Although countertops garner much of the attention when it comes to kitchen design (given their prominent placement in the room), the backsplash is not to be overlooked. Go for tile — in a classic glass or ceramic finish — for a look that is at once simple and timeless, or opt for pattern tiles in a bold hue if you're looking to make a statement. Either way, you can't go wrong with the ideas we've rounded up here.
A small galley-style kitchen in Monaco, tiles that play off of the other geometric elements in the room. The small table and chairs are by , the oven, cooktop and and hood are by .features square white
White tiled walls balance out vibrant kitchen cabinets, which are painted in in this kitchen. The countertops are stainless steel and the sink is by .
Beautifully patterned tiles by covers the walls in this London townhouse kitchen and allow the cabinetry, painted in , to pop. The pendant lights are by and the floor is made of three types of limestone.
This open kitchen in Melbourne, Australia features handmade Spanish tiles on its backsplash. The table is made of pepper granite, the pendant lights are by , the stools are by and the oven is by .