20 Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplashes

These stylish (and scratch-resistant!) stainless steel backsplashes transform outdated kitchens into modern masterpieces.
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August 12, 2015

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Photo By: Arch-Interiors Design Group. Inc.

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Time to Reflect

Twinning a modern material with a classic mosaic pattern creates a sophisticated, luminescent backdrop. The textured reflective surface of this stainless steel backsplash changes with the intensity and direction of the light for a modern organic design. Photo Credit: Ann Sacks

Modern Organic

An artistic twist on a standard stainless backdrop, the scratched surface is an interesting organic design that suggests a little whimsy and contrasts with the flat stainless appliances. Photo Credit: Jerry and Lois Photography Designer: Stephanie Young/Design Spectrum

Cool and Colorful

Multi-hued dishes echo the warmth and color of the custom oak kitchen cabinets painted red and over-glazed with brown. The backsplash, a stainless steel tile, provides an industrial contrast above neutral countertops.
From: Kim Alexandriuk

Chain Reaction

A distinctive ridged pattern matches well with river rock tile for a more natural look or with blonde wood and stainless steel counters for a unique modern look. Photo Credit: Stainless Living

Harlequin Romance

A strong, but not too strong, harlequin pattern consisting of alternating diagonal layers of brushed and polished stainless is frequently paired with flat-panel cherry or oak cabinets. Photo Credit: Stainless Living

A Real Steel

The ridged stainless cobblestone pattern pairs with rainbow granite counters as well as slate and cherry cabinets. Its design versatility is matched by its durability. This backsplash is easy to clean and resists scratches. Photo Credit: Stainless Living

A Scott Brother's Take

Team Jonathan installed butcher-block countertops, a new stove, fixtures and a Brazilian cherry floor in this Brother Vs. Brother kitchen renovation. A stainless steel backsplash creates a modern, easy-to-clean surface.

Nature and Metal Meet

Industrial meets organic in this one of a kind kitchen covered floor to ceiling in natural wood elements with stainless steel accessories. White onyx countertops help to break up the space and create a great prep area.

Just a Touch

This contemporary backsplash blends white subway glass tile with stainless steel inserts. 

Black Contemporary Kitchen With Stainless Steel Mosaic Backsplash

This kitchen design from Patrick Baglino, Jr. features black kitchen cabinets, white countertops and a trendy stainless steel mosaic tile backsplash.

Vintage Style

Vintage design elements were preserved in the kitchen like the hexagon countertop tile and the classic stove. To spice things up, a stainless steel backsplash and modern pendant were added.

This Will Wake You Up

The Kitchen Cousins outfitted this homeowner's brand new espresso bar with a shining stainless steel backsplash.

Go Modern

Like many of the rooms in this penthouse, the kitchen features a floor-to-ceiling window that provides a stunning view of the Chicago skyline. A white dining table and chairs make casual dining a cinch, while sleek white cabinets and a stainless steel backsplash complete the minimalistic look of the space.
From: Dresner Design

Retro Wonder

A red refrigerator and vintage canisters pop against this retro kitchen's otherwise monochromatic color scheme. Black wood shelving lines the space and the stainless steel sink, while metal geometric wall panels serve as a backsplash.

Let the Light Shine In

A glass tile accent wall and window in this contemporary kitchen brings in natural light to the white, spacious room. White countertops and cabinets keep the room feeling bright while stainless steel appliances and a metal tile backsplash add a modern touch to this functional space.
From: Dresner Design

Compare and Contrast

Textured stainless steel mosaic tile on the bar and backsplash creates a dynamic contrast within this contemporary European kitchen and emphasizes the sleek finishes in the space. Acrylic barstools add to the urban sophistication of the room, and one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pendants add pops of color.

Stay Neutral

Stainless steel counters and backsplash reflect light throughout this sleek kitchen, creating greater visual depth in the space. Frosted glass-front cabinet doors break up the all-white cabinetry and frame the stainless steel range hood.

A Little Shine

The grey stained maple cabinets are a horizontal pull style to add to the modern feel of this kitchen space by HGTV's Property Brothers. A white subway tile backsplash adds a touch of the traditional. The new grey/cream/blue quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances give this kitchen a fresh feel.

A Twist On Subway Tile

A sleek stainless steel subway tile backsplash is a nice complement to the stainless steel cooktop in this transitional kitchen.

Go Vertical

The vertical backsplash tile behind the range is mixed with stainless steel inserts to accent the stainless steel appliances and cabinet pulls.

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