For decades, the backsplash has been an important working part of any kitchen remodel. In addition to protecting the walls above a work area, it would complement the countertop as well. In the early years, backsplashes were often colorful with fruit and vegetable graphics adorning 4×4 ceramic tiles. Thru time we have undergone many changes. Today we have the luxury of installing a variety of materials like natural stone, glass, mirror, metal, brick and wood. Backsplash design has become more creative and artful with design to incorporate textures and different shaped tiles. Today, you will find a mixture of traditional and contemporary backsplash designs with personal touches sprinkled in. Below, we look at 8 backsplash design trends that should gain popularity in 2019.