If you’ve picked up a DIY magazine lately, you may have seen quite a few kitchen and bathroom designs where a portion of the wall behind the counter features an interesting and eye-catching design. This portion of the wall behind the counter is known as a backsplash. There are a lot of backsplash design ideas to choose from, some feature interesting mosaic patterns, or small interlocking tiles in the same color family. There are several rooms – kitchens, especially – that feature a painted backsplash, or sheet glass that’s been painted a solid color.

So what is a painted backsplash? And why should you consider getting one? 

painted backsplash is like having a beautiful picture hanging on the wall behind the counter that also protects the wall behind it from grease, oil splatter, or unintended water splashes from the sink. Glass is the perfect material to use since it’s easy to maintain and clean.

You can paint your kitchen backsplash a solid color, use a stencil, or even create the look of faux tiles using painter’s tape. A painted backsplash can add an ultra-modern look to the room it’s installed in, but all in all, it’s up to you whether you get one or not. The aesthetics and practical benefits of one certainly seem worth it.