Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplash Options and Ideas

Explore your options in beautiful kitchen backsplashes in materials like ceramic tile, stainless steel, glass and slate.

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April 15, 2015

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Stainless Steel Backsplash & Red Kitchen Cabinets

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

Modern Kitchen With Purple Wall, LED Lighting and Quartz Counter

This European-inspired kitchen features the latest in appliances. The Miele coffee center and wine refrigerator are the focal points and flank the sleek Poggenpohl cabinetry. The Swarovski crystal chandelier brings shine to the space, while the wood stools and wood-like porcelain tile flooring accents bring visual warmth. The final touch is LED lighting underneath the kitchen island that highlights the quartz waterfall countertop.

Farmhouse Sink Area in Cottage Kitchen

This cottage kitchen features a bold backsplash, decorative woodwork and a scalloped-shade pendant. The white farmhouse sink complements the white countertops amidst the seafoam green cabinetry and island.


Rustic Transitional Kitchen

Overhead pendant lights illuminate the kitchen island.

Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash and Wine Racks

A green tile backsplash gives a vibrant, energized feel to this kitchen. In an ingenious, space-saving move, multiple wine racks were built into the cabinets above the sink.

Old World Kitchen With Nailhead Accents

This kitchen is a masculine space comprised of stone, copper and brass. The island helps separate the cooking areas and is illuminated by a trio of hanging copper pendant lights from Oly. Nailhead accents are repeated throughout the design, from the island panels to the countertop edge and molding.
From: Barry Dixon

Contemporary Neutrals

Warm neutrals and browns are used throughout the space to contrast against the sleek style of glass-and-stainless-steel upper cabinets.

Smoky Gray Subway Tile in White Kitchen

In this beautiful kitchen, smoky gray subway tile comes across as polished without being gloomy. The dark backsplash is offset by bright white cabinets with sleek metallic hardware. A gas range stands out with its own decorative mosaic tile backsplash.

Contemporary Kitchen with Metallic Tile Backsplash

The shimmer provided by this metallic backsplash adds color this contemporary kitchen. The clean lines of the space are complimented by the black stone countertops and warm wood cabinetry.
From: Dave Stimmel

Green Glass Tile Backsplash in Modern Kitchen

The gorgeous green tile range backsplash adds depth and texture to this modern kitchen, designed by Yuko Matsumoto. Subway tile in a slightly lighter hue was cleverly used for the backsplash beneath the cabinets.

Contemporary Kitchen With Multicolor Tile Backsplash

This contemporary kitchen by designer Nomita Joshi Gupta features brown glass-front cabinetry, a wood floor, and a white oven and range hood. A tri-color tile backsplash is a great way to add visual appeal in a cozy space like this kitchen.


Transitional Kitchen With a Stainless Steel Island and Green Backsplash

This kitchen features a stainless steel island, bar stools and appliances, traditional brown cabinets, and a green tile backsplash. Two large drum pendant fixtures illuminate the kitchen island.

Sleek Contemporary Kitchen With Photo Backsplash

Brian Patrick Flynn designed this modern kitchen with gray high-gloss cabinetry and a cutting edge backsplash made from a black-and-white photo. Orange accents brighten the monochromatic palette.

Traditional Kitchen With Dark Wood Island

This traditional kitchen has white cabinets with a dark brown island and a patterned tile back splash that adds style to this space. The large island provides extra counter space, storage and an additional prep area.

Black and White Kitchen With Stainless Steel Stove

A slate-colored tile backsplash paired with stainless steel appliances gives this kitchen an updated traditional look. The white cabinetry adds dimension and contrast to the space.


Eclectic Kitchen With Stone Countertops and Exotic Pendant Lights

A tiled backsplash, exotic pendant lights, stone countertops and bright pink and green accents create a stylish Moroccan look in this gray eclectic kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Kitchen Cousins.

Contemporary Black Metallic Kitchen With Red and White Bar Chairs

This contemporary kitchen features a black grated wall, black door and cabinet, and shiny black countertop. The hanging lights mirror the grate design of the wall. The red and white bar chairs upholstered with asian-inspired fabric with nailhead trim add a vibrant contrast to the dark kitchen.

Eclectic Stone Bar With Blue Ceramic Backsplash

This eclectic stone bar makes a bold statement. Bronze fixtures, a deep blue tile backsplash and ceramic sculpture evoke the Mediterranean and a dishwasher makes for easy clean up.
From: Dave Stimmel

Red and Yellow Kitchen Backsplash

A mosaic of red and yellow tiles creates a graphic backsplash in this kitchen. Dark wood cabinets help the vivid colors of the tiles stand out even more.


Traditional Kitchen With Stainless Steel Range and Yellow Tile Backsplash

This handy spice shelf is set in a beautiful mosaic tile backsplash. The yellow tile backsplash breaks up traditional white cabinetry, and the stainless steel range keeps the space looking fresh and updated.
From: Dave Stimmel

Transitional Kitchen With Rustic Table

This contemporary kitchen has a large table with seating for eight. The kitchen has plenty of room to prepare a meal and the pendant lights add a charming feel to the room.

Brown Mid-Century Modern Kitchen With Metallic Mosaic Tile

Upper and lower brown cabinets provide storage in this mid-century modern kitchen from designer Randall Waddell. The island matches the brown cabinetry with white countertop. Two silver bar stools mirror the reflective quality of the small gold, black and silver mosaic tile circling the kitchen above the countertops.

Neutral Kitchen With Gray Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Sleek black cabinetry and gray mosaic tile backsplash make this modern kitchen a sophisticated space to prepare meals.

Sparkling Espresso Bar

For the huge double ovens, HGTV's Kitchen Cousins built a dark wedge cabinet, an elegant contrast to the white lacquer throughout the rest of the kitchen. The cousins outfitted the homeowner's espresso bar area with a shining stainless steel backsplash.

White Transitional Chef Kitchen With Stainless Range

In this gourmet kitchen, a backsplash made of gray-and-white oval tiles is a sophisticated contemporary counterpoint to the white cabinets and wood paneled ceiling. A huge stainless steel range stands at the ready to assist in culinary masterpieces.

Room to Work

A crushed-glass mosaic backsplash against engineered stone countertops adds warmth and creates visual interest. HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins created more than doubled the amount of countertop space giving her plenty of room to prepare food for friends and family.

Gray and White Chef's Kitchen With Dot Backsplash

Professional-grade stove? Check. Espresso machine? Check. Plenty of storage? Check. This gourmet gray and white kitchen has all the amenities, and we especially love the whimsical polka dot backsplash.

Orange Country-Style Kitchen With Open Shelving

The galley-style kitchen opens off the hall past the bedroom. Stainless steel appliances are softened with a rich and zesty shade of orange. Open shelves hold mementos and art from travels around the world.
From: Barry Dixon

Modern Kitchen With Wood Cabinets and Mosaic Backsplash

This modern kitchen is adorned with a counter-to-ceiling mosaic tile backsplash in warm brown tones that echo the hue of the gorgeous wood inset cabinets.

Detail of Kitchen Range and Microwave UO 2011

Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

This modern kitchen features painted seafoam green cabinetry paired with a black and gray mosaic tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Modern pendant lighting hangs over the kitchen island, while three metal stools line the kitchen island, creating the ideal spot for casual dining.

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

A multicolored mosaic tile backsplash adds depth and visual pizazz to this neutral contemporary kitchen. Stainless steel appliances serve as a crisp counterpoint to the pale wood cabinets.

Cream & Brown Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

A beautiful walnut floor was the inspiration for this warm earth-tone kitchen. Their wooded setting led to creating a look that would join the outdoors with the kitchen. The hanging cabinet design opened up wall space from a previous top-heavy cabinet design.


Kitchen With Teal Mosaic Tile Wall

As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, this kitchen’s cabinets were refreshed with a deeper, richer stain, and small mosaic tiles in teal were installed as a colorful, contrasting backsplash. A hanging cage pendant light over the sink creates an interesting focal point.

Spacious Gray-Blue Transitional Kitchen

For the full kitchen remodel of this 1940s south Minneapolis home, the homeowners removed a large wall radiator and replaced it with a toe kick heater, allowing them to capture the whole back wall for added cabinetry and countertop space. The design was created to maintain the historic value of the home.


Contemporary Kitchen With Island Seating

The large island features plenty of storage for seating, appliances and pots and pans.




Bright and Fun Green Tiled Backsplash

Take a risk when choosing a backsplash color to create a fun space the whole family can enjoy. Once you decide on a color, carry it throughout the kitchen with accessories like these green apples.


Gray Mediterranean Kitchen With Open Shelving

Small transom cabinets and open shelving provide storage for easily accessible kitchen necessities. An ornate tile backsplash gives added visual interest to this sink area and provides contrast to the smooth black countertops.

Transitional Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets and Granite Backsplash

Chocolate-brown cabinets are set against a white granite backsplash in this transitional kitchen. Stainless steel drum-style pendant lights hang above the granite island.
From: Drury Design

Contemporary White Kitchen With Industrial Barstools

This contemporary white kitchen is accented by a micro-mosaic tile backsplash and industrial barstools at the breakfast bar.

White Transitional Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

A wall of marble subway tile forms into a framed blue and brown mosaic tile backsplash that adds visual interest to this transitional kitchen. A blue tea kettle and red knobbed stove pop against the white cabinetry and black granite countertops.
From: Drury Design

Modern Apron Sink in White Mid-Century Kitchen

A stainless steel farmhouse sink and a white subway tile backsplash add a traditional feel to an otherwise modern space. Frosted glass cabinet doors frame two shelving units above contemporary black countertops.


White Transitional Kitchen With Marble Counters and Undermount Sink

Large windows with mullion details above the sink give a view of the backyard and allow light to flow throughout the space. White subway tiles and marble countertops keep the kitchen feeling bright and clean, while a white undermount sink gives the counter space a seamless appearance.

White Contemporary Kitchen

This immaculate white kitchen offers sharp, clean lines and plenty of storage. The stainless steal appliances contrast nicely with the white and add character and dimension to this crisp white urban style.

Dark Bamboo Cabinets in Contemporary Brown Kitchen

This contemporary kitchen has dark stained bamboo cabinets that make the space stand out.

Modern Kitchen With Frosted Glass Cabinets

This sleek and modern kitchen has frosted glass cabinet doors, white marble countertops and marble tile floors. The metallic backsplash and stainless steel range hood add a glint to the neutral design.

Mediterranean-Inspired Kitchen With Striped Tile Backsplash

Light granite countertops line this Mediterranean-inspired kitchen. The white tile backsplash is broken up by stripes of brown tile, while a wide sink and state-of-the-art appliances add functionality.

Subway Tile Backsplash With Cabinets

White subway tile and white cabinets with glass doors make for a sleek, simple workspace around the sink of this contemporary kitchen.

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets With Green Marble Countertops

Green marble countertops create a delightful contrast with traditional white cabinets and a gray tile backsplash.


Floral Window Shade in Pale Yellow Kitchen

The red, yellow and white floral print of this roman shade makes a vibrant graphic statement in the kitchen. Pale yellow backsplash tile and vintage yellow pitchers help add to the sunny feel.

White Kitchen With Blue, Green and Floral Accents

A white kitchen doesn't have to be ALL white. Here, designer Andrea Schumacher opted for just two small shelves in lieu of upper cabinets, making the fanciful floral wallpaper the star. For contrast, she chose an emerald green tone from the wallpaper to paint the kitchen's island. The standout green piece complements the blue floral wallpaper, the Murano glass chandeliers, white cabinetry and Carrara marble backsplash.

Tiny Traditional Kitchen With Gray Stone Tile Backsplash

White walls, under-cabinet lighting and gleaming fixtures help make the most of this tiny kitchen. Light shades of gray in the countertop and stone tile backsplash add depth to the airy space, and a vase of white flowers cheerily beckons.

Contemporary Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash

The light wood cabinets and pale green backsplash keep this small kitchen light and airy. The sharp lines of the sleek cabinets and stainless appliances enhance the kitchen's contemporary feel. A chalkboard is a fun yet practical accent.


Green Kitchen With White Farmhouse Sink

Red and brown hues in the counters offset a light green wall color. A farmhouse sink pops against dark counters and cabinetry. Floating shelves offer a convenient space for kitchen necessities while still retaining a sleek, clean appearance.

Black Kitchen Cabinets With Copper Range Hood

A copper range hood adds metallic glam to this traditional kitchen. Black kitchen cabinets with white granite countertops complement the classic, yet stunningly chic look.

Retro Cabinetry

This handmade, Moroccan-style backsplash ads color and contrast to the tobacco-stained oak cabinetry while also giving Aunt Denise's kitchen an authentic feel. Stainless steel countertops are a sleek and durable addition, as seen on HGTV's Kitchen Cousins.


Traditional White Kitchen With Coffered Ceiling

A variety of patterns, from plaids on the lights and chairs to a trellis-inspired backsplash, contribute to this traditional kitchen's classic brown and white palette.

Reflective Kitchen Backsplash

For the Pinos' backsplash, HGTV Kitchen Cousins chose a neutral-toned glass tile with white grout to keep the white theme consistent. The tiles allow plenty of light to reflect off the surface and into the kitchen.



Contemporary Gray Kitchen WIth Glossy Cabinets and Striped Tile

Shiny gray wall-mounted cabinets tower above a black counter-top, flattop range with hood, and a gray striped subway tile backsplash.

Contemporary Grey Kitchen With Corner Cabinet Lazy Susan

To make use of a dead corner, a lazy Susan corner cabinet allows every square inch of the cabinet's interior to be used for extra-deep items such as pots and pans.

Countertop-to-Ceiling Kitchen Backsplash With Stainless-Steel Open Shelving

A gray and white tile wall anchors stainless steel opening shelving this contemporary kitchen. Recessed ceiling lights, glass pendants and under-cabinet task lighting make it shine and sparkle.

Modern Kitchen With Chocolate Brown Cabinets

This stainless steel stove complements the handles on the brown cabinets. A glossy, vertical tile backsplash and sleek black countertops give the space a polished look.

Mediterranean Kitchen With Blue Backsplash

A blue tile backsplash is accented with squares made of blue, white and black tiles. The pattern creates a nice decorative touch in a kitchen that has light wood cabinets, stainless appliances and white windows.

Colorful Tile Backsplash Gives a Vintage Look

This traditional kitchen has colorful vintage touches, from the unique tile backsplash to custom handles on the cabinets. Bright accessories round out the simple, pretty space.

Eclectic Eat-in Kitchen

This eat-in kitchen gets its eclectic look from streamlined modern cabinetry, retro-mod furnishings and funky multicolor stripe carpet tile flooring.

Kitchen With Repurposed Buffet Table

A charming vintage buffet table was repurposed to create kitchen cabinetry in this design by Bridgid Coulter.

Small Butler Pantry in Transitional Kitchen

A small butler pantry is integrated into the design of this white transitional kitchen. Complete with a prep sink and a combination of drawer and cabinet storage, the elegant utility space is a must-have for entertaining.

Range Hood and Horizontal Wall Cabinets

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.

White Farmhouse Sink in Country Kitchen

HGTV's Property Brothers added a little sparkle to this country kitchen with an iridescent backsplash. A fashionable apron-front sink, shaker-style cabinets and new stainless steel appliances complete the dazzling remodel.

Open Shelving in White Cottage Kitchen

Beadboard walls, open shelving and a white farmhouse sink lend a cottage feel to this stylish kitchen.

Marble Backsplash Adds Texture in White Transitional Kitchen

A five-burner gas stovetop rests on a marble countertop in this spacious kitchen. The countertop complements the marble tile backsplash. White cabinets hang above offering plenty of storage for pots and pans.

Deep White Sink

Stainless Steel Built-In Kitchen Range and Hood

A built-in gas stovetop sits beneath a matching stainless steel range hood in this stylish kitchen. Gray countertops, white cabinets and a white subway-tile backsplash round out the kitchen's contemporary look.

White Kitchen With Blue-Gray Glass Subway Tile

Flat-fronted light gray cabinets are combined with stainless steel pulls for a streamlined kitchen design. Blue-gray subway tiles add a reflective quality and light to the room.

Kitchen With Mirrored Backsplash and Marble Countertop

Mint green cabinets are broken up by a mirrored backsplash and white marble countertops. A stainless steel undermount sink creates a seamless counter space.

White Cottage Kitchen With Wet Bar and Built-In Desk

The prep area in this cottage style kitchen is situated on either side of the wet bar. Classic blue and white dishes are displayed in the glass cabinets above, while a built-in desk uses space wisely as a small home office.
From: Drury Design


Pro-Quality Stainless Steel Range

This chef's kitchen features a top quality cooktop that can be converted into extra counter space with stainless steel covers. A mosaic tile backsplash adds contemporary style to the space.

Farmhouse Sink in Transitional Green and White Kitchen

A ceramic farmhouse sink with a brushed-nickel faucet anchors this serene transitional kitchen. Countertop topiaries and a green subway-tile backsplash create an earthy backdrop for crisp white cabinetry and an arched window.

White Cottage Style Kitchen With Open Shelving and a Farmhouse Sink

This crisp white cottage kitchen is both beautiful and functional. Open shelves display all-white dishes and vintage pieces. The bead board wall combined with the ceramic backsplash gives the space texture, form and function . The farmhouse sink is a standout feature against the neutral colored limestone countertops.

Charming Cottage Kitchen In Classic White

A gray-and-white mosaic backsplash sets the tone for this cottage-style kitchen.White cabinets, stainless appliances and X-front cabinet doors complete the look.

Small Space White Kitchen With Pendant Lights

This beautiful white kitchen features wow-worthy mosaic tile backsplash walls, white cabinets, gray counter tops and high-end stainless steel appliances. Three black industrial style pendant lights give height and depth to the small space kitchen.


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