25 Knockout Kitchen Backsplashes

If you want to add color, pattern and personality to your kitchen, there may be no better spot than the backsplash. Custom tiles, marble slabs, cold-rolled steel and back-painted glass are among the materials designers used to create these 25 kitchen backsplashes. Check them out, then let us know which ones knock you out.

1. Christopher Strom Architects remodeled the kitchen in this 100-year-old Minnesota Craftsman home. The light brown square tiles above the range complement the cerused oak cabinets and brass details on the vent hood. The tiles feature a small-scale pattern that adds subtle, playful movement to the space.

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2. Laying tiles vertically is a great way to add visual interest. This San Francisco midcentury kitchen by Studio Maven includes two rows of thin rectangular tiles in a variety of colors laid vertically to create a bold backsplash.

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Schrock’s Woodworking
3. A large slab of Carrara marble in this Columbus, Ohio, kitchen creates a stunning backsplash that breaks up the pale yellow (Hay by Farrow & Ball) cabinets and custom range hood designed by Schrock’s Woodworking.
Studio Z Architecture
4. The mosaic tiled backsplash is the focal point in this remodeled Ann Arbor, Michigan, kitchen by Studio Z Architecture. The tile evokes an Arts and Crafts aesthetic that complements the home’s architecture.
5. This Massachusetts kitchen by Lawless Design features a white quartz slab with minimal veining behind the range. The rustic stone-look accent backsplash flanking the quartz is ceramic tiles with raised imprints of stone.
Clarketon Construction
6. Blush-colored round tiles make for a fun backsplash in this San Diego kitchen by Clarketon Construction. The tiles work well with the mint green gas range, as both bring a splash of color to the otherwise white space.
Prospect Refuge Studio
7. Prospect Refuge Studio titled this red-and-green Minneapolis project “Gucci Kitchen” in reference to the Italian luxury fashion house. The backsplash is mint green back-painted glass.
Lisa Greiner / Sea Pointe Construction
8. Eight tiles featuring copper relief combine to create an image of a tree above the range in this New Orleans kitchen by Lisa Greiner / Sea Pointe Construction. The surrounding tiles produce a dark backdrop, allowing the copper to stand out.
Breathe Design Studio
9. The backsplash tile in this Austin, Texas, kitchen by Breathe Design Studio features a pattern inspired by Atomic Age design. It’s a fitting choice for the home’s midcentury architecture.
Muse Residential
10. This Charlotte, North Carolina, kitchen by Muse Residential has a white-and-green rectangle-tile backsplash laid in an eye-catching chevron pattern. A custom dark-stained wood range hood and four floating shelves complete the look.
Virtual Studio Innovations
11. The cold-rolled steel backsplash and range hood give a stylish, industrial vibe to this Atlanta kitchen by Virtual Studio Innovations. The gold wall tiles that flank the range complement the gold details in the hood.
12. A custom mosaic tile backsplash above the range creates a visual showstopper in this Minneapolis kitchen by Julian Design. The dark-stained wood range hood and white subway tiles with black grout play up the kitchen’s traditional style.
Webber Coleman Woodworks
13. A backsplash of blue glass mini subway tiles creates a cool and refreshing vibe in this Atlanta kitchen. Custom white cabinets with brass latch hardware by Webber Coleman Woodworks elevate the look.
M. Elliott Studio
14. Light blue Arts and Crafts-inspired tile, sangria-colored cabinets and a custom hammered copper sink make for a warm and inviting feel in this Austin, Texas, kitchen by M. Elliott Studio.
Clearcut Construction, Inc.
15. The arched nook above the range in this Raleigh, North Carolina, kitchen by Clearcut Construction features dark gray tile from Fireclay. The cabinets and pantry wall to the right of the range are painted in a stylish shade of green (Dried Thyme by Sherwin-Williams).
Lauren DeBello Interiors
16. The blush zellige tile backsplash creates an organic vibe in this Nashville, Tennessee, kitchen by Lauren DeBello Interiors. Brass task-style sconces and floating wood shelves are other standout features of the space.
Neil Kelly Company
17. Diamond-shaped tiles laid in an ombre pattern ranging from white on top to black on the bottom create a stunning backsplash in this Portland, Oregon, kitchen by Neil Kelly.
JKB Kitchen & Bath
18. A green-painted beadboard backsplash, a black marble countertop with honed edges and aged brass cup pulls produce a timeless look in this Providence, Rhode Island, kitchen by JKB Kitchen & Bath.
Kelly Martin Interiors
19. Glossy ceramic tile in various shades of green create a verdant backsplash that complements the custom character oak cabinets in this Los Angeles kitchen by Kelly Martin Interiors.
20. Natural stone was used to make a rustic chic backsplash in this Lake Tahoe, California, kitchen by KTG Design. A blackened steel range hood and wire mesh cabinet doors add to the rustic charm.
Jim Scott and Sons Builders
Rae Duncan Interior Design | RDID
22. Small white oval tiles create a minimalist backsplash in this Chicago kitchen by Rae Duncan Interior Design, allowing bolder features, like the brass range hood and dark green cabinets, to shine.
WOOL Design Studio
23. A gorgeous soapstone backsplash and countertop pair with beautiful walnut cabinets and floating shelves to produce a handsome kitchen in Sacramento, California, by Wool Design Studio.
24. Cross-shaped tiles in a creamy off-white create a backsplash with subtle movement in this Portland, Oregon, kitchen by Hammer & Hand. Other highlights of the space include black countertops with white veining, pale green cabinets and a custom range hood.
Klopf Architecture

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