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3 Striking Backsplashes with Scale

Posted by Emser Tile on Jan 30, 2018 8:01:50 AM

Known as the “heart of the home,” the kitchen continues to make a design statement in the home for guests, and for homeowners. With many considerations for the kitchen - from pendant lighting to stovetop to flooring - one of our favorites is the backsplash. Backsplashes highlight different colors, materials, and shapes, as well as an integral element - scale.

These three backsplashes, each featured as an #EmserTile Design of the Week, explore the pivotal part scale plays in kitchen design - from smallest to largest.


Carry a colorful, small-scale mosaic to the ceiling to make a kitchen feel larger. The mosaic’s contrasting colors complement neutral cabinets and countertops, while working with natural light to contribute a lively feel to the space where you cook and family gathers. Designed by Holly Bero Interiors.

Winter Frost™, Choice™

Achieve a clean, contemporary look with a white subway tile, enhanced with a lantern-shaped mosaic for added visual interest. The marble mosaic plays with shape and natural veining variations, while an overarching white tile design provides stark contrast to beautiful black countertops where veining is repeated. Add a natural pop of color with a small plant. Designed by Robert & Lisa Griffin. Photography courtesy of Desired Photo.

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A three-dimensional hexagon design adds striking dimension and contrast to this kitchen in a marble pattern. Its simplistic shape shifts and transforms, across a spacious backsplash in 6” x 7” tile sizes, while acting as a backdrop to a stainless-steel pot filler and stove. Courtesy of @form180 on Instagram.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

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