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2017 Kitchen Countertop & Backsplash Trends

By on Dec 15, 2016
2017 Kitchen Countertop & Backsplash Trends

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Your kitchen says a lot about your style. There are many elements that work together to create your look. You must consider colors, finishes and materials used. Your countertop and backsplash are two kitchen focal points that greatly impact your kitchen décor.

Don’t let your outdated backsplash and countertops impact your kitchen décor. There are plenty of great trends in 2017 that can easily update your look for years to come. See a few of our favorite kitchen countertop and backsplash trends for the new year.

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Wood And Butcher Block Countertop

Countertop Trends

The countertop is probably the space you use most in the kitchen. From a quick breakfast to preparing a dinner for all, your countertop must not only look great but be functional. The average cost to install countertops is $2,705 but can vary by the material you choose. The trends in countertop material for the new year create that perfect mix of easy to use and beautiful décor.

Wood & Butcher Block Countertops

For the home chef, having a butcher block countertop is a dream amenity. Not only do they give a rustic, farmhouse look to the kitchen, but they are extremely functional. They allow the cook to cut, chop and dice directly on the countertop. As natural elements in the home is a hot trend in 2017, wood and butcher block countertops are a great choice for the kitchen. The average cost per square foot of butcher block countertop is between $39.87 and $56.30. Price can vary depending on the material you choose. From dark walnut to sustainable bamboo, you can choose the right material to match your style and budget.

Natural Stone Countertop

Natural Stone

In 2017, trendy décor depends on the materials used. If you’re looking to update your kitchen with a long-lasting material, natural stone is a great choice. Consider installing limestone countertops, which comes in a wide variety of colors and can be easily customized to fit your kitchen. Or choose classic marble countertops, which are great for those who love to bake. Be aware of the maintenance that comes with any natural stone countertop. The exact type of care varies by material, but the stone should be sealed and cleaned regularly.

Ceramic Tile Trends

Ceramic Tile Countertop

Bold colors are in this year. One way to get the look in your kitchen is with ceramic tile countertops. With a wide variety of tile options, you can choose the bold color that matches your cabinetry and appliances. Ceramic tile countertops are also budget-friendly as the average cost to install ceramic tile countertops is $5.60 per square foot. If you want to let your creativity shine in your kitchen, choosing ceramic tile will help you get your unique look.

Backsplash Trends

Backsplash Trends

If you’re not ready to update your countertop, a new backsplash can give your kitchen the look you desire. With your kitchen backsplash, you have the freedom to incorporate pops of color or new materials into the room. The price of a new backsplash largely depends on the material you choose. Here are a few hot backsplash trends for 2017.

Natural Stone Backsplash

Marble Tiles

If you want a unique look for your kitchen this year, marble tiles are the answer. Tumbled marble backsplashes come in a variety of finishes and colors. They can also be mixed and matched to add an additional style element. Tumbled marble tiles are often used in rustic kitchens. The average cost per finished square foot of tumbled marble backsplash is between $8.45 and $16.07.

High Backsplash


Oftentimes, backsplashes are found on the wall in the space between the cabinetry and the countertop. In 2017, we’ll see more backsplashes going higher, even to the ceiling! Consider framing a window with your backsplash, or around a larger cabinet.

Gray Backsplash Trend

Shades Of Gray

White subway tiles have been in for the last few years. While it’s still hot, it’s time to make room for gray. In any material, gray tile is making quite a comeback in the kitchen this year, being the neutral you need to be using right now. Small glass mosaic tiles in various shades of gray create a wonderful effect in your kitchen while allowing you to use bright and bold colors throughout. This is a neutral that’s bound to last.

2017 Kitchen Countertop & Backsplash Trends

What To Avoid

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With new trends emerging, we must say goodbye to a few. Soft pastel colors that have been in style the past few years are now on their way out. These include blues, yellows and greens. Fake wood is now a thing of the past, especially with the popularity of all natural materials this year. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel this year, be careful not to include these in your updates!


Your kitchen is one of the biggest investments you can make in your home. If you’re ready for a kitchen remodel in 2017, keep these trends in mind. Opt for natural materials for both your countertop and backsplash choices, utilizing bold colors wherever possible. You’ll have a kitchen update that’s perfect for your home.

Need more inspiration to update your backsplash? Read What To Consider When Choosing A Kitchen Backsplash.

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