Glass Tile Backsplash Inspiration

Kitchen backsplash
Glass tile has become one of the most popular materials for a kitchen backsplash. Care is simple, and glass can come in every color of the rainbow.

Pretty Blue Palette

Look to interlocking sheets of glass tile to create this four-tone backsplash. The colorful blue and gray linear tiles handsomely set off the pale wood tones of riftsawn-oak cabinetry. Run the backsplash to the ceiling to give the illusion of extended height.

Shimmering Statement

Provide a pop of sparkle on your range wall with glass mosaic tiles. Their iridescent surfaces make a shimmering statement when showcased on a single wall. Frame them with large white subway tiles to marry the past with the present.

Texture Play

Keep your kitchen remodel cost-efficient by shopping for glass backsplash tiles on sale. This pretty pairing of stone and glass mosaic tiles presents the perfect blend of texture and neutral color all for the low price of $140.

Watch our step-by-step guide to learn how to tile a backsplash.

How to Tile a Backsplash

Give your kitchen a new look with a DIY glass tile backsplash. It's easy with our step-by-step guide!

Modern Mix

Bring kitchen colors together with glass backsplash tiles that feature a medley of neutral shades. This showy backsplash of subway tiles incorporates gray hues found in the wall color as well as a pop of purple for a contemporary blend. 

Contemporary Comfort

Complement a contemporary kitchen with 2x2-inch glass mosaic tiles. The sleek backsplash tiles reflect light and soften this modern space while balancing the luster of aluminum upper cabinets.

Nothing but Neutral

A smart mix of stone and glass tiles form a stylish backsplash with natural texture. Choose sheets of linear glass tile with assorted sizes and a random pattern for visual variety, or opt for aligned tiles for a streamlined look.

Mirror Image

Defy kitchen size with an eye-catching glass tile backsplash. Flashy metal and glass mosaic tiles turn this range wall into a focal point while blending with open shelves. Keep the glamorous look from overwhelming a small space by continuing cabinetry panels onto appliances for a streamlined look.

Seaside Escape

Incorporate coastal color into your kitchen with shimmering tiles that mimic sea glass. Watery green glass subway tiles give this kitchen backsplash a handmade look. Black grout, topped with a lighter grout, creates vintage-style variations between the tiles. 

Learn how to grout a backsplash.

How to Grout a Backsplash

Learn how to grout a backsplash with our simple instructions for installation.

Gorgeous in Gray

Stacked monochromatic glass tile adds depth and interest to this hardworking space. The swoon-worthy gray backsplash provides a cool counterpoint to the kitchen's warm wood cabinetry.

Custom Look

Create elegant coastal style with a custom jewel glass mosaic backsplash. With tones of quartz and aquamarine plus a swirling pattern, the glass tiles invoke a serene sea setting and complement watery blue accents.

Glitzy Display

Square glass tiles on sheets of mesh are easy to install and can cover a large area quickly. In this kitchen, a glass mosaic with a hint of shimmer covers the kitchen from counter to ceiling, wrapping corners and creating a pretty background for colorful dishware. Hints of yellow-green are drawn out of the tile and accent the rest of the kitchen.

Plays Nice with Others

Two different kinds of glass tile abut in this kitchen, and the transition is easy. A similar color palette brings the glass tiles together, as does the material itself. Play with horizontal and vertical designs by creating a vertical arrangement when a horizontal one is expected.

All That Glitters

In this neutral kitchen, the glass tile grabs attention with an iridescent look. Moving around the kitchen, the tile glitters from every angle, creating an unexpected addition to the beige color scheme.

Versatile Application

The same glass tile used as a backsplash finds another home on the kitchen island. Even small mosaics work on the exterior of an island since they don't experience heavy wear.

Cool Tile

Subway-style glass tiles create a cool look in this kitchen. Light-color grout allows the tile to be the focal point, while the fresh blue color plays off the cool gray stone ledge and countertop. Because glass is versatile, don't be afraid to mix it with other materials in your kitchen.

Warm Backsplash

Colors found in nature can be reproduced in glass tiles. This backsplash brings earthy browns, golds, and shades of white to this kitchen, while creating drama against the neutral countertop.

Bold Announcement

Since glass tiles can be made into any color, go bold in your choice. The cabinets in this kitchen have a hint of redness in the wood grain, creating a jumping-off point for the dramatic red backsplash. If you choose a bold backsplash, keep the rest of the room simple. In this kitchen, countertops, utensils, and cabinet pulls are neutral stainless steel.

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