December 30, 2016
3 Beautifully Unusual Kitchen Backsplashes
The kitchen backsplash is one of those design areas where it makes sense to have a little fun. The small surface area allows homeowners and designers to splurge on luxurious materials and to experiment with statement-making colors and graphics while keeping the bigger kitchen components like cabinets and countertops more subdued. Here, three kitchens show how embracing a bit of a wilder backsplash choice can elevate a space.
1. Glazed Porcelain Tile
Designers: Wanda Ely, Tawnya Clark and Scott Norsworthy of Wanda Ely Architect
Size: About 300 square feet (28 square meters); about 18 by 18 feet
Homeowners’ request: A rear addition that includes a new kitchen with a banquette area and mudroom, in a style that’s bright with touches of light wood inspired by their Scandinavian roots
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