Our Best Ideas for a Bathroom Backsplash
Whether you prefer classic subway tile, rustic wood planks, or funky patterned wallpaper, a bathroom backsplash provides both protection and appeal. Find a material that fits your style and budget with these favorite ideas for a bathroom backsplash.
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Add interest to a half bath by blending an array of tile shapes and textures. In this powder room, stark subway tile contrasts beautifully with black hexagon mosaic tiles. The inexpensive tiles create a bold geometric statement on a budget.
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Wood Plank Walls
Horizontal painted wood planks are an inexpensive yet eye-catching bathroom backsplash solution, and lend cottage appeal to this beautiful blue room. Keep the rustic look contemporary with industrial-style lighting and a colorful vanity.
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Faux Concrete Finish
Complement a modern vanity with a hand-plastered backsplash made to mimic concrete. Troweling gray plaster created this handcrafted look; a strip of stainless steel provides protection. Pair with pops of green for a serene mix of earthy and industrial.
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Punch up a powder room with a wallpapered accent wall. This graphic orange paper provides a dramatic impact to the small bathroom. For the most protection, opt for vinyl-coated wallpaper, which can better withstand moisture, and products labeled "scrubbable."
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Pretty Penny Tile
Round penny tiles aren't reserved for the bathroom floor. Bring them up to your backsplash for a fun twist on tradition. Select a cream-color tile to warm up a small bathroom and complement earth tones.
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Dress up white subway tile with a natural oak or bamboo trim. Honey-color grout warms the traditional bathroom backsplash and complements a neutral color palette.
How to Tile a Backsplash
Incorporate color and pattern into your bathroom with an easy tile backsplash. We'll show you how!
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Make it Mosaic
Mosaic tiles come in large sheets, making them an easy DIY bathroom backsplash solution. Choose your favorite mix of colors or a shimmering glass finish for a look that is just your style. For this stunning yet simple backsplash, continue the tiles behind open shelves.
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Shimmering glass tiles grab attention in this updated take on tradition. The soft blue backsplash frames a modern vessel sink and wall-mount faucet for clutter-free design with a calming pop of color.
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A crisp white backsplash made with large-scale ceramic tile sparkles against a dark wood vanity. Clean white grout completes the streamlined symmetrical pattern that continues in the slate floor beneath.
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Bold Black and White
Spice up a quiet countertop with an eye-catching black and white backsplash. The narrow glass liner tiles serve as a functional focal point behind the contemporary vanity.
How to Grout a Backsplash
Put the perfect finishing touch on your bathroom backsplash with our tips for applying grout.
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Classic Beaded Board
White beaded board is budget-friendly, durable, and so simple to install. Use it to panel the wall behind your bathroom's vanity for splash-resistant cottage style.
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Linear glass mosaic tiles add visual interest to a wall of limestone wainscoting. A durable, eco-friendly laminate rail that matches the clean-line vanity separates and showcases the neutral bathroom backsplash.
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Small-Scale Subway Tile
Switch things up, and select petite subway tiles. The small-scale tiles provide extra texture thanks to additional grout lines. To visually expand a small bath, extend the neutral backsplash to the ceiling.
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Fair and Square
A light blue backsplash made with square glass tiles adds visual depth above this warm wood vanity. The subtle splash of color is an unexpected update to its contemporary concrete countertop.
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Rustic Wood Planks
Make a country-style statement with 1x6-inch wood boards cut from 8-foot lengths. Install the planks to one wall, then apply a light gray stain for added texture. A granite countertop brings out the rustic tones of the bathroom backsplash.
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Pop of Color
Create a seaside escape in the comfort of your home with a bold blue backsplash. With varied shades of soft powder and deep navy, the beautiful linear tiles evoke deep, soothing waters and pair well with the soft gray veining of marble-framed mirrors.
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Global InfluenceMoorish elements, like a shapely tiled backsplash wall, can help transport your bathroom abroad. The arabesque tile pattern complements a curved vanity mirror and resembles Moroccan architecture.