I have had a hard time coming up with backsplash ideas for granite countertops that do not look boring or outdate. This kitchen stood out to me because they opted for a pretty bold pattern using various shapes and color of tile in order to give it some visual contrast against the neutral granite countertops. If you look closely, they managed to bring in each and every color from the veins of the granite, then combine it in a really ornate pattern that adds a "pop" of pattern to the kitchen, but without bold contrasts in colors. This was a great way to make the kitchen backsplash ideas standout, without actually taking over the space or feeling like too much.
I have found it more challenging than I expected to figure out backsplash ideas for granite countertops in our kitchen. The ones that we have are pretty similar to this -- that cliche tan and black colorway that has a little bit of glitter in it. I know that so many homeowners are probably struggling with similar granite countertops colors so I wanted to post these photos in case anybody else needed some inspiration. I, personally, really like how the metallic mosaic looks against this shade of granite because I think it updates the overall look of the kitchen. I have seen other backsplash tile ideas that focus on a more simple white or tan subway tile look but, honestly, I don't think that it is the right material for this type of granite.
After researching backsplash ideas for granite countertops, I have come to the conclusion that their are definitely two schools of thought on which direction to go with material and pattern. A lot of the kitchen backsplash pictures that I have seen (like this home) feature a stone block or neutral beige subway tile. This works really well for decor styles that lean more traditional or even a low key contemporary look. Now if you are more interested in ultra modern backsplash ideas 2020, then a mosaic of some sort that incorporates the coloring of your granite as well as some metallic accents seems to be the way to go.
This is one of my favorite backsplash ideas for granite countertops that I have seen on here because it is so different from anything in the other galleries. The mismatched herringbone pattern is the perfect mixture of modern and traditional decor and picks of the granite colors perfectly. While the shading is not a perfect match, it is in the same color family and provides an ever so slight contrast that works really well in the space. Honestly, regardless of if you have granite countertops or not, I think that these would be awesome kitchen backsplash ideas with white cabinets, or maybe even that dove grey color that has been trending so much lately.
My go-to backsplash ideas for granite countertops seem to always be a white subway tile like this. I just think that you can basically never go wrong with a classic subway tile backsplash no matter what style or color palette your kitchen is done in. Beyond the backsplash in these photos, I actually adore the rest of the kitchen as well. I think that the color palette and decor motif would be awesome in a small kitchen, but obviously works just as well in this spacious home. I have also notice that this particular color way of granite countertops cost quite a bit less than your more common patterns.
As you can most likely tell from these photos, we are in great need of some backsplash ideas for granite countertops that will update our kitchen and make it seem just a little bit more contemporary. Overall we prefer more traditional or "old world" designs as you can tell from our cabinetry and stucco range hood choice. I was actually thinking that we could incorporate some colorful Spanish kitchen tile ideas in the backsplash and for a decorative accent behind the range, but did not know if that is still a thing these days. I certainly don't want to spend money to upgrade the place, and have it then look even more dated. What do you all think of backsplash designs like that -- is it a yes or a no for you?