Are you itching to change up something at home? Do you want to upgrade your kitchen to make it picture-perfect? Working on your kitchen backsplash is a small start to this endeavor with a big impact. Because of its size, it is one of the quicker and easier tiling projects you can confidently take on yourself.
Tiles can protect your walls from moisture and stains in high-use areas of the home so it is the perfect material for your kitchen backsplash. Beyond its functionality, it is also easily customizable allowing you to add personality through various design options. Finally, tiled backsplash maintenance can be easier than you think. Whether you will be facing fine scratches or wide cracks, a reliable DIY tile repair kit or deep chip filler can solve your problems.
If you’re looking into making the jump to a more beautiful but functional kitchen tile backsplash for the long term, here are 10 ideas to help inspire you:
There’s not a more full-proof way to add some life to your kitchen than lively colors and fun patterns. These will surely brighten up the space without overwhelming the eyes.
With the wear and tear that comes with high volume use, you might worry about maintaining the look of the tiles. A good porcelain tile repair kit will help fill out any chips or scratches that need to be repaired. The MagicEzy Tile RepairEzy comes in multiple colors and kits to choose from. Plus, its color mixing system will also help you match virtually any bright colors you will use.
If you’re not a fan of a bright backdrop for your kitchen and want something more understated, faux brick ceramic tiles can be a great low-cost option to get the look. The brick tiles give a rustic feel to your kitchen and are lighter than actual bricks, making them easier to install.
While thinner and more lightweight faux bricks tiles result in easier installation, they may also be more susceptible to damage with heavy usage over a long period of time. Eliminate this concern by using a reliable tile repair kit to fill in and seal any scratches, chips, or fine cracks. Make sure you use a tile repair kit that is suitable for food preparation and high-moisture areas too.
Lines and Geometric Shapes
If you want something on the opposite end of the spectrum, tiles with geometric lines and shapes can give a modern and polished look. You can explore different shapes like triangles and squares placed as a design on your tiles to create a contemporary backdrop to your kitchen interior.
Stripe of Color
While bright patterns and distinct styles are great, sometimes just a splash of color can be enough to complete your kitchen’s look. Find colors and patterns that complement each other and bring them together to obtain a cohesive look that does not overwhelm the eye.
What’s important with having a stripe of color or pattern for your kitchen backsplash is keeping the lines straight and the look intact. When the clean lines are disrupted by a crack or scratch, a tile repair kit can help restore balance back to your backsplash.
Similar to a stripe on your backsplash, using unique tile shapes like a hexagonal or diamond tile can be a subtle way of adding personality to your kitchen without being too flashy. The differently shaped tiles create a cohesive looking pattern that can give the illusion of a bigger space. They are also easier to install and will look effortlessly stylish without much thought.
Your kitchen backsplash doesn’t always have to be laid out straight. If you’re looking for something out of the box, tiles that do not cut off in a straight line can make your kitchen unique. In fact, an odd placement on plain tiles can become a main feature in your home.
Porcelain tiles come in all sorts of colors. You can make the most out of this by mixing and matching tile pieces to form a “work of art” for your backsplash. With this idea, you can mix complementing colors or simply choose the similar shades to give it a cohesive look.
Color and patterns can definitely make a big impact on your home. However, considering the finish is equally important. A high gloss extra shiny tile backsplash can become a statement piece in your kitchen while staying true to your original color palette.
When it comes to maintenance, a porcelain tile repair kit that has a high gloss finish can be your best friend. With this tile repair kit, there is no need for refinishing or replacements because it can easily match and repair your tile to good as new.
If you’re looking to go for a more striking visual for your kitchen backsplash, penny tiles can help draw the eye to the area. Since the tiles are smaller, it provides much more texture and will highlight your kitchen’s interior.
When starting your DIY backsplash project, keep in mind that penny tiles are significantly smaller than your typical porcelain tile and might take a longer time to install. Make sure that all that work will not go to waste with a porcelain tile repair kit to keep your tiles looking damage free long term. A kit like the MagicEzy Tile RepairEzy uses nano-technology that is formulated to seep into the damaged tiles. This repairs scratches or cracks on your tiles while protecting it from further damage in the future.
Grout color can often be overlooked when it comes to the design aspect of a tiling project. However, the way grout fills up the space between your tiles and contrasts or matches with your tile can spell a world of difference.
Dark grout can add edginess and hardness to the look of your kitchen. It also adds more substance when matched with a lighter colored tile because of the way it provides a bold contrast. Another plus is that it changes color slower compared to using a lighter grout simply because of the dirt trapped in between.
While exploring shapes, colors, patterns, and textures are fun, a classic white tile with white grout can provide a light and airy feeling to your kitchen. It will give your kitchen a more subdued and elegant feel with its clean lines and subtlety.
A well thought out kitchen backsplash is definitely an underrated way to upgrade your home. Whatever design you end up getting your inspiration from can make or break the aesthetics of your kitchen. While tile is definitely your best bet when it comes to keeping it sturdy and waterproof, it is also something permanent and takes effort to install.
Ensure that your backsplash will always look like it is at the start of your DIY project with a tile repair kit in your arsenal. The MagicEzy Tile Repair Kit and MagicEzy Deep Chip Filler do not just fill in any scratches or cracks but also allow you to match the colors of your tiles perfectly. This makes the tiled backsplash look seamless even after repairs are made so that your backsplash will always be #KitchenGoals worthy.