We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, from eating, snacking, cleaning, organizing, and putting away groceries. We want a functional yet beautiful environment with matching appliances and appealing cabinets and countertops.
One popular trend that is both useful and stylish is a kitchen backsplash. This useful element protects walls behind sinks and ovens from splashes of grease or water damage.
With 2020 peeking around the corner, let’s look at some new trends knocking on the door.
What to Ditch
First, before we delve into 2020 trends, let’s discuss the outgoing trends. Cement tiles used to be all the rage in kitchen backsplashes but now look outdated, according to L.A.-based interior designer Melanie Burstin. They came into popularity for a fun pop of pattern and boldness but have become a bit stale and repetitive.
Trendy patterns or colors used to be more popular, but seem to have hit their peak. In the 90s, bold and funky designs with bright colors decorated our kitchens, but now it’s more of the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) principle in effect. Of course, if you don’t follow trends and want your look, by all means, do what reflects your personality and style.
Short backsplashes are out the door and long ones in, enough to reach the ceiling. It used to be, you only needed short backsplashes of four-inches behind the oven or sink, and that was enough to protect the are. Long backsplashes tend to make the kitchen feel taller.
A classic look that’s now on the way out is subway tiles. They used to be talked about on home design T.V. shows but have now worn out their welcome. Designers now say to stay clear of the dull, typical, or subtle styles and invest in patterns, prints, or textures with color.
Trends to Ring in the New Year
Now you’ve seen what’s going on, let’s focus on what’s coming in for 2020 and beyond. The overall consensus seems to lean toward craftsmanship when looking for materials in which to invest. Handmade and organic materials show off your unique style as well as keeping it simple and makes for an appealing alternative to cement. Here are a few more trendy backsplashes to consider.
Countertops and backsplashes made with marble offer an elegant and timeless look. Because they’re made durable and easy to clean, this style is sure to become a classic. Marble lends itself to many styles, from modern to traditional and everything in-between.
If you’ve been to high-class hotels that feature unique artisan-made backsplashes, you’ve probably remarked about the style. A different look than subway tile, this trend offers up an eclectic and creative style that’s sure to draw attention. Because it has more depth, detail, and character, artisan-made tiles allow you to express your personality and style more than ever now.
Contact Mountain States Kitchen and Bath
If you’re looking to update your backsplashes and ring in 2020 with a new, fun kitchen and bath style, give Mountain States Kitchen and Bath a call. We can guide you in choosing the best quality materials for your needs and budget.