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3 Creative Ways to Design Your Kitchen Backsplash July 16, 2019

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3 Creative Ways to Design Your Kitchen Backsplash, Lihue, Hawaii

There are numerous opportunities to make significant changes in your kitchen. If you’re renovating the space, you may want to replace your existing backsplash with new kitchen tiles. There are many material and color options, and you can easily design something unique or opt for a classic element that ties the entire design together. Here are a few suggestions to consider.

Types of Kitchen Tiles for Your Backsplash

1. Mosaic Tiles

kitchen tilesBrighten an understated kitchen by installing multicolored mosaic tiles on the backsplash. Even if you select an earthy material, like natural stone, you can choose different shades to create an eye-catching contrast. Or you might opt for gleaming glass tiles that add a prismatic effect to the room. Using vibrant mosaic tiles is an effective way to make a bold statement and liven up a subtle color scheme.

2. Subway Patterns

The subway kitchen tile is a traditional choice that appears in many homes. While it’s a basic option, you don’t have to stifle your creativity when designing the backsplash. Instead of going for a simple horizontal or vertical configuration, try a diagonal or herringbone layout or break up the monotony by mixing the patterns. For example, you may choose standard placement throughout most of the kitchen, then install diagonal tiles above the stove or sink.

3. Ceiling Level

It’s standard to install a backsplash that runs from the countertop to the cabinets. However, you can change the entire tone and character of the space by extending the kitchen tiles to the ceiling. This works well in spaces that aren’t dominated by cabinetry on all sides or feature open shelves. The tiles will stand out and draw the eye upward, and if you select a light shade, the kitchen will appear larger and more open.


If you want to change your backsplash, contact the team at Pacific Tile Imports in Lihue, HI. These professionals carry a wide selection of high-quality kitchen tiles in several materials, including ceramic, travertine, and porcelain. Their team will work closely with you to help you find a solution that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle. Call (808) 245-1765 to schedule an appointment in their showroom, or view their products online.

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