Marble Backsplash Inspiration In The Context Of Designer Homes

Marble looks stylish and sophisticated in the kitchen and, despite the fact that it requires constant maintenance, it’s actually one of the most popular materials for countertops and backsplashes. Today we’re interested in the marble backsplash, more exactly its great potential when it comes to the looks and style of the kitchen but also its impact on the surroundings and its role in the context of the room and of a home in general.

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When Luigi Rosselli Architects designed this private residence in 2015, they saw the marble backsplash as an opportunity to give the kitchen a refined and elegant look while keeping its design and color palette simple. The backsplash sort of ties the whole room together and makes it look nice in the context of an open plan living space.

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The marble backsplash matches the countertops of this kitchen designed by In2 for a house in Beaumaris, Australia. It’s black with white veins, a combination which seamlessly integrates the kitchen into the context of the open plan living area which also features a black, white and gray area rug.

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Some types of marble have pronounced veins while others are more subtle and don’t put much emphasis on the pattern or the contrast of colors. Take this kitchen for example. It was designed by De Rosee Sa in 2013 in London and it looks lovely. The color palette is subdued and neutral, featuring a combination of white, light wood and gray. The marble backsplash only covers half of the wall section between the counter and the wall-mounted cabinetry.

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The type of marble used on the backsplash and island of this kitchen is well suited for contemporary interiors because of its oversized pattern/ veins. This is the kitchen designed by LSA Architects & Interior Design. for a private residence in Australia. As you can see, the kitchen is minimalist and mostly white, the marble surfaces being the elements that brea the monotony of the decor. The wooden flooring complements it in a really great way.

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Whether a kitchen is big or small, modern or traditional, you can’t really go wrong with a marble backsplash. It’s the type of feature that makes spaces look timeless, much like this duplex apartment in Warsaw, by Hola Design. Its interior is welcoming, elegant and sophisticated without being clearly link to a particular style or design direction.

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Pairing a marble backsplash with a matching countertop can be beneficial in some cases, for instance when there’s a desire to create a cohesive and continuous decor with seamless transitions from one surface to another. It’s sort of what Incorporated Architecture and Design went for when planning the interior of this contemporary loft apartment in New York.

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Marble can potentially have a very graphical effect on a room’s interior design and decor. We find this kitchen to have a wonderfully-balanced look. Its marble backsplash and island are the focal points of the space and in fact of the entire floor plan. This matching pair looks exquisite in combination with the glossy white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and solid wood flooring.

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Marble backsplashes and countertops don’t look great only when paired with minimalist and neutral-colored decors but also when they’re complemented by equally elegant and eye-catching furnishings. This small kitchen designed by wUNDERground architecture shows a combination of marble and wood, both graphical and both eye-catching.

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There’s a really nice sense of space in this apartment and this is in part due to the marble backsplash and counter combo in the kitchen which prevents the white decor from becoming boring and austere.

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Marble comes in several different colors and color combinations and each section is unique in the sense that it has a unique pattern of veins and color variations. To give a kitchen a warm and comfortable ambiance, consider a marble backsplash or counter in an earthy color, such as the one chosen by architect Tiago Patricio Rodrigues for this apartment.

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If not for the marble backsplash and the matching island counter, this kitchen would either look too simple or too bold and neither option allows it to be in perfect sync with the rest of the living spaces. This is the perfect look for it. The design was a project by Bower Architecture which transformed a residence from the 70’s into a contemporary home.

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A lot of times a kitchen’s marble backsplash or island allows it to more easily blend in and to look like a natural extension of the living space. Although that’s not exactly the case with this residence designed by Dubbeldam Architecture, the marble has a similar role in the context of the kitchen which is delineated by a wooden divider.

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Marble is a very versatile material with timeless appeal so it looks equally natural in traditional, rustic and contemporary decors. Feldman Architecture chose it as an accent material in their remodel of a classic home in San Francisco. They wanted to preserve the original grace and charm of the home and the use of marble in the kitchen made that quite easy.

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This is a residence that has a very unusual facade. It’s clad in weathering steel and it looks all rusted and rugged. However, that’s not at all how it looks like on the inside. TACT made sure to give it a refined, minimalist and airy decor. You can best notice that in the kitchen where the marble backsplash is the visual link between the glossy white and the dark-stained wood cabinetry.

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Achieving symmetry when working with marble is almost impossible because of the unique way in which the veins are distributed on each slab. That makes successful attempts like this one that much more impressive. It’s not the symmetrical pattern on the backsplash that makes this contemporary kitchen stand out. In fact, that’s just a bonus. What we find most eye-catching here is the set of sep of pendant lamps against the white backdrop.

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It’s easy to get carried away when working with marble. It doesn’t look very eye-catching but when used in large doses it can overwhelm a space and diminish its visual appeal. It’s important to take into consideration the overall dimensions of the space. Given how large this kitchen designed by MLK Studio and Belzberg Architects is, it was possible to integrate a marble backsplash and matching countertops without cluttering the decor.

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The use of marble in this open kitchen is both subtle and bold. On one hand, there’s quite a bit of marble clustered in a small area (the backsplash, the table top and even the floor tiles) but on the other hand it all looks balanced when put in the big picture of the entire floor plan.{found on behance}.