When it comes to kitchen design, the countertop and splash guard are two of the most important elements. It's essential to select a well-coordinated splash guard and countertop to create a cohesive look. Whether you choose to match or contrast your countertops and walls, there are plenty of options to choose from. For a complex or colorful splash guard, solid countertops are the best choice. On the other hand, flashy countertops work best with splash guards that have a uniform, subdued color palette.
If you're working with a quartz countertop, you can also use variations of the same colors throughout the kitchen. For example, if you select a dark gray quartz countertop, you can pair it with lighter gray tiles for the splash guard. If your quartz countertop has a lot of veins, consider selecting spatter tiles that complement the veins. With so many great tile designs available today, the splash guard is an ideal place to make a big style statement. To create a bold splash guard, let the graphic mosaic capture all the visual attention and go simple for countertops and other design materials. White cabinets and countertops provide the perfect neutral backdrop for patterned tile splash guards.
Light-colored butcher block countertops offer a contrasting texture that stands out in white kitchens. Coordinate the color of the floor with that of the countertop and use the cabinets that separate them as a secondary color; or combine the countertop and cabinets and select a tile that adds contrast. Some people prefer to contrast, using a splash guard to highlight their countertops or as their own visual masterpiece in the kitchen. Ultimately, selecting a well-coordinated splash guard and countertop is essential to kitchen design. A contemporary splash tile in a neutral color complements this kitchen's countertops and cabinets.