The Best Tile Backsplash Ideas for Your Home

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There are several ways you can transform the inside of your house. Backsplash tile is a great way to incorporate your personal style into your home. Backsplashes protect your kitchen walls from stains and spills. Since they are at eye level, backsplashes are the most noticeable element of your kitchen.

There are so many backsplash options available, it can be difficult to know where to start. The good news is that, once you have some ideas in mind, it will be easy to iron out the details.

Below are several tile backsplash ideas to get you started. This information gives you a range of options so that you can tailor your kitchen to your unique taste, style, and budget.

Go to the Dark Side

One of the easiest ways to deviate from the standard white or off-white color schemes for backsplashes is to choose a darker tile. Darker colored backsplashes have been a popular option recently, especially for modern kitchens.

While lighter colors can bring brightness to a kitchen, there are advantages to darker ones as well. For instance, dark grays or blues in your backsplash tile can really stand out against lighter colored cabinets and furnishings. This brings some visual interest and contrast to your interior design. 

Tuxedo kitchens are coming back as well. These feature white cabinets, counters, and backsplashes, with black lower cabinets and islands. Black and white patterned tile on a backsplash work well with this theme.

A uniformly dark kitchen is a terrific way to accentuate a home design that leans into industrial, modern, or minimalist aesthetics. 

Think Outside the Box

Rectangular and square tile shapes are standard, but there is no rule that says you have to stick with this for your backsplash. If you want to change up the look of your kitchen, going with a unique shape of tile is a good start.

Hexagons, diamonds, penny rounds, arabesque and pickets are popular geometric tiles. Arabesque shaped tiles give a subtle dimension and richness to the space. Penny rounds evoke a retro, vintage style. Even if you go with rectangular subway tiles, you can choose an alternative layout, such as herringbone, that creates a patterned backsplash that will catch the eye. 

Multicultural and Themed Patterns

Speaking of patterns, an easy way to spice up your kitchen is by choosing tiles with distinct cultural designs. Popular ones include Portuguese, Spanish, Mexican, and Moroccan style patterns. These patterns typically incorporate bright colors and intricate motifs and ornamentation that are tied to the rich histories of these cultures. They bring lots of flair to your home and can be a lovely way to express yourself and your heritage, as well!

Other specific designs can do the same thing. For instance, fish scales, flowers, or other nature inspired tiles can bring a beachy or log cabin theme to your home’s interior design. These interesting tiles can be a whimsical compliment to an otherwise aesthetically standard kitchen.

Go Intricate

Intricately designed kitchen backsplashes are another fantastic idea. A basketweave, art deco, or waterjet mosaic backsplash can add a sophisticated style to your kitchen.

And you do not have to have an otherwise modern kitchen for these to work as your kitchen backsplash. You can modernize these with different material options to create dimension and character in your home design. 

Get More Tile Backsplash Ideas

Now that you have some tile backsplash ideas, you can determine which is best for your kitchen or other living space. Explore different ideas and get professional advice for further guidance on the best style for your home.

For over 100 years, Standard Tile has provided design services for kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and other areas of the home. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to help you select the right products that complement your style. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free consultation.