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6 Kitchen Trends for 2015

Posted by: Kali • Jan 6

6 Kitchen Trends for 2015

Handpainted pattern shown: Isosceles in the White Motif; Design: Faiella Design; Image: Marija Vidal; Architect: Andre Rothblatt Architecture; Contractor: AGC

It's a brand new year, and the perfect time to start considering a remodel.  January is all about renovation–a fresh year and blank slate, so why not add a new kitchen to your list of resolutions for 2015?  When undergoing a remodel, your kitchen tile is one of the most important decisions you'll face.  A great backsplash sets the stage for your design, and is almost always a focal point in the room.  To help you through the process of choosing the right color, style, and tile pattern for your project, we've put together a list of our top 5 favorite kitchen trends for 2015.

Handpainted pattern shown: Isosceles in the White Motif; Design: Faiella Design; Image: Marija Vidal; Architect: Andre Rothblatt Architecture; Contractor: AGC

1.) Subtle Handpainted

The kitchen above makes us swoon every time we look at it.  The designer of this space enhanced a fresh white color scheme with our white-on-white Handpainted design, Isosceles.  the all white tile pattern creates a sense of subtle sophistication, and provides just the right amount of texture and visual interest to the design.  The designer adds even more interest by contrasting the white interior with dark charcoal counter tops, stainless steel accents, and vibrant pops of yellow.

2.) Rustic Chic

If you've ever wondered what exactly "rustic chic" means, the kitchen below sums it up with all the necessary components–Reclaimed wood, stainless steel, industrial inspired decor, and a gorgeous tile backsplash.  This homeowner even took rustic chic up a notch by introducing color to the design. Our artisanal green Tile color, Rosemary was used to provide subtle contrast to the rustic wood finishes and the crisp stainless steel appliances.  The cool hue adds just the right amount of color to the space, without stealing focus from the other elements of the design.

Tile shown: 3 x 6 in Rosemary

3.) Coastal Cool

The kitchen below demonstrates how sometimes a little color goes a long way.  The cool blue backsplash niche simply hints at the idea of coastal style, without having to cover the entire space in blue.  This steers the design away from an "on trend" look and creates a space that is timeless and a design that will last a lifetime.  The blue backsplash tones are complemented by our neutral tile hue, Foggy Morning, off-white cabinetry, and cool gray countertops.

Tile shown: Foggy Morning; Image: Malcolm Fearon, Bliss Images

4.) Vibrant Classics

Offset subway style and herringbone layouts remain classics in tile design, but why not dress them up a little with a large dose of color?  The kitchen below adds interest by placing a small rectangular herringbone accent within a classic offset layout, all in a bold blue hue.  The two different layouts and the high color variation of our Cerulean tile glaze offers another level of texture and dimension to the design.

Tile shown: 3 x 6 in Cerulean

5.) Distinctive Pattern

We love to see white tile make a statement in the kitchen.  White offers a clean and classic look that is sure to last a lifetime, however it can feel uninspired when not done right.  To add texture to their white Ogee Drop backsplash, the designers of the kitchen below contrasted the bright white tile with a dark grout line.  The contrast makes the white tile appear even more crisp, and highlights the actual pattern found within the grout joint, creating an immediate focal point in the space.

Tile shown: Ogee Drop in White Wash; Design: AIH Development; Image: Shooting LA

6.) Colorful Mid Century

Mid Century designs are full of natural wood, simplicity, organic lines, and warm colors, and will always be one of our favorite kitchen trends.  When adding tile to your Mid Century design, try a color that will complement the textures and materials used.  The kitchen below chooses our colorful green Tile hue, Spruce to accent the walnut wood cabinetry, in a shape that stays true to the organic nature of the design.

Tile shown: Paseo in Spruce; Design: DeWitt Architects; Image:  Twisted Tours Photography

Love these looks?  Order free samples for your kitchen backsplash now.  Need some help?  Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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