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How to Choose a Kitchen Backsplash You’ll Love

Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Backsplash

Are you looking to make your kitchen have a touch of personal flair? When designing or redesigning a kitchen, the kitchen backsplash can be the perfect place to showcase your personality. This is one place in the kitchen where you can go a bit wild and really find something that will make the kitchen feel like yours.

Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Backsplash

Types of Backsplashes

The material you chose for your kitchen backsplash can entirely change how the feature looks. And there are several materials to choose from, each with different feels. Take the time to really work through some samples at a showroom near you and see what you like!


There are all sorts of tile options you can use for a kitchen backsplash. The most common would be ceramic which offers a wide range of colors and a lot of versatility. However, there are also porcelain and glass tiles that can be used either to accentuate the look or to create a whole new look altogether. Try frosted glass tiles or move in a new direction and do a whole mosaic look with ceramic and/or glass in your kitchen backsplash.


Metal is also an option to create the perfect kitchen backsplash. Though the most typical metallic material is stainless steel, there are other options and different finishes on the market today. A metallic backsplash can look very elegant if planned out well. Experiment with mixing different metals together or just go with one applied in a way that really appeals to you. You might even choose to add in accents of stone or tile for a little extra flare.


Slate is the most common stone uses in kitchen backsplashes, but other choices in stone can also work well. Stone can add a fun rustic look to your backsplash and it might work well in an otherwise wood-based kitchen.

How to Match Your Backsplash to the Rest of the Kitchen

Consider the style and coloring of the rest of your kitchen when choosing your backsplash. If you have a kitchen in a country style featuring a lot of wood and old-timey details, a stainless steel backsplash would look out of place, but a mosaic tile backsplash would work well. You can even use a color and pattern choice to showcase your personality through the medium. The important part to consider is how the backsplash will look in the rest of the kitchen so as not to end up with a feature point that clashes with the rest of your carefully selected features. If you need help visualizing exactly how your ideas for a new backsplash will come together, color 3D renderings are the way to go. To get an idea of how these designs can show you what your kitchen can look like long before any work takes place, check out our samples.

Here’s another method to see what may go with your kitchen: try bringing the materials into your home and leaving them in the kitchen. Taping them up to or leaning them against the wall and just see which types and colors feel right to you can work very well. Living with it for a bit can help you to see if you’re truly happy with your initial choices before the final installation.

Create Your Dream Kitchen

If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, please consider looking into High Tech Pacific Builders, LLC. Often major home projects run more smoothly with an expert involved to assist. We’d love to help you find and design your perfect kitchen, including the kitchen backsplash!

About the author

Ken Reusser

Ken Reusser

After taking the reins as part owner and project supervisor for HTP Builders in 2011, Ken began to use his extensive industry knowledge to meet the needs of each individual he works with. He is a certified journeyman carpenter with over 19 years of experience and holds a number of crucial industry certifications.

Ken Reusser’s philosophy is simple: Your project is as much about partnership as it is craftsmanship.