As a designer, I find that my decor preferences and styles I am excited about fluctuate over time, but for years now I have been loving marble backsplash tile ideas like these in my kitchens. I know many people have probably already told you, but a kitchen backsplash can really transform a space. It is so funny to me, that these items are often one of those last minute "oh who cares" decisions because they actually do a lot to set the tone of the design as well as establish a style and color palette. The reason I love marble so much is because, like a white tile backsplash, it can pull either modern or traditional depending on what you pair with it. In a kitchen with white shaker cabinets and classic accents you achieve a very traditional look, but if you pair it with sleek black units and chrome hardware you get a totally different and much more edgy vibe.
This kitchen is a great example of how bold backsplash tile ideas can really enhance an already fantastic design. As you can see, they used the same kitchen wall tiles throughout the entire space, both against the countertops under the wall cabinets as well as behind the range. I love how this makes the space very cohesive and ties in all of the areas of the kitchen. Many kitchen backsplash pictures that I see in magazines mix and match the different types of tile in various areas of the design. Although when done well it gives it a very high end look, pairing multiple patterns together can also make the design seem cluttered and may overwhelm a smaller space.
I know it sounds like a very small design decision, but I have been really struggling to narrow down the backsplash tile ideas that I want to use in our kitchen makeover. I don't think that the average person realizes how much of an impact kitchen backsplash designs can have on the overall look of the space. A simple white subway tile can give it a contemporary or traditional look depending on how the tiles are applied (vertically or horizontally), just like a beautiful travertine with contrasting boarder like in these photos can really liven up an otherwise very neutral space. I definitely am leaning towards kitchen decor ideas like the ones in this beautiful home, so I think that a unique glass mosaic boarded within some more neutral tiles would be the best bet to recreate this vibe.
I wanted to post some pictures of our finished kitchen remodel just in case anybody else on here needed some backsplash tile ideas like we did a few months ago. I found it hard to find many design concepts for kitchen backsplash tile other than your usual white or marble subway tile that are so popular nowadays. Neither of those options would have blended well with our tan and black granite countertops, and we certainly werent willing to replace that costly item. I began hunting for backsplash ideas for granite countertops and most sites recommended a travertine look. The warm beige patterns in the tile pair really well with countertops like ours and make a very polished look.
Some of my favorite backsplash tile ideas lately showcase gorgeous stone mosaics. This fantastic material can be found in nearly any stone style or undertone, making it a natural pairing for just about any countertop choice. Even better, these kitchen tile backsplash ideas can be used in a traditional style home or more contemporary designs because they are versatile enough to not box you in to one look or another. You can see that, in this classic brown and tan kitchen, we used the mosaic tile underneath the the upper cabinet units as well as to border the large island with sink. The coloring in the particular mosaic tile backsplash that we found perfectly ties together the shade of the cabinets as well as the undertones of our granite.
As you can see from the photo, we have a large brick hearth in the middle of our kitchen that acts as a range hood and I have been sifting through backsplash tile ideas to figure out what would look good against the ashy-toned brick. A lot of the magazines show a larger brick backsplash paired with a feature like this but I think that it would be a bit too much in our somewhat small space. I really like the idea of a crisp white subway tile in the kitchen, but I am not sure if the two styles are too contrasting to be paired together. A couple of interior decorators we have spoken with have suggested painting the brick if I want to go with a subway tile but I am not a huge fan of that idea (I think the natural color is really beautiful). If there are any designers on here that have other kitchen backsplash ideas, please reach out. We would love some additional advice.