Twelve Back Splash Options

October 30th, 2017 · 7 Comments

It is popular nowadays to install a back splash in a kitchen. Personally, I think it looks too busy and visually distracting and unnecessary. Let’s look at twelve different types of back splashes, starting with circles.

Thin horizontal multi-color glass pieces.

Micro-thin pieces.

Thin vertical multi-color glass pieces.


Random pattern six-inch ceramic tile.

Multi-size ceramic tile, almost a Versailles pattern.

Quilt pattern.

Brick steps.


Floor tile on the wall.

Pastel mosaic with tile shards. [Thank you to our reader KG for sending us this photo from Hallstead, Pennsylvania]

Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Classof65 // Oct 30, 2017 at 11:53 am

    If you’ve ever had to clean a painted wall over a kitchen counter then you know why people install a back-splash, but I like a more sedate, plain back-splash…

  • 2 TR // Oct 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I was beginning to think I was the only one who felt that way about back splashes with such obvious patterns. People who like them really like them, but I wouldn’t want to build, renovate or buy with that style. Last weekend Houzz had a good article about options for back splashes.

  • 3 Deb // Oct 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks that. I looked and looked at back splash ideas, and ended up just leaving it painted. It looks so nice and clean.

  • 4 Tyson // Oct 31, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Agree it’s too busy. The tiny rectangular glass pieces seem to be all the rage right now and I think it’s going to look very dated, very soon.

  • 5 Ron Williams // Oct 31, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Goodness. Every last one of those backsplash patterns are pretty ugly. Wow.

  • 6 April // Oct 31, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Can’t begin to understand why the one kitchen has a weird round mirror thingy over the sink. Sad to say, most of these kitchens are much nicer than any kitchen I’ve ever had. I think most of them are very pretty.

  • 7 Teila // Nov 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I like a couple of these.

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