Top Kitchen Tile Back Splash Ideas
Custom home kitchen tile designs with range inlays
What key design factors can make a kitchen functional, beautiful, and durable? A tile back splash can be both practical, offering easy clean-up, and stunning, as the focal point of your kitchen.
It's time to get excited about creating your kitchen. You'll be surprised what tile styles, patterns, and designs you can create - while staying on budget.
Below are four favorite examples of kitchen tile back splashes - each of these custom home kitchens feature a rectangle tile inlay above the range.
Kitchen Tile Back Splash Idea 1: Earthy Appeal - Creating a Warm and Inviting Kitchen
In this first custom kitchen design example, hues of brown and hints of tan remind us of soil, rocks, and nature.
The natural tiles blend with medium oak kitchen cabinets, creating a calming color - and texture- combination.
Stainless steel appliances and a gas range bring in a more modern appeal.
The eating bar island allows a more "casual living" style - a major trend in many North Carolina new homes.
Kitchen Tile Back Splash Idea 2: Glossy Subway Tile
This custom kitchen design example uses one of the most popular kitchen tile shapes and materials - 3"x6" ceramic subway tiles.
Take a step back and see all this kitchen has to offer:
- White cabinet pantry (to the right of the refrigerator), paired against an oak island
- Glass-faced butler's pantry
- Huge island with raised eating bar
- Tons of storage and counter space
This one-of-a-kind custom kitchen has it all.
Kitchen Tile Back Splash Idea 3: Modern Espresso and Traditional Stone
Looking for an even more unique idea?
Custom home kitchens can flawlessly integrate traditional stone back splashes with the modern appeals of espresso colored cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
The stone tile gives the kitchen a homey feel, while the appliances add an air of utility.
Kitchen Tile Back Splash Idea 4: Back to Basics - Black and White is ALWAYS In
Black and white kitchens and bathrooms are never out of style. White and black features are both "new age" and "classic" at the same time.
White cabinets can work with any kind of interior, so you don't have to worry about upsetting the flow of your home.
This custom home kitchen, for example, boasts a new take on a classic tradition - stainless steel appliances, earth toned granite counters, and a thin black accent inlay above the range create a clean combination.
What affects the cost of a tile back splash?
The type of tile material (ceramic, glass, stainless steel, etc.) and the labor (dependent on the complexity of the pattern) are two central cost factors.
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