What’s “hot” in most kitchens these days is not only the stove, but also a fabulous granite countertop and backsplash combinations. With just the contemporary luxury of a granite countertop, the home’s value and beauty will increase greatly. But for a unique style and décor that sets you further apart, design a backsplash to go with that countertop. Here are a few tips when creating your granite countertop and backsplash combination.
Granite’s the Star
It’s important to remember, whenever you’re choosing additional materials for your kitchen that they should all complement the granite. The additional design materials should always have their own flavor, but they should never disrupt the natural aesthetic created by the granite. One simple way to help this is by matching the backsplash color as closely to the granite as possible. That will add a more consistent and streamlined appearance to the kitchen.
Mix it Up
To add a little complexity in the design, the backsplash tiles could also be arranged in specific patterns. These patterns could be made up of colors and shades that all complement the granite. This is a simple way to provide just the right amount of personal flair, and still maintain a consistent color scheme. There are a wide variety of options all depending on personal preference, and the originality of your vision.
Using another natural stone is also a popular option. Using a stone other than granite for your backsplash tiles will set them apart, but not necessarily make them incompatible. Granite can match well with many other stone materials, like marble, limestone, slate, soapstone, and others. The key is to make sure the colors complement each other, and do not foster any conflicting themes. The diversity of the two stones will only add to the beauty of each other.
Some homeowners are looking for a design that guests will never forget. This is when they will need to get creative. The backsplash tile must always match the granite, but the ways in which the backsplash is designed are almost limitless. And using a multitude of natural stone materials in the backsplash will definitely create a unique look. The mosaic of natural stones can create a beauty that’s rarely duplicated. Also, incorporating more of the kitchen in the backsplash design only re-enforces the desired themes.