From Dean Dowd on October 19, 2009 in Kitchen Remodel
A backsplash makes a colorful splash, a bold splash, a trendy splash. Its the most useful decoration in the kitchen, protecting the wall from sputters and splatters while managing to look pretty the whole time. Here are some of the hottest trends in kitchen backsplashes: From Stardust Glass in Portland, Oregon, these brightly colored glass tiles are handmade from nearly 100% recycled glass. More concerned about creating artistic pieces than mass production, the companys manufacturing process is environmentally friendly. And the tiles complement other green kitchen choices like cork flooring, energy efficient appliances and FSC-certified wood cabinets. The tiles cost about $40 per square foot. Durability and style. Silestone, a beautiful quartz surface, crept up the wall to double as a countertop and backsplash. Silestone is a natural stone more consistent in hue than granite, making it easier to pick from over 65 colors without a trip to the stone yard. Recycled never looked so urban! These 100% recycled aluminum metal tiles make a fashionable statement and offer subtle texture behind any sink or stove. The clean look of glass and you can still pick your color? What could be better than that? Textured glass works incredibly well with paint for countless design options. Holland Glass & Art Studio, Inc. fabricates textured glass with a choice of thickness, color and texture. And finally, back to the basics. This painted red backsplash pops in between white shelving and countertops, complementing the blue cabinets. A color that may overwhelm the room in large doses is great in small spaces. And washable paints free you, like the 4th of July, to choose any color under the sun. The Spectralight Dragonfire kitchen backsplash is from Susan Jablons mosaic glass tile collection. The key to fun is funkey. And the splash of color created throughout the room. Who wouldnt smile when they entered the doorway to this blast of brightness?