5 Modern Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

One designer's top five kitchen backsplash ideas for 2018.

Backsplashes are like the jewelry of the kitchen. They add sparkle, texture, gloss and can change the entire feel of a room. We sat down with Carly Nemtean from Carriage Lane Design-Build Inc. to gain inspiration from kitchen backsplash ideas that will dominate the world of interior design in 2018.

Here are the designer's top five picks.

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Custom Cut Mosaic Tile
More and more homeowners are seeking out mosaic patterns from high-end tile companies, where you can custom every color and detail with today's technology and machinery capabilities.

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Textured Tile
Texture creates subtle impact in clean spaces and the technology today allows for this at reasonable prices. Pair with modern, sleek windows for a truly beautiful look.

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Baked High-Gloss Ceramic Tile
A classic detail that has never left the market and never will. This style of tile can create lots of texture and movement in both traditional and modern interiors. With the right windows, high-gloss ceramic tile will make your kitchen shine.

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Oversized Tile
Clean lines and modern soft finishes are a must between matte cabinets. Look for glass mosaic tile or marble pieces you can stretch from ceiling to countertop or wrap around prep areas.

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Quartz or Natural Stone Slab
Another classic! Taking two kinds of natural slab or quartz and running it on the counter and backsplash full height is a clean look that maintains luxe appeal.

*Photos by Stephanic Buchman


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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.