Kitchen Backsplash Ideas: Tile Backsplash

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When it comes to designing a tile kitchen backsplash, your choices are unlimited! Find ideas and inspiration in these photos.

Statement in Green

Modern and full of movement, this unique chevron-like tile backsplash brings together shades of green. The green tiles play off of sage green wall paint and complement chic gray cabinetry.

Old-World Charm

Ceramic tiles in an old-world design bring character to crisp white cabinetry with leaded-glass door inserts and vintage details. The strip of cream and brown tiles complements the kitchen's neutral color palette and European styling.

Black and White Wonder

A backsplash of horizontal glass and marble tiles adds texture and visual interest to a contemporary kitchen full of sleek surfaces and hard edges.

Basics with a Twist

A basic white subway tile backsplash gets spiced up with a herringbone inset. Mixing a variety of white tiles creates a cohesive look that isn't jarring. The additon of a marble shelf offers the perfect spot to store oils and spices close to the range.

Modern Spin

Soft blue and gray glass tiles come together to create a traditional herringbone pattern with a modern spin. Stainless-steel appliances and white cabinetry meld perfectly with the dramatic backsplash.

Tranquil Tones

Small horizontal tiles in mushroom, white, and blue give this traditional kitchen a modern and tranquil twist. The high-sheen tiles sparkle and add shine to the entire space, making it feel lively.

Cues from Nature

Inspired by the sea, turquoise, blue, and aqua tiles bring this kitchen to life. Instead of simple rectangles, the tiles have an organic shape that makes the backsplash feel playful and modern.

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How to Tile a Backsplash

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Pearl Perfection

Mother-of-pearl tiles above the range add luster and light to the plain white subway tiles. The small tiles help to break up the large expanse of wall and add a fresh look to the kitchen.

Inspiration in Sight

Inspired by the blue pro-style range, a medallion-style mosaic in shades of blue is accented by a border of silver tiles. Surrounded by elegant marble tiles, this stylish combination makes this corner of the kitchen a showstopper.

Tiles in Relief

Neutral stone tiles are the perfect backdrop for rich copper tiles above the range. Intricate relief tiles are reminiscent of carved and chiseled stone, creating a timeless look in the traditional kitchen.

Speckled yet Simple

Speckled tiles in tones of copper give this backsplash a one-of-a-kind look that adds warmth and depth to this kitchen. Dark grout lines and the simple rectangular shape accentuate the modern theme in the space.

Airy Arabesque

Arabesque-style marble tiles feel light and delicate in this kitchen. The tonal tile treatment is subtle but draws attention.

Warm and Welcoming

The Spanish-style pattern on these backsplash tiles is the perfect match to the creamy cabinetry in this kitchen. Hues of harvest gold, mushroom, cream, and maroon come together to create a look that is warm and welcoming.

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