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Design Trends: Add Height with Counter to Ceiling Backsplash Tile

By Shannon Malone

A tile backsplash is one of the most important design elements in your kitchen. A successful backplash design ties all of the other features of your space together, creating a cohesive look meant to inspire. But why stop short at your cabinets when you can extend your backsplash all the way to the ceiling? Below are some of our favorite kitchen design ideas that successfully create height and interest with counter to ceiling tile.

Classic White Subway Tile

A white subway tile will always be one of our favorite kitchen design trends, and the timeless look makes a seamless transition from wall to backsplash in any kitchen design. A fresh white tile color paired with white grout blends in with your design, however it will offer your space a unique sense of texture that reflects light.

Highlight Architectural Features

One of the main benefits of extending your backsplash tile to the ceiling is the opportunity to highlight the architectural features of your kitchen. If you have a window above your sink counter to ceiling tile will frame the feature–turning what could be an overlooked design element in to a showstopping focal point.

Counter to ceiling backsplash tile is also a great way to highlight your hood range. Choose a color and pattern that complements your range, but doesn't overpower it. The stainless steel range below pairs perfectly with our Chaine Homme tile pattern in Rosemary.

Tile shown: Chaine Homme in Rosemary

Dark Accent Walls

Another one of our most beloved kitchen tile trends is the dark accent tile wall. A counter to ceiling backsplash in a dark tile color creates depth and drama, making the tile the center of attention. To keep the space bright, surround the dark tile with light walls, ceilings and surface materials. It is best to use dark walls in spaces that receive an abundance of natural light.

Handpainted Statement

A counter to ceiling backsplash is the perfect place to use that Handpainted tile you've had your eye on. The space of a backsplash is usually limited to one wall, so using a Handpainted pattern won't overwhelm. We suggest using a color motif that pairs well with the other surfaces in your kitchen, which will help highlight the other design elements, rather than competing with them. We love how a handpainted tile backsplash complements the hood range and open shelving in the kitchen below. It even pairs well with the light fixtures, and kitchen hardware.

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