modern kitchen backsplash

7 modern backsplash ideas for your kitchen refresh

Backsplashes are all about protection and functionality, but that doesn’t mean you can’t focus on design as well.

The right tile might just be the final touch to make your kitchen look like a breath of fresh air. An eye-catching application can also give the illusion of a big change without the need for a gut renovation.

Here are our top modern kitchen backsplash ideas to get your creative juices flowing:


Glass tiles are a little unconventional when it comes to kitchen backsplash ideas. However, they are the perfect way to add a touch of shine and modern appeal to your kitchen while protecting your walls. Simply adding glossy colored glass tile is enough to grant your kitchen a new lease on life.


Nothing about terra cotta tile is bland or boring. The material’s organic nature adds texture while still feeling fresh and modern. Believe us, the imperfect nature of terracotta tiles will give your kitchen a brilliant and unstudied air.

Subway tiles

There’s something to be said about a classic and subway tile is just that: a durable backsplash that will probably never go out of style. You don’t have to go for the traditional all-white look either: variation in color and texture can create a real visual treat to take in all at once.


Do you like a natural finish (that can sometimes show a little wear and tear but tends to age beautifully)? Why not try using natural stone for your kitchen backsplash? Opt for granite, marble, slate, travertine, limestone, soapstone, or onyx to get that laid-back and unstudied feel.


If you’re into durable finishes, this one’s for you. Using glossy porcelain may look high-end, but it’s also hard-wearing for your backsplash. Better yet, porcelain tiles come in many shapes and colors, so you can customize your backsplash design to your taste.


Are you looking for something a little different? What about adding some texture using Morrocan Zellige tile as a modern kitchen backsplash? The focus won’t be on the material as much as it will be on the contrast of it all! Your smooth appliances and countertops will come to life when juxtaposed with the dynamic and almost rugged texture of the backsplash.


When it comes to backsplashes, marble is on the higher-end of the cost spectrum, but the key (if you’re on a budget) is to use it sparingly: run it only halfway up the wall, cut the cost down by using marble tile, or only accentuate the area between your stovetop and range hood. It’s the perfect pairing to use with wooden shelves stocked with potted plants and ferns!