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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.

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.

Redo Your Backsplash Tiles for an Easy Home Update

Modernizing your home is as simple as updating your kitchen or bathroom backsplash. It allows you to add a pop of color, a distinct shape or a stand-out pattern to your room—and it’s a quick and easy DIY project. Go bold with a fun mosaic or classic with a subway tile backsplash.  

Bold or Subtle, Express Your Style With Color

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 tile backsplash has it all. 

Blue patterned tile kitchen wall with white counter, floating shelf and bowl of fruit.

Bold colors like the deep blues of the Maiolica Collection creates a focal point in this backsplash.

White marble subway tile kitchen backsplash.

A classic white tile backsplash like the Meram Blanc Carrara polished marble subway tile is clean and contemporary.

Kitchen sink and counter with a blue and off-white tile wall

Color and shape come together to create this bold kitchen tile backsplash with the Elipse Azul ceramic tile.

Add Interest and Movement With Shape

Once you choose your color, you’re ready to decide on shape. 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 penny rounds, hexagons and arabesque tile, your backsplash will come alive with shape.  

Kitchen backsplash using tile with a bold geometric design in black, grey and white is tempered by the soft, feminine arabesque shape.

The unique shape of the Nara Arabesque Encaustic tile creates interest and movement on this backsplash.

The Marrakesh Blue square-shaped ceramic tile creates a classic elegance.

Kitchen with a chic black-and-white accent wall. With the diamonds and triangles on this hexagon tile it creates a woven geometric design.

The diamond-shaped pattern created with the Rogue Hex encaustic tile adds a geometric interest to this kitchen backsplash.

Choosing the Right Material for Your Backsplash

The Tile Shop has a wide variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, and glass tile to design a backsplash that reflects your style. 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. 

Blue zig-zag patterned tile backsplash with sink, white counters and bowl of lemons

A glass mosaic backsplash like the Alato Midnight Chevron adds shine and pattern.

Kitchen backsplash with Sampson mosaic marble tile above the counter

The  Sampson mosaic marble tile makes a truly unique backsplash.

White and grey checkerboard ceramic tile wall in a kitchen with green counters and table and chairs.

Ceramic tile is versatile enough to create virtually any look. Shown here: Riad White and Riad Grey ceramic tile.

Add Artistic Accents for a Beautiful Backsplash

Think of your backsplash as a blank canvas just waiting to become a masterpiece. Consider mixing and matching mosaics, accent tiles or patterned tiles. A handmade Zellige tile backsplash with its color variation and surface texture, is truly unique. Contemporary, classic or rustic, explore our selection of tile to create a backsplash as original as you! 

White and Grey chevron mosaic tile behind counter with jar of cooking spoons and small plant

The softly curved chevron of the Bardot Grey Marble Mosaic tile makes for an elegant backsplash.

Counter with bowl of lemons and white, light grey and dark grey tiled wall

An elongated hexagon shape creates a sophisticated custom-patterned backsplash with the Picket Florencia Super Bianco, Grigio Chiaro and Smoke ceramic tiles.

White herringbone porcelain tile kitchen backsplash

The Herringbone Gloss White porcelain tile adds a beautiful sense of movement to this kitchen backsplash.

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