Kitchen Faux Backsplashes
Kitchen backsplashes are protective surface that protects walls from sink or stove splatters, but protective doesn’t have to mean dull and boring. There are many different backsplashes for your kitchen. If you do not want to spend a lot of money installing a backsplash for decoration only, create kitchen faux backsplashes. A kitchen faux backsplash is a backsplash designed to look as though it were made of a different material. A faux backsplash can be as effective as a traditional backsplash when done properly. Layering colors, adding shading and using a washable paint will provide a higher degree of protection to the kitchen walls. Consider a protective coating of polyurethane over the completed faux backsplash to preserve it and to make the surface easier to clean.
Faux tile backsplashes can be created with low-tack tape, a pencil, a ruler, and some paint. Draw a tile pattern and tape off the sections, leaving evenly spaced gaps for grout lines. Paint the walls a darker shade of the existing wall color and let it dry thoroughly before removing the tape. The effect will be light-colored tiles with darker colored grout lines. Creating a faux stone backsplash or a faux brick backsplash is similar to the tile method, but the shape of the sections and the colors used are altered to match the specific backsplash in question. Use a variety of oval and oblong shapes for a stone look and a traditional rectangle shape for a brick appearance.