They say go big or go home. Well how about going big in the home? Here’s a look at some adventurous homeowners who went with big, bold and colorful kitchen backsplashes. What do you think? Do these gutsy tile choices make or break the kitchen?
Images: 1 Mosaic Source; 2 The Nest; 3, 4 The Tileist; 5 Susan Jablon Mosaics; 6 Interior Rooms by Blossom; 7 Apartment Therapy; 8 Kitchenisms; 9 HGTV; 10 CalFinder
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Number six is my kind of style. Number five I was prepared to like due to all the orange...but the other colors make it so much fun.
The first one is lovely! The others aren't so much my style, although six is pretty classy.
I love number 6. Number 1 looks like one of those 3d stereograms.
A bit busy.
Some of these are awesome, others are destined to look so seven years ago in .05 seconds (or already do).I think tile is one of the biggest offenders in the crime of "looks dated". Obviously, given the expense and time involved with any tile job (or the removal of said job), this presents a problem. Looking through old AT posts pretty much proves this.My solution has been to aim for something that can stand as an art piece. Classic shapes and finishes used in a new way vs. the expensive rightnow stuff.Easier said than done however...I'm still trying to dream up the perfect backsplash solution for my kitchen.
7 is ridiculously cool, but I like most of these.
omg i love turquoise and red
8 & 9 :) I like the shapes and colors
LOVE 5, 6, and 9. I think the rest of them might make me go blind.
I saw number 1 and I focused on the colored tile with everything else in my peripheral vision...I thought I was looking down at the floor with the cabinets and the stove looked like the fridge...in my peripheral anyways.Then I refocused and realized it was a backsplash...I actually think the tiles are awesome and would look great as a backsplash or a floor.
My eyes, they bleed! Too much.
I think when you focus on these backsplashes, they seem a bit much. But in the context of the entire kitchens, I think they work perfectly.Sort of like a Pucci tie. Up close and on its own, pretty garish. With a beautiful suit, just fine, just enough.
Dexter's first apartment (now Debra's) has a similar, b/w one. pretty cool
6, 8 and 9 look like they may--may--withstand the test of time. number 1 is a cute theme i've seen before in a shower. the rest are downright garish--then again, maybe they look better when you're looking at the kitchen in its entirety...
I like #1, 9, and 10. I love the round tiles.Even though I like #1, I think it is very similar to the bathroom floor from my elementary school.
Number 7 all the way. (Everything looks date eventually...)
Numbers 8 and 9 have the same link. I was looking for the source of number 9.
I absolutely love number 5, and am quite fond of # 10. I think these work, because they seem to have more of a personal touch, and aren't as "trendy." If you're gonna go big you godda go genuine.
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