The kitchen backsplash is often an ignored area in most homes I’m finding. I’ve purchased 3 homes in the past 18 years and none of them had backsplashes, including my current home which is less than 8 years old. Builders often skip adding a backsplash, most likely due to added expense and effort. My “backsplash” is comprised of painted drywall…. with SEVERAL coats of paint … to hide all the grime and guck. (Is guck a word? Regardless, you know what I’m talking about). I’m sick of srubbing the “guck” and paint off my walls and I’m now in an active search for backsplash ideas. This will be a nice winter DIY project for me. And I promise to teach you all step by step how I install it!
I will start with my absolute favorite backsplash. I am in love with this gorgeous mixed iridescent quartz tile with raised ceramic starfish and sand dollar motif (my logo!) . The backsplash is anchored by the sea blue and coral patterned tile just above the counter.
This next backsplash is a play on watery blues and gray seascape of the northeastern shorelines. It is from the Sarah Richardson’s beach cottage. The cottage is beautiful.
Layla and Kevin’s frugal kitchen makeover uses easy to clean, high gloss bead board for their cottage style backsplash.
Or consider using wide plank board, painted in the same color as the cabinets for the backsplash. A large 24×24″ granite floor tile serves as this stove top backsplash. If you are using painted boards, I recommend giving them a few coats of polycrylic for extra protection and easy cleaning.
Create a colorful focal point in the kitchen with cool and watery soft hues of the ocean. These small subway tiles blend the colors of turquoise, cobalt, and sea grass, and ocean white sea spray and foam.