Tile is by far the most common material for a kitchen backsplash. But for people who hate cleaning grout, or just love a seamless look, there is another option. Here are eleven beautiful backsplashes that have no visible seams or grout lines at all. They're all super easy to clean, and just might transform the look of your kitchen.
The backsplash above from Fantastic Frank is just one beautiful, long expanse of white marble — no grout lines in sight. The shelf above provides an excellent spot to display treasured objects and store oft-used items, and it aligns with the bottom of the range hood for a neat, modern look.
Creating one might be a bit on the pricey side, but my favorite way to get the seamless look is with a glass backsplash. This one light blue one adds a touch of color to a kitchen from Bo Bedre. Read more about glass backsplashes here.
This stainless steel backsplash from Lonny looks like a dream to clean. And I'm loving the unexpected combo of stainless steel cabinets and backsplash with bright green cabinets.
From Elle Decoration UK, here's a clever (and beautiful, and warm) backsplash solution: taking a butcherblock countertop and running it partway up the wall.
Here's another marble take on the look, from Peter Ivens. The matching marble shelf is a nice touch, and I love the built-in cutting board and knife block.
This striking backsplash from The Style Files is covered in the same laminate as the kitchen cabinets. The kitchen fittings have a very modern feel, while the oil paintings and the illustrations on the wall add a whimsical touch.
Here's a unique kitchen design idea from Diario Design — covering a wall with an interesting texture (in this case, brick) with a protective layer of plexiglass, so it's both beautiful and easy to clean.
The backsplash in this kitchen from Design*Sponge is made of wood, painted to match the Shaker-style cabinets below. The shelf above is both a practical touch and an interesting design element.
A marble backsplash, marble countertop, and integral marble sink make for a very luxurious kitchen in this San Francisco penthouse spotted on Rue Magazine. You can read more about integral sinks, which are another good choice for those of us who hate to clean.
This stainless backsplash from Coco Lapine Design is paired with some of the most beautiful open shelving I've ever seen. The dark stone countertop makes for a nice contrast.
Here's one last marble backsplash, rendered in an elegant, moody black marble. It's the perfect finishing touch to this kitchen from Husligheter, which manages to be simultaneously modern and luxurious.