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Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

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Vertical shiplap is a popular trend in home design and has gained popularity in recent years. It is a stylish and classic yet design that can be used in various ways to add a unique touch to your home's interior. One of the most exciting ways to use vertical shiplap is as a kitchen backsplash. This style can be used to achieve a variety of different looks. From rustic to contemporary, and it is an excellent way to add texture and depth to your kitchen.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Home of U and Me

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

We have a large pantry behind our kitchen that has cabinets and a quartz counter. We decided not to add tile backsplash. Instead, we used vertical shiplap as our backsplash and I absolutely love the results!

Here is how our pantry turned out with the vertical shiplap for the backsplash. It was a project that took about a day total and I love how it looks!

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!
Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

photo via Pure Salt Interiors

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Studio Dearborn

When it comes to using vertical shiplap as a kitchen backsplash, there are many factors to consider. First, you'll need to decide on the type of shiplap you want to use. There are many different types of shiplap available, including wood, metal, and vinyl. Each type has its own unique style and benefits. It's essential to choose the one that best fits your home's decor and your personal style.

Vertical Shiplap

We used vertical shiplap in our previous home and loved the look. We did a half wall in our powder bath.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Maison with Coco

Once you've chosen your shiplap material, you'll need to decide on the direction of the planks. As the name suggests, vertical shiplap is installed vertically, instead of the traditional horizontal orientation. This creates a unique look that can add height to your kitchen and make it feel more spacious. It's also a fresh take on the traditional horizontal shiplap.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Penny and Pearl Design

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

I love the natural tones in this next kitchen. So gorgeous!

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Black Birch Homes

Versatility

One of the benefits of using vertical shiplap as a kitchen backsplash is that it is incredibly versatile. You can use it to create a variety of different looks. Depending on the type of shiplap you choose and the way you install it.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Provencial Farm Touch

For example, if you want a rustic look, you could choose a natural wood shiplap and install it with visible gaps between the planks. This will create a weathered, aged look that is perfect for a farmhouse-style kitchen.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

photo via Pure Salt Interiors

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

Vertical Shiplap Benefits

Another benefit of using vertical shiplap as a kitchen backsplash is that it is relatively easy to install. You can do it yourself with a few basic tools and some patience. However, if you're not comfortable doing it yourself, you can always hire a professional to do it for you.

We installed our own vertical shiplap in our kitchen. The most difficult part was cutting around the existing kitchen cabinet molding. Another great benefit is that it is less expensive than tile. We received a quote for tile in our butlers pantry and it was over $2,500. We spent right around $250 for shiplap and paint. I'd say that's saving quite a bit of money!

Vertical shiplap can also be easy to clean as long as use the right paint. We used Sherwin Williams Pure White in a Semi Gloss in their Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

photo via Pure Salt Interiors

Installation Tips

When installing vertical shiplap as a kitchen backsplash, it's essential to ensure that it is properly sealed. This will help prevent water damage and make it easier to clean. You can use a clear sealant to protect the shiplap and make it more durable.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

photo via Pure Salt Interiors

For paint, we used Sherwin Williams Pure White (which we had in our previous homes interior and exterior). We used a semi-gloss sheen for the shiplap planks in their Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel. We painted them prior to installation.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

photo via Pure Salt Interiors

In addition to being a stylish and practical choice for a kitchen backsplash, vertical shiplap has other benefits as well. For example, it can help to insulate your kitchen and provide some extra soundproofing.

image via Sims Hilditch

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Kowalske Kitchen and Bath

Vertical Shiplap Accent Wall

Here are a couple of kitchen designs that use vertical shiplap on an accent wall. This is a fun way to add texture to your kitchen as well without it being a backsplash.

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Vivir Design

Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!
Vertical Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash - 25 Ideas You Will Love!

image via Kin and Kasa

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Overall, vertical shiplap is an excellent choice for a kitchen backsplash. It is stylish, versatile, and easy to install. It's the perfect choice for anyone looking to update their kitchen's look.

Whether you're going for a rustic, farmhouse-style look or a sleek, contemporary design, vertical shiplap is sure to add a unique touch to your home's interior. So why not give it a try and see what it can do for your kitchen? Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below or DM me on Instagram!

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