Backsplash Tile

Choosing the tile for your backsplash is one of the best parts of redecorating. Why? Since it generally covers a smaller area than your main wall or floor tile, you can have more fun with it! That means incorporating pops of color, unique materials or visually striking shapes feels less risky.

Whether you opt for a detailed mosaic or classic subway tile, you’ll find something you love from our hundreds of options. For more detailed backsplash tile ideas, visit our inspiration page.

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Kitchen with blue cabinets and white marble arabesque backsplash above sink.

Choosing the tile for your backsplash is one of the best parts of redecorating. Why? Since it generally covers a smaller area than your main wall or floor tile, you can have more fun with it! That means incorporating pops of color, unique materials or visually striking shapes feels less risky.

Whether you opt for a detailed mosaic or classic subway tile, you’ll find something you love from our hundreds of options. For more detailed backsplash tile ideas, visit our inspiration page.

Kitchen with blue cabinets and white marble arabesque backsplash above sink.

Add Style Elements or A Pop of Color with Backsplash Tiles

Updating and modernizing your home can be as easy as updating your kitchen’s backsplash. It allows you to add a pop of color, a distinct shape or a stand-out pattern to your room—and it’s one of the quicker and easier tiling projects to take on yourself. Plus, there’s so much more than classic white subway tile. Explore the multitude of options below.

Color

Blue and Black Round Tile Wall Sink

You can't go wrong with a classic, white tile backsplash, but this design element offers the perfect opportunity to take a little risk — and have a little fun! Create a dramatic contrast to light cabinets with bold, dark backsplash tile, or brighten up a dark room with an unexpected pop of color. If you can't choose just one, a colorful mosaic backsplash has it all.

Shape

Marble tiles surround bathroom sink.
Metal Copper Pennyround Tile Dining Area
Faux Wood Ceramic Rectangular Tile Wash Area

After you've selected a tile color, you must decide which shape to use. If you’ve opted for a neutral color palette, a unique shape is a great way to add visual interest to your space. From rectangular subway tiles and squares to arabesques, penny rounds, hexagons and beyond, the design possibilities are endless. Each shape will create a stunning backsplash. It's just a matter of preference.

Material

grey  tiles Kitchen Area.
Green glass subway tile kitchen backsplash with herringbone mosaic accent.
Sophisticated white and grey carrara marble wall with gold accents on kitchen backsplash.

Tile is one of the most versatile design elements because it's available in a wide variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, glass, natural stone, and more. Each material creates a distinct look full of character and charm. Since backsplashes add an accent or act as the focal point in rooms, this is the perfect time to explore our expansive selection of available tiles.

Pattern

Marble tiles surrounded bathroom wash basin.
Mottled White Slanted Rectangle Tile Kitchen
Kitchen with subway tile backsplash unique pattern.

Backsplashes offer so many ways to play with patterns in your tile design. From traditional horizontal placement and vertical stacks to trending herringbone, crosshatch and offset patterns, you may be surprised by how much a tile pattern can change the look and feel of your space. Looking for more? Get inspired by these tile pattern possibilities!

Texture

Dark brown reclaimed wood wall tile with mosaic in rustic bar area.
Modern bathroom vanity with white textured designer wall tiles.
Stone Pebble and Wood Tiled Cooking Station

Nothing adds dimension to a room like textured backsplash tile. Create the illusion with patterned and faux-textured tiles or add depth with 3D tiles. 3D tiles are an excellent alternative to wallpaper that add colors, patterns and textures. Stone, mosaics, geometric, wood-look and patterned tiles can all add texture to an eye-catching backsplash.

Artistic Accents

Backsplash tiles.
Harmony Silverleaf Rough Textured Tile
Shower wall with orange and grey geometric patterned tile.

Think of your backsplash as a blank canvas just waiting to become a masterpiece. Consider mixing and matching mosaics, accent tiles or patterned tiles to create an original, artistic look that's unique to you and withstands the test of time.

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