Dive into our Custom River Design with these 7 Kitchen Backsplashes

Dive into our Custom River Design with these 7 Kitchen Backsplashes

The Design

The tried and true river motif backsplash has been a fan favorite amongst our clients for years. The design was born when our besties at Construction2Style wanted something classic yet bold for their kitchen back in 2018. Since then, this organic design has evolved into many forms that use vibrant colors, mixed shapes, multiple glaze finishes, and even custom tile planters! Here are just a few of our favorites:

1. Classically Elegant River Backsplash

A touch of luxury flows through this kitchen with this statement river backsplash. The stunning feathered ombré is made up of handmade tile in Medium Diamonds and 2"x6" Subway Tile in neutral hues creating a classic yet trendy vibe. Typically, the "river" of diamonds starts at the base of the countertop and flows up through the range hood. However, this client chose to have the river go all the way up through the window and onto the adjacent wall making this backsplash proof that the options for an ombré river backsplash are endless. 

To see more of this stunning kitchen backsplash, visit our Kitchen Tile Gallery.

Classic River Ombre Tile Design

2. Coastal River Ombré Design

One of our recent favorite takes on the classic river motif is this coastal backsplash with our Navy Medium Diamonds being the star of the show against our glossy white 2"x6" Subway tile. Similar to the backsplash above, we love how this client carried the design to the other side of the kitchen with a river flowing in the opposite direction under the bar area. This intentional detail adds uniformity to this inherently organic ombré design and completes the full look.

For more coastal tile designs, visit our blog "Beach Inspired Tile You're Shore to Adore"

Coastal River Ombré Tile Design
2”x6” Subway - 11 Deco White. 
Medium Diamonds - 11 Deco White, 77E Grey, 60 Silver Lining, 1013 Denim, 61 Navy, 155 Steel, 366 Satin Black, 613 Black
Interior Design by @paigeleeinteriors

3. Colorful Craftsman Ombré Backsplash

This client took a uniquely colorful twist on our classic river motif by adding blues and green hues to their ombré design. We adore how they carried the colorful vibe to the other side of the kitchen by creating their own blend of glazes with pops of colorful hues. This vibrant diamond craftsman backsplash transformed this kitchen into an artful masterpiece that's just as colorful as it is captivating. Each tile is a brushstroke of personality, creating a mosaic of charm that's impossible to ignore.

For more color backsplash ideas, visit our blog "6 Colorful Backsplash Ideas"

4. Light and Airy Pastel River Backsplash

Amanda from Heartbeet Kitchen added a sprinkle of sweetness to their kitchen with this pastel perfection. We’ve seen the river motif design in neutral variations time and time again, but in this stunning stove splash, we opted for a pastel color palette to create a light and airy feel to this modern kitchen. Just imagine the possibilities of color to make this design your own!

Learn more about the stunning kitchen below with our blog "Heartbeet Kitchen Before & After: Small Kitchen, Big Backsplash"

Light and Airy Pastel River BacksplashMedium Diamonds - 301 Marshmallow, 815W Light Grey912W Cloudy Sky, 214 Coastal Breeze, 22E Blue Opal, Custom Colors.
Interior Design by Heartbeet Kitchen
Styling by @Creekwoodhill @francois_et_moi
Installation by @bcherney
Photography by @Sageeimagery

5. Dark and Moody River Backsplash

A unique twist on our classic river inspired backsplash, this dark and moody design took us all by a storm. This beautiful backsplash offers a modern and sleek vibe by playing with different glaze finishes and bold color choices. We adore this project because it shows that you can go brilliantly bold while maintaining a timeless look with a neutral palette.

For more on this bold backsplash, visit our blog "Modern Matte Black Kitchen Backsplash"

Dark and Moody River BacksplashMedium Diamonds - 366 Satin Black, 613 Black, 60 Silver Lining, 77E Grey, 11 Deco White, 155 Steel

6. Minimalist Feathered Backsplash

This organic  statement backsplash speaks volumes through its understated beauty and neutral palette. We love how the subtle hues of  11 Deco White130 White and 77E Grey harmonize with the boldness of the design, making it a conversation starter in any gathering. This backsplash will always be a favorite because it serves as a quiet yet impactful reminder that sometimes, less truly is more.

Love this look? Read this blog to learn more "7 Ways to Rock Scandinavian Modern Style with Tile"

Minimalist Monochrome Feathered Backsplash
Medium Diamonds - 11 Deco White130 White77E Grey
Design and Build by Fox Homes
Photography by Hello Refuge

7. Geo-Hex River Backsplash...with Custom Tile Planters!

This organic river backsplash uses both Large Hexagons and Medium Diamonds to truly create a one-of-a-kind look. Plus, we love how the homeowners of this festive kitchen chose to add one single Hexagon Custom Tile Planter in 11 Deco White to their design. Not only does it make the space more dynamic but it's the best conversation starter!

For more ways to mix shapes, visit our blog "7 Modern Ways to Mix and Match Tile Shapes"

Geo-Hex River BacksplashLarge Hexagons, Small HexagonsMedium Diamonds, 2"x6"s – 11 Deco White77E Grey22E Blue Opal, Custom Color, 1016 Costa Rica1013 Denim301 Marshmallow
Large Hexagon Planter – 11 Deco White 
Interior Design by Crystal Kitchen & Bath.

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