A classic white subway tile backsplash is always a winner in our book. And while neutrals and simplicity will always have a place in our hearts, our gaze is currently drawn to something new for our kitchen: Mexican-inspired tile.
This isn’t entirely new; we understand. It has been around for decades, and it is known for its bright colors and floral-inspired designs. But what about in a classic kitchen? That’s going to get people’s attention.
Even though Mexican-inspired tile exudes old-world elegance, we believe it is the ideal complement to an all-white or contemporary style. So, if you want to do something bold and different in your kitchen, a Mexica-inspired tile backsplash is a great option. Here’s how to do it.
1. Paint the walls the same color as your backsplash
The Joshua Tree House never fails to impress us with its Southwestern flair, and this warm and welcoming kitchen is no exception. We particularly like the charming Mexican-inspired tile backsplash, which features a star and cross shape in two colors contrasting with the adjacent walls and wood accents. The result is an utter pleasure.
2. Add a splash of color to a typical kitchen
Even if you have a traditional kitchen, a Mexican-inspired tile backsplash will work — and work well. A green and blue patterned tile looks full and visually fascinating among classic features like a marble countertop and navy blue cabinets in this culinary room illuminated by Fireclay Tile.
3. Give a splash of color to neutrals
A vibrant Mexican-inspired tile backsplash will brighten up those white walls, countertops, and wood accents. Magdalena from Red Poppy Vintage used this vivid and captivating pattern to brighten up her otherwise neutral kitchen. Style your open shelving with a range of culinary furniture, accessories, and, of course, greenery to complete the look and add more color and texture.
4. Don’t overdo it
If you’re worried that too much color and patterning will clutter your kitchen, a Mexican-inspired tile backsplash doesn’t have to cover the entire wall. Instead, only a smidgeon of it can be added above your cooktop, as designer Amber Lewis did in this open kitchen.
5. Use decorative parts to highlight the look
You can continue to add southwestern flair to your kitchen with decorative accents in addition to a Mexican-inspired tile backsplash. Audrey of The Black House on the Corner used this black and white choice in her kitchen, and it looks even better when combined with an aloe plant, ceramic bits, and woven baskets.
6. Arrange tiles in a variety of styles
Mixing various tiles in different patterns and colors is one of the most significant aspects of a Mexican-inspired tile backsplash.
Source : https://www.hunker.com/13723488/mexican-tile-backsplash-kitchen-ideas-and-inspiration