14 Showstopping Tile Backsplash Ideas To Suit Any Style
No matter what your style, taste or budget, you'll be sure to find something you like among these 14 beautiful tile backsplashes.
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A staple of farmhouse style, this Victorian chic tile backsplash is all about delicate patterning and muted colors. And the soft blue with natural wood accents hearkens to yesteryear, yet the sleek gold handles and stainless appliances make sure the look doesn't appear dated.
Looking for more ideas? Check out our list of vintage tile backsplash ideas.
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Art Deco Backsplash
Defined by geometric styles, sharp lines, and bold colors, Art Deco is nicely updated with this tile without being overwhelming. For a seamless look, pull colors from cabinetry and countertops to create cohesiveness that will impress. And installing a backsplash is the perfect time to add extra kitchen electrical outlets to make your space more functional. Check out other vintage home trends making a comeback.
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This mosaic sunburst may be monochromatic, but it still shines brightly as the focal point of this kitchen. The area behind a stove is the perfect place for a kitchen accent wall. If you're considering your first tiling project, check out our article on how to grout tile for the best results. Got your back splash ideas figured out? Discover these 30 ways to revolutionize your kitchen next.
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The New Basic
White subway tile is one of the classic backsplash tile ideas — it's not on this list. Put a new twist on basic white backsplash tile ideas with these concave white tiles. Reminiscent of fish scales, these tiles are neutral enough to go with any décor but unusual enough to not appear cliché. Tired of tile? Here are some non-tile backsplash alternatives to spruce up your kitchen.
Plus, take a look at the backsplashes to avoid using in your kitchen—including subway tiles.
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Mix and Match
Mixing and matching coordinating tiles for texture and effect is a great backsplash tile idea. The muted color of these brown tiles contrasts beautifully with the glittery mosaic for a perfectly elegant statement. Check out more expert tile installation tips here.
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They say everything old becomes new again, and after viewing this geometric tile backsplash, we'd agree. The colorful accented tile is a perfect match for the whimsical range hood and is an effortless way to add a punch of color to a basic subway tile backsplash. For this type of kitchen backsplash ideas, you'll want to know how to cut tile with a grinder for a perfect fit every time.
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3D Subway Tile
Adding texture by way of a 3D tile backsplash is a fantastic way to update any kitchen. The ridges on these tiles create great color variation and make the tile look luxurious. And before replacing any 3D tile backsplash, read these dos and don'ts of a first-time subway tile installation.
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Metallic tiles continue to be among the hot backsplash tile ideas, especially in deep copper, gold and bronze. The mix of patterns and textures in this metallic backsplash make it sparkle. Here are more kitchen upgrade ideas that can be completed in a weekend.
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Marble and Mother of Pearl
If you're looking for white backsplash tile ideas with understated elegance, this would be it. White marble tile with vining strands of mother of pearl is a stunning choice for a backsplash. It would look incredible paired with a marble countertop and light gray cabinetry, and while you're dreaming of that, read up on our best grouting tips to make your project a success. This is the kitchen zone to declutter immediately, according to Marie Kondo.
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Long gone are printed porcelain tiles with floral and fruit motifs for backsplash tile ideas. Today's tile takes floral to a new level with dimensional shapes that make the wildflower pattern pop. Speaking of flowers, check out these eight succulents that make pretty garden groundcovers.
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Who says backsplash tile ideas have to be expensive? This DIY mosaic is made of dyed mason jars, smashed and rearranged into a one-of-a-kind treasure. If glass tile is your thing, check out this beautiful glass-tiled vanity top and learn how to make your own.
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A single-color backsplash can be boring, but in this kitchen, it is anything but. By using monochromatic subway tile in a pretty blue with an intricate mosaic inlay, this kitchen backsplash idea went from drab to fab in a cinch. And if you've wondered what it takes to tile a backsplash, read this. (Hint: you can do it yourself in a few days.) Add the tools pro cooks use, you'll be surprised many are less than $20.
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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
If there's a pattern you've seen on fabric, dishes or in print, and you want to surround yourself in it, recreate it as a one-of-a-kind backsplash. It takes considerable effort to transfer the pattern onto something you can use as a guide for buying, cutting and setting the tile, but the payoff will be a work of art you'll see every day. It's among the most creative backsplash tile ideas. And when the grout gets a little grimy, read this article on how to whiten even the grimiest grout.
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Tile set in a chevron pattern is bold and beautiful among backsplash tile ideas. This vibrant teal and white tile is a perfect accent wall, that can easily be coordinated with plain white chevron in the rest of the kitchen. For more great kitchen backsplash ideas and accent wall ideas, you need to read this.
Originally Published: April 11, 2019