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4 Creative Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen

4 Creative Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen

by Lauren Busser The House Designers’ Editorial Director

A kitchen backsplash used to be a standard four inches high, behind the stove and sink as protection from moisture and grease but over the years designers have gotten creative with the materials and colors used in the backsplash to the point where it has become an important design feature. Now, you can find backsplashes made of concrete, natural stone, metals, tile mosaics, glass and even ceramics. Everything from ultra-modern patterned tiles and sleek stones can be used to create an interesting design element that you will love for years to come. Here’s a look at some unique backsplash design ideas.

Exquisite Surfaces Cristalli Collection

Add a classic white touch with tiles from Exquisite Surfaces. This backsplash is classic and clean with white Italian ceramic tile from the Cristalli collection. The color pictured here is Avorio Rete.

Colorful Classics

One classic backsplash look uses subway tiles. Named after its common appearance in New York City subway stations in the early 1900s, this timeless choice will never go out of style. With many colors available it fits seamlessly into almost any kitchen style. Whether you stick with classic light or add a pop of color, subway tile is a winner.

Fireclay Tile Beautiful Streamlined Kitchen

This beautiful streamlined kitchen uses Fireclay Tile’s ocean inspired wave shape against the white cabinetry. The pendant lights pull the space together and echo the blue backsplash as a focal point.

Pattern Play

There are lots of patterns available from around the world and with the tile backsplash being a strong focal point it is the perfect place to play with colors and patterns. A patterned backsplash with uniquely shaped tiles can add visual interest and dimension to your kitchen, whether you choose a vibrant color or a cool neutral.

Exquisite Surfaces Fez Collection

If you go with a light colored theme there's no reason why your kitchen has to be boring. Here, the Exquisite Surfaces Fez Collection uses Desert White tile against stainless steel appliances with red knobs. The Fez Collection includes tiles that are handcrafted using techniques that are thousands of years old, resulting in rich color and a unique textured enamel.

Classic White

Much like subway tiles, white will always be a classic when it comes to backsplashes. White is both on-trend and timeless, two properties that are always desirable in the design world. Additionally, a white tile backsplash acts as a sort of 'blank slate' for the rest of the kitchen, giving you leeway when it comes to selecting cabinetry, furnishings, and appliances. With a classic white backsplash you can mix and match textures and colors to your hearts content yet still end up with a beautiful and cohesive look.

Fireclay Tile Spanish Colonial Revival Kitchen

This Spanish Colonial Revival Kitchen by Fireclay Tile uses handpainted tile to create a visually interesting and artistic focal point.

Artistic Touch

Handpainted tile are truly works of art. Fireclay Tile’s handpainted tile offers hundreds of backsplash options that can be uniquely yours, given all of their options for color, pattern, and design.

With the variety of shapes, colors, and materials available the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to designing your backsplash. So take a moment and think about the rest of your finishes and find a tile that will really bring your kitchen to life with a backsplash anyone would be envious of.

Veranda Bay House Plan Kitchen

The Veranda Bay house plan features a fabulous kitchen. This classic white kitchen features a tile backsplash with a glossy finish that anchors the room and blends perfectly.

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