50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes
Whether your fantasy kitchen is provincial and comfortable or present day and smooth, these tile design ideas have you covered.
Upcycled blocks from Fireclay Tile get another life as a coated backsplash in our tenth yearly House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year. San Francisco designer Jon de la Cruz ran with the dull tint as a respect to one of cooking's focal fixings: dark pepper.
Palm Beach Style
When the kitchen's noticeable from the living room, the backsplash can't be ho-murmur. Sara Gilbane picked Ann Sacks' Moroccan tiles to fill the space between the cerused-oak cabinetry in a Florida home.
Don't disregard your outdoor spaces. Chelsea Blues tiles from Mosaic House grace Lulu Powers' backyard bar, making stand out from the finish treated copper countertops.
A luxurious interpretation of metro tiles, Pratt and Larson crackled clay tiles are coated a light blue in this streamlined cooking space. A close-by divider in Benjamin Moore's Nelson Blue echoes the shade.
Blue and Brass
In a Hudson Valley home, white cabinetry sets off a kitchen backsplash in Mosaic House's Batha Moroccan tile. The metal cupboard equipment fits with subtle elements on the La Cornue range.
Loom glass tiles in Silver Silk from AKDO brighten our 2016 kitchen of the year. The unpretentious sheen just adds to Matthew Quinn's amazing decor.
"Often, we'll convey the ledge stone up onto the divider, yet I felt like this hand-coated earthenware tile from Mosaic House included an extraordinary natural quality," says designer Robert Stilin. To battle the unavoidable "oil-splatter clean" behind a TriBeCa loft's range, he picked a stainless steel backsplash from Wolf like those utilized as a part of eatery kitchens.
Caitlin Wilson needed to lighten this New Jersey kitchen, yet the dominatingly white palette required some additional surface. The movement in Calacatta Gold marble tram tile creates a dynamic background, while herringbone floors truly ground the space.
Megan Rice Yager warmed up this cabin-style kitchen with walls in recovered wood. Obviously the pewter outdoor lights don't hurt, either.
Frank Roop refreshed a beach front cottage with shipshape windows set in Ann Sacks' Jute glass tile. "These windows are the genuine article — true, not gimmicky," he says. "We got them from a marine provider, and they really open."
The Manhattan version of a farmhouse kitchen highlights white-tiled dividers with dim grout. White cabinetry and a drain glass ceiling fixture add to the sun-doused feeling.
In our 2016 kitchen of the year, designer Matthew Quinn secured the wet bar's divider in gold-striped Calacatta marble tiles by AKDO. For additional oomph, he orchestrated them in a sunburst design around the window.
Designer Michael Maher, who took a shot at this brilliant red head servant's wash room, presented visual interest with Elizabeth Dow's Chanel Indigo backdrop. Covered with Teflon, the geometric-print cloth wipes clean.
Inspired by the blue-dark veining on the ledges, designer Matthew Quinn picked coordinating tram tile for the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The dull shade of Pratt and Larson's Rustic tile sets off the hood, and its expansive scale — 6 by 10 inches — suits the extensive space. Rather than simply completing a backsplash, Quinn ran the tile up to the roof. "It feels more like a French bistro along these lines," he says.
Warm hues rule in this comfortable, old-world kitchen. Designer Sandra Bird laid Ann Sacks' Gothic tiles in a harlequin design over the bar for a fun loving touch. With five distinct shades (Sorrell, Otter, Champagne, Cream, and Willow), similar hues never touch.
A organizing mosaic (carefully assembled Idris tile from Ann Sacks) gets the delicate blues of the island in an enticing Dallas kitchen.
"Guess what? It's not block," says designer Ken Fulk of the highlight divider in a New Orleans kitchen. "It's this brilliant unpleasant slashed earthenware tile, and we utilized everything over the divider and up to the roof, so it has more effect than the commonplace backsplash."
Mirrored tiles amplify light in this Manhattan loft,which energizes the painted bamboo bar for glamorous engaging.
A liberal dosage of hot orange is the thing that makes this California kitchen extremely exceptional. Designer Melanie Coddington says everything began with the backsplash: Contessa Pagoda tile from Walker Zanger.
Sandwiched between glass, a bit of Lee Jofa's Lauretta texture turns into a delightful complement in an English nation style kitchen.
In a Birmingham apartment, a whole divider is clad in Calacatta Gold marble tiles from Kenny and Company and laid in a chevron design for additional dramatization.
Designer Frank Roop suggested the setting of a Nantucket kitchen with a backsplash reminiscent of the sea. The variegated carefully assembled glass tiles, Erin Adams through Ann Sacks, take the show.
A little sparkle — and a couple of turns on convention — infuse shortsighted style in a New York kitchen by Louise Brooks. The backsplash is made with Ann Sacks' Inca tiles in Brushed Aluminum.
"I needed it to feel as though you had taken an old kitchen and updated it," designer Christopher Peacock says of the 2013 Kitchen of the Year. Beadboard, painted in Calcium Wall Emulsion Paint from Christopher Peacock Paint, compliments the open shelving.
Archive inclined tile by Waterworks laid in a stacked bond gives a spotless scenery to a 1905 kitchen's custom range.
Dark ledges set off the merry red and white tiles from Craftsman Court Ceramics in an Arizona kitchen.
Nick Olsen broke every one of the guidelines while improving this little studio apartment. The kitchen corner gets an aiding of fascinate with a painted plaid backsplash and coordinating grosgrain strip trim.
Handpainted Talavera tiles from Mission Tile West light up the kitchen in a 1920s Santa Monica home.
"In a room this huge, with east and west exposures, this dark is establishing," says designer Joe Lucas of this Southern California lone ranger cushion. The divider is secured with corrosive washed Seagrass limestone from Classic Tile.
Designer Angie Hranowsky likes to cover as much divider as the financial backing permits. The binge spend prompted a dim Indianapolis kitchen that is peaceful however not repressed. "It's more drawn out and more thin than metro tile," says Hranowsky of Waterworks' Grove Brickworks field tile. "What's more, I cherish the hollowed, high quality texture."
Caroline Beaupère designed a hand crafted tile backsplash to breath life into a New York City kitchen — the curving vines even carefully go around the electrical outlet.
Rich woods and dim tints play up the warm side of current style in a New York City kitchen. Designer Elena Framptonhe utilized New Gunmetal tile by Heath Ceramics for a radiant backsplash.
Designer Amanda Nisbet added shimmer to a Manhattan apartment with Silvery La Leaf Antique Gloss field tiles from Artistic Tile. The curiously large glass tiles are supported in silver leaf to light up the space.
A Lake Michigan home tinged with blue adhered to the shading plan with a delightful backsplash from Urban Archaeology.
The sea's shimmery tints propelled a kitchen in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The blue-green divider tile sets the tone, helping the designers to remember verdigris — the shading you see within the metal lamps.
For the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Steven Miller made an emotional space for engaging. The amazing backsplash is made out of Black and Silver Iridized Chrysalis tiles by Ann Sacks.
"I for the most part do monochromatic backsplashes, yet this tile creates an impression," says designer Annette English of a 1937 house with eye-getting components. The example, Full Circle Design Studio's Windsor
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