An important aspect of any kitchen remodel is the backsplash! Not only does your backsplash protect the walls above your work areas, it complements the countertops as well and brings the entire kitchen together. In the 60’s, 70’s and even the 80’s backsplashes were often colorful with fruit & vegetable graphics on 4x4 ceramic tiles, now we have the luxury of installing materials such as natural stone, glass, mirror, metal, brick, and even wood. In today’s kitchen, homeowners can be more creative and artful with their design and incorporate different textures and different shaped tiles. Here are eight trending backsplash designs for kitchens!

Ceiling-Height Backsplash

When most people think of backsplash tile, they think of the space between the countertop and the wall cabinetry. Not anymore! A trend in backsplash this year is taking the backsplash all the way up to the ceiling! This makes for a dramatic statement piece in your kitchen, mostly in kitchens designed for open shelving or lots of windows. Higher backsplashes also have the ability to brighten up your space and create a visual break from all the cabinetry making the kitchen feel open.

Larger Subway Tiles

Goodbye, are the days of the standard 3″x6″ subway tile. Many manufacturers are starting to come out with large format sizes such as 4″x8″ or even 4″x12″. A larger subway tile backsplash is helpful for homeowners with a small kitchen footprint where the tiles can create the perception of a larger space.

Mirrored and Metallic Finishes

Two trending backsplash designs for kitchens are mirrored and metallic finishes on your backsplash. The mirrored finish gives homeowners a glossy reflective surface which is highlighted when struck by natural light. A metal finish provides homeowners with a strong industrial feel.

Marble Slabs

Our final trend that we want to highlight is marble slabs. Instead of having small tiles making up a large portion of your backsplash, homeowners are turning to one large slab of marble. People are drawn to this style for its pure beauty, subtly of color, and the unique veining that comes with marble. The design choices for marble slabs is limitless, and it really depends on your choice of style.