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Kitchen Backsplash Ideas: A Splattering Of The Most Popular Colors!

There is nothing more charming and appealing than a beautiful kitchen backsplash that stands out the moment you walk into the space. While there are many functional advantages of adding a backsplash to your kitchen, homeowners are now starting to look at this feature as an aesthetic addition that enhances the aura of the kitchen. One of the reasons for trendy and hip kitchen backsplashes is the fact that many homes are now happily embracing the open floor plan.

100 kitchen backsplash ideas

With kitchens having to blend in with the style and color scheme of the living room, the backsplash is now much more than just a way to protect the wall from splatter! Though there are endless choices and materials available, today we bring to you dazzling inspirations in the five most popular kitchen backsplash colors across the globe. So enjoy the rich and rainbow-tinted ride –

A contemporary kitchen without color looks bland and lifeless. Amid all the white, grey, beige and cream, vivacious colors enliven your stylish kitchen and make it an even more exciting space. And nothing gets this accomplished better than a brilliant and colorful backsplash!

Combine several different shades of blue for the backsplash

by jennifer siu-rivera photography

Custom art glass backsplash looks truly amazing

Custom glass backsplash with chevron pattern in blue

Glossy back-painted glass backsplashes in red are both popular and trendy

by shannon pepper design

Black, white and green kitchen

Minimalist kitchen in white and orange

A classy and elegant way of using green in the kitchen

by Clean Design

A backsplash that works well with the color scheme of the kitchen

A Blend of Blues

Blue is definitely the most diverse color when it comes to interior design, and its many shades, hues and tints combine to offer you an amazing array of possibilities. From the stark and dashing cobalt blue to the refreshing turquoise and aqua, the many shades of blue give you a problem of plenty! The blue that you choose for the kitchen backsplash must complement the rest of the space and preferably should blend in with the cabinets and the kitchen island. Backsplashes in blue tile usher in a traditional and timeless charm that is ideal for rustic, cottage and farmhouse-style kitchens.

Beach style kitchen with a lovely blue backsplash

by Barnes Vanze Architects

Turquoise back-painted glass backsplash steals the show here!

by Increation

Lovely blue cobalt glass adds color to the kitchen

by Howells Architecture + Design

Custom design backsplash for the kitchen with glass tiles

by Carol Gillum, CKD

A more contemporary version of the blue backsplash is the glossy back-painted-glass version that seems apt for the modern kitchens. It combines visually with cabinets that sport an equally shiny, lacquered look and serves as the perfect dose of accent color. You can even combine tiles in several different shades of blue to create a custom backsplash that becomes an instant focal point.

The blue backsplash can be paired with a wide range of colors

Cool glass painted backsplash in blue coupled with white cabinets

by Jeri Koegel Photography

Blue glass subway tile backsplash brings with it a hint of gray

by KW Designs

Elegant blue backsplash coupled with wooden cabinets

Bold combination of black and blue in the kitchen

Grey concrete worktops combined with peacock blue splashback

Fire up the Kitchen with some Reds!

We move on from beautiful blues to ravishing and energizing reds that seem to dominate any room they adorn. Despite all its brilliance, red can be a tricky color to work with in the kitchen. If you are going for a serene and tranquil look, it might be best to stay away from red. But if you are trying to breathe life into a dull kitchen, nothing works like the captivating and bold red backsplash. The key here is to use the color in a restrained and sparing fashion. Apart from the backsplash itself, keep additional red accents to a minimum. A few pendant lights or some fine kitchenware displayed elegantly will suffice.

Backsplash adds visual texture to this kitchen

A captivating backsplash in red for the Asian style kitchen

by About:Space

Striking glass mosaic tile in red shines through

A closer look at the beautiful red backsplash

by Beach House Design & Development

Red is a natural backsplash choice in most contemporary kitchens that use white cabinets. The combination is both incredibly popular and universally embraced. Add a touch of black to this color scheme if you wish to fashion a more lavish or even oriental appeal. Opt for glass mosaic tiles or low-maintenance back-painted glass for the backsplash to achieve the best results. Also make sure you get the lighting spot on when using red in the kitchen to eliminate any sense of darkness.

Posh contemporary kitchen with red backsplash

Dual glazed tiles bring in vibes of orange and red depending on the lights used

by Brunelleschi Construction

Ravishing red kitchen backsplash that gives a stained glass panel effect

by Chai Design

Red and black is a combination that oozes sophistication

The backsplash gives a dash of modernity to the traditional kitchen

Red backsplash with thick grout lines that stand out

Dash of Green Goodness

Green is a hue that has suddenly started dominating color palettes around the world in the last few years as homeowners are turning toward more nature-centric themes. Combing a green backsplash in the kitchen with organic materials such as bamboo and accents like potted plants is both easy and natural. It also visually represents one’s desire to make a shift toward an interior that is more eco-friendly and sustainable. Consequently, most backsplashes in this color tend to embrace restrained leaf tones. This also allows you to easily turn the kitchen into a natural extension of the backyard or the scenic landscape just outside the window.

Bold color and pattern for the kitchen backsplash

by Rob Bowen Design Group

Glass mosaic kitchen backsplash in green

Pattern of the backsplash tiles seem to complement the wooden cabinets perfectly

by Danielle Grenier

A stylish approach towards the green kitchen backsplash

Lime green is another backsplash hue that tends to turn heads with ease. Despite adding vitality to the room, it looks both understated and pleasing. This makes lime green an ideal pick for those who are not too fond of bold color in their kitchen, yet would love to infuse some visual richness. Mix these gentle greens with wood tones and you have a truly relaxing kitchen.

Back-painted glass backsplash is easy to maintain and clean

Green onyx tile backsplash for the modern kitchen

by Hopkins Studio, architecture + design

Green makes its presence felt in this lovely modern kitchen

Lighting creates the ombre effect in this kitchen backsplash

A kitchen design that is classic and timeless

by Urban Pioneering Architecture

Use paint with semigloss finish for a simple, yet effective backsplash

by Kaplan Thompson Architects

A Pinch of Tangy Orange

A decade or so ago, most of us would have struggled to consider orange as a viable backsplash color for the modern home. We thought that funky orange had its time under the spotlight in the swinging ’60s and ’70s and the world would now embrace the creams and the beiges. But orange has made a magnificent and stylish comeback as an accent hue. Most designer kitchens today carry the spunky orange backsplash option. It has become synonymous with self-expression, joy and unabashed personality. A backsplash in this color is right at home in kitchens with retro, contemporary and Mid-Century modern styles.

A balanced and bold splash of orange in the kitchen

by Karl Neumann Photography

Bright orange backsplash in the compact kitchen

by Kingston Design Remodeling

Lovely use of orange and white in the kitchen

Repetition of accent hues lends balance to the room

by Danny Broe Architect

Series 7 Stools and Pendants complement the backsplash perfectly

by Axis Mundi

Orange brings the audacity of red and the warmth of yellow together. Vary the lighting and you can even create an ombre effect with the backsplash without actually using varied tiles! Since it is such a strong color, it is best to repeat it in more than one place to lend greater balance to the room. Also, keep the rest of the kitchen as neutral in shade and uncluttered as possible to let orange shine through.

A vintage color scheme for the kitchen and dining spaces

Orange is more at home in contemporary and retro kitchens

Get the lighting right for your kitchen backsplash

Orange subway tile makes up the backsplash in this kitchen

White and orange color combination for the kitchen

by ASAP House Inc – Studio Kiss

Squeeze in Some Yellows!

While yellow is not as popular as the other colors on display here, the right yellow backsplash beats pretty much every other hue with sheer freshness and a warm, fuzzy glow. Its radiant beauty will help kickstart your day on the right note as it spreads cheerfulness and drives away the morning blues. Mustard yellow backsplashes look splendid in modern kitchens, while the subtler shades like sandy yellow are far easier to pull off in pretty much any setting. Fresh yellow flowers on the kitchen island and maybe a few accent chairs in the adjacent dining room complete the lively ambiance that yellow backsplashes bring.

Contemporary kitchen in white, yellow and gray

by Danny Broe Architect

Backlit onyx in yellow makes for a brilliant backsplash

Gorgeous kitchen in yellow and cream

by Beckwith Interiors

Beautiful Mellow Yellow Backsplash Tiles for the Kitchen

by Rich Mathers Construction

Dreamy kitchen with shaker style cabinets

by Mueller Nicholls Cabinets and Construction

Whether it is yellow or red, blue or green, never forget the importance of both focused and recessed lighting when picking a backsplash. Also take into account any natural light that is available and how it might affect a glossy, back-painted glass backsplash with unnecessary glare. The perfect backsplash is the one that seems like a natural extension of the kitchen itself.

Neutral kitchen with a splash of yellow

by Chr DAUER Architects

Let the colorful backsplash shine through

Bring in a hint of blue along with the yellow

Smart kitchen in mustard yellow and white

by Belaire Custom Cabinetry

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Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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