kitchen backsplash trends

For several years, small mosaic tiles have been trending for kitchen backsplashes.  While I like mosaic, I also like to use large format tiles generally used on floors as backsplash material.  The larger the format gives you less grout lines.  In this example, we used a floor tile that looks like honed stone and used a pencil trim that was thicker than the tile material.  The pencil trim was used at the end of each tile in a vertical application rather than horizontal.  The result is very pleasing and unusual.  The materials play on matte and reflective finishes.