10 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for When it’s Time to Make a Change


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Kitchen trends come and go—and one of the easiest ways to spot a dated space is to focus on the cabinets, countertops, and appliances. But there’s another important element of the kitchen that is often treated like an afterthought, but is equally impactful: the backsplash.

If you want to make a change to your kitchen without a total remodel, changing the backsplash can give your space a quick refresh. Of course, these 10 kitchen backsplash ideas are trending in 2021, but they’ll also stand the test of time:

  1. Magnificent Marble
  2. Marble is one of those materials that always looks stunning. It is also incredibly long-lasting, durable, and relatively easy to keep clean. Best of all, marble is available in a variety of colors that can match any kitchen décor.

  3. Subway Tile
  4. For a classic look, a subway tile backsplash is a winner. It adds subtle texture, and if you choose the right color, it can brighten up the kitchen in spectacular fashion.

  5. Patterned Tiles
  6. Break up the monotony of your kitchen with statement Moroccan or Spanish patterned tiles. This works particularly well behind the stove or the kitchen sink. There are dozens of different designs, colors, and patterns you can choose from for a look that is as individual as you are.

  7. Tempered Glass
  8. Add a refreshing new look to your kitchen with a tempered glass backsplash. This will give your kitchen seamless elegance and can elevate the brightness in a small or dark kitchen.

  9. Eco-Friendly Charm
  10. For those who want to add a kitchen backsplash that is eco-friendly and incredibly charming, try natural wood. This look is stunning, but it may not be appropriate around the stove or the sink unless the wood is properly protected with a durable finish.

  11. Fabulous Faux Stone
  12. If you love the look of natural stone but are reluctant to add this high-maintenance concept to your kitchen backsplash, check out faux stone panels. These are available in a variety of different finishes, and they look like the real deal.

  13. Multi-Dimensional Nook
  14. There are no rules for what a backsplash must look like, so instead of having a flat wall behind the stove or kitchen sink, try to create a niche in the wall near the stove to store your cooking essentials. This multi-dimensional look is exquisite, and you can also add a bit of a shelf for items you need within easy reach.

  15. Backsplash Shelf
  16. There is no such thing as too much storage in the kitchen, so while you are designing your backsplash, why not turn the edge into a long display shelf? Especially in kitchens without upper cabinets, this can be just the detail your wall needs to keep your favorite cooking essentials organized.

  17. Eternal Stainless Steel
  18. One of the most practical materials for a kitchen backsplash is stainless steel. This material always looks stunning, it’s heat resistant, and it’s one of the easiest to keep clean.

  19. Concrete
  20. Many homeowners love the industrial look of concrete, but few think of using it as a backsplash. That said, it makes a long-lasting, durable surface that’s perfect to protect your walls from splashes, spills, and heat. This type of backsplash will last you for a lifetime as long as you apply a non-porous finish to it.

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