By Sabrina Kappel. Kitchen. Thursday, August 24th 2017, 03:30:07 AM.
Backsplash: The most obvious use for tile in the kitchen is for a backsplash. The choices for tile have come a long way and now include modern materials like glass and metal. Glass tiles, made from recycled glass, come in finishes ranging between glossy to flat. Creating an entire glass backsplash or just adding a few intermittently with ceramic tiles produces a sparkling accent to the rest of the kitchen. Glass tiles paired with large windows or glass-front cabinets put more focus on the translucent effect. Metal tiles can be found in stainless steel and copper. With the popular stainless steel appliances and countertops, metal backsplashes in various textured tile designs creates a perfect match.
There are some art studios that actually specialize in creating custom-made art murals. All you need to do is take them your desired picture along with the measurements that you are working with and any specific direction that the pattern should flow. You could choose a gorgeous mountain landscape, white sandy beach or even a sunset. If you have a vision, they can pretty much make it happen.
Other than color you need to also consider textures. Install sheets of tile that mix stone, glass, and/or metal. The effect is gorgeous. It can go from a natural look to very upscale. Changing the texture will add depth to your splash and make it blend very well with your countertops and cabinets.