Want to liven up the kitchen but don't want to make any major changes? Try adding a backsplash for a unique and colorful style. Traditionally, backsplashes were used to protect walls from spills and splatters but now you can have both a cleaner kitchen and a beautiful design. The options are limitless, so you can get the best colors and style for your kitchen space. Check out some kitchen backsplash ideas throughout this article.Dollarphotoclub_104435482.jpg

Tiles

With so many different colors and sizes available, you'll be able to dazzle up the kitchen and easily match as well as enhance the existing look. Be creative with the tile and put together a mosaic look to make the other colors in the room stand out more. If you are looking for something more simple so the other decorative elements stand out, try the classic look of white tiles for the backsplash that is paired with gold kitchen features such as lighting fixtures, windows and appliances. Another benefit of tile styled backsplashes is that they are simple to clean and still function to protect against cooking splatters.

Glass

Glass is an interesting style that adds sophistication and elegance to a kitchen. A popular glass backsplash idea is to add a rustic mirror effect. This heightens the kitchen's appearance by making the space look more open and spacious. Glass also, let's in more sunlight to liven up the room but it's also important to note, the installation process requires attention and planning. Consult with a professional kitchen remodeling contractor to see if a glass backsplash will work with the look and size of your kitchen.

Metal

What type of metal are you looking for to add more style to the kitchen. Go with a classic stainless steel style for a modern twist that's easy to clean or go for a country style with the beauty of a copper style backsplash. According to HGTV, a good place to start when planning to add a metal backsplash to your kitchen design is with the overall scope of the project. You'll need to define the square footage the backsplash will cover in order to estimate the amount of metal and other materials you'll need for your backsplash.

Stone

Stone is another versatile style option to enhance the look of your kitchen. Have you ever seen the river rock pebble design in someone's bathroom? Try this effect in the kitchen backsplash and design it to look like the flow of water. You can also try many other stones depending on your kitchen style such as brick, quartzite sandstone, marble, or one that is truly different than most stones, translucent agate.

Paper

This is a new style trend and can be easy or difficult to install depending on the kitchen's construction as well as the design you are trying to acheieve. According to HGTV, break from tradition with a custom kitchen backsplash that doubles as a photo wall. You have the ability to add a family photo or one of your favorite images and make that your kicthen backsplash for the most unique style that is something all your own.