Showcase: 10 Unique BacksplashesPosted: 12.20.2011
With the vast array of glass, porcelain, and metal tiles on the market, the options for creating one-of-a-kind backsplashes in the kitchen and the bath are limitless. Here are 10 that stand out for their elegant simplicity, creative combinations, or artful aesthetics.
This cheerful array is assembled with circle-shaped Blazestone tiles from Bedrock Industries, which are crafted entirely of post-industrial and post-consumer glass (mostly bottles); nothing is added, not even pigments.
This cozy-yet-contemporary kitchen was created with Daltile’s Glass Reflections 1-inch-by-1-inch Urban Camouflage Blend mosaic tiles, Metal Signatures Aged Bronze 6-inch-by-6-inch field tiles, and Acanthus Stone Accents.
On the Move
These shimmering Modono coated glass tiles—the Extreme Series in the Treviso pattern in Orchid Green—alter color as you move past.
EcoDomo tiles are made with pre-consumer leather from BMW car seats, adding a rich look and feel to this ultra-modern kitchen update that appeared on DIY Network’s “I Hate My Kitchen.”
Vintage bottle caps make for an eye-catching, unique look. Image via.
This simple-yet-sophisticated backsplash is a perfect complement to the kitchen’s show-stopping exotic cabinets. Though seemingly solid from far away, a closer look reveals Crossville’s individual Color By Numbers Tea for Two tiles and coordinating 1/2-inch-by-12-inch Brown/Creme listellos.
You can practically feel the sand between your toes and the salt air on your face looking at this beachy aqua-and-taupe bathroom backsplash. The installation combines Daltile’s Semi-Gloss in 6-inch-by-6-inch Spa; 1/2-inch-by 6-inch and 1-inch-by-6-inch flat liners in Artison Brown and Almond; and 2-inch-by-2-inch keystones in Uptown Taupe and Spa.
Walker Zanger’s Contessa hand-painted tiles draw inspiration from Morocco, Italy, China, Spain, and France, with traditional patterns updated in contemporary colors, graphics, and metallic glazes. The Sevilla pattern is shown here in Silver Leaf. At the top are Silver Arabesco tiles above a Xilo Bronze accent strip.
This artsy installation features Modwalls tiles: stainless steel tiles, which are made with a heavy porcelain base and a 1-mm stainless steel overlay; ModDotz glazed porcelain penny rounds; and Brio ¾-inch glass mosaic tiles in color, clear, and pearl.