Backsplash Behind Stove Visual Impact with Functionality

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Mediterranean Kitchen with Window Backsplash and Stainless Steel Range Hood

Placing the range hood in front of a window opening is not a common thing, but in this Mediterranean kitchen, it definitely works! The large window serves as a backsplash behind the stove, brings the calm and relaxing feel of the green shades into the room, and provides a beautiful backdrop for the rest of the kitchen. The white wall tiles with gold patterns create an eye-catching frame for the window backsplash. The oversized stainless steel range hood acts as a piece of art and creates a focal point.

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Rustic Kitchen with Wood Cabinets and Countertop

In this rustic kitchen, wood shaker cabinets are paired with wood countertops and wood backsplash. The large bronze range hood is finished with wood trim. The sculptural shape of the range hood makes a statement. The wood trim is accentuated by a wood backsplash which offers a continuous look. Using a lighter shade of wood for the upper walls makes the space height taller.

Backsplash Behind Stove

When designing a kitchen, a backsplash is one of the most important features that bring the whole design together. With endless material, color, and style options, a backsplash can create a big visual impact on kitchen decor. But is it just for visuality? Not at all! Behind the stove, a kitchen backsplash pulls double-duty by protecting walls against the damages while creating a striking focal point for your kitchen. If you are looking for more inspirational ideas, scroll down and check our backsplash behind stove gallery and find the best option for your kitchen!

Whether you are a professional chef or an amateur home cook, you can make a mess while cooking. And the most common and the best solution for this problem is placing a backsplash behind the stove. Not only for visual impact, but kitchen backsplashes also protect the wall against water and flood damages. Also, according to material, a kitchen backsplash behind the stove provides easy-to-clean surfaces, and heat and stain resistance. That’s why material choice is a very critical point. Yes, it might seem overwhelming but with the right approach, you can create an eye-catching focal point with a durable surface. In this article, you can find some design tips and tricks to find the perfect backsplash for your kitchen!

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Transitional Kitchen with White Hexagon Backsplash Behind Stove

This transitional kitchen gives a warm and welcoming feel! White shaker cabinets are paired with quartz countertop, brass hardware, and white elongated hexagon tiles. Wooden floating shelves enhance the warmness of the atmosphere while brass sconces complement the hardware.

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White Kitchen Cabinets with Gray Island and Black Soapstone Countertops

In this transitional kitchen design, the white range hood and the beige subway tile backsplash behind the stove create a focal point. The light wood floating shelves next to the hood add visual interest while emphasizing the impact of the accent wall. The white perimeter cabinets and the gray kitchen island are paired with black soapstone countertops to add a luxurious feel. The beadboard door style of the cabinets gives a cozy feel without breaking the elegant overall look.

How to Choose Kitchen Backsplash Tile Behind the Stove?

When choosing a backsplash behind the stove, there are two important considerations that you need to decide: visuality and functionality. And if you are placing the backsplash behind the stove, the functionality becomes more important. Stains, grease, heat, and moisture are general problems that can damage or discolor walls behind the stove and sink. Adding a backsplash tile behind the stove provides attractive and water and heatproof surfaces that protect the walls against damages and when it comes to the backsplash, options are infinite.

But what is the best or right choice fr your kitchen? It might be a tricky and overwhelming question. You need to start consideration from the material. For the material choice, appearance, durability, and ease of maintenance are the main aspects. From glossy glass tiles to eye-catching metal backsplashes, there are plenty of material options. You need to define your expectations from a backsplash and then decide the material. When you’ve decided on the material, now you can decide the color, texture, and pattern that will determine the style of your backsplash and the overall look of your kitchen.

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White Shaker Cabinets with Black Hexagon Backsplash Behind Stove

In this transitional kitchen, the black marble hexagon tile backsplash and the black range hood with metal trim create an accent wall. The black countertop of the white shaker cabinets and the island provides a continuous look with the black accent wall while the cabinets bring a bright look by creating contrast against black features.

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Sage Green Kitchen Cabinets with Quartz Countertop and Backsplash

In this contemporary kitchen, the lovely color shade creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere! The sage green kitchen cabinets serve a one-of-a-kind look while the wood range hood completes the naturality of the green. The unique style of the wood range hood acts as a piece of art and creates a focal point. The Ceaserstone quartz countertop and backsplash slab complete the elegant overall look and bring a luxurious feel. The brass hardware adds a dose of sparkle.

Backsplash Materials

As we mentioned before, material choice is the first and most important that you need to make for a backsplash behind stove. Choosing a backsplash material will depend on your personal taste and budget but for stove backsplashes, waterproofing and heat and stain resistance is important points. Some materials provide strong durability and easy maintenance and some tiles require more maintenance. According to what kind of appeal that you want, you can consider different material options. Let’s take a look at eight popular options.

Glass Tile Backsplash Behind Stove

With its attractive appearance and durable structure, glass is a popular material for backsplash behind the stove. Thanks to Its nonporous surface, glass does not require sealing. That means you can maintain the glass backsplash behind the stove with a daily cleaning routine as fresh as new. Also, one of the biggest advantages of a glass backsplash is that provides easy to clean surfaces. You can easily wipe it down with a damp cloth and warm water. Also, with their glossy appeal, glass tiles reflect the light and make the kitchen feel larger and brighter.

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Multicolored Glass Subway Tile Backsplash Behind Stove Only

The multicolored glass subway tile backsplash stands out in this transitional kitchen and elevates the design instantly. The vertically stacked layout of the glass decorative tile backsplash makes the space feel higher. The white shaker-style cabinets and the white subway tiles provide a clean and fresh look and allow the backsplash tiles to stand out. The metallic hardware complements the stainless steel appliances.

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Navy Blue Glass Tiles with White Cabinets and Black Hardware

The bold and eye-catching blue color of the glass subway tiles draws attention at first sight and spices up this mostly white transitional kitchen. The white kitchen cabinets are paired with a gray countertop and black hardware. The stainless steel appliances compliment the glossy surface of the backsplash.

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White Cabinetry with Gray Countertop and Wood Range Hood

İn this transitional kitchen, the gray glass triangle tiles bring a mosaic appeal to the room and serve a unique look. Also, the mosaic tile backsplash adds visual interest and elevates the design. The gray countertop complements the gray backsplash while the white shaker cabinets serve a clean and fresh look. The white farmhouse sink and the wood range hood bring a cozy vibe to the atmosphere while the quartz countertop of the peninsula adds a sense of luxury.

Stainless Steel Backsplash Behind Stove

If you are looking for extreme durability, there is no better option than a stainless steel backsplash behind the stove. The modern look of stainless steel backsplash can instantly transform a kitchen while it offers an easy-to-clean and hygienic surface, heat, and water resistance. Also, from brushed to polished these backsplashes come in a variety of finishes, textures, and patterns. Thanks to this variety, you can find a stainless steel backsplash for your taste!

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Unique Contemporary Kitchen with Geometric Patterned Glass Wall Panel

Thanks to the eye-catching backsplash design, this kitchen has a wow factor! The geometric pattern of the glass panel backsplash acts as a mural The mint green kitchen cabinets complement the backsplash while the stainless steel backsplash behind the stove, appliances, kitchen island, and countertop create a harmonious look with the blue accents.

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Modern Luxury Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash Behind Stove

This open plan kitchen which is defined by the reclaimed roof trusses offers a luxurious modern look. The white cabinets are paired with stainless steel backsplash panel, countertop, and appliances. The stainless steel features bring an industrial feel while the modern white cabinets give a clean and fresh look.

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Contemporary Kitchen with White Island and Wood Countertop

Clean lines, a neutral color scheme, and natural textures offer a sleek contemporary kitchen design. The white cabinets and the white island bring a bright look while the wood details like the wall panel and the countertop of the island add a texture. The stainless steel backsplash behind the stove only and stainless steel range hood create a focal point. Using white floating shelves instead of upper cabinets gives a spacious feel to the room.

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Backsplash Behind Stove

Ceramic and porcelain are the original material for kitchen backsplashes and they remain their popularity. They are easy to maintain, versatile, durable, and often inexpensive. These features make these tiles a perfect candidate for a kitchen backsplash. Also, the almost endless color, pattern, texture, shape, and style option, ceramic and porcelain tile backsplash behind the stove allow you to reflect your personality!

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Green Hex Tile Backsplash Behind Stove with Wood Cabinets

In this transitional kitchen, the light wood cabinets and floors provide a warm, natural palette while the green elongated hex tile backsplash completes the naturality of the wood and brings a nice texture to the design. The white grouting emphasizes the beautiful pattern of the green decorative tiles. The matte gray quartz countertops create a harmonious look with the other features.

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Elegant Kitchen with Off-white Cabinets and Wood Island

This transitional kitchen serves an elegant and luxurious look with its light gray kitchen cabinets, wood kitchen island, beige ceramic subway tile backsplash, and white quartz countertops. The gray shaker-style cabinets give a classic traditional look while the subway tiles make a modern twist. The brass details like the hardware, legs of the acrylic counter chairs, and finish of the white pendant lights complete the warm feel of the neutral color palette.

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Black and White Kitchen Design with Gold Details

The combination of black, white, and a touch of gold is a perfect way to create a timeless kitchen design! The glossy black ceramic tiles create a striking focal point while the white cabinets give a clean and bright look. The frames of the glass-fronted cabinet doors and the black countertop of the perimeter cabinets complement the backsplash. The Cambria quartz countertop of the white kitchen island enhances the luxurious feel. The gold range hood, chandeliers, and legs of the stools make a beautiful final touch.

Do you need a backsplash behind the stove?

The answer is an absolute yes. The main aspect of a backsplash is the protect the wall between the cabinets and countertop. And the kitchen backsplash should be a durable, nonabsorbent, and easy to clean material. Otherwise, the discoloration, stains, or moisture, ca cause unpleasing appeal and will affect the overall look of the kitchen. If you want to enhance the protection of the backsplash, you can tile the backsplash all the way up to the wall cabinets. The full heigh placement also provides a more impactful look.

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Small Kitchen with Multicolored Backsplash Behind Stove

Using a detailed backsplash is a great way to spruce up the clean look of the white cabinets. In this contemporary kitchen, the multicolored ceramic backsplash tiles add a nice textural look and add visual interest to the design. The brass hardware brings a vintage appeal while the marble floor tiles add a luxurious feel.

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Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinetry with Yellow Hex Tile Backsplash

The eye-catching yellow backsplash instantly changes the atmosphere of this Midcentury kitchen and brings joy to the room. The dark wood perimeter cabinets and kitchen island create an elegant look while the white upper cabinets and countertops make the space feel more spacious.

Marble Backsplash Behind Stove

Marble is one of the most precious stones that can lend a luxurious feel to any space and it is a popular material for kitchen applications, especially for backsplashes. With its natural veinings and grains, a marble backsplash offers a one-of-a-kind appeal for kitchens. However, unlike the other options, the biggest con of marble is its porous surfaces. It is more likely that stains and greases can occur. But do not worry, with proper sealing and a regular cleaning routine you can also maintain the beautiful and unique beauty of the marble backsplash behind the stove over years. Yes, it does not provide the easiest maintenance but at the end of the day, the undeniably beautiful appeal of the marble can be worth it!

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White Kitchen with Navy-blue Range Hood and Brass Details

With its high-end materials, this transitional kitchen offers a luxurious appeal. The aristocratic golden color of the hardware and other details pop against the sleek white color of the cabinets, countertop, and backsplash. The navy-blue range hood makes a statement between the whites and spruces up the mostly white kitchen. The white marble countertop and backsplash behind the stove complete the luxurious overall look of the design.

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Gray Marble Backsplash Behind Stove and Black Oversized Hood

In this transitional kitchen, the oversized black range hood is the game-changer. The bold black color and unique design of the range hood add character to the design. The gray marble backsplash makes a luxurious twist against the rustic appeal of the hood. The crisp white kitchen island with a white countertop brings a bright look while the metal counter chairs complement the hood.

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Gray Shaker Cabinets with Chevron Tiles and White Countertop

This black, gray, and gold urban farmhouse kitchen serves an elegant look. The light gray painted cabinets, gray marble chevron tile backsplash, and the stainless steel range hood with gold details create a harmonious look. Stone tiles add a nice texture while the white countertops enhance the brightness. The black lantern pendant lights complement the traditional style of the shaker cabinetry while the rattan counter chairs and the brass hardware bring warmth to the atmosphere.

Wood Backsplash Behind Stove

The unique and wonderfully distinctive appearance of the wood backsplash can create an eye-catching focal point for kitchens. However, when it comes to choosing a stove backsplash material, wood may not be the first choice because of its flammable structure. Also, it needs to be sealed against stains and water damage. So, with a little bit more maintenance, you can bring the warm feel of the wood into your kitchen!

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All-white Kitchen with Navy-blue Counter Chairs

In this all-white kitchen, the navy blue, and black counter chairs stand out and bring visual interest. At the back, the white kitchen cabinets, marble backsplash, and the white oversized range hood which create a focal point, provide a clean and sleek backdrop. The white kitchen island and the white pendant lights complete the bright look.

Modern White Cabinets With Wood Backsplash And Glass Panel

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Modern White Cabinets with Wood Backsplash and Glass Panel

Preserving the wooden backsplash with a glass panel is a great way to protect wood against food and water damages. Besides its function, this glass creates a glossy wooden backsplash between the white cabinets with a gray countertop. The tick gray countertop brings an industrial feel while the modern white cabinets provide a sleek and fresh look.

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Navy-blue Cabinets with Wood Wall Paneling and Shiplap Ceiling

In this bright kitchen, the wood wall panels serve as a kitchen backsplash and provide a beautiful backdrop. The navy-blue kitchen cabinets are paired with black hardware and a white countertop. The stainless steel range hood creates a focal point on the wood panels while the light gray flooring and the shiplap ceiling bring a bright look.

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Two-tone cabinetry with black and white patterned floor tiles

The clean lines, geometrical patterns, and neutral color scheme offer a sleek modern kitchen design. The two-tone cabinetry is finished with a wood backsplash, wood countertop, and metallic hardware. The wood backsplash and countertop create a continuous look with the wood upper cabinets while the black perimeter cabinets give an elegant look. The geometrical patterns of the white floor tiles add joy and visual interest to the design.

Brick Backsplash Behind Stove

With its beautiful rough texture, strength, and durability, brick is a perfect material for backsplash. The undeniably characteristic look of brick can instantly change the atmosphere and create a striking focal point in your kitchen. But, just like the other natural stone materials like marble, limestone, or granite, a brick backsplash behind the stove needs to be sealed because of its porous surface. Also, installing a brick backsplash is an expensive process. That’s why many homeowners and interior designers prefer brick veneers which give a real brick look at affordable prices!

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Yellow Cabinets with Blue Stove and Brick Backsplash

In this transitional kitchen, the yellow kitchen cabinets, blue stove, and brick backsplash give an eclectic vibe and create a fun design. The brick tiles are laid in a herringbone pattern at the center. Using two different layouts for bricks is a great way to add visual interest. The blue stove and yellow cabinets create a contrasting look.

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Gray Kitchen Cabinetry with Brick Backsplash Behind Stove

The red brick backsplash creates a distinctive focal point between the gray shaker cabinets and breaks the cool atmosphere which is created by the cool undertone of the cabinets. The white granite countertops, black handles, and stainless steel appliances bring a modern and fresh appeal.

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White Washed Brick Wall with Oversized Range Hood

The earthy color palette of this farmhouse kitchen offers a strong characteristic look. White cabinets, whitewashed brick wall, white range hood, and stainless steel appliances create a sleek and elegant backdrop while the dark gray kitchen island makes a statement with its bold color and thick onyx countertop. The onyx countertop makes a luxurious twist against the rough surfaces.

How to make a backsplash behind a stove?

Installing a tile backsplash behind the stove is the smartest decision that will provide easy to clean and strongly resistant surfaces. And the installation process needs to be properly done. When installing a backsplash, first you need to prepare the area. Sand the roughness and patch the holes on the wall and clean it with an all-purpose cleaner. Remove all the electrical switches and define the boundaries of the backsplash with painter’s tape. Before installation, lay down the tile on the counter and you can see how the layout of the tiles on the wall. The starting point can change according to the pattern of your tiles. You can start at the first raw next to the counter or define the centerline.

Apply the mortar with the trowel in small sections, lay your first tile based on your starting point. Repeat these steps until cover the all-backsplash area. Some tile types need spacers so if you need, insert the spacers per tile side and wait overnight to dry. After tiles dry, sweep the grout over the tiles with a float using a 45-degree angle and make sure to fill all the spaces. After 10 minutes you can clean the tile surfaces with a sponge and wait 24-48 hours to dry the grout. Of course, according to the shape, material, and size of the material, these steps might be changed. For example, natural stones need to be sealed after installation. To reach the best result, you need to know the material and its features.

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White Cabinetry with Red Brick Wall Tiles and Gray Countertop

In this mostly white kitchen, the red brick backsplash stands out and adds a bunch of character to the design. White kitchen cabinets are paired with black hardware and a gray countertop. The countertop and the hardware modernize the traditional loo of the shaker-style cabinets. The dark wood flooring compliments the rustic feel of the brick.

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Rustic Kitchen with Exposed Brick Walls and Black Details

In this rustic kitchen, the red bricks dominate the space and offer a one-of-a-kind design! White cabinets stand out in front of the bricks. The black countertop and the hardware nicely contrast with the white cabinets to give them a luxurious feel.

Mirror Backsplash Behind Stove

If you are looking for something different than classic looks and add something special, a mirror backsplash behind the stove is a smart choice at the top of any home improvement list. From antique mirrors to beveled subway tiles, mirror backsplash comes in a variety of styles and adds light and dimension to the look of a kitchen. However, this beautiful appeal needs a bit more maintenance. Water and food spills become more visible that’s why it requires regular cleaning.

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Antique Mirror Backsplash with Rustic Range Hood

The stunning metal range hood is definitely a statement maker! It creates a focal point on the white wall. The mirror backsplash brings depth to the atmosphere and complements the vintage style of the range hood with its dusty surface. The gray kitchen island centralizes the room and brings warmth to space with its rustic wood kitchen countertop. The crystal chandelier adds glam to the design.

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Black Kitchen Cabinets with Gold Hardware and White Countertop

You can never go wrong with the combination of black, white, and gold. In this kitchen, white countertop, and open shelves contrast with the black cabinets to create a luxurious look while gold accents add a sparkle to the design. The reflective surface of the gold mirror backsplash makes the space feel larger and creates a one-of-a-kind kitchen.

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White Kitchen Design with Mirror Backsplash Behind Stove

In this contemporary kitchen, the clean and fresh look of the mirror backsplash creates a harmonious look with the bright white kitchen cabinets. The mirror backsplash behind the stove brings depth to the room and creates a visual illusion.

Copper Backsplash Behind Stove

Just like stainless steel, copper backsplashes also provide strong and durable surfaces for kitchens. With its warm allure and charming appeal, a copper backsplash behind the stove can add attractiveness to the kitchen and instantly elevate the overall look. From shiny copper penny tiles to rustic aged coppers there are plenty of ways to incorporate a copper backsplash.

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Farmhouse Style Kitchen Design with Luxurious Details

The metallic accents bring a luxurious vibe to this cozy farmhouse kitchen! The copper backsplash panel behind the stove creates a striking focal point and stands out between the whites. The Silestone quartz countertop of the white kitchen island completes the luxurious feel which is created by metallic details. The exposed wooden beams and ceiling perfectly give the cozy and warm feel of the farmhouse style.

How to clean the backsplash behind the stove?

Yes, different kinds of backsplashes require different cleaning techniques but for all types of material, with a regular cleaning routine, you can easily maintain the fresh look of your backsplash behind the stove. Maintenance is the key point of the protection of the backsplash. Whether you have classic ceramic subway tiles or a marble slab, you need to wipe down your backsplash after cooking or washing the dishes. For daily cleaning, dish soap, a sponge or cloth, and warm water will do the job. For stubborn stains, you can use all-purpose cleaners or prepare a mixture with baking soda and with some water and apply the paste with a toothbrush to the stain and clean it with a wet sponge.

If you have a metal backsplash like copper or stainless steel, avoid using an abrasive sponge or pad, otherwise, you can scratch the copper and remove the finish. Also, metal and stone backsplashes can be damaged by acidic so, you need to be careful not to use some abrasive cleaning products.

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Copper Penny Tile Backsplash with Black Range Hood and Sage Green Wall Paint

With its glamorous appeal, the penny tile backsplash transforms this otherwise ordinary kitchen into a stylish design. The copper backsplash complements the olive green wall paint with its earthy color while white flat-panel cabinets create a clean and fresh look. The black wood range hood and black floating shelf complete the modern style of the cabinets. Using white paint for the upper walls enhances the space height and provides a more spacious atmosphere.

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Copper Subway Tile Backsplash Behind Stove with Open Shelving

When the classic beauty of the subway tiles meets with the allure of the copper, the result is just stunning. Here, The copper subway tile backsplash offers an eye-catching backdrop for this contemporary kitchen. The beveled edges of the range backsplash highlight the beautiful pattern and bring dimension to the space. The matte black kitchen cabinets and white countertop create an ultra-modern look while open shelving provides an open and airy feel.

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