Here's an eye-catching backsplash! It works well with the soft creams of the cabinetry too, don'tcha think?
Earth tones prevail in this open kitchen that looks as if it's been in place for centuries. Open shelving, naturally finished cabinets, and a pot rack over the center island provide abundant storage. Accessories personalize the space, and the tile backsplash over the stove makes the kitchen feel even more unique. (Photo: Photo: Gordon Beall; Designer: Barry Dixon)
Butter-yellow cabinetry is the star of this kitchen, but dollops of red-figured pastoral toile wallpaper bring country character to the space. The charming pattern prevents the cabinetry from overwhelming the eye and adds depth to the backsplash and cornice. Pattern in the Kitchen
"Modern Streamlined and sophisticated, modern style is the forward-thinking relative of contemporary. The cabinets in this kitchen, with their unadorned doors, chrome hardware and flush setting, show their contemporary parentage, but the straight lines and matte cabinet finish is all modern. Design Tip: Keep the look fresh by adding a geometric glass tile backsplash for color. Photo courtesy of Nicole Sassaman"
Like the wood design over the stove...but not the backsplash.
Industrial-Style Elements Designer Randy Weinstein combined different materials in neutral tones to create an industrial-style kitchen. Incorporate stainless steel elements, such as floating shelves, to upgrade the space. Shop at flea markets and thrift stores to find vintage items, such as tractor-seat stools and industrial-inspired hanging lights.