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Designer-approved: 3 gorgeous kitchen backsplash ideas for 2024

Jazz up your kitchen space with a new backsplash

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In the ever-evolving world of interior design, the kitchen has always been a focal point. It’s a space where functionality meets aesthetics, and the backsplash plays a pivotal role in achieving that perfect balance. As we step into 2024, designers are bringing exploring fresh, exciting ideas to transform your kitchen design into a true masterpiece. Let’s dive into three designer-approved kitchen backsplash ideas that are set to make waves this year.

brown, tan, and white textured kitchen backsplash tile
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Embracing the 3D aesthetic and textured tiles

One of the most captivating trends emerging in 2024 is the use of textured kitchen backsplash tiles.

“We have been absolutely loving heavily textured or 3D tiles lately,” says Jennifer Verruto, CEO & Founder at Blythe Interiors. “They add so much depth and interest to a room, and easily become a conversation piece.”

The rising popularity of textured tiles can be attributed to their versatility. Whether you’re aiming for a sleek, modern look or a rustic, farmhouse vibe, there’s a textured tile that suits your style. Opt for herringbone patterns for a classic touch, or experiment with hexagonal tiles for a more contemporary feel. These tiles are available in a plethora of materials, from ceramic and porcelain to natural stone, allowing you to choose the perfect texture for your kitchen.

“Such products can breathe life into a kitchen by breaking up the monotony,” says Thomas Borcherding, lead kitchen designer and owner of Homestar Design Remodel.

Dark, larger tiles kitchen backsplash.
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Blending kitchen backsplash materials

Designers are continually pushing the boundaries when it comes to kitchen backsplashes, and one trend that’s gaining momentum, according to Mitchell Parker, Houzz home design expert and senior editor, is the combination of tile and natural stone materials. In particular, he says that integrating a slab of stone or quartz behind the range or cooktop while maintaining tiled areas in the rest of the backsplash is becoming increasingly popular.

“The slab is often the same material as the countertops,” he says. “Giving the kitchen a vertical display of graphic veining or other interesting details to create a striking focal point.”

The sleek, polished surface of the stone against the textured tiles also offers a practical advantage, since stone is exceptionally durable and resistant to heat. This makes it an ideal choice for the cooking zone.

When blending materials, it’s essential to select complementary colors and textures. For example, a marble slab on the kitchen backsplash paired with subway tiles can add an element of luxury to your kitchen. This fusion of materials not only elevates the aesthetics but also ensures functionality and durability.

Kitchen with a green tile backsplash
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Kitchen backsplash as a unique statement piece

In 2024, kitchen backsplashes are taking center stage as unique statement pieces. Designers are increasingly turning to unconventional materials to create eye-catching focal points. One such material that’s gaining popularity, according to Artem Kropovinsky, Interior designer and founder at Arsight, is recycled glass.

This eco-friendly option not only adds a pop of color to your kitchen but also contributes to sustainability efforts. Recycled glass backsplashes come in a myriad of colors and patterns, and the reflective properties of the glass bounce light around the room, making your kitchen feel more spacious and inviting.

Another unique option is incorporating metallic accents or mosaic tiles into your backsplash. These elements add a touch of glamour and drama, creating a captivating visual impact.

As we step into 2024, the kitchen backsplash is poised to be the star of the show. Whether you opt for textured tiles, a blend of materials, or unique statement pieces, the key is to infuse your personal style into your kitchen design. With these designer-approved kitchen backsplash ideas, you can transform your kitchen into a stunning space that reflects your taste and sets the tone for your entire home.

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