A Bolder Backsplash

A Bolder Backsplash

September 25, 2019 by Jaci Conroy

So long, subway tile. For several years, subway tile—those 3-by-6-inch white tiles first used in 1900s subway stations—has dominated kitchen backsplashes. Arranged in an offset running-bond pattern, smooth, shiny subway tile is easy to clean, durable and versatile. Yet these days, many homeowners are looking to infuse a little more flair into their kitchen in the form of colorful, geometric tiles. “Kitchen cabinets often set the tonal foundation for the larger space of the kitchen, while the backsplash adds a moment for visual curiosity and allows your personality to shine,” says Lauren Cherkas, president of retail at Artistic Tile (artistictile.com). Vibrant-hued small mosaic tiles can add artistic punch to a kitchen when laid in a modern pattern upon a backsplash that rests at eye-level and occupies a highly visible position. “Shades of color in glass and marble mosaics, beautifully varying glazes on ceramic tiles and dimensional natural stone tiles add texture and depth,” adds Cherkas. “Choose your favorite color and include it in your backsplash design, at least in a some part. The addition of that color will bring you a bit of joy every day.” Discover Tile, Boston Design Center, discovertile.com -Jaci Conry













A Bolder Backsplash

September 25, 2019 by Jaci Conroy

So long, subway tile. For several years, subway tile—those 3-by-6-inch white tiles first used in 1900s subway stations—has dominated kitchen backsplashes. Arranged in an offset running-bond pattern, smooth, shiny subway tile is easy to clean, durable and versatile. Yet these days, many homeowners are looking to infuse a little more flair into their kitchen in the form of colorful, geometric tiles. “Kitchen cabinets often set the tonal foundation for the larger space of the kitchen, while the backsplash adds a moment for visual curiosity and allows your personality to shine,” says Lauren Cherkas, president of retail at Artistic Tile (artistictile.com). Vibrant-hued small mosaic tiles can add artistic punch to a kitchen when laid in a modern pattern upon a backsplash that rests at eye-level and occupies a highly visible position. “Shades of color in glass and marble mosaics, beautifully varying glazes on ceramic tiles and dimensional natural stone tiles add texture and depth,” adds Cherkas. “Choose your favorite color and include it in your backsplash design, at least in a some part. The addition of that color will bring you a bit of joy every day.” Discover Tile, Boston Design Center, discovertile.com -Jaci Conry