Published at Saturday, December 01st 2018, 02:41:14 AM. Backsplashes. By Germain Durand.
Tiles are very popular for backsplashes of any kind because they look posh and are long-lasting, they also withstand high temperatures that can appear around the cooking area. Silver, brass, copper ones, small and narrow rectangular ones, penny ones or more eye-catching, in some bold and creative shapes. Make a bold backsplash not only in the cooking spaces, highlight your home bar or another zone with metallic tiles – it’s always a great solution that never goes out of style.
Wood is a timeless material, which is widely used in architecture and decor – all kinds of it and plywood too. Wood never goes out of style and matches all kinds of styles and color schemes including one more, very fresh and unique idea wood for backsplashes. Wood and plywood may aren’t the best idea for kitchens due to humidity and splashes and grease of different kinds. But modern finishes and types of plywood are such that you can not worry about it much.
As for copper tiles, the most popular option here is copper penny tiles, especially in several different copper shades. Speaking of copper penny tile, you can even install your own backsplash of real pennies and get a unique look. Small square or rectangular tiles are also a cool option, they will fit many spaces: rustic, glam, art deco, contemporary and so on. They also may be hammered ones to add a Moroccan feel or a boho touch to your kitchen.
More than that, a chalkboard backsplash is like a canvas, which allows creating any art and notes that you want. This way you personalize the space much more and it becomes more original. Your kids will be happy to chalk on the backsplash while you are cooking and you can chalk down a recipe on it, too. To give yourself and your family more space for creativity, go for a whole chalkboard wall, not just a backsplash.