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30 Creative Kitchen & Bathroom Backsplash Ideas for 2024

Whether you're looking to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom, these creative tile backsplash ideas will keep your space free from mess in style. For even more inspiration, shop our wide selection of kitchen and bathroom backsplash tiles. Ready to create a space you’ll love? Schedule a free design consultation or visit your local Tile Shop—we're here to help every step of the way!

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Subway Tile Backsplash Ideas

Sleek black elongated subway tile kitchen backsplash installed in a brick-lay and herringbone pattern.

Sleek, chic and endlessly versatile, subway tile is always in style. We love how nicely the Tribeca Basalt tile contrasts with the white cabinets and how it’s installed in a herringbone pattern above the stove for distinction. Shop our full selection of subway tile and choose from a variety of sizes and colors to complete your design.


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Stunningly Slanted Diagonal Picket Tile

Black picket tile backsplash in a modern bathroom with gold fixtures and a marble sink basin.

An innovative bathroom tile backsplash idea, picket tile is a modern twist on subway popular for its sense of movement and geometric design. This modern backsplash uses a diagonally installed picket tile for an extra play on the classic. Paired with a minimalistic faucet and countertop, the Lanse Matte Black tile creates a chic, sophisticated space.


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Groovy Geometric Design

This groovy bathroom features a patterned backsplash tile with green geometric lines.

Create a funky space with a geometric patterned tile like the Elipse Verde tile. This mesmerizing tile can be installed several ways for a unique design, and the large format will make your space feel expansive.


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Mosaic Tile Backsplash Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen counter and shelf with cups, cutting board and other cooking elements before white and beige tile.

This chic kitchen designed by Timber Trails is an elevated take on modern farmhouse style. The Sampson mosaic gives this backsplash an earthy, homespun feel even as the marble provides elegance. We love how the colors in the marble mosaic complement the white shelving with gold hardware. Shop our full selection of mosaic tile for an intricate design that expresses your style.


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White Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas

This kitchen features an off-white handmade-look tile backsplash, white cabinets and a farmhouse-style sink.

A white backsplash will make your kitchen look bright, open and inviting, especially when paired with white cabinets (though white also looks sleek paired with colored cabinets). The Marrakesh Off White tile shown here features creamy whites and beige tones for lots of movement and interest. Discover 20 creative kitchen backsplash ideas to pair with white cabinets for more inspiration.


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Mixed Vertical and Horizontal Stacks

Grey glossy porcelain subway tiles behind a white farmhouse sink, green cabinets and a butcherblock counter top.

Love subway tile but want to go beyond the standard brick lay? Something as simple as alternating vertical and horizontal stacks can add interest to your backsplash. Shop our ever-expanding selection of subway tile to find the perfect tile for your personalized backsplash design.


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Go Green For a Wellness-Focused Design

This bathroom backsplash features jade-colored subway tiles in varied green tones that have been installed vertically to create a distinctive look.

Colors and materials found in nature are on-trend for their serotonin-inducing benefits. The Hackney Jade tile shown here features dark green and brown tones, for a rustic, handmade look that will fill you with the tranquil sensation of a walk in the woods. Explore our top 10 gorgeous green bathroom tile ideas for more green tile inspiration.


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Create Gentle Waves

A modern bathroom with a white wave-shaped tile backsplash and a black pedestal sink.

Give your design a soft edge with the Wave tile collection, available in four colors including the Grey Owl shown here. This versatile tile can be installed in a variety of ways for a personal design. For more curved tiles, shop our assortment of unique shapes, where you'll find popsicle tiles, scalloped tiles, and even tiles shaped like a text message.


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Add Texture with Fluted Tile

This bright white bathroom features a fluted marble-look tile backsplash.

A raised surface design will add dimension and depth to your backsplash. The soft wavy raised lines of the Ritual tile create subtle movement and an elegant, artistic look. We love how the uneven lines both reflect the light and cast shadows for a backsplash that will change depending on the time of day. If you want an even more dramatic fluted look, try the Tommas Carrara by Kelli Fontana.


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Glass Tile Backsplash Ideas

Linear glass mosaic tiled backsplash behind a kitchen sink with a silver faucet.

The reflective surface of glass tile makes it a perfect choice for a backsplash. A glass mosaic, like the Santos Beach tile shown here, creates a sense of movement as the light hits it. Glass tile is also easy to clean, making it a great material for a surface prone to splashes and spills.


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Hexagons—An On-Trend Vintage Look

Silver stove with red nobs in front of white hexagon tile wall.

Hexagons are a vintage look that’s found new popularity for their versatility and unique shape. Available in a variety of materials, sizes and styles, a hexagon tile backsplash will complement virtually any aesthetic. The Royal White marble hexagon tile shown here features subtle veining for a wonderful sense of movement and interest.


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Bright and Chic Metallics

White counter top with bowls of fruit and a white and gold tiled wall

Create a backsplash that shines with a gorgeous metallic tile. The material’s reflective properties will brighten your prep space. They can even add a sense of glamour, like the Annie Selke Goldleaf Speckle tile shown here.


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Small Herringbone Mosaic

White herringbone porcelain tile kitchen backsplash

Another way to add movement to your backsplash is through patterned shapes. A small herringbone pattern like the Herringbone Gloss White tile shown here creates a fun zigzag and we love how the shape complements the geometric pattern of the window covering.


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Quiet Luxury

Bathroom with large-format marble-look porcelain tile floor.

With its emphasis on sustainability, elegance and personalized style, quiet luxury is a new trend with serious staying power. This bathroom designed by Nikki Chu pairs a lush marble-look tile with handmade-look subway tiles for a backsplash that feels rich and sophisticated while maintaining simplicity. For more ideas on how to incorporate this design aesthetic, check out our guide to quiet luxury.


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Charming Art Deco Arches

Double sink vanity with mirrors, gold light fixtures and white with pink arch tile

This ultra-feminine backsplash, designed by Bari J Ackerman, seamlessly blends vintage charm with contemporary flair. The delightful pink arches were achieved by skillfully cutting pink and white hexagon tiles. For step-by-step instructions on creating similar looks yourself, be sure to check out our comprehensive how to cut tile tutorial.


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3-D Tiles

Dark purple and black and gold tile sink backsplash. White sink and circular mirror.

Make your walls pop with sculptural 3-D tile. Available in looks ranging from chic fluted tiles to bold geometric shapes, 3-D tiles create great texture and shading that will change with the lighting of the room. This bathroom designed by Beth Diana Smith, features the Cell Light Gold AC tile with a raised gold pattern for a fun and funky backsplash.


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White Backsplash Tile Ideas for the Bathroom

This boho-inspired bathroom features a white picket-shaped tile wall.

The simplicity of white tile means it can be used for almost any aesthetic, like this Boho-inspired bathroom designed by Brooke Pavel. Choose from a variety of shapes and styles like this  Picket Florencia Super Bianco tile with its neatly stacked lines and characteristic pointed edge.


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Mix and Match Finishes

A modern bathroom with cream-colored handmade-look subway tile wall.

Can't decide between glossy and matte? Combine them for a chic, subtle design. This elegant bathroom features the handmade-look Coco Canvas matte subway tile in a horizontal stack with a double stripe of a vertical stack with a glossy finish. The glossy tile reflects the light, giving the space an extra shine.


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Artistic Picture Frame

Kitchen with porcelain tile on floor resembling wood planks. Marble counter tops set under a backsplash of marble subway tile accented with mother of pearl and marble mosaic deco framed with marble and gold profiles.

Show off your creative side with an elegant picture frame—a beautiful patterned tile or mosaic tile surrounded with decorative trim. Layering trim will create a highly designed moment perfect for a kitchen backsplash. This picture frame surrounding the Havana with White Nacre mosaic tile is made using a layered Firenze Carrara marble trim and a gold profile tile trim for a beautiful blend of materials.


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Classic and Modern Marble Subway Tile

A kitchen with a marble subway tile backsplash and a bowl of fruit on the black counter.

Elegant marble subway tile will elevate your design while maintaining the simple brick-shaped forms. The versatility of marble means it can be used to achieve a wide breadth of styles. We love how the gold and grey veining of the Firenze Calcatta Amalfi tile makes this the perfect tile to complement either warm or cool color schemes.


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Coastal Chic Tile Ideas

This coastal chic bathroom features a white and blue patterned hexagon-shaped tile wall.

Make every day a beach day with chic and modern coastal-inspired patterns. The Summerland collection by Jeffery Alan Marks (shown here in Miramar) features a pattern reminiscent of sun-kissed linen embroidery. The style is bright and breezy, perfect for your refined coastal aesthetic.


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Retro Trim Details

This retro bathroom features a white subway tile backsplash with a band of black trim.

This super glamorous Hollywood Regency-style bathroom features a REL subway tile trim for a smooth edge and a minimalist black pencil liner. The design is simple but authentic to the 1930s Craftsman house. The story of this bathroom renovation is certainly worth the read.


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Marble "Slab Look"

Loft kitchen with tall large-format tiled wall.

Use large-format marble tile for an on-trend look that has its roots in classical traditions. The slab look gives the appearance of a continuous piece of marble, but at 12" x 24" the Calacata Evora tile is easier to install (and easier on the pocketbook) than a single block of stone.


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Whimsical Patterns

Detail of a vanity wall with charcoal hexagon tile

Embrace authentic British charm with the fun, whimsical patterns in our exclusive Laura Ashley collection. Inspired by historic prints from the beloved designer's archive, the patterns—like the Louise Star shown here—will transform your space into an English country cottage.


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Wallpaper Inspirations

This kitchen features an ornate wallpaper-inspired patterned tile wall.

Easy-to-clean and maintain porcelain and ceramic patterned tile are a practical alternative to wallpaper. With designs ranging from simple geometric to elegantly ornate, we have patterned tile to match any aesthetic. One of our most popular patterns is the Morris & Co. Pure Net Linen (shown here) based on the iconic British designer's original wallpaper designs.


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Chic Chevron Tile Ideas

A chic modern kitchen featuring chevron marble mosaic wall tile.

The zig-zag pattern of chevron-shaped tile will create an organic sense of movement on your walls. The veining in the Meram Blanc Carrara marble chevron in this kitchen designed by Nikki Chu makes this backsplash alive with visual texture and movement. We love how the lines of the tile and the coloration of the marble complement the open shelves and wicker lampshade.


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Authentic Zellige Tile

This bathroom features cream-colored handmade Zellige wall tile.

This year authenticity is more important than ever. Real materials and one-of-a-kind looks will make your space feel luxurious and unique. Handmade Zellige tiles, crafted according to centuries-old techniques have an unparalleled artistry that will infuse your space with elegance, charm and individuality.


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Mirrored Tile

Kitchen with mirrored tile behind open shelving.

A mirrored tile backsplash will make your kitchen feel bright and spacious. This kitchen designed by Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang features her signature Patina Siren Mirror tile behind open shelving and above the range hood. The patina of the mirror adds interest to this tile and gives the room depth. This is an amazing way to highlight your favorite serving ware.


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Blue Handmade-Look Tile

A brilliant blue bathroom featuring handmade-look blue square tile.

Evoking a bright sky and tranquil waters, blue instantly elevates your mood. This charming blue bathroom designed by I SPY DIY uses Marrakesh Blue tile. The undulating surface (variation in color and texture) gives this tile a serene, wavelike feel. For more ideas on how to use blue, check out 12 of our best blue bathroom tile designs and shop our full assortment of blue tile.


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Contrasting Grout

A kitchen backsplash with dark grey tile and contrasting white grout.

Don't forget about the grout! A light grout with a dark tile (or a dark grout with a light tile) will make your backsplash tile pop. We love how the Brick x Brick by Alison Victoria in Powder looks with the white grout.


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