The days when a kitchen backsplash was simply a continuation of whatever surface was on the countertop are long gone. And a simple painted wall as a backsplash? Forget it. Today, the backsplash is regarded as a key design element in a kitchen, and a great deal of thought and planning go into the choice of materials and the design of the surface.
Traditional ceramic tile certainly still has its place–especially when it is stylishly planned with striking colors. But in today’s kitchens, a large variety of non-traditional tiles are also possible, ranging from natural stones to glass and metal tiles.
Have a look at these thirty great ideas for a kitchen backsplash that makes a design statement.