My own kitchen backsplash is an ugly brown tile that looks like something left over from the 1970s. I do my best to cover it up with my cutting boards and try to forget it’s there. I’ve always dreamed of a simple kitchen with a little extra kick in the backsplash area (growing up, my mother displayed tiles she collected from her travels behind our kitchen sink). Here’s a round-up of some nice solutions that our sneak peekers have cooked up. — Anne
Image above: Kimberly Cornelison and Alfie Ferreyra’s pattern-tiled kitchen
Image above: Emma and James Emmerson designed their kitchen to be monotone with bright splashes of graphic color, using hand-painted Turkish tiles as the backsplash.
Image above: The California kitchen of Cathy and Robin of Heath Ceramics
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Image above: The orange-and-gray-patterned tile backsplash from Nadeige & John of Choplet
Image above: Simple white in the kitchen of Sue and Matt Daly of Timber!
Image above: Wall-to-floor tiled bathroom in the Marrakesh home of Caitlin and Samuel of Popham Design
Image above: Catherine Hammerton’s bold blue and white tiles
Image above: A blue and white patterned backsplash for Lauren Stern
Image above: Eve Weinsheimer’s green Heath Ceramics backsplash wall
Image above: Chad Maltby’s subtle tiled backsplash
Image above: Tara Hogan’s temporary wallpaper backsplash
Image above: Adelle Robinson’s rustic kitchen with stone backsplash