Jenn Todryk's Backsplash Recommendation Is Pricey But Very On-Trend

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If you're looking to update your kitchen backsplash, look no further than Jenn Todryk's recommendation of opting for a marble backsplash with a strong veining effect. In a blog post on her website, The Rambling Redhead, Todryk discussed why she liked the trend so much, sharing, "This trend [marble backsplash with visible veining] is taking off! While it is definitely one of the most expensive current trends (depending on what you're using for your countertop and backsplash) it is certainly stunning in the right design!"

The "No Demo Reno" star continued, "What appears to be seamless transition from countertop to backsplash reminds me of wallpaper as it naturally becomes the room's focal point." Marble used in the kitchen has been a major trend for a while now and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. From backsplashes to countertops, the high-end material is everywhere, and the latest iterations with bold veining certainly make a statement. If you want to achieve the marble look for yourself, there are several ways you can do so. From peel-and-stick tile to real marble, pricing, and how to style it, we've got everything you need to know about how to make the style work in your kitchen.

A marble backsplash can be pricey, but there are alternatives

On average, a marble backsplash will cost anywhere from $900 to $3,500. This includes installation costs. Factors like the size of your backsplash, the quality and design of the marble chosen, and your location will all come into play, but one thing is for certain: it definitely isn't cheap. Marble with lots of veining could also increase costs. Certain types of marble are generally more expensive — for example, Calacatta marble is significantly pricier than Carrara marble. Some types of marble vary widely in price, too. Statuario marble can start at $50 and go all the way up to $125 per square foot, not including installation, so we recommend shopping around to find the best price.

If the above prices aren't in your budget, try marble effect peel-and-stick tile instead. Peel-and-stick tile is perfect for a backsplash and is renter-friendly, meaning even those who don't own their property can hop on the trend. Styles like these chic veined marble tiles from Art3d will help you achieve the popular backsplash look without having to break the bank. Plus, we love that you can just take the tiles off if you want to change up the design of your kitchen in the future. 

Marble matches well with quite a few kitchen aesthetics

Now you know what to expect with pricing, you might be looking for inspiration on how to fit marble backsplashes into your kitchen. As Jenn Todryk shared in the same blog post, "I believe that this trend could be incorporated into any design or décor style but is most likely found in organic modern, midcentury, or modern farmhouse aesthetics." Modern farmhouse style, which combines several materials like wood and brick together, has a clean yet cozy appeal. A marble backsplash paired with wood countertops is a great way to tie into the trend, complete with either vintage or vintage-inspired appliances. Modern farmhouse additionally features lots of white, so we recommend opting for a traditional white marble backsplash with gray veining (or beige veining if you want a softer look).

If modern farmhouse isn't for you, midcentury is another style that marble fits well. Like modern farmhouse, midcentury features a lot of wood and sticks to a neutral color palette with small and deliberate splashes of colors, namely blue, green, orange, and yellow. Midcentury also mixes vintage pieces with modern ones, so a marble backsplash with vintage cabinets would definitely work. Generally speaking, if you're looking to update your kitchen, opting for a marble backsplash is a great way to do so.