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Top 15 Bar Backsplash Ideas For 2024

Whether you’re building a place where friends and family can gather over tap beer or a small station for mixing drinks, a bar will add comfort and value to your home. Here are fifteen backsplash ideas that are sure to make your bar the toast of the town. Ready to tackle your reno? Browse our full selection of bar backsplash tile to find a tile that fits your style.

1. Unique Bar Backsplash Ideas

A bar is a great place to showcase your personality. For this bar backsplash, HGTV star Alison Victoria used the Skyline Vintage Patina tile to create a distinct space that fits her bold personal aesthetic. If your style leans whimsical or quirky, browse our full selection of unique tile or patterned tile to find your personal style.

Vintage stone and patina diamond-shaped bar backsplash.
Featuring: Skyline Vintage Patina Mix Stone. Design by Alison Victoria.

2. Glass Tile Backsplash

Stylish and easy to clean, glass tile is an excellent choice for a bar backsplash. Available in a wide array of colors and styles, glass tile will add a touch of shine to your space, perfect for a recessed bar or a corner bar that doesn’t get much lighting.

Grey and white chevron marble bar backsplash.
Featuring: Victoria Grey Harlow with Glass Snow Mix Mosaic.
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3. Scalloped Tile Backsplash

If you’re only tiling half the wall, consider using a scalloped tile to add interest to the edge of your tile. This beautiful gold and green bar uses Gem by Alison Victoria tile for a charming bar area. The rounded edges of the deep green marble soften the design, creating a look as classy as it is chic.

Green scalloped marble bar backsplash.
Featuring: Gem by Alison Victoria.

4. Tile Behind a Shelf

Want a bar, but don’t have any place to build one? Adding a shelf or two (or repurposing some existing shelves) is an easy way to create a drinks station that fits your existing layout. But just because you’re limited on space, doesn’t mean you need to limit your style, install a chic tile (like the Annie Selke Goldleaf Speckle tile shown here) behind your bar shelves and your personality will really shine through.

Gold speckled white tile backsplash with bar shelves.
Featuring: Annie Selke Goldleaf Speckle. Design by Annie Selke. Photography by Bethany Nauert Photography.

5. 3-D Tile Backsplash

Add dimension to your wall with a 3-D or sculptural tile backsplash. Tile that literally pops from the wall like the Diamante Negro tile shown here will add interest through light and shadows, for a cool patterned effect that will change as the light shifts in your space.

Contemporary bar with dark grey geometric 3-d tile.
Featuring: Diamante Negro Matte.

6. Basement Bar Backsplash Ideas

If you have the space in your basement to install a full sit-down bar (or have an existing bar that needs a facelift), consider tiling the backsplash to match the bar itself. This fun and glamorous bar repeats the Doree Mosaic tile picture frame behind the bar on the back of the seating area. The effect is a stunning and cohesive space.

Island area with counter and tile focal wall complementing bar front.With wood-look porcelain combined with clean white carrara marble combined with geometric design adding clean, classic colors.
Featuring: Doree Mosaic, Noir Honed Hixton, Hampton Carrara Hixton and Hampton Carrara Subway.
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7. Textured Bar Backsplash Tile

Add organic texture to your bar backsplash with beautiful natural stone. Travertine and slate tile come in a variety of shapes, textures and colors to fit your space, and since no two pieces of natural stone are alike, you are guaranteed a unique design. We love all the textures at play in the beautiful Harmony Silverleaf travertine mosaic tile shown here.

A bar backsplash using 12" x 12" mosaic tiles  with a three -dimensional design, highlighted by a metallic silver finish offering a range of textures, incorporating modern lines, tumbled stone and softer touches.
Featuring: Harmony Silverleaf Mosaic.

8. Contrasting Color Blocks

Create a fun, bold space that showcases your favorite color–or two or three. A checkerboard pattern will add a touch of whimsy to your space while a tricolored pattern like the one shown here using encaustic tiles, adds another layer to your bar backsplash.

Feature wall behind bar area with 8" square tiles stacked in three colors, blue, black and grey.
Featuring: Encaustic Black, Encaustic Cobalt and Encaustic Light Grey.

9. Art Deco-Inspired Backsplash

Create a space that harkens back to The Prohibition Era with the elegant arches and bold graphic shapes of Art Deco-inspired tile. The gold, grey and white motif in the Lalique marble mosaic perfectly mimics the arches of this decorative bar area, adding to the softness of the space.

An elegant home bar backsplash features Art Deco-inspired waterjet marble mosaic tile in shades of white and grey marble, with gold accents.
Featuring: Lalique Marble Mosaic.

10. Wet Bar Backsplash Ideas

If you have the space and the plumbing, a sink will add convenience to your bar area, especially if your bar is far from the kitchen. A tile backsplash is essential for a wet bar, as it will protect against spills and splashes. If you’re looking for something simple that will match virtually any decor, like the Retro Perla tile shown here, shop our full assortment of subway tile.

Grey handmade-look tile bar backsplash.
Featuring: Retro Perla. Design & Photography by Rambling Renovators.

11. Patterned Tile Backsplash

Turn your bar area into a work of art with a beautiful patterned tile backsplash. Colorful, floral or geometric, patterned tile will protect your walls while still making a statement. We love how the Annie Selke Aylin Black tile makes a statement on this classy black and white bar.

Bar display with black hextagonal tile on floor white subway on walls and printed tile as feature wall.
Featuring: Annie Selke Aylin Black, Annie Selke Artisanal White and Black Hex.

12. Terrazzo-Inspired Tile

Traditionally used on Roman terraces, Terrazzo tile is known for its distinct flecked pattern. The Terrazzo Bianco Macro tile shown here combines the easy maintenance of porcelain with the authentic look of real Terrazzo. The warm flecks of brown and tan in the tile work nicely with the hardwood features of this bar and add a fun and unique pattern.

This is a small bar area with white with brown flecks terrazzo-look tile.
Featuring: Terrazzo Bianco Macro. Design by Susan Hill Interior Design. Photography by Dustin Peck Photography.

13. White Tile Backsplash

This creamy white bar designed by Timber Trails is the epitome of elegance. The Riad White handmade-look tile features subtle shade and surface variation for a subtle sense of movement. The effect is an almost satiny wall. If your style is bright, fresh and clean, shop our full selection of white tile.

The wall of this butler's pantry features white square handmade-look tile in durable ceramic with a glossy finish.
Featuring: Riad White. Design by Timber Trails Development Company. Photography by John and Maura Stoffer.

14. Mirrored Tile Backsplash

Choose a tile that adds depth to your bar with mirrored tile. We love the twist on the classic bar mirror that’s created with the Antique Mirror Bevel tile shown here. The reflection is slightly blurred, capturing only the shapes and colors of the room, for an incredibly unique effect.

This is a large bar with mirrored glass tile.
Featuring: Antique Mirror Bevel. Design by West Bay Homes. Photography by Spacecrafting.

15. Handmade Tile Backsplash

Authentically unique handmade Zellige tile, like the Zellige Alabaster Gloss tile shown here, are crafted and glazed by hand for a distinct look from tile to tile. The effect is a bar that embraces modern trends toward unique luxury while celebrating ancient techniques. For true one-of-a-kind character, shop our entire Zellige collection.

Grey-beige colored handmade Zellige tile bar backsplash.
Featuring: Zellige Alabaster Gloss.

Ready to tackle your bar backsplash project? Explore tons of unique tile combinations in real spaces with our Tile Visualizer, or schedule a free design consultation with our tile experts to get a jumpstart on your next project.

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