One of the hardest parts of designing a space is balancing the individual styles you love with a sense of cohesion that will bring the area together. Especially in a kitchen, there are so many factors that must work together to create one synergistic style concept.
Although it can be stressful, matching quartz countertops to the backsplash doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep in mind these three simple approaches to creating a continuous style in your kitchen, and enjoy a much smoother kitchen design process.
Matching for Minimalism
As a naturally made stone, quartz offers many unique patterns, colors, and styles. If you find one you truly love, why not run with it?
One popular current trend for kitchen design is minimalism. By sticking to a limited color palette, you can create a clean, bright kitchen with an elevated and luxurious look. Maintaining the same material for both your countertops and your backsplash can help to achieve this look.
Utilizing the same slab or style of quartz around your kitchen can help create a wrap-around effect that distinguishes the space and makes a uniform design concept. Quartz, in particular, is a good choice for this design concept because it’s sturdy, durable, easy to clean, and nearly impossible to stain or scratch.
Because the backsplash can often be one of the most accessible surfaces in the kitchen to get dirty and stained, it makes sense to use a durable material that can hold up under constant cleaning.
Choose white quartz with a light pattern or light veining to achieve an exquisite, modern, minimalistic look (white kitchens are also very much on-trend!), or choose darker quartz to give your kitchen a moody, rich, and charming old-world feel.
Matching backsplash to countertops exactly isn’t for everyone. For homeowners who want more variety and a little bit more visual interest in their kitchens, go for complementing pieces that will elevate the look of your kitchen overall.
Choosing complementary pieces applies to color, texture, pattern, and material. If you choose a quartz countertop with a bold color or pattern, go with a more subtle and neutral backsplash and vice versa. Choosing materials that are opposites in one of the above categories while having similarities in the others will ensure that your design is still cohesive but complementary.
However, complementing patterns can also make a bold and pleasing design statement in a kitchen. Pair veined quartz marble with a chevron pattern or subway tile backsplash that utilizes the color of the quartz’s vein.
When it comes to materials, tile and quartz are always a classic combination for backsplash and countertops, respectively. However, reclaimed materials such as stainless steel and wood are also becoming popular for backsplashes. They would pair well with a more subtle quartz countertop and contribute to a unique, eclectic look.
Picking the Statement Piece
It can be difficult to time the choice of both of these materials in your kitchen. Should you choose the countertop or the backsplash first? Which one should be center stage? It’s always a good idea to prepare your thoughts with a mood board.
Understanding your tastes going into the choosing process will help you know which component you want to emphasize and which you want to act as the accent.
As you’re browsing styles, colors, and patterns, a surefire way to end up with a kitchen you love for years and years to come is to listen to your instincts! If a particular backsplash or countertop jumps out at you, keep it in the back of your mind as you browse.
Starting with one material you absolutely love and building from there will result in a cohesive look that you won’t second guess later. However, trying to choose both materials simply from the standpoint of finding a matching set may cause you to make compromises, only to realize that you weren’t true to your real style once it’s too late.
At Marble Unlimited, we’re dedicated to helping you curate a kitchen design that is true to your tastes, practical for your lifestyle, and that makes you smile every time you see it. If you’re having trouble picking out quartz countertops and backsplash duos, contact us today.
Our specialists have years of experience in the industry. They will let your style and preferences take the driver’s seat while helping you select materials that will elevate your kitchen and stay true to your design vision.
Make an appointment to see how Marble Unlimited can help turn your dreams into reality with a great quartz countertop and backsplash combination that will make your kitchen feel cohesive and elevated for years to come.