11 Beautiful Kitchen Backsplashes

One of the easiest ways to change the look of a kitchen is to add a stunning backsplash. But with so many styles, how do you choose the right one? Explore these trends to find out.
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March 23, 2015

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Green Glass Tiles

These tiny lime-hued tiles make a bold statement, setting off the white countertops and wooden accents in this contemporary kitchen.

Marble Backsplash

This sleek, pristine kitchen gracefully blends cottage-style cabinets with an elegant marble backsplash. The matching backsplash and countertop keep the look unified and polished.

Stainless Steel

Paired with crisp, white countertops and contemporary fixtures, this stainless-steel backsplash sparkles.

Tuscan-Inspired Mural

This attractive backsplash maxes out the mosaics, combining a field of tiny tiles with a soft border and antique-inspired vase. This design is perfect for a Tuscan, French-country or traditional kitchen.

Unique Focal Point

Rather than depicting a traditional mural, the neutral tilework in this kitchen creates a stunning floral design with unexpected hues of blue and maroon.

White Subway Tiles

Medium-sized white subway tiles give this contemporary, cottage-style kitchen a cool, urban feel. When paired with soft, marble countertops and distressed cabinets, the look is instantly sophisticated.

Class Diamond Tile Pattern

This kitchen features light wood cabinets, marble countertops and a classic backsplash with a simple diamond border. The alternating diamond tiles present a bold look with the addition of a miniature frame.

Mosaic Glass

The mosaic glass-tile backsplash shimmers in the light coming from modern wall lamps. The tan and green colors highlight the gray countertops giving this space a rich, natural feel.

Picture-Framed Field Tiles

This subtle backsplash gets its oomph from textured tiles in various shapes and sizes. Subway tiles provide the backdrop for picture-framed tiles, set on the diagonal and highlighted with small accent tiles around the border.

Subway-Style Border

Using classic, white subway tiles as a backsplash is the best way to bring a polished look to your kitchen. Here, the tilework is spiced up with a Celtic-knot border just above the countertop. The border's soft-gray hue is a perfect match to the distressed upper cabinets.

Green-Toned Glass

The green-toned tile backsplash strip gets its interest, not just from the monochromatic colors, but by creating a tiny border of tiles just above the countertop.

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