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20 Backsplash Ideas That’ll Seriously Inspire You

published Sep 20, 2019
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When it comes to backsplashes, there are options beyond options—neutral options, colorful options, clean options, and bold options. Not sure where to start or what look makes the most sense in your space? Check out some of our favorite inspo images below.

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Subway tile backsplash ideas

Subway tile is super popular at the moment (and I’m thrilled that my new rental kitchen features a bit of it!). It’s a simple yet stylish choice for those who aren’t looking to go wild with color.

Other tile backsplash ideas

If you do want to go more vibrant, other types of tiles can add lots of visual interest, and the pattern and shade varieties are endless.

White backsplash ideas

You also don’t need to pick a standard subway tile pattern to get a subtle and classic white feel. See Exhibits A, B, and C above.

Metal backsplash ideas

Another possibility: Bring the industrial look home with a metal backsplash.

DIY backsplash ideas

A grout tile project takes a lot of time and patience. You can also customize your space—and stick to a smaller budget—with stick-on tiles, as shown in the first image above, or with wallpaper or even paint.

Stove backsplash ideas

Adding a customized backsplash over the stove area is another way to make your kitchen pop. Plus, you’ll probably be able to spend less time and money on it than you would by installing a backsplash for an entire kitchen.

Bathroom backsplash ideas

While you’re upgrading your kitchen, don’t forget about the loo! You can always use extra tiles to make your bathroom extra chic.