Doing what I do, it is only natural to be looking at tile all the time. Here are some tiles that I have found and can’t stop droolingobsessing looking at. This first one, I found while scanning for red, white and blue tiles a few weeks back.
As we are officially leading into the Independence Day weekend, I thought it would be fun on this Tile Tuesday to talk about some fun kitchen backsplashes using our patriotic colors. (All of these images are saved on my Houzz Ideabook “Kitchen Tile” where you can find greater detail on each project and the materials.)
“Upper Main Line Kitchen” by STUDIO Robert Jamieson
Using red for your backsplash can have two effects. First, when you have more traditional details and you add a deeper red shade, it can lean into that traditional feeling a bit more. The same goes for an all-white kitchen with a true red backsplash creating a country-chic feel. Lastly, depending on the tone and pattern of your tile, adding red can create a vibrant and bold focal point to your new space. Here are some red backsplash inspiration photos:
“Kitchen V” by Chai Design
Minimal New York Kitchen by Brunelleschi Construction
Minimal Red Kitchen by Intexure Architects
White is sort of the go-to when it comes to tile these days, and let’s face it, you can slap a basic white subway on any wall in any pattern, and you are sure to get a classic and timeless look, but isn’t that a little bit boring? I wanted to call out some other ways to play with white in a backsplash that are a bit more exciting (if you consider white tiles exciting..). Here are the white inspiration photos:
Georgian Revival Kitchen by Aggregate Architecture & Design
Back Bay Kitchen By SLC Interiors
Woodinville Retreat Kitchen by Studio 212 Interiors
Shorewood Kitchen by Northland Woodworks Inc.
Lastly, let’s take a look at the blues. The varying hues of blue can provide a vast array of different looks in a space. From a classic cobalt to a bold tropical turquoise to a clean, crisp beachy blue or a soft spa-like feeling, blues can create so many different looks and feelings. Here are a few of the blues I found for inspiration:
Harbor Front Kitchen by Michael McKinley & Associates, LLC
Victorian Eco-Historical Kitchen by Feldman Architecture, Inc.
Rhode Island Beach Kitchen by Rachel Reider Interiors
Eagle Island Kitchen by Joseph Mosey Architecture, Inc.
So, what do you think? Would you be inclined to use more color in your tile choices for your next renovations? I have to say, I do love a clean white kitchen, but after looking at all of the stunning shades of blue and the varying options, I think I might need to find some clients who would love a more colorful selection in their kitchen tiles. I’m feeling inspired!!