Eleven Kitchen Backsplashes: What’s Your Favorite?


A recent article (Kitchen Backsplashes Get Sleeker in the Washington Post) addresses trends in kitchen backsplashes. Our designers agree with some of the trends noted including neutral tones and tile colors that blend with countertops. We’ve gathered eleven backsplashes we’ve installed in the past year. Seven of these 11 are in kitchens with white cabinetry which is still the most popular color – though many clients recently have gone for gray. When client opt to add color with a backsplash, it’s usually a shade of blue.

Which one would you choose for your kitchen? If you’re dreaming about not just a backsplash, but a full kitchen renovation, give us a call at 202-726-3777 or e-mail info@landisconstruction.com Our team is not just great at kitchen design, but also with helping with material selections that reflect your personal style.

1.Classic Marble Subway Tile

Carrara marble 3-inch by 6-inch tile with a glass and mother-of-pearl accent over the range.

2. Sleek Large Format Ceramic

No grout lines! Laminam 3/16-inch thick ceramic large format sheets that come in 3-foot by 10-foot pieces with fiberglass mat backing. We installed dimmable LED strip lighting along the vertical seam.

3. White Subway Outlined with Dark Grout

Grove Brickworks field tile in Sugar White with a glossy finish. The tiles are 2 3/8-inch by 8 1/4-inch. Dark gray grout adds drama.

4. Fade-Into-the-Background Backsplash

Bliss Elements glass subway tile in Ice.

5. Trendy Moroccan-Inspired Cement

Cement tile is trending right now. This one is in subdued gray and white tones. 8-inch by 8-inch handmade pieces from the Moroccan Mosaic and Tile House – Amlo Gray and White.

6. A Little Pop of Color with Cherry Cabinets

Blue-green tones in this glass subway tile. Cristezza brand by Giorbello in Slate.

7. A Lot of Pop of Color!

Glass and stone in shades of the ocean. Custom blend of iridescent glass and stone – Muse Cadence by Oceanside.

8. Back to Neutrals

Subtle color with this glass Bliss Element in Mist. Same tile as #4 on our list – just a different shade.

9. Ceramic Sheen

White backsplash blends with the white countertops and gray cabinets. Perla Genesi field tile is 2.5-inches by 5-inches.

10. Backsplash with the Blues

Glass tile by Akdo in Icelandic Blue. The clients used a similar paint color on the walls. They opted for white grout – which goes well with the white cabinets.

11. White on White

The white tile actually has a crackled finish that adds a interest to the white tile on white cabinets in this traditional kitchen. Newport brand 3-inch by 10-inch in White Moon.