The modern kitchen is a space that offers a wide range of design possibilities. You can alter everything from the countertops and the backsplash to the cabinet color and the floating shelves in the backdrop much more easily now than at any time in the past. For some of us, this opens up a fun new world where trying out new trends and ideas is that much easier. It also ensures an easier kitchen renovation or makeover that still leaves the existing dining area or living space in the open-plan living largely untouched. As we break away from the last remaining influences of 2021 and start embracing 2022 fully, today we explore a kitchen backsplash trend that is an absolute must-have – the stone slab!
Natural stone slab backsplashes in the kitchen have become an eye-catching trend in the last few years. Even if you are worried about natural stone, composite stone surfaces offer a much more durable alternative that is equally captivating. The stone slab backsplash can easily alter your kitchen aesthetics and it is definitely not a look that is relegated to modern kitchens alone. From the traditional to the contemporary and eclectic to farmhouse, this is a collection of some of the very best stone slab kitchen backsplash ideas along with a basic guide on what it takes to make them work –
Replacing the Subway Tile
It is subway tile that has been a popular option in homes across the globe when it comes to tasteful kitchen backsplashes in the last few years. But those wanting to move away from this monotonous look and willing to try something much more stoic should consider adding a stone slab backsplash. The stone slab creates the visual of a single, continuous backsplash, giving the modest kitchen a more spacious appeal. It can also be a cost-effective option when compared to fancier tiles if you choose the right stone. Most importantly, a stone slab backsplash paired with the right countertop creates a wonderful sense of continuity in the modern kitchen.
Discover the Right Stone
Moving away from the subway-tiled backsplash and toward a stone slab almost immediately uplifts the style quotient of the kitchen. This is not a knock on the subway tile look, but rather a nod to the sense of sophistication and ‘air of luxury’ that the stone slab ushers in. The look is just so very perfect for contemporary kitchens that want to lean towards minimalism, but with a hint of restraint. Yet, add the same stone slab to the traditional or farmhouse kitchen and it still shines through by providing the ‘it factor’ to an aging kitchen.
Be it granite, marble, quartz or quartzite, the stone slab you choose for the backsplash depends as much on your budget as it does on the style and color palette of the kitchen. A stone slab with large veining and bold pattern can be the showstopper of a modest kitchen, even if it is generally much more at home in larger spaces. You can also choose a small area between the range and hood for the slab backsplash; this is a smart way to reduce cost without compromising on overall aesthetics.
Decorating Around the Backsplash
So, you have your stone slab backsplash in the kitchen all sorted. But there is still the matter of bringing it together with the other elements in the kitchen! Start by trying to choose a slab of natural or composite stone for the backsplash that is same as your countertops. If you can repeat it for the kitchen island, even better! Slim floating windows above of the stone slab along with the hood help define it better while windows next to the backsplash aid in cutting down on the renovation costs. It is not that hard to get the look right once you settle on a style and color scheme in the kitchen.