These Unique Backsplash Ideas Are Just What Your Kitchen Needs


A kitchen backsplash can be useful in protecting your kitchen walls against water, as well as in covering up gaps in the wall. In addition, they look amazing and can transform the appearance of your entire kitchen. The backsplash should typically contrast with the counter tops to really make it stand out. If you are going to choose a natural stone backsplash, be aware that it will require some maintenance, as it needs to be sealed every six months to a year.

However, it is also important to keep in mind that you should express your own creative style with your backsplash. It should match the theme of your kitchen, whether that is traditional, modern, or rustic. The right backsplash design should be a focal point of your kitchen and really tie the whole room together. If you are doing a kitchen remodel, this is also a great way to mix up the pattern and bring in tiles of different shapes and colors. Since it is a smaller area, feel free to make it bright and vibrant without worrying it will overwhelm the whole look of the kitchen. If you want a more elegant and classy look, a simple brick or wood backsplash design might be perfect for you. Get inspired by these fifty designs for your own kitchen makeover.

Upgrade Your Kitchen With These Amazing Backsplash Ideas this Year

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1. Teal and Grey Backsplash Design

Teal and Grey Backsplash Design


This kitchen backsplash tile really spices up this modern look. The inconsistent geometric pattern is extremely unique and looks great in this setting. The vibrancy is a great contrast to the simple counter tops and cabinets. The light teal adds a splash of color that really brightens up the room. The white of the cabinets, chairs and table combined with the wooden cabinets and accents are very elegant, but the geometric tiles keep the kitchen from being too bland or simple.

2. Dreaming of Green

Dreaming of Green


Painting an entire kitchen in key lime green might be overwhelming, while just adding this color as your kitchen backsplash is a fun and creative way to add your own personal style into the room. It is a great idea to add additional accents of green throughout the kitchen to balance out the color of the tile and ensure that the room comes together. The color pairs well with the light wood of the cabinets and the stainless steel appliances. The arabesque shape of the tile is a particularly unique kitchen decoration.

3. Floral Printed Glass

Floral Printed Glass

Backsplash designs that incorporate printed glass are a great way to bring additional fun elements into your kitchen. Although using printed glass as a backsplash is a great idea, you can also put it in other locations in your home. The pink and orange floral print is adorable in this kitchen, but you can even have your own personal pictures printed on the glass if you prefer. Printed glass particularly shines in a modern kitchen design and the colors in this room are a nice contrast to the all white counters and cabinets. The lighting creates a translucent effect against the glass. Featuring orange and pink in other aspects of the room is the perfect way to add a color balance. The fresh yellow flowers are a great finishing touch to bring the home design together.

4. Rustic Wooden Backsplash

Rustic Wooden Backsplash

This wooden backsplash is perfect for those who are trying to create a rustic chic home design. Although the backsplash blends right into the counter tops, the dark look of the cabinets balances the look. Featuring wood as a backsplash design is a great way to give your kitchen a rustic look. Painting all of the walls black might create a kitchen design that appears too dark and makes the kitchen look smaller, so adding a brighter accent wall might be a good idea. If this idea has inspired you to do some kitchen remodeling, you should find ways to lighten the room up and add your own personal style.

5. Backlit Backsplash Idea

Backlit Backsplash Idea

Adding a backlit backsplash to your kitchen creates an ultramodern look that brings light and reflection into the room. This look is a particularly great idea for tiny kitchens as the light will bounce around the room creating a large, exposed area. In this kitchen, the light beautifully reflects off the black counter tops. It is a smart idea to keep the rest of the kitchen decoration simple, otherwise the room might be too overwhelming. The blue lighting creates a very ethereal look that blends perfectly with the modern design.

6. Bold Patterns

Bold Patterns

Large, bold kitchen backsplash tiles are extremely in style right now. The shifting pattern and the deep blue and white of the tiles blends beautifully with the other materials in the kitchen. As wallpaper, this pattern might have been too overwhelming. However, as backsplash tile, it becomes a beautiful focal point of the kitchen. If you are going to be using patterned tile in your home decor, lay it out carefully prior to applying to ensure the finished product looks even and just the way you intended it to. Many companies will customize their kitchen tiles to create the pattern, color, and size you are looking for.

7. Brick Backsplash

Brick Backsplash

Brick backsplash can really give your kitchen a rustic look that is unique and cozy. You can either have real brick installed as your kitchen backsplash design or faux brick styles, such as brick veneer. A real brick backsplash can be difficult because brick is expensive and laborious to install. Brick veneer costs much less and gives you more flexibility in style. The red hues of the brick blend nicely with the crisp whiteness of the cabinets. Remember when you are doing your own kitchen remodel that bringing in earthy colors can really enhance the look of a brick backsplash and distressed brick gives off a more vintage feel.

8. Onyx Backsplash

Onyx Backsplash

Onyx is a versatile material that you can use in many ways to make your backsplash stand out. In this kitchen, the large onyx tiles above the sink are backlit with a one of a kind design that really enhances the look of the kitchen. On the adjacent wall; the smaller, traditional onyx tiles in shades of grey and white create a very different look that prevents the backlit tiles from being too overwhelming. This kitchen incorporates several different styles, but they blend together flawlessly.

9. Wall Stickers

Wall Stickers

Although it looks like different patterned tiles make up this fun backsplash, it is actually wall stickers! Wall stickers are an inexpensive way to add style and vibrancy to your kitchen. There are so many options when using this material and they are often resistant to stain and easy to clean. Kitchen backsplash designs that integrate multiple colors and patterns create a look that is original and eclectic. The smaller space ensures the vibrancy is not too overwhelming, but still adds charm and individuality to the room. The blue cabinets and white counter tops are a nice way to tie all the colors together.

10. Chalkboard Backsplash

Chalkboard Backsplash


Adding chalkboard paint is a great way to enhance your drywall backsplash. This is another inexpensive kitchen remodeling idea because you can easily apply the chalkboard paint yourself. The chalkboard paint behind the shelves and on the wall looks adorable in this kitchen, but it can look great as just a backsplash, as well. This idea allows you to constantly add new designs and colors to your kitchen simply by drawing them in! Chalkboard paint is currently a popular and trendy home decor item that you can place in any room.

11. Chevron Chic

Chevron Chic


The brown and white chevron backsplash tile looks amazing against the white counter tops. Although the chevron tile could work in any color of your choosing, the brown and white creates a very calming effect in this kitchen. The brown shelves on the left side and the white shelves on the right are a great way to complement the colors in the tile. The height of this backsplash looks great in this setting, although it extends much higher than a typical backsplash design. When you are using a patterned tile, keep other aspects of the kitchen simple to ensure a subtle elegance.

12. Creative Colors

Creative Colors

This is another example of a printed glass backsplash. The placement of this backsplash makes it look like a beautiful piece of art work hanging in the kitchen. There are so many vibrant and vivid colors in this kitchen backsplash design that it is important to keep the rest of the kitchen simple, so the backsplash remains the focal point. It contrasts particularly well with the white walls surrounding it, as well as the grey cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

13. Classic White

Classic White

This traditional kitchen design gives off a very classic and elegant tone. The white cabinets, white counter tops, and the stainless steel appliances are very crisp and pure. The grey backsplash becomes a focal point of the kitchen and really breaks up the white of the other kitchen features. The kitchen backsplash tile pattern is unique and eye catching, but does not overwhelm the overall elegance of the kitchen. The wooden floors are a great way to tie the room together. Adding color and freshness into the room, like with the roses, is a great idea.

14. Shades of Pink and Red

Shades of Pink and Red

If you have a very simple or narrow kitchen, adding a vibrant and colorful backsplash can change the entire look of the room. The unique backsplash adds a personality and uniqueness that would otherwise be missing from this kitchen. The lighting elevates the different hues of pink and red on these kitchen tiles and brightens the entire kitchen. Different kitchen backsplash ideas can be a great way to completely transform your kitchen without spending an exorbitant amount of money or overwhelming the simplicity. This room could use additional features of red to really bring the room together.

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