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Backsplash Ideas to Enhance Your Kitchen or Bath

Whether your kitchen or bathroom has a rustic, classic, contemporary, or traditional design, a tile backsplash can be used to enhance your space. Consider the backsplash to be the backdrop of the room, and then come up with tile backsplash ideas that will help tie the elements of your design together. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you create the perfect backsplash for your space.

Go with Glass

There are many glass-tile options that range from small mosaics to ornate accent tiles. So, whether you're going for an old-world or modern minimalist design, glass tile can help to enhance your design. You can go with either a simple glass tile backsplash that's one color or mix multiple colors for visual interest. For example, if you have a backsplash that's a solid neutral tone and made of 1 x 1-inch mosaic tile, add a surprise element to it by creating a border of iridescent glass tile. And if you want to tile your backsplash in a larger format tile, such as Cristallo Glass 4 x 4 or 3 x 6-inch tile, consider adding accent strips of 1 x 1-inch mosaic in matching or complementary tones.

You can also achieve a trendy design by using glass mosaic tile, such as Caprice, which comes in a horizontal design. This tile is narrow and sticklike, and features random colors in muted, yet contrasting tones. Aura is another unique glass mosaic tile pattern, which features neutral tones. It's available in vertical diamond shapes or traditional mosaic tiles. Other glass tile backsplash options include Fashion Accents mosaic tile, which features interesting color combinations, and Egyptian Glass, which is available in solid colors or blended tones, and in either clear or iridescent finishes.

Keep It Classic with Natural Stone

You can also use your backsplash to create a statement. A great way to do this is by opting to use natural stone tile in either a traditional or modern shape. For a sleek and coordinated effect, try going with a stone slab countertop alongside a natural stone tile backsplash. Stone slabs vary in appearance depending on whether they're made of marble, quartzite, limestone, or granite, and how the stone is cut and finished.

Check out the Limestone tile collection for backsplash ideas. For a rustic-meets-edgy look, try combining wood-look tile floors or countertops with a natural stone backsplash. You can use two different patterns in same shade to create a streamlined look between your backsplash and flooring.

Get Creative with Metallic Tile

A backsplash that's made of metallic tile is a perfect conversation starter. It will look modern and will be able to withstand moisture and temperature changes. If the rest of your kitchen is relatively simple, a metallic tile backsplash might be a great way to add a special touch to your design. For instance, the Urban Metals collection offers metallic tiles in bronze and gunmetal finishes. Paired with a classic cabinet finish and natural stone countertop, it will help add a touch of modern elegance to the space.

Whether you prefer a rustic or a sleek, contemporary design, you'll find that tile can help you create a great backsplash. You can go for a traditional look by opting for natural stone tile, or create a more modern, edgy vibe by going with metallic tile. Keep in mind that when choosing tile for your backsplash, it's important to make sure that it's suited to be used on the wall and as a backsplash. Other than that, get creative and start infusing your personality into your new backsplash design.

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