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The Perfect White Backsplash

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

White kitchens and bathrooms are timeless and give your house a clean, stylish and chic look. If you are looking for an update or whole home remodel, there are so many options out there to choose from. It can also be overwhelming and hard to make a decision. Interior Design and home decor choices may seem daunting, but by narrowing down the choices, it can really help you learn what you like and don't like. Today, I am going to highlight various white backsplashes that can go with a multitude of cabinets and countertops for your kitchen or bathroom design.

Cle` Tile is one of my absolute favorite places to find tile for all of your projects. They have such a wide variety and the quality and style are beyond amazing! This WEATHERED WHITE ZELLIGE 4" x 4" is white terra-cotta tile and can work wonders in most kitchens or bathrooms. Whether you have open shelves like this picture, gray cabinets, white cabinets, navy blue cabinets, it'll work. Your counters can also be lighter such as white quartz or have a contrasting color like black granite. SO many possibilities! This tile would also be perfect in a master shower or guest room. Not to masculine or feminine, but with just enough interest and sophistication.

Big Box stores such as Lowes and Home Depot also offer so many great choices and may be easier for you to pick up samples and get measurements, etc! This LuxeCraft tile by Marazzi creates an Italian artisan look with a just a hint of modern style. The perfect backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom! Still white and timeless, but a more stylized look.

White Subway Tile is one of the most classic and sophisticated choices for kitchen and bathroom backsplashes well as showers. This is 4" x 10" beveled edge tile from Amazon and is great for modern, transitional or traditional spaces depending on your home decor and style you are looking for. Again, this tile can be paired with several cabinet and countertop choices. You can also get oversized subway tiles that look great in larger kitchens and showers!

Square Tile! It's not the old small square tile from the 80s and 90s. It's new, refreshed and will be a timeless style you can enjoy for years to come! This textured porcelain tile adds subtle intrigue and interest to your backsplash design. From afar, it will look simple and clean yet it will draw you in with the patterns and textures! If you're looking for just a simple yet stylish square tile, you can always choose gloss white or the timeless Carrara Marble square tile!

While these choices are just snapshot of my favorites, there are many more to choose from. I recommend looking online, in magazine or visit a showroom (when appropriately safe) for inspiration first. Then you can order or borrow several samples to take home and see how they work in your room. You may be surprised to find you like something totally different than you first thought. Or, you may be spot on and know exactly what you like.

  • The first step is to decide on what color you like. Gloss white, matte white, textures, smooth, etc. Hold the samples next to your cabinets and countertops and see if you have too many shiny components or matte...are the colors too close to each other? Do you want more contrast?

  • Next, move onto shape and size. Square, subway, octagon, diamond, etc. Do you like a simple pattern or something a bit more involved and interesting? Try laying out the tiles in new ways and you might find a unique pattern you love!

  • Know your budget. This will help narrow your choices and allow you to make tough choices. If you have a smaller budget, you can use different materials, but maybe in a fun pattern. Or vise versa, use a slightly more expensive material, but in an easier pattern to lay. This will help save on costs. If you are doing more than just your backsplash, think about where you'd like to spend your money. The kitchen is the heart of the home and usually your backsplash is not huge. You may be able to spend a little more here and save in other areas.

  • Pick the grout and finalize your choices. I personally like to choose a grout color that is closet to the main color in the tile. This leads to a polished and seamless look. Although, if you like more contrast, you can always use a slightly darker grout color to add that bit of interest to your backsplash.

Overall, choosing a simple and timeless white backsplash will keep your home looking stylish through the years! I am happy to help you choose the perfect backsplash for your home! Just reach out.

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