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Backsplash Tips & Trends

Do you like when a backsplash is exactly the same material used on the countertop?

Countertop Backsplash
The owners of this kitchen must really like their countertop material: they covered their entire backsplash in it.

Anna Marie Fanelli, Showroom Owner:Most times I do not like the same material, such as granite, to be the counter and backsplash, since I believe the look is too heavy. Recently, I had a client with contemporary Italian kitchen cabinetry. The countertop I used was Calcutta Gold, and in this case I used the same material as the backsplash. Since the cabinets made such a statement, I wanted a more uniform look, and the material makes a beautiful statement.

 

David Portales, Spanish Tile Association: Using the same material on a counter and then on the wall may be overwhelming to the eye with no color or textural break in the design. Better to interject a new color, finish or material to add some eye candy.

 

Lori Kirk-Rolley, Tile Industry Professional:I prefer visual connectivity and bringing different materials into a backsplash design. Doing so also provides an opportunity to coordinate with kitchen fixtures and appliances. However, I have seen this approach used very effectively when exotic stones were used on both the countertop and the backsplash.

 

Verdict: Unless your countertop is a visually unique piece of stone, you might want to avoid a completely uniform countertop and backsplash.

 

 
 
 

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