As with any year, 2021 is seeing a change in trends. While some of these trends leave us scratching our heads, others have us a bit excited. For instance, one of the top kitchen trends you can expect to see in 2021 is a ceiling height kitchen tile backsplash. Close your eyes for a moment and picture a kitchen backsplash. Chances are, you’ve imagined a tiled design reaching from the top of the countertop to the base of the cabinetry.

Unlike the past when one thinks of backsplash, 2021 is pushing the boundaries. This new trend is eye-catching, stunning, and one that is sure to be around for some time. With homeowners eliminating cabinetry for open shelves, one is left with more wall space, which opens many new doors for design.


Why go high

By implementing a ceiling height backsplash, you will accomplish a few things. The first and most apparent is the fresh modern look you’ll bring to your kitchen. The second is the creation of a focal point (should you choose to tile this way). We’ll come back to this in the next section. Finally, a tall backsplash helps to unite all aspects of your kitchen that may otherwise seem like a choppy design, lacking an appealing flow.


Choosing which design is best for your kitchen

As promised, let us circle back to creating a focal point. In many kitchens, homeowners are eliminating cabinetry and leaning towards an open look, the stove area in particular. This space now becomes the perfect location to create a focal tile backsplash. By choosing tiles different from the surrounding backsplash, you’ll quickly grab the attention of guests.

However, if you’re looking for a more subtle appearance, sticking with one tile throughout the entire backsplash is the way to go. The trick to creating a seamless, elegant backsplash that will have people in awe is by staying neutral. Soft hues of grays, tans, and whites generally fit into any design without taking over the room.


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Tile backsplash options

Once you decide which design will best fit with your goals, it’s time to get into the fun stuff – choosing your material. From glass to ceramic, granite to marble, the possibilities are truly endless and determined by personal taste. Regardless of which path you choose, a tile backsplash is function and beauty combined.


For more information on how ItalMarble can help bring your kitchen or bathroom to new heights, contact us today by calling (781) 595-4859.