full wall of tile.

If you want to stick with something classic, opt for a neutral glass subway tile or stick with white tile and try dark grout. If you'd like to go bold, pick subway tiles in a bold or bright color. You can also install open shelving to really make the look pop.

Mosaic Tile That's Smaller But Bolder

Mosaic tile has been a popular backsplash choice for at least a decade now. Their small size makes them convenient to install around kitchen outlets and other appliances.

In 2021, a new trend is to install mosaic tile on an entire accent wall. Small hexagonal tile and penny tile in white or black are popular choices that can really transform your kitchen. The grout lines and unique shape will add eye-catching design to your kitchen.

Luxury Stone Backsplash Panels

Upgraded kitchen countertops is a key part of most custom kitchen designs. If you're going for the luxe look of marble or marble-look countertops, why not continue the look to your backsplash?

Stone backsplash panels are a popular choice in luxury and high-end homes. It will instantly elevate your kitchen space. Plus, it's a dream to clean since there are no grout lines.

You can opt for the same color in backsplash and countertops for a continuous look. You can also switch it up and choose a simple slab countertop and a bolder panels for the backsplash.

Patterned Tile in Bold Colors

Bold patterns and statement tile is also having a moment in kitchen design. Following the patterned wallpaper trend, some designers are using patterned tile to make kitchen accent walls. It offers the same bold look of wallpaper, but it's much easier to clean.

Colors like navy blue, black, and green, are especially popular in kitchen backsplash design.

Aside from square or rectangular patterned tiles, you can also find patterned tile in unusual shapes like stars or herringbone.

Upgrade Your Backsplashes Today

Kitchen backsplashes can totally upgrade your kitchen. Bright colors, unique finishes, and interesting shapes are all great backsplash choices.

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