Kitchen With Backsplash: Add Color, Character & Pizazz to Your Space

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Have you ever entered a kitchen that seemed simple and plain, yet somehow inviting, and wondered how they achieved that look? Well, the secret is often in the backsplash. Intriguing? Well, let’s explore more.

What you will learn:

  1. The Rise of Kitchen Backsplashes
  2. The Sexiest Way to Spruce Up Your Kitchen Cabinets: Backsplashes
  3. Popular Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
  4. Dare to Stand Out: Add Colorful Personality to Any Kitchen 
  5. Design Ideas
  6. Customer FAQs
  7. The Cost of Kitchen Cabinets to Match My Kitchen Backsplash


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1. The Rise of Kitchen Backsplashes

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The understated elegance of the backsplash has made it one of the stars in kitchen décor. But did you know that kitchen backsplashes have been around since the 1920s? They may have had a much quieter presence then, but with the rise of home improvement shows and the increasing focus on interior décor, they have become a hot commodity in today’s home décor market.


Initially, a kitchen backsplash was thought of as purely functional—a way to protect the wall from splatters and spills. Homes in the late Victorian era may have featured tile backsplashes for protection. The great walls of early 20th-century homes were often just painted plaster or drywall.


Now, many kitchens feature unique and intricate backsplash designs that can add color, pattern, and texture to the room. In the rise of open-concept homes, the kitchen has become an extension of living and entertaining space. And what better way to add character and charm than with a stylish backsplash? Backsplashes can be a great way to tie the entire look of your kitchen together, from the cabinets to the countertops and beyond.


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2. The Sexiest Way to Spruce Up Your Kitchen Cabinets: Backsplashes

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Kitchen cabinets are the highlight of the room, but if you are someone who loves to experiment with colors, patterns, and textures, then backsplashes are the perfect way to turn up the heat. A perfect complement to kitchen cabinets, a backsplash can be the cherry on top of your dream kitchen.

Just take a look at these stunning examples below. From subtle, intricate designs to bold and vibrant colors, the possibilities are truly endless.


1. Flat-Panel Cabinet with a Marble Backsplash

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The marble countertop and island perfectly accent the black-and-white flat-panel cabinets in this minimalistic kitchen. The otherwise neutral kitchen is given life with the Carrara marble backsplash that just screams modern kitchen! Without a doubt, a natural stone backsplash will take your kitchen to the next level. Click here to get a free estimate for your minimalist kitchen design.



2. Shaker-style Cabinets with Classic Subway Tile Backsplash

Image Credits to The SpaceMaker Interiors


One popular option for kitchen backsplashes is to use timeless backsplash tiles. In this particular kitchen, classic white subway tiles are used, creating a nice contrast with the blue shaker cabinets. The wooden chairs add a touch of warmth, making the kitchen look cozy. Get more design ideas for your blue shaker kitchen cabinets in "Blue Kitchen Cabinets - An Extraordinary Trending Design!"



3. Slim Shaker Cabinets with Mosaic Backsplash

Image Credits to Designer Natalya Istomina


The color palette of mint green with wooden floors and a light mosaic backsplash in this kitchen creates an interesting and unique look. The upper cabinets have glass-front doors in some of them that add a special touch. The mosaic backsplash complements the slim shaker cabinets, giving this kitchen a modern and clean look. Want more ideas on slim shaker cabinets? Read our article, "Thin Shaker Cabinet Door: A Stylish, Sleek & Elegant Home Improvement"



4. Natural Wood Cabinet With A Geometric Tile Backsplash

Image Credits to – Credit © Breathe Architecture


Backsplash tile ideas are out of this world, especially when you are a creative soul looking for something different. This kitchen is the perfect example of an eye-catching backsplash tile design that stands out. The combination of natural wood cabinets and the geometric tile backsplash make a winning combo in this kitchen. If you want natural kitchen cabinetry to match your backsplash, take a look at the Wood Kitchen Cabinets offered by Mod Cabinetry.


If you are inspired by these cabinets with backsplash, continue reading to discover popular backsplash ideas that can enhance the character and vitality of your kitchen.



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3. Popular kitchen backsplash Ideas

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If you want your kitchen to be more colorful and attention-grabbing, there are numerous backsplash ideas to choose from. You might have already seen some impressive kitchen backsplashes that make the cabinets stand out, but there are more options available that can make your kitchen very impressive and popular among others. Check out these popular kitchen backsplash ideas that can help you achieve the desired look.


1. Exposed Brick Backsplash

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Did you know that exposed brick doesn't have to be just for outside? If you want to add a rustic feel to your kitchen, consider choosing an exposed brick backsplash. It's a great way to add industrial charm to your space, and the best part is that the installation won't be too difficult if you use a brick veneer method. Get more rustic kitchen design ideas in "Modern Rustic Kitchen - The Perfect Blend of Chic and Cozy"



2. Mosaic Tile Backsplash

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Mosaic tiles are a classic and trendy choice for a modern kitchen backsplash. They can create unique patterns with colorful tiles and offer a versatile design that can be both subtle and bold, adding personality to your kitchen. There are options for a colorful tile or a simple patterned one. This choice has been popular for centuries and is still in demand today.



3. 3D Backsplash

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Using 3D backsplashes can give your kitchen a unique and striking appearance. These tiles come in various colors and designs that can be used to create a beautiful and artistic effect. See how this gentle design complements the grey frameless cabinets. See the elegance of frameless cabinetry in the article titled "Unframed Goodness: The Beauty of Frameless Kitchen Cabinets."



4. Chevron Pattern Backsplash

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To enhance the plain look of the kitchen, consider adding a chevron-patterned backsplash that covers the entire wall. Chevron patterns are commonly seen in rugs and furniture, and they are now more popular in kitchen designs too. The grey chevron backsplash complements the marble countertops and adds a modern and standout touch to the kitchen.



5. Metallic Backsplash

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Metallic backsplash will give your kitchen a modern and glamorous look. The reflective surface of the metal will reflect light, adding an interesting texture and depth to your kitchen space. Choose from many different types of metals, including stainless steel, copper, brass or bronze for your kitchen backsplash. You can also opt for a combination of metals or mix and match different colors of metal for a one-of-a-kind look.



6. Kitkat Backsplash

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Kitkat backsplashes are all the rage nowadays. They are made of colorful, high-quality ceramic tiles that can be arranged in different patterns to create a unique look. From solid colors to abstract designs, you can find endless options for your backsplash.



Backsplashes are a great way to add personality and charm to your kitchen. Whether you want something subtle or daring, there is a backsplash option that will fit your style and kitchen. From exposed brick to glass tiles and chevron patterns, you can find a backsplash that will take your kitchen to the next level. How will you spruce up your kitchen? Let us know in the comments section!



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4. Dare to Stand Out: Add Colorful Personality to Any Kitchen 

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Creating a striking focal point with your backsplash is a great way to bring life and energy into your kitchen. While the all-white look has been popular in recent years, many people are now turning to colorful designs to give their kitchens a unique look.


Explore vibrant-colored kitchen backsplashes to enhance your kitchen's design


1. Green Shiplap Backsplash with Light Wood Cabinets

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The green vertical shiplap backsplash in this kitchen with natural wood cabinets is a great way to bring in a pop of color without being too overwhelming. The muted green tones are calming and provide the perfect contrast against the countertops and cabinets. To view additional design concepts for light wood cabinets, check out "A Kitchen Cabinet Light Wood Dream: Natural Beauty & Comfort".



2. A Sunny Yellow Square Tiles with Frameless Cabinets

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Don't you just love the blue-gray frameless cabinets and gray countertops in this kitchen? The yellow square tile backsplash complements them well, creating a lively and welcoming atmosphere. The tile's bright yellow color adds a dynamic element to the room, and its square shape contributes to a neat and tidy appearance.



3. Fish Scale Blue Tile Backsplash with Two-tone Raised Panel Cabinets

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This kitchen features a combination of gray and white cabinets that are perfectly complemented by a fish-scale blue tile backsplash. The unique tile pattern serves as an eye-catching focal point and adds a touch of vibrancy to the room. In addition, the wood countertop accent contributes to the kitchen's overall stylish appearance. Find inspiration and ideas for two-tone cabinetry by reading the Complete Guide to Styling Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets.



3. Pink Subway Tiles with Pastel Cabinets

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The pink subway tiles are arranged perfectly to create a seamless look with the frameless pastel pink upper cabinets. This design element helps to make the kitchen space feel more open and expansive. In contrast, the pastel green shaker base cabinets provide a noticeable difference in color and style. Get your kitchen looking like the social media world it deserves with ideas from Instagrammable Cooking Spaces with a Pastel Kitchen.



4. Multicolored Tiles And White Flat Panel Cabinets

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This retro-looking backsplash is a great way to add personality and color to your kitchen. The combination of multicolored tiles with white cabinets creates a unique look that pops against the grey floor. This backsplash idea allows you to create an eye-catching focal point in your kitchen space while still maintaining a light and airy feel. Get inspiration for designing modern flat-panel kitchen cabinets from the article -Flat Panel Kitchen Cabinets - The Best of Modern Style.



The color scheme, texture, and pattern of your kitchen backsplash can make or break the look of your entire room. With all these amazing options available, there is sure to be a backsplash that fits your style and personality. So don't be afraid to explore different ideas and take risks when it comes to decorating your kitchen—that's what makes it unique!



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5. Design Ideas

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Your personal style may range from modern to rustic, but no matter what your aesthetic is, there are plenty of popular kitchen backsplash ideas that can help you achieve the desired look. Check out these kitchen ideas we have for you:


1. Making an Urban Statement With Subway Tile

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This industrial-style kitchen uses high-gloss subway tiles for a backsplash to create an urban statement. The tiles are arranged in a classic brick pattern, which adds texture and depth to the kitchen. The sleek white cabinets and stainless steel appliances contrast nicely with the rustic look of the tile.



2. Match your Backsplash with your Countertops

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In this kitchen, colorful terrazzo slabs are used for the backsplash and countertops, featuring dotted small chips. The terrazzo is a dominant design feature in the kitchen but does not overpower the green and pink flat-panel cabinets.



3. Ooh La La! Luxurious Marble Details for Glam Kitchens

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The sleek modern look of this kitchen is enhanced by the marble backsplash that matches the kitchen island countertop. The marble gives the kitchen an elegant and luxurious touch, while the dark cabinets provide contemporary appeal.



4. Minimalist Appeal - Unleash the Power of Steel and Wood

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If you want to add a stylish touch to your minimalist kitchen, consider a metal backsplash. In this modern kitchen design, light wood cabinets give a simple yet chic look.



5. Backsplash the entire wall for a Dramatic Look

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The wall in the kitchen is adorned with a backsplash that consists of small, white porcelain mosaic tiles. These tiles serve to create a striking contrast against the dark shaker cabinets, which have accents of brass hardware. The inviting and cozy ambiance of the room is further accentuated by the light wood floors and floating shelves.


Kitchen backsplash ideas are not limited to one single color or material. There are so many options to explore! Whether you prefer a classic and timeless look with white subway tiles, an eclectic mix of materials, or a vibrant burst of color, the possibilities are endless.



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6. Customer FAQs

If you are thinking about matching your kitchen cabinets with your backsplash for your next kitchen project, here are some frequently asked questions we receive from customers that may help you.


1. Should my kitchen cabinets and backsplash be the same color?


Not necessarily, they can be similar colors that complement each other or different colors that contrast other each other. It's up to you and your design preference. Give us a call to help you decide which kitchen cabinets will work best with your backsplash. Meet with us!



2. Should I get the kitchen cabinets first or the backsplash first?


It is recommended to get your kitchen cabinets first, as this will allow you to plan out the design and determine the size of your backsplash tiles before you purchase them. Plus, having the kitchen cabinets first can help you ensure that the style and color are complementary and can truly give your kitchen the look and feel you desire. Kitchen Cabinets are availabe here - The Mod Sample Shop.



7. Pricing. The cost of kitchen cabinets that match my kitchen backsplash?

This is a question that many homeowners ask themselves when they are considering a kitchen remodel. The cost of designing a new kitchen can vary depending on the size of the kitchen and the materials used. The best way to get an idea of the cost is to get an estimate for your cabinetry.

Mod Cabinetry is the leading supplier of modern and contemporary kitchen cabinets. We offer free estimates for kitchen cabinets to match your kitchen backsplash and high-quality cabinetry at an affordable price, with shipping to your home anywhere in the continental United States.

Want firm pricing and a firm layout? Our team will help you design your dream kitchen by providing expert advice on cabinet layout, storage solutions, and finishes that match your style. We can even modify or customize cabinets if you want something unique! 


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