Isle of Palms Modern Cottage KitchenFarmhouse Kitchen, Charleston
Photo by: Warren Lieb
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The easiest way to get the look of real brick without having to accommodate its weight is to use a brick veneer, which is typically ¾ inch thick. The veneer on this backsplash is Thin Brick by Boral Stone in Tuscan Blend. It is a concrete-based product.“Sealants are not necessary on these products,” says Kris Knannlein of Boral Stone Answers. “However, if you choose to seal it, it must be a silane-based breathable sealer.” She warns that using a sealer may darken the color, slow the natural movement of moisture out of the brick and/or increase the possibility of efflorescence.Anatomy of a Brick Veneer Wall
Here's an example of a nice neutral gray-green that will work well with any other color you choose. It contrasts nicely with the warm wood floor and brown-orange brick in a fetching, soothing palette.