More than just a shield against splatter, backsplashes are a great way to add a touch of color and design to your kitchen. “It can enhance the beauty of your counter and wall space with the option to go full height or a standard 6-inch,” shares Kevin Nip of Selective Stone.

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A step up from classic white subway tile is MSI Surfaces’ moody Harbor Gray subway tile.
Photo: Courtesy of MSI Surfaces

Plus, there are so many types of backsplashes available, ranging from ceramic and porcelain tile to glass or slabs of stone, as well as different shapes, sizes and textures. Lately, glass mosaic tile has been a popular choice among homeowners, shares Nip. “Glass mosaics in a linear subway pattern with frost, opaque, pastel and metallic finishes are trendy.”

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MSI Surfaces’ Kenzzi Leira is a glossy ceramic tile from Spain that lends a sophisticated, contemporary design to the kitchen. Pair it with natural stone to complete the look.
Photo: Courtesy of MSI Surfaces

Adds Elise Unruh of DTC Hawaii: “Glass tiles are the most popular materials for backsplash because it has a cool, sophisticated look and reflective surface that can add the glamorous pop in any kitchen or bath.” 

Here’s a look at some not-so-basic backsplashes that’ll make a statement in your kitchen.

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Partnering with Tommy Bahama, Lunada Bay Tile released this island-inspired collection, featuring handcrafted glass tile blends “inspired by the most exotic and untouched destinations of the world.”
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Quartz Backsplashes

Silestone is a natural quartz material ideal for kitchen and bathroom countertops, flooring and wall siding, including backsplashes. There’s an array of colors to choose from, and you can install a full height backsplash from the counter to the bottom of your upper cabinets or ceiling, or a standard 6-inch height.

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Lunada Bay Tile’s glass collections are handcrafted and available in stylish, shiny surfaces. Like, Agate Martini Abruzzo Silk.
Photo: Courtesy of Rife Ponce Photography
Ceramic, Glass & Porcelain Backsplashes

Perhaps the most elegant option for your backsplash is ceramic, glass or porcelain tile — with glass mosaics being the trendiest at the moment.

MSI Surfaces provides a wide array of mosaic tiles, in glass, stone, metal or mixtures, shares Nip. “Their subway glass mosaics are affordable with a wide array of popular colors.”

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Luce Feather Sani Pearl from Lunada Bay Tile’s glass collection.
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For handcrafted glass, ceramic and even concrete tiles, consider Lunada Bay Tile. “This tile line showcases some of the most unique shapes and colors out on today’s market,” says Unruh.

 

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Featured Image: The warm elegance of Silestone’s Et Bella, from the Eternal collection, is perfect for your kitchen’s countertop and backsplash. It has a creamy white base and soft gray strands.

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