The Modern Kitchen: Clean, Contemporary Backsplash Tile Choices

The Modern Kitchen: Clean, Contemporary Backsplash Tile Choices

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Shifrah Combiths
Oct 23, 2015
(Image credit: Harrell Remodeling)

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A modern kitchen celebrates clean lines and utility in a room that should never sacrifice function for form. These backsplash tile choices are durable and easy to clean, yet provide an aesthetic element that makes your kitchen really yours.

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Glass sheet backsplash: A glass sheet backsplash is sleek, easy to clean, sophisticated, and polished. Keep it monochromatic and unobtrusive or make a bold color statement, as pictured above in this dramatic Australian kitchen and in the one up top by Harrell Remodeling.

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Stacked pattern tiles: A classic tile, rearranged. Stacked pattern tiles are insistently well-ordered yet demand to be noticed. They gain their visual energy through a pattern that's actually devoid of one. A light grout paired with dark tiles is bold, while less contrasting colors offer a more subtle appeal. Either way, stacked pattern tiles say, "You've seen me before, but not like this."

Stainless steel tiles: No fuss but certainly not boring, stainless steel tiles are clean and contemporary. Playing off the steel of appliances, they provide a cohesive look that highlights the warmth of rich wood cabinets. Understated and almost sparkling, stainless steel tiles are the perfect metallic neutral.

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