April 25, 2024

5 Unique Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

A kitchen with seafoam green tile backsplash, white cabinets and white countertops

Your kitchen backsplash may serve a practical purpose, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be beautiful. In fact, a well-chosen backsplash can be the centerpiece of your kitchen’s design. From classic options to bold, trend-setting choices, here are five unique kitchen backsplash ideas worth considering.

1.     Subway Tiles with a Twist

A kitchen with subway tile backsplash

Subway tiles are the quintessential choice for kitchen backsplashes. But we’re not talking about white, 3” by 6” tiles. The new trend is all about large or uniquely colored subway tiles. Think 4” by 8” or even 4” by 12” tiles! These oversized dimensions bring a fresh perspective to the classic look. Another fun twist is to play around with different colors and materials. For example, sea foam green glass tiles push the boundaries of tradition and embrace a new wave of subway tile designs.

2.     Sleek Slab Backsplash

A kitchen with sleek slab backsplash

Tiles are a classic choice, but a slab backsplash also looks stunning in a modern kitchen. These smooth, sleek surfaces offer a minimalist yet chic look. The beauty of a slab backsplash lies in its simplicity and seamless integration with your countertops. In fact, the most common way to add a slab backsplash is to replace the countertops and continue the material up the wall, creating a continuous, uninterrupted flow. The resulting clean, polished look is both sophisticated and practical.

3.     Moroccan-Inspired Tiles

A kitchen with Moroccan-inspired tile backsplash

Moroccan tiles are known for their interlocking patterns, vibrant colors, and geometric designs. Choosing something like this for your kitchen backsplash infuses your kitchen with a unique, artistic vibe. Imagine sipping your morning coffee in a space that feels like a page from a design magazine, with a backsplash that serves as the most exciting element in your kitchen.

4.     Marble Elegance

A kitchen with slab marble backsplash

If you love the undeniably luxurious look of marble countertops, you’ll adore a slab marble backsplash. The natural veining and subtle color variations of marble create an elegant and sophisticated look. Whether you choose a classic Carrara marble or a bold Calacatta, a marble backsplash adds timeless beauty to your kitchen. You’ll love preparing meals surrounded by this natural stone, which serves as a testament to nature’s artistry and your refined taste.

5.     Zellige Tiles

A kitchen with zellige tile backsplash

Zellige (pronounced zell-idge) is a handcrafted tile that evokes the historic artistry of North Africa. Each tile is traditionally hand-shaped, glazed, and fired, giving it an irregular shape and glossy finish. The imperfections of Zellige tiles are what give them such a charming, unique appeal.

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Replacing the backsplash is a great place to start, but why end there? Kirkplan Kitchens can transform and personalize your kitchen into a chef’s paradise! We have over 24 years of experienc, with a talented design team that focuses on quality, value, and ensuring a seamless remodeling experience. You’ll love our fresh, specialized designs that account for today’s trends and your personal tastes. Check out our portfolio to see some of our previous work. Then, contact us to schedule a kitchen remodeling consultation in Sarasota or Bradenton, FL.