Yesterday’s post was filled with tips + useful information on choosing the right subway tile. It’s amazing how many different styles + colors there are to choose from, so hopefully with the insight from my personal experience scouring the tile stores for our kitchen renovation, you are armed with a few helpful tools.
Aside from subway tile, there are a gazillion other tiles for the kitchen backsplash. It can surely get overwhelming when standing in a tile store trying to choose something that fits your aesthetic + budget AND something that will be classic enough to “live” for years to come.
Here I am, coming to your rescue. I’ve done the work for you.
I’ve rounded up 12 tiles that are perfect for the kitchen. They are all classic + beautiful + simple + chic…
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white backsplash tile
artistic ceramic patterned tile
stainless steel mini subway tile
grey stone mosaic tile
arabesque white tile
marble subway tile
stone herringbone tile
river rock pebble tile
carrara marble honeycomb tile
tumbled natural stone tile
glass + stone horizontal mosaic tile
Aren’t those 12 incredible tile options for the kitchen?!
The first tile, 3 x 6 white subway, is what I chose for my kitchen backsplash and I love the classic look but with a twist since I paired it with dark grout to give it a modern edge.
Want more backsplash inspiration?
Check out these Incredible Kitchens…
Eclectic kitchen with mini glass tile backsplash, client project of mine
Stunning Stained Kitchen, client project of mine
Kitchen Designed by me, featured in KBMO.
via Hi Sugarplum
And there you have it! Feeling inspired? I hope you are.
FINDING ‘THE ONE’
There are so many options for backsplash tile, it can be overwhelming honing in on THE ONE.
Start out looking at kitchen spaces for inspiration via Pinterest and magazines. Once you have a good collection (about 15), go through each to see if there is a common thread. Are you gravitating towards a certain style and/or color? Is it subway or glass or metal?
Once you can pinpoint what you like, then determine the size that would be the best proportion for your space. Decide on a color range. Do you prefer classic white or would a tile with varying shades of blue be best?
After you have the overall idea for the type of tile that fits your style + kitchen aesthetic, the search begins to find the perfect tile for your backsplash. Check out online sources + tile shops in your neck of the woods.
If you want to see all the posts documenting the kitchen renovation, here they are from start to finish:
Wonderful White Kitchen Inspiration
Kitchen Remodel: Before + Plan of Action
Demo Day: Steps for Demolishing the Kitchen
Kitchen Progress: Staining Hardwood Floors
The Cabinets Arrive + Get Installed
Natural Quartz Countertops in the Kitchen
10 Countertop Materials to Consider for the Kitchen
Subway Tile Installation + Choosing the RIGHT Subway
Kitchen Backsplash Tile Options + Inspiration
Choosing a Paint Color + Wallpaper for the Kitchen and Dining Room
Kitchen Renovation: The Appliances
Dissecting the Details
Kitchen Renovation: REVEAL + RESOURCES