Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 04:21:50 AM. Backsplashes. By Angelika Rchter.
Beadboard is a row of narrow wood planks lined up vertically. In between each wood plank is a little indentation or ridge, also known as a “bead”. These days most beadboard comes in long, monolithic sheets that are easy to install and imitate the look of narrow vertical planks. Beadboard is a very practical and beautiful choice for kitchen walls because they are easy to clean. It can be stained or painted and is particularly appropriate in farm, country, or seaside kitchens.
The texture and pattern are simple and very popular and a brick backsplash would manage to make the kitchen feel cozy and inviting. A brick backsplash is a relatively simple detail and tends to have an industrial feel. So to make it integrate beautifully into the whole décor you can also use industrial pendant lights or numerous other small details that would match this style. The similarities can also relate to color, texture and pattern so there are also other possibilities.
There are a lot of ideas for textures, shades and looks, and such backsplashes are ideal for contemporary and minimalist spaces but you may actually go for rustic and glam kitchens, too, and add a sleek wooden backsplash for a contrast. Add additional lights into the cabinets and go for a matching countertop or make it different for a more contrasting look. If you care much about functionality, cover the whole backsplash or its part with a glass screen.
As for copper tiles, the most popular option here is copper penny tiles, especially in several different copper shades. Speaking of copper penny tile, you can even install your own backsplash of real pennies and get a unique look. Small square or rectangular tiles are also a cool option, they will fit many spaces: rustic, glam, art deco, contemporary and so on. They also may be hammered ones to add a Moroccan feel or a boho touch to your kitchen.