White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash Stylish Appeal & Contrasting Look

35+ White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash

Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Subway Tiles and Wood Shelves

ID# 127502 | Source – Credit© Ardin Interior Design


Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Subway Tiles and Wood Shelves

This black and white farmhouse kitchen design is perfectly balanced with natural textures! White kitchen cabinets provide a clean and fresh frame for the black subway tile backsplash while the white range hood complements the cabinetry. The white countertop of the black kitchen island creates a continuous look with the crisp white cabinetry. The wood shelves, wood details of the island, and leather counter chairs bring warmth without breaking the elegant feel.

Scandinavian Kitchen with Crystal Chandelier

ID# 127531 | Source – Credit© Entrance Fastighetsmäkleri


Scandinavian Kitchen with Crystal Chandelier

This kitchen gives cozy yet elegant vibes! The white raised-panel kitchen cabinets provide a clean backdrop for this kitchen. The black square tile backsplash pops against the whites by contrasting them. The wood countertop and the wood open shelves enhance the coziness and complement the wood flooring and dining set. The crystal chandelier brings a glamorous look and makes a luxurious twist.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash

When it comes to kitchen design, cabinets and backsplash are the two main elements that define the overall look. That’s why choosing the cabinet and backsplash combination is one of the most important decisions that you need to make. If you are looking for a timeless appeal, there is no better choice than white cabinets. Modern, farmhouse, traditional, or contemporary, white kitchen cabinets are the safest and most versatile option that can work with any kitchen type. And, white subway tiles might look beautiful with these cabinets. However, if you want to spruce up your kitchen by creating a contrasting look, pairing your white cabinets with a dark backsplash is the best and most effective way!

But which dark-colored backsplash goes well with white cabinets? There isn’t a single answer to this question. In today’s market, just like the other colors, dark backsplashes come in a wide range of material, color, pattern, texture, and shape options. From sophisticated blacks to warm grays, from classic subway tiles to eye-catching mosaics, there are endless options. You might be lost between these endless options and you need to consider all the other features. But, with the right material, style and texture, according to your kitchen, the dark-colored backsplash will be the centerpiece of your kitchen and it will stand out between the white cabinets. In this article, we gather our best and stylish dark backsplash ideas to elevate your white kitchen cabinets. Scroll down and find these beautiful inspirational kitchen designs!

Contemporary Kitchen with Black Soapstone Backsplash and Range Hood

ID# 127501 | Source – Credit© Elz Design


Contemporary Kitchen with Black Soapstone Backsplash and Range Hood

Love the harmony of crisp whites and neutral shades! The black soapstone backsplash, countertop, and range hood create a striking focal point between the white cabinets and add a luxurious feel. The dark wood kitchen island with a concrete countertop completes the elegant overall look.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Countertops

ID# 127503 | Source – Credit© S&K Group


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Countertops

Clean, sleek, and minimalist! This modern minimalist kitchen design serves an elegant appeal with its gray concrete slabs, white cabinets, and black accents. The black, white, and gray color scheme perfectly completes the minimalistic approach. The black range hood creates a focal point on the concrete backsplash. Even if dark-colored features like backsplash, countertops, and range hood, thanks to the crisp white cabinets, ceiling, and window opening, the kitchen has a bright atmosphere.

Black Hexagon Tile Backsplash with White Shaker Cabinetry and Gold Pendants

ID# 127504 | Source – Credit© Traci Connell Interiors


Black Hexagon Tile Backsplash with White Shaker Cabinetry and Gold Pendants

Black, gold, and green details directly draw the attention between the white kitchen cabinets and spruce up the design! The black hexagon tile backsplash creates a striking focal point while the gray countertop of the kitchen peninsula complements the backsplash. The gold pendant lights bring a Mid-century vibe while the green cushions of the white stools add some romantic vibes.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Gray Chairs

ID# 127505 | Source – Credit© Vision Interiors


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Gray Chairs

In this white contemporary kitchen, the black herringbone kitchen backsplash pulls the attention and creates a striking focal point. The matte finish and the black grout of the black herringbone tiles give an ultra-modern vibe and complete the modern appeal of white flat-panel cabinets. The black hardware of the cabinetry complements the backsplash while gray counter chairs soften the sharp contrast which is created by the black and white color scheme. The gold details of the white pendant lights add a dose of sparkle to the design.

Black and White Kitchen with Hexagon Wall Tiles

ID# 127506 | Source – Credit© Archigram (Студия Евгении Княжевой)


Black and White Kitchen with Hexagon Wall Tiles

In this contemporary kitchen, the large black hexagon tiles provide a nice, textural look. The white and gray hex tiles add visual interest. The white flat-panel cabinets and the glossy black countertop serve an ultra-modern look. Using floating shelves instead of upper cabinets gives an open and airy feel and also allows the backsplash to stand out.

Traditional Kitchen with Black and White Wall Tiles and Wood Flooring

ID# 127507 | Source – Credit© Atlanta Remodeling & Construction


Traditional Kitchen with Black and White Wall Tiles and Wood Flooring

This mostly white kitchen serves a luxurious feel! The black and white hex tile backsplash stands out between the white shaker-style cabinets with white marble countertops and adds a nice texture. The white cabinets with black hardware dominate the space and provide a bright and spacious atmosphere. Also, the black hardware complements the backsplash tiles. The black, gold, and white pendant lights complete the traditional overall style and add a dose of sparkle.

Dark Backsplash Colors

You may decide to pair your white cabinets with a dark backsplash, but which color is the best for your kitchen? Black, gray, brown, blue, or more! There are different dark color options and this wide variety allows you to create your dreamy kitchens!

Dark Gray Backsplash with White Cabinets

Sleek, elegant, and always stylish! Gray is the most versatile color that can easily work with different color schemes and design aesthetics. With a dark gray backsplash, you can create a contrasting look but not as contrasting as black. That’s why, if you want to create a soft contrast, a dark gray backsplash will be a perfect addition to your white cabinets.

Beach Style Kitchen with Gray Herringbone Tile and Wood Island

ID# 127508 | Source – Credit© Jessica Koltun Home


Beach Style Kitchen with Gray Herringbone Tile and Wood Island

In this beach-style kitchen, neutral color shades perfectly come together. The crisp white color of the cabinets and countertops bring a clean and fresh look between the neutral colors. The gray herringbone tile backsplash completes the elegant look of the white shaker-style cabinets. The wood kitchen island creates a continuous look with the wood flooring.

Midcentury Kitchen with Shiplap Ceiling and Dark Wood Flooring

ID# 127509 | Source – Credit© Studio Steinbomer


Midcentury Kitchen with Shiplap Ceiling and Stainless Steel Appliances

Thanks to the high ceiling, this kitchen has already a characteristic vibe. At the back, the white shaker-style cabinets and the gray backsplash provide a clean and sleek backdrop. The gray fish scale tiles add a unique look without overwhelming. The gray countertops of the perimeter cabinets and the island complement the backsplash. The white shiplap ceiling and the glass pendant light complete the open and airy feel of the design. The dark wood flooring and the exposed beam nicely contrast with the whites to add a luxurious feel.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and White Countertops

ID# 127510 | Source – Credit© Gruen Eco Design


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and White Countertops

Clean, sleek, modern! In this bright kitchen design, clean lines, straight edges, and a neutral color scheme create a modern appeal. The stacked layout of the gray subway tile backsplash creates a harmonious look with the modern style of the flat-panel cabinets. The gray pendant lights complement the backsplash tiles. The light wood stools and the wood flooring breaks the white domination and bring warmth to the atmosphere.

Black Backsplash with White Cabinets

There is no doubt that black is the most sophisticated color and it can easily add character and style to any design. If you want to highlight your backsplash against your white kitchen cabinets, there is no better option than a black which provides the most contrasting look!

Small Bright Kitchen Design with Black Backsplash and Wood Countertop

ID# 127511 | Source – Credit© Pogorelova Olga Designer


Small Bright Kitchen Design with Black Backsplash and Wood Countertop

Even if this kitchen has a small space, the mostly white color scheme makes the space feel larger and provides a spacious atmosphere. To add visual interest, the interior designer pair with crisp white cabinets with a black backsplash and a wood countertop. The black backsplash brings depth to the room.

Contemporary Kitchen with Black Quartz Slabs

ID# 127512 | Source – Credit© Studio MMA Architecture + Design


Contemporary Kitchen with Black Quartz Slabs

Thanks to the black quartz backsplash and countertops, this contemporary kitchen has a unique appeal. The white veining of the black Corian Quartz countertops and backsplash complement the white cabinetry while the black slabs nicely contrast with the whites to add a sense of luxury. The wood flooring and the beige counter chairs soften the sharp contrasting look and bring a warm feel.

Modern Open Concept Kitchen with Colorful Details

ID# 127513 | Source – Credit© Karacol


Modern Open Concept Kitchen with Colorful Details

With its colorful and textural details, this contemporary kitchen serves a joyful appeal! The white perimeter cabinets are paired with wood countertops which complements the wood upper cabinets. The black backsplash and the dark green wall paint provide a sleek backdrop for the rest of the kitchen. The colorful open shelves, chairs, and blue patterned floor tiles perfectly finalize the design by sprucing up.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Multicolored Floor Tiles

ID# 127514 | Source – Credit© JWH Design and Cabinetry LLC


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Multicolored Floor Tiles

With its white shaker cabinets, black countertops, black backsplash, wood island, and stainless steel appliances, this elegant kitchen serves a classic traditional look. The oversized stainless steel range hood creates a focal point between the white upper cabinetry. The black subway tile backsplash adds a nice texture. The wood kitchen island makes a rustic twist against the other features. The multicolored floor tiles add another layer of texture.

Dark Brown Backsplash with White Cabinets

Brown shades are perfect for adding a warm feel without sacrificing elegance. You can complete the warmness of the dark brown backsplash with some wooden textures or brass details!

Luxury Contemporary Kitchen with Natural Stone Slab

ID# 127515 | Source – Credit© Татьяна Вакуева | Abwarten!


Luxury Contemporary Kitchen with Natural Stone Slab

This natural stone slab backsplash is a game changer! It draws attention at the first sight and elevates this otherwise ordinary kitchen into an eye-catching design. White cabinets serve a clean and simple look to make the backsplash the centerpiece of the room! The dark gray ceiling emphasizes the cabinetry while the kitchen island complements the ceiling.

Traditional Kitchen with Eclectic Vibes

ID# 127516 | Source – Credit© Студия Олеси Шляхтиной


Traditional Kitchen with Eclectic Vibes

The colorful details add some eclectic vibes to this transitional kitchen! The yellow open shelving, red chairs, and colorful decorations bring joy to the atmosphere and make an unexpected twist against the traditional appeal which is created by the off-white cabinets with a marble countertop and metal hardware. The brown backsplash tiles provide a warm yet elegant backdrop.

Brown Granite Slab Backsplash and Countertops with Black Shelves

ID# 127517 | Source – Credit© Simple Way


Brown Granite Slab Backsplash and Countertops with Black Shelves

The luxurious feel of the stone slabs is everything! In this contemporary kitchen, The brown granite slab backsplash, and granite countertops add a dose of luxury and a nice texture to the design. The black floating shelves create a harmonious look with the granites. White recessed-panel cabinets bring a bright look against the dark colors. The brass hardware of the cabinetry completes the luxurious feel of the room.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Dark Wood Island

ID# 127518 | Source – Credit© Brandon Barré Architectural Interior Photographer


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Dark Wood Island

In this transitional kitchen, the dark brown backsplash behind the stove and the dark wood range hood creates a focal point between the white shaker-style cabinets. The white cabinetry and the white glass subway tile backsplash serve a clean and bright look and make the dark features is the centerpiece of the room. the same stone material is also used on the perimeter countertops to create a continuous look.

Dark Blue Backsplash with White Cabinets

Blue is the reminiscence of sky and ocean and it is perfect to create a serene and calming atmosphere. Darker shades of blue like cobalt or navy have more dramatic appeals that can nicely contrast with white cabinets.

Navy Blue SubwayTile Backsplash with Bright White Cabinetry

ID# 127519 | Source – Credit© Alair Homes Decatur


Navy Blue SubwayTile Backsplash with Bright White Cabinetry

The vibrant blue color of the subway tile backsplash brings the serene feel of the ocean into this eclectic kitchen design. The blue backsplash pulls the attention at the first sight and brings a unique look to the design. The white cabinets are paired with a white countertop, undermount sinks, and metallic hardware. The hardware complements the stainless steel appliances. Dark wood and black stools, and white pendant lights make a beautiful final touch.

White Transitional Kitchen with Dark Blue Stacked Tiles

ID# 127520 | Source – Credit© Designtank


White Transitional Kitchen with Dark Blue Stacked Tiles

Clean, minimal yet effective! The stacked layout of the dark blue subway tiles makes a modern twist against the traditional style of the white shaker cabinets. Also, the vertical placement of the tiles complements the shape of the upper cabinets which makes the space feel taller. Rectangular brass handles enhance this modernity while the white Silestone quartz countertop completes the clean look of the cabinetry. The wooden flooring makes a warm final touch.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Wood Details

ID# 127521 | Source – Credit© Fenton & Fenton


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Wood Details

Bright, spacious, and full of character! This contemporary kitchen features white cabinets with a dark backsplash, white countertops, and wood details. The navy blue glass backsplash panel brings depth between the white cabinetry while the beadboard door style of the cabinets adds a nice texture. The wood detains of the cabinets and the wood stools complete the warm feel of the wood flooring.

Dark Green Backsplash with White Cabinets

Are you looking for some adventurous color, dark green backsplash with white cabinets will be a perfect combination for you. Emerald, forest, olive, and more. There is a perfect shade of a dark green backsplash for everyone!

Scandinavian Kitchen with Dark Green Herringbone Backsplash

ID# 127522 | Source – Credit© EgoDesign


Scandinavian Kitchen with Dark Green Herringbone Backsplash

The bold green color of the ceramic backsplash tiles creates a striking focal point between the white cabinets and transforms this otherwise ordinary kitchen into an eye-catching design. The herringbone layout and the white grout of the green subway tiles emphasize the backsplash. White grouts complement the cabinetry and the white countertop. The floral kitchen wallpaper on the range hood adds a romantic feel to the atmosphere while the gray hexagon floor tiles add another layer of texture.

Midcentury Kitchen with Marble Island

ID# 127523 | Source – Credit© Tina Montemayor Design


Midcentury Kitchen with Marble Island

In this mid-century kitchen design, the marble kitchen island makes a statement and elevates the design. The emerald green subway backsplash tile creates an eye-catching backdrop with the white kitchen cabinets. The white grouting of the tiles emphasizes the beautiful pattern.

What backsplash goes with white cabinets?

White cabinets are an all-time favorite for all kitchen types and thanks to their clean and sleek look they can work with every color scheme. White, beige, pink, yellow, or more, you can incorporate every color into your kitchen with white cabinets. Light color like a white tile looks perfect with white cabinetry. However, if you want to make your backsplash is the centerpiece of your kitchen, there is no better option than pairing your white cabinets with a dark backsplash.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Wood Floor

ID# 127524 | Source – Credit© Denby Dowling Interiors


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Wood Floor

These green subway tiles have a wow factor! The backsplash tiles stand out between the white kitchen cabinetry and transform this transitional kitchen design. The glossy finish of the tiles completes the bright atmosphere which is created by the white-dominated color scheme. The wood flooring complements the natural feel of the forest green and provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Backsplash Materials

Although the appearance of the backsplash is important, its function is just as important and material provides this functionality. Some materials like glass, provide easier to clean and more durable surfaces. Some materials like natural stones require more maintenance. That is why it is important to know the features of backsplash materials before installation.

Dark Glass Tile Backsplash with White Cabinets

Thanks to their glossy surfaces, glass tiles are a great way to add a bright look. When this shiny appeal meets with a dark color, the result is just perfect! You can easily add a dramatic effect with a dark glass tile backsplash and create a focal point between your white cabinets.

Glossy Gray Backsplash Tiles with White Quartz Countertops

ID# 127525 | Source – Credit© 27 Diamonds Interior Design


Glossy Gray Backsplash Tiles with White Quartz Countertops

With its shaker cabinets, glossy glass backsplash, and Premium Natural Quartz countertops, this transitional kitchen serves a luxurious feel. The glossy finish of the gray glass backsplash tiles is in a harmony with the bright look of the cabinets. The sleek and beautiful veining of the white Caesarstone quartz countertops adds a nice texture. The blue velvet counter chairs enhance the luxury level.

Transitional Kitchen with Mosaic Tiles and Gray Island

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Transitional Kitchen with Mosaic Tiles and Gray Island

In this transitional kitchen, the multicolored glass backsplash tiles bring a mosaic appeal and add visual interest to the design. This mosaic appeal creates a focal point between the white kitchen cabinetry. The large gray kitchen island with a white countertop provides plenty of space for both cooking and large family gatherings!.

All white Kitchen with Multicolored Backsplash

ID# 127527 | Source – Credit© Granite Transformations


All-white Kitchen with Multicolored Backsplash

This white kitchen is artfully crafted! The black, gray, and beige subway tiles bring a dynamic look between the flat surfaces of the white cabinetry. Using all features in white except the backsplash makes the backsplash the star of the kitchen!

Contemporary Kitchen with Teal Tiles and Wood Details

ID# 127528 | Source – Credit© Spencer Constructions (QLD) Pty Ltd


Contemporary Kitchen with Teal Tiles and Wood Details

The lovely teal color of the glass backsplash instantly elevates this contemporary kitchen and makes a joyful touch. The clean and simple appeal of the flat-panel cabinets allows the backsplash tiles to stand out. White countertops and the white island complete the bright look of the cabinetry. The linear wood lighting fixture completes the modern lines of the design.

Dark Marble Backsplash with White Cabinets

Marble has already a characteristic appeal, and if it is dark, it will definitely be the centerpiece piece of your kitchen! Also, a dark marble backsplash will add a sense of luxury to your white kitchen cabinets!

Monochromatic Kitchen Design with Modern Features

ID# 127529 | Source – Credit© Александр Кипшара


Monochromatic Kitchen Design with Modern Features

The monochromatic color scheme of this contemporary kitchen gives both luxurious and vintage feels. The white and gray lacquer cabinets reflect the effortless beauty of the modern style while the black countertop creates a contrasting look. The black soapstone backsplash adds a nice textural look and perfectly completes the luxurious feel. The glass pendant lights and the purple velvet counter chairs make a beautiful final touch!

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Concrete Island

ID# 127530 | Source – Credit© Du Bois Design Ltd.


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Concrete Island

This concrete kitchen island is definitely a statement maker! Thanks to its sculptural shape, the island acts as a piece of art and elevates this contemporary kitchen design. White cabinets, black hexagon backsplash, and open shelving create a sleek backdrop while gray countertop and pendant lights complement the kitchen island. The white textures of the black tiles add a nice texture. Wood open shelves allow the black backsplash to stand out.

Dark Ceramic Tile Backsplash with White Cabinets

With their endless variety of color, pattern, and texture options, and affordable prices, ceramic tiles are a common option for many homeowners and interior designers. You can go with a solid dark ceramic backsplash or use some dark patterned tiles to add more visual interest. Whatever your choice is, a dark ceramic backsplash can easily complete the style of your white cabinets.

Tiny Black Chevron Tile Backsplash with White Grout

ID# 127532 | Source – Credit© DAFT Interiors


Tiny Black Chevron Tile Backsplash with White Grout

Using very small tiles like this design is a great way to add a slight textural look! Here, the tiny black chevron tiles provide a sleek backdrop for the white recessed-panel cabinetry. The white grouting complements the cabinetry while emphasizing the chevron pattern. The white cabinets are paired with a white farmhouse sink, white countertop, and black hardware.

Dark Subway Tile Backsplash with White Cabinets and Black Hood

ID# 127533 | Source – Credit© Webber Coleman Woodworks


Dark Subway Tile Backsplash with White Cabinets and Black Hood

Farmhouse kitchen with black, white, and wood palette. Inset cabinets with glass doors, decorative feet on base cabinets. Nickel gap-clad island with stained wood end supports. Custom metal and wood decorative range hood surround. Mid-sized country l-shaped open concept kitchen photo with a farmhouse sink, medium tone wood floor, wood ceiling, shaker cabinets, white cabinetry, quartz countertops, black backsplash, ceramic backsplash, paneled appliances, an island, and black countertops.

What countertop goes with white cabinets and dark backsplash?

After the cabinets and backsplash, countertops are also important features that affect the overall look of the kitchen. If you want to create a continuous look, a dark countertop will be a perfect addition. However, if you will use a light-colored countertop your dark-colored backsplash will be the star of your kitchen, and this way you can create a focal point.

Glossy Gray Hexagon Tile Backsplash with Navy blue Island

ID# 127534 | Source – Credit© YourStyle Kitchens Ltd


Glossy Gray Hexagon Tile Backsplash with Navy-blue Island

The crisp white cabinets, the quartz countertop, and gray elongated hex tiles create a cohesive backdrop for the Hale Navy kitchen island with gray counter chairs. Black accents like chandelier, faucets, and the details of the chairs emphasize the design by creating contrast.

White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Wood Textures

ID# 127535 | Source – Credit | © Fenton GC


White Cabinets with Dark Backsplash and Wood Textures

The black starburst backsplash tiles are the star of this Scandinavian kitchen design! These tiles give a unique appeal to the kitchen and create an eye-catching focal point between the white cabinetry with a white countertop. The wooden textures like flooring and peninsula and the greenery plants complete the cozy vibes of the Scandi style!

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