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10 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas For A Sensational Interior Space

Jul 14, 2021 | Inspiration

Kitchen backsplashes serve a very practical purpose in your kitchen. Designed to be installed on the walls above or behind your sink, benchtop, or stove, it can protect against stains, grease, oil or other possible messes in your kitchen.
Just because it’s there for a practical reason however, doesn’t mean that it should be plain or ordinary!
Like everything else in your kitchen, backsplashes are a perfect opportunity to create a unique feature in your kitchen, that draws the eye and adds a dash of style to your space.
If you are looking for some kitchen backsplash ideas, here are some great materials and alternatives for you!

Kitchen Backsplash Ideas To Make A Style Statement

1. White Doesn’t Have To Be Boring!

White is a great choice for most kitchens, and is great for giving your space a clean, minimalistic look. But choosing white certainly doesn’t have to be boring! White gives you the option of playing with patterns and textures. For example, this gorgeous modern marble chevron mosaic tile is an elegant addition to any kitchen!
See some more pictures of AluSplash’s marble White Carrara.

2. Revel In The Drama

This gorgeous exposed brick was painted black for a dramatic finish, and paired beautifully with golden kitchen accessories, small green house plants, and a neon sign. Picking a material like exposed brick doesn’t necessarily have to lead to an ultimately rustic style. With the exposed brick painted black, there is a wonderful use of texture in this kitchen design, that culminates in a look that screams understated luxury.

Wooden kitchen cabinets with a high gloss olive green Alusplash splashback and wooden countertop with wooden utensils

3. Traditional Farmahouse Look

This look was all the rage in the 80s, and is certainly making a comeback as people crave a throwback to simpler times. This beautiful, and simply patterned backsplash is all about those country vibes, and makes you want to roast a chicken and make some homemade biscuits and scones! Perfect to be paired up with simple, wooden furnishings for a truly homely feel to your space.

Bright coloured kitchen backsplashes are a great way to inject a sense of fun into your kitchen and immediately draw the eye!

4. A Unique Kitchen Backsplash Idea: Pressed Metal

Pressed metal backsplashes are a unique way of adding texture to your kitchen, and have incredible versatility. They come in many different designs, and can even be painted any colour you choose. They do have to be cleaned regularly however, but if maintained well, can be a wonderful focal point in your kitchen.

Wooden kitchen cabinets with a high gloss olive green Alusplash splashback and wooden countertop with wooden utensils

5. Patterned Ceramic Tiles

Calming visual stimulus can add charm to your kitchen interiors. You can choose to add air purifying indoor plants in stylish planters, succulents for table tops or even a mini kitchen window garden with herbs that add value not just visually but also functionally. Needless to say, the choice of the kind of plants would be governed by the amount of natural light available in your kitchen.

Red Kitchen backsplash in a modern white kitchen

6. A Pop Of Colour!

Bright colours are a great way to inject a sense of fun into your kitchen and immediately draw the eye! This bold red makes your kitchen the centre of attention. Whilst not for the faint hearted, using colour is a great way to add edgy design without breaking the bank! This backsplash from Alusplash is also easy-to-clean and highly durable, making it a great option when looking for kitchen backsplash ideas.

Wooden kitchen cabinets with a high gloss olive green Alusplash splashback and wooden countertop with wooden utensils

7. All That Glitter Is Not Gold

A brilliant new kitchen trend is the use of gold-looking kitchen backsplashes! No, this isn’t real gold, but is an alternative to tiling and made from an MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) material. It may look fit for royalty, but is actually quite affordable, and a unique look for any kitchen.

From classic subway tiles to more modern materials like aluminium, these kitchen backsplash ideas will inspire your kitchen transformation.

8. Moroccan Seafoam Tiles

Even if your kitchen window isn’t facing the ocean, these beautiful Moroccan tiles will make you feel like the pounding waves are right outside. This beautiful design is a touch of simple luxury, but tiles like these are almost never identical, and create a gorgeous shifting canvas of green and blue, that make you feel like you’re cooking by the ocean!

Wooden kitchen cabinets with a high gloss olive green Alusplash splashback and wooden countertop with wooden utensils

9. Contrast Bold Colour With A Simple Backsplash

While the kitchen backsplash has the potential to be the star, it certainly doesn’t have to be! You can choose matte or white and grey backsplashes that will contrast beautifully with other bold colours and accents in your kitchen. This eye-catching kitchen design has made gorgeous use of deeply coloured cabinetry set against a simple grey subway tiled backsplash, for a carefully balanced design.

10. Designer Wallpaper For Extreme Versatility

Wallpaper allows you to be incredibly flexible in your kitchen design, and can be made to look like almost anything at all! This incredible wallpaper for example looks like granite, but costs vastly less and allows you to make design changes easily down the road. Wallpaper is a great alternative for a stylish kitchen backsplashes and allows you to explore your own personal style.

Do you have any other kitchen backsplash ideas that you want to share with us? Leave a comment below.

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