To transform your kitchen from dated and drab to modern and bright, install
a colorful, modern backsplash. With a range of materials from which to
select, including everything
from classic marble to tile that looks like wood, today's San Jose homeowner can create a unique backsplash design
tailored to his or her personality. Learn more about contemporary trends below.
This fine, smooth ceramic is the most classic choice for a
. Classic, however, does not have to be boring. If you select small porcelain
squares in several different colors and tile your backsplash with a random
pattern, you can create a very modern, very abstract look with this timeless material.
Glass is much more versatile than porcelain. To bring your design into
the 21st century, choose polished glass tiles in jewel tones such as sapphire,
ruby, and emerald to create a bold, bright statement in the heart of your
kitchen. For a more subdued look, rough-edged glass tiles in earth tones
with a coarser finish, can bring an updated rustic aesthetic to your home.
Tumbled Stone Tile
Tumbled stone tiles can be made from limestone, marble, or travertine.
While they are often used to create an Old World look, these tiles can
also be used in modern kitchens. Use only one type of tumbled stone and
choose a simpler pattern instead of an elaborate mosaic, and you can create
subtle hints of a Provençal or Sicilian country kitchen that won't
clash with the rest of a contemporary Northern California home.
Ceramic Wall Tile
While you may think of patterned ceramic wall tiles as a 1950s look or
a regional Southwestern look, you can incorporate them into a modern kitchen
as well. If you install sleek stainless appliances, you can offset that
with a more subdued pattern, or incorporate the ceramics into a design
with other types of tile for a truly eclectic, modern look.
Bring your backsplash ideas with you when you
visit Tile Fantastic, and we can help you select the perfect pattern for your kitchen. To schedule
a consultation, call us today at (408) 371-6247.