You have several choices for creating a colorful backsplash for your kitchen. Hilary Farr creates color with a blue tile backsplash, which, in the “Love It or List It” episode, costs around $2,000. If there’s room in your budget for a real tile backsplash, this is an excellent way to incorporate some much-needed color alongside your white cabinets, but you can always use peel-and-stick tiles for a cheaper alternative. As an extra benefit, peel-and-stick tiles are removable, so you can always swap them out if you want to try a different color or design.
Whether you use real tiles or the peel-and-stick variety, you’ll have some options when it comes to tile style. Subway tiles, like Farr uses, are a popular choice, but you can experiment with other shapes, like squares or hexagons. You can also be adventurous with a colorful mosaic design.
When placing your backsplash, make it a major theme of your kitchen by placing it in several places, including the spaces behind both the sink and the oven range, to tie everything together. As Farr explains it, “…blue glass tiles [ ] will become a focal point to the kitchen.” Farr goes on to share that, to really make the blue have a powerful punch, she uses the same shade on the fireplace, unifying the open-space living room and kitchen.