Backsplash Tile Patterns

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Tiled backsplashes can come in any style or color. Tiles vary in size and shape as well and can reflect any personal style. Here are some ideas and tricks to spark kitchen inspiration.

Triangle Touch

Bold geometric tiles in soft blue, brown, and white provide a major focal point in the kitchen. The triangular-shape tiles make the backsplash anything but ordinary and help to modernize the space.

Handcrafted Look

A white backsplash with hand-painted tiles picks up the deep blue of the kitchen cabinets. By mixing blue accent tiles in with the white background, the kitchen gains a charming and handcrafted look.

Special Placement

What makes this backsplash stand out is how the tile was placed. Slivers of marble in three tones were installed vertically instead of horizontally. This style evokes an ultra-modern vibe that relates to the rest of the kitchen.

Splash of Color

A multicolor backsplash goes perfectly with the copper hood and accents throughout the kitchen. Dark chocolate, light neutrals, and bits of blue give the wall character and add color to the white kitchen.

Twist on a Classic

Sleek convex art tile forms a basket-weave pattern making this white backsplash anything but ordinary. The updated take on the traditional white subway tile is refreshing and coordinates perfectly with the rest of the modern kitchen.

Moroccan Inspiration

Moroccan-inspired ceramic tile creates an eye-catching patterned backsplash. Varying-sized shapes within the pattern keep the backsplash from overwhelming the kitchen.

Mini Mosaic

The mosaic backsplash in this space utilizes small multicolor tiles to make the wall come alive. A cool mixture of blues, grays, and whites are used in the tile work. The colors of the backsplash also complement the stainless-steel accents throughout the kitchen.

United Front

An early American style kitchen sports a herringbone pattern backsplash that accentuates the range. The use of beige-color tiles behind the range and in the rest of the backsplash leaves the room feeling united.

Mosaic Mix

A combination of dark and light glossy marble tiles help bring an edgy feel to this traditional kitchen. The colors of the tiles also help to create cohesion between the mix of white and black cabinetry. 

Chocolate-and-Cream Theme

Chocolate and cream marble tiles add visual interest to an otherwise all-white kitchen. The old-world patterned backsplash combines seamlessly with the rest of the traditional kitchen and gives the space an extra dose of character.

Color Separation

A color palette of yellow, gray, and white mosaic tiles gives this backsplash a sunny and relaxed vibe. A gray tiled square above the range sets the space apart from the rest of the kitchen.

Playful Pattern

Tiny glass mosaic tiles in shades of soft blues and grays make up an intricate herringbone pattern. The variation in color keeps the backsplash from feeling one-note. Brushed-nickel pulls on drawers and cabinets match the color palette of the backsplash.

Swirling Style

This focal point backsplash with sage-and-buttery-yellow ceramic tiles elevates the entire kitchen. The swirling pattern of the tiles mimics the design on the top of the range.

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