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Make a Statement with Backsplash Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Nov 16, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Caprice in Vanilla Blend
Caprice in Vanilla Blend

The right backsplash tile can instantly elevate the mood of your kitchen. If you're ready for a change and looking to add a unique touch to your space, go with backsplash tiles that feature modern shapes and add noticeable texture. Here are some inspirational tips and ideas to help you make a statement.

Bring Texture to Your Backsplash Design

Three-dimensional tiles add a modern touch and visual interest to your backsplash design. Patterns, such as the gentle waves featured on Artigiano tiles, add visual movement that can enhance a monochromatic design without using drastic pops of color. Textured tile looks especially great when it's mixed with large-format options for a look that's fresh and unique. When incorporating patterned tiles into your design, feel free to add as much or as little texture as needed to create a backsplash that stands out without overwhelming the room.

Use Geometric Shapes

If you're after a design that's truly fresh and original, consider taking advantage of trendy geometric-shaped tile. The hexagonal option in the Marble Collection, for instance, can add a new and different element to your backsplash when used instead of traditional square tiles. An authentic marble on the backsplash is a hot tile trend right now. Consider combining the distinctive look of stone with a popular geometric shape for a backsplash that fits just about any kitchen style—from contemporary to traditional.

Granite Radiance in Ubatuba BlendGranite Radiance in Ubatuba Blend

Go with an Updated Subway Tile

Subway tile is familiar and functional, but with today's latest tile designs, you can take this traditional option and create an eye-catching modern backsplash. One optimal choice is Rittenhouse Square, the very definition of subway tile. Its shiny finish and modern color options result in a subway tile that can stand on its own in any kitchen. If you prefer a more subtle look, the Travertine Collection offers a gentle, distressed texture and a rich, authentic appearance in a stone tile. This tile can stand up to the daily activity in your kitchen.

Incorporate Modern Mosaics

Mosaic tile backsplashes continue to remain popular thanks to the many options that are available. Linear shapes and on-trend neutral color tones can breathe new life into your kitchen design. If you're looking to add texture, mosaic blends of stone and glass like Stone Radiance also provide the visual interest that's often needed to enhance an otherwise monochromatic look. For a touch of artistry, glass mosaics feature translucence and light-reflective capabilities that instantly add beauty and drama to any modern kitchen.

A modern backsplash tile can completely change the look of the surrounding space. If you're ready to redo your kitchen, check out the latest styles available at a Daltile dealer near you, and create a design that incorporates new patterns, shapes, and textures into your home.

Topics: Mosaic

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