Colorful Backsplash Ideas

Create a kitchen that wows with these innovative ideas for a colorful backsplash. It's all in the details -- mixed materials, clever color schemes, and smart designs will help your room shine.

Earthy Accents

Fuse your kitchen's palette with a multicolor backsplash. The dark chocolate, neutral, and blue tiles unify the earthy colors found throughout this home's cabinetry and countertops for enduring appeal.


Shimmering Blues

Glass mosaic tiles help this kitchen to truly sparkle. The mix of blue, brown, and green in the colorful backsplash picks up natural lighting that illuminates laminate cabinetry with frosted-glass doors.

Pop of Pattern

Reimagine your kitchen with colorful statement tile. This Moroccan-inspired ceramic backsplash bridges the gap between upper and lower cabinets in different hues.

In a hardworking kitchen, a backsplash is an ideal opportunity to add a little personality. See how pretty materials and unique installations can bring a fresh face to your kitchen.

One-of-a-Kind Backsplash Ideas

Bring personality to your kitchen with these distinctive backsplashes. Our creative ideas for materials, colors, and designs go beyond the basics for a room that is uniquely you.

Primary Colors

Go bold with clean-lined tiles that marry fun and function. To achieve this colored backsplash, cut rows of red and yellow from 12x12-inch sheets of glass mosaic tile.

Golden Glow

Give your kitchen a burst of glitz with shimmering metallic finishes and flashy textured tiles. This backsplash's wall-to-wall size and golden geometric pattern make tried-and-true mosaic tiles feel fresh and fabulous.

Colored Glass

The back of this glass backsplash and countertop are painted blue for big impact. The bold color throws in a bit of surprise to an all-white kitchen and can be carried into the breakfast area.

Bold and Bright

A knockout wall of gleaming persimmon subway tile makes an arresting visual in this contemporary kitchen. With such a strong design statement, little else is needed.

Seaside Escape

Serene blue, white, and gray hues inspired by the sea flow from the ceiling to the countertop in this relaxed kitchen. The colorful backsplash complements the simple beauty of the home's wood-clad walls.


Herringbone Hues

Fun meets functional in this bright kitchen backsplash. Open shelves emphasize the zigzag pattern and compelling colors of the ceramic tiles.

Shades of Blue

For a backsplash that's anything but basic, combine a variation of blue, black, and white hues. The easy kitchen color update complements a diverse collection of countertop and wall palettes.

Slated Red

Different tones of deep red give a bricklike effect to this burgundy backsplash. The dark matchstick tiles juxtapose light cherry finishes for visual punch.

Sandy Splash

A backsplash that features a mix of tones and textures spices up this kitchen's otherwise neutral palette. The earthy glass mosaic tiles run to the ceiling to create the illusion of height in a small space.

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