30 Kitchen Sink Backsplash Ideas for 2024

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This year holds so many possibilities for those looking to update their kitchens. Often overlooked is the importance of choosing a stylish and versatile kitchen backsplash. Your kitchen backsplash tile has many functions, primarily serving as a protective barrier to the walls just above your sinks and stovetops. While the main role of backsplash is keeping high-use areas stain and damage-free, it also has an aesthetic purpose.

The style of your kitchen backsplash tile will help you determine how other elements in your design will fit into your home’s design. The material, color, and size of your kitchen backsplash tile should influence the type of counters, cabinets, and sinks you select. You want to pair items with fixtures and decorative accents that highlight your personal style and function to meet your household needs.

Whether you have a wild and colorful personality, or you value clean lines and soft colors, this list of 2024’s best kitchen sink backsplash ideas has suggestions you will love. We have compiled 30 of the year’s most beautiful kitchen backsplash styles to help you find inspiration for your new kitchen. Explore them below and turn your kitchen into a cooking paradise.

1. Monochrome White Kitchen with White Backsplash

white backsplash tile
Royal White Glossy Eren Ceramic Wall Decos by Country Floors.

A monochrome kitchen with a white backsplash is a timeless way to keep one uniform color as the visual focal point. White Kitchen backsplash is essential to achieving the look because the white-on-white pairing creates a solid backdrop for your appliances and other decor accents.

Satin Cotton Matte Longest Hexagon Ceramic Tile 3x7 7/8

Satin Cotton Matte Longest Hexagon Ceramic Tile

3"x77/8"x3/8"
Royal White Glossy Eren Ceramic Wall Decos 3x6

Royal White Glossy Eren Ceramic Wall Decos

3"x6"x3/8"
Royal White Glossy Zaragosa Ceramic Wall Decos 3x6

Royal White Glossy Zaragosa Ceramic Wall Decos

3"x6"x3/8"

2. Modern Black Kitchen Backsplash

black backsplash tile
Iris Black Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic by Country Floors.

In contrast to a solid white kitchen, you can also opt to choose to decorate with bold colors. Black kitchen backsplash tile is the polar opposite of the all-white motif and offers the moodiness that black is well-praised for. Black is usually unexpected in kitchen design so using black tile will set your space apart.

Black Glossy Thin Brick Tile 2 1/4x7 7/8

Black Glossy Thin Brick Tile

21/4"x77/8"x3/8"
Iris Black Polished Subway Marble Tile 2x8

Iris Black Polished Subway Marble Tile

2"x8"x1/2"
Iris Black Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic 11 1/4x11 3/4

Iris Black Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic

111/4"x113/4"x3/8"

3. Subway Tile Backsplashes

A subway tile backsplash is a tried and true design staple. Initially used in commercial areas the sleek subway style of rectangular tile has made its way to homes, namely inside kitchens. The most popular colors are as follows:

4. White Subway Tile Backsplash

white subway tile
Avenza Honed Subway Marble Tile by Country Floors.

Offers the classic solid white backdrop for fixtures and appliances.

Snow White Honed Marble Tile 2 3/4x5 1/2

Snow White Honed Marble Tile

23/4"x51/2"x3/8"
Avenza Honed Subway Marble Tile 2 3/4x5 1/2

Avenza Honed Subway Marble Tile

23/4"x51/2"x3/8"
Royal White Glossy Subway Ceramic Tile 3x6

Royal White Glossy Subway Ceramic Tile

3"x6"x3/8"

5. Gray Subway Tile Backsplash

gray subway tile
Gray Matte Ceramic Tile by Country Floors.

Gray subway tiles provide a bright alternative for designers who enjoy light colors but find white a bit too simple.

Grey Matte Ceramic Tile 4x8

Grey Matte Ceramic Tile

4"x8"x9/32"
Gallery Platinum Glossy Subway Thin Brick Tile 2 9/16x8 7/16

Gallery Platinum Glossy Subway Thin Brick Tile

29/16"x87/16"x5/8"
Barn Glossy Subway Ceramic Tile 3x9

Barn Glossy Subway Ceramic Tile

3"x9"x3/8"

6. Blue Subway Tile Backsplash

blue subway tile
Brooklyn Glossy Ceramic Tile by Country Floors.

A blue subway tile backsplash is popular because it offers a vast variety of shades that range from bright pastels to deep navies.

Army Blue Glazed Ceramic Wall Decos 4x12

Army Blue Glazed Ceramic Wall Decos

4"x12"x9/32"
Sky Glossy Staccato Thin Brick Wall Decos 2 1/4x7 7/8

Sky Glossy Staccato Thin Brick Wall Decos

21/4"x77/8"x3/8"
Brooklyn Glossy Thin Brick Tile 2 1/4x7 7/8

Brooklyn Glossy Thin Brick Tile

21/4"x77/8"x3/8"

7. Glass Tile Backsplash

glass backsplash tile
Foam Gloss/Matte Interlocking Slides Glass Mosaic by Country Floors.

Glass kitchen backsplash tile is a lane all its own. Glass backsplash tile provides walls with superior protection while elevating the look of the kitchen by reflecting natural light. The best colors for glass tile backsplash include:

8. White Glass Tile Backsplash

White glass tile is the most reflective choice which will help even the smallest kitchens appear more spacious.

Foam Gloss Subway Glass Tile 3x9

Foam Gloss Subway Glass Tile

3"x9"x3/8"
Puka Silk 1x4 Glass Mosaic 12 1/4x9 7/8

Puka Silk 1x4 Glass Mosaic

121/4"x97/8"x15/64"

9. Beige Glass Tile Backsplash

Beige glass tiles offer similar brightening with an added touch of warmth. Beige is more suitable for kitchens where warmer colors such as gold, and browns will also be used for cabinetry and counters.

Citron Metallic Subway Glass Tile 3x9

Citron Metallic Subway Glass Tile

3"x9"x3/8"
Basho Iridescent 1x4 Glass Mosaic 12 1/4x9 7/8

Basho Iridescent 1x4 Glass Mosaic

121/4"x97/8"x15/64"

10. Grey and Silver Glass Tile Backsplash

Grey glass tiles are more subtle but they help reflect light while working nicely with chrome, black, and gunmetal.

Ash Metallic/matte Interlocking Slides Glass Mosaic 12x12

Ash Metallic/matte Interlocking Slides Glass Mosaic

12"x12"x11/16"
Metta Iridescent Ehex Glass Mosaic 12 7/8x9 7/8

Metta Iridescent Ehex Glass Mosaic

127/8"x97/8"x15/64"

11. Mosaic Tile Backsplash

mosaic backsplash tile
Avalon, Snow White, Allure Honed Baby Picket Marble Mosaic by Country Floors.

A mosaic tile backsplash is a fantastic option if you love details. Mosaics are comprised of very small tiles that are strategically placed to form a result that is highly patterned. Mosaics are unique and can be ceramic, glass, porcelain, or a type of natural stone.

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Thassos White, Skyline Polished Stella Marble Mosaic 9 25/64x7 3/4

Thassos White, Skyline Polished Stella Marble Mosaic

925/64"x73/4"x3/8"
Basalto Honed Elongated Hexagon Basalt Mosaic 10x12 1/4

Basalto Honed Elongated Hexagon Basalt Mosaic

10"x121/4"x3/8"
Avalon, Snow White, Allure Honed Baby Picket Marble Mosaic 13 3/16x11

Avalon, Snow White, Allure Honed Baby Picket Marble Mosaic

133/16"x11"x3/8"

12. Zellige Tile Backsplash

zellige backsplash tile
Vert Menthe Glossy Zellige Tile by Country Floors.

Are a nod to the coasts of Morrocco where these unique handmade tiles originate. Native Morraccans have adorned their kitchens with this stunning and hardwearing zellige tile backsplash for centuries.

Oukaimeden Glossy Zellige Tile 4x4

Oukaimeden Glossy Zellige Tile

4"x4"x1/2"
Vert Menthe Glossy Zellige Tile 4x4

Vert Menthe Glossy Zellige Tile

4"x4"x1/2"
Blanc Fes Glossy Zellige Tile 4x4

Blanc Fes Glossy Zellige Tile

4"x4"x1/2"

13. Green Tile Backsplash

green backsplash tile

Green tile backsplash holds the same varieties as blue backsplash. Hundreds of green shades exist providing options that are seemingly endless.

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Fusion Smeraldo Polished Porcelain Tile 2 1/2x10

Fusion Smeraldo Polished Porcelain Tile

21/2"x10"x3/8"
Fern Matte Ceramic Tile 4x8

Fern Matte Ceramic Tile

4"x8"x9/32"
Emerald Glossy Subway Ceramic Tile 3x6

Emerald Glossy Subway Ceramic Tile

3"x6"x3/8"

14. Herringbone Tile Backsplash

herringbone backsplash tile
Calacatta Amber Honed Herringbone Marble Mosaic by Country Floors.

Herringbone backsplash tile is truly for those who want visual intricacy. Herringbone tiles have an uncanny way of drawing in the eye without looking too busy. Keep the design simple by using one shade for your backsplash or create contrast by blending colors.

Lilac Honed Herringbone 5/8x3 Marble Mosaic 10 7/16x12 13/16

Lilac Honed Herringbone 5/8x3 Marble Mosaic

107/16"x1213/16"x3/8"
Calacatta Amber Honed Herringbone 5/8x3 Marble Mosaic 10 7/16x12 13/16

Calacatta Amber Honed Herringbone 5/8x3 Marble Mosaic

107/16"x1213/16"x3/8"
White Glossy Herringbone Ceramic Mosaic 10x13

White Glossy Herringbone Ceramic Mosaic

10"x13"x15/64"

15. Glass Herringbone Tile Backsplash

This glass style looks fabulous in kitchens. Using a herringbone pattern you can create a vivid mosaic of similar or contrasting hues that will make cooking in your kitchen a visually enjoyable experience every day.

16. Picket Tile Backsplash

picket backsplash tile
Rosie Glossy Picket Ceramic Tile by Country Floors.

Picket tiles are a unique and underused backsplash style. Picket tiles are among 2024’s most trendy styles which means you were right on time for this new creative design element.

Royal White Glossy Picket Ceramic Tile 3x6

Royal White Glossy Picket Ceramic Tile

3"x6"x3/8"
Rosie Glossy Picket Ceramic Tile 3x6

Rosie Glossy Picket Ceramic Tile

3"x6"x3/8"
Latte Glossy Picket Ceramic Tile 3x6

Latte Glossy Picket Ceramic Tile

3"x6"x3/8"

17. Arabesque Tile Backsplash

arabesque tile
Gothic Arabesque Silver Shadow Honed Marble Waterjet Decos by Country Floors.

Arabesque style backsplash tiles offer a unique shape that many homeowners overlook. Arabesque tile backsplash is a fun and creative way to add sophistication to walls without making the walls look dated.

Gothic Arabesque Silver Shadow Honed Marble Waterjet Decos 4 7/8x8 13/16

Gothic Arabesque Silver Shadow Honed Marble Waterjet Decos

47/8"x813/16"x3/8"
Calacatta Amber Honed Arabesque Marble Mosaic 12x12

Calacatta Amber Honed Arabesque Marble Mosaic

12"x12"x3/8"
Calacatta Gold Royal Honed Arabesque Marble Mosaic 12x12

Calacatta Gold Royal Honed Arabesque Marble Mosaic

12"x12"x3/8"

18. Blue Tile Backsplash

blue backsplash tile
Jules Glossy Chevron Ceramic Tile by Country Floors.

Blue backsplash tile is optimal for kitchens because it reminds many of water and vibrancy.

Iris Glossy Ceramic Tile 6x6

Iris Glossy Ceramic Tile

6"x6"x3/8"
Jules Glossy Chevron Ceramic Tile 2x6

Jules Glossy Chevron Ceramic Tile

2"x6"x3/8"
Jules Glossy Hexagon 5 Ceramic Tile 5

Jules Glossy Hexagon Ceramic Tile

5"x3/8"

19. Brick Tile Backsplash

brick backsplash tile

A brick tile backsplash is actually a more novel choice for a space. Brick backsplash has a yesteryear effect in kitchens which creates an industrial-age look. If you desire an open-concept kitchen where metals and fixtures take center stage, brick backsplash tile can work in your space perfectly.

Free Spirit Rustic Subway Thin Brick Tile 2 3/4x9 3/4

Free Spirit Rustic Subway Thin Brick Tile

23/4"x93/4"x3/4"
Seaweed Glossy Thin Brick Tile 2 1/4x7 7/8

Seaweed Glossy Thin Brick Tile

21/4"x77/8"x3/8"
Canela Twist Gloss Thin Brick Tile 2 1/8x7 1/2

Canela Twist Gloss Thin Brick Tile

21/8"x71/2"x1/2"

20. Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Ceramic tiles can fit into many of these other categories due to their durability and versatility. However ceramic tile backsplash can also mimic other materials to create a of kind backsplash. Here are a few novel ideas:

21. Wood-Look Ceramic Tile Backsplash

wood-look backsplash tile

Create a rustic cottage feel with the ease of maintenance.

22. Marble-Look Tile Backsplash

marble-look backsplash tile
Pearl Polished 3×6 Brick Staggered Marble Look Porcelain Mosaic by Country Floors.

Marble-look backsplash tiles can offer a luxurious look for a fraction of the price.

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Pearl Polished 3x6 Brick Staggered Marble Look Porcelain Mosaic 12x12

Pearl Polished 3x6 Brick Staggered Marble Look Porcelain Mosaic

12"x12"x25/64"
Carrara Polished Marble Look Porcelain Tile 12x24

Carrara Polished Marble Look Porcelain Tile

12"x24"x25/64"
Romance Safari Polished 1x1 Marble Look Porcelain Mosaic 12x12

Romance Safari Polished 1x1 Marble Look Porcelain Mosaic

12"x12"x3/8"

23. Patterned Ceramic Tile Backsplash

patterned ceramic tile
238b Garden Flowers Blue Glazed Ceramic Tile by Country Floors.

Patterned ceramics can create detailed pictures of nature or other vivid designs.

Kaleidoscope Glazed Ceramic Tile 6x6

Kaleidoscope Glazed Ceramic Tile

6"x6"x3/8"
Black Leaf Glossy Ceramic Tile 6x6

Black Leaf Glossy Ceramic Tile

6"x6"x3/8"
Modica Classic Glazed Ceramic Tile 8x8

Modica Classic Glazed Ceramic Tile

8"x8"x3/4"

24. Hexagon Tile Backsplash

hexagon tile backsplash
Skyline Honed Hexagon Marble Mosaic by Country Floors.

Hexagon tiles are another way to create visual depth. Hexagon-shaped tiles are great additions to kitchens that feature simple cabinets and sinks.

White Matte Hexagon Ceramic Tile 8 1/4

White Matte Hexagon Ceramic Tile

81/4"x15/64"
Skyline Honed Hexagon Marble Mosaic 11 5/8x12 3/8

Skyline Honed Hexagon Marble Mosaic

115/8"x123/8"x3/8"
Allure Light Honed Hexagon Marble Mosaic 10 3/8x12

Allure Light Honed Hexagon Marble Mosaic

103/8"x12"x3/8"

25. Marble Tile Backsplash

marble tile backsplash
Diana Royal Leather Marble Tile by Country Floors.

If your budget allows you can splurge on luxurious marble tile backsplash. The beauty of marble is it will create a one-of-a-kind result.

Iris Black Polished Subway Marble Tile 2x8

Iris Black Polished Subway Marble Tile

2"x8"x1/2"
Diana Royal Leather Subway Marble Tile 2x8

Diana Royal Leather Subway Marble Tile

2"x8"x1/2"
Silver Shadow Polished Subway Marble Tile 2x8

Silver Shadow Polished Subway Marble Tile

2"x8"x1/2"

26. Square Tile Backsplash

square backsplash tile
Sand Glossy Ceramic Tile by Country Floors.

There’s nothing more classic than square tiles. The simplicity of square-shaped tiles is the ideal backdrop in kitchens that feature a traditional design.

Forest Glossy Ceramic Tile 6x6

Forest Glossy Ceramic Tile

6"x6"x3/8"
Sand Glossy Ceramic Tile 4x4

Sand Glossy Ceramic Tile

4"x4"x3/8"
Bavi 4 Square 1/2 Glazed Glazed Terracotta Tile 6x6

Bavi 4 Square 1/2 Glazed Glazed Terracotta Tile

6"x6"x1/2"

27. Penny Tile Backsplash

penny backsplash tile

Last but not least are penny round tiles. Another classic tile style that is still popular among homeowners this year. The best shades for this traditional style are:

28. White Penny Tile Backsplash

A simple shade with maximum brightening appeal.

Calacatta Gold Royal Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic 11 1/4x11 3/4

Calacatta Gold Royal Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic

111/4"x113/4"x3/8"
Champagne Honed Penny Round Limestone Mosaic 11 1/4x11 3/4

Champagne Honed Penny Round Limestone Mosaic

111/4"x113/4"x3/8"
Snow White Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic 11 1/4x11 3/4

Snow White Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic

111/4"x113/4"x3/8"

29. Patterened Penny Tile Backsplash

Patterened penny round tiles create an out-of-this-world look and elevate the classic round shape.

Black, Britannia, Snow White Honed Penny Round Plaid 1 Marble Mosaic 9 27/32x9 27/32

Black, Britannia, Snow White Honed Penny Round Plaid 1 Marble Mosaic

927/32"x927/32"x3/8"
Black, Britannia, Snow White Honed Penny Round Diamond 1 Marble Mosaic 11 27/64x10 15/64

Black, Britannia, Snow White Honed Penny Round Diamond 1 Marble Mosaic

1127/64"x1015/64"x3/8"
Snow White, Allure Light, Britannia Honed Penny Round 8 Marble Mosaic 9 1/4x9 29/64

Snow White, Allure Light, Britannia Honed Penny Round 8 Marble Mosaic

91/4"x929/64"x3/8"

30. Grey Penny Tile Backsplash

Grey penny tiles can be solid or a blend of shades to create a more dynamic and layered result.

Thala Gray Honed Penny Round Limestone Mosaic 11 1/4x11 3/4

Thala Gray Honed Penny Round Limestone Mosaic

111/4"x113/4"x3/8"
Black, Snow White, Allure Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic 11 1/4x11 3/4

Black, Snow White, Allure Honed Penny Round Marble Mosaic

111/4"x113/4"x3/8"
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Allure Tumbled Penny Round Marble Mosaic 11 1/4x11 3/4

Allure Tumbled Penny Round Marble Mosaic

111/4"x113/4"x3/8"

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