Published at Saturday, May 06th 2017. by Charmayne Bousquet in Backsplashes.
The third really great option is one that deals with a natural look, and one that is more in sync with the granite look and feel. The use of ample stone, brick, marble, or even some more granite is one that you just cannot make a mistake with. Depending on the setup that your kitchen is already dealing with, you could opt for any material that has just been mentioned. Stone is a classy option, and is available in a variety of sizes, as well as textures. Even the calacatta mosaic style work really well when in use for a tile backsplash for a kitchen. What works as an advantage with using natural stones is the fact that no matter what the material, they just always work well together. It is very rare to see them look out of place with one another. Luckily, the variety of colors available will also work to your favor, no matter what the color scheme of your kitchen is.
Use an unexpected tile color like purple and hot pink to create a backsplash pattern. This will give the kitchen a very bold and dramatic look.
On the other hand, you can go for ceramic tiles as they have the similar advantages as that of glass tiles. They are also available in different colors and can be used to make interesting and attractive backsplash tile designs. Secondly, porcelain and granite tiles can also be considered. All these tiles are as durable as glass tiles, but require sealing.
Iridescent glass tiles are another great looking tile backsplash option for kitchen with white cabinets. These are beautiful looking tiles and give a modern look to the kitchen. These tiles reflect various colors and make the kitchen space look more inviting. Iridescent glass tiles come in various colors and all will go well with the white cabinets. They come in beautiful gray shades, beige shades, blue shades, etc. They even come in a mix of colors like purple-blue, red-golden, green-off white, etc.
While there is no dearth of materials that you could be working with, the key to a tasteful looking kitchen is working with materials that work well in accordance with granite. Some of the best picks in this case would be textures such as stone, marble, or even granite itself. Keeping it natural would definitely be the smartest move. However, if you would like to try your luck with something else, even mosaic tiles, or even glass tiles would work really well. Here’s an idea for all you experimental ones out there too... Go with a little bit of everything, just make sure it stays tasteful, and does not get kitschy. The concept of something more contemporary would also make for some really good backsplash ideas with black granite countertops. That truly is the beauty of black... Its versatility! If you are working with black, you know it always starts with the cliched combination of black and white. A slick black countertop with white going on in the background is as common as common can get, but it also is the best of all available possibilities. If you are choosing to work with ceramic tiles, you can rest assured you’ll have a major selection of colors to pick from, in which case even that fabulous combination of black and red could work wonders.
As aforementioned, any type of tile can be used to create a mosaic. However, glass tiles are considered as the best and most efficient ones found in the market today. Glass tiles are available in literally all colors and hence, you will surely get what you look for. As you have a wide choice of colors, your creativity in creating the mosaic will know no bounds. Secondly, glass tiles do not absorb any liquids, spills, etc., and hence, are more durable than their other counterparts. Glass tile backsplash is also easy to clean and maintain. The only disadvantage or drawback associated with this option is that the professional installation cost can be higher as compared to other tiles. Secondly, these tiles are more susceptible to breakage than the other varieties.
Copyright © 2017 PRUCC. Simple Kitchen Designs. All Rights Reserved.
DISCLAIMER: All wallpapers and backgrounds found here are believed to be in the "public domain". Most of the images displayed are of unknown origin. We do not intend to infringe any legitimate intellectual right, artistic rights or copyright. If you are the rightful owner of any of the pictures/wallpapers posted here, and you do not want it to be displayed or if you require a suitable credit, then please contact us and we will immediately do whatever is needed either for the image to be removed or provide credit where it is due. All the content of this site are do not gain any financial benefit from the downloads of any images/wallpaper.