3 Unique Kitchen Backsplash Ideas


Most of a household’s life revolves around the kitchen. You prepare meals in the kitchen, clean up in the kitchen and even entertain in the kitchen. Because families spend so much time there, having a pleasant kitchen that expresses your personality can lift your mood and improve your home’s aesthetic.

One way to perk up your kitchen is with a new tile design on your backsplash. Here are three ideas:

The Sky’s the Limit

You don’t have to stop adding tiles just at the backsplash. Running the tiles all the way to the ceiling can add impact and pop of color. Depending on the type of tile selected, it might also open up your kitchen and make it appear larger. You also can run tiles halfway up, then add shelving or an interesting art element.

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Fun Patterns

We tend to think of tiles being laid uniformly across the backsplash. But don’t neglect the fun pattern option! For example, hexagon, herringbone and chevron-patterned tiles in a bright or bold color placed to create an interlocking pattern. Or consider a boldly-colored or patterned tile that bridges between the two colors used throughout the room.

Add Some Texture

Choosing tiles with texture can create an interesting space. Even without actually touching the surface, you and your kitchen guests realize tile has texture. Texture allows you to keep the color palette neutral but still add some interest. For example, tumbled stone creates a very different texture from polished finishes. Slate is also a popular option and can bring a nice earthy feel to the kitchen. Some other ceramic tiles with surface texture can bring a three-dimensional feel to the kitchen, and add visual interest.

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Key Takeaways

  • The kitchen is often the focal point of the home. An interesting design there can improve your mood and express your personality.
  • Backsplash tiles don’t have to stop just at the backsplash level, bring them all the way up to the ceiling.
  • Don’t be afraid to use fun and bold patterns
  • Textured tiles also can add interest to a room that might otherwise seem flat

Contact our Award-Winning Design Team

Standard Tile is here to spruce up your kitchen. Our team knows all the kitchen backsplash trends 2021 and beyond. We can answer all your questions from what tile will be most resilient to what size subway tile for kitchen backsplash. Unlike an exclusively online kitchen backsplash tile store, we can provide individualized advice. Contact us today!