If you really want to wipe the slate clean in your kitchen, upgrade to an oh-so-modern backsplash. Even though it may seem like a heavy material, black slate can actually result in a clean, polished, and fresh look that also adds eye-catching texture. Additionally, it tends to be inexpensive and more resistant to staining than marble or granite, which means you won't have to panic if a food fight breaks out.
Here are three brilliant ways to embrace a black slate backsplash in your kitchen.
1. Match it to your flooring.
2. Present a twist on traditional subway tile.
Even though we totally love white subway tile, we also equally love it when someone puts a twist on the tried-and-true classic. In this kitchen designed by the team over at Savvy Surrounding Style, subway tile takes a dark and mysterious turn to black slate. The backsplash serves as a focal point that ties in the black cabinetry and dark stone veining of the island.
3. Create a herringbone pattern.
To punch up the personality of your black slate backsplash, turn to a herringbone pattern — it'll look like an instant work of art. This Scandi-chic kitchen belonging to photographer Anitta Behrendt has flawless style thanks to the dramatic slate tile that meshes beautifully with black accents throughout and striking wood cabinetry.