Calacatta Vagli Marble Countertops with Mosaic Tile Backsplash

How to Match Your Backsplash and Countertop

When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, there are two major decisions you will have to make – the type of backsplash and countertop. In order for your kitchen to look clean and cohesive, you need to make sure your backsplash and countertop complement one another. This guide will go over everything you need to know about how to ensure your kitchen is arranged perfectly.

Where to Start…

Where do you start such a project with so many choices, styles and colors out there? Similar colors aren’t always the key to a perfect match. You must also consider the amount of movement and finish of your countertop to create a look you will love. We recommend that you create a vision board that incorporates the colors, materials and style you are going for. This will help you visualize your new space.

It is common practice to select your countertop first because it is a more significant investment than your backsplash. From a practical standpoint, your countertop is also installed first. Once it is installed, you can then take home sample backsplash tiles to see how they look with the rest of your design.

Color and Movement

Blue Roma Quartzite Kitchen Countertops
Blue Roma Quartzite Kitchen Countertop and White Subway Tile Backsplash

The aesthetic of your countertop will play an important role in choosing your backsplash. Consider using a color wheel to decide which colors will complement your kitchen design. It is common practice to choose a backsplash that has a color matching the movement of your countertop or at the very least aligns with the color palette of your kitchen.

You also want to consider the amount of movement in your countertop. You don’t want your backsplash and countertop to compete with one another. For example, if you have a quartz countertop with uniform movement, you have the option of either choosing a minimalistic approach of a neutral backsplash or amp up your selection with a more intricate design.

Another popular option is to use the same material as your countertop for your backsplash. This creates a sleek, modern look that can also be a more cost-effective option if you have extra countertop material left over.

Maintenance of Your Backsplash

Emser Ombre Blue Tile Backsplash
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Your backsplash serves two purposes both to amplify the look and feel of your kitchen and function as a barrier against grease and stains. This is important to keep in mind when choosing your materials.

Make sure whatever material you want can be cleaned easily. Larger tiles have less grout, which means fewer joints and easy maintenance. It is important to note that some backsplashes require more maintenance than others. For example, natural stone will need to be cleaned and sealed repeatedly.

Calacatta Sponda Quartz Kitchen Countertop and Backsplash
Calacatta Sponda Quartz Kitchen Countertop and Backsplash

In summary, think of your backsplash as an extension of your countertop. They should complement one another. If you have any questions please consult our team of experts or another design professional.

We have everything you need from cabinets and countertops to backsplashes. With over 10 years of experience, we’ve mastered multiple kitchen styles. When you’re ready to design the kitchen of your dreams, contact us for a free in home estimate!

Frost White Quartz Kitchen Countertop with Blue Scallop Ceramic Backsplash

Blue Backsplashes in Your Kitchen

Though backsplashes have been used for decades as a functional barrier against grease and stains, they also play a crucial role in the look and feel of a space. The kitchen is the heart of a home and should feel welcoming and put-together. A cost-effective way to accomplish this is to give your backsplash an upgrade that reflects current trends, specifically Pantone’s color of the year, Classic Blue.

Pantone set the tone for the design trends of this year with their choice for the color of the year. They describe their selection as a timeless, elegant blue hue reminiscent of the sky at dusk – perfect for any kitchen.

A classic blue backsplash is the best, cost-effective way to add a pop of color and update your kitchen. Here are a few examples of blue backsplashes that would be perfect for your home.

Ombre Blue Subway Tile

Emser Ombre Blue Tile Backsplash
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If you’re looking to add a pop of color while maintaining a clean and simplistic look, Ombre Blue Subway Tile is the perfect option for you. This stunning blue tile captures the crisp, calming color of the ocean with a chic, timeless style that would complement any kitchen. You can add a splash of blue to your space without compromising your elegant style

Design Outline Porcelain Tile

Emser Blue Design Outline Porcelain Tile Backsplash
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Want to add a little contemporary flair to your kitchen? With the gorgeous Design Outline Porcelain Tile, you can transform your kitchen into a unique and modern space that your family will love. This geometric tile backsplash is perfect for anyone looking to go beyond a pop of color, and add some texture to their kitchen.

Blue Scallop Ceramic Tile

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Backsplash tiles don’t have to be boring — the right shape and color can bring the look of a space together. The Blue Scallop Ceramic Tile with its naturally elegant scale-like design can help create an unequaled look that will suit any space. If you want to bring the beauty of the ocean into your home, this tile is the perfect option for you.

Edge Navy Blue Mosaic Tile

Emser Edge Navy Blue Herringbone Mosaic Tile
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When it comes to backsplashes, shade range can help add a little dimension to your space. The Edge Navy Blue Mosaic Tile features several soothing deep shades of blue, in a herringbone pattern that’s reminiscent of icy cold water. This tile is ideal for complementing everything from a modern farmhouse kitchen to a contemporary cooking area.

Turn Your Kitchen Into An Oasis

Classic Blue is perfect for creating stylish and sophisticated looks. Whether you choose one of these blue backsplashes or something else from our large collection, you’re sure to have an inviting and calming space that you and your family will enjoy.

Ready to design your dream kitchen? We’re here to help! To get started creating your kitchen oasis, contact us today.