Brightly Painted Backsplashes

Brightly Painted Backsplashes

Sarah Coffey
Mar 30, 2010

Looking for a cheap way to update your kitchen? How about a backsplash in a bright color? Painting such a small area means you can splurge on high-quality paint and take a color risk that you might not be willing to make in a larger space. Here are a few inspiring examples, along with links to specific color ideas.

  1. Stephanie and Bob's kitchen combines glossy blue IKEA cabinets with a tangerine-colored strip of paint. For a similar look, we'd try Benjamin Moore's Fiesta Orange.
  2. The blue in London Urchin's kitchen is actually a hard-wearing laminate, but we'd also recommend Benjamin Moore's Southern Belle for a similar purplish blue.
  3. The yellow-orange backsplash in Lisa & Jeremie's Parisian Open Space is bold and just right for their kitchen. If you're looking for another yellow-orange to try, Benjamin Moore's Mango Punch is a frothy sherbert color that would look nice in a kitchen.
  4. The backsplash in Laura's home is a real standout. The beautiful teal color is Dunn Edwards Nocturnal Sea.
  5. In Michael and Mindy's Chicago Loft, a sunny yellow decorates the backsplash. Maxwell and Sara Kate painted their backsplash in a similar color: Marston's Dijon Yellow. For a brighter (but still rich) color, we also like Anna Sova's Crushed Pineapple.
  6. The green in Jodi's kitchen is a nice backdrop for her stainless steel fixtures and black and white art. She used Benjamin Moore's Tequila Lime.
  7. The blue backsplash in Harry and Taylor's kitchen is made from found enameled panels. For a similarly strong, deep blue, we'd try Ralph Lauren's Tulum Blue.
  8. The warm, yellow-orange walls in Arielle's home seem like the perfect shade for a kitchen. For orange wall inspiration and paint color recommendations, see this post.

Our Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors (With Recommendations)

Photos: Gregory Han, London Urchin, Lisa and Jeremie, Laura, Michael and Mindy, Jodi, Amy Azzarito, Ronee Saroff

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