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Blue Tile Backsplash with Terrazzo Floor Tiles and Black Countertops

This contemporary en-suite bathroom in Sydney is more than adept at providing a fully-fledged bathroom and grooming experience. The round edged mirrors and the powder blue subway tiles peeking out behind them inject a calming effect into the kitchen. The black tapware and countertops add solid details to ground the look and the curvy forms of the mirrors find resonance in the cabinet style. And in the background, the blue glass tiles delineate the shower room, while the terrazzo floor brings a contemporary voice to the bathroom.

ID# 144816 | – Credit© Dion Group Projects

Black Herringbone Tile Backsplash with Black Vanity and Vessel Sink

Awash with black shades, this modern bathroom presents a true statement look. Here, from the black vanity to the vessel sink, herringbone tile backsplash, and floor tiles, each black piece comes with its unique aesthetic value. For example, in the background, the black subway tiles laid in a herringbone pattern give the bathroom a speedy contemporary spin. The circular mirror punctuates the herringbone backsplash along with a duo of round-shaped big and small lighting fixtures, while the copper wall-mounted tapware adds a pop of color. And in the rest of the design, the black marble-carved vessel pairs perfectly with the marble tiles that clad the floor and walls, oozing a sense of opulence.

Bathroom Mirror Backsplash

To achieve a design-savvy look, a bathroom mirror backsplash is one of the key pieces that set the tone of the design and ensure the room flows. Whether it is taken up to the ceiling, cladding the wall behind the mirror, or ending under the mirror, it adds an essential aesthetic value and protects the walls against water splashes in all scenarios. If wished, a full-height mirror can also be integrated to serve as a backsplash, which provides an easy-to-clean surface without grout joints.

Furthermore, when it comes to designing, a bathroom mirror backsplash has many components, including the mirror shape, size, and frame, in addition to the backsplash tile patterns, colors, materials, and even grout color. Just to give you a solid idea of how these different styles and colors come together, in this blog, we compiled an inspiring list of designs. Check out these bathroom looks in a range of styles and sizes from which you can glean enough information and inspiration to redesign your bathroom.

ID# 144801 | – Credit© Sky Architect Studio

Bathroom Mirror Backsplash with Timber Floating Vanity and Solid Stone Countertops

This modern-design main bathroom owes its cohesive look to the solid stone tiles that wrap around the entire space. This continuous design also finds reflection on the frameless full-length mirror that serves as a backsplash. Not only that it offers protection against water splashes but also creates an optical illusion by reflecting the room to itself. To highlight the main design theme, the timber floating vanity keeps the floor neat and free, while its open shelves provide convenient access to the meticulously placed towels. The vessel sink, a black wire basket, and other personal items further stylize the bathroom to add a punch of character.


Marble Countertops and Black V-Groove Cabinets with Black Vanity

This moody and edgy bathroom design is awash with shades of black that lend a domineering dramatic impact to the kitchen. But aside from that, it masters certain skills to turn this pint-size space into somewhere immersive and larger. First, it starts by using floor-to-ceiling V-groove cabinetry that gives the space extra height. Secondly, it takes the mirror backsplash up to the ceiling to make the space feel larger and brighter. Thirdly, it goes with a wall-mounted, floating vanity, leaving the floor level free to further open up the space. And the final product feels sophisticated and not claustrophobic at all despite its compactness, not to mention the lightly streaked gray marble backsplash and countertops bringing a sumptuous finish to finalize the total look.

ID# 144803 | – Credit© Amelia Pearson Interiors

Antique Bathroom Mirror Backsplash with Washstand and Freestanding Tub

The subway tile antique mirror backsplash couldn’t have fit better in some other room! This simple yet sophisticated bathroom design formulates a look that suggests lived-in moments, making this design extra charming. From the white freestanding tub to the plain washstand, and white-painted walls, every piece blends harmoniously. Two rectangular lighting fixtures that feel functional enough flank the mirror backsplash, remaining loyal to the intentional simplicity of the design. The concrete-look floor tiles run across the space, while a white runner adds a soft contrast both for warmth and as a precaution against slipping.

Bathroom Mirror as Backsplash

Bathroom mirrors surely can serve as a backsplash. If you wish you can go with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and mirrors that extend from wall to wall to assist the vanities. In other words, the larger area it occupies, the better backsplash a mirror makes. Using it as a backsplash also helps the bathroom feel larger and brighter as it captures lights masterfully. Plus, a bathroom mirror as a backsplash is especially helpful if you would like to clad the walls with shiplap or V-groove boards and prefer to paint them different colors rather than tiling them.

ID# 144805 | – Credit© Boom Build

Bathroom Mirror Backsplash for Monochromatic Bathroom with Marble Countertop

Here, the wall-to-wall vanity is accompanied by a mirror backsplash that again stretches from wall to wall. The white dominant color scheme enlarges the kitchen visually, supported by this generously sized mirror. This perfect couple compensates for the sloping roof that slightly encroaches on the space and steals from the room’s space. The white square subway tiles clad the rest of the walls, and a thick gray marble countertop tops the white vanity to pepper the look with a sense of elegance and sophistication. Lastly, a brass wall sconce adds a touch of glamor and color to enliven the otherwise too-white bathroom.

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ID# 144806 | – Credit© Paul Kenning Stewart Design

Modern Bathroom with Wood Vanity and White Countertop

This modern bathroom is split into two with a glass division that distinguishes the vanity part from the walk-in shower. The gray large format subway tiles clad the walls to pull the space together, while the mirror backsplash stretches from the countertop to the ceiling to repel the water splashes. Given the relative smallness of the space, the wood vanity is kept floating to open more space on the floor level. And as for the floor design, the parquet flooring in the vanity part transforms into white small tiles in the shower to provide a non-slipping ground that is fraction-rich.

Is a mirror backsplash a good idea?

A mirror backsplash makes a great addition to any space, bringing multiple aesthetic and functional benefits. To start with, a mirror backsplash can make the space feel larger and brighter while playing with the scale of the room and creating optical illusions. That’s why it is preferable in small spaces to make the space feel roomier.

Apart from that, the various mirror designs such as antique finishes and various edge- designs of the mirrors elevate the overall design aesthetic instantly and effortlessly. You can always utilize them to further stylize your walls not only for functional purposes.

Especially with an in-built lighting system as well as backlighting, you can enrich the visual statements you can make with them.

ID# 144807 | – Credit© Garry Builders

Timber Cabinets with White Washbasin and Mirror Backsplash

This contemporary powder room employs a basic yet immersive look with wood elements. Here, the wood wall unit and a drawer cabinet provide ample storage, and the white thick washbasin bridges these two timber units. Right above the countertop, the rectangular mirror extends from wall to wall, reaching almost the same height as the wall unit.
The exposed plumbing fixtures don’t cause any visual clutter at all. The white large format tiles blanket the floor, expanding the ground thanks to their large formats.

ID# 144808 | – Credit© Janet Kwan Photography

Scandinavian Bathroom with Shiplap Walls and Wall Sconces

If you opt for a Scandinavian look, focus on the textures, lightness, and coziness of the space. And for a further inspirational design, you can even borrow some elements from the Boho style that is present in this bathroom as well. Here, the wooden floating vanity introduces warmth, leaning against the white-painted shiplap walls along with the rectangular frame-free mirror. With a built-in timber shelf, the mirror serves as a backsplash that enlarges the room with an optical illusion. The black vintage-style wall sconces and LED-strip lighting comprise the lighting system of the bathroom, making the interior more approachable. The wicker basket and the traditional-pattern runner bring in texture, giving the design a farmhouse spin. In the nutshell, if you love tactual features and old-style charms, this bathroom has the perfect look for you.

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ID# 144809 | – Credit© RT Architects

Bathroom Mirror Backsplash with Timber Floating Vanity and Indoor Plants

If you want to create a tropical-inspired bathroom, check out this look closely nestled under a gabled ceiling. Here, the indoor plants sprinkled around the vanity bring freshness and a breath of life to accompany the abundant use of wood textures and the mirror backsplash. The medium-tone wooden vanity topped by a white countertop and a vessel sink is wall-mounted, thus keeping the floor level free and opened up. And the rest of the space is defined by the large gray tiles and white walls that build upon the impact of the streaming lights diving into the space, not to mention the glass door of the shower that flirts with the light playfully.

ID# 144810 | – Credit© DB Build

Sophisticated Bathroom with Full-Height Mirror and Marble Countertop

This contemporary kitchen switches things up by using a more opulent and sophisticated vocabulary without feeling over the top. The full-height mirror backsplash with a black frame adds a nice contour to the wall, coordinating with the black Led lighting fixtures that resemble cave icicles. The warm shades of the walls ensure a sense of intimacy. And the mirror shows what is on the other side of the room, which is the marble subway tiles cladding the walls that lay the foundation of the design on the other part. The further enriching elements stand out to be a wooden floating shelf with a vessel sink and a white marble countertop which constitute a layered look.

Bathroom Backsplash Behind Mirror

Bathroom backsplashes behind mirrors are necessary from many perspectives. For example, when you need to change the mirror, you won’t need to worry about the surface beneath it. And for your overhaul project, you can replace a mirror as a minor change rather than dealing with another backsplash installation.

And when it comes to the backsplash, depending on the look you aim for, you can go with any style, color, and shade. Just pay attention to the frame and design of the mirror and try to capture a cohesive look with these two pieces. For example, if backsplash tiles are white with golden grout, you can use a brass-framed or wood-framed mirror.

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Blue Tile Backsplash with Eggshell Bath and Timber Vanity

This modern kitchen is mainly characterized by the blue tiles that wrap around the entire interior space. The satin finish on these tiles brings more interest to the background punctuated by a black-frame round-edge mirror. The timber vanity softens the relatively dark scheme with a pop of warming shade topped by a white countertop. The eggshell bathtub placed close to the vanity adds a luxe detail. And if you want to keep things more interesting, you can layer the walls and floors with tiles of various materials to mark the different bathroom sections.

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Small Bathroom Mirror Backsplash with Washbasin and Black Hardware

Small bathrooms have their own style too. And this one, even if it has a very minimal vocabulary, is adept and effective in the application of the right amount of contrast and warmth. Starting with the marble and using it as a wraparound backsplash pulls the space together, while the undulating forms on the white marble base make the look less formulaic and less matchy-matchy. The tiny washbasin consists of two layers, which is more than enough to keep the towels on the wood shelf and lotions on the white countertops. The black tapware and accents add complementary stylish elements to punctuate the space. As for the mirror, it is divided into three sections rather than proposing a seamless profile. This way, it creates better optical illusions for a sense of playfulness.

 Can you use a mirror as a bathroom backsplash?

A mirror can serve as a bathroom backsplash, whether it is from counter-to-ceiling, full-height, or an average mirror size. Depending on the look you aim for, you can choose the best size for you. And among its bonus benefits, we can count its seamlessness and ease of maintenance. So, you won’t have to worry about the grout joints, and cleaning a backsplash won’t be a daunting task for you. But if you don’t want any simple mirror, you can consider different finish mirrors, including tiled and antique ones, to create focal points and make your bathroom design build around a specific narrative or idea.

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Subway Tile Backsplash with White Vanity and Brass Fixtures

Experimenting with grout colors can give a new look to the backsplash as showcased by this transitional kitchen deftly. Here, the black grout between the white subway tiles creates a graphic look, emphasizing the movement orchestrated by subway tiles laid in an offset pattern. This grout color especially pays homage to the black-framed mirror, while the rest feels complete with white vanity and off-white countertops, ensuring that the dominant color theme is white. But these white main bones of the design are also assisted by black tapware that helps create visual consistency. In addition to those, the built-in timber cabinet and brass wall sconces inject a healthy dose of warmth to offset the black-and-white color combination.

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En-Suite Bathroom Design with Gray Tile Backsplash and Floating Vanity

Play up the architectural structure of the bathrooms by cladding the walls and floors with the same backsplash material. This contemporary bathroom, for example, goes with a large format of gray tiles to make the kitchen feel larger and create a continuous design. The wood-floating vanity is strategically used to highlight the synchrony of the walls and floors, while the wood itself softens the moody vibes of the gray. The black countertops add a solid shade, paired with a duo of white vessel sinks and rectangular wood-framed mirrors. Blessed with a duo of everything, this en-suite bathroom provides the perfect set-up for couples to enjoy their bathroom and self-grooming routine together.

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White Stacked Tile Backsplash with Black Vanity and Round-Edge Mirror

With its contrasting color scheme and decluttered look, this bathroom is in line with contemporary design. It is mainly defined by a black floating shelf and a round-edged mirror that introduces soft aesthetics. Its black frame plays along with the other black accents in the space, and the white vertically stacked subway tile backsplash stretches from floor to ceiling. The satin finish on the tiles deepens the artistic mood of the design, which is taken to the next level with speckled floor tiles that extend onto the bathtub. The final product is a visually striking design that brings a personal touch to the white-and-black color palettes.

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White Subway Tile Bathroom Mirror Backsplash with Timber Vanity

This maze-like contemporary kitchen is also lucky enough to benefit from the landscape views stretching behind the window. And inside, the floor-to-ceiling white metro tiles give the bathroom a nostalgic feel, placing it back into an urban context. The black grout used between the tiles further emphasizes the patterns, while the timber floating vanity adds a natural element that softens the white-and-black color palette.

Do you tile behind a bathroom mirror?

For a cohesive look, it is recommended to tile behind a bathroom mirror. But it is not a must, and you can come across a wide range of preferences. In some bathrooms, the backsplash sizes are 6 and 8-inch which doesn’t cover the surface behind the mirrors. As long as your faucet is not higher than the backsplash, it shouldn’t cause any trouble.

And if you aim to use it as a backsplash or take it up to the ceiling or use a full-height mirror, you can just skip tiling, which would also cut down on the prices. Yet, from another perspective, the chances that you might have to change the bathroom mirror someday are also high. So, it would be better to tile the walls to ensure that the design will still look cohesive and work well with the rest of the look even when you get rid of the mirror.

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Beach-Style Bathroom with Green Backsplash and White Countertop

This soothing bathroom design is packed with a style that gains a bright vibe with green ceramic tiles stacked vertically to introduce order to the space. The white countertops and timber cabinets play up with this calming effect brought in by the alternating green shades. A duo of frameless mirrors just blends with the surrounding features, while gray floor tiles run across the space. The wet-room-style shower is divided by a glass division that creates transparency and retains the visual connection to stay in line with contemporary looks.

How far above a bathroom backsplash should a mirror be hung?

Typically, a mirror is hung about 5 to 10 inches above the vanity’s highest point unless you plan to install a full-height or vanity-to-ceiling mirror backsplash.

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The Square Subway Tile Backsplash and Stone Countertops with Herringbone Pattern Floor

Here, the bathroom mirror backsplash consists of a white square subway tile backsplash that is laid in a running bond pattern. With the help of black grout, it brings a graphic look that feels very modern. The timber floating shelf topped by a natural stone countertop incorporates organic textures that instill calmness in its users. And lastly, the small herringbone tile floor tiles ensure a non-slipping ground, creating a user-friendly environment.

Bathroom Backsplash Under Mirror

Backsplashes don’t have to reach up to the ceiling; some only measure 4, 6, and 8-inch, depending on the height of the tap. If you prefer wall-mounted tapware, then the backsplash generally reaches up to 8-inch or perhaps more. Also, by taking the backsplash only up until the mirror, you can divide the bathroom into two halves. It, in turn, allows you to experiment with the space and introduce different colors and textures. For example, while you can use a tile backsplash under a mirror, for the top half, you can use moisture-resistant wallpaper.

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Orange Tile Bathroom Backsplash Under Mirror with Floating Vanity and Brass Tapware

This colorful bathroom design tinged with a Mediterranean vibe is a perfect place to wash the day off. The intriguing patterns of the orange tiles add a new dynamic with a coastal feel, starting under the round-edged mirror and extending on the floors for visual probity. The floating vanity cooperates with these visually striking tiles to provide a natural look, while the gray vessel sink brings a neutral shade.

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Timber Vanity with a Freestanding Tub and Pink Tile Backsplash

Overlooking a stunning pool through the floor to ceiling window, this bathroom is more than lucky. Here, without a doubt, bathroom users can luxuriate in the soft color schemes and soak themselves in the freestanding bathtub. In the background the muted pink tile backsplash brings the right amount of color not to feel over the top. The timber vanity injects a dose of organic modernism while the rounded edges of the mirror introduce a soft aesthetic.

Can you hang a mirror over the backsplash?

The short answer is yes, you can hang a mirror over the backsplash! This is a practical and convenient way to maximize the functionality of your bathroom. Also, this way, you can maintain your backsplash tiles without drilling them. Considering that in case something goes wrong at some point and you need to replace the mirror, then you wouldn’t have to worry about what is behind it. And use a mirror as an opportunity to upgrade the look of your bathroom only with a tiny change.

ID# 144822 | – Credit© Interiors by Brinnie T Design | Phillip Island

Bathroom Mirror Backsplash with Subway Tile Backsplash for Eclectic Bathroom Design

Subway tiles seem to be having a moment, looking much more fashionable and modern, especially when they are vertically stacked as showcased by this eclectic bathroom design. Here, the ubiquitous use of subway tiles also defines the bathtub zone, including the tub itself to retain visual integrity. And the black grout used between them creates an urban text for them to settle in. This metropolitan look also feels upgraded with a black V-groove floating vanity and round mirrors, not to mention the industrial-style lighting fixtures.

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Contemporary Bathroom with Round Mirror and Timber Feature Wall

If you want to add more privacy to your bathroom, think outside the box as this well-lit contemporary kitchen does! You can start by considering a statement or timeless material like wood to create a feature wall. Here, for example, the slatted wood feature wall creates an organic visual block to separate the sink from the toilet. And the white penny tile backsplash with black grout under the round mirror covers the wall, continuing to give a better definition and extending in the perfect size rigorously proportioned to the height of the tap. The black pendant and the leafy plant add further stylize the sink, creating a self-standing cozy corner. And finally, the wicker basket and concrete look floor tiles finalize the overall design aesthetic.

How high should a backsplash be in a bathroom?

Typically, backsplashes are 4-inch high, which is considered the standard backsplash height. It is a convenient backsplash option that mostly comes with countertops and cabinets, standing out as an affordable option. But nowadays, backsplash heights differ drastically, especially in modern and contemporary designs. And they range from 6-inch and 8-inch splash-backs to ceiling height, wraparound, and cabinet-to-cabinet backsplashes. So, what matters at the end of the day is what kind of look you want for your kitchen.

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Blue Stacked Tile Bathroom Mirror Backsplash with Terrazzo Floor and Timber Double Vanity

This otherwise monochromatic bathroom gains a new dynamic with a cobalt blue stacked finger tile backsplash that delivers serenity, feeling ready to soothe its users. This feeling is also supported by the gray terrazzo tiles and a timber double vanity which integrates different textures, ensuring the longevity of the design. Adding to those are also the Caesarstone pure white countertop and a duo of white sinks that complement the overall look while lightening up the interiors a bit more.

ID# 144825 | – Credit© King Homes NSW

Contemporary Kitchen with Speckled Backsplash and Vessel Sinks

This contemporary kitchen is another example of thinking outside the box with a design-savvy attitude. It uses a busy-pattern, speckled backsplash that clads the half-bottom of the space and the floors. Feeling almost seamless, it brings a more united and complete look, while the speckles’ circular forms are oversized in the rest of the space. For example, the curved forms of the floating vanity and the mirrors add to the backsplash, continuing to deepen the artistic mood of the bathroom. And above, the ribbed design of the walls brings in visual interest and more texture.

Should the mirror be centered over the sink or vanity?

For a symmetrical placement and to create a comforting look for the eyes, it is better to center the mirror over the sink or vanity. And it has to be a couple of inches less than the sink area. But some full-height mirrors can have almost the same measurements, which is acceptable as they serve as backsplashes rather than accent mirrors.

ID# 144826 | – Credit© March Twice Interiors

Marble Subway Tile Backsplash with Black Double Vanity and Chrome Hardware

In this contemporary bathroom, the marble subway tile backsplash is anchored to the space with the help of a black double vanity. Together they exude elegance, making them perfect for an en-suite bathroom. The chrome hardware, on the other hand, punctuates the cabinets and the design, while the floor is clad with large-format marble tiles that create a continuous design with the backsplash.

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Marble Bathroom Mirror Backsplash with Marble Floor and Timber Vanity

When designing a minimalist bathroom, just rely on natural materials such as marble and wood which will ensure timelessness as showcased by this contemporary design. Here, the white and gray marble, along with the timber vanity, blends the warm and neutral shades in one pot, achieving a well-balanced color scheme. The wall to wall mirror installation lets the space flow, while the pendant provides task lighting and adds a sense of dimension to the space.

How do you hang a bathroom mirror over a tile?

From drilling tiles to caulking, there are multiple ways to hang a bathroom mirror over a tile. For example, if your mirror is not too heavy, you can use a caulking gun to hang it. First, start by marking where the mirror goes. And squeeze caulk in spots where the mirror will hang; then, gently press the mirror into the glue. But if your mirror feels heavier, you can drill the tiles. Again, start by marking the area where you plan to drill a hole. But if your mirror frame has clips behind it, mark the center of the hanging clips and make corresponding holes on the tiles. When you are ready to drill the hole(s), it is also good to have someone spritz water to cool the tile surface. And when you are done with drilling, insert a plastic anchor into the hole(s) and tap into the tile(s) with a rubber mallet. Finally, run your screw into the anchor, and you are ready to hang your mirror over the backsplash.

ID# 144828 | – Credit© Reena Sotropa In House Design Group

Transitional Bathroom with Double Vanity and Black Hardware

This transitional bathroom opts for a neutral color scheme with a soft gray double vanity with black hardware and a white countertop that lightens up the interior. Complementing them is the mosaic tile backsplash in alternating shades of gray that ends under the black-framed mirrors, jazzing up the background without feeling over the top. And finally, coming as a bonus pattern, the gray hexagon floor tiles put this bathroom in line with a contemporary look. The resulting scheme feels calm yet still energic with alternating mosaic shades and eye-catching hexagons.

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