Are you currently discussing remodeling your kitchen with your contractor? If so, you may have already discussed switching out your countertops or having new cabinetry installed. While you’re at it, why not ask about installing a solid slab backsplash to complete the look of your new kitchen.
Backsplashes have the thankless job of protecting your walls from stains that may arise from cooking—but they’re definitely more than that. Through thoughtful design, your backsplash can easily become the centerpiece of your kitchen. With this in mind, here are a few ideas to help you and your kitchen remodeler achieve this design goal:
Go for the same material as your countertop
When you’ve fallen in love with a particular countertop material, why restrict yourself to just the counters? Solid stone materials like granite are a fantastic choice for a backsplash as it extends its elegance to a portion of your wall. Marble countertops and a marble backsplash work well if you prefer a modern, all-white theme for your kitchen. On the other hand, if you want to make your marble countertop the highlight of your kitchen, you can try adding a floral wallpaper with a layer of glass on top as backsplash.
Minimalist effects allow you to be bolder
Of course, you can take the opposite approach in designing your kitchen. Taking a more minimalistic approach to your backsplash opens up the door for bolder and more personalized décor. Instead of installing a striking backsplash, a solid-colored slab might be the better choice if you are adding colorful furniture. Adding cherry red stools around your kitchen can show off how passionate you are about cooking. Or making a quirky green refrigerator the focal point of your kitchen. The possibilities are endless!
Flaunt unique patterns
Many solid stone slabs carry breathtaking and unique patterns that can easily be considered a natural work of art. If you enjoy the look of open-concept kitchens, you may want to choose a solid slab backsplash with an intricate pattern as it draws attention even from a distance. This makes your backsplash the center of attention, especially if you use a material that differs from your countertops. Additionally, the unique pattern the stone provides can lead to a kitchen design that truly is one of a kind.
Why You Should Embrace a Solid Slab Backsplash, houzz.com
Aspirational Inspiration: Stone Slab Backsplashes, thekitchn.com