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Incorporating a Marble Backsplash into Your White Kitchen Design

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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There's nothing more classic than a white kitchen design that features a stunning marble backsplash. This look is effortlessly modern with a sophisticated feel, and is perfect for kitchens of any size. White is light, airy, and versatile, and starting with it as a base leaves room for you to add your personality into the rest of your design. Marble's natural, radiant composition is versatile, welcoming, and sleek, making it the perfect backsplash material for your white kitchen. Here are some inspirational ideas to keep in mind as you design your white kitchen.

About Marble

Marble is one of the most versatile materials on the market for your backsplash. Its ability to integrate into a rustic, traditional, or minimal design makes it an ideal choice for homeowners. Its elegance and flexibility as either a honed or polished design material can help you attain sustainable, organic design in any space. Marble is long-lasting and practical, and will last for many years with the right care. The veining in a marble backsplash adds texture, character, and beauty that will be prevalent in your kitchen for years to come.

When choosing your marble backsplash, one thing to keep in mind is that there are many tile patterns to choose from. You can go with a standard subway tile shape, a mosaic tile pattern, or a more unique tile shape. Before you choose your backsplash, start by considering your bathroom floor. Does it feature a linear, rectangular pattern? If so, you may want to consider mimicking this style in your backsplash as well. In this instance, using longer pieces rather than mosaics will help to tie together your linear concept and will expand your space visually.

Adding Marble to a White Kitchen

Marble looks great in an all-white kitchen because it adds texture and dimension to the space with its veining. An all-white kitchen can look flat, but marble can help add a special touch. Depending on your taste and style, you can go with either a light-colored marble or a darker one that makes your backsplash pop. Keep in mind that the lighter the marble, the more it will help to open up your kitchen space.

When choosing your marble backsplash, take time to consider the variety of colors and designs. From First Snow Elegance to Emperador Dark, the range of options covers a wide spectrum. Emperador Dark is one of the deepest-colored options out there, and it pairs well with white cabinetry and neutral walls. If you have an open kitchen, going with a darker backsplash can help to highlight the space and make it feel cozy and homey.

Choose Marble Today

Whether you're planning a major kitchen remodel or simply looking to spruce up your white kitchen, remember that marble is no longer just for the floor. Consider marble for your backsplash to achieve a naturally beautiful kitchen. Its natural beauty can either make a dramatic impact on your space or add texture to an already-neutral look. If you're feeling inspired, head to your local Daltile stone showroom or slab yard to see your marble options in person.

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