Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022 Hottest and Tresndiest Backsplash Ideas

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Contemporary Kitchen with White Hexagon Backsplash and Floating Shelves

If you want a kitchen that doesn’t look like one, here you have an example. This tiny contemporary kitchen is fitted in a corner equipped with the flat-panel black upper and white base cabinets and is filled with modern retro appliances: a red refrigerator and oven that looks like a radio. They add an antique soul to the kitchen that contrasts with the contemporary flair. A white island with a bar table leg is paired with backless stools with red legs that harmonize beautifully with the kitchen’s overall scheme. The white hexagon tile backsplash gives you the impression of an incomplete puzzle. When combined with the toy-like decorative items displayed on the floating shelves, this contemporary kitchen gets dressed into another identity, looking inspiring, somehow serious but also entertaining.

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Contemporary Kitchen with a Star-pattern Backsplash and Cherry-shaped Lighting Fixtures

Here we are viewing a one-of-a-kind interior design with a cherry-shaped lighting fixture, whose redness is complemented by red counter stools. The slab-front gray upper cabinets go up to the ceiling to maximize the kitchen capacity for storage and make the kitchen look taller. The star-pattern backsplash and black glass-front cabinet enrich the visual scheme of the kitchen. If you desire to jazz up the kitchen, the backsplash can easily create diversity, as is here. To achieve a trendy look, you can also add a sense of humor. It could be a red toy dog and fake cupcakes.

Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

A backsplash not only protects your kitchen walls from stains but also aestheticizes them, which makes the backsplash the most essential element of your kitchen. Besides its functional aspect, a kitchen backsplash can bring the all elements together and help to create visually pleasing spaces! But what about the kitchen backsplash trends 2022? Even though there are times when specific patterns gain more popularity, for backsplashes, it would be safe to say that none of them goes out of style.

Still, some backsplash styles stand out in 2022. Among these kitchen backsplash trends 2022, we can count mirror, metal, patterned, subway tile, and geometric tile backsplashes as well as wallpaper designs. Also, open wall surfaces are preferred to create an airy and spacious feeling. At this point, full-height kitchen backsplashes come into the picture to replace the upper cabinets. Especially, solid stone slab backsplashes with inherent veins and movements are favored to create stunning kitchen designs. So, to find more about the trendiest backsplash ideas in 2022, keep reading!

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Black Cabinets with White Quartz Countertops

Half-black and half-white backsplash tiles! Should we start from the tile’s unique geometric shape or its striking contrast? Without a doubt, this eye-popping backsplash is the statement piece of the kitchen. Transparent counter stools accentuate the black’s presence beautifully, while the range hood clad in black paneling forms a uniform body with the rest of the kitchen.

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Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets and Solid Slab Backsplash

This stylish transitional kitchen combines classy elements with modern textures. The elegant coupling of dark blue cabinets with dark wood flooring fosters a sophisticated look, while brass hardware, gold plumbing fixtures, and sharp nuances on the counter stools communicate a sense of warmth and luxury. The white solid slab backsplash with dark blue veining not only provides a seamless look but also beautifully harmonizes with the cabinets and the countertops of the same material.

White Mosaic Tiles

The elegant glass and marble mix rhomboid design backsplash tile

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Modern white frosted and clear glass thin linear clean look backsplash tile.

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Large size white chevron marble mosaic tile for kitchen and bathroom projects.

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Gray Cabinets with Wood Accents and Vintage Lighting Fixtures

The high-ceiling kitchen is awash with a soil palette that emanates warmth thanks to the exposed wooden beams, wood trim of the range hood, wood flooring, and island. The waterfall island’s wavy edges evoke visual interest, while its shiplap-clad torso emits farmhouse vibes. The versatility suggested by the gray cabinets is well-coordinated with wood accents, black vintage pendants, and a full-height marble subway tile backsplash, which creates a stunning look.

What Is The Kitchen Backsplash Trend for 2022?

Kitchens are the most frequently visited zones of a house, which makes them the heart of it. Thus, it is no wonder that we all want something inspiring for our kitchens. So, we ask: What is the kitchen backsplash trend for 2022? Don’t get surprised if you encounter subway tile, marble, solid stone, and geometric backsplashes in this list, which we all know as timeless classics.

In 2022, what makes a trendy look is more than what your backsplash is. It is more about how you combine it with other elements. For instance, you will see examples of how a backsplash pattern is also applied to coat the floors and clad the island base to achieve a cohesive look. Mirror backsplashes, for instance, will serve to bring integrity in open-plan layouts while reflecting the other parts of the room from various angles. Wallpapers will surprise you with their unconventional designs. If you are ready, scroll down to see some examples.

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Wood Flat-Panel Cabinets and Exposed Brick Walls and Waterfall Island

Exposed brick is a timeless material that conveys warmth, an earthy feel, and raw charm. If you favor contemporary kitchens famous for their futuristic and refined style but still desire to incorporate something raw that refers back to nature or outdoors, then brick walls are perfect for you. Here, for instance, marble backsplash and exposed brick walls are tied together, while brick serves as a shelter to the backsplash. The vent hood suspended over the island acts as an oversized lighting fixture, while the stove on the island functions as a tray from which you can directly serve yourself. The dual identity light wood slab-front door cabinets merge contemporary with wood and help all elements blend.

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Transitional Kitchen with Two-type Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Thanks to the blue cabinets with brass hardware, this transitional kitchen abounds in colors and fosters a vibrant environment. Vertically laid white subway ceramic tile backsplash designates the cooking zone, while the rest of the kitchen is coated with wallpapers that echo the kitchen’s color scheme. The subway tiles take us back to the 1970s London subways, while wallpaper evokes homey feelings and helps the kitchen bond with the house’s general theme. If you desire your kitchen to look trendy in 2022, you can combine two different styles. Why not take inspiration from this transitional kitchen with an eclectic subtext?

Is backsplash going out of style?

No! A backsplash is vital to every kitchen both for functional and aesthetic reasons. It is essential to create a backdrop theme and to protect the walls from grease, stains, and steam.

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Industrial Kitchen with Gray Concrete Countertops and Two-tone Cabinetry

No ornaments, just smooth and clean surfaces! This U-shaped small industrial kitchen features a long linear lighting fixture, distressed wood flooring, and gray concrete countertops that reflect the industrial soul perfectly. The handle-free flat-panel cabinets suggest the functional and minimal look that industrial kitchens adopt. The combination of wood and black cabinets brings a very masculine character that plays out throughout the open-plan room, while the cabinets’ style highlights the modern subtext of the kitchen. The corner wood shelves provide the necessary contrast needed to expand the visual scheme. Overall, it looks daring and concise.

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Gray Cabinets with Multi-faceted Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Don’t you think that this contemporary kitchen looks very chic? The combination of glass, marble, and metal creates a bold backsplash that becomes the visual focal point effortlessly. The gray cabinets, chrome hardware, and white countertops generously compliment the backsplash. For a trendy look, you can combine different materials in your backsplash. A mixture of glamorous, natural, neutral tones and materials achieve a well-balanced look as is here.

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Beach-Style Kitchen with Blue Cabinets and Gray Backsplash

The combination of white and blue is a staple in beach-style kitchens, and this one is not an exception. The intertwined circles with specified central dots colonize the backsplash and become the visual focal point. Its gray backdrop evokes versatility, while the gray chevron style laminate parquet supports the cool vibes the backsplash and blue cabinets emit.

Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Subway tile is one of the most popular patterns that fit into any style, which makes them indispensable. This classic tile has always been a safe choice in the kitchens and will continue to be so. The original size of the subway tiles is 3 x 6 inches. However, you can find different size options such as 2 x 4, 4 x 8, 6 x 12, or 10 x 20 inches. You can try these different sizes to give different visual impacts to your kitchen walls.

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Industrial Kitchen with Gray Cabinets and V-groove Island

In this kitchen, the industrial theme is characterized by professional stainless steel appliances, gray cabinets, and giant pipes. These elements are combined with organic materials, such as wood floating shelves and light wood flooring, to make a counterpoint and create homey feelings. So, the industrial vibes undergo the cottage-kitchen effect. The V-groove island and forest-green pantry door soften the solid industrial vibes and emit cozy vibes even though the giant pipe located on the ceiling might trick you into thinking that they belong to a factory!

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Transitional Kitchen with Blue Island and White Cabinets

One of the longest islands you could ever see sits in this kitchen in an open conversation with the rest. Its dreamy blue color activates your imagination while it is masterfully paired with a white quartz countertop, white cabinets, and a white glass subway tile backsplash design. This backsplash builds upon that dream effect with its luminous surface, while the island and upper cabinets reaching the ceiling ooze together with the fresh and bright atmosphere of the kitchen. Also, the island’s curved edges add a soft character, complemented by light tone wood flooring that seals the overall look of the kitchen.

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Wood Cabinets with White Subway Backsplash and Marble Countertops

Clean lines and slab-front cabinets lend a modern feel to this farmhouse kitchen, supported by a white glass subway tile backsplash and marble countertops. The wood texture of the cabinets and wood flooring contribute warm tones and textures. The blue island adds a splash of color, while the rattan chairs bring a rustic charm.

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Blue Cabinets with Brass Accents and White Countertops

In this beach-inspired kitchen, a tranquil atmosphere rests. A white subway tile backsplash and white countertops coupled with blue cabinets achieve a refreshing feeling. Wood floating shelves, brass accents, and gold plumbing fixtures contribute warming tones to give a natural charm. The V-groove island and peninsula add movement to the cabinets and prepares an inviting surface for the interplay of light and shadow.

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Green Flat-Panel Cabinets with Floating Shelves and Green Basketweave Backsplash

At first sight, this kitchen may look ordinary with forest-green flat-panel cabinets paired with brass accents, which echoes a vintage look, especially when paired with a vintage rug. However, it is more than that. The green glass basketweave backsplash offers a glossy effect, contrasting the matte finish of the cabinets, while rattan chairs and wood floating shelves emit rustic vibes. Contrasts come together to make a statement. And with a second look, this single-wall kitchen looks like a study room; an island-to-be is more like a study desk. In this kitchen, what makes a difference is the concept of experimenting and playful touch that adds another entity to the kitchen. If you are after innovative ideas and trendy looks, this kitchen offers a unique perspective.

Vertical Tile Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Vertical tile backsplashes add movement to the wall surfaces and make the kitchen look taller than it is. Especially, if they are taken up to the ceiling, they achieve full impact and create expressive wall surfaces without a doubt.

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Vertical Tile Kitchen Backsplash Trend 2022 and White Countertops

Abound in colors, this contemporary kitchen warms you at first sight. If you have a small kitchen and live in a cold country, you can benefit from a smart combination of colors and a bold backsplash to develop an eye-appealing background. Here, for instance, the orange polished vertical tile kitchen backsplash goes all the way up. As the tiles are laid vertically, they give the illusion of a taller kitchen, supported by the flat-panel cabinetry that also reaches the ceiling. Its luminous surface and vibrant color achieve a trendy look and brighten the kitchen expertly, which compensates for the lack of windows. The rest features neutral-colored cabinetry and white countertops to complete the overall look.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Wood Cabinets and Full-Height Kitchen Backsplash Trend 2022

One way to create a trendy kitchen look is to choose a full-height backsplash going all the way up to the ceiling. In this contemporary kitchen, the brown vertical tile backsplash becomes the visual focal point of the kitchen while offering an earthy feel and a dynamic visual scheme. The curved wall edges are mimicked by the wood-base island with round edges, while the two cylinder-shaped range hoods and LED lighting fixtures synchronize beautifully.

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Wood Cabinets with Half-Waterfall Island and White Backsplash

The island and wood cabinets contribute to the kitchen’s overall theme as warming elements, while the black faucet, pendants, and appliances orchestrate a contrast. The marble countertop material and vertically stacked tile backsplash add layers of texture to encourage us to be mindful of our senses. The half-waterfall island lends a modern feel while wood breaks down its too modern look.

Fish Scale Tile Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Also known as mermaid and scallop tiles, fish scale tiles are admirable for their intriguing patterns and suit best the beach-inspired kitchens when used as a kitchen backsplash. Particularly, the turquoise tones of these tiles create an impression of an ocean or a wavy sea. Depending on the effect you desire for your kitchen, you can also choose matte, semi-gloss, and gloss finishes and sharp or flat tips to develop an impactful background.

Last but not least, these tiles allow you to experiment while laying the tiles. In addition to the tip-up and tip-down versions, you can come up with more complex patterns.

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Coastal Kitchen with Blue Island and White Cabinets

This beautiful coastal kitchen communicates a sense of luxury with its luminous surfaces. From the island to the backsplash and counters, they are either polished or lacquered to achieve a glossy effect. The white cabinets paired with white quartz countertops add extra freshness and a summerish feeling. The blue island, French bistro counter stools, and the blue-colored fish scale tile backsplash carry a coastal flavor. Also, the brass accents add extra charm.

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White Cabinets with Quartz Countertops and Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

The stunning backsplash in blue hues creates a dynamic visual scheme, contrasted by the island’s wood base. These two strong characters carry a mid-century flair, while white cabinets and quartz countertops offer a perfect carte blanche for other elements to paint upon. The bronze cabinet handle and globe-shaped pendants with bronze hardware reinforce the contrast and add a dash of charm.

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Midcentury Kitchen with White Cabinets and Fish Scale Tile Backsplash

Even though midcentury kitchens are best known for their wood-oriented character, a crisp white mid-century kitchen is also a thing that offers a stylish look. A splash of color is brought into this all-white kitchen with the dark blue fish scale tile backsplash. It not only brings color but also a dash of interesting patterns to make a statement and add a personality. Thanks to the wood counter stools, black pendants, and hardware, the kitchen feels more dynamic.

Geometric Tile Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Geometric tile kitchen backsplashes introduce eclectic forms and exciting patterns that can easily go with any style. They stand out as statement pieces and become the visual focal point of the kitchen effortlessly. If you want something homey and more traditional, you can choose patterns reminding you of flowers.

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Blue Cabinets with Brass Accents and Diamond Backsplash

The muted blue conjures up a soothing atmosphere and narrates the story of this transitional kitchen. The white ceramic backsplash offers a neutral backdrop, while its golden grout and diamond pattern adds charm to it. Brass hardware and glass-front cabinets generate visual interest. Especially, the cabinets look like tiny windows as if surveilling the kitchen. The star-patterned floor tiles envelop the kitchen with warmth and achieve a timeless but trendy look.

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Scandinavian Kitchen and Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Without a doubt, this kitchen loves geometry! Triangles, squares, rectangles, and circular forms! Each shape has a representation referred to in different set-ups of the kitchen. For instance, the eye-catching geometric patterns colonize the backsplash and island, while the island’s light wood extension creates unique anatomy. The circular forms find embodiment in the short-legged bar stools, somehow all capturing integrity. Thanks to the slab-front cabinets and butcher block countertops, the kitchen enmeshes rustic charm with contemporary vibes. If you opt for something trendy and are a big fan of geometric forms, this kitchen is full of inspiration.

What is a timeless kitchen backsplash?

A timeless kitchen backsplash, contrary to trending ones, creates an eye-appealing surface that will surpass the test of time easily. For the same reason, a neutral backsplash rather than something fancy would make it timeless. Solid slab backsplashes are a great example. Thanks to their inherent veins and movements, they present both timeless and elegant looks and can fit into any style, be it modern, contemporary, transitional, or traditional.

Another example is subway tile backsplashes. Just like solid slab backsplashes, they also offer a timeless look and go well with any style. The fact that they can be laid in various forms generates different effects. Likewise, the grout color between the tiles can serve as another definitive feature to achieve the effect you desire for your kitchen.

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Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets and Waterfall Island

This transitional kitchen is brimming with extraordinary pieces. The white hex backsplash with black grout and the modern waterfall island with the wood base! They make bold statements while merging old and new and portraying a beautiful contrast. Wood floating shelves accentuate the backsplash and capture a rustic flair. Complemented with wood flooring and the island’s wood base, shelves gain integrity with the rest of the kitchen to bring a sense of cohesion.

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Slate Blue Cabinets with White Backsplash and White Quartz Countertops

In this Southwestern kitchen, slate blue cabinets harmonize beautifully with the white 4-inch backsplash and white quartz countertops, while the wood floating shelves add a rustic flair. The kitchen is brought to life with the Native American Indian rug that adds personality. Its local character colonizes the kitchen to make a statement.

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Marble Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022 and White Cabinets with Blue Island

The full-height white marble backsplash is the highlight of the kitchen, while its herringbone pattern adds another layer of texture and visual interest. The wood floating shelves, trim of the white range hood, and wood backless counter stools bring warmth and soften the white look, supported by the blue island. Wall sconces and pendants with brass accents and brass hardware communicate a sense of luxury. If you desire a trendy look for your kitchen, you may choose a full-height backsplash to put on display. Secondly, a herringbone pattern marble makes a good choice, which combines old and new.

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Transitional Kitchen with Waterfall Island and Marble Backsplash

This transitional kitchen achieves a timeless look thanks to the diamond-shaped stone backsplash. It looks very trendy as it features a marble-made structure and a geometric form that is fully on display. The waterfall island topped with book matching marble is another modern look modified with brass accents to emphasize a transitional kitchen character. Likewise, the counter stools with brass accents show that they belong to the island.

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Mid-Century Kitchen with Geometric Pattern Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Vintage made a return and has become the new trend. In this mid-century kitchen, for instance, we have been exposed to a similar flair thanks to the combination of wood flat front cabinets and geometric pattern blue backsplash. The backsplash’s bold character becomes the visual focal point of the kitchen that sets the kitchen’s overall tone. If you opt for a trendy look with a combination of old and new, this kitchen shows how to do it.

How do I choose a kitchen backsplash?

Before choosing a kitchen backsplash, there are a couple of things you need to consider. First, what is the style of your kitchen? Do you want a modern or more traditional look? Or, do you want something neutral or more exciting and colorful? You may even consider your cabinet styles. But if you have shaker cabinets, then you are lucky, as they fit any style.

In today’s market, there are an infinite number of backsplash tiles in a wide range of colors, patterns, and shapes. Though, the diversity may lead to confusion and makes it hard to decide what is best. To have a more solid idea, you can take a look at our catalogs and see which combinations you love more.

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Contemporary Kitchen with White Backsplash and Wood Cabinets

The wood cabinets provide a natural look to the kitchen, and their ceiling-height form maximizes the capacity of storage. They also create the illusion of a taller kitchen. The long and linear hardware draws a parallel to vertical and horizontal extensions of the cabinets and emphasizes the geometric forms. Also, the white backsplash with intriguing geometric patterns expands the kitchen’s visual scheme to add more interest.

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Transitional Kitchen with White Cabinets and Gray Countertops

The combination of white and gray evokes versatility that suits the transitional kitchens that love mixing old and new. While gray countertops and white shaker cabinets harmonize beautifully, the glass tiles in gray hues become the visual focal point. These fun-shaped tiles look trendy and capture a modern flair effortlessly. Also, the wood range hood, dark wood flooring, and brass accents capture a sense of warmth and add a splash of color.

Metal Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

No backsplash can get closer to a metal kitchen backsplash to shout modernity and gleam as they offer a creative way to add interest and texture.

Metal backsplashes come in various shapes, colors, and finishes. First of all, not all of them have a shiny finish but a matte one for those looking for something simpler. Secondly, they can be molded into floral patterns or geometric forms in addition to their sheet formats. Thirdly, the types of metal such as brass, copper, zinc, and silver enrich the metal backsplash repertoire. To contribute warm tones, brass and copper are excellent options, while for cool vibes, silver can be a good candidate.

To achieve something different and natural-processed, oxidized copper panels are an interesting addition. These oxidized or sun and seawater exposed metal sheets offer a vintage look that is very much welcomed and incorporated in modern kitchens as well. Overall, for a trendy and unconventional look, a metal backsplash has all the answers for you.

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Contemporary Kitchens with Metal Backsplash and Wood Cabinets

Enveloped by two oversized patio doors that bring nature into the home, this contemporary kitchen is put into a dialogue with the surroundings. The wood cabinets with raw surfaces blend perfectly with the local characteristics of the environment. It is contrasted with stainless steel appliances and metal backsplash that contemporary kitchens look up to. The steel brings cold merging with the warm wood. The concrete floor suggests an outdoor way of living while making a counterpoint to the wood in the meantime. Overall, they are all in synchrony and synergy with the surroundings.

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White Flat-Panel Cabinets with Metal Kitchen Backsplash Trend 2022

In this single-wall contemporary kitchen, the metal backsplash adds accent and glam to the otherwise all-white kitchen. Combined with a dining table with cushioned counter stools, the ornament-free kitchen zone gives the impression of a wall-to-wall console rather than a cabinet. The wood top of the table and brownish cushions add a splash of warmth and soften the metallic effect. Overall, it looks well-balanced, unconventional, and engaging, which also summarizes the trendy look of 2022.

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Traditional Kitchen with Dark Blue Cabinets and Brass Accents

This tiny traditional kitchen champions the combination of dark blue cabinets with oil-rubbed bronze hardware and a gold plumbing fixture. To add depth and a sense of spaciousness, it benefits from the glass panel backsplash, the stove’s mirror door, and white quartz countertops. In addition to those, the white floating shelves help achieve an open and airy feel, while the floors are finished in wood to offer a heartwarming anti-thesis to the otherwise elegant and glamorous kitchen.

Patterned Tile Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Patterned tile kitchen backsplashes are best at evoking a visual interest and endowing your kitchen with entertaining wall surfaces. You can also use them only as a stove backsplash to diversify the overall look of your kitchen.

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Traditional Kitchen with White Cabinets and a Wood Oversized Island

This expansive kitchen’s each corner flows seamlessly into one another thanks to the white cabinets and wood treatments of the space. The oversized island feels like a generous invitation for a family gathering. The island’s wood base and front legs feature a traditional look, while its white man-made quartz countertop provides a strong anti-thesis to the wood’s rustic charm. The mosaic tile backsplash with golden dots is in synchrony with the counter stools’ backs with tiny holes. Also, the range hood features the same wood dressing as the island, which brings a strong sense of integrity.

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White Raised-Panel Cabinets with White and Blue Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

If you want to make a statement with your backsplash tile, you can combine two different patterns as is here: white subway tiles and a blue floral patterned backsplash. To achieve integrity with two backsplashes, a white and blue palette is used throughout the kitchen. For instance, the blue island upgrades the mood of the kitchen, while the white raised-panel cabinets on the perimeter guard the kitchen. As a final touch, the floor is finished with that hardwood flooring that fosters a cozy atmosphere.

Stone Slab Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Stone slab kitchen backsplashes are very popular and excellent options not only for a trendy but also a timeless look. Marble, granite, quartz, quartzite, and porcelain slab backsplashes execute elegance and elevate the overall look of the kitchen instantly. To achieve a full impact,
you can match the backsplash with flooring, countertops, or island top, or you can take the backsplash up the ceiling, which is also very trendy. Last but not least, covering the range hood with the same stone slab used for the backsplash offers a seamless design.

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Black Backsplash with Black Cabinets and Brown Leather Counter Stools

In this contemporary kitchen, the smooth black surfaces execute elegance, supported by a black soapstone backsplash. The bold character of the backsplash adds depth and blends in perfectly, while the warmth is brought into the kitchen with brown leather counter stools. The overhead cabinets’ lacquered surfaces are an excellent addition, letting them flirt with daylight playfully.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Gray Cabinets and Kitchen Backsplash Trend 2022

What distinguishes this contemporary kitchen is the matching backsplash and flooring. The flat-panel gray cabinets and open shelving are well-coordinated with the rest of the kitchen, while the floor-to-ceiling wood cabinets add warmth and a layer of texture. This kitchen gives an excellent idea for creating a trendy look for 2022: Match the backsplash with the flooring.

What is a kitchen backsplash?

A kitchen backsplash is made of a variety of materials, natural or man-made, such as marble, granite, ceramic, porcelain, etc. to cover the area above the countertop to protect the wall surface from grease, stains, and steam. Their standard versions are 4 inches. However, depending on the customer’s wish, they can go all the way up the ceiling to achieve a seamless design in the kitchen.

In other words, a kitchen backsplash is a must for functional and aesthetic purposes, which is why they will never be out of style.

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Full-Height Plywood Cabinets and Marble Backsplash with Black Counter Stools

The expansive windows filter the kitchen with natural light that blurs the distinction between the exterior and interior space, while the black window beams emphasize the distinction between the two. The floor-to-ceiling plywood cabinets are in excellent combination with brownish-gray marble slabs that refer back to nature and continue the organic feeling of the outdoors. The cabinets’ plain look merging with the busy pattern of the marble adds a sophisticated look. The kitchen island mirrors the perimeter concept of the kitchen, allowing each detail to flow seamlessly into each other to bring integrity.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Floating Shelves and Blue Island

Here we are viewing a full-height marble slab backsplash fully on display and peeking behind the white floating shelves. Its bluish veining prepares a backdrop for a full-functional navy-blue island topped with a gray countertop. With its blue torso, it colors the blank canvas of this contemporary kitchen and becomes the visual focal point. It is paired with the counter stools of the same color that blend with the island harmoniously.

Mirror Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

A mirror kitchen backsplash is a space-enhancing element, thus making it favorable in small kitchens to add depth and create a sense of spaciousness. But they have a lot more benefits than that and can be applied for various reasons. For instance, the open-layouts are favored in modern homes as they create intimate living spaces encouraging socialization. In such layouts, a mirror backsplash can be used to reflect the other parts of the rooms to make different corners flow into each other. In other words, mirror backsplashes help retain a sense of integrity.

The types of mirror backsplashes include vintage-looking, tinted, and antiqued mirrors that suggest a lived-in look and feel. They can also be given shape and found in different formats to expand the kitchen’s visual dynamism.

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Traditional Kitchen with Vintage Mirror Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

This well-curated traditional kitchen looks like a piece of art! The vintage mirror backsplash under a colossal traditional range hood is the highlight of the kitchen, complemented with a black retro stove. The mirror backsplash is flanked by two doors. One leads to the indoors, while the other opens onto the garden. So, the kitchen feels like a transition zone that has a rich spatial context. Also, the butcher-block island top with green base cabinets captures a farmhouse allure, while its wood-open shelving imposes a lived-in look and feel. And of course, the chandelier executes elegance, adding a contrasting luxury.

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A Subway Tile Mirror Backsplash with Gray Cabinets and Wood Flooring

A mirror backsplash is a space-enhancing and uplifting factor, upgrading the energy of the kitchen. Laid between the gray cabinets in this transitional kitchen, it expands the visual scheme while adding glamour in the meantime. Its subway tile pattern adds extra interest, complemented by the glassware peeking out behind the glass-fronted cabinets. The brass cabinet hardware and wood flooring orchestrate warming feelings that contrast the kitchen’s glam look.

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Modern white gray color polished subway made out of skyline marble

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Modern shape white elegant honed finish marble mosaic tile

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Modern beige long porcelain mosaic kitchen and bathroom mosaic

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Modern look white marble, elegant honed finish mosaic tile

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Modern chevron backsplash tile, white gray brown color mixed chevron tile

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ID# 133242 | – Credit© Dawes Design & Drafting Group

Monochromatic Kitchen with Black Cabinets and Half-Waterfall Island

Sumptuous finishes, clean lines, and subtle beauty. The combination of black and gray executes elegance in this contemporary kitchen. The mirror backsplash reflects the back of the room and emphasizes the open-concept layout. So, it is a smart addition to achieve visual connectivity between the different corners of the home. The half-waterfall island’s extraordinary anatomy oozes seamlessly, bridging the glass windows. The floor is finished with gray concrete to create an impression of outdoor living. It makes more sense due to the kitchen’s connection with the outdoors thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Based on this kitchen, we can argue that one way of achieving a trendy look is to recognize the spatial context of your home and place materials and forms accordingly.

ID# 133243 | – Credit© Humphrey Munson

Transitional Kitchen with Mirror Backsplash and Gray Island

Transitional kitchens love the integrity of gray and white that develops a peaceful ambiance. The gray island and white cabinets achieve a smooth transition. The island’s recessed bottom allows counter stools to be tucked beneath to create a clutter-free look, while the mirror backsplash with a bit of tint brings and establishes a healthy connection with the other parts of the open-plan kitchen.

Ceiling-Height Backsplash Trends 2022

A ceiling-height backsplash, as the name suggests, goes up to the ceiling. It is an excellent choice to make a bold statement and adds a character to your kitchen.

ID# 133244 | – Credit© Case Design/Remodeling Halifax

Transitional Kitchen with Quartz Countertops and Rattan Counter Stools

Transitional kitchens are always on-trend as they borrow from different eras and still maintain their integrity. In this kitchen, for instance, the farmhouse vibes coexist with modern lines to orchestrate a rustic allure recontextualized in a modern architectural vocabulary. The white quartz countertops, marble backsplash, and off-white cabinets articulate a sense of elegance and depth, while the vertically stacked tile backsplash evokes a modern feel. The rustic charm comes with wood floating shelves, brown rattan counter stools, and hardwood flooring.

ID# 133245 | – Credit© Forward Design Build Remodel

Two-tone Cabinets with Blue Island and Dark Wood Flooring

The combination of wood and blue is vital in most transitional kitchens, particularly applied in remodeling projects. This combination achieves not only a timeless look but also something trendy. The perimeter of the kitchen is dominated by white to generate a sense of spaciousness, while the central part is kept active with colors and textures. In the heart of the open-concept kitchen, the oversized blue island topped with a butcher block makes a statement as a connecting piece. It is also complemented by dark wood flooring that reinforces a dramatic effect to impose the multi-identity of the kitchen.

How to install a kitchen backsplash?

Installing a kitchen backsplash can be tricky. But if you have the right materials and instructions, then everything should go smoothly. First, you should measure the backsplash area and make a template to design the pattern before applying anything on the wall surface. While designing the tiles, it is recommended to start from the center. After finishing the design, see how much you need to cut the tiles to have straight edges. After wearing your eye protection, start cutting the tiles and have them ready before installation.


Before laying the tiles, make sure the wall surface is clean and dry. Then, apply the mortar and start laying the pre-cut tiles. Use spacers to leave even space between them. After you are done with the installation, wait 24-48 hours and come back to apply the grout. For that, you need a trowel, a bucket of water, and a few sponges.  Spread the grout between the tiles and clean the tiles with the water-soaked sponges before it dries up.

ID# 133246 | – Credit© Matte & Gloss Interiors

Midcentury Modern Kitchen with Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

The ceiling-height all-white backsplash fosters a fresh and bright atmosphere, punctuated by a black-trimmed window. Its chevron pattern evokes a modern feel that dominates the kitchen, while the black frame’s definitive feature adds a non-affirmative contrast. This contrast is supported by dark floor tiles that communicate a sense of drama. The multi-colored rug and wood island with a beige countertop level up the dynamics of the room and create a sense of warmth.

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The elegant glass and marble mix rhomboid design backsplash tile

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Combining rustic California gold slate with burgundy glass, distinctive and unique aesthetic.

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Glass and metal mixed gray & copper color unique mosaic backsplash & bathroom tile.

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Multicolor light & medium travertine subway natural stone mosaic tile

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Modern white gray color polished subway made out of skyline marble

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ID# 133247 | – Credit© Pike Properties

Arabesque Tile Backsplash with Brass Accents and Wood Island

The arabesque tile backsplash with golden grouts is complemented with brass accents to capture warmth. The wood island sits as a connecting piece in the heart of the kitchen and organizes the space. It also introduces a sit-down meal zone for a family gathering, while its wood-base creates a cozy and homey ambiance.

Wallpaper Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

Wallpapers have a great capacity to create homey vibes and a cozy ambiance. For those who can’t give up on them, the good news is that now they are popular as kitchen backsplashes. Wallpaper backsplashes are versatile, perhaps even more versatile than tiles, with animal figures or patterns you couldn’t even think of. So, they allow you to feel free and more adventurous when you are choosing a wallpaper backsplash. What is better, they are easy to apply and cheaper to get rid of!

ID# 133248 | – Credit© VIRSTAK Design

Contemporary Kitchen with Two-tone Cabinetry and Wallpaper Backsplash

The wallpaper creates the illusion of a seating scheme that can refer to a variety of spatial contexts. It is an interesting addition that catches your eyes and makes you question what is going on in the kitchen. The black base and ivory overhead cupboards color the kitchen in pastel tones and smooth finishes, while the wood floating shelves and island wood-top soften the black effect. If it weren’t for the wood top, the island’s white base kind of would look out of place. Overall, the integrity is achieved, and the look is trendy and unconventional.

ID# 133249 | – Credit© Наталья Клысак

White Cylinder Range Hood with Wallpaper Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2022

If you desire something different, a wallpaper backsplash sounds very innovative! Don’t you think so? The monochromatic wallpaper backsplash presents a stencil drawing of a city that changes the kitchen’s look instantly. The kitchen’s traditional look is enriched with gold accents lending a luxurious feel. And it is contrasted with the wallpaper design that looks into the street architecture and envelops the kitchen. The white cylinder range hood that looks like a 3D piece of the drawing is an excellent touch, while the wallpaper’s monochromatic scheme has only yellow-colored spots to match the brass accents. Overall, every element blends perfectly, and the wallpaper surprises anyone who looks at it, especially in this context.

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