Let’s play a game. When I say the words “kitchen backsplash”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If you are like 99% of homeowners, then the first word or image that came to your mind was “tile.” There are literally zillions of options when it comes to designing tile backsplashes, so it’s no wonder we gravitate towards tile when we’re planning out a kitchen backsplash.
But….tile isn’t the end-all-be-all of backsplashes. Nope, there are other options out there that can work for anyone who can’t (or doesn’t want to) invest the time and money required to tile their kitchen walls. Not that tile has to be expensive–I’ve shown you that before. It’s just that when you are renting or saving up for a big remodel down the road or looking for a temporary solution, a permanent tile installation isn’t the best option. Or maybe you want a permanent installation, but you want something unique and different. The good news is that there are still lots of creative solutions to get a backsplash that you’ll love.
I’ve collected more than 25 amazing backsplashes for your viewing pleasure, today. We’ll start out with some of the creative, non-tile options. But never fear, lovers of tile, if you keep scrolling down you’ll find plenty of ceramic and mosaic eye candy. Enjoy!
Beaded Board | National Builder Supply
Back-Painted Glass | Houzz
Recycled Glass Backsplash | Indugy
Removable Wallpaper Backsplash | Chasing Paper
Contact Paper “Tiles” | Lease to Decorate
Cross-Hatch Vinyl | Positively Splendid
Faux Tin Tile | Fasade Ideas
Curvy Integrated Backsplash | Carla Aston Designed
Stacked Pebbles | National Builder Supply
Wine Cork Backsplash | Create Craft Love
Big Chalkboard | National Builder Supply
Chalkboard “Subway Tile” | The Blooming Hydrangea
Fish Scale Stenciled | Cutting Edge Stencils
Yellow Moroccan Tile | Jute Home
Turquoise Chevron Mosaic | Jute Home
Green Chevron Tile | Carla Aston Designed
Glass Mosaics | Cococozy
Green Glass Backsplash Accent Wall | Style at Home
Sapphire Blue Subway Tile | Jute Home
Yellow Vertical Subway Tile | Stylish Interior Design
Mini Subway Tile | Cococozy
Dark Grouted Subway Tile | Remodelaholic
Traditional White Subway Tile | Cococozy
Art Deco Style Tiles | Cococozy
Which of these backsplashes is your favorite? Are you a die-hard tile fan, or would you be willing to try another material?