Which Kitchen Backsplash?
A collection of Crossville options (and ideas!) for your kitchen backsplash.
The most popular and practical material for a backsplash is… you guessed it: tile. A tile backsplash protects your kitchen walls from splashes that result in stains and mold, as well as greasy food splatters that come from cooking over a hot stove. While it’s easy to grasp the reason to have a backsplash, it’s much more difficult to pick a backsplash.
With the endless possibilities and products in today’s market, it can be a challenge to choose a backsplash for your space. Tiles range in all shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and patterns. While some homeowners lean towards a traditional and classic white subway tiles, others may be more drawn towards colorful mosaics that add a fresh layer of color and light to their space.
If you’re currently on the hunt for a new backsplash (or, if you’re like some of us and just want to browse the eye candy for future renovation ideas!), we’re here to help you. Here are some of our backsplash-worthy collections to spark your imagination.
Reminiscent of the iconic tiles favored by 19th-century architects and artisans, Savoy Porcelain Stone® tile replicates the handmade look of yesteryear in colors, shapes and sizes made for advancing modern-day designs. The range of options in this collection invites lots of design creativity and custom styling. The potential looks range from traditional and classic to retro and modern.
Crossville’s Mixology is an exquisitely wrought tile collection made up of cast-metal sculptural pieces that add a truly unique layer of detail to a design. By installing a mosaic of these nostalgic and old-world tiles, you can create a one-of-a-kind space that ups the elegance and grandeur of a traditional kitchen. You can also play with smaller Mixology accents to add a more subtle layer of interest to an industrial or contemporary space.
This natural stone collection offers soft, subtle hues of travertine, the casual warmth of slate, or the polished elegance of black and white marble. A happy combination of days past and things to come, Modern Mythology opens up just about any door you could hope to find. Adding texture to your kitchen space will make otherwise one-dimensional walls spring to life; it may seem like a minor detail, but that extra feature can really tie together an entire room’s look. Create a simple and affordable accent line with these tiles, or design a wall pattern that’s sure to wow your dinner guests!
Ebb & Flow
If you like something with a little more translucence and reflection, Ebb & Flow may be the backsplash for you. These mosaic wall tiles give the illusion of three-dimensional patterning, creating an allure that’s bound to make your kitchen sparkle. These tiles make for elegant, dramatic statement pieces in large format designs, but can also add a beautiful pop of color and contrast in a neutral kitchen design. Regardless of how you design your space with Ebb & Flow, these tiles guarantee an upgrade in elegance.
Crossville’s Limestone embraces hues and textures mined from the world’s finest quarries, creating soft earth tones that suit modern and traditional spaces alike. If you lean more towards traditional refinement and have a penchant for patterns, the Limestone collection offers a range of options to upgrade your space. Consider mimicking this square inlay over more subtle and neutral tiles to add a decorative accent to your kitchen walls.
lWhether you take Crossville’s Stainless Steel all the way from the countertops to the base of the cabinetry or create a band just tall enough to keep the walls free from splashes and splatters, stainless steel is an sleek and style-forward choice for just about any kitchen style. A seamless and symmetrical row of stainless steel can create a cohesive atmosphere that resembles a professional and industrial kitchen. Or, take it a step farther by designing a classic mosaic pattern with this modern material to create a sophisticated and luminescent backdrop. The reflective surface of stainless steel changes with the intensity and direction of the light, making it an excellent choice for a kitchen with exposure to large windows or undermount lighting.
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Keep your eyes open for another #TileTuesday post next week!