February 17, 2017

3 Kitchen Backsplashes That Steal the Show

By Mitchell Parker Via:: Houzz

In my mind, there are two kinds of backsplashes, and each can be deduced from the word itself. Some backsplashes are meant to recede, or stay in the background, while others are meant to make a splash. The following three kitchens embrace the latter. See how bold tile choices put these backsplashes front and center.
1. All the Way Up

Designer: Page Gandy of 3 Fold Design Studio
Location: Austin, Texas
Size: 250 square feet (23.2 square meters)

Homeowners’ request: An overall soft, monochromatic feel with texture and interest to enliven the space.

Backsplash: Hand-painted terra-cotta tile (Fatima decorative field tile in Mezzanotte color, 4⅝ by 4⅝ inches, by Walker Zanger). “Because there were no upper cabinets in the kitchen, we knew the back wall had to really pop without being overwhelming,” designer Page Gandy says. “When I saw this tile, I knew it would be perfect for the space. The client took a bit of convincing, mocking up large poster boards with pictures of the tile, but she was thrilled when it was completed.”

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