73+ Brown Kitchen Backsplash Ideas – ( A Traditional? ) Classy Brown Ideas!

Brown is a versatile and soft neutral used in endless design schemes that can make a huge impact in your kitchen. From rich browns that are reminiscent of chocolate to shining coppers, our brown backsplash ideas are sure to impress. Browse our brown backsplash tile products.

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Why would you choose brown kitchen backsplash ideas? Brown is an easy color to maintain, quickly hiding spills and splashes. That being said, our brown backsplashes are easy to wipe clean and maintain without scrubbing and elbow grease on your part. If you’re searching for a durable and versatile tile for your kitchen, these brown tile backsplash ideas are perfect for you. 

Our high-quality gallery of design tips makes decorating your home with all of the luxurious shades of brown easier than ever. Need a few pointers for how to work it into your existing design scheme? The choices are endless.

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Brown backsplash ideas are functional in almost every home. If you’re on the fence about whether or not a brown backsplash could work for your space, take a look:

No matter what features you already have in your kitchen, there’s a cool ashy shade or rich chocolate hue to match. Just because brown is an ordinary color doesn’t mean your kitchen can’t be extraordinary. You just have to know how to combine brown color kitchen backsplash ideas with your own unique tastes. Let our extensive gallery of brown kitchen backsplash tile ideas inspire you to try something different on your next project. You can choose to go bold or subtle with any number of color combinations that will bring new life into your space.

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Brown Backsplash Materials


Backsplashes are a very personal matter and are a great way to make a personal touch to kitchens. Yes, a backsplash adds visual interest to kitchens however, it is more than that. The functionality is important as the appearance of the backsplash and because of that material choice is the crucial point. From glossy glass tiles to rustic stones, brown backsplashes come in a wide range of material options.

Brown Glass Tile Backsplash

Glass is one of the most popular materials for a backsplash. Glass backsplashes have a cool, sophisticated look, and thanks to their reflective surfaces, they reflect the light and brighten the kitchens. If you want to combine this glossy appeal with a bold color, brown is the way to go! You can make a warm touch to your white cabinets with a brown glass tile backsplash or complete the neutral look of wood cabinets!

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Transitional White Kitchen with Light Brown Backsplash Tiles

The white worktops, kitchen cabinets and backsplash of brown-shaded glass tile create a sophisticated aesthetic in this transitional kitchen! In between the white shaker cabinets, the brown glass tiles provide visual intrigue, a focal point and a contemporary feel to the design. This kitchen which is mostly white, is given a pleasant texture and warmth by the light wood floor.

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White Cabinets with Glossy Dark Brown Subway Tile Backsplash

The glossy dark brown backsplash draws attention at the first sight and creates a striking focal point between the white cabinets! The clean and sleek appeal of the white cabinets allows the backsplash to stand out and become the centerpiece of the design. The brown granite countertops complement the backsplash while the white glass fronted upper cabinets enhance the visual interest.

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Multicolored Glass Tile Backsplash with White Shaker Cabinets

In this beautiful transitional kitchen, different colors, patterns, and textures perfectly come together and add charm and authenticity. The multicolored glass tile backsplash creates a striking focal point while the white shaker cabinets give a clean and fresh look. The black countertop nicely contrasts with the white cabinetry to add a sense of luxury. The flower-patterned counter chairs bring a romantic vibe to the atmosphere while the bubble chandelier makes a statement above the gray kitchen island.

Brown Stone Backsplash

The beautiful and striking appeal of the stone is the most important factor that stone backsplash is a popular choice for kitchens. Granite, slate, limestone, marble, river rock, and more. Stone backsplashes come in a wide range of material options that can work with different design aesthetics. Due to its material, a brownstone backsplash can look both modern and rustic. Also, besides its visual impact, stone backsplashes also provide durability that makes it a perfect material as a backsplash!

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Farmhouse Kitchen with White Cabinets and Stone Walls

In this farmhouse kitchen bright whites perfectly blend with the rough texture of the stone. The exposed stone walls make a rustic twist against the clean look of the crisp white cabinets and ceiling while the wooden floor complements the stone with its natural look. Also, stone walls elevate the overall look of the kitchen and add a bunch of character. The gray marble countertop and silver knobs add a dose of luxury.

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Modern Kitchen Cabinets with Brown Backsplash Ideas

The white flat-panel cabinets create a clean and fresh look and provide a sleek frame for the brown stacked stone backsplash. The rough texture of the stone backsplash makes a rustic twist against the modern white kitchen cabinets. The white Silestone quartz countertop of the black kitchen island creates a continuous look with the white cabinets with a white countertop.

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Modern Black and White Kitchen with Red Counter Chairs

In this modern kitchen, the brownstone backsplash brings warmth to the atmosphere and softens the sharp contrast between the blacks and whites. The white kitchen cabinets are paired with black countertops and black hardware to create a more powerful look. The dark gray floor tiles complement the black features while the red counter chairs add a pop of color and bring visual interest.

Brown Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Durable, affordable, easy to install, and come in an endless array of color, style, and texture options. With plenty of advantages, ceramic backsplashes are the most common option for interior designers and homeowners. And whatever its style and texture are, a brown ceramic tile backsplash offers a bold and characteristic look that can easily become the centerpiece of your kitchen!

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White Shaker Cabinets with Brown Backsplash and White Countertop

This stunning ceramic backsplash instantly adds a character to the design. The brown flower patterns on the tiles create a beautiful backdrop for the kitchen. The white shaker cabinets allow the backsplash tiles to stand out with their clean and sleek look. The dark wood range hood complements the brown patterns of the backsplash while creating a focal point. The metallic hardware and the white quartz countertop complete the sleek look of the white cabinets.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Brown Backsplash Tiles

Neutral hues and the brilliant white appearance in this contemporary kitchen work together flawlessly to create a sleek and attractive impression! The stacked arrangement of the brown backsplash tiles gives the space a contemporary appearance and the cabinet doors with their flat panels compliment this style. The big white island stands out and gives the design an air of luxury. The appliances are stainless steel and the green counter chairs add to the entire design.

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Modern Kitchen with Brown Backsplash and White Countertops

This modern kitchen gives a warm and welcoming feel with its neutral color scheme! The light wood and burgundy cabinets, range hood, white countertops, and white kitchen island offer a stylish look. The brown backsplash tile stands out between the light wood cabinets and complements the natural look of the dark wood floor. The white peninsula and counter stools seamlessly blend with the white walls and enlighten the atmosphere.

Brown Backsplash Tile Patterns


From classic subway tiles to tiny penny tiles, brown backsplashes offer plenty of different shapes and styles. You can stick with the classic and go with a brown subway tile or create a striking focal point with a brown mosaic tile backsplash. Whatever your choice is, a brown backsplash will elevate your design!

Brown Subway Tile Backsplash

From the past to today, subway tiles are the most classic and popular option for kitchen backsplashes. Whether it’s a classic offset pattern or stylish herringbone pattern, a brown subway tile backsplash is a great way to create a timeless appeal!

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Brown Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash with White Cabinets

The brown subway tile backsplash offers a sleek backdrop for this modern kitchen and brings a rustic vibe to the atmosphere. The white upper cabinets adjacent to the range had the backs tiled in sequence to minimize their dominance. The black kitchen island is finished with a white countertop which complements the upper cabinets. Metallic details like the stainless steel appliances complete the modern lines of the cabinetry while the beige floor tiles enhance the warm sense.

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Full-height Brown Backsplash with Wood Floating Shelves

The full-height exposed brick backsplash creates an eye-catching backdrop for this transitional kitchen and adds a bunch of character to the design! The white countertops nicely contrast with the brick tiles to emphasize them. The blue shaker perimeter cabinets and wood open shelving stand out in front of the dark brown wall and create a clean and bright look. The wood floor and counter chairs complement the backsplash while the white countertop of the island creates a continuous look.

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Industrial Kitchen with Exposed Brick Wall and Black Cabinets

An exposed brick wall is a terrific way to emphasize the industrial kitchen vibe! This brick wall serves as a backsplash and gives the contemporary black kitchen cabinetry a lovely tactile backdrop. The gray floor with a concrete appearance creates a streamlined base for the room and the open cabinets and concrete counters effectively accentuate the industrial style. Last but not least, the striking paneling on the black kitchen island creates a striking impression.

Brown Mosaic Tile Backsplash

With the endless material and color options, mosaic tiles can be suitable for all types of kitchen designs. A mosaic tile backsplash is a great way to add visual interest with the combination of different materials, shapes, and colors. You can combine glass, metal, ceramic, or other materials to give a mosaic appeal to your brown backsplash. Gold detailed tiles will be a perfect addition to a brown mosaic tile backsplash. They will complete the warmness of the brown and add a dose of sparkle to create a more interesting appeal.

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White Beach Style Kitchen with Brown Backsplash Ideas

In this beach-style kitchen, the brown shaded glass tiles are laid in a herringbone pattern and using different shades of brown tiles brings a mosaic appeal. The white kitchen cabinetry with a white countertop creates a clean frame for the backsplash while the oversized white range hood acts as a piece of art with its sculptural shape.

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White Transitional Kitchen with Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Even if it has a soft color, the light brown backsplash directly pulls the attention and adds visual interest to this white kitchen design. Also, the lovely shade of brown brings warmth to the atmosphere and softens the crisp white color of the kitchen cabinets and countertops. Dark wood flooring and counter chairs complete the warm feel.

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Wood Cabinetry with Beige Granite Countertops and Mosaic Tile Backsplash

The wood shaker-style kitchen cabinets offer a sleek and elegant look for this transitional kitchen. The beige granite countertops seamlessly blend with the wooden cabinets. The brown and white mosaic tile backsplash adds a nice texture while the stainless-steel appliances add a modern feel.

Brown Backsplash Colors


You may decide that you want a brown backsplash for your kitchen, but which shade of brown? From dark chocolate to light brown, you can find every aspect of brown which is suitable for your taste and kitchen!

Dark Brown Backsplash

Dark shades of brown are a great way to add an elegant look to your kitchen. You can create a striking focal point with a dark brown backsplash between white cabinets or complete the neutral look of black or wood cabinets. Whatever your choice is, a dark brown backsplash will lend sophistication to any kitchen!

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Contemporary Kitchen with Natural Wood Cabinets

Cozy sensations permeate the space thanks to the warm tones and natural, organic feel of the wood cabinets. The wood cabinets are subtly contrasted with the light gray counters. A coastal touch is added to the entire design by the white floating shelf above the reddish-brown backsplash which is eye-catching and adds a pop of color.

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Modern Minimalist Kitchen with Two-Tone Cabinetry

Clean, simple, yet effective! This modern minimalist kitchen features two-tone kitchen cabinetry, a brown backsplash, and a brown island with a quartz countertop. The vertical paneling of the wood upper cabinets adds a nice texture while the black perimeter cabinets with white countertop bring an elegant look. The waterfall edges of the white quartz countertop of the island add a dramatic feel while giving a sense of luxury.

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Gray Lacquer Cabinets with Wood Backsplash

The dark wood wall panels in this contemporary kitchen provide the white kitchen cabinets a good textured contrast against a crisp backdrop. The modern style of the cabinetry is complemented by the clean appearance of the stainless steel backsplash situated behind the stove. The gray floor tiles provide a unified finishing touch that accentuates the modern style, while the stainless steel range hood merges in perfectly with the backsplash panel.

Light Brown Backsplash

If you are looking for softer than dark and bold browns, you can try lighter shades. A light brown backsplash can soften the look and bring warmth to the atmosphere. Just like the dark shades, light brown colors can work neutral color palette.

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Transitional Kitchen with Wood Shelves and Black Pendant Lights

In this transitional kitchen, the grayish light brown walls provide a sleek and warm look. The wood floating shelves create a harmonious look with the light brown backsplash and bring an open and airy feel to the kitchen. The white kitchen cabinets give a fresh and bright look while the white kitchen island with a white countertop completes this brightness. The black pendant lights and leather counter chairs bring a rustic feel.

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Transitional Kitchen with White and Wood Shaker Cabinetry 

The softness of the beige and light wood tones balances out the stark white base cabinets in this transitional kitchen! Brass hardware highlights the design of the shaker cabinets which are made of light wood and white. The white cabinets are complemented by the light wood floor and the light brown herringbone tile backsplash which create a unified look.

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Wood and White Kitchen Cabinets with Light Brown Backsplash and White Countertop

In this eat-in kitchen, the wood kitchen cabinets create a warm and welcoming atmosphere while the white upper cabinets make the space feel more spacious. The light brown subway tile backsplash provides a smooth transition between the whites and wooden textures and makes a warm touch. The colorful cushions of the chairs and the colorful lighting fixture bring joy to the atmosphere.

What color cabinets are for a brown backsplash?

Brown is a neutral color that has an endless array of shades and hues. Because of that pairing, your brown backsplash with neutral-colored cabinets is a great way to create a completed and balanced look. You can go with gray cabinets to give a sleek look or black cabinets for a bolder choice. Also, just like the other colors, white cabinets can work well with brown. If you want to emphasize your brown backsplash, there is no better option than a white cabinet. This contrasting look will provide a timeless appeal for your kitchen.

Is brown backsplash out of style?

You might think brown backsplashes are outdated but with the right approach and the right material, a brown backsplash can be the star of the kitchen. From glossy glass subway tiles to luxurious natural stones, there are plenty of options for a brown backsplash. On the other hand, an endless array of colors and hues of brown allows you to work with different design aesthetics and color schemes. That’s why a brown backsplash is not out of style!

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