Mosaic Tile Backsplash
Create a fun mosaic tile kitchen backsplash with these simple do-it-yourself ideas.
Tiles are an inexpensive but beautiful way to create a backsplash. Mosaic tile backsplashes can be created by using a range of tiles in various materials, colors and sizes. You can also use broken pieces of glass and marble tiles and arrange a fun, budget-friendly mosaic pattern.
This breakfast bar will keep its good looks for years to come, thanks to the tiled front and top. The shades of brown give the kitchen a sense of both earthiness and sophistication, while the easy-to-clean tile helps protect the front of the bar from muddy feet swinging from the stools. Photo courtesy of Ceramic Tiles of Italy
Muted Colors With Lots of Flair
Usually found in bright colors or stark black and white, this harlequin pattern in gray and yellow still makes quite a statement while retaining classic elegance. The tile-setter used gray grout to further soften the look of both the backsplash and the solid gray countertop.
Drama in Black and White
Although black and white are the only two colors used in this mosaic backsplash, no one can call it boring or predictable. The small size of the tiles permits detailed patterns to suit even the most fanciful design, making this wall both practical and dramatic. Photo courtesy of Ceramic Tiles of Italy
Multi-Toned and Crisp
Even though the colors of these tiles are closely related, they provide a strong pattern that visually widens the walls in this bathroom and echoes the colors of the outdoors. The use of small mosaic tile instead of larger ones adds texture to the walls, keeping the colors from overwhelming the space. Photo courtesy of Ceramic Tiles of Italy
Calming, Spa-Like Bath
The solid soft-blue tiles on these walls create a serene mood, while the yellow in the accent tile provides a punch of sunshine to the otherwise cool-toned bathroom. The use of square tile throughout the space sets off the spare design of the vanity and sink, and the neutral tone of the floor provides a foundation for the colorful walls. Photo courtesy of Ceramic Tiles of Italy
You can create a mosaic pattern using ceramic, glass, marble and/or metal tiles. Depending on the material(s) you choose, there may be a range of colors and shapes available. Select a color theme that matches the overall theme of your kitchen and find tiles that will work well in that space. For example, if you are seeking a classic, simple kitchen area, then you may want to choose beige, cream, white and other neutral tones to create a backsplash. A contemporary kitchen may call for black and white tiles paired with a bold color, like orange or red.
On the other hand, if you choose to use repurposed pieces of broken tiles, then all you will need a silicon caulk to arrange the backsplash into a mosaic pattern. Make sure to grout and seal the final product as you would with regular tiles.
The best part of a mosaic tile backsplash is that it allows room for the creative homeowner to add a unique, artistic flair to a kitchen area.
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