Two are Better Than One
Two kitchen backsplash materials are better than one. Candice Olson pairs soapstone and blue glass tiles in this New Orleans-inspired kitchen.
Install under-cabinet lighting to show off your backsplash. This Durango stone backsplash is accented with bronze tiles for a little sparkle. See more photos.
Durable, Classic and Balanced
Tin backsplashes are durable, classic and a perfect balance for urban materials like concrete countertops. Candice Olson opted for cream-colored tin tiles, instead of stainless steel.
Stylish and Eco-Friendly
Stainless steel backsplashes are stylish and eco-friendly. Warm wood cabinetry complements a faux (budget friendly) stainless steel backsplash in this bachelor kitchen designed by Candice Olson.
Glass mosaic tiles are definite eye candy for kitchens. Candice Olson chose stunning shades of gray for an unsaturated look, but all colors of the rainbow are available.
If your backsplash tiles are in good shape but dated, cover them with stained beadboard panels. It's a cost-effective way of getting a completely new look, says Candice Olson.
Flooring as Inspiration
Use flooring as inspiration for your backsplash, like Candice Olson did in this Old World kitchen. While it seems odd, using the same colored or textured tile helps unify your kitchen design.
Recycled Glass Tile
Think eco-friendly when it comes to your kitchen backsplash. Designer Erica Islas chose a sparkling, recycled-glass tile backsplash to complement stainless steel appliances.
Blue-gray Carrara marble gives a high-end, timeless look to any kitchen. Use in select areas, like above the cooktop, to cut down on cost. See more photos.
Look Outside the Window
Create a focal point with backsplash tile patterns. Candice Olson helps integrate a stove into this traditional kitchen with cream, putty and tan porcelain tiles.