Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplash Options and Ideas

Explore dozens of beautiful kitchen backsplash ideas comprising all different materials, colors and designs.

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September 19, 2019

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Luxe Carrara Marble

All our marble and gold dreams have come true in this gorgeous kitchen. The white perimeter of the marble-filled space is contrasted with gorgeous golden accents and the island's soft gray cabinets, making the space warm and welcoming.

Visually Opens up the Space

A solid marble slab for the kitchen's backsplash helps brighten and visually open up the room — a luxurious way to make the walls disappear.

Elongated Hexagon Tiles

This open kitchen combines modern style with an Old World feel and features soft white custom cabinets, rich, warm tones and stylish furnishings.

Add Rich Color and Texture

The kitchen’s focal point backsplash includes deep emerald hexagon-shaped ceramic tiles with lots of movement. “They add texture and they’re very, very three-dimensional,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.

Countertop-to-Ceiling Triangular Tiles

Pull up a chair — or barstool — and take in the stunning details of this modern, geometric kitchen. The small space features grand designs, as seen from the countertop-to-ceiling patterned tile backsplash to the gray cabinetry and herringbone-patterned wooden pantry drawer.

Make a Splash

The backsplash really shines in this modern chic kitchen, adding visual interest as well as contemporary style all the way to the ceiling.

An Eye-Catching Backsplash

The design goal of this sophisticated kitchen? Infuse its Cape Cod architecture with midcentury modern style. The kitchen cabinetry took a year of searching for the perfect wood. The winner: a European Compressed Oak.

Features Different Shapes

Rectangular and triangular black tiles turn this kitchen's backsplash into an eye-catching graphic display.

A Colorful Graphic Backsplash

It's time to kiss boring kitchen backsplashes goodbye. Yellow trim around the windows of this whimsical kitchen boosts the room's bright, sunny mood.

Creates a Cheery Atmosphere

The colorful encaustic tile backsplash was the starting point for the kitchen's out-of-the-box, cheery redesign.

Tiles in a Chic Pattern

This open-concept dining area, kitchen and living room feel a million miles wide with white walls and no upper cabinetry. The rug is a visual anchor under the dining table and picks up the island's handsome blue.

Generate Graphic Appeal

Behind the range, a graphic pattern nods to the global influences used throughout the home.

Eye-Catching Black and Gold

Black and gold combine to create a sleek profile in this streamlined, modern kitchen.

Decorates the Patterned Tiles

A mix of dark and light cabinetry is unified by dark countertops and an eye-catching backsplash that brings the mix of hues together.

Chic Herringbone Tiles

From traditional to contemporary, this kitchen has it all — including many trendy design elements.

Add Texture to the Walls

The mostly white kitchen features a popular herringbone pattern tile that makes up the backsplash, adding pretty texture to the room.

Noteworthy Gray Tiles

When in design doubt, it's always safe to go with gray. Here, a mix of gray and white shades add major personality to the space, while eye-catching copper accents shine throughout.

Comprise the Statement Backsplash

An intricate design and noteworthy hues draw the eye to the magazine-worthy backsplash behind the gas range.

Deep Blue Hexagons

With updated cabinets, open shelves and a gorgeous blue backsplash, this California kitchen featured on HGTV's Christina on the Coast is spacious and glamorous.

Create Instant Appeal

The sleek and modern backsplash lines the walls in the kitchen to add instant appeal and charm to the space.

Southwestern-Inspired Backsplash

Scandi style is at its most chic in this polished kitchen. A bold graphic pattern livens up an accent wall, and an oversized pendant light is a star above the dining table.

Features a Charming Pattern

The kitchen pairs simple white appliances with vibrant patterns and textures, like the Southwest-inspired backsplash and the terrazzo countertop.

A Vibrant Teal Backsplash

Step into a tropical retreat each time you enter the kitchen with this mermaid-esque, handmade backsplash. Organic, playful and sophisticated come together perfectly in this bold kitchen design.

From: Gina Sims

Steals the Show

The teal-green wall tile is clearly the star of the show, made even more vivid by the copper accents throughout.

From: Gina Sims

Panda White Marble

In this open-concept kitchen, all focus is on the marble — and for good reason.

Makes a Vivid Splash

Striking black-and-white, or panda white, marble adorns the kitchen's large island and back wall. The marble combines with gold-toned pulls and sleek, wooden shelves for a high-end look throughout the space.

Travertine Stone Backsplash

This renovated kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, features a neutral travertine stone backsplash, providing a visual tie-in with the living room with its natural stone fireplace.

Brings Earthy Texture

The natural stone backsplash complements the wood range hood for unusual-yet-stunning texture and appeal.

Striking Geometric Tiles

Deep neutrals steal the show in this cozy, modern farmhouse kitchen. A play on rich colors draws the eye to every corner of the space.

Balance Out the White Walls

Black and white: a classic color combo. This tried-and-true palette paired with a geometric pattern boldly contrasts with the stark white cabinets to create an envy-worthy focal wall.

Breezy Blue and White Tiles

Want to bring color into your renovation but not sure how? A backsplash is the perfect way to do so.

Channel the Seaside

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, a modern tile backsplash in a soft palette of blue and white brings character and charm to this renovated kitchen.

A Black-and-White Speckled Backsplash

This kitchen has all the glamorous panache of the red carpet with gold pendants, a speckled black-and-white backsplash and stainless steel appliances.

Brings Drama to the Space

A glossy black cooktop reflects the dramatic black and white backsplash in this sleek, modern kitchen.

Navy Subway Tiles

Warm blue cabinets and a coordinating backsplash bring fabulous flair to this kitchen. The island was designed as a feature that would make the space more functional, offering plenty of space to prepare meals and entertain guests.

Create an Attractive Display

Open wood shelving is an attractive storage solution in this fun kitchen. Blue subway tile on the backsplash blends neatly with the white marble countertops while also creating contrast and richness.

Shimmery Metallic Tiles

Gleaming and glamorous, this open-plan kitchen aims to please. The large island accommodates four for casual meals, while Carrara marble floors shine below.

From: Illustrated Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Make a Glamorous Backsplash

Shimmery metallic tiles make a glamorous backsplash against the chef kitchen's white cabinetry and quartzite countertops.

From: Illustrated Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®

Copper Subway Tiles

From flat black cabinets to shiny copper subway tiles, this gorgeous kitchen is brimming with modern elements.

Shine Bright Against Black Cabinets

A cozy copper wall draws warmth into the space while serving as a trendy background for styled shelving and appliances.

A Gray Moroccan Backsplash

The farmhouse kitchen gets a grand upgrade in this home. Sweet details like exposed beams and lantern-like pendants are paired with chef-grade appliances, fun tile accents and an easy-to-get-around floor plan.

Creates Instant Interest

Textures make all the difference in this sweet cottage kitchen. From subway tiles and latticework on the cabinets to exposed beams and gray Moroccan tiles, there's always somewhere interesting for the eye to rest.

A Graphic Mosaic Backsplash

With its bright green-and-blue pattern, the backsplash brings the fun to this open-plan kitchen. On the ceiling, reclaimed wood is an ideal foil to the cheerful colors.

Is Filled With Bold Color and Design

This kitchen's mosaic backsplash dazzles in lime green and pool blue. And to complete the look, a gold trefoil mirror echoes the graphic pattern.

White Cross-Shaped Tiles

You might not notice the cross-shaped backsplash at first glance because of the show-stopping black-and-white marble countertops that add a dramatic twist to this mostly white kitchen.

Add Subtle Design and Texture

This kitchen livens up its backsplash with a twist on the classic subway tile: These tiles are in a fresh cross shape.

Chic Patterned Tiles

This home's kitchen received a complete transformation from head to toe. White granite countertops keep the country-style space looking bright, while stainless steel appliances add modern functionality to the cozy design, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Create a Cozy Feel

A patterned tile backsplash in black and white decorates the kitchen around sage green cabinetry and a wood-framed vent hood.

Bold Black Marble

To make the kitchen look cohesive, designer Caitlin Murray matched the bold, black marble backsplash to the island. The cabinets coordinate with the island's blue base as well, further tying the room together.

Complements the Deep Cabinets

Because the kitchen is so clean and modern, wood cutting boards and other natural accents are used to create a sense of balance. Notice how these pieces bring out the rich hue of the black marble backsplash, too.

Mosaic Tile Accent Wall

Within this modern cottage's open-concept kitchen and dining area, open shelving, white cabinets and a mosaic tile accent wall channel a farmhouse-inspired design style.

Adds Farmhouse Charm

The tile is made up of white, beige and a splash of blue to add just the right amount of color to the otherwise neutral kitchen.

A Charcoal Gray Backsplash

Touches of gold — like the range hood's trim and the drawer pulls — give a luxurious glow to this gourmet kitchen's navy blue and charcoal gray palette.

Is Brimming With Depth

Against a dark gray backsplash, pretty glassware glitters like diamonds.

Marble Subway Tiles

Opposites attract in this gourmet kitchen that features perimeter cabinets in white with black countertops and a kitchen island with black cabinets and white countertops.

Make a Show-Stopping Display

Stunning marble subway tiles line both back walls from floor to ceiling to create a stunning, envy-worthy design.

Small Mosaic Tiles

This spacious kitchen has plenty of room for entertaining. A wee wall-mounted TV even makes it possible to keep tabs on the game while cooking.

Liven Up the Rear Wall

Small mosaic tiles in varying shades of gray give a pretty, dappled look to the backsplash behind the range. Stainless steel appliances and drawer fronts pick up the shimmer.

Aztec Cement Tiles

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, this home's custom kitchen features a black-and-white tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and wooden details that give the space a perfect blend of contemporary and rustic styles.

Are Gorgeous in Black and White

The black-and-white, Aztec-inspired backsplash adds color, visual appeal and interest to the otherwise neutral kitchen area.

Two Contrasting Backsplashes

Warm hardwood floors create a striking contrast against the bright white cabinets in this transitional kitchen. A Moroccan-inspired backsplash makes a bold statement behind the range, while glass tiles create an elegant backsplash throughout the rest of the space.

Make a Bold Statement

Clean-lined white cabinets are paired with a glass tile backsplash and geometric hardware for an updated Craftsman look. Behind the range, chic Moroccan-inspired tiles shine bright on their own.

Bright White Tiles

Color not your thing? This contemporary kitchen features all-white cabinets and tile backsplash, a work island with barstool seating, stainless steel appliances and vent hood, and modern glass pendant lights all in coordinating neutral shades.

Provide a Modern Touch

Graphic tiles line the back wall for added texture, dimension and style throughout.

A Rustic Brick Backsplash

Brick inside the home? So much yes! The texture-filled backsplash is continued on both walls for an added rustic element.

Adds Cozy Warmth

The warm hues in the brick set a cozy mood within the contemporary space.

A Sweet Country Backsplash

The pretty blue-and-white backsplash sets this white kitchen apart from the rest. The simple graphic pattern freshens up the room's sweet country details like the beadboard and natural wood trim.

Freshens Up the Room

The backsplash is the star attraction in this lovely kitchen — the graphic pattern bringing zip and color to the white cabinets and drawers.

Bold Graphic Tiles

An unexpected color combination, teal, black and white marry in this newly renovated kitchen for a fun and stylish design.

Pack a Visual Punch

Black appliances were a bold choice for this kitchen, as they add some edge to the teal cabinets. A graphic black-and-white backsplash complements the display and packs a visual punch of its own.

A Showy Backsplash

Calling all color lovers! Designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon thoughtfully picked a color palette that went with the vibe she was creating for this coastal kitchen. With its unique tile, window shades and just a few accessories carefully chosen to complement the color scheme, this kitchen won a National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition award.

Gives Kitchen an Instant Makeover

A new backsplash, especially one with a unique tile shape, gives the whole kitchen an instant makeover, such as this neutral-hued design.

A White-and-Gray Tile Backsplash

This open concept kitchen features all the essentials for easy entertaining, from the island with seating to the simple layout.

From: Jenni Leasia

Brings Retro Flair

Behind the retro teal gas range, a gray-and-white tile backsplash continues the fun design to the walls.

From: Jenni Leasia

Shiny Black Tiles

Dare to be different when it comes to backsplash tiles. This bright and airy kitchen features elongated hexagon tiles in a shiny black for an out-of-the-box look.

Create Contrast Within

The black backsplash tiles add depth and sophistication to this chef kitchen, contrasting snappily with the white cabinets.

Small Blue, White and Gray Tiles

The homeowners wanted a kitchen that felt modern yet comforting, so the designers mixed a soft blue color scheme with bright white countertops to create this elegant, transitional kitchen design. The striking backsplash helps to make the upper cabinets, countertop and stainless steel appliances pop.

Serve as an Elegant Design

The black, white, gray and blue tile backsplash selected for the kitchen helps to create movement in the design, drawing the eye to the beauty, elegance and flow of it.

A Light Blue Backsplash

Because this kitchen is defined by white walls and cabinets, the designers wanted to infuse the space with a little warmth. Luckily, a wood-topped island gets the job done.

Brings a Pop of Color

White and blue are a classic combination, and they work wonders in this transitional kitchen. The light blue backsplash not only brings out the white of the cabinets but also serves as a pleasant pop of color.

Simple Graphic Tiles

White paneling, exposed beams and reclaimed wood floors make this country house simple and charming. Two backsplashes line the walls for an abundance of texture.

Accentuates Wooden Details

Tile with a simple, graphic pattern livens up the wall behind the stove and picks up the colors in the copper and wood details.

Gray-and-White Marble

The homeowners loved their home's midcentury modern design, but they wanted it to have an updated feel. Designers expertly blended the original mahogany paneling with new, sleek cabinets and splashes of marble to create a fun, elegant space.

Creates a Stunning Display

The gray-and-white marble backsplash helps to ease the transition between the dark, rich, mahogany paneling and the stark, white-gloss cabinets. The addition of the marble also provides additional warmth and texture to the design.

Custom Glass Tiles

With its wood cabinets, playful backsplash and stainless appliances, this kitchen looks warm yet modern — an aesthetic that totally fits a home in the Pacific Northwest.

Bring Fun Pattern

The kitchen's backsplash, composed of custom-blend glass tile, is laid in a chic chevron pattern to play off the colors in the island.

A Dove Gray-and-Black Backsplash

This relaxing kitchen is a study in elegant dark and light tones accented with shiny metal that adds an elegant touch.

Creates Elegance Abounds

The backsplash is rendered in mini dove gray-and-black tiles. Its subtle design creates a big impact tying the white upper cabinets to the darker ones below.

Hand-Painted Spanish Tiles

Located off the living room and open to the dining room, this family-friendly kitchen combines both function and style and serves as the true center of the home.

Are Artful and Unique

An artful backsplash includes hand-painted blue, green and white tiles. "It gives somewhat of an updated Spanish feel to the kitchen," says interior designer Tiffany Brooks.

A Charming Neutral Backsplash

This open-concept kitchen has it all: stainless appliances, a charming range hood, an eat-in island and a custom coffee bar. Recessed lights and gold pendants keep the space bright from morning to night.

Adds a Luxe Touch

Over the stove, white tile with a pretty blue pattern creates a charming backsplash. The gold pulls on the cabinets bring out the blue and add a luxe touch to the kitchen as well.

Subway Tile With Dark Grout

This contemporary kitchen is light and modern, with all new stainless steel appliances, black countertops and gray tile flooring. A white subway tile backsplash keeps the kitchen work area bright.

Keeps the Work Area Bright

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

Patterned Tiles Cover the Walls

This colorful modern kitchen is full of eye-catching details from the hand-painted columns to the copper-front bar to the black-and-white patterned tile that lines the walls.

For a Showy Display

The patterned wall tile is continued to the far wall of the kitchen, complementing the bold color of the cabinets and shelves.

Wallpaper Behind a Glass Backsplash

This modern kitchen features large corner windows, structural steel columns and a dynamic wallpaper behind a glass backsplash. Marble countertops and a farmhouse sink complete the look.

Is Dynamic and Chic

If you can't find the exact pattern or look in a tile, consider using wallpaper for a backsplash. Here, the wallpaper is covered with clear glass tiles, making spills and splashes from the stove a breeze to clean off.

A Cheerful Blue Backsplash

A streamlined white island leads the eye down the length of this stylish kitchen to its cheerful blue backsplash. A striped rug picks up the fun color.

Gives a Fresh New Look

The calming blue hue not only adds a splash of color in the space but also brings a breath of fresh air.

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