A backsplash is never just a backsplash – it provides context for a situation, or in the case a room’s decoration, sets the mood and style and brings all of the other decorative and functional elements together. In a kitchen, however, the backsplash is quite essential, and one of the things you need to choose first, because it not only is likely being installed before any other elements, but it also needs to match and complement them.
Also important to remember is that your choice of backsplash has to blend in with the existing décor. You need to create a harmony from the work area, to the countertops, to the walls and even the floor. This collaboration of color and texture is essential to the function and aesthetics of your cooking space.