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Gray Cabinets With Full Height Backsplash And Gold Accents

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Gray Cabinets with Full-height Backsplash and Gold Accents

The furniture-like gray cabinets are in complete harmony with the white square tiles laid in a running-bond style. This full-height backsplash achieves a brick look while modernizing it at the same time. While the above-counter level of the kitchen features contrasting colors, the base gray cabinets offer a mixture of both to add more versatility and a sophisticated look. The golden faucet sits between the two windows and accents the white countertops while bringing warmth and a splash of colors, supported by the bronze hardware on the cabinets. The ceiling lamp leaves you with an impression of a magic ball that adds a fantastic charm to the kitchen. Medium-tone wood flooring is partially coated with a running-style rug that features ornamental and local characters.

Modern Kitchen With White Cabinets And Hexagon Backsplash

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Modern Kitchen with White Cabinets and Hexagon Backsplash

The kitchen’s inviting atmosphere springs from its white recessed panel cabinets and white quartz countertops that offer a blank canvas in their minimalist style. The white-black elongated hexagon pattern backsplash is the statement-making piece. Black hardware punctuates the cabinets, while the globe-shaped pendants with brass accents anchor the island.

Full Height Backsplash

Before explaining what a full-height backsplash is, first, let’s discuss what a standard backsplash means. Well, a standard backsplash measures 4 inches, starting right above the countertop surface. However, in the modern design aesthetic, backsplashes continue till the ceiling to create a more impactful look! Full-height backsplashes, also known as ceiling height backsplashes, coat the area between the countertop and upper cabinets or they can go all the way up to the ceiling. If you want to find more inspiration about the full height backsplash ideas, keep reading and find stunning and inspirational design projects!

These backsplashes are especially favored in remodeling and renovation projects, which suggests that they are very trending. We all know how important a backsplash is both for functional and aesthetic purposes. Plus, they are one of the most defining features of the kitchens as they provide a background theme for other elements to fit in. Now imagine that they go all the way up and how impactful that will be. The full-height backsplashes are especially popular in contemporary, modern, and mid-century modern kitchens, where the tiles and giant slabs of marble, granite, and quartz dress the wall beautifully and communicate a sense of elegance.

Transitional Kitchen With Two Tone Cabinetry And Subway Tile Backsplash

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Transitional Kitchen with Two-Tone Cabinetry and Subway Tile Backsplash

In this transitional kitchen, every element is synchronized so well that everything feels visually connected, especially thanks to the incorporation of the blue, white, and wood accents in various set-ups and the glass-fronted upper cabinets that start on the countertop and reach the ceiling. This continuity between the cabinets brings grandeur to the kitchen and gives a facelift, while the full-height white subway tile backsplash expands the space visually. The calm blue, bright white and warm wood accents upgrade the kitchen’s mood and tone. The bronze hardware and wall sconces that bring additional charm. The expressive blue granite countertops color the floor-level of the kitchen with blue that contrasts with the white upper surfaces.

White Cabinets With A Full Height Backsplash And Waterfall Island

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White Cabinets with a Full-Height Backsplash and Waterfall Island

This contemporary kitchen sits in an open conversation with the outdoors and borrows plenty of natural light that champions the kitchen’s neutral palette. Gray glass mosaic backsplash and industrial-style counter stools with a shining skeleton add a glossy look and make a statement as the bold characters. The waterfall island serves as the medium of texture with the white-painted wood-top falling over the edges smoothly.

Farmhouse Kitchen With Green Shaker Cabinets And White Quartz Countertops

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Farmhouse Kitchen with Green Shaker Cabinets and White Quartz Countertops

The texture-rich elements and wood accents used throughout the kitchen are brought together with the alluring combination of green and white that speaks to your soul. Horizontally laid white subway tiles offer a bright and refreshing backdrop for other elements to make the statement, supported by white Corian quartz countertops. The second backsplash coating the faucet wall is covered with floral patterned tiles with black accents that add a different flavor to the kitchen. Wood floating shelves, bronze hardware, and brass wall sconces enhance the texture-catalog of the kitchen to create a cozy ambiance with warming colors. A green-painted wood range hood fixture with a wood trim goes hand-in-hand with wood floating shelves, well-coordinated with the wood island and light-tone polished wood flooring. All these elements carry an organic feel into the kitchen assuring a soothing atmosphere and incorporating a biophilic design.

Eat In Contemporary Kitchen With A Full Height Backsplash And Blue Accents

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Eat-in Contemporary Kitchen with a Full-Height Backsplash and Blue Accents

Though contemporary in character, this kitchen exposes us to modern nostalgia. The extensive use of wood carries the mid-century modern vibes and solidifies a bond between the two. The open-plan layout creates an intimate atmosphere served by a duo of drum pendants that help achieve a specific mood and tone in the kitchen. The wood becomes the protagonist of this contemporary kitchen as it coats the ceiling, floor, and cabinets. Its soothing effect is added dynamism with the vertically laid subway tile full-height splash back that makes the kitchen look taller and creates a sense of visual dynamism. The iconic vivid blue cushioned counter stools and pots on the wood shelves inject a healthy dose of color and stand out as the unexpected elements in this all-wood kitchen.

Transitional Kitchen With Full Height Backsplash And Blue Island

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Transitional Kitchen with Full-Height Backsplash and Blue Island

The exposed wood beams used throughout the kitchen, even as pillars at eye level, lend a rustic flair to this transitional kitchen. These untouched, raw wood surfaces with blue undertones add a lot of texture and evoke tactual feelings. The dark wood flooring creates a dramatic spatial context to house a blue-base island paired with white quartz countertops and white kitchen cabinetry. The gold four-hole faucet and brass hardware communicate a sense of luxury and add a dash of color to the otherwise rustic kitchen. The blue backsplash with white floral designs stands out above the counter and reaches the ceiling adding a very expressive character to the kitchen’s repertoire, while the wood floating shelves are installed on the backsplash to form a continuity between the rear of the kitchen and its extension as a dining zone.

Beach Style Kitchen With White Cabinets And Wood Accents

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Beach-Style Kitchen with White Cabinets and Wood Accents

In this beach-style kitchen, the purity and freshness of the white speak to your soul. The white Carrara marble full-height backsplash peeks out behind the range hood dressing with a wood brim that brings elegance. Gold plumbing fixtures and bronze hardware add warmth to the white recessed panel cabinets, while a duo of chamber pendants with their intriguing surface evokes a tactile feel. The monolithic theme of the kitchen emits a well-balanced sense of color to carry a coastal flavor. The display closet leaves space for the homeowners to personalize by dressing in different pieces, whose V-groove wood interior is mimicked by the island of the white color that adds synchrony to the kitchen. It feels like all elements sing in harmony that champions the white’s collaboration with the wood.

Industrial Style Kitchen With V Groove Island And Gray Cabinets

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Industrial Style Kitchen with V-groove Island and Gray Cabinets

Creating a kitchen design is not all about bringing matching elements all together. Sometimes what matters most is what the kitchen connotes for you. A workplace? A cozy place with sweet flavors? A sanctum? Which one? This home-design industrial kitchen, for instance, is reminiscent of a factory environment with giant pipes traversing the ceiling. Gray-colored cabinets feature a metallic effect to seamlessly reinforce the industrial vibes and blend with the stainless-steel appliances. The elements such as the V-groove island and wood floating shelves that execute cottage vibes are incorporated into the kitchen that quotes from two different styles. The walk-in pantry imitates the food storage heavily used in both styles, while its green glass-paneled door mixes with wood counter stools and flooring to make a counterpoint to the steel-dominant industrial kitchen.

Contemporary Kitchen With Full Height Backsplash And Two Tone Cabinetry

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Contemporary Kitchen with Full-Height Backsplash and Two-tone Cabinetry

Filled with color, this contemporary kitchen will make your appetite work up! The orange-colored vertically stacked subway tile backsplash goes all the way up to the ceiling to achieve full impact and brings a pocket of warmth. This expressive backsplash with its glossy surface adds depth and creates a sense of spaciousness in this small U-shaped kitchen, while the slab-front door cabinets reach the ceiling to compensate for the kitchen’s small size. Two orange modern design counter stools paired with the peninsula greet the eye-catching backsplash. This compact and self-contained kitchen proves that any, even if it is small, can serve at a full capacity as long as it is well-curated.

Full Height Tile Backsplash

Full-height backsplashes can be divided into two categories: slab or single piece backsplashes and tile backsplashes. Even though both are impactful in creating expressive backsplash designs, there are some distinctive features to distinguish them. For instance, the latter is made of separate tiles. Thus, it allows using different grouts, various patterns, and shapes, including 3D designs. In other words, you can easily create any impact you want to achieve for your kitchen with full-height tile backsplashes.

Full Height Subway Tile Backsplash

Subway tiles suit every theme and style, while they add a timeless and classic look at the same time. They can be stacked vertically, horizontally, and even diagonally to achieve different effects to improve the overall look of the kitchen.

Transitional Kitchen With Full Height Backsplash And Wood Shelves

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Transitional Kitchen with Full-Height Backsplash and Wood Shelves

In this transitional kitchen, the white subway tile backsplash goes all the way up to the ceiling to compensate for the lack of the upper cabinets and expands the kitchen horizontally. Wood floating shelves, wood recessed-panel cabinets, and white quartzite countertops compose a minimal palette that brings a strong sense of cohesion, while the floor-to-ceiling windows foster a bright and fresh cooking space in the kitchen. The utility objects such as the hood and stove almost remain out of sight: the hood is hidden in a white-painted wood cabinet and a black electronic stove installed on the countertop only adds a slight contrast. Floor tiles with floral patterns and a white-black palette stand out as a statement-making piece and enhance the visual scheme of the kitchen. Additionally, the combination of wood and floral designs brings a generous sense of warmth and nature.

White Cabinets With Blue Island And White Quartz Countertops

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White Cabinets with Blue Island and White Quartz Countertops

In this L-shaped spacious kitchen, the white palette executes purity, freshness, and a sense of spaciousness. The blue island situated in the heart of the room injects a small dose of color. This massive island’s paneled torso adds a traditional look, serving the kitchen as an extra prep zone and providing ample storage space. It also brings a layered look and connects the two edges of this spacious kitchen. The running-style rug with white and blue horizontal lines and blue-painted range hood compliment the blue island. White cabinets harmonize so well with the white walls that they almost seem camouflaged. Caged pendants over the island carry a farmhouse flair, and dark wood flooring adds a dramatic look.

Blue Cabinets With White Quartz Countertops And White Full Height Backsplash

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Blue Cabinets with White Quartz Countertops and White Full-Height Backsplash

Don’t you also feel arrested by this kitchen’s ravishing color scheme? What about the duck galloping the imaginary bread crumbles on the table? Placed next to the oranges, this duck sculpture adds a playful touch, and the lighting fixture with orange-shaped glass balls gives the impression of branching out from a tree, which in return increases the playful character of the kitchen. The blue teal cabinets bring life to the kitchen and partner well with the white subway tile backsplash that adds brightness, while the mirror-installed cabinet doors reflect the room and add another interesting element. All these playful elements bring consistency, while the oriental rugs change the aura of the room and take your eyes on a colorful journey.

White Cabinets With Wood Island And Black Range Hood

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White Cabinets with Wood Island and Black Range Hood

In this transitional kitchen, the welcoming ambiance is achieved with the purity and the freshness of the white cabinets and white backsplash. The light-tone wood island channels a sense of warmth and color while the black range hood brings a contrast. Not to leave the black all alone, the black wall sconces jump in the line to add a gesture to the white backsplash and support the range hood. The brass lighting fixture spices up the interior space and communicates a sense of luxury. As it is installed on the same line as the range hood, it gives the illusion of a 3D fixture from certain perspectives, perhaps unconsciously creating a different version of anamorphic art. What do you think?

Transitional Kitchen With Oak Cabinets And A Black Island

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Transitional Kitchen with Oak Cabinets and a Black Island

In this transitional kitchen, wood texture is mixed with a black and white palette to achieve a striking look with a dash of warmth. The custom-made oak cabinets designate the perimeter side of the kitchen, while the black island as the connecting piece between the open-plan kitchen and the rest of the room paints a beautiful contrast. A duo of black pendants and white-cushioned counter stools with stencil legs complete the look of the island, while the black countertop over the perimeter cabinets is paired with a white full-height backsplash that continues the contrast and elevates the look of the kitchen. Thanks to the wood-flooring, the strength of the black is diluted gently, and the kitchen captures a well-balanced and soothing atmosphere.

What is a full-height backsplash?

A full-height backsplash also referred to as slab backsplash, unlike the standard versions, can go all the way up to the ceiling or stretch between the top of the countertop and the bottom of the upper cabinets. They are perfect options if you want to make a statement with your backsplash.

Also, if you find the upper cabinets overwhelming but also don’t yield for empty dull wall surfaces, you can prefer a full-height backsplash that will elevate the overall look of the kitchen immediately and create eye-appealing wall surfaces.

Beach Style Cabinets With White Cabinets And Marble Full Height Backsplash

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Beach-Style Cabinets with White Cabinets and Marble Full-Height Backsplash

If you are a hard worker with no time to have a vacation, then why not create a beach-style kitchen just to carry that coastal flavor to your home? This kitchen gives you many clues on how to do so. The wicker pendants and rattan counter stools with tapered legs are an excellent combination to call for beach vibes. The mixture of blue and white is almost vital to create a coastal feeling. The dark-blue island features the same frequency as the deep-sea blue that adds elegance and allure, and the marble tile backsplash with modest veins provides a natural background instead of reinforcing a man-made look. Brass accents such as the pot filler and faucet add a splash of color to soften the white-dominant look.

Contemporary Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets And White Countertops

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Contemporary Kitchen with Dark Wood Cabinets and White Countertops

In this U-shaped contemporary kitchen, the extensive use of wood creates a soothing ambiance and brings nature into the indoors. The dark wood upper cabinets reach the ceiling, giving the illusion of a taller kitchen, whose flat-front doors are paired with black lip pull notches that are both a functional and aesthetic touch. The gray-white matchstick tile backsplash helps stainless steel utility objects blend seamlessly, while white countertops add brightness. Thanks to the egalitarian approach the kitchen adopted, every element feels unique enough without overpowering each other.

Traditional Kitchen With White Cabinets And Blue Island

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Traditional Kitchen with White Cabinets and Blue Island

The stunning combination of blue and white is the highlight of this kitchen that brings a sense of spaciousness and freshness. The blue subway tile backsplash with white grout peeks out behind the cabinets. The white frame of the range hood dressing ends on the countertop that distinguishes the stove backsplash from the rest. This backsplash with blue floral patterns on a white backdrop adds a classic look, punctuated by a shiny pot filler. Glass-fronted upper cabinets and display shelves add visual interest. White countertops coating the perimeter cabinetry and the island create a continuous design. The large blue island communicates with the blue backsplash. The semi-globe-shaped pendants with brass accents capture a sense of warmth with the beautiful rattan chairs, which brings a strong sense of cohesion.

Ravishing Farmhouse Kitchen With Brick Backsplash And White Cabinets

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Ravishing Farmhouse Kitchen with Brick Backsplash and White Cabinets

The exposed brick walls are growing its popularity, which is embraced in this farmhouse kitchen as well. They are great at achieving a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, one of the required qualities of the kitchens. The ceiling beams assist these ravishing reddish-brown wall surfaces and make them seem more accessible to the human-reach. The arched window with a wooden frame evokes visual interest and brings a classy look. The oversized farmhouse sink sits with its bulky body, benefiting from the outdoor view. The gray countertops topping the white shaker cabinets feature a metallic effect.

Full Height Herringbone Tile Backsplash

Herringbone tiles date back to Ancient Rome, where they were used to construct the roads to increase their resistance, firmness, and durability. Having been named after the herring fish due to tiles’ resemblance to the bone structure of the fish, they also have an interesting story.

They are laid at a 45-degree angle, which gives them these unique forms that look like a fishbone. Even though they are classic in their nature and favored as floor covering, they have made an entrance to the world market as backsplash tiles. Very much welcomed by transitional kitchens that combine modern and traditional, herringbone tile backsplashes have become the symbol of this transition as they gain a modern character while maintaining that classy look.

White Cabinetry With Wood Floating Shelves And Full Height Backsplash

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White Cabinetry with Wood Floating Shelves and Full-Height Backsplash

This all-white kitchen is characterized by the wood and its fluent style thanks to the homogenous look, rustic flair, and smooth finishes. To keep the dynamics up, a scene of nature is invited into the kitchen with the window that puts the kitchen in a dialogue with the surroundings. The white and modern finishes create a refined look and upgrade the kitchen mood, while the white chevron full-height backsplash becomes the visual focal point of the kitchen and gives a facelift. As the island extends into a table and turns into a dining zone, the kitchen seems wider and taller in the vertical axis of the kitchen. As bold fixtures, black counter stools create a dramatic effect, while the gold faucet, wood floating shelves, and brass lighting fixtures bring warmth and a splash of color that frame the transitional character of the kitchen perfectly.

Contemporary Kitchen With Chevron Backsplash And White Countertops

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Contemporary Kitchen with Chevron Backsplash and White Countertops

Bold and exceptional, this gray-oriented contemporary kitchen exudes elegance with the amazing combination of white and gray. The chevron backsplash stands out with its white grout, while the gray flat-panels cabinets’ hardware of the same color seems almost camouflaged, only adding a dimension. The white Premium Natural quartz countertops and floating shelves bring brightness to the kitchen to avoid a gloomy blook and evoke visual interest. The island mirrors the perimeter kitchen scheme and helps create a spatial context in this open-plan kitchen. A beverage cooler is tucked under the island, while the island topping’s extension makes a room for modern counter stools. The black pendants create a beautiful ambiance, and the light wood flooring enhances the color and texture scheme of the kitchen.

Transitional Kitchen With Gray Cabinets And White Countertops

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Transitional Kitchen with Gray Cabinets and White Countertops

Using contrasting colors captures an impactful look, as it is realized in this transitional kitchen. The white cabinets and quartz countertops build an expressive contrast with the black island, and chevron pattern backsplash tiles with black grout support this contrast. The use of small-format chevron tiles achieves a busy look that dominates the kitchen. Brass lighting fixtures and hardware bring glamor and communicate a sense of luxury, while the stainless-steel apron-front and other utility objects add extra shining and serve as mirrors. The custom-design island houses this column going up to the ceiling that is in harmony with the countertop while portraying contrast to the island base.

The Monochromatic Kitchen With Gray Cabinets And White Countertops

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The Monochromatic Kitchen with Gray Cabinets and White Countertops

Sleek look, smooth and clean finishes, luminous surfaces! This monochromatic transitional kitchen combines these three features and brings a homogeneous look. The white chevron backsplash with gray grout stands out as the statement-making piece as all the other elements are kept very minimalist. The kitchen’s clutter-free look and lack of decorative items highlight the harmony of gray and white. The polished chrome pot filler in harmony with the chrome hardware, stainless steel appliances, and the island’s gray countertop. Warmth and color are brought to the kitchen by light wood flooring without stealing anything from the uniform look of the kitchen.

Full Height Hexagon Tile Backsplash

Hexagons, also known as honeycomb tiles, feature a very intriguing geometric shape and refer back to nature and bee life. Thus, when you integrate them into your kitchen’s scheme, you also incorporate a biophilic design. The fact that they come in various shapes and colors means that they can achieve any effect you opt for for your kitchen design. Plus, their full-height versions add extra drama and beautify your kitchen generously.

Two Tone Cabinetry With Full Height Backsplash And Black Leather Stools

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Two-tone Cabinetry with Full-Height Backsplash and Black Leather Stools

This kitchen is like a visual feast where you can rest your eyes for a very long time. The wood’s soothing effect fills the kitchen perfectly and keeps the energy flowing. Its combination with white quartz countertops and white upper cabinets adds extra freshness and brightness to the contemporary design. The marble backsplash with picket tile patterns brings an interesting look and elevates the overall look of the kitchen instantly. The modernized version of brass sputnik lighting fixture hangs over the island and adds a luxurious feel and allure. The dark wood flooring blends in perfectly with the wood cabinets, while black leather counter stools match the black veins on the flooring. Also, the wood’s natural texture and stains find reflection on the marble’s visual scheme.

Contemporary Kitchen With Marble Full Height Backsplash And Blue Cabinets

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Contemporary Kitchen with Marble Full-Height Backsplash and Blue Cabinets

In this beautiful contemporary kitchen, a bunch of sunlight dives into the kitchen through the zebra window shades and creates a sense of playfulness, while the full-height white picket tile marble backsplash forms an intriguing backdrop and imposes a smooth transition and elegance. White quartz envelops the countertops, and the blue paints the base cabinets that bring a ripple of color into the kitchen. The blue island sits gently in a conversation with the rest of the kitchen, partnered with black counter stools with sea-shell-shaped backs. These stools add an interesting geometric shape in addition to the picket tile backsplash, while black appliances achieve a sharp contrast softened with light wood flooring.

All White Traditional Kitchen With Raised Panel Cabinets And Dark Wood Flooring

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White Traditional Kitchen with Raised-Panel Cabinets and Dark Wood Flooring

Thanks to the white chimney hood, raised-panel cabinets, and stylish counter stools, this all-white traditional kitchen looks chic and sophisticated. As every piece stands on its own and adds a unique character to the kitchen, the impeccable integrity of all the elements feels very inspiring. For instance, the white marble penny tile backsplash achieves a timeless and modern look, and its full-length scale draws your eyes up, emphasizing the grandeur of the traditional kitchen. Marble countertops exuding elegance complement the cabinets perfectly. The island with beautiful legs and a paneled torso reinforces the elegant traditional look. It is paired with adjustable gorgeous counter stools that add a sense of luxury, while the custom panels cover the utility objects such as the range hood to offer a smooth and homogenous look. As one final touch, dark wood flooring breathes warmth and color into this all-white kitchen and highlights its classic look.

Transitional Kitchen With Crisp White Cabinets And Wood Island

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Transitional Kitchen with Crisp White Cabinets and Wood Island

Everything in this kitchen oozes with the generosity and the elegance of crisp white that gives an impactful look and freshness to the kitchen. The white takes the lead as a blank canvas to support other elements and also plays a major role in it. The nuanced touches such as a rusted wall sconce over the window and wood island bring a rustic feel and add warmth and color, only to be contrasted with the industrial lighting fixtures and nickel finish hardware that compose an unnatural and man-made look. The combination of old and new, organic and artificial, and textured and sleek plays out throughout the space that achieves a surprising harmony.

Gray Flat Front Cabinets With Black Full Height Backsplash And Waterfall Island

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Gray Flat-Front Cabinets with Black Full-Height Backsplash and Waterfall Island

The beautiful greenery peeking behind the window brings enough color to the kitchen to allow for a monochromatic interior space under the hegemony of gray and black. The rest is built upon the gray and black palette that evokes infinity and versatility. Gray flat-front cabinets are in complete unity with the gray countertops, while the lightly veined black hexagon backsplash tiles almost seem to have lost their edges and are well-connected with each other, tricking you to believe that the backsplash is a single piece. The gray waterfall island features unique anatomy and coexists with a light wood table. By starting at a lower level, the wood table adds a layered look and distinguishes itself.

What is standard kitchen backsplash height?

Standard kitchen backsplashes measure 4 inches and they start right above the countertop, only covering a relatively small area to protect the wall from the stains. From that perspective, they are preferred mostly for functional purposes.

Transitional Kitchen With Gray Backsplash And Blue Island

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Transitional Kitchen with Gray Backsplash and Blue Island

The horizontally-laid gray backsplash with white grout brings a playful scene that elevates the overall look of the kitchen immediately. Hexagons elongated edges add a modern flair that highlights the transitional character of the kitchen, while the white shaker cabinets achieve a more traditional look. The waterfall island is another modern touch but synchronizes well with other elements. Its blue base topped with a white quartz countertop adds a splash of color, under which you find four low-back tucked counter stools to create a clutter-free look and expand the walkway. Sand swept wood flooring carries a coastal vibe, while the black-framed pendant takes you back in time. Even though it combines a variety of characters, this transitional kitchen still manages to achieve cohesion.

White Backsplash With Green Cabinets And Brown Granite Countertops

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White Backsplash with Green Cabinets and Brown Granite Countertops

The combination of brown, green, and white creates a fresh and welcoming ambiance. The brown granite countertops topping the green cabinets are an excellent combination, reflecting soil and nature respectively. Oil-rubbed bronze hardware adds extra charm to the green cabinets, and their combination with the brown countertops becomes the visual point of the kitchen. Wood floating shelves bring a warm touch to the all-white backsplash, while the ceramic picket tile backsplash offers a neutral background for other elements to make the statement. The dark wood flooring finalizes the overall look of the kitchen.

Full Height Chevron Tile Backsplash

Chevrons are like an inverted V-pattern and add movement to your kitchen walls. If you wish to use them as a full-height backsplash, they will look like arrows that guide you and draw your eyes up to the ceiling. This will not only look stylish but also create the illusion of a taller kitchen and expand the kitchen visual scheme with a playful design. But it doesn’t mean that they don’t look classy. Chevron tile backsplashes come in different colors and materials and are effective to create any design desired for the kitchen.

Traditional Kitchen With White Cabinets And Black Island

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Traditional Kitchen with White Cabinets and Black Island

The marble chevron backsplash stands out right above the white quartz countertops and goes up all the way to the ceiling to achieve full impact. The oversized white range hood dressing neighbors two white floating shelves on both sides, and they create a symmetrical look. The black island paints a sharp contrast to the white countertops and white wall-mounted cabinets on the right side. The brass wall sconces, a gold faucet, and a gold chandelier add charm and warmth to the modern design. The woven rattan chairs evoke a coastal flavor that goes well with the sand-swept flooring.

Yellow Raised Panel Cabinets With Full Height Backsplash And Gray Quartz Countertops

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Yellow Raised-Panel Cabinets with Full Height Backsplash and Gray Quartz Countertops

Who can resist the striking look of the yellow base cabinets? The beige raised-panel cabinets, the wood range hood, and gray quartz countertops neutralize the yellow cabinets and bring a soothing effect. The black hardware on the cabinets adds a more classic look despite the presence of modern combinations. The full-height white chevron mosaic backsplash gives a wallpaper effect that dresses all nude surfaces on the wall. The brown ceramic floors harmonize beautifully with the wood range hood.

Transitional Kitchen With White Cabinetry With Wood Accents

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Transitional Kitchen with White Cabinetry with Wood Accents

The combination of classy and modern touches is well-portrayed in this transitional kitchen. The gray chevron backsplash, even though classic in its nature, turns into a modern element as a backsplash, and thanks to its chevron pattern, it becomes the visual focal point. The traditional and farmhouse flairs are brought into the kitchen with an apron-front sink, wood island, and the wood range hood, while dome pendants, a commercial faucet, and rain-drop-shaped lighting fixture feature a modern look. These two different characters harmonize beautifully in this kitchen.

Full Height Slab Backsplash

When we think of a full-height slab backsplash, we refer to a single piece that starts over the countertop and reaches the ceiling. These full-height slab backsplashes make great statement pieces that provide your kitchen with impactful designs. As they don’t have grouts and spaces between the tiles, they offer a seamless design.

Marble, porcelain, granite, concrete, and quartz are the most popular materials preferred for a full-height slab backsplash. But, how thick is a slab backsplash? The answer is slightly dependent on the material, but averagely, they are 3 cm. It is something to consider before deciding on getting a full-height slab backsplash.

Full Height Marble Slab Backsplash

If you want something elegant, then marble is the answer. Like granite, marble is another natural stone that effortlessly creates expressive wall designs as a kitchen backsplash. Due to its natural beauty and inherent veins, it looks stylish. In particular, the marble backsplashes are favored in contemporary kitchens as they suggest fluidity and flow while suiting the minimalist style and character of the contemporary at the same time.

If you decide on a marble slab backsplash, you might also consider matching the countertops with the backsplash to achieve a seamless design that will become the visual focal point of the kitchen. However, one advantage of them is that they need to be taken care of and sealed annually.

Gorgeous Kitchen With Gray Backsplash And Black Cabinets

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Gorgeous Kitchen with Gray Backsplash and Black Cabinets

The generously sized marble island leaves space for counter stools as it extends. This extension serves a decorative and functional purpose that suits the contemporary kitchen’s minimalist character. The recessed glass-fronted cabinet inserted in the column adds a layered look. So, this kitchen knows for sure how to make use of the space for its own interest. This is also supported by the full-height marble backsplash identical to the island. The floating shelves of the same marble add extra interest to the backsplash. The polished off-white concrete floor with black speckles enhances the texture scheme of the kitchen.

The Monochromatic Kitchen With Marble Full Height Backsplash And Cantilevered Island

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The Monochromatic Kitchen with Marble Full Height Backsplash and Cantilevered Island

The highlight of this kitchen is, without a doubt, the marble cantilevered island. With its eccentric shape, it becomes the visual focal point of the kitchen while also designating its contemporary character. If you are unsure about how to attach a certain personality to your kitchen, an island can help you. However, if you don’t have space for an island, then you can choose the backsplash as the statement piece. In this kitchen, for example, both are used, enveloped by marble. An extra slab of marble is also used to coat the range hood that sticks out as another cantilevered piece. To accompany the marble, ivory-colored flat-front cabinets are chosen to reinforce the contemporary visual scheme. Also, a purple glass-fronted upper cabinet jazzes up the rear wall and adds a splash of color.

Full Height Quartz Slab Backsplash

Quartz is very popular when it comes to kitchen backsplashes thanks to its several benefits. First of all, it is stain-resistant, doesn’t require sealing like other natural stones, and is non-porous, so it doesn’t allow for bacterial growth easily.

Secondly, as they have veinings, they can mimic marble backsplash, which makes it an alternative to marble. Last but not least, they can go easily with any style, be it transitional, contemporary, mid-century, or beach-inspired homes, and they elevate the overall look of the kitchen effortlessly.

Especially, if you want to get a full-height backsplash, a quartz slab backsplash is great to provide a neutral and plain background that looks chic and sophisticated in the meantime.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen With Sputnik Lighting Fixtures And White Sleek Surfaces

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Sputnik Lighting Fixtures and White Sleek Surfaces

Don’t you also feel at home, especially when you are this close to nature as it outstretches behind the windows? Leaving the curtains blank as an empty canvas is an excellent idea to benefit from the landscape view and natural light. When we look at the kitchen itself, we don’t see much except the essential furniture. The islands and range hood dressing fixture are vertically lined which is a reference to the kitchen’s farmhouse identity. The brass hardware on the cabinets and wood flooring add a splash of color and warmth. The full height quartz backsplash provide a sleek backdrop.

Mid Century Kitchen With Full Height Backsplash And Wood Cabinets

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Mid-Century Kitchen with Full Height Backsplash and Wood Cabinets

In this mid-century modern kitchen, the oversized windows paint the kitchen in natural light welcomed by earthy colors and textures. Wood as the key element of these kitchens is beautifully harmonized and saturated in the modern design. The full-height gray quartz slab backsplash provides a neutral background for wood textures to blend in easily. White quartz countertops and upper slab-front cabinets add brightness and soften the wood effect. The cabinets’ wood trims and backless wood counter stools add accent and bring a strong sense of cohesion. The quartz-topped island with a slight extension provides room to eat and increases the futility of the kitchen. Overall, with a great curation of wood and slab-front cabinets, this kitchen pulls off that mid-century look masterfully.

Should backsplash go all the way up?

There is no need unless you want to. But if you desire to achieve a more interesting and appealing look or don’t prefer upper cabinets, then instead of having a dull wall surface, you can choose a full-height backsplash to color the kitchen wall with interesting patterns, shapes, and colors to suit your kitchen theme.

Contemporary Kitchen With Wood Cabinets And Quartz Backsplash

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Contemporary Kitchen with Wood Cabinets and Quartz Backsplash

Contemporary kitchens established their fame by merging minimalism, geometry, and functionalism. The handle-free floor-to-ceiling wood cabinets exemplify the contemporary spirit perfectly with an emphasis on rectangular and square forms. In the meantime, they also maximize the storage capability of the kitchen. Plus, their slab-front surface looks visually appealing and minimalist. The white quartz panel backsplash and island countertop add reflective surfaces and benefit from the advantages the white color provides. The oversized waterfall island adds a sophisticated look while floating shelves bring visual interest. Lastly, the gray concrete flooring as a cost-effective and practical choice blends in beautifully with the rest of the kitchen.

White Cabinets With Black Island And Dark Wood Flooring

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White Cabinets with Black Island and Dark Wood Flooring

This astonishing transitional kitchen is an expert at saturating the traditional in modern design. The traditional wall cabinets draw your eyes up, proudly showing off its grandeur. The zebra-like patterned slab backsplash peeks behind the black range hood. The range hood’s sculptural bulky torso with brass accents develops a fascinating look that envelops the kitchen. We also encounter the brass accents on the cabinets and the lighting fixture that achieves cohesion. The black island synchronizes beautifully with the range hood. The black counter stools blend with the island and almost seem camouflaged.

Beach Inspired Kitchen With White Cabinets And Wood Accents

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Beach-inspired Kitchen with White Cabinets and Wood Accents

This beach-style kitchen feels fresh and inviting thanks to the impeccable integration of the white and wood cabinets. The white backsplash and countertops offer clean and sumptuous looks, while the full-height white backsplash with its luminous surface adds some extra shining. The wood floating shelves on the backsplash offsets the glossy effect to neutralize it and enhance the texture scheme. The rattan chairs harmonize with the wood island and light wood flooring, bringing a coastal flair. A duo of oversized cone-shaped lighting fixtures with brass accents serves to add visual interest.

Full Height Granite Slab Backsplash

Granite is a natural stone, strong and durable. With its porous surface, it evokes a tactile feel and stimulates your senses. You can recognize the granite stones with their square edges at the top and 1.25-inch thickness. When used as a backsplash, they look extremely stylish and rich, offering excellent backgrounds for your kitchen. Unfortunately, they are a bit pricy when compared to the other elements, especially if you want to get a full-height granite slab backsplash. But if you have the budget for it, they are worth it.

Contemporary Kitchen With Vaulted Ceiling And Black Granite Full Height Backsplash

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Contemporary Kitchen with Vaulted Ceiling and Black Granite Full Height Backsplash

This kitchen is a great example of how to turn the irregular shapes of the space into something unique. The white-painted curved ceiling is the highlight of this kitchen that contrasts the black-dominant kitchen. The floor-to-ceiling blackwood cabinets with lip pull notches add a very sumptuous look. The base wood cabinets soften this edgy presence. Black countertops and black granite with white speckles and veins bring a strong sense of cohesion.

Traditional Kitchen With Two Tone Cabinetry And Full Height Backsplash

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Traditional Kitchen with Two-tone Cabinetry and Full Height Backsplash

The furniture-like cabinets with an antique flair breathe history into the kitchen! The dark wood glass-fronted cabinet placed on the countertop evokes visual interest and a misplaced look as if accidentally perched upon it! But it is still a clever addition to exhibit your favorite kitchenware and humorous touch. The custom-design L-shaped wood island helps with better circulation and human traffic flow. While using the island as a prep zone, you don’t block the central way, thanks to cut-out. The white granite with brown veins echoes the kitchen’s visual scheme and brings a natural and classy look. However, the granite effect is offset by white subway tiles that carry a trending and modern look. Overall, this traditional kitchen with eclectic touches and playful twists offers an excellent working space!

Industrial Kitchen With Full Height Granite Slab Backsplash And Wood Cabinets

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Industrial Kitchen with Full-Height Granite Slab Backsplash and Wood Cabinets

Black pipes and a concrete floor! When we see these two elements together, we recognize the industrial spirit in this modern-industrial kitchen at first sight! Even though it is softened with wood cabinets, as is the case here! Thanks to the well-thought-out touches, the industrial look evolves and transforms into something more modern. Granite countertops go all the way up to the ceiling. It becomes a backsplash on the way that brings a very modern look. The granite’s natural veins replace the tile edges and allow for smooth transitions on the wall surface. Also, the cabinets’ flat-front doors reinforce the kitchen’s modern look.

Full Height Porcelain Slab Backsplash

Porcelain is an excellent choice for those looking for a seamless design. Plus, it is easy to clean and maintain and durable. They achieve the same impact marble and quartz backsplashes provide, so you can think of porcelain as a great alternative to marble and quartz.

Transitional Kitchen With White Cabinets And Porcelain Backsplash

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Transitional Kitchen with White Cabinets and Porcelain Backsplash

The intriguing shape of the kitchen creates a unique spatial context for other elements to fit in. For example, the custom-design island with a gray base mirrors the kitchen’s shape with diagonal extensions. The recessed cabinets are also fitted in the walls, which achieves a smooth look and expands the central walkway in this galley-style kitchen. As it is designed for a crowded family, the island’s extended edge serves as a sit-down meal zone. The full-height porcelain backsplash is a single piece that emphasizes the unity of the elements. This minimalist and clutter-free look of the kitchen stand out as a modern character. The brass accents and mid-century style counter stools attach a diversity that forms the overall look of this kitchen.

Two Tone Cabinetry With Porcelain Countertop And Backsplash

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Two-tone Cabinetry with Porcelain Countertop and Backsplash

If you love experimenting and contemporary kitchens, this kitchen’s arresting look will hook you at first sight.
Filled with bold fixtures and statement pieces, it is hard to decide which part is the visual focal point in this kitchen. The black wooden platform-like false ceiling installed over the island adds an extraordinary look. The full-functional island with light wood base cabinets and porcelain countertop speaks through warmth and luxury. The other edge of the island belongs to a waterfall island. At the rear of the kitchen, the blue upper and full-height cabinets add a splash of color. The porcelain backsplash coats the walls that bring cohesion and contrast to the kitchen in the meantime.

Contemporary Kitchen With Porcelain Full Height Backsplash And Waterfall Island

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Contemporary Kitchen with Porcelain Full-Height Backsplash and Waterfall Island

The minimalist and function-oriented kitchen project the contemporary spirit so well! The stunning contrasts, the porcelain-topped waterfall island, and flat-front sleek cabinets! All combine perfectly to make a statement about the beauty of minimalist nature. The faucet is replaced by a gold pot filler, where we find the ultimate example of a minimalist touch. The full-height porcelain backsplash becomes the visual point of the kitchen, championed by the accent lighting. This accent lighting also sets the tone of the kitchen, creating a cozy atmosphere. Contemporary kitchens also favor green touches or nude branches as is evident here.

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