When it comes to choosing a quality countertop, granite has become one of the most popular choices. It’s a very sought-after part of kitchen design and renovation, offering a best-of-both-worlds approach. It’s easy to work into a kitchen and deliver a quality countertop that offers a nice touch of charm that was previously missing.
However, choosing the ideal kitchen backsplash for your granite countertop can prove to be a challenging obstacle to overcome. If you would like help in doing this, then read on below. We’ll take a look at making sure you get the right mix of colors, patters and textures to help fit with your ideal, dream kitchen.
Step One: Color Co-ordination
Color co-ordination is among the most important points in getting your granite countertop to mix with the backsplash. We recommend that you try and stick with one particular hue and then work it into the entire backsplash. So, if you were using a kind of grey/white mixture on the countertop, with a small hint of blue veining, then you can use that on the tiles to help mix it in.
It’s all about making sure that both parts of the countertop and backsplash work together in harmony. Avoid a contrast; in the kitchen, contrasts rarely pan out as we had hoped for.
Step Two: Managing Materials
At the same time, you can make a contrast work with the right kind of approach. You don’t need to stick to a rigid color collection if you want to get a truly beautiful result; it’s just the usual go-to option to avoid conflict.
For example, if you are using a brash countertop, then you might find that creating the contrast works well. If the slab is quite bold, then you might get more use out of continuing that material further up the wall and/or matching with a monochromatic backsplash. This tends to look better as the boldness is simply too stand-out.
Instead, if you have gone for a more minimalistic and understated form of countertop, then you can get away with a multi-colored backsplash. Don’t discount the idea of a contrast before you look at the thickness of the material being used.
Step Three: Securing the Finish
Once you have carried out the above, it’s important that you look closely at the finish of your countertops first before choosing said backsplash. If you have stone countertops that have a nice, smooth and polished finish, then you might find that glass tiles look brilliant on the backsplash. For something a touch more honed, keep it textured or variegated and made from ceramic for the best mixture.
If you wish, you could use a granite backsplash. To do that, simply run the countertop material further up the wall, so that the backsplash works as the countertop at the same time.
It’s all down to you, but the above should make it easy for you to choose the right thickness, shape, color and material. While this might seem like a daunting challenge, ruling out some options based on the above should ensure you make a more articulate choice you’ll be happy with.