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Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas, Designs & Materials

Ideas, Designs & Materials to Consider for Your Kitchen Tile Backsplash

The addition of a backsplash to complement your countertop and overall kitchen design is both practical and decorative. A backsplash will protect your walls from food, liquid, grease splatter, stains, and water damage that could lead to mold and mildew while giving your kitchen an extra stylish accent and aesthetic appeal tailored to your particular design sense. From tile to engineered stone to glass mosaic, materials popular for backsplashes are durable, stain-resistant, and low maintenance. There are plenty of different ideas and designs to consider for kitchen remodeling.

Looking for Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas?

The design teams at Colonial Marble & Granite take great interest in creating the perfect kitchen suited to your design style and needs, and the backsplash is an essential piece to the puzzle. Here, you will see some of the sophisticated backsplash designs homeowners and our designers have crafted together to make these Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey kitchens attractive and impressive.

Kitchen Backsplashes: Pictures & Concepts

When it comes to kitchen design ideas for countertops and backsplashes, we understand that seeing is believing. Take a look at our gallery for inspiration for kitchen countertop and backsplash ideas for marble, granite, and other stone surfaces:

Stone Subway Tile
Granite meets stone subway tile in this modern, earthy kitchen. Putting the sink in the kitchen island also allows for more counter space around the stove and makes the tile backsplash stand out even more.
white backsplash
A white backsplash bridges the colors between the dark countertop and wood cabinets in this beautiful kitchen.
diamond patterned tile backsplash
The diamond patterned tile backsplash and oven backsplash provides contrast in color and shape.
tile backsplash
With additional range lighting, the backsplash over the oven becomes a beautiful focal point of the kitchen. The kitchen features a large stylistic backsplash as a backdrop to a 6 burner gas stove.
tile backsplash inspiration
Beautiful examples of artful accents in different shapes and styles complimenting the various kitchens.
granite backsplash
The kitchen counter and backsplash are one as the granite extends up to the cabinets. Under-counter lighting adds visual appeal as well as functionality.
Travertine mosaics tile backsplash
Travertine mosaics complement a white quartz surface in this wet bar location.
marble kitchen backsplash
Marble takes the stage in these kitchens adding elegance and drama.
Quartzite backsplash
Quartzite adds beautiful luxury to any space.
unique kitchen backsplash
The ultimate backsplash demonstrating the versatility various tiles can provide.

Utilize our kitchen visualizer to see how different countertop and backsplashes ideas will fit with your overall vision.

Popular Kitchen Backsplash Materials

Understanding available backsplash materials will allow you to make the best selection for your needs.

Porcelain/ceramic tiles: A classic backsplash material, tile allows for functionality and versatility in the kitchen. The durable, water-resistant qualities of tile make this material one of the most popular choices and is available in an array of shapes, colors, and sizes to fit any vision. Going over tile backsplash ideas? Rest assured that porcelain and ceramic tiles are ideal for many different kitchen styles.

Quartz: Engineered quartz surfacing continues to become more popular in many areas of the home due to its durability, flexibility, and low maintenance. Quartz slabs are large and can create the sheet backsplash look, as a continuous slab has no seams. Quartz surfaces are nonporous, making them mold and mildew resistant and easy to clean.

Natural stone: Natural stones like granite, quartzite, marble, and travertine make elegant, durable backsplashes. These stones can create an almost seamless transition when used on both the countertop and backsplash. Honed travertine can emit rustic visual appeal, while quartzite gives a more luxurious look. Natural stone will require a bit more maintenance, including yearly sealing.

Glass tiles: The translucency of glass tile gives a kitchen a contemporary yet organic feel. The reflective surface allows for a lighter, brighter kitchen. The glass tiles themselves are non-porous, but the grout between the glass tiles/mosaics will need some maintenance attention.

Backsplash Design: What You Need to Consider

Backsplashes complete the aesthetic of a kitchen or bathroom, and they are very personal. It is important to consider how the backsplash design will complement your countertops, cabinets, and flooring. Strategic placement of tiles or slabs will be necessary, no matter if your end goal is a streamlined, harmonious look or an artfully mismatched mosaic. Your backsplash can be completely neutral, or it can be the focal point of the room. Common kitchen backsplash designs include matching countertop, seamless slab design, jeweled, neutral, geometric-patterned, floral-patterned, stacked tiles, and subway tiles — to name a few. The options are endless.

Tile Backsplash Design Ideas for Your Kitchen

Selecting tile for your kitchen backsplash is undoubtedly enjoyable; after all, it’s a stage in your decorating that lets you be creative and have some fun! If you’re looking for tile backsplash design ideas, you’ll be happy to know that not all tile designs are created equal.

To choose one that’s best for you, it’s vital to consider how the area will interact with the immediate environment. An increasingly popular method is installing a backsplash that packs a stylistic punch, such as a waterjet mosaic, that operates as a focal point in your kitchen. Find clever ways to layer concepts that make your kitchen backsplash that much more intriguing!

If you’re looking to break the mold, you can extend your backsplash design all the way up to your ceiling to create a wallpaper effect. From geometric patterns to something more soft and simple, kitchen countertop and backsplash ideas are virtually endless.

Subway tile backsplashes: Exuding a simultaneously classic and modern aesthetic, subway tile backsplashes are trendy, and for a good reason. Living up to its name by being initially used in turn-of-the-century New York subway stations, these tile backsplashes have a universal appeal that stems from simplistic design, low maintenance, and reflective properties that brighten up any kitchen.

Tile mosaic backsplashes: A collection of small, colorful tiles will work wonders in livening up a dull kitchen. Put stunning textures and shades on display by developing unique patterns with glass, ceramic, or natural stone tiles.

Marble Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

While marble offers stunning visuals, it can be prone to scratching and staining in ways that other stone alternatives are not. However, utilizing marble for your kitchen’s backsplash lets you incorporate unrivaled aesthetics.

If you’re looking into marble kitchen backsplash ideas, you’re probably doing so because of the stone’s association with elegance, class, and timelessness. There’s just something about a marble backsplash that never goes out of style. Here are some top marble kitchen backsplash ideas for your next renovation project:

  • Pair a marble backsplash with a white, gray, or black countertop to avoid competing colors
  • Incorporate antique hardware and greige cabinets
  • Opt for marble tiles for a traditional coastal-style home with a refined touch
  • Affix marble shelves onto the backsplash for added dimension and utility

Consult our team for more marble kitchen backsplash ideas to make your kitchen an exquisite, functional environment.

Backsplash Ideas for White Cabinets and Granite Countertops

We’ve compiled some of our favorite backsplash ideas for white cabinets and granite countertops:

Marble mosaic sunburst design: While it may be monochromatic, a sunburst tile design can still shine brightly as a focal point. The area immediately behind a stove is the ideal place for a kitchen accent wall.

Art deco backsplash: Comprised of geometric styles, sharp lines, and bold shades, art deco can flawlessly incorporate darker hues from the countertop and lighter colors from the cabinet to create a cohesiveness that’s sure to impress.

Victorian chic backsplash: A bona fide staple of “farmhouse” style interior design, a Victorian chic tile backsplash couples delicate patterning with muted colors. Infuse natural wood accents, sleek gold handles, and stainless appliances to offset any dated look.

Contact Us for Kitchen Countertop and Backsplash Ideas

When it comes to exploring ideas for your kitchen countertop and backsplash, the process is anything but cookie-cutter; but our team views that as a benefit, not a drawback. You have the freedom to add a personal touch to your kitchen as well as introduce a bevy of functional advantages that increase your kitchen’s — and by extension, your entire home’s — value.

Are you looking for additional kitchen backsplash ideas for your marble or other material countertop? Get in touch with our specialists today!

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