One of the design details that I find people struggle with is backsplash. Because of the nature of backsplash, it is on a vertical surface, it captures the eye very prominently. The first thing you have to do is decide if you want anything on the wall at all. We never recommend your countertop going to plain drywall. The reasons for this are mostly sanitary: your drywall is going to get scratched and dirty without some kind of protection on it. At its basic function, this is what backsplash is designed for.
At Washington Marble & Granite, a 4” granite or marble backsplash is what we recommend on a