Neutral Backsplash Ideas

Energize your kitchen with a neutral backsplash that accentuates the room's finishes. With showstopping ideas for natural stone, tile, and stainless steel, these neutral backsplashes will make your kitchen the best place to entertain.

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  • Regal Elegance

    A gorgeous marble backsplash plays up the violet accents found throughout this high-style kitchen. The neutral wall space separates the room's gray glazed cabinetry while providing protection behind the range. 

  • Classic with a Twist

    Selecting a neutral backsplash allows for playful choices in other kitchen fixtures and accessories. The gray, black, and white oval tiles in this wow-worthy backsplash provide a modern take on traditional penny tile. 

  • Stylish Symmetry

    Geometry rules in this contemporary kitchen. A backsplash of shape-shifting iridescent glass tiles brings calming colors to the cooktop and adds movement to a room filled with right angles.

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  • Traditional Meets Modern

    Gray tones and earthy shades combine in this neutral glass mosaic backsplash. The shiny tiles continue the kitchen's theme of presenting traditional finishes in contemporary ways. 

  • Dramatic Design

    Bring a hint of drama to an otherwise quiet color scheme with a neutral mosaic backsplash. The off-white tile plays off the gray marble countertops and draws the eyes to its intricate sunburst pattern.

  • A Touch of Glamour

    Iridescent, neutral mosaic tile forms a unifying backdrop for a mix of light and dark cabinets. The pearlescent backsplash energizes the kitchen with glamorous shine.

  • Pretty in Pale

    Less dressy than glass but with a high-gloss finish, these ceramic tiles were custom-cut and installed in a running bond pattern. The neutral backsplash creates a mosaic look that is more timeless than trendy.

  • Subtle Sparkle

    An iridescent backsplash adds a touch of shine to this lakefront kitchen. The shimmery high-gloss tiles give an enchanting quality to the true-blue room.

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    Easygoing Grays

    Eye-catching gray-veined soapstone adds rustic charm and a visual balance to a mostly white palette. The low-maintenance, dry-treated material continues onto the counters and sink of this hardworking kitchen.

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    Magnificently Monochrome

    A mix of metal and glass tiles complement open shelves of the same palette. The nontraditional spin on neutrals provides a glamorous background for a few carefully curated rustic accessories. 

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    Set in Stone

    The stacked-limestone backsplash in this contemporary kitchen spans the width and height of the range wall to create a warm and comforting contrast with the adjacent sleek surfaces. A chandelierlike range hood serves as a focal point and contrast to the wall treatment. 

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    Seamless Shine

    The contrast of a simple stainless-steel backsplash and dark cabinetry enhances this condo's contemporary vibe. The sleek hardware was installed horizontally to accentuate the kitchen's linear symmetry.

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    French Flair

    The ornate mosaic tile installation above this cooktop evokes country French style with an edge. The focal point delivers flourishes of pink that pick up the color of the kitchen's window shades.

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    Warm and Subdued

    Save on costs with a neutral ceramic backsplash that extends just above the sink and stove. A rail of smaller, earth-tone tiles give life to the streamlined space. 

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    The New Classic

    Soften linear surfaces with the movement of an arabesque-style backsplash. The artistic tiles create a focal point behind the range and provide a playful update to a classic backdrop.

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    Relaxed and Rustic

    Bring the outdoors inside with a weathered brick backsplash. The earthy texture adds an organic, loftlike quality to the cottage-style cabinetry of this kitchen.

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    Lovely and Light

    Classic subway tiles with a gray marbled effect take this kitchen remodel from dull to dazzling. The fresh and versatile neutral backsplash allows for a bright high-gloss cabinet color.

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    Coastal Cottage

    Allow a blue-and-white kitchen color palette to stand out with a subdued concrete backsplash and painted shiplap siding. Incorporate locally gathered seashells into the concrete for a custom finish.

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    Noticeably Neutral

    In the absence of color, there's a surplus of style in this delightfully detailed old-world kitchen. Wide bands of limestone frame a tumbled-travertine mosaic backsplash for a collected yet cohesive look.

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    Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

    Transform your kitchen with one of these stylish backsplash ideas. With backsplash ideas for tile, stone, glass, ceramic, and more, you're sure to find a kitchen backsplash design that fits your style and budget.
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