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The primary purpose of a kitchen backsplash is to protect the wall from liquids, usually water. But it also serves as the decor focal point after your kitchen renovation. It defines the style of your work area, radiating your personality and reflecting the mood and feel of your cooking space.

From clean minimalist to chic vintage, there are countless design and style options to choose from. What is most important is to choose a style that makes you happy. This is what matters most after all. Do not be afraid to test out unique and even outrageous options. Remember that this is something that will be a central defining aspect to your overall theme.

Also important to remember is that your choice of backsplash has to blend in with the existing décor. You need to create a harmony from the work area, to the countertops, to the walls and even the floor. This collaboration of color and texture is essential to the function and aesthetics of your cooking space.

If choosing the right backsplash seems too difficult a task, worry not, we have some amazing inspirations for you. In this article, we have brought together amazing kitchen tile backsplash ideas to get you started.

ARTISAN

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Everyone will adore this artistic kitchen, which appears practical and functional. The backsplash is constructed of handcrafted, matte-heath ceramic tiles. The kitchen design by Fivecat Studio | Architecture is excellent.

STACKED TILES

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Everyone would concur that this kitchen design appears simultaneously comfortable and minimalist. The backsplash of this Scandinavian kitchen comprises a sizable number of stacked black-honed tiles. This kitchen design by ANNA CARIN Design is excellent and straightforward.

ECLECTIC

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Do you desire an eclectic kitchen design that is both practical and natural-looking? This excellent kitchen design with a wooden motif was created by Alison Besikof Custom Designs. Beautiful handmade tiles from Mercury Mosaics were used for the backsplash.

TRANSITIONAL

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Do you desire a transitional kitchen layout with a dining area? This kitchen design by Jennifer Worts Design is extremely sleek and bright and appears to be quite costly. For the backsplash, honed calacatta subway tiles in a variety of sizes.

MID-CENTURY

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Do you desire a transitional kitchen layout with a dining area? This kitchen design is extremely sleek and bright and appears to be quite costly. For the backsplash, honed calacatta subway tiles in a variety of sizes. That design by La Dwelling is excellent.

BLUE OPAL

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Everyone will concur that this is a fantastic kitchen design ideal for fans of the color blue and aquatic life. Howells Architecture + Design created this amazing design. Blue Opal is a backsplash tile made by Heath Ceramics in Sausalito, California.

COPPER

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Everyone would concur that this is such a conventional and pricey style that simultaneously appears timeless and sophisticated. A local metal fabricator created this stunning copper backsplash—what a fantastic design from Group3.

PORCELAIN

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Do you desire a practical and straightforward design from Laura Burton Interiors? Everyone will adore this porcelain kitchen design since it appears clear and cheerful. This Porcelanosa porcelain backsplash tile is gorgeous.

CONCRETE

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Everyone would undoubtedly concur that this is the ideal kitchen design because it is simple and elegant. The backsplash in this modern kitchen was specially made to complement the island countertop. Haus Concrete Surfaces did a great job with this design.

METAL

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This open and airy kitchen layout is sure to be a hit with all the family members. This K+ARchitects-designed kitchen is the epitome of sleek, contemporary style and enough storage space. The backsplash in this industrial kitchen is made of stainless steel.

How to Choose a Kitchen Backsplash

Choosing the right backsplash involves many decisions. First, you need to decide what types of tiles you want. Then, you still have to find a nice design that fits your needs while also creating the perfect décor for you. Here are some tips that you will find most helpful.

1. Picking the Right Tile

There are several tile materials to choose from; glass, ceramic, porcelain, marble, granite and even metal. One big factor in deciding which tile material to go for is cost. If you are on a budget, the best options include porcelain and ceramic. If you are able and willing to spend a bit more, you might want to consider more expensive options such as marble, granite, and glass.

The issue of style is not as important nowadays when choosing between various tile materials. Thanks to technology, even ceramic tiles can be designed to resemble marble or even a metal surface. This is beneficial when you want a specific look but at a cheaper price.

QUARTZITE

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Want a well-designed kitchen that is both stylish and contemporary? This design by KSI Kitchen & Bath looks refined and well-organized. This transitional kitchen’s backsplash is made of Ledgestone quartzite.

BRASS TILES

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Everyone will concur that this kitchen design, with its green and brown color scheme, is excellent and lovely. This design is perfect and vibrant. Chinese manufacturers produce brass backsplash tiles. This design by Woods of London Ltd. is amazing.

HAND CRAFTED

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This article’s conventional kitchen design is the one that stands out the most. It has a very classic and traditional appearance at the same time. In this Arts & Crafts kitchen, the North Prairie Tile is warm and quaint, handcrafted. This design by Full Circle Construction Inc. is amazing.

SUBWAY

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Everyone will concur that the combination of brown and gray is so elegant and cozy. The longer subway tiles blend well in this more contemporary setting. In this kitchen and dining design by Eskuche Design, everything appears quite nice.

2. Tile Design

Tiles come in so many cuts, colors, and styles. Here are just a few examples;

  • Diagonal tile – tiles come in a diagonal cut, giving your backsplash a unique look. Note that you will require more tiles than usual when tiling kitchen backsplash. Additionally, diagonal tiles tend to cost more.
  • Laser cut tiles – because of their intricate designs and patterns, these tiles are cut using laser technology. Different pieces are joined like a jigsaw puzzle, resulting in an elaborately designed backsplash. Laser cut tiles tend to be quite pricey.
  • Subway tiles – these are some of the most popular backsplash tiles. They are named after the tiles used in most subway stations. They create a classic and clean cut look.

Other types of vintage tiles designs include hand-painted tiles, specialty-shaped tiles, herringbone tiles, and mosaic tiles.  You can take a look at our project portfolio for more home remodeling inspiration.

With so many options to choose from, we recommend that you compare some before you make a decision. Start from our images of kitchen backsplashes. See what your local home store has to offer. In time, you will find a design that is perfect for your kitchen.

MID-CENTURY

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Everyone would concur that this kitchen’s design appears both contemporary and light. Oval Dimensional Tile by Heath Ceramics. In this modern setting, everything is so spotless and clear. This design by Flavin Architects is quite pretty.

DOVE GRAY

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You want your kitchen and dining room to appear excellent and seem current simultaneously. You would never get bored of this kitchen and dining space, created by Designs of the Interior. The gorgeous soft hue and fantastic backsplash design.

PENNIES

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Pennies! Kvsmintcointile.com sells pre-made penny tile sheets. Alternatively, several firms produce metallic mosaic tiles. So vibrant and exciting. Everything about this kitchen design by Superior Woodcraft, Inc. exudes elegance and refinement.

SHADES OF GREEN

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Want a well-designed kitchen that pops with all the many tones of green? This kitchen design is excellent and ideal for someone who loves the environment. This design is a little more fascinating because of the different styles of one hue. This interior design by Mary Ann Downey Interior Design is excellent.

3. Mixing and Matching

As we mentioned before, achieving harmony is an important part of choosing your kitchen backsplash. You need to think of how your chosen tile design will go with your countertops, floor, walls and even appliances. In our article for example, you will find that kitchen backsplashes with white cabinets are quite common.  A great example is from this kitchen remodel portfolio, take a look.

There are two things you can do when mixing and matching. One, you can choose a design that matches the surrounding décor. For instance, blue tiles would blend perfectly with grey cabinets. A white tiled backsplash would match up very well with black countertops and so on. Two, you could opt for a design that sharply contrasts the existing décor and acts as a standout style, stealing away most of the attention to itself. Mosaic and hand painted tiles tend to have this effect. You could also choose something like bright red tiles against a white wall and white countertops.

GRAY SUBWAY

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I love this kitchen design by Traci Connell Interiors. The custom cabinets are nice and not overdone–make the gray backsplash stand out. Love the choice of turquoise and yellow accents, and the lights are amazing! I wish I lived in Dallas and could afford to hire Traci!

FUN MOSAIC

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Everyone would concur that this attractive and colorful kitchen design is for people who enjoy bold hues and creative accents. In this Ventana Construction LLC design, everything exudes warmth and inspiration. You can’t help but smile when you see this cheerful and fun mosaic kitchen.

HERRINGBONE

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Do you long for a kitchen that is both traditional and elegant? The Verner Architects‘ timeless elegance in this kitchen design brings out the best in its bright, attractive aesthetic. The herringbone pattern on this backsplash is stunning.

STAGGER GLASS

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No one can deny that this is a universally accepted style for today’s kitchens since it’s so ubiquitous. The kitchen backsplash with akdo glass tiles is spotless and modern. When presented in Molly Frey Design‘s excellent style, everything looks amazing.

4. Backsplash Height

This is another important decision you need to make as it affects the overall style of your kitchen. While most homeowners opt for the standard countertop-to-cabinet height, you could decide to be more radical and go for a full height backsplash. This creates a more attention-gobbling focal point for the kitchen.

5. Installing Kitchen Backsplash

If you decide to install kitchen backsplash yourself, here are some simple tips.

  • Plan your layout. This includes determining your preferred backsplash height and the total area to be covered. This will help you calculate the number of tile you will need.
  • After making sure the wall is completely clean, apply thin set mortar or mastic adhesive according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Make sure to purchase a great tile saw, then measure and cut tiles.  Be sure to place them carefully, making sure to hold them down to ensure they adhere. For larger or more complicated tile designs, we highly recommend you get a professional contractor.

Our photos showcase common backsplash ideas, kitchen backsplash trends, creative designs, and so much more. Hopefully, you have been inspired with some great ideas for your own kitchen. As you choose your preferred type of tile and tile design, remember that what matters most is choosing a style that will make you happy.

Too often, homeowners see the backsplash for just its practical benefits. But it can be so much more than that and the images above are proof. So what are you waiting for? Transform your drab and boring work area into a beautiful and unique space. For any help on choosing and installing kitchen backsplash, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

 

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