Wood Kitchen Backsplash

Wood Kitchen Backsplash

Believe it or not, a kitchen is more than appliances, cabinets and countertops. While those are the elements that serve the greatest function, there are a host of details that bring everything in the room together, like sinks, lighting, and of course, the backsplash. A kitchen backsplash does actually have a function as well— to provide an easy-to-clean surface to wipe up cooking splatters and spills. But the backsplash is a place you can be creative, and add color and unique style to your kitchen design. There’s a huge range of backsplash ideas to choose from these days— from traditional kitchen tile, to glass tile, ceramic subway tile, and even reclaimed wood or galvanized metal. Gone are the days when standard backsplash tile was your only choice. How about concrete, or laminated fabric? Check out our favorite backsplash ideas from around the web. By Rebecca Thienes Cherny Expanded View >
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Wood Kitchen Backsplash

Next Slideshow Kitchen Backsplash Photos Kitchen Backsplash Photos Get inspired by these one-of-a-kind backsplash photos and let your kitchen’s backsplash design take center stage. Beyond basic white tiles, homeowners are incorporating metal, glass, and hand-painted tiles, as well as mixing materials to find the perfect combination for their kitchen. Begin Slideshow »
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Wood Kitchen Backsplash

If you don’t want to harvest new wood for your backsplash project, you can take your cue from Karen Swanson of New England Design Works, who had her contractor rip sheets of found plywood into 6-inch-wide planks, and install them 3/8″ apart on the walls of this kitchen. This resourceful backsplash — a modern interpretation of shiplap paneling, Swanson explains — is painted with Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo paint, which makes it stand up well in a kitchen. “Painted plywood is not as ‘bullet proof’ as some other backsplash choices one could make,” Swanson concedes. “I would suggest wiping up spills quickly and not allowing standing water next to this — but then again, I also suggest that with a tile and grouted backsplash.”
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Wood Kitchen Backsplash

Looking for a kitchen backsplash on a budget? Try a beaded board backsplash. White beaded board covers this kitchen backsplash, but stops short of the ceiling, allowing a rich shade of taupe paint to warm up the mostly-white room. The classic backsplash idea is the perfect addition to a cozy cottage kitchen.
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Wood Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Transform your kitchen with one of these stylish backsplash ideas. With backsplash ideas for tile, stone, glass, ceramic, and more, you’re sure to find a kitchen backsplash design that fits your style and budget.
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Wood Kitchen Backsplash

Translucent Tile The right kitchen backsplash tile can introduce another design dimension to your space. Slender glass tiles in creamy hues and stone tiles in coppery shades make this kitchen glow with their translucent beauty. A neutral color palette such as the one in this kitchen backsplash can warm up a sleek, contemporary space. The trendy, narrow backsplash tiles maintain a modern vibe. More Glass Tile Backsplash Ideas
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Wood Kitchen Backsplash

Classic Cottage Looking for a kitchen backsplash on a budget? Try a beaded board backsplash. White beaded board covers this kitchen backsplash, but stops short of the ceiling, allowing a rich shade of taupe paint to warm up the mostly-white room. The classic backsplash idea is the perfect addition to a cozy cottage kitchen.
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Wood Kitchen Backsplash

Enhance Spaciousness Choosing one color (no pattern or texture) and clean-lined tile for the backsplash in a small kitchen keeps the look uncluttered and roomy. On this kitchen backsplash, long rectangular tiles feature rich brown (almost black) color that provides warm balance with white cabinetry, while giving the walls a sense of depth. The reflective surface of the tile also lends added dimension to the kitchen backsplash idea. Do it yourself! Get our How to Tile a Backsplash guide!
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Energizing Backsplash Tile Choose a hardworking, family-friendly surface, such as these easy-to-clean glass mosaic tiles, to add sparkle to a kitchen backsplash and energy to a room. The light and dark hues of the kitchen’s warm contemporary color scheme are found within the backsplash tiles, resulting in an overall look that is fun, yet pulled together. Free Backsplash Idea Guide
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Neutral Territory Give a small kitchen grand style by extending the backsplash from the countertop to the ceiling. These glass mosaic tiles repeat tones from the cabinetry, the wood floors, and the granite countertops. The kitchen backsplash serves another visual purpose: with no room for upper cabinets to the left of the hood, the mosaic tiles visually balance the expanse. More Neutral Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
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The right kitchen backsplash tile can introduce another design dimension to your space. Slender glass tiles in creamy hues and stone tiles in coppery shades make this kitchen glow with their translucent beauty. A neutral color palette such as the one in this kitchen backsplash can warm up a sleek, contemporary space. The trendy, narrow backsplash tiles maintain a modern vibe.
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Choosing one color (no pattern or texture) and clean-lined tile for the backsplash in a small kitchen keeps the look uncluttered and roomy. On this kitchen backsplash, long rectangular tiles feature rich brown (almost black) color that provides warm balance with white cabinetry, while giving the walls a sense of depth. The reflective surface of the tile also lends added dimension to the kitchen backsplash idea.
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Looking for practical kitchen backsplash ideas? Try one that’s pretty too. It’s difficult to discern that this kitchen was designed with five children in mind. Elegant cherry cabinets and sleek surfaces lend a stylish, contemporary appearance. Yet it all wipes clean easily, including the countertop-to-ceiling backsplash of recycled glass tiles, chosen to evoke of a sense of shimmering water to complement the playful porthole window. The reflective kitchen backsplash tile changes color throughout the day, giving the room further dimension.
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Country-Style Kitchen Backsplash Classic materials, aged finishes, and casual luxury make for an inviting place to cook and gather. Combining the elegance of Carrara marble countertops with a charming tongue-and-groove board kitchen backsplash re-creates the friendly feel of a turn-of-the-century farmhouse. Using an elegant material like marble in an informal way dresses down the space without losing any of its quality and beauty. Cheap Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
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Family Friendly Looking for practical kitchen backsplash ideas? Try one that’s pretty too. It’s difficult to discern that this kitchen was designed with five children in mind. Elegant cherry cabinets and sleek surfaces lend a stylish, contemporary appearance. Yet it all wipes clean easily, including the countertop-to-ceiling backsplash of recycled glass tiles, chosen to evoke of a sense of shimmering water to complement the playful porthole window. The reflective kitchen backsplash tile changes color throughout the day, giving the room further dimension.
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I do believe that there are some irrefutable beauties in the world, and wood is one of them. The greatest part of decorating with wood is that cheap, old, tattered and even dirty wood can look amazing; it has incredible texture, character and color. How many materials can you say that about? This reclaimed-wood backsplash by Dana Marston is a perfect example. Using free wood, a lot of elbow grease and a fresh coat of white paint, Dana was able to transform this nondescript kitchen into an elegant, beachy, rustic space. I love the wide variety of color and texture the wood panels provide, and it seems like a great material for such an oft-used space — the more wear and tear, the better they look! Great job, Dana! — Kate
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I loved the look. We replaced out countertop with granite and painted our wood cabnets white. I have been looking for backsplash for 2 years and have not found anything I would like to live with for a long time. Then I remembered we had some original pecan paneling, something said try it, you might like it. My husband has been sanding for a week to get the wood to it’s natural color. It’s beautiful. Then really not being sure, I ran across your display. That sealed it. I can’t wait until we finish our backsplash. Our backsplash will only cost us the time to sand cut to size and nail glue and a sealer. The only quote I got for something I would get tired of was around $1,200. I not worried about being able to clean it. With the finish on it, it will clean great. Not worried about swelling and drying up, the sealer will take care of that. I am so excited that your posting confirmed what I really wanted to do in the first place. Thanks
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Stylish Merger Unify diverse style elements in a kitchen with a creative backsplash treatment. In this case, one homeowner loves modern style and the other, a cottage look. To create their own take on “farmhouse modern” they updated the classic subway tile backsplash by combining rows of tiles in three thicknesses. The effect is part vintage, part hip, and a little bit cottage. A pine hood adds a surprise along this range wall. Get tips for pairing your kitchen backsplash with your countertop.
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Homey Authenticity A mix of metals, warm woods, and pristine white cabinetry and countertops lends a cottage feel and a sense of old-meets-new in this kitchen. On the backsplash, tiny glass mosaics in a herringbone pattern introduce soft blues and grays. A few rows of white subway tiles on the kitchen backsplash offer a transition from the white quartz-surfacing countertops that are reminiscent of marble, but more durable. A shapely hood composed of two metals stands out on the muted backsplash of mosaics — chosen for their colors reminiscent of coastal Maine sea glass. Get free tile and stone estimates from local professionals.