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Kitchen: 3 Steps to Choosing Your Perfect Backsplash

The kitchen – where dinner is made, long conversations and gatherings take place. When designing your kitchen, one of the most important aspects is to create a space that you are going to enjoy. If you love a space, you are more inclined to spend time there.

An easy way to spice up your kitchen is by adding a back splash. Choosing tiles can be tricky so lets break it down into 3 easy steps.

Buy Local

When choosing the store you want to purchase your tiles from, it is recommended to shop at a local tile store. Your designer can help you with this – even working remotely. After I create a design board for my clients, I send them into the store to see options and feel extra confident in their purchase. Purchasing online can be tough because there is a chance you may not like it. Locally in Saratoga, Best Tile has tons of options and will give you a ton of inspiration.

Choose a Neutral Backsplash

Less is more. Often times people believe that there is a must for a patterned back splash in their kitchen, but keeping it simple is the way to go. Keeping your kitchen tiles bright and or neutral colors will allow your space to feel bigger, especially if you choose to go with a white backsplash.

Another way to add  to your backsplash in a minimal way is by grouting with a darker color. Therefore, it is giving this backsplash some depth, which is an important aspect of making your kitchen space feel larger. Finally, you could also use three different shades of a color. In the photo below there are three different light shades used, adding a focus for the eye.


Find Your Perfect Pattern

It is better to add dimension to your kitchen backsplash through laying the tile rather than busy multi-colored tiles. With a neutral subway tile, you can create depth by how you place the tiles. You can lay your tiles in many different configurations as shown in the photo below. This is a great way to add some character without using patterns and color.

If you are looking for help in your kitchen, set up a discovery call with Ettie and Co.

Live far away and still ready to collaborate? We can do it! Check out this article, I teamed up with Redfin to spill my take on working with a designer virtually and the many advantages.

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