Kitchen backsplashes are no longer just something to save your walls from curry splatter and oil spills. It’s become the hottest new focal point of kitchens, which we love indulging in! With a variety of kitchen tiles design from porcelain to glass and tiles to wood, the options are aplenty.

Here are some of our favourite backsplash-kitchen cabinet combinations. They can be complementary or contrasting in colour or design, but every time, the effect is stunning.

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Backsplash trends in 2021

Solid slab backsplash with stunning marble prints

In 2020, Livspace homeowners have gone all out with their backsplash designs. This season, don’t be afraid to experiment with patterns, colours and materials. Moreover, low maintenance and sleek backsplashes are all the rage now. This means, solid slab backsplashes without tile lines and grout collecting in them are a great option. Marble backsplash are back and are here to stay. Marble with dark veins screams luxury in any kitchen. It’s a timeless option that you can’t go wrong with.

To give yourself a kitchen that stands out from the rest, one you can show off to your friends and family, this is the oomph factor to introduce. Take a look at these kitchen tiles design ideas:

#1: Morrocan tiles

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Each Morrocan tile is hand-made to ensure high quality and intricate designs

Wouldn’t you just love to work in this kitchen? On gloomy days, this Moroccan inspired backsplash in myriad hues will brighten your mood!

Check out 8 stunning ways to use Moroccan tiles here.

#2: Pastels and patterns

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Classic subway tiles in a stunning pastel colour

If your kitchen wears neutral colours on cabinets and walls, then the backsplash should stand out with a stunning colour that complements the neutral shades. We’re crushing on this unique combination!

#3: Origami prints

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These colourful printed tiles resemble origami folds

This is such a fun idea for your kitchen backsplash. Colourful Origami print compliments the black and white cabinets to paint a happy picture.

#4: Honeycomb patterns

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Hexagonal tiles can have a subtle impact on the overall design of a kitchen

A honeycomb pattern for your backsplash, anyone? This interesting pattern creates visual intrigue, while white makes this space bright. Articles

#5: Copper colours

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Dark coloured backsplashes are chic and trendy

Infuse your kitchens with some copper magic by getting a backsplash in this rich colour. Match it with the wall cabinets to give it a seamless look.

You might also find this complete guide to kitchen tiles useful.

#6: Mosaic checks

Mosaic tiles come in stunning shades that create an aesthetic effect

Introduce some mosaic magic in your kitchen, with this subtle orange-tiled backsplash. Simple but elegant, it will suit any personality!

#7: Aqua colours

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Opt for a trending colour like teal for your backsplash

A perfect shade for light-coloured cabinets, this aqua coloured backsplash is a treat to sore eyes. Give your kitchen a breezy appearance with this combination!

#8: Monochromatic designs

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The black and white zig-zag tiles steal the focus

A monochrome backsplash with patterns like a kaleidoscope is all you’ll need to give your kitchen some character. When paired with wooden kitchen cabinets, it turns your kitchen into a stunner.

#9: Geometric patterns

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Geometric designs will give your kitchen a structured look

Catch up with the current trend and add some eye-catchy geometric patterns to balance the neutral colour palette of your kitchen.

Did you know that backsplashes don’t necessarily have to be made of kitchen tiles? Check out different types of backsplash materials here.

#10: Granite backsplash

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Solid slabs of granite are sure to make your kitchen look trendy this year

You don’t have to stick to kitchen tiles but can also go for granite as a classy choice for a backsplash. It is the balance this dark coloured kitchen needed.

#11: Lacquered glass

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A glass backsplash with back lighting adds a glow to the kitchen

Take the backsplash game up a notch and add a pretty lacquered glass for your kitchen. This choice of green adds a chic look to the setting.

 #12: Checkered designs

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A simple yet bold backsplash selection

A game of chess maybe? Checkered backsplash is visually appealing and pairs well with white kitchens. Especially one with a retro theme!

#13: Hand-painted tiles

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Add a unique touch to your home with one of a kind tiles

Have you considered hand-painted tiles? Check out these beautiful patterns that add to the ambience of the space.

#14: Mix of patterns

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A visual treat for the eyes with these pattern tiles

Go Moroccan with these stylish tiles. So many unique patterns combined to give the kitchen an eye-catching appearance.

#15: Strip designs

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Backsplash ties the kitchen design together

Shimmering strips may be a good idea to enhance the oomph factor of your kitchen! Don’t you think it looks stunning against the white backdrop?

#16: Glass backsplash

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Glass doesn’t always have to be sleek

Another addition to the shimmering option, these glass tiles placed together are all you need to make your kitchen wall design glamourous.

#17: Marble backsplash

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Marble with dark veins are the perfect option for a luxurious look

Infuse your kitchens with some marble-feel backsplash to make it look elegant. Opt for solid-coloured cabinets to make a mark!

Can you use backsplash tiles as floor tiles?

Not all backsplash tiles can be used as floor tiles

When it comes to tiles, you don’t have to restrict your creativity. Take it a step further and give your flooring a dash of colour too. Before you could use your backsplash designs for the kitchen flooring, here are a few points to keep in mind.

  • Wall tiles are thinner than floor tiles and can come in high gloss finish, making it slippery
  • Not all backsplash tiles can be used as floor tiles. However, floor tiles can be used as backsplash tiles
  • Lacquered glass cannot be used as a flooring option as can chip and break easily
  • When you purchase tiles, make sure to check their grading. Tiles graded in group 1 can be used on walls but not as flooring
  • Tiles graded in group 3 and above can be used in kitchens and heavy traffic areas

Did you enjoy this collection of backsplashes? Here are is a guide to choose the best type of kitchen flooring in India.

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