Looming Lofty

Is your kitchen or bath vertically challenged? Reach new heights in backsplash bliss by going countertop–or floor–to ceiling. This design trend creates a new sense of height and space in the kitchen or bath. The big trend in tile for 2013 is the Chevron pattern. Glass backsplashes are hot as well. Backpainted glass is easy to match with any kitchen, and the solid, smooth surface is a breeze to keep clean.

Left: This glass mosaic backsplash adds texture and color to a serene kitchen design. Running the tile all the way to the ceiling creates a dramatic effect.

Below: Although this mosaic doesn’t reach the ceiling, itreates impressive height behind the bathtub and flows into the shower connecting the two spaces.