- Black Kitchen Furniture and Edgy Details to Inspire You
- Dark interiors with vivid popping colors
- Masculine open kitchen in natural colors
- Adding interest with tile and wall decals
- Black and white choices in the kitchen
- Integrating existing architectural elements
- Which idea of black kitchen elements would you rather use in your kitchen?
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- 15 Fresh Subway Tile Kitchen Ideas – Stylish Backsplash Ideas
- 15 DIY Kitchen Backsplashes to Set Your Kitchen Apart
- 1. Honeycomb
- 2. Dimension
- 3. Custom Mosaic
- 4. Handmade Tile
- 5. Countertop Backsplash
- 6. Moroccan Fish Scale
- 7. Full Walls
- 8. Accent Areas
- 9. Unique Shapes
- 10. Go Black
- 11. Textured Tiles
- 12. Splash of Sparkle
- 13. Different Design Layouts
- 14. Add Color
- 15. Geometric
- tile — The Sketch Book Files — Jen Talbot Design
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- Combination: Traditional + Diagonal Herringbone
- Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors for 2020 – Stylish Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors
- DIY Kitchen Backsplash Designs
- 1. Wooden palette backsplash
- 2. Mason jar mosaic backsplash
- 3. Artificial stone backsplash
- 4. Simple, fresh wooden backsplash
- 5. Painted faux tile backsplash
- 6. Smashed china pieces backsplash
- 7. Concrete honeycomb backsplash
- 8. Mix and matched reclaimed tile backsplash
- 9. Cobblestone backsplash
- 10. Graphic wallpapered backsplash
- 11. DIY wine cork backsplash
- 12. Countryside mosaic backsplash
- 13. Edgy stainless steel backsplash
- 14. World map backsplash
- 15. Chalkboard paint backsplash
Black Kitchen Furniture and Edgy Details to Inspire You
If you are looking to add a little drama and elegance to your kitchen, deepening the color palette contrast is a great solution. Black kitchen details – cabinets or dark kitchen islands – can expose that elegance your kitchen needs, add a touch of modern in your home and challenge you to adapt the kitchen design to this pretentious color.
Black kitchens have the undeniable power to create a story- look for your cooking space, lending a bit of glamor to the overall feel.
By choosing the right lighting to compliment the black details, you create not only a comfortable space, but also a creative, inviting atmosphere for those moments spent cooking for your loved ones.
Whether you replace the kitchen cabinets and details altogether to make room for a new kitchen design or simply decided to upgrade the look of your kitchen by painting or covering up the cabinets, black is definitely a touch you should try.
Be it modern or traditional, with different design influences or focusing on inherited furniture items, a kitchen should always be warm, inviting and perfect for entertaining (even entertaining yourself counts).
Black kitchen cabinets in contrast with the white walls
by kodu design
Traditional kitchen with black top island and cabinets
by Robin’s Nest
Dark interiors with vivid popping colors
A fresh color choice to go with your black kitchen cabinets and stainless steel appliances is yellow – a vivid, dynamic color that uplifts your mood. Yellow upholstery for the chairs or maybe a yellow toaster and coffee machine will add that unexpected focus point and create a cheery atmosphere.
Integrating golden wood walls in your kitchen can become the perfect excuse to choose black kitchen cabinets, especially in a kitchen flooded with natural light.
After seeing how natural and vivid colors can create stunning kitchen color schemes, focusing on a black alternative makes it even more fun.
After all, the kitchen that displays more than a dark color creates a deeper visual intrigue.
Black modern kitchen furniture with yellow accent chairs
by Design Line Construction
Minimalist black shaker cabinets
by H. Keith Wagner Partnership / Image Credit: Westphalen Photography
Masculine open kitchen in natural colors
Minimalist kitchen cabinets in black complemented by a carefully chosen kitchen backsplash are the perfect way to create an updated masculine atmosphere. Natural colors, patterns and textures alongside an interesting floor choice shape an inviting interior design.
Floors, cabinets, backsplash, countertop and appliances are all part of the same “conspiration” that updates your kitchen to a contemporary level.
Lighting contributes a great deal to the overall result, so make sure you know what effect you want in the end – a star-struck ceiling can become another focus point in an open kitchen leading to a relaxing social space, while hanging lights over the bar creates an intimate feel.
Modern kitchen with black countertop island
by Avalon Interiors
Adding interest with tile and wall decals
You can go with a dark blue facelift for your cabinets if black is still too deep to experience in a small space. If your long and narrow kitchen ends with a white wall, consider adding an inspired tile wall to create a visual appeal. Refacing instead of replacing your kitchen cabinets saves time and money, but also gives you a creative project to learn from.
Then again, if you white walls but think they might need a new interpretation, wall decals are there to help you update your interiors. Your love for nature can become an inspiration for your kitchen design – a flock of bird silhouettes showcased on your walls can easily become the element that balances the white walls and black kitchen cabinets.
Black kitchen design with wallpapered accent wall
by elegueller arquitetos
Black and white kitchen with a Hitchcockian vibe
by Applegate Tran Interiors
Black and white choices in the kitchen
Playing with black and white can result in different types of kitchen decor.
Combining white kitchen cabinets with white counters and a black kitchen island also showcasing a white counter adds an interesting refuge for the eyes.
I especially the example below, where the kitchen table seems to be part of the island’s design, boasting a white tabletop resting on black legs.
Another way of displaying black and white in your kitchen is to have all the cabinets black, complementing a white kitchen island or the other way around – a black kitchen island alongside white kitchen cabinets.
White kitchen cabinets with black island Traditiona black kitchen cabinets with white island
by Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
All black kitchen island
by CliqStudios Cabinets
Integrating existing architectural elements
An edgy effect can be created in the kitchen with the help of black design elements empowering the visual appeal of existing architectural details, a stone wall, arcade or exposed beams. An industrial feeling given by metal wall details and skylights construct a fantastic effect on black kitchen furniture.
Kitchen island design with thite top and black base
by Thomas Thaddeus Truett Architect
Modern black kitchen cabinets and kitchen island
by 186 Lighting Design Group – Gregg Mackell / Photo by Brent Moss
Contemporary black kitchen charms with its use of stainless steel and concrete
Photo and copyright by Renovation Design Group
Minimalist kitchens are the perfect place to play with dark details – wood looks amazing alongside black kitchen furniture and white walls are almost a requirement in this combination.
Straight lines and natural wood create that need for a color that brings out their beauty without overwhelming it – this is where black comes in.
In a naturally lit kitchen, black seems less a bold choice, it actually seems to be the obvious choice.
Which idea of black kitchen elements would you rather use in your kitchen?
Modern kitchen with all black furniture
Black contemporary kitchen with white island
by jessop architects
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15 Fresh Subway Tile Kitchen Ideas – Stylish Backsplash Ideas
Jenn Feldman Design
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1 Hide Your Subway Tiles
In this kitchen by Regan Baker Design, the floor-to-ceiling wood facade conceals the cabinets and countertops. If you want to use tiles as a backsplash but have something more sleek and modern in mind, too, consider a similar design concept. That way, you can feature both materials.
2 Only Go Half Way
In this space designed by deVol Kitchens, deep turquoise lower cabinets ground the spaec while the sage walls add a touch of levity. Between them, the subway tiles feel a natural addition, thanks to the dark green grout instead of a classic white option.
3 Be Eclectic
Here's proof that subway tiles can even blend in with an industrial, modern environment. This kitchen designed by ETC.etera features edgy concrete floors, a retro red stool, classic black stained-wood cabinetry, an ultra-sleek island, and simple subway tiles. All together, they create an eclectic yet cohesive whole.
4 Switch Up the Pattern
If you were looking for ways to switch things up, look no further than this kitchen designed by Janis Nicolay. She went the traditional route with classic white subway tiles, but then opted for a chevron pattern for an understated but fun twist.
5 Reach For the Ceilings
Though subway tiles are most popular as a backsplash in the kitchen, they can also stretch all the way to the ceiling. In this Catherine Kwong-designed space, the subway tiles complement both the formal, sophisticated elements as well as the more casual and approachable parts.
Subway tile offers tons of room for creativity in the kitchen. Here, Chango & Co. created two stripes of olive green to add color and break up the white backsplash. They're placed under the white floating shelves, playing up the linear motif further.
7 Stay Neutral
Subway tile is great for going grayscale. In this kitchen designed by Chango & Co., the black grout pops against the white tiles. The graphic and geometric repeating bond pattern lends itself nicely to the monochrome color scheme.
8 Switch Up Your Grout
For this Los Angeles kitchen, Jenn Feldman Designs chose a tonal grout to blend in with the navy tile, which is set in a refreshingly unexpected chevron pattern.
9 Mimic Natural Stone
If you love the look of marble and other natural stones but don't want to splurge on a marble slab for the entire kitchen wall, opt for marble tiles instead. As you can see in this kitchen from @amuneal, it boasts that same coveted look.
10 Protect Your Wallpaper
If you can't resist a good wallpaper moment and want it in every room in the house, we support you. But one thing to keep in mind when decorating with wallpaper in the kitchen is how well it will resist moisture. It's best to just keep it splashing range all together. That's where subway tile comes in.
11 Try a Fun Color
Color variation in your subway tiles will give the entire room a more artisanal aesthetic. Designed by Regan Baker, the mint green wall feels fresh, soothing, and cheerful—the perfect recipe for a happy family kitchen.
12 Give Them a Gloss
A glitzy kitchen calls for glitzier subway tiles. Interior designer Caitlin Wilson opted for a glossy finish, which goes perfectly with the pristine natural stone countertops, crisp white paint job, and pops of periwinkle throughout.
13 Hide Appliances
How clever is this setup? With tiles stretching seamlessly from wall to wall, the hood blends right in for a clean visual flow. No bulky appliances here!
14 Ease the Transition
If you're worried about the transition from subway tile backsplash to paint looking awkward or abrupt, take note. The strategically-placed artwork and a hanging plant in this deVol kitchen instantly captures our eyes, and thus, diverting attention away from the switch in material.
15 Add Texture
So you know you want to use a bold color for your kitchen walls, but have you thought about texture? Subway tiles inject a room with so much more dimension than a flat paint, as evidenced in this kitchen designed by Catherine Kwong.
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15 DIY Kitchen Backsplashes to Set Your Kitchen Apart
Backsplashes are one of the easiest ways to update your home and transform your kitchen. Best of all, you can DIY, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
We love thinking outside the box when it comes to tile design and always try to push our clients to do something a little different. Today we wanted to share with you 15 ideas for different kitchen backsplashes for inspiration to set your kitchen apart.
I’ve always had a love for honeycomb, hexagon, or whatever you want to call this style of tile. I to call them honeycomb when they’re so cute and little and hexagon when they’re larger.
Put some color on them, and they’re that much better. When I came across this picture from Elana Loo’s site on a deep Google search, I stopped in my tracks.
It was the perfect color, paired with the perfect wood tones with splashes of white and gold. I find myself going back to this photo often for inspiration.
Color can feel intimidating to do, but with just a little enough of everything it’ll be a safe bet and a show stopper.
Adding dimension with tile to your backsplash will keep your eyes moving and is another fun way to set your kitchen apart. These tiles have me seeing flowers one minute, hexagons the next, and the white has you trailing up and down and side to side. Adding dimensional tiles is an easy way to do something a little different and easy to do when the tiles simply do it for you.
Source: Cement Tile Shop
3. Custom Mosaic
We’re all about working with Mercury Mosaics and building out a one of a kind custom mosaic for backsplashes, not only for ourselves but our clients too.
We did this for our kitchen, and now we can’t stop designing them for other projects. It was such a fun process from beginning to end working with the team at Mercury Mosaics.
Any custom mosaic you design out, you’ll be sure to have a one of a kind backsplash that no-one else will ever have.
4. Handmade Tile
Working with Mercury Mosaics has introduced us to the power of handmade tile. Since they are all hand cut and hand painted, no two pieces of tile are ever a.
Since they are hand painted, you can have a white backsplash as we did in this kitchen and yet the tiles still give dimension. They all don’t just blend into one another and lose the shape of the tiles.
When using handmade tiles, you’ll know that even if you use the same color as your neighbor next door, it’ll still give off a different look in your home.
5. Countertop Backsplash
Jamie is all about the clean look of a countertop backsplash! This is a style of backsplash that you don’t see often. Not only does it look clean, it is clean.
With Cambria, since it’s nonporous, you never have to worry about germs and bacteria from food getting stuck in those grout lines. It’s easy to wipe down and clean.
I also love how the design within the quartz carries from the backsplash down into the countertops with a waterfall edge that carries your eye right down to the floor. With a countertop backsplash, anyone that walks into your home will be wowed.
6. Moroccan Fish Scale
As you can tell, we’re all about the Moroccan fish scale tile design. It’s such a simple way to do something a little different without being too out there. This is the same color we used in the Moroccan design above, and as you can see, the tiles look so different. We love the subtleness this design brings while still giving a clean and different look.
7. Full Walls
When we walked into this home that our friends over at JKath designed and remodeled, my eye immediately went over to this full wall of tile in the kitchen. They carried it under the floating shelves over to the window wall and around the door into the backyard.
Instead of ending your tile halfway up the window, expected, carry it up and over and throughout any area of wall you have in your home for a bolder look.
Source: Jkath Design + Build
8. Accent Areas
Add in an accent area of different tile design. Under the hood is the best go-to place to incorporate a little something fun and different. If you ever get sick of it, it won’t be that much tile to demo out and replace.
Source: Mercury Mosaics
9. Unique Shapes
This 3-D tile is a new shape I haven’t seen! According to Tile Bar, their Paradox tile is an innovative new 3D ceramic series set to redefine architecture and design. In this stacked cube it creates an illusion of depth with a geometric pattern. This is taking the traditional subway tile and giving it a spin and will sure to be an eye-catching accent.
Source: Tile Bar
10. Go Black
Black is back, and we love it! You probably started to notice it hitting design within decor and lighting last year, and now you see it come back into interiors in tile and even cabinetry.
Even this simple black subway tile can make such a timeless and bold statement.
Source: Kate Marker Interiors
11. Textured Tiles
Using tile that has a beveled edge will immediately bring dimension and texture to your kitchen. We love it paired with floating shelves below. Consider beveled edge in a more traditional space or as an architectural element.
Source: Studio McGee
12. Splash of Sparkle
When working with Mercury Mosaics on our tile design, the one thing I told them that I didn’t want was subway tile. Not because I don’t love it, I was just so tired of seeing the same old, same old. I wanted a one of a kind statement piece and I thought the use of subway tile would make it look every other kitchen out there.
After being educated on why subway tile is such a good direction to go from the lovely Mercedes, I knew that no matter what they designed out they would give it a new look. When I got the drawings back for the sink wall, I screamed! They designed out just a little splash of sparkle throughout the subway tile to give it a completely different and one of a kind look.
13. Different Design Layouts
If you’re a big fan of the classic subway tile, but also want to switch it up, think about a different design layout. Below, we used Cle Tile modern brick tiles in a herringbone layout for a unique, yet timeless look. Here are 12 different ways to lay subway tile if you want something new and fresh.
14. Add Color
We’re ALL about color for a backsplash because it makes a statement and brings in the fun. When you run tile all the way up the wall, it also creates a statement in your kitchen. This yellow hexagon tile from Fireclay is the perfect compliment in this modern kitchen design.
Source: Fireclay Tile
Geometric patterns are popping up everywhere, but being there are so many fun geometric tile designs out there you’re sure to have a one of a kind tile design. From diamonds to hexagon to all the variations of colors, you’ll have so much inspiration and options to chose from when deciding what tile shape to use. And you can even mix and match them!
Source: Amber Interiors
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Top 5 Favorite Zellige Tile Applications
I am sure you have all seen this trend in the 2018 design magazines and Pinterest. Well news for you, it is not going anywhere in 2019. Truth is, after so much technological innovation, we are all craving a sense of hand crafted work in our spaces. These Zellige Tiles are the epitome of that.
The mosaic tilework is made from individually chiseled geometric tiles set into a plaster base. This form of Islamic art is one of the main characteristics of Moroccan architecture.
To round up some inspiration for you, I have pulled my Top 5 Favorite Applications and specific tile recommendations for those designs.
Cat Skill’s Hayfield Wedding Venue used Cle Tile’s Wheathered White Tile.
We could not find the source of this design, but pulled a tile we think would we be perfect for this application. The rustic emerald tile in the image looks similar to Riad Tile’s .
Designed by Georgia Ezra, check out her tile collection, Tile of Ezra. She used her own mosaic for this space.
For a similar look, check out this 2×6 subway tile from Zia Tile.
5 Monochromatic Tile Color Palettes
I call it the “Modern Mural”. Artists used large scale murals to tell the most elaborate, and beautiful, stories through tile mosaics. So many different cultures have done this through the years and I think America has found its own.
It features clean lines, purposeful choice of grout colors, and a hand made nature, expressing the amazing new technologies we have to impact our spaces.
I have curated a few of my favorite images and combinations to inspire you and a tile guide to inspire your next renovation.
Top 5 Edgy Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
Tired of white subway tile? We are too.. While it is a great budget friendly option, we encourage you to find creative ways to give your space more character. You should feel free to explore color, pattern, and material! Here are our Top 5 Edgy Kitchen Backsplash Ideas to inspire you in your kitchen makeover.
Tips on Subway Tile Patterns
In the last 10 years of its rise, we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of subway tile. Everyone loves it though – its simple, easy to clean, and inexpensive! Despite its versatility, I cringe when clients ask for the classic subway pattern.
There are so many amazing ways to lay tile, why should we limit our selves to the Running Bond pattern? I say no. I say get creative. If you aren’t sure where to start, I have curated some of my favorite LUXURIOUS & MODERN ways to lay the classic tile.
Combination: Traditional + Diagonal Herringbone
Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors for 2020 – Stylish Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors
Emily Henderson Designs
There's nothing an all-white kitchen, but in 2020, interior designers are open to a range of other impactful hues, especially for cabinets. But finding the right hue for your kitchen cabinets can be a frustrating process.
Everything from the style of your cabinets to the amount of natural light your kitchen receives are key factors to consider when choosing a color.
Plus, there's an abundance of shades within the same color, making the decision process even more overwhelming.
If you're in need of some direction, we have you covered. We invited a selection of designers to share the top kitchen cabinet paint colors for 2020. From moody hues to soothing shades of blues and greens, use their picks as inspiration for your space.
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1 Mixed Wood Tones
“A current trend we’re loving is mixing natural wood and painted cabinets.
It’s been popular in years past to paint lower and upper cabinets different shades, and we’re now doing something similar with lower wood cabinets and upper cabinets painted in a complementary color.
Allowing the wood-grain to shine in some of the cabinets brings texture and depth to a space, while painted cabinets are an opportunity to introduce warmth and interest with the addition of color.” — Andrea Goldman of Andrea Goldman Design
“We’re going to see lots of black this year, especially in kitchens. Edgy but so classic, black cabinets pair perfectly with anything from warm wood shelves to crisp white backsplashes. I love pitch black, but if you want a toned-down version, try Off-Black by Farrow & Ball for some drama no matter your style of kitchen.” — Briana Nix of Decorist
3 Old World-Inspired Hues
“We’re seeing a return to wood finishes as well as warm colors on kitchen cabinetry; colors with an old-world charm, but that are used in a contemporary way.” — Young Huh of Young Huh Interior Design
4 Sea Green
“I am obsessed with this light sea green in my kitchen. It is so versatile and goes with everything—black, white, beige, and so many other colors. It is serene and creates a tranquil feeling.” — Melanie Fowler of Clos-ette
5 Wood Finishes
“I'm really happy to see that wood cabinets are making a comeback and designers are exploring options beyond a painted finish.
The choice of wood species and stain are still very important, as a honey-toned maple is drastically different in look and feel to a white oak cabinet.
There's a movement toward returning to the extra texture that wood grain cabinets bring to what could be a sterile, cold space.” — Liz Foster of Decorist
6 Blue and Green
“We’re seeing a move toward colors that are darker and moodier, but also grounded in nature. We expect interest in those hues to extend toward kitchen cabinets. Blues and greens work well because of the variety in those color families, and they provide a sense of comfort.” — Sue Wadden of Sherwin-Williams
7 Daring Hues
“There will be a tendency to include intense color accents in 2020 kitchen designs. Rather than to choose just one color for the kitchen cabinets, the trend in 2020 is to choose one or several elements, the kitchen island, kitchen wall cabinets, or base cabinets in daring colors, dark red, bright yellow, green, or navy blue.
In 2020, there is no limitation in terms of which color to choose for your kitchen, as long as it is being combined with classic kitchen cabinet finishes and materials, oak wood, trendy black Fenix laminate, classic white glass, or a neutral glass cabinet finish. For this island, we used Benjamin Moore's Summer Nights 777.
” — Meghan DeMaria of Moss Design
8 Muted Shades
“We're finally moving beyond the all-white or light gray kitchen and more and more designers and homeowners are embracing kitchens in muted colors navy, deep greens, warm ivories, and even charcoal. People are really gravitating toward the look and feel of English country kitchens and we're seeing it most obviously in these unique color choices.” — Liz Foster of Decorist
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DIY Kitchen Backsplash Designs
if you’re the kind of person who spends a lot of time in your kitchen, whether that be because you’re an avid cook or you just live in the kind of house where that’s the central traffic hub for the family, then you might be us in that you notice your backsplash more than the average person. We recently decided that ours isn’t nearly as unique and creative as it could be, so we’ve set out to find crafty ways to redo it and give it a new lease on life with our very own handy home and crafting skills.
Just in case you’re as enamoured as we were in the idea of making your home a brand new kitchen backsplash as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Wooden palette backsplash
Have you taken care over the years to establish a sort of rustic chic or overtly reclaimed and repurposed aesthetic throughout your home over the years and now you’re slowly trying to match outstanding details to that style in smaller projects? Well, if you haven’t made it as far as your backsplash yet, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Circa Dee used repurposed pieces from wooden pallets to make theirs!
2. Mason jar mosaic backsplash
Are you very interested indeed in making a lovely, clearly homemade backsplash throughout your kitchen but you’re prefer something with a bit of texture and colour to it? Well, if the kinds of mosaic art pieces you might see in seaside homes have any appeal to you, we think you’ll adore the way Reality Daydream pieced this lovely backsplash together from smashed blue mason jars! Be sure you wear gloves at all times so you don’t cut yourself on the glass edges.
3. Artificial stone backsplash
Are you absolutely interested in a sort of old fashioned aesthetic in making your new backsplash but you’re just not sure going as rustic as reclaimed pallet wood is quite what you had in mind? Then perhaps you’d prefer to see how Stilettos and Diapers created this lovely, traditional looking piece from long decor stones layered together almost a stone wall.
4. Simple, fresh wooden backsplash
Just because you’re interested in making yourself a wooden backsplash doesn’t mean you have to choose a worn and weathered look or use upcycled, rustic pieces! Instead, consider the smoothed and fresh look of this newer wooden plank backsplash project outlined step by step on House Tweaking. They show you how to sand it to perfection and you might choose to stain and seal it or leave it as natural looking as possible.
5. Painted faux tile backsplash
Have you always loved the way fresh, gleamingly clean tiled backsplashes look in a pristine new kitchen but you’re just not sure you’re actually up to installing the tiles yourself in a place that you might not live in forever? Perhaps that project is a little too pricy and you’re looking for a similar aesthetic from a more affordable option. In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick the way DIY Network painted their backsplash to look tile instead! This leaves a flat surface for cleaning but still gives that pattern and visual texture.
6. Smashed china pieces backsplash
Were you very intrigued indeed by the concept of making a mosaic style backsplash from smashed pieces of upcycled things but you’re not sure a singular colour of glass quite has the level of eclectic you’re really going for? Then maybe you’d prefer to try your hand at something this multi-coloured smashed china mosaic backsplash outlined step by step on Design Sponge!
7. Concrete honeycomb backsplash
We’ve always loved the way that working with a smooth, grey concrete gives a room a feeling that’s natural but a little bit urban too.
Just because we the neutral appearance of the shade, however, doesn’t meant we don’t want a bit of visual interest! We’re actually quite fond of the way Bower Power chose to shape their DIY concrete tiles hexagonally and fit them together on their backsplash a honeycomb.
8. Mix and matched reclaimed tile backsplash
Maybe you’re not completely opposed to the idea of having a simple tiled backsplash but you’re really hoping to have some kind of colourful, patterned, and visual detail added to your kitchen for some personality at the same time? Then instead of just buying plain tiles from the store, we’d suggest taking a look at how Alt. collected all kinds of reclaimed, repurposed, and leftover tiles and and turned those into a stunningly attention grabbing, patchwork inspired backsplash instead!
9. Cobblestone backsplash
Were you pretty intrigued indeed by the idea of making a backsplash layered stone we showed you a little earlier on our list but you’re just not sure that the straight, brick lay aesthetic will quite suit the rest of your kitchen’s scheme? Then maybe you’d prefer to work with smooth, rounded river stones instead! We love the way Home Stories A to Z made this DIY cobblestone inspired backsplash that looks pebbles in a river bed.
10. Graphic wallpapered backsplash
Perhaps you’re actually a lot less concerned with the idea of including physical texture in the materials you use for your backsplash because you’d rather concentrate on awesome pattern and visual texture instead? In that case, we’d suggest starting a search for a wallpaper you completely adore and taking a good look at how Family Handyman made over their backsplash using their favourite wallpaper!
11. DIY wine cork backsplash
Perhaps you’re feeling quite interested in the entire concept of creating a backsplash something upcycled or reclaimed but you just haven’t quite seen the idea that convinces you on one material over another yet? In that case, we’d to present another unique idea for your consideration! If you’re a wine enthusiast who’s known in your friend group for always having the best tasting years on hand, take a look at how Create, Craft, Love made their backsplash over by creating an alternating pattern using a large collection of saved wine corks.
12. Countryside mosaic backsplash
Are you actually still finding yourself scrolling through our ideas but thinking most about the mosaic concepts we’ve already shown you, even though none have quite held your attention entirely? Then here’s an alternative that just might! We’re in love with the way Lynne Knowlton outlines not only the process of making a mosaic tiled backsplash, but also how they designed theirs to look a tree and rolling hills in the countryside!
13. Edgy stainless steel backsplash
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find something a little more explicitly modernized or contemporarily industrial looking but nothing has quite jumped out at you yet? Then perhaps you’d prefer this much more metallic backsplash project outlined on Family Handyman! They show you how to make a brick lay pattern similar to the stones you saw earlier, but this time with shining silver steel.
14. World map backsplash
Were you actually quite intrigued indeed by the idea of simply wallpapering your backsplash but you’re just not sure that you’ll find a regular wallpaper that has the kind of unique and upcycled or creative character you’re looking for? Well, world travellers and those with wanderlust rejoice, because we think DIY Network might just have the perfect idea for you! Check out how they used similar techniques but this time using repurposed world maps.
15. Chalkboard paint backsplash
Are you actually the kind of person who loves customizable decor details because you’re always changing your mind and wishing you could switch things up on a pretty frequent basis in your home? Well, if you don’t mind dark colours, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Snazzy Little Thing re-did their backsplash using chalkboard paint so they could write and change quotes, drawings, and details whenever they please. You might even write your shopping list or reminders for your family there!
Do you know a fellow DIY enthusiast who is intent on overhauling their own kitchen backsplash but who could probably use some guidance or inspiration along the way? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of help before they get started!