Cooking with Tile: 8 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Cooking with Tile: 8 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Your kitchen is more than just a place to cook; it's a canvas waiting to be transformed with the right tile design. From sleek modern designs to charming vintage patterns, we're here to take you on a journey exploring different styles, shapes, and color palettes that can elevate your kitchen's aesthetics to a whole new level.

1. Timeless Elegance: Subway Tile

The timeless appeal of subway tiles never goes out of style. These rectangular beauties with their clean lines and versatile colors can effortlessly blend into any kitchen theme, whether it's contemporary, farmhouse, or traditional. Discover unique layouts and grout options that give subway tiles a fresh and captivating twist.

For more unique Subway tile projects, visit our blog "Go Bold with Uniquely Colored Subway Tile"

2"x6" Costa Rice Backsplash2"x6" Subway Tile - 1016 Costa Rica
Interior Design by Casa Marcelo
Photography by Nick Glimenakis

2. Versatile Sophistication: Hexagons

Hexagon tiles are all the rage, and for good reason. Their unique six-sided shape creates a mesmerizing honeycomb effect that brings a touch of sophistication and warmth to any kitchen. Uncover the various color options and layout ideas that can turn your hexagon backsplash into a captivating visual spectacle! 

Love this look? Find this Hexagon Flower Pattern in our Ready to Ship Collection!

Hexagon Flower BacksplashSmall Hexagon Flower Pattern - 130 White, 45W My Blue Heaven, 23 Sapphire Blue

3. Graceful Movement: Moroccan Fish Scales

Dive into the whimsical world of Moroccan Fish Scale tiles. Also known as mermaid or fan tiles, these eye-catching shapes create a sense of movement and fluidity similar to the glistening motion of the sea. We adore how this home owner used our 214 Coastal Breeze glaze to infuse their kitchen with total coastal vibes. If you like this look, you're in luck! These beachy beauties are in stock and ready to ship!

For more Moroccan Fish Scale projects, visit our blog "How to Choose Moroccan Fish Scale Tile"

Large Moroccan Fish Scales - 214 Coastal BreezeLarge Moroccan Fish Scales - 214 Coastal Breeze
Photography and Interior Design by Allison Wolf

4. Contemporary Chic: Diamonds

Step outside the box with our sleek and chic Diamond shaped tiles. These angular wonders bring a modern and playful twist to your kitchen design. Whether you are interested in a monochromatic look, an organic blend or our popular river ombré design, the striking patterns and color combinations of these statement tiles are truly endless.

For more Diamond tiled projects, visit our blog "Diamond Tile, Small, Medium Large"

Emerald Diamond BacksplashMedium Diamonds - 75 Emerald
Photography by Sarah Wilson

5. Geometric Wonders: Triangles

Unlock the world of triangles as we explore their potential as kitchen backsplash tiles. Embrace the dynamic nature of equilateral or scalene triangles, arranging them into mesmerizing patterns that add a unique sense of movement and depth to your culinary space.

To see other triangle tile projects, visit our blog “Tile Trend Alert: 6 Ways to Use Triangles

Foxwell Blend Large Triangle KitchenLarge Triangles - Foxwell Blend
Interior Design & Build - Lensis Builders
Photography - Greg Hadley

6. Mid-Century Marvel: Mid Mod Squares

Revive the charm of mid-century modern design with our newest pattern, Mid Mod Squares, that evoke nostalgia and a sense of timelessness. Explore bold and vibrant color palettes reminiscent of the 50s and 60s, or opt for dark and moody tones for a sleek and stylish look.

To view more ways to use Mid Mod Squares, head over to our page!

Mid Mod Squares BacksplashMid Mod Squares - 301 Marshmallow, 32 Canton Jade, Custom Colors.
Interior Design by Emily Pueringer.
Photography by Rubinski Visual.
Contractor by Quality Cut Design | Remodel.

7. Twist on a Classic: Herringbone Pattern

Unleash the power of the herringbone pattern, a timeless favorite among interior designers. Learn how to achieve this visually captivating effect using rectangular tiles arranged in a zigzag pattern. We'll explore different tile materials and colors to create a herringbone backsplash that exudes subtle elegance.

For more Herringbone projects, visit our blog "10 Herringbone Tile Ideas"

130 White Herringbone Backsplash2"x6" Subway Tile in Herringbone - 130 White.
Photography by Mayne Marketing

8. Geometric Bliss: Geo-Hex and Geo-Star

Our Geo-Hex and Geo-Star patterns are captivating and innovative designs that elevate the art of our handmade tile craftsmanship. Both of these patterns show off the versatility of our tried and true Hexagon and Diamond shapes by combining the two into one pattern. With customizable color options, these patterns offer endless possibilities for creating stunning and unique focal points in any interior space.

For more on this MCM kitchen, visit our blog "Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Featuring the Geo-Hex Pattern"

Geo Hex Mid Century Modern BacksplashGeo-Hex Pattern  11 Deco White, 77E Grey, 60 Silver Lining, 29E Lake Superior, 45W My Blue Heaven, 24 Dandelion, 32 Canton Jade.
Photography by Sage E Imagery
Styling by Creekwood Hill

Order tile samples to see, touch, and fall in love with our handmade tiles in person. We would also love to hear what inspires you! Hopefully, our floor to wall tile transition ideas gave you some inspiration for your future home décor projects. Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling

The post Cooking with Tile: 8 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas appeared first on Artisan Tile Company: Handmade Ceramic Tiles by Mercury Mosaics.


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