Trend #9. Ceiling-Height Backsplash – Take it to the Ceiling
What area comes to mind when you think of backsplash tile? The space between the countertop and the underside of the wall cabinetry. If there was no wall cabinetry above the countertop, then it was common to still place the tile straight across in the same location as if there had been wall cabinetry there. Perhaps by instinct or tradition. But it’s time to break the mold and bring that tile all the wall to the ceiling.
In 2019, we expect to see the continued trend more and more of as more and more homeowners do away with wall cabinetry for open shelves or windows. Ceiling-height backsplashes can give classic tile a fresh and modern look by highlighting a single area of the kitchen, creating a focal point, or help a large patterned tile sing loud and proud. Higher backsplashes will unite all aspects of the space, and brighten up the space with the reflective qualities of the tile itself. Especially if you are using white subway tiles. Not to mention that tile can create a visual break from all the cabinetry making the kitchen feel more open by adding surface area. creating a stunning background for your work area.
Feel free to play around with a combination of colors, textures, and patterns to create an even more luxurious look.