How to Pick Out the Right Kitchen Backsplash


You’ve picked countertops, flooring, cabinet colors and even the kitchen sink. What’s left to add? Even the most beautifully designed kitchen can rise the next level with the appropriate backsplash. Not only do kitchen backsplashes add style, they also serve to improve functionality and protect your walls. But with so many tile types, designs and patterns, which backsplash is the right choice? Here are our tips for picking out a backsplash that you’ll love in your Myrtle Beach kitchen:

Tile material

When it comes to kitchen backsplashes, stone, glass, porcelain, ceramic, metal and even wood are all possible material options. For more durability, ceramic is a good choice. If you want something that is easy to clean, consider porcelain or glass tiles. Stone tile backsplashes are certainly beautiful, but be prepared for easy chipping and staining. Be sure to also factor in the material you chose for your countertops. Glass tiles may not make sense with concrete counters.


An interesting backsplash pattern will become the visual focal point of your kitchen. If you have a neutral cabinet color and simple countertop design, a bright, busy pattern could be a great choice. You can make a design with different color tiles or choose painted tiles with a replicating pattern. Be careful with complicated patterns if you already have busy granite or marble counters picked out.


Much like pattern, the color of your kitchen backsplash can be a distinguishing feature or can blend in with the counters and cabinets. Similar to picking a wall color, the color of your backsplash will set the mood of the entire room. Blues and greens can give a beachy vibe to an all white kitchen. Browns and other neutral earth tones can make the room feel cozier. White tiles can make your kitchen feel clean and modern.

Kitchen size

Another important aspect to consider when picking your kitchen backsplash is the overall size of your kitchen. If you have a smaller kitchen area with limited counter space, large subway tiles may seem out of place. On the other hand, thousands of tiny ceramic tiles with contrasting grouting in a larger kitchen may be overwhelming visually. Additionally, make sure you have your kitchen measurements in mind so you stay on budget when it comes time to order enough tile for the entire backsplash.
Whichever backsplash you choose for your kitchen, proper installation is crucial. Learn more about how Sands Companies can build your perfect home down to the very last detail.

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