New Kitchen Backsplashes w Style.

A kitchen backsplash can be beautiful and classic in simple white subway tile, but there are so many ways to make this part of your home unique. The following 10 spaces feature backsplashes that stand out from the crowd for their creativity and style. Which one would you most like to see in your home?
1. Nature as a Fairy Tale
This beautiful and unique kitchen backsplash in a Portland, Oregon, home by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design portrays nature in an idealized and romanticized way. The material is tile, hand-painted by Mira Eng-Goetz, the lead designer on the project. The tile stretches to the ceiling as well as across the refrigerator. Much of the rest of this home is decked out in soft greens, pinks and wood tones, as though the palette has been taken from a garden.
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2. Black and Brilliant
While the all-white kitchen remains popular, we’ve been noticing a shift toward darker hues — including dramatic black — in kitchen photos uploaded to Houzz. This lovely space in Marseille, France, by designer Margherita Olivero marries a backsplash of handmade Moroccan zellige tile with perimeter cabinetry of oak wood burned using a Japanese technique called shou-sugi-ban. Together with the wood-base island and stone counter, the elements produce a dramatic yet organic look.

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3. Embracing the Grain
This Los Angeles kitchen from Empire Remodeling & Design features matching wood on the kitchen island base, the kitchen backsplash and the accent wall on the left side of the room. The warmth of the wood nicely offsets the sleek white of the flat-front cabinets.
4. Splash of Color
Interior design group Space Harmony chose a watery blue backsplash that looks like a painting to grace this Vancouver kitchen. In fact, the design is actually a custom PVC wallpaper behind protective glass. Flat white cabinets keep the attention on the backsplash.
5. Gorgeous Green
Graphic green cement tile creates a refreshing mood in this otherwise white Toronto kitchen by Kinswater. The tile continues above the window to form an accent wall.
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6. Random Selection
This fun Vancouver backsplash of black, white and gray hexagonal tiles traipses merrily up the wall, refusing to stick to a predictable rhythm. The result is a delightful surprise to the eye.
7. Green and Gold

Wallpaper in rich green with gold veining makes for a beautiful backsplash in this Moscow eat-in kitchen.

8. Fabulous Floral
A larger-than-life array of flowers graces this kitchen backsplash by Plac’Art – L’Artisan-Menuisier. What a refreshing scene to enjoy with morning coffee!
9. Brilliant Blues
Refreshing turquoise and other blues enliven the white cabinetry in this Mill Valley, California, butler’s pantry by Rasmussen Construction.

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10. Geometric Confection
In this Minneapolis kitchen by CliqStudios, sedate gray and white subway tile gives way to tiles in a creative pattern depicting cubes or pinwheels, depending on how your eyes see them. As the tiles approach the range hood, they get increasingly dark.
Here’s a look at the rest of this unique kitchen backsplash.

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