7 Out-Of-The-Box Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Last updated on May 25th, 2022

The kitchen can be a hard place to decorate, as it’s a space that’s governed more by function than by fashion. But there’s one space in the kitchen, that happens to be a great design element ready to be discovered. And with just a little bit of sprucing-up, this space can add tons of personality to the kitchen. Yes, we’re talking about your good-old backsplash. You can play with different colors, textures, and patterns and turn this little space into the focal point of your kitchen.

So, get ready to get inspired as, from using sticker tiles to chalkboard paint, we bring to you 7 unusual and stunning ways to give your kitchen backsplash some design love!

1. Chalkboard

Chalkboard paint, which has found for itself a prominent place in the décor world, is a stylish and inexpensive way to add some pizazz into your otherwise functional-looking kitchen. Use this versatile backsplash to keep your grocery and to-do lists in sight and give your kids a fun space to keep themselves engaged while you cook!

2. Brick

Bricks add a warm and stylishly rustic look to any space. You can have the bricks in your kitchen exposed to give it a fresh, new, industrial appeal. If not real bricks, you can create the same look with wallpaper or faux-brick cladding.

3. Wallpaper

Wallpaper Kitchen Backsplash
No, wallpaper isn’t very expensive when used for the kitchen. And you get waterproof ones for kitchens and bathrooms. Now that we’ve got your questions out of the way, be prepared to get inspired and give your kitchen a bold look with a wallpaper sporting bright, geometric patterns, or welcome spring into your kitchen with a wallpaper featuring floral motifs. Or maybe you want to keep things understated with stripes or polka dots!

4. Fish-scale Design

Fish-scale Design Kitchen Backsplash
The eye-catching Moroccan fish-scale design is one that you can use no matter what décor style you’ve used in your kitchen. And with the mermaid theme reigning supreme in the décor world right now, it can be a beautiful way to bring the beauty of the deep sea into your kitchen.

5. DIY Sticker Tiles

DIY Sticker Tile Kitchen Backsplash
If you want to transform the way your kitchen looks in a single afternoon, without spending a fortune, go for peel-and-stick, removable tiles. This is also a great way to spruce up your kitchen if you’re renting and can’t do anything permanent.

6. An Extension Of The Countertop

Extension of Backsplash Kitchen
Give your kitchen an out-of-the-ordinary look by using the same material that you used on the countertop, even in your backsplash, making it an extension of the countertop itself and creating a stunning, unified look.

7. Contrasting Paint

Contrasting Paint Kitchen Backsplash
The contrast in any décor scenario makes for an interesting design element. And using it in your kitchen backsplash can give your kitchen a quick facelift. And if it’s paint that you’re planning to use, it won’t put much of a dent in your wallet. Just make sure you choose a color and finish that will stand out against the rest of your kitchen.

Happy designing, folks!