Why have a backsplash when you can have a full wall of tile? Here are ten kitchens where large swathes of tile have a big impact.
Extending tile from the floor or countertop to the ceiling can add big texture, color, and pattern to a kitchen. On a full wall, classic white subway tile becomes more dramatic (image 10), and cement tiles emulate the look of wallpaper with great durability (image 5).
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