Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
When designing a kitchen one of the most important components is the backsplash that goes under the cabinets and above the countertops. Coming up with beautiful backsplash ideas can be challenging. It’s often hard for homeowners to visualize what backsplashes will look like. If you have the wrong ideas it can ruin the theme of your kitchen and if you choose the wrong types of backsplash, for example, if you choose the wrong color scheme or the wrong materials, it can ruin the appearance of the entire kitchen.
Certain types of backsplashes will compliment your cabinets and countertops and look beautiful, whereas the wrong choices will have the opposite effect. That’s where I come in. I’m a self-professed tile backsplash expert. There are many websites out there that will show you pictures of backsplashes but those sites aren’t totally devoted to backsplashes and that’s where they fall short. This site will focus on the different kinds of backsplashes and show you dozens if not hundreds of different options so you can get the wheels churning in your mind and come up with great backsplash ideas of your own, and create a masterful design in your own kitchen.
Below are some pictures of backsplashes using different themes and made of different materials. This is simply the start. I will be posting pictures of specific types of backsplashes over the next week, so check back often for updates.
These are the categories I will be posting photos of.
Types of Kitchen Backsplashes
- glass backsplash
- tile backsplash
- copper backsplash
- stainless steel backsplash
- mosaic backsplash
- travertine backsplash
- brick backsplash
- granite backsplash
- subway tile backsplash
- peel and stick tiles
- diy backsplash installation
Most of the photos I will be posting will be of kitchen areas. If I can find the time I will post pictures of bathroom backsplash ideas in the near future.
This first picture is of a kitchen tile backsplash pattern I think is very interesting. The color scheme looks great and it really makes the color of the cabinets pop. I particularly like how they used smaller tiles to create a geometric pattern in the center. It makes the backsplash much more interesting than if it was just plain.
In the photo above, the backsplash looks expensive but actually it is very inexpensive to create this look. The tiles used for the backsplash are very cheap. Once again, using lighter colored tiles makes the surrounding cabinets and countertop pop out and look more expensive. It’s a subtle way to add value to your kitchen.
This picture shows the opposite effect from the photo above it. In this case the cabinets are white so the designer used small, colorful tiles to create an eye-catching backsplash with bursts of color.
Here’s an image of another colorful kitchen tile backsplash. Once again, the backsplash is the center of attention in this one, as compared to the countertops and cabinets. You can really go either way with that decision. You just want to make sure you don’t do both. Because you can cause a clashing effect if your backsplash is too bold when your cabinets and countertops are bold as well.
Sometimes less is more. In the picture above, there’s a very simple tile pattern with simple gray colors. It gives the kitchen a classy look without being overpowerful.
Here is another simple backsplash design that really works. I love the use of Earth tone colors with that particular granite countertop. It flows well together and looks great.
Some people may think the backsplash tile pattern above is too noisy. I like the use of small tiles in that small of a space, but I don’t particularly care for the color scheme.
The photo above is an excellent example of how you can have a very elegant backsplash with a small budget. The vertical tiles you see pictured above are actually peel and stick tiles. They are very easy to install and they are very affordable, yet they look like they are very expensive.
This is the opposite of the spectrum. The marble backsplash you see above is quite expensive. It looks elegant though.
Another backsplash idea that always gives a unique look is to use horizontal rectangle tiles and stack them like you see above. This stacked tile look is an excellent way to be different and unique.
One of my favorite backsplash ideas is to use stone tiles. You can use real stone tiles or tiles that just look like stone. Either way, it will give your kitchen a tuscan look. If you are going for an Italian themed kitchen or a Tuscan themed look, I highly recommend using stone tiles for your backsplash. Trust me, it will look amazing.
Another great option is to use tin for your backsplash. Pressed tin or copper backsplashes really make a kitchen pop. In the photo above the tiles are used with white cabinets. It looks good, but I always feel like tin or copper tiles look better with a wood finish, especially cherry or maple cabinets.
For the last photo of the day, check out this lighted backsplash above. Florescent accent lights are used to shine a blue light on the entire backsplash. This gives the entire kitchen a unique look and a very modern design. This look obviously isn’t for everyone, but if you really like lights and if you really want to do something different than everyone else, this could be the perfect backsplash idea for your kitchen. Your family and friends will have a jaw dropping moment if they walk in and see your entire kitchen lit up like that.
I hope these pictures have given you some good ideas so you can go out and design your own dream kitchen. As I mentioned, I’ll be posting photos from my own house as well as others’ and I will do so in specific categories for each post to give you as many options to choose from as possible. Please use the contact form to let me know what you think, and if you would like to send in images of your own kitchens and your own tile work please do so and I will post them to spawn even more ideas for other people and keep the creativity flowing.