10 Best Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
The luxe look of Carrara marble is a trend that’s here to stay—and it doesn’t have to be limited to countertops. Extend the marble up a wall for a clean backsplash that will make the kitchen your new favorite room in the house.
In a light-filled kitchen, especially one that looks out over the ocean, extra glossy subway tiles are the way to go. They reflect the changing sunlight at different times of day and can give off a delightfully new feel during every meal.
If your kitchen cabinets and island are already colorful in two contrasting shades, try a neutral backsplash. To keep a white tile from appearing stale, add in dark grout lines to help accentuate the pattern.
Stunner in Salmon
If you find a backsplash you love, repeat the tile underfoot to bring the look full circle. It can take on a playful tone as a punchy color or pattern, such as this retro tile whose cool factor is decidedly still hot.
An exposed brick wall makes for a rustic backsplash that adds a dash of natural color to your cooking space. Love the look but short on storage? Open shelving is the answer—and a stylish one at that.
For a truly wow-worthy backsplash, bypass upper cabinetry altogether to make way for an entire accent wall. This display of sage green tiles by Ann Sacks in a classic herringbone pattern is a nice contrast to its white surroundings.
Make a Splash
We love a pop of color in the kitchen, and a standout backsplash is the perfect place for this. It’s okay to keep the color contained on one wall if you reintroduce the color elsewhere in the room, such as in the octagonal pendant lights seen here.
Two Tone Blues
Feel free to tap into your creative side when choosing the color and pattern of your backsplash. Subway tiles, which could be considered ordinary on their own, take on a fresh new look when placed in a repeating stairstep pattern with azure and baby blue.