Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for the Modern Home

One way to modernize a kitchen without going all out on a full re-do is to kick up the color a bit with your kitchen backsplash. No longer relegated to the background and considered to be subdued and utilitarian, the below backsplash ideas are designed to be standouts in any kitchen.

Faux Wood

While the real deal is always an option, many homeowners prefer to use peel and stick tiles that mimic the appearance of real wood. These faux wood tiles are easy to clean and can last a long time.

They also are a classy touch for your kitchen that will be easy on the wallet if you aren’t looking to spend a great deal modernizing the room.

White or Colored Shiplap

One red-hot decorating trend now is shiplap. Whether you prefer to use the traditional white shiplap of a farmhouse kitchen or make a bolder backsplash statement with colorful painted shiplap panels, either is a welcome design element to your cozy kitchen.

Patterned Wallpaper

The sky is truly the limit when you use wallpaper as a backsplash for areas in your kitchen. Bring a bit of the outdoors in with this lush plant-patterned wallpaper. On cold winter days, there will always be an element of summer reflected on the walls of your kitchen.

Brick Backsplash

Many people think that brick backsplashes are best used in rustic farmhouse kitchens. Brick is indeed a great choice for that design. But with all the colorful types of brick from which to choose, you can create a modern vibe with your brick backsplash update.

Mirrored Tiles

One way to make a tiny kitchen appear larger is with the strategic use of mirrored tiles in your kitchen backsplash area. But don’t feel that only small kitchens can benefit from this design addition. Mirrored tiles add a sleek and upscale vibe to ultra-modern kitchen spaces.

Marble and Granite

Using natural stone like marble and granite for your backsplash areas is a dramatic and elegant accent for any style of kitchen. Even better, this is a classic choice that is timeless and will never appear too trendy or go out of style. 

Play Around with your Backsplash Design

Still, feeling uninspired? Come up with your own unique patterns and designs that really reflect the mood and vibe of your home and kitchen. There are lots of online sites that can help you choose which style is best for you.

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