When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, there are a lot of exciting choices to make that will decide the look and feel of the room. Two major components of this are your countertops and backsplash. Together, they take up a lot of space and are prominent features that contribute to the style of the room.

So, choosing the right countertops and backsplash for your kitchen is important. And we’ve got some tips to help you through it.

Should your backsplash match your countertops?

One of the first decisions you need to make is whether to match your backsplash to your countertops or choose a contrasting design. Both are good options. A matching countertop and backsplash create a continuity between the two that is easy on the eye. The backsplash is almost an extension of your countertops.

This can work well with all kinds of colors and styles. If you have a neutral granite countertop with flecks of color in it, then you could choose to match the backsplash to the color in these finer details instead.

The other option is to choose a color that contrasts your countertops but still complements them. This works well if you want to add a splash of color to your kitchen without making it overpowering. For example, a bright purple backsplash could go well with a more neutral gray countertop. Alternatively, you could match the backsplash to the kitchen floor or another element of the room’s décor and have the countertops contrast with this.

Choosing the material for your backsplash

If you’ve chosen to match your backsplash to your countertops, then you could simply use any material left over from the slab when having your countertops manufactured. A backsplash using the same granite, marble, or quartz used in your countertops will ensure a quality, durable backsplash that looks great.

If you’re contrasting colors, you could still choose to match the material. For example, having a granite backsplash and granite countertops but with different colors or patterns featured. Or, you could choose a different material entirely. Glass can work well with many natural stone materials and can be manufactured in different colors. This is a good option for modern kitchens.

Tile or solid backsplash?

Another choice is whether you want a continuous, solid backsplash or if you prefer kitchen tile. This may come down to budget as tile is generally the cheaper option. Kitchen tile can look great, too. The problem many people have with tile is cleaning and maintaining the grout lines. Plus, a solid slab provides a nice modern aesthetic.

There are practically endless options for your kitchen when it comes to designing the countertops and backsplash. If you need help designing your kitchen remodel or you’re ready for countertop installation, get in touch with us or visit us in our Kernersville showroom.