You may opt for a modern design in decorating your backsplash. Materials such as glass, tin, metal, steel and other materials can be used. These are your best bet if you really want a backsplash which will catch attention. These are usually sleek designs that are used in simplicity. Their best asset is the simple designs which they have and how the light colors stand out from the room.
The most popular natural stone tiles are marble and granite. Of the natural stones marble captures more detail than granite and since it is a softer stone it is good for applications like kitchen backsplashes.
Over the past five years or so there has been an up swell in styles in these two materials. Colors and styles are now completely customizable. Regardless of the color, size or shape there is a solution for you and your tastes. These materials are very easy to clean making them in demand and very desirable. What is more important is they can be purchased online for store pick-ups or directly at the store. There is a reason why porcelain and ceramic tiles has been the number one seller for backsplashes for decades. Do not think you are saddled with these two choices though. Glass tile is very popular and growing in popularity because it is cheap and very easy to clean. You can find them in mosaic or field sizes. The colors that you can get in glass are beautiful and subtle and make for deep accents in your design scheme.
Another idea to protect your wall is to paint it. The use of paint as kitchen backsplash is the most inexpensive and requires less effort. You can choose a color that is contrasting to the rest of the walls in the kitchen or a bold color to give emphasis. Do not worry on staining the painted wall because there are paints that are specially made for the kitchen. Choose a semi-gloss paint that is resistant to food residue.
This material can work very well for use in country kitchen style backsplashes. The tiles can be installed as the entire surface from counter to the bottom of the cabinets. Brushed aluminum tiles are good for modern or 1950's retro design kitchens. Metal tiles should match the color of the faucets and lighting.
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