Monthly Pick – Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2017

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Whether you love it or hate it, having a backsplash lining the kitchen wall behind appliances, the stove, and the sink is absolutely necessary. Paint, even the high-gloss, easy-to-clean variety, will still require a whole lot more elbow grease to keep it looking its best. So, in preparation for 2017, we thought we’d take a look into the future at some of the best kitchen backsplash trends.

Go all the way up. Most backsplashes go as high as the bottom of the wall cabinets and the bottom of the range hood. This year, you’re going to see a lot more designers and renovators extending the backsplash all the way to the ceiling. It has the effect of making the wall seem taller and the kitchen bigger.

Gray looms large. 

shutterstock_529867228A stone gray backsplash is neutral so it will match easily with your existing cabinets, countertops, and furniture. If you’d like the gray to match your countertop, take one color that’s found in the countertop and find gray backsplash that replicates it.

Faux is back.

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How do you feel about faux? In 2017, look for wallpaper decked out (as in the picture above) with the brick wall look. It certainly has its upside, right? You don’t have to worry about all that dust that inconveniently attaches itself to real brick. You won’t need to worry about bits of mortar or brick potentially drying out and breaking off onto your clean countertops.

What do you think about this trend toward the faux?

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