2017 Kitchen Design Guide

Kitchen backsplash materials run the gamut from traditional ceramic tile to high-end granite. Once you’ve settled on a style, color and pattern for your glass tile backsplash, it’s time for the installation.

Classic subway tiles are rectangular in the traditional style of bricks while maintaining a modern edge. The popular subway tile design is done using white tiles with black grouting, but there is a range of options available nowadays. Why subway tiles? Subway tile kitchen backsplashes have been in kitchens forever, it seems, but in recent years many homeowners have chosen these efficient.If a classic installation of subway tiles is not for you, then you may want to consider designing a fun pattern that will emphasize the unique nature of your kitchen. Some backsplashes are designed to look like herringbone or parquet patterns. Subway tile backsplashes can also be made interesting by changing up the color of grout. Black, tan and gray are popular alternatives to traditional white.

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The herringbone pattern consists of two rectangular tiles touching ends in a ‘V’ formation. Repeated again and again, it creates a zigzagging design. The word Herringbone refers to the spine of a fish, with dozens of V’s aligned in a row. This layout is being used in all the swankiest establishments – designer bars, luxury hotels, celebrity homes. It’s perfect for adding some charm and character to a tiling display and, best of all, it can be used on both wall and floor spaces.

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Arabesque is a great Moroccan look. It was declared in 2016 the tile of the year! Having the arabesque tile for the backsplash works well with the vertical paneled walls and the board and batten styled island front. While keeping true to the “shades of taupe” color scheme, the tile gives the eyes a break from the many vertical and horizontal lines.

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