When you hear "kitchen backsplash tile" a classic white subway tile backsplash is most likely the first thing that comes to mind. And while subway tile is always a stylish and timeless option, sometimes your space simply calls for something a little different.
In comes Picket, an elegant alternative to subway tile. Picket's beautifully articulated silhouette is inspired by gemstones to give your space a hint of modern luxe. To help get you inspired to try something new, we've put together our 5 favorite ways to mix things up with Picket.
1. White and Off Whites
If you looking for a close alternative to white subway tile, try Picket in a white or off white hue. The overall look will resemble the classic layout, but the gem-like quality of Picket will add a unique quality to your space. We love Picket in our timeless white hue, White Wash.
In this commercial setting, Picket tile in the same glaze and pattern is mounted in a horizontal orientation for an attractive accent wall tile touch.
Picket can also be featured in a braid pattern. This twisting pattern brings an element of whimsy and flow to a backsplash design.
We love how the glossy warm white braided backsplash works with the vibrant yellow accents in this eye-catching kitchen.
2. Cool Grays
This Picket color palette looks fresh in contemporary and modern spaces, pairing well with crisp white grout.
The kitchen below boasts a classic look that's taken up a notch with a cool gray Picket Backsplash. The subtle geometric tiles are finished with a black patine to fill the intricate crazing on the glaze's surface for a unique take on gray.
3. Fresh Greens
Salton Sea is our softest green, giving off a cool, nearly neutral look in certain spaces. Coupled with the stainless steel accents of this kitchen, this color looks decidedly contemporary.
In this kitchen, the same glaze appears more saturated. Make sure you sample any colors you're interested in before purchasing and observe them in the space you'll install them in a variety of natural and artificial light conditions.
With brighter glazes, a pop of green tile in the backsplash area can also add a playful character to a design. This braid pattern features a random spread of two colors to give the design even more liveliness like a tree quaking in the breeze.
4. Classic Blues
Another route to try is Picket in a classic blue, such as Crater Lake or Nautical. Nautical inspired, these-ocean ready hues will give Picket just the right amount of color to add personality to your kitchen design.
Take a cue from the kitchen below by creating a classic blue and white color scheme in your kitchen. Pair a blue Picket backsplash with crisp white cabinetry and walls, and you can even add another layer of pattern with a blue tiled island.
Tile: Picket in Crater Lake // Designer: Jamie Nusser // Photo: Lindsey Drewes
In this new traditional kitchen, you'll see the same principles at play, but this time a darker, more saturated blue anchors the kitchen, letting the white window-paned cabinets really stand out beside the decorative tile.
5. Dark Tones
Last but not least, we love to see our Picket shape used in deep, moody grays such as Cyclone and Iron Ore. These brooding hues add a sense of drama that is highlighted by the angular features of Picket.
Use a moody Gray Picket tile backsplash to create contrast against white walls and cabinets similar to the contemporary kitchen below. The gray and white color palette is complemented by stainless steel accents and dramatic lighting.