There are even more options for kitchen backsplashes than there are for countertops, which can make homing in on the right material a challenge. One strategy to make the selection easier is to first is to visit Rocky Tops to pick out your countertop material. This should help narrow down your options for the backsplash considerably, as you will have to limit your search to materials that will partner well with your chosen countertop.
Of course, if you happen to fall in love with a particular backsplash material, then use it as your starting point and select a countertop that will pair well with it. Otherwise, answer a few questions below and see if we can suss out how you should clad your kitchen backsplash.
1. What is your countertop material?
Wood or butcher block
2. What is your backsplash budget?
As low as I can get it!
Around $5 per square foot
$6 to $15 per square foot
$16 to $25 per square foot
$26 to $35 per square foot
$36-plus per square foot
3. How do you feel about color in the kitchen?
The more the better
Nothing but neutrals for me
White is all the color I need
A fan of monochromatic palettes
I like to feature one bold color and then keep the rest neutralIt’s
50 shades of gray for me!
4. Which of the following is most important to you when it comes to your kitchen backsplash?
Lowest cost possible
High-end look for less
That it blends in with my other materials
5. How would you describe your design style?
6. How long do you plan to live in your current home?
I’m actually fixing it up to sell
Another year or two
Five to 10 years
Long enough that I’ll probably have to remodel again at some point
Life is unpredictable, so who knows?
7. What is your cooking and cleaning style?
Love to cook; hate to clean
Love to clean; hate to cook
I hire them both out
I cook often, and my kitchen is spotless
I delegate these tasks to others in my household
I rarely cook and therefore don’t need to clean too often
8. How do you feel about design trends?
I’m a trendsetter
I follow trends closely and incorporate only the ones I like
I’ve collected images of trendy interiors that I plan to completely replicate