How to Choose A Countertop and Backsplash
The kitchen is becoming known as 'the new living room' for good reason. More and more families are spending quality time together in the kitchen instead of other places in the house. Whether hosting a holiday party or making your weekday dinner, you're sure to spend plenty of time in your kitchen, and so are your family and guests. The countertops and backsplash play a huge role in setting the tone for your kitchen, and they're a big investment, so you'll want to make sure you choose a countertop and backsplash that go well together.
What comes first?
We typically recommend choosing the countertop first. This is the more costly of the two, and also covers more space. Unless you've already found a backsplash you can't live without, look at countertop options first and match the backsplash to that. This way, you'll be spending the money and space on your first pick.
Color - Coordinate or Contrast?
The answer is - either! As long as it's done thoughtfully, you can choose to have more or less contrast in your kitchen based on your own personal style. Choosing a backsplash the same color as your countertops will make a smooth, versatile background for those who prefer a more neutral space, or who like to swap out colored accent pieces for seasons and events. If you like to make more of a statement, choose a contrasting color that doesn't clash - for instance, for slate countertops, choose a blue or green backsplash, but avoid brown or tan.
Countertops today come in many varieties - from granite to wood to cement, you can truly find a countertop to fit your style. Matching a backsplash to the countertop you love is similar to matching clothes for an outfit - it's all about balance. If you've chosen a busy countertop, you may want to go with a simple subway tile backsplash. If you've gone with a more simple countertop, you can have some fun and add interest with the backsplash.
Choosing a countertop and backsplash for your kitchen is a big decision that sets the tone for your home. Design is subjective, so trust yourself and create the kitchen you love. When you're ready to start on finishes, we have the perfect kitchen sink to match any countertop and backsplash combination you've chosen. Check out our full selection of luxury sinks on our website, and contact us to place your order today!