Walk into any home supply store and it’s easy to see that the selection of tiles for your kitchen backsplash is endless. But beyond simple tile, there are plenty of kitchen backsplash ideas to give your space extra style and a distinctive edge. Choosing something that’s a little out of the ordinary is also a great way to inject your personal style into a space that’s often a bit basic or even bland.
This design is very bold and colorful. The mix of an exposed brick wall, the small assorted tile design under the aqua cabinets and the larger repeat of tile designs above is modern and eclectic.
Marble or granite is a not an uncommon choice, but it’s also not the expected one. This combination of light, sleek cabinetry and a dark colored countertop highlight the backsplash. It makes it stand out more than it would if the countertop were done in the same stone.
Textured tile isn’t really something new, but this sunny yellow version has a long, uninterrupted line pattern that is reminiscent of siding on a house. It adds a bright pop of color to an otherwise neutral kitchen and is a sophisticated accent against the typical marble or granite countertop.
Even standard tile can be an unusual kitchen backsplash idea when it is adorned with an assorted geometric line design. The palette is still neutral, but the unexpected graphic play makes it special.