Picket Tile Backsplash Effortless Beauty of Geometrical Tiles

36+ Picket Tile Backsplash

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Two-tone Kitchen Cabinetry with Marble Backsplash and White Countertops

In this interior design, the elongated hexagon shape of the marble tiles gives a unique and personalized look. Also, the full-height installation of the marble tiles emphasizes their impact. The white upper cabinets create a clean and fresh look while the wood perimeter cabinets and the island serve a warm yet elegant look. The white countertops create a continuous look with the backsplash and upper cabinets.

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Transitional Kitchen with Full-height Picket Tile Backsplash

This transitional kitchen gives a warm and welcoming feel! White shaker cabinets are paired with Premium Natural quartz countertop, brass hardware, and white elongated hexagon tiles. Wooden floating shelves enhance the warmness of the atmosphere while brass sconces complement the hardware.

Picket Tile Backsplash

You might see these tiles in many different kitchen designs but what are picket tiles? Picket tiles are inspired by a classic hexagon silhouette which elongated in the center and slimmer for a modern and elegant look. These elongated tiles are a great way to create timeless and unique appeals. You can go with white pickets to create a clean and fresh backdrop or make a statement with bolder colors or patterns. Whatever your choice is, the effortless beauty of a picket tile backsplash will elegantly transform your kitchen. Scroll down and find some inspirational design ideas!

Picket tiles come in three main layouts which are braided, vertical, and horizontal. Braided tiles have an organic look that provides unique and shooting results on backsplashes. The horizontal installation gives a classic yet modernized effect. The vertical installation is a great way to make the room feel higher than it is. Besides these layout options, this elongated shape is available in a variety of sizes and colors from luxurious marble to classic ceramics. So, if you are looking for a creative alternative for classic subway tiles, a picket tile backsplash might be the right option for you. Keep reading to learn more about these elegant tiles and find some inspiration for your design project!

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Beach-style Kitchen with White Picket Tile Backsplash

In this beach-style kitchen, navy blue acts as neutral and creates a serene atmosphere with wooden textures between the bright whites. The white picket tile backsplash adds a nice texture with its beveled edges and completes the elegant appeal of the off-white kitchen cabinets. The white Ceasarstone quartz countertops complete the fresh look of the backsplash while the navy blue kitchen island stands out and create a contrasting look. The brass hardware and other brass accents add a dose of sparkle to complete the luxurious feel.

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Midcentury Kitchen with Teal Picket Tiles and Quartz Countertops

The teal elongated backsplash tiles bring a beachy vibe to this midcentury kitchen with wood and white cabinets. The lovely color of the hex tiles brings joy to the atmosphere.

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Black and White Traditional Kitchen with Wood Flooring

In this traditional kitchen, the black and white picket tile backsplash instantly draws attention and brings a one-of-a-kind appeal. The white shaker-style cabinets and white countertops serve a clean and elegant look and allow the backsplash to be the centerpiece of the design. The black hardware complements the black details of the wall tiles while the black and gold pendant lights complete the traditional style.

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Natural Wood Cabinets with Green Wall Tiles and Gray Countertops

This green picket wall tile is a game changer! The bold appeal of the green tiles changes the atmosphere and provides an eye-catching backdrop for the kitchen. The full-height placement and the white grouting of the tiles emphasize the impact of the backsplash. The natural wood cabinets create a harmonious look with the lovely green shade. The light gray countertops compliment the stainless steel appliances and bring a bright look between the neutral shades.

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Farmhouse Kitchen with Beige Picket Tile Backsplash and Green Cabinets

The vibrant green color of the kitchen cabinets serves as a characteristic look for this farmhouse kitchen. The soft beige color of the picket tiles creates a warm atmosphere while the backsplash tiles add a slight texture. The white upper cabinets and the white countertops create a clean and fresh look while the white apron front sink perfectly reflects the farmhouse style. The brass hardware complements the warm feel of the tiles and brings a vintage vibe.

Tile Colors

From bright whites to serene blues, picket tiles offer a variety of colors. To help get you inspired to try something new, we’ve put together four different color options for a picket backsplash.

White Picket Tile Backsplash

If you are looking for an alternative to white subway tile backsplash, but want a unique look, white picket tile backsplash might be a perfect option for you. White pickets are a great way to give an elegant look with effortless beauty!

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Blue and White Kitchen Design with Wood Flooring

This transitional kitchen gives some beachy vibes with a clean and fresh look! The white elongated hexagon tiles provide a clean backdrop and complement the blue kitchen cabinets with white quartz countertops. The metallic hardware makes a modern touch to cabinetry while the wood flooring brings warmth to the atmosphere and completes the beachy vibes which are created by a blue and white color scheme.

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White Cabinets with White Picket Tile Backsplash and Granite Countertops

The oversized wall cabinets that extend to the ceiling offer a clean and bright look while providing plenty of storage space. The white picket tile backsplash creates a continuous look with the white kitchen cabinets. The black granite countertops nicely contrast with the white features to add a sense of luxury.

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Blue Cabinets with Glass Tiles and White Countertop

In this traditional kitchen, the white glass picket tile backsplash gives a bright and fresh look between the blue kitchen cabinets. The glossy surface of the glass tiles reflects the light and makes the space feel more spacious. The white countertop completes this bright appeal. The light wood countertop of the blue kitchen island and wood stools make a warm touch.

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Modern Kitchen with Wood and Black Cabinets

Black, white, and a touch of wood! This modern kitchen serves a balanced look with its black and wood cabinets and bright white accents. The natural wood perimeter cabinets are paired with a white quartz countertop, black hardware, and stainless steel apron front sink. The black upper cabinets stand out on the white backsplash and add an elegant vibe. Thanks to the black grouting, the white picket tile backsplash provides a textural look and completes the modern style with its vertical layout.

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Farmhouse Kitchen with Sage Green Cabinets and Marble Countertops

Bright whites and sleek sage greens perfectly come together in this farmhouse kitchen and offer a cozy yet elegant look. The white upper cabinets, floating shelves, and white backsplash create a bright look and make the space feel larger. The sage green perimeter cabinets and the kitchen island serve an elegant look with marble countertops and black hardware. The dark wood flooring completes the natural feel of the green.

Black Picket Tile Backsplash

If you want to add a sense of drama and create a striking focal point, try picket in black. A black picket tile backsplash can instantly elevate your design. You can emphasize the black tiles with white grout and pair them with white kitchen cabinets to create contrast! On the other hand, you can use all-black features to create a sleek and dramatic look!

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Black and White Kitchen Design with Gold Details

Even the white color dominates the room, the black wall tiles balance the look and create a contrasting look. The black picket tile backsplash stands out between the clean and simple look of the white cabinetry and white Silestone quartz countertops. The gold details like hardware and faucet, add some glam and complete the luxurious feel of the overall design.

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Black Contemporary Kitchen with Wood Accents

This black contemporary kitchen design features some wood accents to soften the sharp look of the black. At the back, the modern black cabinets and the black backsplash create a sleek backdrop. The white veining of the black Corian quartz countertops adds a nice texture and visual interest. The rattan counter chairs complete the warm look of the wooden accents.

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White Cabinets with Black Picket Tile Backsplash and Wood Island

In this contemporary kitchen, the wood kitchen island brings a warm appeal to the contrasting look which is created by black and white accents. The black backsplash creates a striking focal point between the white cabinetry and adds visual interest. The black pendant lights and counter chairs complement the backsplash tiles.

Gray Picket Tile Backsplash

From light grays to almost blacks, gray picket tile backsplash come in a wide range of shades and hues. Thanks to this variety, gray pickets can work with almost every color scheme and design aesthetic. You can complete the neutral look of gray with other neutral hues like blacks or browns or pair them with white accents to create a bright appeal.

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Gray Picket Tile Backsplash with Wood Floating Shelves

With its neutral hues and natural textures, this transitional kitchen offers a warm and welcoming space! The gray picket tile backsplash offers a sleek backdrop for the white kitchen cabinets with gold hardware and a white countertop. The stainless steel apron front sink complements the other appliances and adds a modern feel. Using wood floating shelves instead of upper cabinets enhances the coziness of the design and also provides an open and airy feel.

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Gray and White Transitional Kitchen with Wood Flooring

This transitional kitchen serves a bright and spacious atmosphere with its white and light gray color scheme. The glossy finish of the gray elongated hexagon tiles enhances this brightness. The gray countertops create a continuous look with the gray tiles. Wood flooring and the wood legs of the stools break the gray and white color scheme and bring warmth to the atmosphere.

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Transitional Home Bar with Dark Gray Cabinets and Glossy Wall Tiles

With its dark gray cabinets, gray backsplash, gray granite counter, and gold details, this transitional home bar offers an elegant look with a luxurious feel. The glossy finish of the gray picket tiles brings a bright feel between the dark hues. Gray floating shelves perfectly fit into the recessed niche and add visual interest with the decors on it.

Blue Picket Tile Backsplash

When the serene feel of the blue meets with the unique shape of a picket tile, the result is just perfect! You can use a braided picket tile pattern to give a wave effect or create a sleek modern look with a vertical layout. Also, you can complete the beachy feel of the blue with crips whites and some wooden textures!

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Contemporary Kitchen with Blue Picket Tile Backsplash

In this contemporary kitchen, clean and straight lines offer a sleek appeal. The blue shaded tiles add visual interest and provide a nice textural look between the flat surfaces of the off-white kitchen cabinets. The wood open shelves complement the wood island with a white countertop and these wood textures bring a warm feel.

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Mediterranean Kitchen with Patterned Floor Tiles

This cheerful kitchen gives perfectly the serene feel of the Mediterranean kitchen with its blue, white, and wood color scheme. The blue glass wall tiles create an accent wall and bring an ocean feel. The light gray kitchen island with a dark countertop serves a unique look with its beadboard paneling and curved edges. The flower-patterned floor tiles make a beautiful final touch.

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Dark Wood Cabinets with Light Blue Picket Tile Backsplash and White Countertop

Love the harmony of the dark wood cabinets and the light blue backsplash! The lovely shade of the blue softens the strong look of the dark wood textures. The brass hardware is in a harmony with the warm look of the wood cabinetry. The white quartz countertop brings a fresh look.

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Blue Shaded Picket Tile Backsplash with White Cabinets and White Countertop

A splash of gray, white, and a dark matte blue! This contemporary kitchen balances color beautifully, The blue shaded picket tile backsplash brings a mosaic appeal and creates an eye-catching focal point between the white kitchen cabinets. The white countertop completes the bright appeal of the white cabinetry. The LED lights under the upper cabinets and the sconce above the kitchen window highlight the backsplash!

How do you install a picket backsplash?

Before the installation process, you need to measure the backsplash area and define how many tiles you need. After the calculations, it’s time to prepare the walls. You need to clean and sand the walls for the best result. After sanding, remove all the electrical switches and define the boundaries with painter’s tape. For the final part before the installation, lay down the tiles on the counter and define the layout of the tiles.

Now, you can start the installation part. Apply the mortar with a V-notch trowel in small sections. Then stick the tile on the mortar. Do these steps until cover the all backsplash area. Insert the spacers per tile side and wait overnight to dry. After the overnight takes out the spacers and wipe down the tiles with warm water and a cloth. After the installation, apply the grout with a float at a 45-degree angle. Wait until all grouts dry and wipe the tiles with a wet sponge. If you are using natural stone tiles, you also might need to seal them to avoid staining.

Tile Sizes

Just like the other tile options, picket tiles also come in different sizes. This difference provides different visual impacts. For example, smaller tiles are great to add a slight texture without overwhelming. Larger tiles will create a sleek backdrop and provide a beautiful textural backdrop!

Small Picket Tile Backsplash

Small picket tiles offer a nice and slight textural look. With different colored pickets, you can create stunning mosaic appeals!

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All-white Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and

If you want to use just one color on your kitchen design, using different patterns and textures is a great way to spruce up the design. In this all-white kitchen design, the small picket tile backsplash adds a nice texture and adds visual interest to the design. Glass pendant lights are in a harmony with an open and airy atmosphere.

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White Shaker Cabinets with Small Picket Tile Backsplash and Gray Countertop

This bright kitchen design is completed with custom white shaker cabinets, a light gray countertop, a clean white hexagon picket tile backsplash, and brushed nickel hardware. The white backsplash tiles and the white range hood create a harmonious look on the wall while the gray countertop complements the neutrality of the wood flooring.

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White and Wood Cabinets with Gray Kitchen Backsplash and Gold Pendant Lights

This transitional kitchen offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with its warm wood cabinets, bright white accents, and gray backsplash. The gold pendant lights make a warm glow above the island and complete the warm feel of the wooden textures.

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Bright Transitional Kitchen with Wood Floating Shelves and Gold Accents

In this all-white kitchen design, the wood floating shelves, brass sconces, brass hardware, and the black faucet breaks the white domination and add visual interest without breaking the bright atmosphere. The white shaker cabinets are paired with a light gray countertop and a full-height white backsplash.

Large Picket Tile Backsplash

Larger tiles like 3×12, 2×8 are perfect to create a sleek elegant look. Also, larger tiles give a more modern look for kitchens!

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Modern Kitchen Design with Wood Cabinets and White Wall Tiles

In this modern kitchen, white elongated hex tiles elevated the design while natural wood cabinets with white countertops create an effortlessly beautiful look. The vertical placement of the backsplash tiles makes the space feel longer. The black handles of the cabinetry complement the black leather chairs. White floating shelves and range hood in a harmony with the backsplash.

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Green Kitchen Cabinets with Brown Granite Countertop and Wood Shelves

This transitional kitchen design perfectly balances the warm feel of the natural shades and the bright look of the white. The eye-catching look of the brown granite countertop matches the natural look of the green kitchen cabinets. The wooden floating shelves compliment the cabinetry and countertop while the white full-height backsplash provides a bright and spacious atmosphere.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Green Cabinetry and Soapstone Countertop

In this contemporary kitchen, the emerald green cabinets and the black soapstone countertop serve an elegant look while the white backsplash brings a bright look to the otherwise dark atmosphere. The brass hardware perfectly completes the sophisticated feel of the cabinets and countertop and adds a warm feel.

Tile Materials

Different materials provide different impacts and all of them have different features. When choosing a backsplash material, you need to give importance to its durability because, besides its visual impact, the primary aspect of a backsplash is protection. That’s why material choice is one of the most important points that you need to decide. Natural stones like marble require more maintenance but their stunning appeals are unique. Glass or ceramic tiles provide a more durable surface than natural stones and these tiles also have more affordable price tags.

Marble Picket Tile Backsplash

Natural stones have their very own unique appeal and marble is the most popular natural stone material for interior design projects. With its luxurious feel and stunning appeal, a marble backsplash can instantly elevate your design. And a marble picket tile backsplash can give a modern look with a luxe sense!

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Modern Black and White Kitchen with Wood Flooring

Clean lines and straight lines, and a neutral color scheme offer the effortless beauty of the modern style! The white cabinets with gray countertop provide an open and airy feel while black full height cabinets create a contrasting look and add a sense of luxury. The marble picket tile backsplash completes this luxe feel while adding a beautiful texture and standing out between the flat surfaces. The large kitchen island provides a space for bout cooking and large family meals!

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All-white Transitional Kitchen with Marble Backsplash and Brass Hardware

The pureness of the white surrounds this transitional kitchen and offers a timeless appeal! The marble backsplash enhances the luxury level while creating a textural look. The white marble countertops create a continuous look with the backsplash. The brass hardware and the beige floor tiles bring a warm look against the crisp white accents.

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Black and Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Full-height Backsplash

In this contemporary kitchen design, the full-height picket backsplash makes a big difference and provides a sleek and elegant backdrop. The marble material of the tiles adds a dose of luxurious feel while adding a textural look. The black perimeter cabinets, black island, and wood upper cabinets serve a modern look with their flat-panel door styles. The white countertops bring a fresh look between the neutral colors.

Ceramic Picket Tile Backsplash

With their different color, texture, pattern options, and affordable prices, ceramic tiles are one of the most popular materials for many homeowners and interior designers. You can find different color options for a ceramic picket tile backsplash from bright whites to dark and dramatic blacks. This endless variety offers to make a personal touch to your design projects.

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White Kitchen Design with Flower-patterned Flooring

This farmhouse kitchen gives some industrial vibes with its metallic accents! The dark gray range hood creates a striking focal point between the white cabinets with white backsplash. The gray pendant light complements the range hood. The flower-patterned flooring adds visual interest and brings some cozy feels.

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White Shaker Cabinets with Ceramic Picket Tile Backsplash

In this transitional kitchen, the bright look of the white features is balanced with the warm gray accents. The white ceramic picket tile backsplash makes a modern twist against the traditional style of the shaker cabinets. The metallic hardware complement the gray countertops. The wood flooring breaks the white domination and adds a warm sense.

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White and Wood Cabinets with Braided Picket Tile Backsplash

The braided pattern of the white and gray picket tiles makes an unexpected twist in this transitional kitchen and creates an eye-catching focal point. Also, this braided pattern adds some romantic vibes. The white and wood kitchen cabinets and the white marble countertops serve a sleek elegant look while the gold lantern pendant lights perfectly complete the traditional style.

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White Kitchen Cabinetry with Light Brown Tiles and Gray Island

Crisp white shaker cabinets, light brown backsplash, white countertops, and the gray island made this a kitchen that will be enjoyed for many years to come. The glossy finish of the picket tiles enhances the bright feel of the room by reflecting light!

Which way do you lay picket tiles?

As we mentioned before, you can lay the picket tiles in tree different layout. The straight vertical layout is a great way to make the room look higher and it can give a more modernized effect. The straight horizontal pattern looks like a classic subway tile backsplash with an added accent. And the braided pattern has a more shooting effect.

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