Tin Backsplashes

Get all the info you'll need on tin backsplashes, and prepare to install a durable and elegant backsplash in your kitchen.

Backsplash with Bronze Leaf Motif

Bronze Leaf Motif Backsplash

By: Sean McEvoy

Tin backsplashes can add elegance and longevity to any kitchen design. Try tin backsplash ideas for a unique visual appeal that can feel equal parts vintage and contemporary.

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


Originally, tin tiles were generally only found in the ceilings of vintage homes or those with vintage-inspired designs. They add a beautifully ornate appearance to any design, with intricate, elegant patterning in a multitude of colors. In recent years, tin tiles have begun to show up in more and more kitchen backsplashes, offering the same visual interest, beauty and weight to kitchen design as they do when featured in a room's ceilings.

If you're considering adding a tin backsplash to your kitchen, the first decision you'll have to make is exactly how much tin you'll need. Most kitchen backsplashes are somewhat minimalistic, covering just enough wall surface area to prevent cooking spatter from damaging the walls. However, for more dramatic backsplashes, homeowners may choose to cover three quarters or even the entirely of their kitchen walls with the backsplash. In the case of tin backsplashes, these often offer an opportunity to add visual distinction and appeal to your kitchen design, so ultimately the amount of coverage you opt for will come down to how much the kitchen can handle without feeling overwhelmed by the backsplash. Once you've decided on the scope of the backsplash, simply measure the surface area to determine how much tin tile you'll need to source from your local home improvement store or tile specialty retailer.

When you've settled on how much tin you'll need for your backsplash design, it's time to think about style and color. You'll have a plethora of options for both, from tin tiles that have a high-sheen, almost stainless steel-like appearance to ones with more of a matte finish and less reflective qualities. Additionally, many tin tiles will feature intricate, flowing patterns you can choose from, while others may be shaped into flat or simple geometric shapes. In terms of color, tin tiles run the gamut, and you should have no trouble finding the hue that's right for your kitchen design.

Similarly to stainless steel kitchen backsplashes, tin backsplash designs offer the added benefits of extremely low maintenance and extremely high durability. A tin backsplash that's regularly wiped clean (you'll just need soap and water for the most part) should last the lifetime of the kitchen.

When you've decided on the scope and style of your tin backsplash, it's time to get it up on the wall. Because tin tiles are generally modular and uniform in size, many homeowners find that they can install a tin backsplash by themselves without too much trouble. Others may choose to save the time and effort and hire a contractor to install their tin backsplash.

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