Kitchen Backsplashes for Every Style


Origin Birch White, Design: Ciuffo Cabinetry, Photo: Marco Ricca

A backsplash may seem like a minor detail, however it’s often the focal point of the kitchen. Gone are the days when a backsplash was merely an extension of countertop material or an artless painted wall.  Today, a backsplash is considered a vital design element in the kitchen and is the perfect opportunity to define style and infuse personality into the space.

Whether you choose a timeless classic like ceramic subway tile or prefer to go bold, ahead are some of our favorite kitchen backsplashes that are sure to fit every design aesthetic.

Add A Punch of Color

The easiest way to add personality to a kitchen is by adding color. White kitchens take a backseat to bold backsplashes using AKDO’s most colorful collections such as Essence by Young Huh or Immersion by Jeffrey Beers, sure to enliven any space with a significant punch.

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  • Essence Whimsy, Design: Ashley Clark IDG

Keep It Classic With Ceramic

Ceramic is a popular choice for kitchen backsplashes, and for good reason. With a glazed surface, ceramic is exceedingly easy to clean – a trait that is important in a well-used kitchen. Beyond practicality, ceramic tile is it is extremely versatile, allowing for play on color, grout, patterns and finish to fit any design aesthetic. The austere simplicity of ceramic subway tile allows for other elements of the space to shine such as colored appliances or gold hardware.

Click through for timeless examples of ceramic backsplashes:
  • Origin Birch White, Design: Ciuffo Cabinetry, Photo: Marco Ricca

Take a Shine to Metallics

Amp up the drama with a metallic backsplash, adding a touch of glamour to any kitchen. Whether you choose a metal tile from our Excalibur Collection or a marble mosaic with an added metallic element such as our Luminous or Allure Collections  – this backsplash is sure to add brightness to your kitchen in an unexpected way.

Click through for shining examples of metallic backsplashes:
  • Architetto Compasso, Design: Karen Berkenmeyer Home

Amp up the Gloss with Glass

Glass tiles can make an instant impact in a kitchen and instantly add brightness with it’s translucent surface. With similar performance properties to ceramic, glass is a great material for backsplashes with it’s durability and ease to clean. Add texture and dimension to your space with AKDO’s Textile Glass. These shimmery mix of delicate matchsticks in blends of clear and frosted glass have a unique glow, reflecting the changing light of the day creating interest with an added textural element.

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  • Loom Textile Glass, Design: B Smart Builders

Go Graphic

Complement white cabinetry with classic colored tile in a dynamic graphic pattern.  The naturally horizontal veining in AKDO’s Zebra marble draws the eye in the directional pattern of the herringbone mosaic adding an eclectic energy to an otherwise simple kitchen. Alternatively, Balmoral Plaid, an AKDO classic, becomes a spotlight of the kitchen with a timeless, tailored look.

Click through for stellar examples of patterned backsplashes:
  • Balmoral Plaid, Design: A Sadowski Designs

Evoke Elegance with Marble

Elevate your space with elegance by using marble in the form of tiles or mosaics with modern patterns and textures. The small surface area of a backsplash gives the ability to splurge on high end materials such as marble for a luxe feel, while adding visual depth. Try experimenting with a backsplash inlay for an instant focal point.

Click through for sophisticated backsplashes with marble:
  • Origami Borokku White Haze, Design: Shannon Mahon Interiors



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