After eliminating bad kitchen ideas and picking great ones for your flooring, cabinets, and countertop, there may be one thing that slipped your mind: a good kitchen backsplash. A kitchen is nothing without a good kitchen backsplash. Truth be told, a backsplash is a focal point — giving you more reason to get creative with it.

We know how most people have a hard time picking the right kitchen backsplash that suits their style — there are just so many choices! We worked with a couple of designers to come up with an article that will definitely help people like you build some great kitchen ideas, especially for your backsplash.

How to Choose the Right Backsplash for Your Modern Kitchen

Yes, it’s not that easy to get creative with your kitchen’s backsplash. It’s easier said than done. Don’t worry, this will be your short but sweet guide to choosing an aesthetic and purpose-filled backsplash for your kitchen.

Below are some helpful tips to help you choose a backsplash faster and smarter:

1. Know your personal style

Every person has a unique personal style, a style which you must know as early as now. Knowing your personal style will allow you to align your kitchen ideas well. There are different kinds of personal styles:

  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Transitional
  • Combination
Ceramic tiles

Once you’ve identified your personal style, use this as a guide when forming new kitchen ideas from the back of your head. Trust us, this really helps!

2. Find out which material suits you the most

There are different materials to choose from for your kitchen backsplash. Each has it’s pros and cons, so make sure to choose the one that’s right for your kitchen.


Tile is one of the most popular materials used in modern and old fashioned kitchens. It’s very durable, stain-resistant, water-resistant, and easy to clean! But there are still a couple of types and styles to choose from such as cement, subway, patterned, mosaic, or laser cut tiles.

Subway tiles

Recycled Tile

Recycled tile brings in the advantages of choosing tile plus the peace of mind that you’re actually contributing to mother earth’s preservation. This add a pretty unique style to your kitchen.


Tin is a very traditional choice for a kitchen backsplash. It’s durable, aesthetically-pleasing, and budget friendly. A great choice for those that want an old-fashioned look to their kitchen!


Many people are now installing a new window as their kitchen backsplash. Brings in extra light and fresh air, which can actually be good to your modern kitchen. A great way to improve your kitchen’s functionality too!


Mirror creates an illusion of extra visual space. There are a wide variety of styles to choose from and most are pretty budget friendly too. A great choice that’ll match all of your kitchen ideas!

Unique Materials

A classic kitchen needs classic materials to stay in line with its theme. There are a number of unique backsplash materials to choose from that’ll surely impress your visitors every time. Improve your kitchen ideas with unique materials for your backsplash!

Have you heard about backsplash stickers? Let’s see what are the pros and cons of using them in your home.

3. The right balance is the key

Try looking at your kitchen’s design: the floor, cabinets, countertop, and backsplash. Each kitchen has it’s own unique proportion, which also makes designing it different from other kitchens. Remember, everything must have a balanced look and a backsplash must either blend or stand out from the rest of your kitchen.

4. Don’t be afraid to mix it up

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with mixing and matching different materials. Most of the time, doing this actually boosts creativity. So, if you think your kitchen backsplash would look great with a mixture of tiles of different shapes and styles, just try it out. You’ll be surprised on how creative you could be!

backsplash tile

5. You could always go custom

There are tons of tiles and materials that could be crafted by an artisan, according to your preferences. If you’ve got the budget, this is definitely the way to go since you’ll be sure of the  originality and appeal of your kitchen backsplash.

6. Purposely make your kitchen backsplash stand out

It may be a good idea to draw more attention to your creatively designed kitchen backsplash. Make sure to get creative with your backsplash and if you really want to place emphasis on it, it may be a good idea to use neutral tiles for the rest of your kitchen. This will instantly draw anyone’s attention to your beautifully designed backsplash. You wouldn’t want your kitchen ideas to get wasted, right?

7. Stick to your budget

If you have a large budget for your kitchen improvement, go ahead and buy anything you want for your kitchen backsplash. But if you’re on a tight budget, it would be wise to avoid trendy tile designs and stick to classic tiles. There are a lot of classic white tiles that cost less than a dollar per square foot. Get an estimate for your kitchen renovation today!

Build Your Dream Kitchen Today

With this article, you can start building your dream kitchen today. We hope that we’ve helped you come up with brilliant kitchen ideas for your backsplash. Remember to use your creativity but always keep everything in line with your style. Enjoy building your dream kitchen!

Smart Tips to Help you Choose the Perfect Kitchen Backsplash was last modified: December 14th, 2020 by Raffy Marabut
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Tyler Meredith
Tyler Meredith

I like what this article says about sticking to the budget. I think that keeping the kitchen remodel within a specified budget could be a good way of ensuring there won’t be any trouble don the road. I’ll have to remember these tips when looking at backslashes as they can get a little pricey.