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10 Contemporary Kitchen backsplash designs

A kitchen is probably the most room in the house that is vulnerable to stains and splashes due to the frequently used cooking oil, the cooking vapor itself or even the water splashes from the sink. For the purpose of maintaining the kitchen’s tidiness and sustainability, it has become vital to install an easy-to-clean surface behind the kitchen sink or counter. This surface is called the “backsplash.” It  can be made from ceramic tiles, glass tiles, natural stone cladding, granite, stainless steel panels, glass panels or Corian. The choice of the backsplash material depends on the kitchen style (rustic, modern…), the counter top material used, and the area intended to be covered.

Here are 10 different contemporary kitchen backsplash designs.

1. Glazed White Ceramic Tiles

Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Glazed rectangular white ceramic tiles are used to create a backsplash behind the cooking top in this elegant contemporary kitchen. The backsplash adds an interesting reflection that gives the impression of hygiene.

2. Natural Rustic Stone And Glass tile Backsplash

Natural Rustic backsplash

The unglazed square ceramic tiles of the backsplash add a natural rustic effect to the brown kitchen cabinets. The vertically aligned tiles make a focal point, drawing the eye to the stove and hood.

3. Natural Stone Cladding

Natural Stone Cladding backsplash

The backsplash material in this country style kitchen could not be better chosen. The horizontally aligned natural stone cladding combines the kitchen’s brown hues and unifies the different textures used.

4. Elegant Ceramic Backsplash

Elegant Ceramic Backsplash

The slightly ornamented white ceramic backsplash here protects the kitchen walls without majorly interfering in the design. The result is an elegant and coherent kitchen.

5. Harlequin Checkerboard Marble Backsplash

Checkerboard Marble Backsplash

A very striking backsplash is installed in this rustic white kitchen. It is a harlequin checkerboard alignment of green and white marble tiles. Undoubtedly, the backsplash is intended to draw attention.

6. Black Marble Backsplash

marble kitchen backsplash

The imbalance present in this kitchen between the white cabinets and the brown ceiling, window frames and range hood is decreased to a certain extent by adding rectangular black marble tiles, which match the charcoal grey dining bench and black chairs, to both walls. It would have been a better choice to cover the creamy walls with that same ceramic tile to minimize the different materials used.

7. Glazed Brown Ceramic Backsplash

brown ceramic tiles

The glazed brown ceramic tiles with white grouting unify the cabinets and the wooden flooring. The coverage of the whole walls in this case is a very good decision.

8. Modern Kitchen Glass Backsplash

Modern Kitchen Glass Backsplash

A very modern kitchen needs a complementary backsplash. The glazed white glass tiles cover the space between the counter top and the hood providing a linearity directing the viewer to scan the long counter, and thus expanding the area.

9. Two Different Backsplash Materials

Roman stone kitchen backsplash

The backsplash behind the sink space is made from the same counter top material: brown Corian resin. The rest of the backsplash is made from glass blocks, which have their own magic.

10. Plywood Kitchen Backsplash

Plywood Kitchen Backsplash

The white contemporary kitchen is completed by a white plywood backsplash that runs all around the kitchen in a horizontal direction.


Always pay attention to the concept of your kitchen before choosing a backsplash. The two should blend to give a one whole design that is easy on the eyes.

Interior Architect. "Beauty is a promise of happiness" - Alain De Botton. Plants, animals and inanimate objects affect the life of a human being in all aspects, which is the reason why architecture and design are the extension of human nature ”just as the beehive is an extension of the bee’s nature, and the bird’s nest is an extension of the bird’s nature.” (Marcantonio, International Arts Forum 2013) Surround yourself with what makes you happy, that is the ultimate beauty.

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