Make a feature of your backsplash. The graphic tiles in this kitchen make for a subtle feature wall that fits perfectly with the trend. The choice of grout color is important here. The off-gray helps to define the tile pattern and provide that all-important contrast.
Add custom artwork, or just a to-do list, to your kitchen by including a chalkboard backsplash. This kitchen even features the chalkboard behind open shelving, perfect for labeling where all the dishes go.
For the Pinos' backsplash, HGTV Kitchen Cousins chose a neutral-toned glass tile with white grout to keep the white theme consistent. The tiles allow plenty of light to reflect off the surface and into the kitchen.
Designer Kelli Kaufer created this one-of-a-kind backsplash using her client’s prized collection of buttons (plus a few extras bought at garage sales and crafts stores). “I used a double-sided sticky mat,” she says. “Apply the mat to the wall and start placing the buttons. You may want to use the back side of the buttons as there are fewer ridges. Once the buttons are in place, apply a non-sanded grout just like you would grout normal tile. This will help hold the buttons in place.”
To give a wet bar a dose of witty personality, consider an easy DIY project: covering the backsplash area with used corks. "It’s a great conversation-starter,” says Luke Perisich of Blue Sky Building Company. “If anyone asks, just claim you can't remember drinking all those bottles."
Designer Ammie Kim wanted to give this kitchen a modern look by creating a unique backsplash. The glass tiles in the backsplash alternate between glossy and etched, complementing the glossy stainless steel appliances and honey maple cabinets.
This classic gray and white kitchen features a triangular tile backsplash in a contemporary pattern. Thick marble countertops compliment the backsplash and lead the eye from the gas cooktop to the glass-front door cabinetry with white dinnerware.
Designer Susan Fredman chose budget-friendly chalkboard paint to create an easily changeable backsplash in this family-friendly modern kitchen. The functional and stylish backsplash adds character to the gray and metallic space.