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Kitchen Backsplash Photos

Get inspired by these one-of-a-kind backsplash photos and let your kitchen's backsplash design take center stage. Beyond basic white tiles, homeowners are incorporating metal, glass, and hand-painted tiles, as well as mixing materials to find the perfect combination for their kitchen.


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    • Variation of Hues

      Earthy shades of marble tile make up the basksplash in this contmporary kitchen. The variation of color from the backsplash creates just enough drama without straying too far from the home's neutral palette. Larger tiles make the backsplash feel a bit more modern and coincide well with stainless steel appliances and sleek cabinetry hardware.

    • Cozy Copper

      This kitchen designer creates a warm and welcoming space by using custom-cut glass tiles backed with copper. The result enhances the kitchen's cozy color palette.

    • All-White Wonder

      A custom hood with metal accents draws the eye in and breaks up a predominantly white wall. Cream tiles behind the range are situated in an arabesque pattern and contrast horizontal subway tiles on the rest of the wall. This kitchen shows how, with smart decisions, white doesn't have to be boring.

    • Mediterranean Mosaic

      Use your backsplash choice to establish your kitchen's style. Here, a marble mosaic incorporates Mediterranean colors and patterns in a trompe l'oeil creation, complementing the Tuscan-style home's old-world look.

    • Scene Stealer

      In a U-shape kitchen with little wall space, the range offers the only opportunity to make a statement with backsplash tile. Echoing the neutral hues of its surroundings, the recycled-aluminum tile acts as a dramatic accent.

    • Layered Look

      Yellow limestone mosaic tiles form the base of the backsplash in this European-inspired kitchen. The bronze liner bar above them complements the copper range hood while slate tile in a romantic harlequin pattern adds subtle color

    • Sophisticated Style

      A sophisticated color palette of chocolate and vanila makes this kitchen stand out. The matchstick tile backsplash shimmers and has a modern, sleek vibe. Chocolate tiles pick up on black and brown veining in the granite countertop as well and stay in line with the rich feel the rest of the kitchen has. With a backsplash like this, there's no wonder why the kitchen is called the heart of the home.


    • Nontraditional Arrangement

      Cream backsplash tiles echo the color of the ceiling beams in this traditional kitchen. The bronze-hue accent tiles have metallic qualities that add a hint of shimmer.

    • Depth & Dimension

      Use depth to add dimension to your backsplash. This distinctive cast-iron fireback creates a focal point that contrasts with the colorful patterned tiles, creating a noticeable relief effect.

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      See a Backsplash Go Up

      Watch this step-by-step video and see how easy it is to tile your own backsplash!

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      Mixing Materials

      In this kitchen, the backsplash features a myriad of traditional choices, such as subway tile, marble, and glass. Above the range, an eye-catching inset of marble and glass tiles dresses up the neutral space.

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      Backsplash in Motion

      Energize a kitchen with a backsplash design that sets the room in motion. A colorful mosaic of shimmery copper and glass tiles creates a feeling of movement.

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      Marble Medley

      Choosing one material for the backsplash doesn't limit you to a monotone look. Adding style to a wall of subway tile, the recessed area around the pot filler faucet is a mosaic of marble pieces and the frame is molding tile.

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      Vertical-Tile Backsplash

      Many backsplashes have a horizontal orientation, but you can still use tiles to add vertical tilt. The rectangular putty-tone tiles on this backsplash are set vertically, an upright approach that makes the kitchen seem taller and more spacious.

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      Spice Up Subway Tile

      Can't decide between two backsplash looks you love? Find room for both! This design blends traditional white subway tile over the range with graphic wallpaper in a cool blue, creating an unexpected and modern combination. 

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      Beaded-Board Backsplash

      Nothing says cottage style like beaded board, but remember that wood coverings aren’t always ideal if a backsplash takes a lot of splashing. 

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      Sleek & Seamless

      Choosing the same material for the countertops and backsplash creates a clean, uniform look that works especially well in contemporary kitchens. Here, classic marble serves as a stellar partner to modern white cabinets and stainless-steel hardware. 

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      Delft Detailing

      A backsplash doesn't have to knock you over the head to be a knockout. This one is subtle -- hand-painted squares patterned in delicate delft designs that are centuries old.

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      Bold Design

      Found in Mexico, the hand-painted tiles featuring peacocks bring international flair to this suburban kitchen. The rows of accent tiles were made in Mexico but bought locally and pull the kitchen’s color scheme together.

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      Great Reflections

      With a beautiful view just beyond the kitchen, the designer recommended using large panels of glass for the backsplash to reflect the leafy views. Not only does the glass accentuate the beautiful outdoors, cleanup couldn’t be simpler.

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