When converting a porch of an older home into a powder room, the owners decided to keep the rustic board siding exposed. No backsplash means paint has to protect the wood siding from water, so choose a tough, scrubbable paint with a high or semi-gloss sheen.
Pro: Limitless colors; simple look is charming
Con: Wall surface is exposed to splashes; joints behind the sink must be caulked
8 Bathroom Backsplash BeautiesWho’s the Fairest of Them All?
You’ll be looking fine with a wall-to-wall mirror that’s also a backsplash. A one-piece installation avoids seams, although you should caulk between the mirror and the vanity top. Use tempered glass for safety.
Pro: Stain- and waterproof; reflects ambient light; easy to clean
Con: Mirrors require constant cleaning; large, one-piece installations are heavy