The options for backsplash materials and tile types are endless. Check out the looks we love before updating your kitchen backsplash.
Ceramic tile is a classic choice for a backsplash; you can mix and match any number of finishes, colors, and patterns to suit your space. Here, a lively yellow tile is paired with a complementary patterned border tile.
This classic rectangular tile creates a neutral background for accent pieces.
Glass tile has a more luminous look than ceramic.
Mosaic tiles are 2-inches square or smaller, and they mimic the look of ancient mosaics. These tiny tiles are often backed with mesh. This allows installers to mount larger areas at a time.
Metal tiles mix old and new by juxtaposing classic shapes with a modern material.
A natural wood backsplash adds warmth and character to a kitchen. Be sure to properly seal it to prevent water staining.
A painted beaded board backsplash has a vintage and casual look when paired with painted cabinets. Use a gloss or semi-gloss paint for cleanablility and to seal the wood from moisture.
Often homeowners will accent the space above the sink or cooktop with a decorative backsplash design. Use colors and materials that complement the rest of your space.
Be creative with your backsplash, and use unexpected materials, like aged mirrors, for a unique look. Just make sure that your material is water-resistant and easy to clean.
Cohesive Countertop and Backsplash
For a seamless countertop and backsplash, use the same material on both. Integral ledges and alcoves are a great way to utilize your backsplash as additional storage space.
Mix different materials, like metal and tile, to create a custom look. Here, the copper accents in the tile perfectly accent the copper inset.
See more backsplash ideas in our Kitchen Countertops & Backsplashes video.