Besides Carrara which is most definitely the hottest thing flying out of tile showrooms and into kitchens and bathrooms across the country right now, I've found it; the next trend in backsplash tile, being installed right alongside mosaics. This thin stacked, multi-coloured one:
I tried to find a white kitchen with this tile (instead of this one with the pinky beige floors that do not relate to the backsplash tile in any way) but after 2 hours of searching on-line I gave up.
Here is my point. Anything that visually creates such a strong horizontal line belongs in a contemporary kitchen. I have recently started seeing this tile in magazines installed in traditional kitchens and it does not work in my opinion. Trust me, if you need more convincing, click here to subscribe to my free monthly newsletter where you will also receive my special report "The 3 biggest mistakes homeowners make and how to avoid them." Making the backsplash the most 'important' element in the kitchen could be one of them [mistakes], depending on the style.
"Well", you might be saying "I love this tile, why don't I just use it as an 'accent' on my kitchen backsplash'. You could, and here's what it looks like (above), but will you love it 5 years from now when the trend passes? That's the question I always ask, especially when it comes to tile which is not so easy to replace. I still prefer the look of clean.