Look to the past for great ideas for multiple surfaces, sinks that are both beautiful and practical, and an explosion of materials for the backsplash. You’ll find butcher block and zinc, German silver as well as porcelain, and not only tile but also embossed tin.
There’s a new sophistication in the way tile is used in kitchens and bathrooms—particularly when the room is period inspired. We’re seeing not just neat backsplashes made of subway tile—in cream, green, even burgundy—but also art tile moving into these rooms. And plain tile is being used in unique ways.