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Kitchen Tile Design Ideas

We’ve all been victims of the kitchen mess. A bubbling pot, a pan that splatters, a dropped bowl—make cleanup easier in all of these situations with tile that protects your kitchen surfaces. Whether on the backsplash, the walls, the floors or all three, one of the best properties of tile is how easily it wipes clean. Tile is versatile enough that you’ll always find one to coordinate or contrast with your cupboards, counters and existing decor.

Kitchen backsplash with white subway tile and white marble arabesque mosaic.

Make sure your favorite tile stands out to everyone by accenting it in a frame.

2023 Kitchen Tile Design Trends

Often what’s trending in design is trending in tile, too. In 2023, we’re seeing lots of hexagons, dark, dramatic colors, like navy blue, dark green and black, brick looks, patterned or encaustic tiles and mixed metallics. Classic subway tiles are still popular but colors besides white are starting to make appearances, keeping this look fresh and interesting. Patterned tiles, especially if they are used up to the ceiling to cover an entire wall, give your space the look and feel of wallpaper in an easy-to-care-for material. Glass splashbacks, which are large pieces of tempered glass that usually have a pattern or print, are popular in Europe and have begun making their mark in the United States. Use these eye-catching pieces to make a statement over a stovetop or behind a sink.

kitchen wall tiles.

Mediterranean cobalt blues and floral-inspired patterns make this kitchen patchwork effect memorable.

3-D white kitchen wall tile.

A dimensional tile with configurations that intrigue is a welcome sight at the end of the day.

Monochromatic cream kitchen with patterned tiles.

A cool, calming and neutral kitchen overflows with patterns, mixed materials and points of interest upon closer inspection.

Subway Tile Accents

Popular but always classic, subway tile is a perfect choice for any kitchen. Keep the look fresh and original in a bold color, a unique pattern or with a contrasting grout color. One of the best things about subway tile is the variety of patterns in which it can be installed. A neutral color installed in an unexpected pattern makes a big statement.

wood look kitchen tiles and textured wall tiles.

Add a twist to your subway tile design by installing a textured tile in a unique pattern.

Green glass subway tile kitchen backsplash with herringbone mosaic accent.

Want to add contrast to your subway tile backsplash? Install a recessed shelf with a bold tile design.

Want to see more? Browse our subway tile.

Tile Mosaics

Mosaics are often used on the backsplash because they are made up of small-scale tiles, perfect in this space, but don’t be afraid to create a whole accent wall. Use glass, marble, ceramic, porcelain and mosaics made with other materials to add pops of color, shine and shape to your kitchen.

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

Mosaic tiles are an effective way to add interesting lines to a white wall.

hexagon ceramic wall tiles.

Get creative with unorthodox shapes and sizes that will make your walls stand out.

Want to see more options? Browse our mosaic tile.

Kitchen Backsplash Designs

Backsplashes are not only functional, protecting your walls from splashes and spills, but they are fashionable, too. Think of your backsplash as the jewelry to your kitchen—that little bit of sparkle that completes a look. Have fun, and get creative with your backsplash while you protect the area around your sink, range and countertops. Glass, textured tile, metallic tile, mosaics—in a wide variety of options, there’s a backsplash tile to reflect your unique style.

kitchen backsplash wall tiles.

Your kitchen backsplash is a perfect opportunity to add a pattern that really pops.

wood like kitchen floor tiles.

If your kitchen cabinets and countertops are white, consider a tile design that will add some personality.

Browse our selection of backsplash tile.

Let our design experts help you to create the kitchen of your dreams. Our free design services are available to you 7 days a week.


Kitchen Floors

Whether you have a spacious kitchen that’s the entertaining hub of the home or a small space just big enough for you, a tile floor is always a perfect choice for your kitchen floor. In a room that’s used almost every day, it’s important to have something that’s both easy to clean and durable. From modern to classic, tile can easily achieve almost style you’ve been dreaming of while retaining these easy-care properties.

wood look kitchen floor tiles.

Tile flooring is a great fit in a kitchen because it’s stylish, durable and easy to clean.

kitchen floor tiles.

Our wide selection of colors and finishes means that you’ll find a great fit for your room’s decor.

wood look kitchen floor tiles.

Available in a variety of shades, wood-look tile flooring offers a natural look with exceptional durability.

Browse our selection of kitchen floor tile.

Design Tip: Choosing Materials

In the room where your guests will gather (and their spills and messes will, too), you can’t go wrong using tile. Ceramic, porcelain, glass and stone tiles all clean up easily once they are installed correctly and give your kitchen timeless style. Plus, your floor tiles can be heated to make this popular entertaining area even cozier. We can’t help with the cooking, but with a beautifully tiled kitchen, we’ll make sure cleaning up is easier than ever.

kitchen backsplash wall tiles.

Add a lively dose of personality by installing a striking glass tile pattern in your kitchen.

bathroom wall tiles.

Ceramic tile stands up extremely well to moisture and is available in a multitude of shapes and patterns.

Design Tip: Choosing Colors

You can dress up your tiled kitchen in almost as many colors as paint…except you can add texture, shine, patterns and sparkle! Whether you want a bright, white kitchen or a colorful, bold one, tile will ensure that the color you choose for your kitchen lasts you years. With the variety of finishes and colors available at The Tile Shop, you never need to worry that you won’t find something to match your kitchen cabinets and counters. If you’re unsure what will match, look for pictures in our Customer Room Gallery that resemble the look you want, or stop in and ask one of our experts.

backsplash rectangle kitchen tiles.

Installing white tile in your kitchen doesn’t mean that it can’t add an eye-catching effect.

woodlike kitchen floor tiles.

A stark contrast to the white cabinets, this unique pattern was a wise choice for this backsplash.

colorful kitchen backsplash tiles.

This natural stone backsplash really complements the dark wood tones in this rustic kitchen.

kitchen backsplash tiles.

Your backsplash is a great opportunity to flex your creative muscles and make a big statement.

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