Tile Murals For Your Kitchen
Sink Splash - Stove Splash - Wall Decos - Floor Carpets
|The Kitchen is a traditional
place to display a mural.
Murals are normally place
behind the stove on the wall.
They can also be placed on
the wall behind the kitchen
sink. These are often referred
to as "Splash" murals.
The sink splash will be one of 3 shapes
A. Tall and narrow
B. Short and Wide
The width of the space will always match the
width of the stove. The height of the space is
effected by the type of hood used, the size of
the cabinets above, and by the height of the
back of the stove. Measure
space starting at the top of the stove back if it
has one.- not from the height of the counter top-
or like the one below- it will end up partially
The shape of the mural should
match the shape of the space. It
should be a minimum of 4"-6"
smaller than the space, or fill it
If you entertain guests while
cooking- be sure to place mural
high enough to see when there
are pots on the stove.
Ideally- your splash mural will have it's own lighting.
This can be achieved by having a tiny spot light installed
in the side of the cabinet- flush with the outside. . They
come as small as a nickel. directed at it either from the
celling above Kitchen murals rarely have their own light
source. Most light will come from the hood light or
ambient light from the room. If the mural is mostly only
visible when the hood light is on- install the mural
tipped back slightly- this will allow for more even lighting.
A mural placed behind the cook top will get
splattered with whatever your cooking. Oil
is what comes to mind- but there are
corrosive fluids such as vinegar and tomato
(acid). You need to have a mural that can
endure being scrubbed many times. Avoid
painted murals and the older type printed
murals. The paint will eventually peel off.
Wall Accents and Decos
It always looks great to have
a center piece mural with
accent decos placed in the
wall around the room- it ties
the room together.
|Same splash shown with 4
click image for larger view.
|POPULAR DESIGNS AND
|SHORT AND WIDE
|This mural fills the whole space
|This mural has a curved top to
match the shape of the glass
|Floor Carpet, Floor Murals
This mural was placed in the
kitchen floor. Tho is looks painted-
it's not. Its made up of over 100
cut pieces of ceramic and stone
Borders or Frames
Cut murals are pre installed on
backer the wall tile- borders and
frames can be used. Borders also
make the mural stand out from the
field tile- drawing focus to it.
Borders are a good way to draw
complement elements of the room
such as cabinet or wall colors.
Double borders- one thin, one
thick, are always appealing. Glass
in the border adds depth to the
finished look. Very classy!
Twin Palm Trees
All designs and photographs belong to Makena Tile Murals. Permission required to copy or otherwise reproduce my designs.
|Other names for tile murals:
Decorative wall art, mosaics, murals,
inlays, decorative tile