The backsplash is the perfect finishing touch to any kitchen design. Backsplashes add color, texture, interest, and pattern to the kitchen, and are considered the most decorative part of the design.
The backsplash can be designed in any material, color, shape, or style, but one of the most dramatic looks you can achieve is with stacked stone. Stacked stone backsplashes have a character and beauty that are lacking in other materials. That’s because no two pieces of natural stone are ever exactly the same.
Stacked stone panels make the installation of this material easy. Use them sparingly or make a splash and create an accent wall in your kitchen. As you’ll see in the following seven kitchen backsplash designs, stacked stone can be used to create a range of different effects.
1. Three Dimensional Design
Backsplashes don’t need to be flat, bland, or fade into the background. This backsplash stands out and gets noticed by framing not only the stove, but the hood area, as well. The chiseled stacked stone backsplash panels add a lot of texture and interest to the room. Confined to this one area, they don’t overpower the space, so they can get more attention.
2. Sleek, Contemporary Design
Natural stone doesn’t have to be rustic or traditional in style. These sleek, stacked stone panels make a backsplash that is geometric and contemporary. The muted color of the stone pairs well with the dimensions of the stone pieces, letting shadows create an interesting pattern while the clean lines mimic those of the cabinetry.
3. Monochromatic Design
You don’t need to introduce a new color into your kitchen to make a stunning statement. Monochromatic designs like this one can be just as effective at creating the look you’re after. The light color of the stone blends with the other colors in the space, which puts the emphasis on the texture, instead. Stacked stone comes in many styles, and the texture of the stone on this backsplash helps create a very subtle focal point in the room.
4. Accent Wall
Not every kitchen has a wall of cabinetry that dominates the space. Floating shelves are becoming an increasingly popular way to design the room. For that reason, it often makes more sense to use your backsplash as an accent wall that can draw the eye.
In this case, the stacked stone has been used in a color that contrasts the rest of the room. The result is not only a backdrop for the shelving, but also a dynamic way to liven up the room’s design. Contrast is a very effective way of making designs pop, so the addition of this backsplash turns the kitchen from bland to bold.
5. Thinking Outside the Area
One of the ways that stacked stone can be so pleasing to the eye is the repetition of the lines between the stones. Those lines can mimic others in the room, such as the cabinetry.
In this room, they not only draw the eye along the backsplash horizontally, they’re also used to cover the column beside the cabinets. The stone wrapping the column in clean, horizontal lines makes it a sculptural addition to the design and makes an otherwise ordinary kitchen into something truly special.
6. Adding Warmth to the Room
The majority of kitchens have a backsplash area that measures 18-inches in height. This doesn’t always have to be so, however. The area behind the range can often be raised to the height of the hood, allowing you to show off the space with color, texture, or pattern.
In this kitchen, the area is filled with a warm, textured stacked stone. The color and surface of the stone are the ideal complement to the rest of the room. They also contrast the color of the island subtly, which keeps the room from becoming monochromatic, and adds to the welcoming atmosphere of the space.
7. Subtle Contrast
Contrast adds a lot to a design, but you don’t need to go overboard to get the effect. Sometimes, a subtle contrast is all that’s necessary, especially in small kitchens or in spaces that use a few different materials near one another.
This space has a unique countertop paired with white cabinets. So, a stacked stone backsplash that has a color that coordinates with the cabinets, but a texture that contrasts the sleek counter, can add just the right finishing touch. The result is a room with interest and design without a cluttered look.
Create the Ideal Kitchen Backsplash Design for Your Home
You want your kitchen design to be as unique as you are. With stacked stone, you can create a backsplash that has personality and interest as well as style. Use these seven stacked stone backsplash design ideas to get started and create a design that will complement your space perfectly.