While renovating our home, we tried to go for a slightly minimalistic look. I say slightly because although I’m currently obsessed with the minimal/Scandinavian look, it sometimes tends to give off a sense of coldness and unwelcomeness. I wanted to add some coziness in our home, while still maintaining a minimal look. And, of course, this applies to everything, including the backsplash in the kitchen.
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After much thought, we finally decided on subway tile (another current obsession of mine) for our kitchen backsplash.
Since I wanted a cleaner look, we went with the glass subway tile, and white grout. We bought all the materials we needed, got on Youtube, watched about 10 Youtube tutorials and read through about 20 blog tutorials and got to work!
Must say, it was a bit difficult at first, but after a few tries, we got the hang of it and it became super easy and fast! It took us only 2 evenings to finish! And I love how it turned out!
I also found a peel and stick version of our tile on Amazon, so that should make the process even faster and easier!
Here are 8 other backsplash ideas we looked at and considered for our kitchen.
White Subway Tile
White subway tile is the perfect, timeless option for any space. You can change up the look of it to suit different styles by changing up the color of the grout. For example, if you are going for a softer, lighter look, go with a white or light colored grout, if you want a more eclectic look, use a bold color for the grout, like a black or gray.
Glass Sheet Backsplash
A glass sheet backsplash adds a sleek, and modern look to a space. Typically, it is a large slab of glass that can come in any color, texture or design. For a clean look, go with a white or pastel color. For a more bold look, try a slightly bolder color, but make sure that it is a color you will still love years down the road.
A marble backsplash is the perfect and timeless option for that classic, clean styled kitchen! Be careful with this one though, like I mentioned in my countertop post, marble can be easily scratched, etched or stained, especially if you are going with a slab option (like in photo) and not a tile version of the backsplash.
A patterned backsplash can add the perfect finishing touches to your design. It’s a great way to add a bit of drama or personality to a light and muted space. Also, if done right, it can add warmth to an otherwise cold looking room.
This one is another timeless, classic option. It can come in many different styles to encompass all the styles that might come to mind. You can use subway tiles for this, or any rectangular tiles to accomplish this look. Addicted2Decorating has a very great and detailed tutorial on her blog if you are interested to see how it is done.
This one, I’m currently obsessing with! And simply drooling over that top picture! This option has been slowly coming back and I’m absolutely loving it (will need to find some place to use it in our home). The hexagonal backsplash can give off a light and bright look with a light colored grout. And an eclectic and bold look if used with a darker grout.
A metal backsplash gives off a very elegant and sophisticated look if used correctly. It can be the perfect paiting for a sleek and modern kitchen. There are many options for the backsplash as it comes in many different styles, finishes and colors. They come many finishes including aluminum, stainless steel, copper and bronze.