2020 backsplash trends


Backsplashes have come a long way over the years. Gone are the days of 4 x 4 tiles adorned with pictures of fruits and vegetables. Today, homeowners have a huge array of choices when it comes to color, style, material, and more. With so many possible options, it’s more important than ever to understand what works and what doesn’t. This 2020 guide will help you choose your backsplashes with confidence.


What’s Trending Now

If you want your home to stand out from the crowd, don’t be afraid to experiment with some of this year’s biggest backsplash trends.


Ceiling-High Coverage

While backsplashes were originally only applied between the countertop and the underside of the cabinets, more homeowners are now jumping on the bandwagon and extending their backsplashes all the way to the ceiling. This creates a fresh, modern look that is sure to impress both visitors and potential home buyers. 

This style works best in kitchens that have open shelving or large windows and a minimum of wall-mounted cabinetry. 


Interesting Finishes

Another trend that’s big this year involves stepping away from traditional tile and opting for more interesting alternatives like tile with metallic and mirrored finishes. Not only will this create an incredibly modern look, but, when combined with strategically placed lighting, it can also create a beautifully dramatic effect. 

This design option pairs well with black or very dark countertops and light, neutral-colored cabinets or those with a slightly pink hue. 


Alternative Materials

Another way to think outside the box is to forego tile altogether. We’re seeing quite a few designers opt for natural stone backsplashes which are ideal for high-end luxury kitchens. Want a more antique, rustic look? Consider using brick instead. Looking for an industrial feel? Choose a backsplash made from sheets of copper, aluminum, or stainless steel. Use your imagination and the possibilities are virtually endless. 


A New Twist on a Timeless Classic

Subway tiles have long been the standard for traditional backsplashes, and, as such, they’re not expected to go out of style any time soon. That being said, there’s no reason why they have to be boring. 

Give your new backsplash a classic yet decidedly modern touch by experimenting with some of the new sizes and shapes that have come on the market in recent years. While 3 x 6 is the standard size, designers are now playing with options like 4 x 8 or 4 x 12 tiles. They also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. You can even take things a step further and play with the tile design to make things even more interesting.


Your New Backsplash is Just the Beginning

A gorgeous new backsplash can bring new life to your kitchen or bathroom. Whether you’re getting ready to sell or just want to refresh your home, Creative Home Stagers is your go-to source for inspirational advice. Take a look at our services, then contact us to get a quote or learn more about how we can help beautify your entire home.