backsplash

noun
back·​splash | \ ˈbak-ˌsplash \

Definition of backsplash

: a vertical surface (as of tiles) designed to protect the wall behind a stove or countertop

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The surfaces can be customized by color, size, and shape and used in a range of applications, from tabletops to backsplashes to bathroom vanities. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Company Is Making Gorgeous Terrazzo Furnishings Out Of Recycled Marble," 11 Dec. 2018 McDermott and Gatewood chose the skinny glass tile backsplash and bold orange stools. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "Sisters build a relaxed summer retreat in coastal Maine," 15 June 2018 The floors are oak and the granite countertops are paired with a tile backsplash. Margaret Demarino, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 24 Northfield, West Hartford," 30 Nov. 2017 The kitchen range and hood are by Thermador, the custom island is of cherry with an oak butcher-block countertop, the stools are by Christian Liaigre, the backsplash tiles are by Pewabic Pottery, and the pendant lights are by Niche. Peter Terzian, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Ken Fulk Creates A Montana Guesthouse That's The Ultimate Winter Getaway," 17 Nov. 2016 The band Rhythm Collective from Élan Artists served for the night's entertainment, even having brought their own dreamy draped white backsplash to help set the mood for the latter part of the evening. Carley K, Harper's BAZAAR, "Samantha & Jonathan Glass' Oceanfront Wedding in Playa Del Carmen," 23 Mar. 2017 Color statements can make an appearance on counters or backsplashes as flecks of vibrant or reflective color, H-Millard says. Jura Koncius, The Seattle Times, "Sick of all-white kitchens? Here are six ways to spice things up," 16 Oct. 2018 Separate subway tile and beadboard backsplashes also add to the farmhouse vibe, which comes full circle with the inclusion of white cabinets and galvanized pendant lights. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Tamera Mowry's Napa Valley Home Has the Most Amazing Farmhouse Kitchen," 13 July 2018 The interiors, for example, feature graphic tiling on the kitchen floor and backsplash and modern furniture that contrast with the exposed stone walls and the overall rough-hewn aspect of the original home. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Renovated courtyard house is all about indoor-outdoor living," 11 June 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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