3 Backsplash Ideas to Match Your Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing the decor elements for your kitchen can be exciting for many people, but many people often see the array of options and quickly become overwhelmed.  One of the most important components of your kitchen design is certainly your kitchen cabinets.  Once you have selected the perfect material, color, and finish, your custom cabinets will be installed.  And, while you might have the perfect countertops in mind, have you determined what backsplash will look its best with your kitchen cabinetry?  Your backsplash can either enhance the beauty and style of your cabinetry or detract from it so it is important to weigh your options carefully before making a decision.

Your kitchen cabinets and countertops are some of the more expensive design elements in your kitchen so it is often best to choose timeless styles and colors that will stand the test of time and look good year after year.  When it comes to backsplash, many homeowners choose to make a style statement since it is easier to change backsplash down the line.  Your backsplash can simply and subtly add texture and visual interest, or it can be filled with style and personality that really pops.  Below are 3 backsplash ideas that will match and enhance your new custom kitchen cabinets.

• Traditional

Many homeowners with more traditional kitchens prefer to match their kitchen backsplash material with their countertop material.  While it is absolutely not necessary to match, it can provide a nice, seamless visual appearance in a kitchen.  You know that your countertop material looks nice with your kitchen cabinets so you know your backsplash will match your cabinets as well.  Your backsplash can be made of slabs of your countertop material or tiles in the same material as your countertops.

• Transitional

There are many fun ways to make your transitional kitchen backsplash visually interesting without being too traditional or too modern.  Subway tile in a neutral color that coordinates with your kitchen cabinetry and countertops is a timeless and beautiful addition to any kitchen.  But, there are also many beautiful patterned tile backsplash options that are visually interesting and will give your kitchen the style and impact that you want.

• Modern

Modern kitchen cabinetry is often streamlined, linear and sleek.  An ornate tile backsplash just wouldn’t look quite right with that cabinetry choice.  There are many sleek tile options but if you want to enhance the modern aesthetic and choose something that is still unique and visually interesting, consider unique patterns such as herringbone, diagonal, etc.  Or choose unique backsplash materials such as stainless steel (sheets or tiles) or glass.