Tile + Open Shelving: A Match Made in Heaven

Tile + Open Shelving: A Match Made in Heaven

We adore all of the open shelving designs our clients have been creating with our tile. Not only does it offer beautiful styling options for your home, it's also a stunning way to get the most out of your tile backsplash. By using open shelving (also known as floating shelves) with tile behind it, you ensure that whatever is displayed on the shelves will look amazing with the backdrop of our handmade ceramic tile. 

While this look is often modern, we've seen it designed to match a variety of client styles. From classic to bohemian, this shelving idea is versatile and perfect for your next kitchen or bathroom remodel. For the logistics of executing this style, work closely with your cabinetry company and contractor, ensuring that all parties are in agreement for the best way to install. 

Here are 15 tile and open shelving design ideas: 

1. Rustic & Modern Floating Shelving 

Learn more about this project and how to achieve the look for yourself with our blog "Mountain Modern Kitchen Backsplash & Tiled Fireplace"

Open Shelving with Moroccan Fish Scale Tile

Large Moroccan Fish Scales21R Cobalt, 61 Navy1013 Denim23 Sapphire Blue.

Photo cred & interior design by @sticksandstonesut

2. Bright Ombre Tile Wall with White Shelving

Love this open shelving design? Get more bathroom ideas with scalloped tile by reading our blog "8 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Use Moroccan Fish Scales"

Bright Open Shelving with Plants

Large Moroccan Fish Scales - Custom Color Palette

Photo Cred: @plaidpoppy

3. Beachy & Blue Shower 

See the stunning transformation of this bathroom remodel with our blog "California Style Bathroom Before & After"

Blue Subway Tile with Open Shelving

3″x8″ Subway Tile12W Blue Bell.

Photo credit and interior design: Marissa Cramer.

4. Bohemian Bathroom with Patterned Wallpaper

Get more bohemian inspiration for your next project with our blog "Bohemian Chic Decor Ideas for Your Home"

Open Shelving in Patterned Boho Bathroom

Large Hexagon - 1036W Bluegrass.

Photo Cred: @construction2style

5. Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Backsplash

Learn about another unique way to achieve a geometric open shelving design with our Diamond tile "Modern Kitchen Design Using Diamond Tiles"

Mid Century Modern Kitchen Tile

Large Diamonds - Custom Color Palette

Photo Cred: @laurenscottlinebling

6. Teal Tile Backsplash with Shelving

See more coffee shops with swoon-worthy tile with this blog.

Bold Backsplash Tile with Open Shelving

3"x8 Subway Tile - Custom Color

Photo Cred: Bluestone Lane 

7. Minimal Tile with Glass Floating Shelves

This is just one wall in a cafe filled with our tile! See more of this epic Scandinavian Modern room with our blog "Behind the Bachelor Farmer Cafe Tile

White Diamond Tile Clear Open Shelving

Large Diamonds11 Deco White.

8. Kitchen Backsplash with a Subway Tile Accent

Sometimes a little bit of tile can go a long way, learn more ways to get the most out of your tile with our blog "11 Ways to Incorporate Tile Accents

Subway Tile Open Shelving

3"x8" Subway Tile - 1036W Bluegrass.

Photo Cred: @mommazskitchenak

9. Art Deco Floor Tile 

We love the way the shelving mirrors the design of the Art Deco floor tile. Learn all about this very cool project with our blog "Home Theater - Modern Art Deco Tile"

Art Deco Open Shelving

3″x3″ Subway Tile - 11 Deco White613 Black815R Ash1047 Roasted Pepper1036W Bluegrass1003 Sun Yellow.

Photography by Nick Bayless Photography

10. Classic and Sophisticated

If you believe less is more, this project is perfect for you. You can buy this monochromatic Moroccan Fish Scale tile on our online shop now! Shop here.

Coffee Shop Open Shelving Moroccan TiIe

Large Moroccan Fish Scales - 1013 Denim, 21R Cobalt, 

Image Credit & Interior Design: Splendid Home Design.

11. Shelving Mug Rack

We adore this unique way to store mugs underneath a floating shelf. This tile is available to purchase on our site today! Buy it here

Unique Idea for Open Shelving Kitchen

Large Moroccan Fish Scales - 130 Marshmallow

12. Natural Floating Shelves with Bohemian Tile

Like everything Bari J. does, the execution of her kitchen backsplash with floating shelves was perfection. Learn all about this project with our blog "Before & After: Creating an Emerald Bohemian Kitchen"

Bari J Green Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

2"x6" Subway Tile in Herringbone Pattern - 75 Emerald.

13. Show Off a Custom Backsplash with Open Shelving 

Go all out with a custom backsplash and let it shine with open shelving! Get ready to ohh and aww over this project with our blog "Construction2style Before & After: Kitchen Backsplash"

Construction2style Kitchen Backsplash

2”x6” Subway Tile - 130 WhiteMedium Diamonds - 130 White77E Grey60 Silver Lining815W Light Grey155 Steel912W Cloudy Sky366 Satin Black613 Black.

14. Laundry Room Open Shelving

Beautify and organize your laundry room with handmade ceramic tile. Get some inspiration with our blog "6 Tile Ideas for Your Laundry Room"

Open Shelving with Black Tile

Medium Diamonds - 613 Black, 366 Satin Black

15. Visit Our Color Wall!

Slide across a tile rainbow at our studio in NE Minneapolis. We're open 9-5 Monday through Friday and are happy to show you the beautiful world of handmade tile! 

Mercury Mosaics Tile Wall


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! Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling

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