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