When remodeling or designing a new space, there are certain features that may seem relatively small but actually make a big impact. In the case of bathroom remodels, the backsplash you choose could make or break the overall aesthetic quality of your bathroom. Bathroom backsplash can be likened to jewelry. A woman can put on a nice dress and look great, but if she adds that perfect piece of jewelry it can take the outfit to the next level and completely change the impact of her appearance. Beautiful cabinetry, pristine countertops, and nice plumbing fixtures all look great and are exciting to choose, but do not forget to consider backsplash carefully because it will be the backdrop against which all of your other design choices are viewed. Below are 3 bathroom backsplash trends that are hot in the remodel industry right now for you to consider for your next bathroom remodel.
3 Bathroom Backsplash Trends
- Bold Shapes
- Playing with bold shapes can feel scary but doing so with your backsplash is the perfect place to get bold. Because it is a smaller area it can feel less scary to go bold and unique. But, this subtle bold choice creates visual interest and makes your bathroom much more unique. Daltile explains how simply changing the tile shape for your backsplash can change the overall feel of the finished bathroom, “Geometric shapes that pop off the wall, natural leaf shapes that add Zen, and linear structures that are more than just visual will be the big thing on the walls this year.”
- Unique Patterns
- Tile does not have to be laid in a simple linear or slightly offset pattern, you can get unique and bold with your bathroom backsplash tile patterns to give your bathroom a little visual pop. Even if you choose to lay something as simple yet beautiful as white subway tile, consider laying it in a unique pattern or way that changes up the traditional look just enough to keep things visually interesting.
- Blended Materials
- While a pattern or mosaic of one material type looks lovely, and you can mix it up with unique shapes and patterns, don’t forget that you can get even more outside the box and blend materials. You can mix two materials of different sizes, textures or colors to create visual interest and define areas. Better Homes and Gardens describes how fun it can be to blend materials, “Dress up white subway tile with a natural oak or bamboo trim. Honey-color grout warms the traditional bathroom backsplash and complements a neutral color palette.”