Backsplash Tile Designs

Backsplashes are commonly found behind sinks and counters in kitchens and bathrooms. 

We will be focusing on some different design options for backsplashes today, but before that, I wanted to point out that they have practical uses as well:

  1. Protection: backsplashes can protect your kitchen and bathroom walls from water damage, as well as other liquid and food debris
  2. Easy to Clean: you can get backsplashes made of tile, stone, glass, or metal, all of which are pretty easy to clean
  3. Stain Prevention: as mentioned above, any foods or liquids that could potentially splash on the wall and stain will be caught and can easily be removed

Now that you know the practical uses for backsplashes, let’s look into some examples of designs ranging from some of the most simple to some truly unique options.

Simple Designs:

When you think of backsplash you probably think of subway tiles. These tiles are smooth, and mostly square in shape. We’ve all seen them, so I omitted them from this article.

Pictured here we have some rectangular pieces varying from stone or tile to a mixture with glass and metal. Still a very simplistic design, but with more character, definitely a popular choice for many homeowners.

Here is another pretty simple design. Some basic squares with a nice square/rectangle border. More going on with this design, but still simple enough to draw a nice crowd.

Middle Ground Designs:

Now we get into some more interesting designs. This sample is actually my favorite backsplash that we have in our store. I think that the colors in the tile are easy enough on the eyes to not make the flower pattern too extreme, and I think there is a welcome amount of contrast.

The design of this backsplash isn’t too out of the ordinary, but the variance of colors make it stand out much more than solid tiles which is why I included it in this section.

Complex Designs:

So for this section I wanted to focus on our busiest backsplash design. There’s a lot of movement in this design and chances are you’ll never get bored looking at it. If you’re a fan of steampunk, chances are this design was made for you.

Obviously this article only touched on five specific examples of backsplashes, but within each range of complexity there are thousands of designs to choose from, you just have to figure out what you like and what you can see yourself enjoying for a while.