In addition to being the place where meals are prepared and eaten the kitchen remains the social hub of most homes. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that many interior design choices begin here, in the kitchen, and work outward from this hub of family activity.A great way to refresh any kitchen is to update the backsplash, which is why the backsplash is making a comeback as an interior design trend today.To help you visualize what can be done with this often ignored area of such an important space, simply think of backsplashes as accessories for your client’s kitchens. This area presents you with a wonderful opportunity to use the blank space between the counters and cabinets to add a flair of personality and panache to your client’s new kitchen design.An innovative backsplash design offers you a wonderful chance to imprint your client’s vision and sense of style on one of the most used, most important spaces in their home.One of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to alter the look and feel of a kitchen is through the creative use of the backsplash. Here are five of our favorite trends in kitchen backsplashes, which we found at Pro.com.Natural Stone BacksplashNatural stone isn’t anything new in kitchens, but it’s becoming increasingly popular as a backsplash. Whether in an affordable tile pattern or easy-to-clean slab, stones like granite, marble and slate pair well with any kitchen. Feel free to mix it up. If you have stone countertops, they don’t have to match.Sustainable BacksplashYou can “go green” with an environmentally friendly backsplash without sacrificing style. Sea glass and recycled glass are just two of the options available to you. Beautiful mosaics have been created with bits of broken or leftover tile, and many stone yards have discounted slabs they can’t use for various reasons that would otherwise go to waste.Matching Wood BacksplashFor a fresh new look, look to wood. It’s no stranger to kitchen floors and cabinets, so using it as your backsplash brings in a forward-thinking take on the traditional material. It’s extremely interesting as a backsplash with the added benefit of being easy to install, and can be painted any color to accent your kitchen.Stainless Steel BacksplashIndustrial-chic is a current trend, and stainless steel is the perfect nod to it. It’s dramatic, durable, cleanable and comes in tiles or slabs so you can get whichever look you want.Wallpaper BacksplashDon’t shy away so quickly because this isn’t your grandmother’s wallpaper. Wallpaper is making a huge comeback with modern and fashionable styles, patterns and textures, and manufacturers aren’t leaving the kitchen out. You can easily find easy-to-clean vinyl wallpapers unique to your style.Have you noticed the comeback of the backsplash in your market? How have you used the backsplash to make a statement in the kitchens of your clients?