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Kitchen Backsplash Trends We’re Loving

Backsplashes have and always will be a kitchen must. Whether for functional use, like protecting your walls from the chaos of cooking, or more as a decorative element to your space (we’re talking about you, countertop-to-ceiling marble!), the backsplash is a fundamental piece to your kitchen design. Here are our top three trends we’re loving for your kitchen right now:

1. Backsplash + shelves

Amp up your kitchen storage space by adding shelves to your backsplash! Perfect for the cook who likes to keep a few key pieces on display or the smaller kitchens with limited cabinet space.

How to pull it off:

Shelf Back Splash


Add in two rows of floating shelves on both sides of the hood vent.


Add in a row or two of shelving above a sink.

Shelf Back Splash
Shelf Back Splash


Extend the same quartz or marble material used in the backsplash to create a single shelf at the top of the backsplash.

2. Dimensional, textured tiles

It doesn’t take patterns and colors to bring character to your kitchen backsplash! Utilize a textured or dimensional tile to create a more rustic or artistic look.


Some of our favorites:

kitchen style


Bricco Series Glazed Porcelain in Bianco by Olympia Tile + Stone


Essential 5x5 Noudel in Black Matte by Eleganza Tiles

Black Matte
Mirror Tile


Vulcan 3x12 Antique Mirror Tile by Shaw

3. Unique installation patterns

If you love the timelessness of subway tile but crave something a little more catchy, this trend is your jam. Laying backsplash tile in a pattern transforms the traditional look into something unique.


Try these:

Kitchen Tiles
Kitchen Tiles
Stacked Bond
Mixed patterns
Mixed install patterns