Decorating Your Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash
April 19, 2018
Adding a new countertop to your kitchen can radically transform the way your room feels. Most people also extend their remodeling to the backsplash and other accents throughout the room. One of the most popular additions to a modern or contemporary kitchen is a subway tile backsplash. This versatile element can take on a number of styles depending on your unique tastes.
Installing a subway tile backsplash doesn’t have to be a huge design risk. Take a look at some of these sophisticated styling tips to refresh your kitchen space.
Go with bright white tiles
Bright white tiles are an excellent choice, no matter what the rest of your kitchen looks like. They stand out great against dark countertops and cabinets, but they look equally elegant with white countertops and cabinets. If you hesitate to mix and match colors, a bright white subway tile is an easy solution that always looks pretty and polished. Be sure to look for tiles with a sleek finish that reflects the light in your kitchen for an even more attractive appearance.
Extend your backsplash to the ceiling
Traditional homes only have a backsplash between the countertops and the upper cabinets. Modern designers are choosing to extend that tile up to the ceiling for a more polished look. This option makes your kitchen more practical as well. You never have to worry about spills or splashes because the entire wall will be taken care of by the sleek subway tiles. You will want to choose a subway tile that requires very little maintenance when you expand the surface area like this.
Consider the grout lines
When you install tile on the floor, you carefully select what grout color you want to use. Too many homeowners don’t consider this often enough when they design a tile backsplash. Subway tiles really give you two different options. You can choose a darker grout color that offsets each individual tile. This can prevent the grout from staining over the years and really accentuate the size of each piece. You could also choose a color that blends into the tile to make your subway tile backsplash appear more uniform.
Use subway tiles to create a herringbone effect
Do you love subway tiles but aren’t sold on the sleek lines and uniform pattern of the rectangles? Find a new and creative way to arrange them, such as in a herringbone pattern. This gives you the clean lines and glossy tiles associated with the subway style, but you can choose a finished look that better suits your personality and space. A creative contractor can help you to design a pattern that works with your subway tile and room.
Subway tiles on your backsplash could be just the finishing touch your kitchen needs. When you’re ready to finish off your kitchen with modern kitchen countertops, be sure to give Floform a call. We can help you to find beautiful countertops that can last you for life with one of our signature free in-home estimates.