Beadboard kitchen backsplashes

Beadboard kitchen backsplashes

Beadboard is a series of narrow wooden planks lined up vertically. Between each plank of wood is a small indentation or crest, also known as a “pearl”. Today, most beadboards come in long, monolithic panels that are easy to install and mimic the look of narrow vertical planks.

Beadboard is a very practical and beautiful choice for kitchen walls and/or ceilings as they are easy to clean. It can be stained or painted and is particularly suitable for farm, country or seaside kitchens. Beadboard brings a clean look to any room and is an easy way to add architectural detail to plain old walls. In addition to kitchen walls and ceilings, beadboard can also be used for kitchen splashbacks.

Ease of installation is one of the biggest advantages of backsplashes in the beadboard kitchen since you can use pre-made sheeting and your backsplash will take less than a weekend to install. Last but not least, the price of Beadboard Kitchen Backsplash is significantly lower compared to other options.

Select bead board

For one, you want to think about the width of the board and the depth of the bead. Wider boards will calm down in a busy, cramped kitchen, while narrower boards are a great choice when you need to tie a large space together. The deeper the bead, the more artisanal you become. Note, however, that even very deep grooves are difficult to clean.

Use color to add modern flair

You don’t have to stick to the traditional shades of white and cream when painting. You can paint your beadboard backsplash any color to enhance the theme of your kitchen interior and to match or contrast the color of your cabinets if you so desire. Try a dark beige, slate blue or mint green for a slightly country but edgy look.


Beadboard siding has the added benefit of less joint and mold hiding from your brush since there are no joints. The main reason against choosing a beadboard backsplash is that over time it can be prone to dirt, grime, grease, and food particles lodged in the grooves. Because wood is a bit delicate, stay away from the harsh cleaning products you may be using on your stovetop and countertops. Wipe down everything you can with a microfiber cloth, then use a water and vinegar solution to get really difficult areas with a toothbrush or small, soft brush to get between the cracks.

Overall, beadboard is great for kitchen splashbacks. This is a material with many advantages and it is easy to install yourself. Beadboard will add a cozy, rustic touch to your kitchen or make a bold statement with a contrasting colour.