Backsplashes and Cabinets: Beautiful Combinations

Kitchen design ideas from the experts at Spice Up My Kitchen.


Bamboo in a full overlay, frameless construction gives the cabinetry a modern, clean look. The gorgeous green backsplash is made from recycled glass, and the countertops are made of 75 percent recycled concrete and glass. Tip: Use unsanded grout with glass tile so you won't scratch the glass. See more of this makeover.

Monochromatic Modern

White maple cabinets with recessed panels and simple chrome hardware set the tone in this sleek, modern space. The gray and white mosaic tile backsplash synchronizes the crisp color palette. Get more details about this makeover.

Colorfully Refined

Multicolored tiles in various earth tones are paired with auburn-finished oak cabinetry to create a rustic yet refined space. Romantic red is used on the walls and earthy ceramic tile graces the floor. See what it looked like before the makeover.

Rustic Shaker Style

Clean-lined, Shaker-style cabinetry is finished in a light glaze then topped off with crown molding. The natural stone backsplash provides texture and depth, and it contrasts beautifully with the smooth soapstone countertop and integrated sink. Find out more about this great makeover.

Handsomely Classic

The classic styling in this kitchen gives it a handsome, timeless look. Cherry cabinetry with raised panels and turned-post accents are paired with a green porcelain slate backsplash and a quartz countertop. The 6" x 6" Brazilian tiles are laid on a diagonal to add visual interest and dimension. Find out more about this family-friendly makeover.

Warm Traditional

Raised-panel, birch cabinets in a dark finish are paired with a porcelain tile backsplash. The deep wood tone makes the traditional style come alive, and the diamond-patterned backsplash adds dimension to the design. Find out more about this gorgeous makeover.

Take It to the Ceiling

Recessed-panel maple cabinets and hardwood floors ground this contemporary kitchen while the glass tile takes it to new heights. The warm woods against the cool iridescent tile and stainless steel give the room character and pizazz. See what it looked like before the makeover.


Warm cherry cabinetry is offset with a cool pearlescent backsplash. The backsplash and countertop are made from recycled glass and both brilliantly reflect light. Find out more about this eco-friendly makeover.

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