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Two-Tone Cabinets with Full Function Kitchen Island and White Countertops

White and lilac colors harmonize beautifully in this transitional kitchen. The white shaker-style cabinets with brass hardware are topped with white countertops with striking veins. The marble mosaic tile backsplash adds texture and evokes visual interest. The full-function kitchen island with a lilac torso is in complete unity with the paneled range hood dressing fixture of the same color. Alongside the beams, the brass hardware and brass lighting pendants over the island spice up the overall design. In its overall look, this white and lilac-dominant kitchen feels very welcoming, creating an intimate ambiance with a dine-in zone. Above all, what is most lovable about this kitchen is that you can use this space to socialize.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Slab-Front White Cabinets and a Waterfall Island

This open-plan contemporary kitchen with a monochromatic palette is expressive with a wide range of textures and fixtures, and it speaks through its functionality. This well-curated kitchen makes the white marble waterfall island the visual focal point and grounds the whole kitchen scheme on it. Rain-drop-shaped pendants, for example, complete the waterfall island that offers a downward flow and flexibility, which is one of the key properties of contemporary kitchens. So, it plays with the theme of water in many different ways. With integrated stainless-steel high-tech technology, it comes closer to a futuristic look. A mosaic tile backsplash with a busy pattern is visually appealing and develops the overall look of the kitchen. Also, modern white cabinets with a sleek and clutter-free design solidify the minimalist.

White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Dating back to the 3rd millennium, mosaic tiles have a long history. After originating in Mesopotamia, they got popular in Ancient Greece and Ancient Roma, where they were mainly used to produce works of art. Since then, they have maintained their popularity with their high capacity to produce unique and creative designs. In today’s market, we come across mosaic tiles in various forms and colors being used in a wide range of settings, including pools, showers, bathrooms, kitchen walls and floors, and kitchen backsplash. One of their most popular forms is a white mosaic tile backsplash used as a kitchen backsplash. So, if you want to learn more about these stunning tiles, scroll down and find beautiful design ideas!

A white mosaic tile backsplash is great in the kitchen for various reasons. First, mosaic tiles’ shape, design, and color palette are very rich and help you achieve the effect you desire for your kitchen. Secondly, they partner with other patterns, such as herringbone, hex, and subway tiles, which enriches the options one can have with the mosaics. In other words, they can adapt perfectly to any pattern to make bold statements in the house. For the same reason, it is not likely for them to be ever out of style but preserve their popularity as the stylish and eye-pleasing elements of your home. From bathroom walls to laundry rooms, these tiles can be suitable for different home design projects. In this article, we rounded up different applications of white tile ideas for kitchen backsplashes.

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Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets and White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

The transitional kitchen with a neutral color palette feels welcoming. Its neutral color palette is enriched with brass hardware and textural additions such as wooden floating corner shelves and white and gold backsplash with floral patterns. Floral patterned backsplash adds warmth with incorporated golden color. Pastel blue shaker-style cabinets provide a uniform look, and brass hardware brings glamour to blue cabinets. The kitchen island houses an under-mount sink with a brass gooseneck faucet. In addition to two industrial-style clear glass globe lighting fixtures coupled with brass hardware over the island, kitchen cabinet interior accent lighting emphasizes the open shelves where you can exhibit your fancy items proudly, achieving a cozy effect. Additionally, the stylish transparent bar stools with brass legs complete the kitchen’s overall look.

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Modern Mediterranean Kitchen with Wooden Ceiling Beams and Shaker Cabinets

This all-white kitchen full of inspiration resonates with a modern Mediterranean look. And it harmonizes beautifully with sand-swept hardwood flooring and exposed wooden beams on the ceiling. As such, floor and ceiling treat each other. The pitched roof with a Mediterranean flair adds a playful touch and an engaging look. Other Mediterranean touches in the kitchen include white mosaic backsplash tiles, light-blue cushions, oversized pendants, and glass-front cabinets. The wainscoting island is in complete unity with the shaker-style cabinets topped with white countertops. Also, it extends to make a room for a trio of backless bar stools, offering a practical dining zone. In its overall look, the minimalist style of this kitchen reflects its modern flair combined with the rustic and welcoming spirit of the Mediterranean kitchen.

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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White ceramic arabesque shaped mesh-mounted mosaic tile.

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White interlocking marble glass & metal mosaic tile contemporary look mosaic

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

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White Glass Herringbone Marble Look Mosaic Tile

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Traditional Kitchen with White Cabinets and Quartz Countertops

This all-white traditional kitchen features a warming ambiance with the extensive use of natural elements, hardwood flooring, and a neutral color scheme. The oversized island topped with a lightly streaked white quartz countertop feels like a generous invitation for a family gathering. The giant bowl aesthetically placed on the island and two big oak-made pendants are very eye-catching. The back of the bar stools echoes the white mosaic tile backsplash with brown dots. The wooden range hood with its bulky body flanked by two overhead cabinets, again, draws a parallel image with the island’s wooden bottom. These two cabinets with glass front detailing at the top mimic the classic paned window pattern, adding visual interest and also enriching the recessed panel cabinet repertoire of the kitchen.

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All-White Kitchen with Recessed Panel Cabinets and Glass Backsplash Tiles

The coastal-inspired kitchen feels light and airy with all-white cabinets and navy-blue accents reminding of the sea. The glistening glass mosaic wall tiles with blue touches feel like a stony beach, in complete harmony with white countertops. Likewise, a wall-mounted fish figure is very symbolic of beach life. The recessed panel cabinets reaching to the ceiling encouraged by the white ceiling create the illusion of a wider and spacious kitchen. The vintage-inspired stainless-steel stove with big red buttons adds a playful touch. The range hood hidden inside a paneled cabinet helps achieve a clutter-free look. Backless cushioned barstools with four wooden legs blend perfectly with dark wood flooring, adding a sense of warmth. Along with the dome-shaped blue pendants over the island, they enrich the texture and color scheme.

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Transitional Kitchen with Navy Blue Cabinets and White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Not too modern and not too traditional. This transitional kitchen combines different styles, achieving a sophisticated look. Recessed panel navy-blue cabinets are paired with white overhead cabinets and marble mosaic tile backsplash in a chevron pattern, evoking a tactile feeling. The zigzag pattern of the chevron backsplash gives a sense of playfulness. White floating shelves allow homeowners to reflect their personality by exhibiting their favorite kitchen items. Vintage industrial lighting fixture over the island injects nostalgic vibes, while dark wood flooring conveys warmth. The waterfall island with dark wood countertop featuring navy blue lines harmonizes perfectly with the floor and blue cabinets. White swivel bar stools with metallic hardware accompany the island. Their simple and functional design brings a more modern flair.

Glossy Mosaic Tiles

The elegant glass and marble mix rhomboid design backsplash tile

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Hex glossy glass tile with gray veins.

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Elegant Rhomboid White Glass Mosaic Backsplash Tile

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

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White interlocking marble glass & metal mosaic tile contemporary look mosaic

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Grey Cabinets with Brass Accents and Wood Island in a Transitional Kitchen

The white inset cabinets with white quartz countertops provide a monochromatic palette that suits the general style of a transitional kitchen, enriched with bold ornaments. The globe-shaped pendants with brass hardware over the island are a perfect example of this. Aside from that, the eclectic character of this transitional kitchen is achieved with brass accents and particularly the white ceramic arabesque tile backsplash with golden treatment. The softening elements of the kitchen come from wood. The sink island with a wooden torso, for instance, brings a rustic look, creating a sense of warmth and coziness. Hardwood flooring paired with a wood island neutralizes and softens the glamorous look of the kitchen. Backless bar stools with wooden seating and copper legs are another visually interesting element.

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in Kitchen with White Shaker Cabinets and Flower Pattern Mosaic Tile Backsplash

White shaker cabinets ornamented with brass hardware harmonize beautifully with the flower pattern mosaic tile backsplash with golden treatments. The white marble countertops add a neutral base. Caged pendants with brass framings make a bold statement over the island. The sink island with paneled torso sits in harmony with the rest of the kitchen, paired with the dark wood bar stools featuring rustic vibes. The range hood is hidden in a dressing fixture clad in shiplap boards, featuring a farmhouse flair. This expressive and eclectic transitional kitchen mixes confidently a variety of patterns to make bold statements. The busy patterned backsplash combined with brass accents achieves a dramatic look.

Matte Mosaic tiles

Multicolor light & medium travertine subway natural stone mosaic tile

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

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Dark gray subway slate wall tile, modern, unique and natural look.

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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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White Marble Small Picket Design Backsplash Mosaic Tile

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Grey Shaker Cabinets with Rhomboid Diamond Backsplash and White Countertops

This shabby-chic style kitchen with some renovation is remodeled with a modern approach. In these kitchens, what matters is the dishes being displayed and how the countertops are organized with personal items to attach a character to the kitchen. At this point, glass-front cabinets come into play, bringing a busy look to evoke shabby-chic vibes. They are also perfect spots to put favorite kitchen items on display. These aesthetically appealing glass-front overhead cabinets are paired with grey shaker cabinets with a pale finish. The geometric tile backsplash in shades of grey with a modest look feels inspiring while the metallic hardware in harmony with other elements completes the kitchen look.

Material Options for White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Mosaic tiles’ material repertoire is quite rich, including ceramic, travertine, metal, marble, glass, porcelain, and natural stone, and they allow for various textural schemes to don the backsplash zones in unique and creative ways.

White Marble Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Thanks to its functional and aesthetic features, a marble backsplash can easily fit any style. In today’s world, they are particularly used in contemporary kitchens to exude elegance and elevate the overall look of the interior space. Due to their veins and streaks, they have naturally flowing patterns embedded in their solid structure, making them unique. In the market, you can find their honed and polished versions in various patterns, styles, and colors. For extra glamour, you can choose a marble mosaic tile backsplash that will bring visual interest and personality to your kitchen.

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Transitional Kitchen with Chevron Pattern White Mosaic Tile Backsplash and Contrasting Kitchen Island

White shaker cabinets with metallic hardware and white countertops create a sense of freshness in this air and light-filled transitional kitchen. Multi-colored marble mosaic tile backsplash in chevron pattern looks stylish and serves as the visual focal point. The black contrasting kitchen island with its paneled torso teams up with black stainless-steel appliances effortlessly, bringing a cohesive contrast to the kitchen. Industrial light bulbs with black hardware hanging over the island and black leather bar stools complete the look of the sinking island. Dark wood floor with black veins and stains echoes back the contrast and empowers the white domain of the kitchen. Additionally, the incorporated wooden texture brings warmth and completes all the elements to offer a full-fledged cooking and dining experience.

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Blue Cabinets with White Countertops and White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

The blue overhead cabinets reaching the ceiling give the illusion of a high-ceilinged room, bringing an edgy and elegant look. The white arabesque-style marble mosaic tile backsplash with golden touches harmonizes with shaker-style cabinets. The backsplash reaches the ceiling replacing the upper cabinets. The sink is also incorporated with a butcher cutting board directly fitting the sink that fully engages with the farmhouse theme. The medium-tone wood flooring brings warmth and softens the sharp contrast between white countertops and dark blue cabinets. The room is also interspersed with three windows with black and white frames that harmonize with the kitchen’s color scheme beautifully, helping achieve a cohesive look effortlessly.

How do you make a mosaic backsplash?

Creating your mosaic backsplash is an inexpensive and fun method to beautify and color your kitchen. The fun part is that you can plan the design as you wish and can feel free and experiment with the mosaic tiles to project your personality. While creating one, you can always find inspiration in nature, art, and architectural pieces. If you have already broken items made of porcelain, ceramic, or glass, you can incorporate them into your design.

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Beach-inspired Kitchen with Blue Cabinets and White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

This beach-style kitchen accommodates navy blue cabinets with brass accents adding a luxurious touch. Glass-front overhead cabinets offer transparency and allow homeowners to exhibit their favorite kitchen items modestly and indirectly. White porcelain tiles enhance the texture scheme of the kitchen with a pebble-stone look, reminding of the seaside. The white countertops partner with the rest of the kitchen in harmony. The goose-neck faucet with double handles brings an additional charm. The dark wood floor is partially covered by a running-style rug with busy patterns echoing the color scheme of the kitchen, and it also brings warmth and intimacy. Above all, what is most favorable about this kitchen is how the daily used items on the countertop present a scene from daily life: Two wine glasses, a wine bottle, and fresh strawberries placed in a rustic tray and a cotton towel waiting to be used.

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Traditional Kitchen with a Sink Island and Marble Countertops

This all-white traditional kitchen is enriched with diverse texture schemes and luxurious fixtures. Marble waterjet backsplash is one of the showpieces with a snake-like pattern bending and curving, bringing a flowing element. The interior open shelves are inserted into the columns to support the paneled dressing fixture of the range hood. The sink island with a marble countertop is perfect for a couple of reasons. First, it serves as a practical dining table and a work surface. Also, with its front legs, it brings visual interest. The backless bar stools with black leather and brass legs are a perfect couple with the two globular pendants of the same materials hanging over the island. The dark wood floor is an excellent finish that brings contrast and elevates the traditional flair.

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All White Kitchen with Brass Accents and Shaker Cabinets

The L-shaped kitchen with a sinking island offers a cozy working and dining space. White shaker cabinets are adorned with brass hardware. The apron-front sink is visually pleasing and paired with a brass faucet. Clear glass contemporary pendants with golden hardware hangover the all-white sink island topped with Silestone quartz countertop, adding texture and luxury. White cushioned bar stools with wooden legs accompany the island in harmony, featuring rustic vibes. The multi-colored marble mosaic tiles as the centerpiece of the kitchen bring texture and also an intriguing look. The brass wall sconce over the window reminds us of industrial lighting fixtures. The medium-tone wood floor softens the all-white color scheme of the kitchen, adding some warmth. Also, as an organic element, it serves as a soothing factor. This transitional kitchen with a white scheme feels airy and fresh. With eye-catching brass details, it evokes interest.

White Glass Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Glass tiles are one of the most favored backsplash materials for their non-porous skin, versatility, ease of maintenance, and durability. Their reflective surfaces toy with natural light playfully, creating the illusion of a much larger space. If you are adventurous and looking for something different, glass mosaic tiles are an excellent option, as they come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and designs.

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Modern Traditional Kitchen with White Mosaic Tile Backsplash and White Cabinets

White recessed panel cabinets make the kitchen look airy and fresh, adding a sense of spaciousness. They perfectly blend with the white walls and seem like a natural extension. White glass mosaic tile backsplash with a glittering look brings glamour, and quartzite countertops neutralize the backsplash effect. A candleholder placed on the island and caged pendants over the island add more traditional elements to the modern flair of the kitchen. The classic paned windows with white frames maintain the white theme and allow an abundance of natural light to bounce off on the glass mosaic tiles and countertops. This uniform white look of the kitchen keeps its sophistication with metallic hardware and stainless-steel appliances that add extra texture. By mixing some industrial lighting fixtures like caged pendants, the kitchen takes us back in time and still passes the test of time by sticking to its traditional character.

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White Shaker Cabinets with Blue Island and Black Soapstone Countertops

This eat-in kitchen with an open plan layout as one of the most frequently visited zones of the house offers an intimate space. Thus, the arrangement of the fixtures and cabinets becomes more important. White shaker-style cabinets reaching the ceiling create a sense of spaciousness and give the illusion of a wider kitchen space. As cabinet styles are kept simple, complementary elements are chosen to add more character. The white glass mosaic tile backsplash and black soapstone countertops bring visual interest and also stunning contrast. Also, you can exhibit your essentials in the glass front cabinets to make an impression and project your personality to the kitchen. The blue kitchen island topped with a white countertop adds a pop of color and also offers enough space to host a family gathering.

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Grey Cabinets with White Mosaic Tile Backsplash and Exposed Ceiling Beams

The traditional kitchen is dressed in shades of grey from ceiling to the floor, achieving a cohesive look, and it is perfect for those looking for some glamorous touches on a neutral backdrop. To start with, the exposed grey ceiling beams with a clean finish add dimension and house three grey pendants hanging over the island. The kitchen island features a grey torso topped with a white Caesarstone quartz countertop. The cushioned barstools with wooden skeletons break up the monotony. The glossy glass mosaic tile backsplash with a metallic finish adds visual and textural interest. The black stainless steel electronic appliances are beautifully integrated, also blending seamlessly with the grey color palette of the kitchen.

White Ceramic Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Ceramic tiles have maintained their popularity for ages and they are still essential parts of our kitchens as a backsplash and a countertop or for coating the floors. It requires low maintenance than other materials like natural stones and it is high durability that makes them this special. Plus, they come in various shapes, colors, and materials, which make them highly customizable. As they allow homeowners to achieve the look they are looking for, it is safe to say that they are one of the best and safe options as a kitchen backsplash.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Half-Waterfall Island and Quartz Countertops

One of the indispensable elements of contemporary kitchens is the generous use of wood. But why is that? First, wood elevates the overall look of the kitchen with its natural form and texture effortlessly. Secondly, it brings a contrast which contemporary designs love to toy with. In this kitchen, wood is effectively combined with grey and black. Grey-painted flat-front wood upper cabinets are in complete contrast with dark wood base cabinets. The brass hardware adds charm in complete unity with the brass goose-neck faucet. The multi-colored backsplash tile mimics the color patterns of the kitchen. The half-waterfall island with Corian quartz countertop dropping down only on one side brings an experimental touch with an irregular pattern. Also, distressed hardwood flooring gives a rustic look, complementing the total visual scheme.

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Flat-Panel Cabinets with Wooden Countertops and White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

This spacious and functional kitchen couple white flat-panel upper cabinets with navy-blue base cabinets of the same style. The wooden countertop with face stains creates a sense of warmth. White ceramic hex tile backsplash with black grout as one of the main elements of the kitchen completes the overall visual scheme. White electronic appliances break up the blue cabinets’ routine on the floor level. The wooden countertops match the wooden window frames, achieving a cohesive look. The sink island with a white countertop and blue torso offers a dining area and ample storage space. Three counter bar stools with a black frame and white legs accompany the island. The globe-shaped glass pendants mix modern with an industrial design while enriching the overall look of the kitchen.

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Transitional Kitchen with Multi-colored Ceramic Mosaic Tile Backsplash and Wooden Floating Shelves

This transitional kitchen showcases how to define particular areas with specific functions through fixtures and backsplash. Installed right over the kitchen island, a light-hued wooden ceiling beam, for instance, helps distinguish the open concept kitchen from the living room. Another example is the cooking zone featuring multi-colored ceramic mosaic tile backsplash, while the rest of the wall is tiled with the white picket tile backsplash with golden grout. Also, the backsplash designs refer back to the color scheme of the kitchen and bring cohesion. The range hood hidden inside a dressing fixture clad in shiplap boards with a golden trim harmonizes beautifully with the backsplash. Wooden floating shelves and apron-front sink emit farmhouse vibes, while low-back bar stools with brass legs exemplify a modern touch. White shaker cabinets are completed with a white quartz countertop.

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Mid-Century Kitchen with Wood Cabinets and White Countertops

With a simple and functional design, the air and the light-filled mid-century kitchen feel very inviting. Light-tone flat-panel wood cabinets with a grey undertone bring nature into your home generously. With a neutral and warm color scheme, grey touches feel saturated and blend with the wood cabinets beautifully. Stainless steel appliances don’t cancel the light wood cabinets’ soothing effect. Rather, they harmonize with them. The cabinets are paired with white countertops while adding a neutral backdrop to achieve cohesion. The ceramic mosaic tile backsplash in the shades of grey enhances the texture scheme. Also, the minimal wall sconce over the window complements the scheme. As you move your eyes downward, you meet the grey painted open shelves, the perfect spots to add some personal touches to project your personality to the kitchen.

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Farmhouse Kitchen with White Shaker Cabinets and Blue Island

The inspiring combination of white and blue offers a refreshing ambiance in this light-filled farmhouse kitchen. A great amount of natural light reaches across the dining zone to the main cooking area. White shaker cabinets with grass-front detailing at the top make use of the light perfectly. The stunning island with a creamy white countertop stands out with its blue torso and provides enough room to host four people, leaving enough space for knees. Backless square counter stools featuring farmhouse allure bring visual interest. Floral patterned blue and white backsplash combine white and blue to match the overall kitchen color scheme. Also, to offer a clutter-free look, the range hood is hidden in a paneled cabinet with subtle privacy.

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Beach-Inspired Kitchen with Shiplap Island and White Recessed-Panel Cabinets

This beach-inspired kitchen speaks luxury with three pompous chandeliers, brass accents, a gorgeous range hood with golden trims, and an elegant faucet gently inserted into the island. White painted recessed-panel wood cabinets are paired with white marble countertops, brightening up the interiors beautifully. Brass hardware spices up the neutral background, while the white ceramic mosaic backsplash with golden treatments harmonizes beautifully with the kitchen’s color palette. The large glass-front cabinet with a wooden interior exhibits seashells on the top shelf while bringing sea and nature into your home. The white island swathed in a shiplap board with brass accents elevates the overall look of the kitchen. Additionally, backless sea-blue cushioned square counter stools with white legs team up with the island and add a pop of color with coastal vibes.

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Traditional Kitchen with Dark Wood Island and White Recessed Panel Cabinets

The traditional flair is brought into this kitchen with the dark wood island, recessed panel cabinetry, and neutral color scheme. White shaker cabinets provide a perfect backdrop, bonding effortlessly with other elements. The dark wood wainscoting island topped with a white marble countertop has a corresponding partnership with the traditional range hood of the same color sandwiched between two white shaker cabinets. The busy patterned mosaic tile backsplash in white and black builds an interesting backdrop for the kitchen’s neutral scheme. Wrought-iron chandeliers hanging confidently over the island are an excellent addition to the traditional kitchen. Also, this garden-level kitchen receives a good amount of light from the green outdoor space bringing life to the indoors. Needless to say, this kitchen exuding elegance caters to the needs of the homeowners.

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Transitional Kitchen with White Shaker Cabinets and Multi-colored Ceramic Mosaic Tile Backsplash

This transitional kitchen colored with pink feels cozy and inviting with a soothing ambiance. Like in any transitional kitchen, white shaker cabinets with a simple frame are ornamented with fixtures and furnishings. However, what differentiates this transitional kitchen from others is the generous use of pink and its shades in different zones. The multi-colored ceramic mosaic tile backsplash is paired with white quartz countertops filled with veins. Floral patterned curtains treat the white-trimmed classic paned windows. They are also in complete harmony with the running-style rug. On the other hand, the globular pink pendants looking like candies bring an extra sweet taste to the kitchen. Lastly, as a contrasting feature, large plank wood flooring reinforces a sense of warmth, sealing the overall look of the kitchen perfectly.

Tile Shapes

Tile shapes are essential particularly for aesthetic purposes to attach a certain character to the rooms or complete a particular theme. They come in a variety of shapes, be it the subway, hexagon, chevron, square, herringbone, diamond, or rhomboid tiles, which are cut in uniform shapes. However, for mosaics, the scenario is a bit different. So, it’s better not to bracket it out with other tile shapes. Well, what differentiates mosaic tiling from the rest is that they can be arranged quite randomly. As mentioned above, while tiles are cut in uniform shapes, mosaics allow for experimenting and assembling different sized, colored, and shaped pieces. For the same reason, mosaic tiling can be considered a work of art and a great way to personalize your home.

White Subway Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Even though subway tiles as a subcategory of rectangular tiles are mostly used in the classic-style kitchens with vintage themes, they also serve well in modern kitchens. Their timeless appeal makes them always come back and an essential piece in today’s market. White subway mosaic tile backsplash is a good example of how we can jazz up subway tiles.

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White Shaker Cabinets with Blue Island and Brass Accents

This eat-in kitchen comes with an island in a blue paneled torso topped with white quartz countertops. It houses a golden-colored faucet that brings glamour, making rooms for four cushioned bar stools with dark wood skeletons. The luxurious industrial-style lighting fixture hangs over the island, adding more character to the kitchen. White shaker cabinets are embellished with brass accents. The glass subway tiles go well with the white countertops and cabinets. The range hood hidden in a cabinet has its own private space while offering a clutter-free look. The appeal of the kitchen comes mainly from the solidified relationship between white and blue and its functionality. Also, its uncomplicated smoothness offers simplicity in harmony with bold fixtures of various styles. The kitchen’s smooth transitions amid different eras are crowned with a modern flair.

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Transitional Kitchen with White Mosaic Tile Backsplash and Wooden Floating Shelves

The L-shaped white kitchen borrows a great amount of light from the veranda led through a full-glass patio door. As natural light and the fresh air fill the kitchen thoroughly, it keeps the interiors bright and airy. The all-white kitchen is crowned with subway mosaic tiles in shades of grey and two caged pendants with black metal framing. The floating wooden shelves bring warmth and a rustic flair, while the pendants with light bulbs take us back in time. The kitchen island is topped with a white quartz countertop matching the perimeter countertops of the same color and material. The island’s torso clad in shiplap boards calls for coastal vibes, and its recessed bottom houses wooden backless bar stools with black metal legs while complementing the kitchen’s white theme with rustic and contrasting elements.

How to install mosaic tile backsplash?

Let’s first start with all the materials you need, which are thin-set or mastic, grout, a measuring tape, a trowel, spacers, towel, water, a tile nipper, a tiling float, and gloves for hand protection, eye protection, and sponges.


After getting the materials ready, first, you need to measure the backsplash area and make sure to outline electric layouts to make the required cutouts. If you want to go for a partial tiling, draw the pattern on the wall (If not, you can skip this part). To do so, you can use a different flat surface with the same measurements to create the design. The flat surface needs to be hard enough to carry the weight of the tiles. Also, check if the flat surface fits the backsplash area. If not, make the necessary adjustments.


Now it is the nipper’s time to come into play, which means that you can start cutting the tiles and arranging them on the template. Before starting, wear eye protection to avoid any accidents. As you start your design, make sure to leave some gaps between the pieces about ¼ inch apart. When the design is complete, you need to lay them on the backsplash area by using your template guide. The application area needs to be clean and dry. If you don’t want to apply the tiles directly to your wall, then you can use a concrete board and install it onto the wall. The next stage includes gluing every single piece and sticking on the backsplash zone. Then with the tiling float, press on the tiles to ensure uniformity.

Again, don’t forget to leave spaces between the tiles. Let it dry for 24 -48 hours and come back to apply the grout.
However, if your design is pre-made and the tiles come in sheets, then you can spread the adhesive on the wall with the trowel and install the tiles easily. Use spacers between to ensure the spaces are even. Use the float to make tiles secured and firm on the wall.


If you get a pre-made grout, it will make things much easier for you. Wear gloves while applying the grout. Applying a generous amount of grout is important to get rid of the sharp edges and strengthen the mosaic tiles. Then, clean the surface with a damp cloth. The last stage is to feel proud for having created your mosaic tile backsplash. Also, it is always recommended to consult the manufacturer before rolling up your sleeves!

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Contemporary Kitchen with White Mosaic Tile Backsplash and Brown Cabinets

In this contemporary kitchen, brown recessed panel cabinets are completed with white marble countertops and a white glass subway mosaic tile backsplash. The brown color doesn’t cancel the white’s lightning effect. On the contrary, it empowers the white by creating a sharp contrast. The large corner window lets an abundance of natural light, building on the effect of a white backsplash. The contemporary approach is deeply felt in the experimental touches. For instance, some of the mosaic tiles are larger than others, evoking a more intriguing look and style. Another example of a contemporary touch is the faucet featuring a more angular form. Additionally, the playful contrasts add more of a character to the perfect union of all the elements.

Glass Mosaic Tiles

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

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Mediterranean Kitchen with White Cabinets and White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

This top-to-toe white Mediterranean kitchen brings a coastal delight with sand-swept flooring. Arched openings are perfect for natural ventilation, looking beautiful, and glass-front cabinets are visually appealing. The metal range hood with stripes harmonizes perfectly with metallic hardware and metal legs of the bar stools. The white shaker cabinets are completed with beige-gray countertops and a multi-colored subway tile backsplash. A double island provides ample storage space and work surface while bringing visual interest and a layered look to this open-plan space. Four white counter stools with modern vibes accompany the second island. Additionally, with a rich repertoire of materials, the kitchen feels rich texture-wise, suiting the Mediterranean spirit perfectly. Even though it is mostly clad in white, it still manages to evoke earthy feelings.

White Hexagon Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Hexagons, also known as honeycomb tiles, with very intriguing geometric structures are one of the best options to make bold statements with your backsplash. By playing with their format sizes, you can create different textural and visual schemes. When their versatility is combined with mosaics’ flexible and fluid identity, the outcome will never be disappointing.

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Two-Tone Cabinets with Brass Accents and White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

What we love most in this U-shaped kitchen is the blue-white hexagon tile backsplash harmonizing with white countertops, while the rest of the kitchen mimics this partnership in pairs. For instance, the shaker-style white overhead cabinets are paired with dark blue base cabinets, achieving a cohesive contrast. The glass front detailing and brass accents add visual interest and texture. And the kitchen’s rich bold fixtures are most evident in pinecone pendant lights with golden touches hanging stylishly over the peninsula. The multi-purpose peninsula with a blue torso increases the futility of the kitchen by offering extra storage space and an eat-in dining zone. In the kitchen’s overall look, the dynamic relationship between the white and blue is well balanced. And this partnership is enriched by brass hardware and under-cabinet accent lights creating a cozy atmosphere. Additionally, light-tone hardwood flooring supports the white cabinets in lightening up the interiors.

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Transitional Kitchen with Purple Island and White Cabinets

This all-white transitional kitchen features excellent fixtures and tactual surfaces to achieve a more stylish look. The white hex mosaic tile backsplash is the showpiece of the kitchen, beautifully punctuating the white recessed panel cabinets and white quartz countertops. The second bold addition is industrial-style two rectangle caged pendants with light bulbs inside hanging over the island. This sink island with a purple torso adds a stunning contrast and also a pop of color to the kitchen’s all-white look. The addition of purple breaks up the monotony and cancels the hegemony of white. The light-purple cushioned counter stools with white glossy legs bring glamour while enriching the kitchen’s color scheme. The black-framed windows encourage the inflow of natural light, keeping interiors brightened up and airy. Due to the generous windows, the kitchen maintains an open conversation with the outdoor space and fresh air.

White Herringbone Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Herringbone is a timeless pattern that we often see them coating the floors. However, they are much more than that and also welcomed as wall ornamenting elements, kitchen and bathroom backsplashes. These rectangular-shaped tiles’ beautiful pattern comes from the edges cut with a 90-degree angle offering a knitted look. If you are wondering how they look in the kitchens, there are various samples you can examine. We can confidently say that employed as a backsplash in various textures and designs, they achieve a sleek and modern look, adapting easily to stylized kitchens. Particularly, with herringbone mosaic tile backsplash, you can easily elevate your kitchen’s look as it incorporates a tactile feel and an intriguing visual texture.

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Transitional Kitchen with Grey Quartz Countertops and Herringbone Pattern White Mosaic Tile Backsplash

This single-wall transitional kitchen with a sinking island offers functional working space. Thanks to its simple layout, neutral tones, and playful contrasts, it looks well balanced with a sophisticated look. To start with, all-white shaker cabinets coupled with gray quartz countertops and black hardware portray a beautiful contrast. The marble herringbone backsplash harmonizes seamlessly with the monochromatic color scheme of the kitchen. Grey-colored stainless-steel appliances reinforce this uniform look. Two black lighting fixtures over the island elevate the kitchen’s energy. Three wicker gray tapestry counter stools with light-tone wood legs inviting rustic vibes befriend the multi-purpose sink island clad in white panels. Also, dark wood flooring with face stains adds a warming contrast and also visual interest to the monochromatic palette.

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Top-to-Toe White Kitchen with Quartz Countertops and Copper Hardware

This all-white kitchen projects the spirit of the transitional kitchen with the recessed-panel cabinets by avoiding being too modern and too traditional. It showcases a sophisticated version of simplicity with its white palette and cabinet design. Yet, on the other side, it is enriched with copper hardware, herringbone backsplash, and white quartz countertops. These elements incorporate different textures, including man-made and organic materials, enriching the kitchen’s tactile and visual repertoire. All of them are blended nicely, offering a neat look with smart solutions. For example, the range hood hidden in a cabinet with its own storage space prevents a cluttered look, maintaining the uniformed look of the kitchen. However, to avoid a white sterile look, medium-tone hardwood flooring with natural stains comes into play to add charm and flirt with the copper elements.

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Spacious Eat-in Kitchen with Brass Accents and White Recessed Panel Cabinets

This light and air-filled kitchen come with all-white recessed panel cabinets. Herringbone pattern white marble herringbone backsplash is in complete harmony with white quartz countertops. The island with recessed bottom sits gently in the middle of the kitchen, enveloped by the cabinets and embracing the light coming from the windows. On the other hand, the kitchen’s neutral character is enriched with luxurious elements such as brass accents, a golden-colored goose-neck faucet, and brown leather bar stools with black metal legs. Likewise, the pendants with brass hardware emphasize the island’s modest presence. Additionally, the floating wooden shelves and light-tone hardwood flooring bring warmth and texture, inviting a rustic allure to reinforce the unity of the diverse elements in the kitchen.

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