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13 Beautiful Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

A backsplash is an easy project you can finish in just a few short days–perfect for a quick home refresh before the holidays. For more information on how to DIY your backsplash, check out this handy guide on How to Lay Tile. Find the inspiration you need in these 13 beautiful kitchen backsplash designs, featuring some of our favorite tiled backsplashes, from eye-catching geometric patterns to moody black stone.

Small-Scale Squares

Made of 4″ x 4″ offset tiles, the backsplash in this Swedish farmhouse-inspired kitchen proves simplicity can still be stunning.

Featuring: Maiolica Bianco. Design by Henri Interiors. Photography by Judith Marilyn.

Moody Black Travertine

Dramatic and unexpected, the Noir honed travertine mosaic brings an especially luxe feel to this chic kitchen. Boldly contrasting against the bright white cabinetry, the black stone features subtle silver veining that gently draws the eye throughout the space.

Featuring: Noir Honed Amalfi Mosaic. Design by Timber Trails. Photography by Stoffer Photography Interiors.

Mirrored Metallics

Reflective gold splatters glitter across the cowhide-look tiled backsplash in Annie Selke’s Palm Springs kitchen for a true show-stopping moment.

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Featuring: Annie Selke Goldleaf Speckle. Design and photography by Annie Selke.

Hues of Blue

A smokey blue backsplash pairs effortlessly with the colored island in this idyllic kitchen to create the most charming coastal atmosphere.

Explore more of our favorite coastal-inspired spaces if you’re loving this look.

Featuring: Annie Selke Artisanal Smokey Blue. Design by Bria Hammel Interiors. Photography by Spacecrafting.

Handcrafted Character

Featuring two unique handmade-look tiles displaying rich color variation and uneven surface texture from piece to piece, this charming cottage kitchen is layered in softness and one-of-a-kind character.

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Featuring: Riad White and Look Avio. Design and photography by I SPY DIY.

Bright & Geometric

This crisp and clean kitchen achieves elegant dimension through its hex tiled backsplash. Not only do the six-sided shapes create visual interest, but the Bianco Puro marble elevates the entire space with an extra luxurious look and feel.

Featuring: Bianco Puro Honed Marble Hex Mosaic. Design by Jkath Design Build + Reinvent. Photography by Spacecrafting.

A Touch of Gold

Complete with a custom patterned backsplash, this ultra-glam kitchen is an absolute dream. The vertically stacked Splendours Brown brings rich texture and warmth to the space, while the gold mirrored tile accents – a part of designer Kelli Fontana‘s upcoming Spring/Summer 2023 collection – instantly offer a grand, high-end feel.

Featuring: Splendours Brown. Design by Kelli Fontana. Build by West Bay Homes. Photography by Spacecrafting.

Modern Classic

A go-to for a reason, marble tile brings a unique timelessness to any space it’s in. With an elegant blend of warm and cool tones, the Royal Satin White marble backsplash perfectly embodies this kitchen’s “modern classic” design style.

Featuring: Royal Satin White. Design by Rashida Banks. Photography by Antwon Maxwell Photography.

Herringbone Haven

The high-contrast palette in this bold and beautiful kitchen is emphasized by the incredible dimensionality found in its angled herringbone mosaic backsplash.

Featuring: Herringbone Gloss White Mosaic. Design by Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio. Photography by @ourbrickhousestyle.

Statement-Making Sheen

Whoever said white subway tile had to be boring? The Retro Lino tile showcased in this transitional kitchen’s backsplash is double-fired with a clear coat glaze, resulting in a radiant sheen that demands attention.

Featuring: Retro Lino. Design by Haus of Rowe Interiors. Photography by Spacecrafting.

Mosaic Masterpiece

The ornate basketweave pattern made of two contrasting marbles in the Sampson mosaic transforms this light and airy kitchen into a sophisticated work of art.

Featuring: Sampson Mosaic. Design by Timber Trails. Photography by Stoffer Photography Interiors.

Cool & Contemporary

Sleek glass subway tile in a crisp white hue is the perfect backdrop for this stunning modern kitchen donning clean lines and a calming color palette.

Featuring: Glass White Subway. Design by Russo Residential. Photography by Spacekraft Media.

Artisanal Farmhouse

This whimsical kitchen puts an artisanal spin on classic farmhouse style with a handmade-look backsplash. Featuring a unique crackle finish, each tile has a lightly weathered appearance for that perfectly soft and lived-in feel.

Featuring: Annie Selke Artisanal Pearl Grey. Design and photography by I SPY DIY.

Ready to find the perfect kitchen backsplash of your own? Schedule a free design consultation to get started on your next project – whether it’s a weekend DIY refresh or a major renovation, our tile experts are happy to answer any questions you may have!

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