The backpslash made from a single slab of marble lends a touch of drama and a slightly-modern edge to this traditional kitchen. Without the grout lines between individual tiles, this option makes clean-up a breeze. Check with your countertop fabricator for stone options.
3 of 9Photo: Eric Boman
Take a tip from this kitchen and stretch your backsplash to every corner of the wall. A neutral color palette keeps the pattern from overwhelming the space.
4 of 9Photo: Rick Lew
This kitchen’s metallic subway tiled backsplash has an ultra-chic vibe while maintaining functionality.
The floor’s geometric tiles are not only stunning, but durable. The dark color helps disguise dirt, and any imperfections from wear and tear.
6 of 9Photo: Tria Giovan
This kitchen is a study in contrast. From the recycled ceramic tile backsplash, to the durable stainless steel appliances, to the gray-washed hardwood floors, and the clean white cabinets, each surface contributes a unique texture to the overall scheme. In other words, mix, don't match.
7 of 9Photo: Linny Morris
For a one-of-a-kind kitchen, you must think outside the big-box stores. This kitchen feels airy and luxurious thanks to the unique metal cabinets and tile that resembles seaglass.
8 of 9Photo: Rick Lew
Make it Sparkle
Using an opalescent backsplash in this outdoor bar area lets the sun perform a natural light show as it bounces off the tiles.
9 of 9Photo: Colleen Duffley
Go with the Grain
The countertops and floors of this kitchen are kept minimal to make way for the reclaimed red gum wood cabinets. The natural pattern of the grain is a statement in and of itself.