Looking to update the look of your kitchen — quickly and affordably? Consider kitchen backsplash tile ideas for an instant kitchen makeover. The right kitchen backsplash will easily become a focal point of your cooking space — and a possible conversation starter among friends.

Interestingly, a kitchen backsplash is installed to protect the kitchen walls from splatters and stains of oil, water, and food. But it also serves as a beautiful decor focal point — making your kitchen stand out and how!

Choosing a kitchen backsplash tile pattern allows you to have fun with different styles, pops of colors, and unique backsplash materials. Especially as it covers a much smaller area than say your kitchen wall tile or floor tile. You could always opt for a backsplash that spans an entire wall or just have a pop of color behind the cooking range. 

So, which tile is best for a kitchen backsplash? Well, ceramic or porcelain tiles are a popular backsplash option as they stand up well against water. However, you can always experiment with various tile materials such as natural stone, glass, metal, slate, granite, and even stainless steel. 

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Depending on the material and the quality you choose, the installation cost will vary too. On average, the cost for kitchen backsplash installation is approximately $400 to $600 for a 16 square foot backsplash, excluding labor costs. 

Today, any unique pattern on any material is in style for a kitchen backsplash as long as you install it well and keep it maintained. If you’re looking for easy to clean tiles, opt for porcelain, ceramic, metal, and glass tiles. All of these are stain-resistant, naturally nonporous, and don’t even require any special cleansers.

So, you can choose any backsplash style for your cooking space. From a herringbone pattern to penny tiles or a minimalist touch to a chic vintage vibe, take your pick from the many designs and styles available. To inspire you some more, we have a collection of 12 lovely kitchen backsplash tile ideas for the perfect kitchen makeover.

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1. Boldness of mosaic tiles

Mosaic tilesPhoto by designmilk on flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Want to add bold colors to your otherwise simple kitchen? Design a visually appealing backsplash with bright mosaic tiles. This teal and blue tile pattern will be the perfect focal point. The eye-catching backsplash seems to complement the rest of the kitchen decor that’s purposely kept minimalistic.  

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