Modern Backsplash For Dark Countertops – Backsplash Tiles for Dark Shades

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ID# 178802 – Product BA4501 – Modern Beige Porcleain Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Porcelain Modern Backsplash for Dark Countertops and Flat-front Cabinets

Using a marble backsplash is a recurring element in designs with dark cabinets but if you don’t want to spend a fortune, we have a solution: porcelain tiles! In today’s market, porcelain tiles come in a wide range of texture and pattern options and marble is one of them. As you can see in this contemporary kitchen, the beige porcelain tile backsplash with its marble like texture creates a visually appealing backdrop. While the white cabinets complement the bright appeal of the tiles, the dark gray countertop brings a much-needed contrast. Above, the dark wood range hood and floating shelf complete this contrasting look and add a dose of warmth.

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ID# 178812 – Product BA1038 – Modern Long Gray Limestone Backsplash Tile

Light Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Gray Full-height Backsplash

In this contemporary kitchen, the light wood cabinets present a clean-lined profile, and even the overhead units are eliminated for a more contemporary look! The modern gray limestone backsplash provides an elegant backdrop with a nice textural look. Between the medium gray subway tile and cabinets, the dark countertops stand out and bring a contrasting look with a touch of opulence. While the kitchen island mirrors the base cabinets, the extension of the island serves as a dining area with white chairs.

Modern Backsplash For Dark Countertops

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! Becoming both functional and aesthetically pleasing, kitchen backsplash ties all the elements together to create a cohesive and balanced overall look. And countertops are the other important elements as well as the backsplashes. But how to match with the backsplash and countertops? This is one of the most concerning questions when it comes to kitchen design. Although there is no one right answer to this question, if you want to go with dark countertops, we have some great modern backsplash for dark countertops ideas that may inspire you for your kitchen design!

Complete the Sleek Elegance of Dark Countertops with Modern Backsplash Tiles

2024 has arrived and it has come with new tile trends, urging homeowners to experiment with patterns and tiles! From the subway, stacked, and patterned to geometrical or full-height designs, today’s design world offers homeowners a plethora of ways to curate a variety of looks with backsplashes. But which one is the perfect match for dark countertops? With a surge of vibrant hue? Or, a classic subway pattern? A modern backsplash for dark countertops could come in a wide range of looks which might be a daunting task to perfect one for your kitchen. Here we have modern backsplash for dark countertops ideas for you that will fire up your imagination. Read on to catch up with stylish looks abounding in colors and patterns that can match your dark countertops!

Shimmery Textured Black and White Glass Backsplash Tile BA8024

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Modern Backsplash for Dark Countertops and Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Glass tiles are a perfect way to incorporate a contemporary flair and make for a practical design! In this contemporary kitchen for instance, the glass subway tiles consist of a black and gray color scheme and give a checkered effect as a backdrop. The shimmery finish of the tiles adds a dazzling look too. It teams up with black granite countertops and natural wood cabinets. The black, gray and wood combination offers a warm and welcoming atmopshere with a touch of drama.

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Black and White Kitchen Design with Medium-tone Wood Floor

A contrasting yet classic color scheme and textured surfaces take precedence in this contemporary kitchen design and create an eye-catching overall look! The black and white mosaic tile backsplash adorned with a puzzle like layout makes a statement and creates a striking focal point. Framed by white shaker cabinets and black countertops, this backsplash design instantly elevates this otherwise just classic kitchen. The contrasting color scheme is also used in the black island and black countertops which enhances the sense of luxury. The metallic accents such as the pendant lights above the island, cabinet hardware, and stainless steel appliances complement the monochrome color scheme, adding a dose of sparkle.

Should backsplash be lighter or darker than countertop?

As for the appearance of kitchen design, there are many factors involved, and how a countertop combines with the backsplash is one of them that determines kerning aesthetics. The color selection is vital to balancing out this combination. For this question, there is no correct answer. This simply depends on what look you desire for your kitchen as a whole. In most cases, contrasting colors are deemed to be a better alternative since through this method one can create visual appeal. However, you can still develop a strong visual impact by matching the same colors for your countertops and backsplash!

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ID# 178804 – Product BA62047 – Black and White Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Contemporary Home Bar with Black Shaker Cabinets

Living up to its potential to the fullest, this contemporary home bar knows how to tie together statement elements! To start with black cabinets create a sleek and elegant foundation for the space. The black granite countertops seamlessly blend with the cabinets to create a well-lit appeal. Above, the black and white mosaic tile backsplash reaches through the ceiling to create a seamless backdrop. The black accents of the glass and marble backsplash complement the other black features. The black floating shelf with beautiful glassware on it adds another focal point, capturing the gist of contemporary designs!

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Black Granite Countertop With White Shell Crackle Glass Backsplash Tile BA6705

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Glossy White Glass Mosaic Tile Backsplash with Black Kitchen Countertops

Even though it is achromatic, this transitional kitchen does set itself apart with small but well-done details! Although the white shaker-style cabinets represent a classic elegance and serve as an elegant base for their surroundings, they are complemented by a glossy glass mosaic tile backsplash between them which sparkles. These glass tiles glitter like pearls and provide continuity. The only element that disrupts the whiteness and brings in contrast for a better overall look is the black granite countertop.

Modern Gray and Black Beveled Metallic Glass Backsplash Tile BA8020 2

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Two-tone Kitchen Cabinets with Metallic Backsplash Tiles

This dramatic contemporary kitchen accommodates flat-front wood cabinets paired with a gray countertop. Adorned with a metallic finish, the modern glass backsplash tiles create a striking focal point. The beveled edges of the tiles enhance the impact of the backsplash. Above, the glass-fronted black cabinets perfectly complete the modern style of the backsplash. Overall, the neutral color scheme provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere while the deep black shades and metallic finishes add personality!

Modern White Backsplash For Dark Countertops

Modern white-colored tiles from traditional subway tile to glossy glass or even marble slabs are desirable materials for backsplash installation regardless of the type of kitchen. It helps the space to be bigger and brighter which is very important, especially for small kitchens. If you prefer a dark-colored countertop and the space needs to be brightened, then a white modern backsplash will make an ideal pair. For that extra sparkle and glitz, add a glossy finish to it. In this way, it may also use natural light more easily and create a spacious atmosphere.

During the application of a white tile backsplash, grout colors are quite important too. In order to give a pure white and clean look, it is best to use white grout! The dark grout color which is either grey or black will allow the pattern and shape of tiles to be highlighted. Moreover, using a dark grout will coordinate with your dark countertops to create a complementary appeal!

Black Countertop White Cabinet White Shell Crackle Glass Backsplash Tile BA6705

ID# 178807 – Product BA6705 – Glossy White Glass Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Modern White Kitchen with Dark Countertops

This contemporary kitchen makes a statement with its white mosaic tile backsplash that adds a dazzling look and whose hefty black countertop provides ample food preparation zone. The plain appeal of the white flat-panel cabinets allows the backsplash and countertop to be the stars of the show. The chrome faucet and undermount kitchen sink complement the glossy appeal of the backsplash tiles.

How do you style dark countertops?

With their sophisticated tone, dark countertops have no problem making a statement in kitchens and designing them can be an exciting task of creativity. While there are many ways to get a well-lit feel with dark countertops, it should be noted that a perfect balance between them and other elements in the kitchen must be displayed while avoiding gloomy or intensified settings.

Since the kitchen cabinets are the backbones of the kitchen and define the main structure, the color choice of the cabinets is important. If you want to create a light and airy atmosphere, pair your dark countertops with light-colored cabinets like white, cream or light wood tones. Warmer wood tones like walnut or honey can also be a great pair for your dark countertops and they help you to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere!

Backsplash is the other consideration point when using dark countertops. Subtle neutrals are always a timeless and stylish choice that can easily work with your dark-colored countertops. White, gray or beige backsplashes will create a sleek backdrop and allow your countertops to be the star of the show. Besides the classic options, patterned or textured tiles can add a touch of personality to your countertops without overpowering the space.

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White Modern Backsplash for Dark Countertops and Metallic Hardware

This traditional kitchen is well-appointed with white shaker cabinets and a white mosaic tile backsplash which blend seamlessly, achieving a harmonious whole! These mosaic tiles adorned with a glossy finish provide a bright and spacious atmosphere. Even though the black granite countertops create a contrasting look against the white features, the glossy finish of them reflects the light and complements the backsplash tiles, in terms of finish. The brushed nickel cabinet hardware is a beautiful final touch that completes the traditional style of the cabinets.

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Natural Wood Cabinets with Brown Countertops and Glossy Backsplash

When every inch of a kitchen is designed with a purpose, it just shows. And this contemporary kitchen is one of them, proposing a very purposeful look! Elegant and sophisticated, the white glass diamond mosaic tile backsplash enlightens the atmosphere with its glossy finish. The natural wood kitchen cabinets and the brown countertops provide a sleek frame for the tiles to do all speaking. The sleek appliances and metallic hardware on shaker drawers, and the linear lighting fixture round up the overall kitchen aesthetic.

Modern Gray Backsplash For Dark Countertops

Due to their versatility and adaptability, modern gray tiles are one of the most popular backsplash options. Depending on the material, they may create different impacts on the kitchen but there is no doubt that they will be a stunning pair for dark countertops! Dark gray or black countertops can easily match with different shaded gray backsplashes. Even though modern gray backsplashes are generally considered to bring a gloomy and edgy ambiance, they can also create a warm and cozy atmosphere, when they are combined with warmer shades. That’s why, dark brown countertops will also create a cohesive appeal with the gray backsplash tiles.

Modern Gray and Black Beveled Metallic Glass Backsplash Tile BA8020

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Black Modern Backsplash for Dark Countertops and Wood Shelf

This contemporary kitchen makes its backsplash to be a true showstopper! Sleek, elegant, and sophisticated, this modern glass backsplash is adorned with a metallic finish to create a dazzling effect. The black kitchen cabinets and granite countertops perfectly complement the dramatic appeal of the tiles while the cabinet hardware and faucet enhance the modern aesthetic. The wood floating shelf along with the tiles adds a warm sense to this black dominant design.

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Modern Black Cabinets and Countertops with Gray Mosaic Backsplash

To make a backsplash pop, choose an eye-catching pattern and texture – as showcased by this contemporary kitchen! The gray mosaic tile backsplash enriched with a puzzle-like layout and eye-catching marble textures make a statement and create a focal point between the modern black cabinets and countertops. Thanks to the glossy finish of the quartz countertop, backsplash tiles reflect on it and create a visual illusion.

How can I brighten my kitchen with dark countertops?

If you think that your kitchen is suffering from a lack of light, relax-it’s really easy to add brightness and joy into this space even with dark countertops! It is the best solution to lighten up the environment by using natural lights. By avoiding curtains or clutter, maximum use of existing windows can be made. For spaces that do not have sufficient natural light, artificial lights can also play this role. Placed lighting fixtures will cause an optical illusion and make your space seem bigger.

The color of the cabinets and backsplash tiles is also another important point that you need to consider. You can go with light-colored cabinets and backsplash with dark countertops and add a touch of visual interest.

The role of the flooring is an undeniable factor in the brightness of the kitchens too. Light-colored flooring like light wood or light-toned tiles can dramatically reflect light and make the space feel brighter. If you still want to use darker shades, opt for warmer hues to avoid a gloomy feel.

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Wood Cabinets with Brown Countertops and Glossy Backsplash

A bold approach, when it comes to materiality, is sometimes a necessity to ensure a sophisticated and luxurious feel as showcased by this contemporary kitchen! The glass and metal mosaic tile backsplash creates a dazzling look as a backdrop. Enriched with rose gold accents, this gray backsplash supports a gloomy and distant atmosphere. The dark brown countertops and wood cabinets perfectly complement the warm feel of the shimmery tiles.

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Vertical Marble Subway Tile Backsplash with Black Countertops

Inside this transitional kitchen, the juxtaposition of gray and black results in a very memorable design supported by the luxurious sense of marble material. The timeless and elegant materiality builds on the existing narrative, which finds a body in the gray marble subway tile backsplash. While this sophisticated backsplash design stands out, the white shaker cabinets, black hardware, and black quartz countertops exude a classic yet stylish look that will never go out of style.

Gray Quartz Countertop Modern Long Marble White Gray Backsplash Mosaic Tile BA1079

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Marble Modern Backsplash for Dark Countertops and Brass Hardware

Here we have a modern kitchen with a white color palette where a modern marble backsplash ensures to give the kitchen a little bit of pattern and dynamic appeal! Adorned with a long and slim shape and beautiful gray veining, this marble backsplash gives a smooth and soft definition to the kitchen. In the rest, the white shaker-style cabinets topped by dark gray countertops create a decluttered and sleek profile. The brass cabinet hardware adds tiny gestures and metallic accents to add a warm sense to the stark white cabinets.

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White Transitional Kitchen with Brown Granite Countertops

Dressed in white from top to toe, this transitional kitchen features a dark wood floor that emphasizes the white-colored features. The sophisticated material choices and the complementary finishes of matte and polished are enough to give the kitchen a sense of life! While the white shaker cabinets and gray marble chevron tile backsplash create a bright and spacious atmosphere, the addition of the brown granite countertops adds a contrasting look with a touch of opulence. The dark granite countertop with feathery white veining allows kitchen users to immerse themselves in luxury and the polished finish allows lights to bounce around the room.

Modern Black Backsplash For Dark Countertops

To build an intricate centerpiece with some drama, there is no better choice than a modern black backsplash! And a dark countertop would be a great pair to end this luxurious look! The popular color combinations in the design of a modern black backsplash to accompany dark countertops include, among others, black on gray and black on black. If your kitchen has a sufficient amount of light, you shouldn’t have trouble completing this expensive look with dark cabinets such as black or gray. On the other hand, if you are working on a tiny kitchen that is starved of light then lighter-colored cabinet colors such as white, light gray, or beige will hold better against dark-colored backsplash and countertops!

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White Flat-front Cabinets with Black Countertops and Backsplash

White subway tile backsplash is classic for kitchens but how can you add a modern flair to this classic appeal? This kitchen’s sleek, contemporary design has plenty of personality and flair! Every component, including the full-height backsplash, counters and white cabinets, oozes classic beauty. The black quartz countertops complement the black slate subway tile backsplash which creates a striking backdrop. The stark beauty and illumination provided by the white kitchen cabinetry make the black accents pop. The finishing touch is the brass cabinet hardware which also provides much-needed warmth.

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What tile looks good with black countertops?

Black countertops are like a blank canvas that can work with almost any color. That’s why, there is no right answer to this question. If your kitchen needs to be enlightened, white tiles will always be a perfect pair for black countertops. Other neutrals like gray or black can also create a cohesive look with your black countertops. Besides these classic options, you can still opt for vibrant colors like blue, green, yellow or even pink!

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Black Modern Backsplash for Dark Countertops and Cabinets

Blessed with the sophistication of the black, this Scandinavian kitchen offers a modern look with a dramatic impact! It is outfitted with matte black cabinets, a black backsplash and black soapstone countertops. The black slate tile backsplash with its long and slim shape and slight textural look enhances the visual interest. While the brushed nickel cabinet hardware complements the modern aesthetic, the wood floating shelf breaks the black dominance and brings warmth to the atmosphere.

Do dark countertops make a kitchen look smaller?

Yes, dark countertops can indeed make kitchens appear smaller although it is not a rule and there are some factors to consider. If your kitchen starving for light you can choose to go with lighter colors on cabinets backsplash, and wall colors in order not to make the space feel heavy. And if you want to introduce some diversity without eliminating the dark tones, consider a glossy finish for your countertops.

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Black and White Kitchen with Wood Waterfall Island Countertop

This transitional kitchen prefers to capture a two-toned effect with a combination of white and black. Framed by white shaker cabinets, the black subway tile backsplash and black granite countertops add a sophisticated look. The under-cabinet LED lights add a dramatic impact to the backsplash. And to accompany them, the wood countertop of the two-tiered kitchen island brings a warm sense against the sharp contrast.

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Modern Colorful Backsplash For Dark Countertops

Bored of neutral color schemes and want to jazz up your kitchen? Then why not go with a modern colorful backsplash for dark countertops? In today’s market, modern backsplashes come in a wide range of different patterns, designs, and styles. From serene blue backsplash tiles to adventurous greens or romantic pinks, each color brings a specific mood. That’s why, when deciding on the color, first, decide what kind of mood you aim for your kitchen! Also, using a colorful backsplash is a great way to enlighten the moody appearance that your dark countertops make.

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Colorful Modern Backsplash for Dark Countertops and White Cabinets

This transitional kitchen is one of the great examples of the cross-pollination of contemporary and traditional designs! While the white beaded inset cabinets and black countertops create a sophisticated appeal reminiscent of traditional aesthetics, the addition of the colorful mosaic tile backsplash makes a modern twist against them. Treated with a polished finish that further emphasizes it, tiles serve as the showstopper of this kitchen. The bronze range hood perfectly complements the red hues of the mosaic tiles. Overall, the final look feels design-conscious, presenting a harmonious appeal with a fun twist!

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