Glass Backsplash Ideas

Explore glass backsplash ideas, and prepare to install a bright and beautiful backsplash in your kitchen.


By: Sean McEvoy

When it's time to install a new kitchen backsplash or update your old one, glass backsplash ideas should definitely be in the running for your kitchen design.

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

Photo By: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. View original photo.

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


Your options for a new backsplash will be vast, from common ceramic tile to ultra-high-end natural stone and granite—but a glass backsplash can be an economical, attractive and low-maintenance option.

If a glass backsplash is definitely in the cards for your kitchen design, you've already done some of the hard work by deciding on the material you'll use for your backsplash. Next up, you'll need to figure out the area of kitchen wall space you want to cover with your glass backsplash, as well as the style, color and texture of glass you'll use.

To perform the first step, a simple measurement is in order—but before you reach for the tape measure, think about how you use your kitchen and how bold you want your design to be. If you cook often and generate a good amount of cooking and cleaning spatter, a slightly larger backsplash may be in order. On the other hand, if your kitchen is mainly a repository for food deliveries, you can probably get away with a more low-profile backsplash. That said, you also may have a vision for a backsplash design that's a visually stunning, countertops-to-cabinets affair (or even countertops-to-ceiling, for a particularly dramatic approach). Whichever amount of coverage you decide on, mark it off, measure it and calculate the square footage to determine how much glass material you'll need.

Now that you've got the figure in hand, it's time to decide on the style and type of glass you'll use for your backsplash. Your choices will range from a sheet of clear glass over decorative wallpaper to frosted, leaded, opaque or brightly colored sheets. There's also a wide selection of glass tiles in every conceivable color, pattern, shape and texture. Ultimately, the glass style you choose for your backsplash will reflect your own personal design aesthetic, and with an almost infinite array of choices, you should have no trouble finding the style that's right for you. To explore the options, your local home improvement or tile specialty store is a good place to start, and you can also dive into the many tile retailers online for an even larger selection.

When you've settled on a style and sourced the material for your glass backsplash, it's time to move from the planning phase to execution so you can get your backsplash up on the wall. The choice is simple here—you can install the backsplash yourself, or you can hire a professional to install it for you. Hiring a contractor will but a bigger dent in your wallet, but it'll almost certainly save you time and the possible mental anguish of a botched installation. That said, if you've installed a backsplash before or are particularly handy, a DIY installation will be considerably cheaper. Plus, in addition to the financial reward, you'll feel the satisfaction of having executed a successful home improvement project.

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