Kitchen Backsplash Design Ideas

Kitchen backsplash tile is an essential element in the design of any kitchen. Its function is to provide a surface for water and cooking spatters that can be cleaned easily. A tile backsplash is often a focal point in a kitchen adding aesthetic appeal to the room and should be designed to complement counters, cabinets, appliances and flooring.

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  • A tumble marble backsplash, under cabinet lighting, granite counters and wood stained cabinets update the kitchen.
    A tumble marble backsplash, under cabinet lighting, granite counters and wood stained cabinets update the kitchen.
  • A subway tile backsplash complements the cabinets, appliances, flooring and fixtures. Copper accent tiles were used to add interest.
    A subway tile backsplash complements the cabinets, appliances, flooring and fixtures. Copper accent tiles were used to add interest.
  • A glass marble mosaic tile backsplash complements the solid surface quartz countertop and provides an elegant updated look to the kitchen.
    A glass marble mosaic tile backsplash complements the solid surface quartz countertop and provides an elegant updated look to the kitchen.
  • This backsplash design is practical, stylish and integrates cabinets, counters and fixtures.
    This backsplash design is practical, stylish and integrates cabinets, counters and fixtures.
  • Stainless steel mosaic tile in a subway tile pattern was used to create a focal point in the kitchen. Brushed nickel knobs and pulls complement the backsplash and appliances.
    Stainless steel mosaic tile in a subway tile pattern was used to create a focal point in the kitchen. Brushed nickel knobs and pulls complement the backsplash and appliances.
  • White subway tile and linear glass mosaic tile were used for this backsplash to complement appliances and the granite-look laminate counters.
    White subway tile and linear glass mosaic tile were used for this backsplash to complement appliances and the granite-look laminate counters.
  • Adding new counters, a glass tile backsplash and painting the cabinets created a nice upgrade for this kitchen while staying within the customer's budget.
    Adding new counters, a glass tile backsplash and painting the cabinets created a nice upgrade for this kitchen while staying within the customer's budget.
  • The five different size tiles and the changes to the tile direction make some fairly simple tiles into a beautiful backsplash.
    The five different size tiles and the changes to the tile direction make some fairly simple tiles into a beautiful backsplash.
  • The addition of a dry bar in this kitchen remodel gave the owners a sizable area to store beverages and glassware.
    The addition of a dry bar in this kitchen remodel gave the owners a sizable area to store beverages and glassware.
  • The ceramic tile backsplash with a glass tile accent add color and function to this kitchen remodel.
    The ceramic tile backsplash with a glass tile accent add color and function to this kitchen remodel.
  • This kitchen remodel included removing some an interior wall to allow the new kitchen to be extended into the old dining room space.
    This kitchen remodel included removing some an interior wall to allow the new kitchen to be extended into the old dining room space.
  • Recessed and under-cabinet lights provide task lighting on the counter areas. Backsplash field tiles are from Best tile. They are 6-by-6 inch Roman Travertine tiles in Silver and the accent tile is Dobkin Brown “Matrix Listello”. The backsplash adds both function and style to the kitchen.
    Recessed and under-cabinet lights provide task lighting on the counter areas. Backsplash field tiles are from Best tile. They are 6-by-6 inch Roman Travertine tiles in Silver and the accent tile is Dobkin Brown “Matrix Listello”. The backsplash adds both function and style to the kitchen.
  • A dual fuel range with a hood that includes a warming shelf was a splurge for the cooks. Spices are located conveniently near the range. The backsplash is beveled white subway tile accented by glass and statuary marble mosaic tile.
    A dual fuel range with a hood that includes a warming shelf was a splurge for the cooks. Spices are located conveniently near the range. The backsplash is beveled white subway tile accented by glass and statuary marble mosaic tile.
  • The kitchen features a 1000 lb. “Old Stone Works” range hood that matches the fireplace mantel. The kitchen cabinets are from the “Bishop Cabinets” line of custom cabinets and feature an off-white painted finish with edge wear and oil rubbed bronze hardware. The perimeter counters are marble.
    The kitchen features a 1000 lb. “Old Stone Works” range hood that matches the fireplace mantel. The kitchen cabinets are from the “Bishop Cabinets” line of custom cabinets and feature an off-white painted finish with edge wear and oil rubbed bronze hardware. The perimeter counters are marble.
  • Four-inch backsplash tile in brown, gray, charcoal and cream.
    Four-inch backsplash tile in brown, gray, charcoal and cream.
  • The new perimeter countertops are Cambria quartz “Berkley” with a standard waterfall edge. The backsplash is hand-painted Mexican tile. The single bowl stainless steel is under-mounted for easy cleanup and care. The gooseneck single handle faucet is a Moen “Ascent” high profile faucet in stainless steel.
    The new perimeter countertops are Cambria quartz “Berkley” with a standard waterfall edge. The backsplash is hand-painted Mexican tile. The single bowl stainless steel is under-mounted for easy cleanup and care. The gooseneck single handle faucet is a Moen “Ascent” high profile faucet in stainless steel.