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Installing a creative kitchen backsplash is just one way you can elevate the design of your kitchen remodel. Of course, choosing the right cabinets, paint color, flooring material, cabinet hardware, and fixtures all have their place in the kitchen design, too. But today, we want to focus on using your backsplash as a unique design element or focal point. Let’s take a look at a few ideas to supercharge your imagination.

Creative Kitchen Backsplash Ideas to Level Up Your Kitchen Design

1. Pretty in Porcelain

Porcelain tiles come with many benefits, including high durability, moisture resistance, easy cleaning, and low maintenance. All of these features make porcelain an ideal material for your creative kitchen backsplash.


In this Laguna Niguel kitchen remodel, large porcelain tiles provide a perfect backdrop for the polished quartz stone countertop and add depth and texture behind the oven and vent hood. Using the same backsplash for the custom nook that doubles as a media center and additional storage gives the kitchen an elegant, sleek, and modern feel.


Creative kitchen backsplash


2. Marvelous Marble

Whether used as flooring, a countertop, or a backsplash, marble is a magnificent material to level up a room’s overall design. With a luxurious appearance and smooth finish, marble is durable, resistant to shattering, and easily reflects light. To make a creative kitchen backsplash, don’t be afraid to use marble tiles in unique ways.


In this Irvine coastal farmhouse, for example, multi-colored marble tiles with a diagonal design create an eye-catching focal point. The different colors also serve to tie together the wood of the range hood, stainless steel of the oven, and white quartz countertop below.


Creative kitchen backsplash


3. Stunning Subway Tile

When planning a creative kitchen backsplash, using subway tile is probably not the first style that comes to mind. That’s because subway tiles have been around for a long time and are considered more timeless and traditional. When arranged in the right pattern, however, it’s fun to make them look more than typical.


This Fountain Valley kitchen remodel is a perfect example of using subway tiles in both traditional and unique ways. While most of the kitchen features a countertop-to-ceiling backsplash with the tiles arranged in the traditional brick pattern, the area above the stove changes things up a little with ceramic subway tiles set in a herringbone design. While the design is subtle, it adds visual intrigue to the space without taking away from other design features.


Creative Backsplash ideas


4. Gorgeous Geometry

Having a creative kitchen backsplash is one way you can add pops of color or contrast to a room that is otherwise monochromatic. This is especially true for the all-white kitchen, a style that continues to be popular among today’s homeowners.


In this San Clemente kitchen renovation, our designers utilized marble tiles set in a distinctive geometric design to add subtle color and interest to the room. At first glance, the tiles still have a light colored appearance but upon closer examination, you’ll see flecks of blue, gray, brown and green that beautifully blend with some of the kitchen’s other features while still making a statement all on their own.


Creative kitchen backsplash


5. Heavenly Herringbone

We’ve already mentioned one creative kitchen backsplash with a herringbone inset, but how about using a herringbone design for the entire backsplash? That’s exactly what the homeowners opted for in this charming San Clemente kitchen remodel.


Made from ceramic Elysium tile, this backsplash is an entire accent wall. The darker Ocean color contrasts beautifully with the lighter cabinets but since the tiles are glossy, they also reflect the light from nearby windows and help to brighten the space.


Creative Backsplash Ideas



Creative Kitchen Remodeling in Orange County

At Sea Pointe Design & Remodel, we understand the importance of planning and design when attempting to create the perfect kitchen. That’s why we work closely with each of our clients to understand their wants, needs, and design preferences. For some, that means installing a creative kitchen backsplash to complement or contrast other design features. For others, the focus might be cabinetry, countertops, or lighting. Regardless of your personal goals for your Orange County kitchen remodel, we promise to help you create a functional and aesthetically pleasing space.


For design ideas and inspiration, feel free to browse our online portfolio of completed projects. Or, register for one of our upcoming remodeling webinars to get helpful remodeling tips from our home design professionals.


Then, when you’re ready to start planning your own kitchen remodel, simply give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary design consultation.



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5 Creative Kitchen Backsplash Ideas For Your Kitchen Remodel was last modified: July 5th, 2023 by admin