Eight Tips for a Practical and Stylish Backsplash
Having a beautiful kitchen also means creating a space where people feel at ease, so no detail should be overlooked. One of the key focal points is the backsplash, which is the wall between the cupboards and the counter, over the sink. Take the time to carefully read these eight tips before choosing a stylish backsplash for your kitchen.
1. Make sure it fits in with the style of your kitchen
The backsplash should blend with the rest of the room. Make sure that the colours and materials you choose go well with each other. The idea is to give your kitchen a distinctive, harmonious look, whether using stone for a country theme, blue tiles for a Mediterranean look, or a sophisticated and understated black mosaic. To find your ideal stylish backlash, the most important thing is to be creative.
2. Protection is the goal
Don’t forget that the primary function of your new stylish backsplash is to protect the wall from splashes from your sink or stove. Therefore, stay away from wood, take the time to test whether the material you choose will remain waterproof over time, and opt for good quality paint. Also consider mixing Pro Grout Plus with your grout to add increased stain-resistance.
3. Plan your budget
It’s important to set a budget before you start working on your kitchen to avoid any interruptions due to financial constraints. Be sure to assess costs for materials, labour (if hiring a contractor), etc.
4. Colours, patterns and materials : many options for a stylish backsplash
The backsplash is at eye-level and you’ll be spending a lot of time in front of it. Opt for muted or pastel colours. Choose the matte black tiles from our Word Up line for a glamorous, sophisticated look, or the white subway tiles from our Casa Vogue line for a clean, modern feel, or make an impact with a splash of colour. You’ll find a wide range of options to choose from, but don’t forget to keep the overall theme of your kitchen in mind.
5. Choose a mosaic for a stunning kitchen
A coloured mosaic made of oblong quartz or stone tiles will set off your kitchen utensils beautifully. Black tiles will accentuate stainless steel features, while a honeycomb pattern adds a delicate touch to your kitchen. Feel free to mix it up and play off the different elements in your kitchen and improve the general feel of the room with your stylish backsplash. Our favorite is the Retro Marble mosaic.
6. Choose lighting carefully
According to your kitchen layout, the backsplash is part of your workspace. Therefore, it’s important to have adequate lighting for your needs. For example, you can opt for hanging lights or have your light fixtures embedded in your cupboards. Some types of tiles, like those in the Stainless Steel collection, reflect the light beautifully.
7. Outside help is always welcome to find the right stylish backsplash
Some decisions are hard to make alone. The backsplash is a key element of your kitchen, and will likely be on display for a long time. Why not consult with a professional before starting work, or even ask your friends and family for feedback.
8. La Tuilerie can help
At La Tuilerie, we’re experts in the field of tiles and stylish backsplashes, and can provide you with some great ideas on our website.