Now that you have installed, or are planning to install granite countertops, what should you do with the backsplash? You definitely want one that is going to compliment your kitchen and new countertops, but you don’t want it to attract too much attention. You also don’t want it to clash with your overall theme. Follow along for some winning ideas that will help make your kitchen a masterpiece:
Use a Complimentary Color
Granite is naturally beautiful and full of distinct, eye-caching color. Scan your counters for a less distinct color and enhance your tops by using this color in the backsplash. It will seem like a reflection without drawing too much attention.
Use a Reverse Color Scheme
For example, if your granite is brown with a dark brown or white grain, reverse it for the backsplash. Use dark brown or white to tie in the neutral colors of your stone. It may take some hunting to find the right color scheme but it is well worth it.
Introduce a Pattern
Granite is irregular and unpredictable. By adding the right combination of distinct shapes and patterns to your backsplash, you can really enhance the natural beauty in your stone.
One benefit of granite is that it is a near perfect neutral texture for bright colors. Your backsplash is perfect for adding color without overwhelming the countertop. It is also a great place to add art work, vibrant patterns or designs that will compliment your stone.
Once you have decided on the shape, texture or color of your backsplash, illuminate it! Under cabinet lighting is a superb touch that can transform your space from a kitchen to an art gallery. Just beware that light draws attention to a specific area. Done wisely, light can show off those beautiful countertops and display your backsplash.
Don’t hesitate to consult the design professionals at Elegant Granite and Marble and get your questions answered today.