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.

Colorful Graphic Kitchen Backsplash

This colorful encaustic tile backsplash was the starting point for a kitchen's cheery redesign.

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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