One of the easiest ways to make a statement in any kitchen is with a bold tiled backsplash. From beautiful textures to eye-popping pattern, the effect is a one-stop fix for injecting colour and dimension into your culinary space. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite examples of tile done right. Prepare to be inspired to add this unexpected, personality-rich component to your own kitchen stat.

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The painterly, watercolour-like look of this kitchen’s striking blue subway tile proves an apt foil for marble and metallic details. The perfect backdrop for a gorgeous brass-embellished hood, these soft tiles make for dynamic textural contrast.

 

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Injecting pattern and vintage appeal into this Brooklyn kitchen, ceramic tiles are the perfect contrast to the home’s brick walls and exposed wood ceiling beams. Soft olive-coloured cabinetry and tailored, honed-finish countertops are a timeless addition to the room’s overall design.

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Small mosaic tiles create a major graphic moment in this modern kitchen in an apartment with classic bones. Plain-front cabinets in a high-gloss finish fade into the background to let the statement wall design become this room’s focus.

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The graphic patterned tile on this kitchen’s backsplash makes a powerful statement in an otherwise subdued design. Simple pieces used in the rest of the space enable the tile to become the focus of this room.

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We’re totally charmed by this kitchen’s stunning high-contrast tilework. Packing some major graphic punch, the black-and-white design makes way for saturated colors like the unexpected orange interior of the glass-front cabinetry.

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