The backsplash in the kitchen is what ties the bottom half and the top half of the room together to give it a cohesive look. The space above the counter and below the cabinets is the middle of the room’s vertical space and the eye sees it as a dividing line. The eye is naturally drawn to the location so it’s a perfect spot to use to place your kitchen’s WOW factor. The spot is not called a ‘backsplash’ for no reason, the vertical area will receive a lot of splashes from everyday food preparation, so it needs to be covered with not only material that looks good, but that is also easy to clean. Kitchen wall tiles are the perfect backsplash material, it’s versatile, colorful and durable. Check out these 20 stylish backsplash tile ideas to be inspired to create your own dream kitchen. You may also like to see diy backsplash projects.
Marble Subway Tile
Perfect for tying three or more colors together in the kitchen. Multi-hued marble subway tiles can be stacked in a random pattern to connect the bottom room colors with the top cabinets and wall colors.
Stone Tiles with Medallions
Start with a neutral color tile backsplash, then randomly place colorful in-lays and medallions to create a one-of-kind kitchen tile design.
Use this kitchen backsplash idea to create a unique look with tile texture instead of color. Varying tile designs, all in the same color.
Small, smooth river stones give the kitchen a modern rustic look that works well with wood cabinets.
Work of Art
Kitchen backsplash tile can become a work of art for the room when you use this unique design idea.
Elegant Stone Look
Your kitchen backsplash design can take on the look of natural stone with this idea.
Modern and Colorful
Use modern and colorful subways tiles to add a punch of color to your kitchen with this backsplash idea for kitchen.
Use this architectural design idea for a backsplash design idea for kitchen. Colorful, interesting and functional.
Use this kitchen tile idea to bring interesting color patterns into your kitchen. Paired a vibrant print tile with modern white cabinets for a bold and beautiful room your family will love spending time in.
I Can’t Believe That’s Tile
That’s what everyone will be saying if you use these unique tiles to create a fun and colorful pattern on your kitchen wall.
The color and pattern of these backsplash tiles will give your kitchen the look and feel of an ocean-side villa.
Mad for Plaid
If you love plaid, then you’ll love these delightful backsplash tiles. A vertical plaid pattern ties the black and gray kitchen colors together, then adds just a hint of yellow to the mix for a pop of color.
Try this design idea that uses the same marble for the kitchen island and for the backsplash.
Jaw Dropping Design
Use small tiles to create your own unique jaw-dropping backsplash like the one pictured here.
Penny tiles in varying shades of color can be used to create a lovely mosaic backsplash pattern.
Use glass tiles to reflect light in the kitchen and make it seem larger. Colorful glass tiles set in your own pattern choice are functional and beautiful.
Stylish and Modern
Modern and Sleek
Use this backsplash design idea to create a modern and sleek design look for your kitchen.
Modern style with reflection. Pair this reflective and textured backsplash tile with mirror-backed open cabinets for a bright kitchen space.
Add another architectural element to your kitchen by using these dimensional tiles. Tile pattern can be placed vertically or horizontally.