Country Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Gather country kitchen backsplash ideas, and get ready to install a warm and welcoming backsplash in your kitchen.

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If you're considering a backsplash installation or remodel and your kitchen is a down-home affair with rustic or country-style elements, you should explore several country kitchen backsplash ideas before the first hammer swings.

Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplash Options and Ideas

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Stainless Steel Backsplash & Red Kitchen Cabinets

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Farmhouse Sink Area in Cottage Kitchen

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Rustic Transitional Kitchen

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Old World Kitchen With Nailhead Accents

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Smoky Gray Subway Tile in White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Metallic Tile Backsplash

Green Glass Tile Backsplash in Modern Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen With Multicolor Tile Backsplash

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Transitional Kitchen With a Stainless Steel Island and Green Backsplash

Sleek Contemporary Kitchen With Photo Backsplash

Traditional Kitchen With Dark Wood Island

Black and White Kitchen With Stainless Steel Stove

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Eclectic Kitchen With Stone Countertops and Exotic Pendant Lights

Contemporary Black Metallic Kitchen With Red and White Bar Chairs

Eclectic Stone Bar With Blue Ceramic Backsplash

Red and Yellow Kitchen Backsplash

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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

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Gray and White Chef's Kitchen With Dot Backsplash

Orange Country-Style Kitchen With Open Shelving

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Modern Kitchen With Wood Cabinets and Mosaic Backsplash

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Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Cream & Brown Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

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Kitchen With Teal Mosaic Tile Wall

Spacious Gray-Blue Transitional Kitchen

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Contemporary Kitchen With Island Seating

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Bright and Fun Green Tiled Backsplash

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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

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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

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Floral Window Shade in Pale Yellow Kitchen

White Kitchen With Blue, Green and Floral Accents

Tiny Kitchen With Light Gray Backsplash

Contemporary Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash

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Green Kitchen With White Farmhouse Sink

Black Kitchen Cabinets With Copper Range Hood

Retro Cabinetry

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Traditional White Kitchen With Coffered Ceiling

Reflective Kitchen Backsplash

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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

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Deep White Sink

Stainless Steel Built-In Kitchen Range and Hood

White Kitchen With Blue-Gray Glass Subway Tile

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Kitchen With Mirrored Backsplash and Marble Countertop

White Cottage Kitchen With Wet Bar and Built-In Desk

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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

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Country kitchen style is a somewhat broad category that can include everything from the truly rustic—think unfinished, knotty pine cabinets and other styles with wood as far as the eye can see—to more "continental" styles like French or Tuscan country kitchens.

One common thread for country kitchens is that they generally let in a bit more personality and ornamentation than their contemporary and modern cousins. Whereas the latter are often sleek, stylized, minimalist affairs, country kitchens often feature intricate details, fine craftsmanship and plenty of opportunities to express your personal design style.

One great way to express your style is through a country kitchen backsplash. Often one of the most prominent design elements in a country kitchen, the backsplash can add a tremendous amount of color, texture and visual interest to any kitchen design.

When planning your country kitchen backsplash, your first decision will focus on the scope of the project—you'll need to decide exactly how much backsplash your kitchen needs. In general, this decision will be driven by several factors, including the surface area available on the walls above your kitchen countertops, the location of your cooking appliances, and the frequency and "intensity" of your cooking sessions. In other words, if your kitchen is rarely used for big meal preparation and is more likely to receive take out deliveries, you may not need a countertop-to-ceiling backsplash. On the other hand, if you regularly cook large meals for large groups and the walls above your countertops are at risk of looking like modern art pieces composed of food spatter, you may want to consider a more extensive design. Once you've settled on the scope you want, measure the surface area to calculate the square footage of backsplash material you'll need.

Next up, you'll need to decide which type of backsplash material you want to incorporate. Country kitchen backsplashes usually feature more intricate design elements, texture and color than modern or contemporary designs, and they may even include rustic scenes or artwork (think toile pastoral scenes or bucolic farmscapes). For these more down-home designs, there are many custom ceramic tile options that can work; they're generally available from home improvement stores or tile specialty retailers, both online and in-store. For Tuscan-style country kitchens, terracotta backsplashes aren't uncommon, and many homeowners opt for mosaic tile as well for these designs. French country kitchens may also feature mosaics, penny tiles or subway tile, adding traditional, old-world elegance to the design.

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