Copper Backsplash Ideas

Browse copper backsplash ideas, and get ready to add a durable, visually interesting backsplash to your kitchen design.


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Emilee Ramsier

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If you're looking to add a durable and visually interesting asset to your kitchen design, you may want to start by exploring the full range of copper backsplash ideas.

Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplash Options and Ideas

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Stainless Steel Backsplash & Red Kitchen Cabinets


Kim Alexandriuk

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) View original photo.

Modern Kitchen With Purple Wall, LED Lighting and Quartz Counter

Farmhouse Sink Area in Cottage Kitchen


Rustic Transitional Kitchen

Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash and Wine Racks

Old World Kitchen With Nailhead Accents

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) View original photo.


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Smoky Gray Subway Tile in White Kitchen


Elizabeth Tranberg

Contemporary Kitchen with Metallic Tile Backsplash

Green Glass Tile Backsplash in Modern Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen With Multicolor Tile Backsplash


Nomita Joshi Gupta



John Colaneri

Transitional Kitchen With a Stainless Steel Island and Green Backsplash


John Colaneri

Sleek Contemporary Kitchen With Photo Backsplash

Traditional Kitchen With Dark Wood Island

Black and White Kitchen With Stainless Steel Stove


Eclectic Kitchen With Stone Countertops and Exotic Pendant Lights


John Colaneri

Contemporary Black Metallic Kitchen With Red and White Bar Chairs

Eclectic Stone Bar With Blue Ceramic Backsplash

Red and Yellow Kitchen Backsplash


Traditional Kitchen With Stainless Steel Range and Yellow Tile Backsplash

Transitional Kitchen With Rustic Table

Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Backsplash & Espresso Cabinets

Neutral Kitchen With Gray Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Sparkling Espresso Bar


Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Room to Work

Gray and White Chef's Kitchen With Dot Backsplash

Orange Country-Style Kitchen With Open Shelving

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) View original photo.

Modern Kitchen With Wood Cabinets and Mosaic Backsplash


Dorothy Willetts

Detail of Kitchen Range and Microwave UO 2011

Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash


Barney Maier

Cream & Brown Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash



John Colaneri

Kitchen With Teal Mosaic Tile Wall

Spacious Gray-Blue Transitional Kitchen


Photo By: Andrew Bruah

Contemporary Kitchen With Island Seating




Bright and Fun Green Tiled Backsplash


Gray Mediterranean Kitchen With Open Shelving

Transitional Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets and Granite Backsplash

Contemporary White Kitchen With Industrial Barstools

White Transitional Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Modern Apron Sink in White Mid-Century Kitchen


White Transitional Kitchen With Marble Counters and Undermount Sink

White Contemporary Kitchen

Dark Bamboo Cabinets in Contemporary Brown Kitchen

Modern Kitchen With Frosted Glass Cabinets

Mediterranean-Inspired Kitchen With Striped Tile Backsplash

Subway Tile Backsplash With Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets With Green Marble Countertops


Floral Window Shade in Pale Yellow Kitchen

White Kitchen With Blue, Green and Floral Accents

Tiny Traditional Kitchen With Gray Stone Tile Backsplash

Contemporary Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash



John Colaneri

Green Kitchen With White Farmhouse Sink


John Colaneri

Black Kitchen Cabinets With Copper Range Hood


John Colaneri

Retro Cabinetry



John Colaneri

Traditional White Kitchen With Coffered Ceiling

Reflective Kitchen Backsplash



John Colaneri



John Colaneri

Contemporary Gray Kitchen WIth Glossy Cabinets and Striped Tile

Contemporary Grey Kitchen With Corner Cabinet Lazy Susan

Countertop-to-Ceiling Kitchen Backsplash With Stainless-Steel Open Shelving

Modern Kitchen With Chocolate Brown Cabinets

Mediterranean Kitchen With Blue Backsplash

Colorful Tile Backsplash Gives a Vintage Look

Eclectic Eat-in Kitchen

Kitchen With Repurposed Buffet Table

Small Butler Pantry in Transitional Kitchen

Range Hood and Horizontal Wall Cabinets

White Farmhouse Sink in Country Kitchen

Open Shelving in White Cottage Kitchen

Marble Backsplash Adds Texture in White Transitional Kitchen

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Deep White Sink

Stainless Steel Built-In Kitchen Range and Hood

White Kitchen With Blue-Gray Glass Subway Tile


Tara Benet

Kitchen With Mirrored Backsplash and Marble Countertop

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White Cottage Kitchen With Wet Bar and Built-In Desk


Pro-Quality Stainless Steel Range

Farmhouse Sink in Transitional Green and White Kitchen

White Cottage Style Kitchen With Open Shelving and a Farmhouse Sink

Charming Cottage Kitchen In Classic White

Small Space White Kitchen With Pendant Lights


A copper backsplash can lend a unique, high-end aspect to any kitchen, with the added benefit that the copper will evolve over time, via exposure to air and moisture, deepening in color and even developing natural waves and patterns within the metal.

Copper backsplash designs are available in a wide range of colors, textures and patterns. The simplest form of copper backsplash is a straightforward, flat and smooth piece of copper, or an array of flat, smooth copper tiles. Available in several hues, from light to dark brown copper, this simple but elegant design can be a great addition to any kitchen. If you'd like to explore designs that add more visual interest, however, these are also in abundance.

Though durable, copper is one of the softer metals, meaning it can be easily manipulated into patterns and designs. Arrays of punches, dents, designs or scars in the metal can create tremendous visual interest, turning an everyday backsplash into a piece of art. To find the right style of copper backsplash for your kitchen design, you'll simply need to explore the offerings at your local home improvement store or tile specialty retailer—or via any number of online sources for metal backsplash materials.

When you've decided on the style, color and texture of copper backsplash you'll feature, it's time to determine how much copper material you'll need. This decision will be driven by a number of factors, including your budget for the project, the surface area you need to cover, how you use your cooking space, and how much visual impact you want your copper backsplash to have within your kitchen design. Copper isn't an inexpensive material, so depending on your budget, you may want to look into a more low-profile backsplash in order to stay on target financially. If your cooking style creates significant spatter on your kitchen walls, however, you may have no choice but to opt for a design covering more surface area. Once you've considered the various factors at play, determine the amount of copper material you'll need by measuring the surface area and calculating the square footage.

When your copper backsplash material is in hand, it's time to install your luminous new kitchen feature. For copper backsplashes that are a single piece or several large tiles, a self-install probably won't be too much trouble, as you can likely use an adhesive backing to attach the copper pieces to the wall. If, however, you've opted for an array of smaller copper tiles, your installation may be more complex, which will require cutting and sizing the tiles to precise measurements. It's still not outside the realm of DIY for homeowners with decent skills in this area, but if you don't number among them, you may want to save the trouble and hire a professional to install your new copper backsplash.

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