By Tenley Zeisel

We all need a little inspiration to piece together our dream kitchen design. Without it, could your kitchen really reflect your style? Every feature typically compliments the overall approach, which means choosing the right details is critical. One of our favorite kitchen design options are backsplashes. With so many design choices to emphasize your style, we’re sure you’ll be inspired in no time. So, here are 10 of our favorite backsplash designs to help you get started.

Penny Tile

If you’d love to have a coastal style kitchen, this mosaic of light-colored penny tiles could be a great backsplash choice. With the quartz countertops and gray cabinets, penny tiles accent the look perfectly. Find this look at our Linden model home in Villages of Urbana in Frederick, Maryland.

If you’d love to have a coastal style kitchen, this mosaic of light-colored penny tiles could be a great backsplash choice.

Marble

Nothing represents elegance and luxury quite like adding marble as a kitchen backsplash. With its undeniable charm, this beautiful gray-toned choice instantly makes your kitchen stand apart. Visit this kitchen in our Montauk II model home in the Preserve at St. Johns community in St. Johns, FL.

Nothing represents elegance and luxury quite like adding marble as a kitchen backsplash.

90-Degree Herringbone Pattern

While the herringbone pattern itself is a favorite among homeowners and designers alike, we can’t deny the intriguing appearance of turning it 90 degrees for a backsplash. This unique pattern elevates the classic subway tile choice. See what you think of it by visiting our Stadium model home in Markland in St. Augustine, FL.

While the herringbone pattern itself is a favorite among homeowners and designers alike, we can’t deny the intriguing appearance of turning it 90 degrees for a backsplash.

Cool and Modern

If you tend to lean toward a modern approach when designing your home, cooler color choices like this array of gray tones can be a perfect accent. You might also consider installing the tile behind the range and up the entire wall to enjoy the assorted tile size look even more. Visit our Clover Basin model home in Longmont, CO.

If you tend to lean toward a modern approach when designing your home, cooler color choices like this array of gray tones can be a perfect accent.

Glass + Travertine Mix

When it comes to designing your dream home, you shouldn’t have to compromise on style. We love mixing selections like glass and travertine because then the backsplash tends to provide a true focal point while adding warmth to the design. Feel free to mix backsplash choices that’ll reflect your home’s overall design. Our Fleming II model home in Plummer Creek in Yulee, FL is a perfect example of this design.

We love mixing selections like glass and travertine because then the backsplash tends to provide a true focal point while adding warmth to the design.

Chevron Pattern

A chevron pattern like this instantly stands out within this classic white kitchen. With its weaving effect, the slight change in color shades add dimension and texture to a traditional style. Find this look in our Avalon II model home in Durbin Creek Estates in St. Johns, FL.   

Find this look in our Avalon II model home in Durbin Creek Estates in St. Johns, FL.

Brick

Take a rugged approach to your kitchen’s design by choosing a brick backsplash. This look will warm up the room’s appearance while complimenting different kitchen design choices. Although it’s not as easy to clean as smooth tile, it won’t reveal as many stains. Come see why we love how it looks in the Avalon II model home in our North Hammock community in Jacksonville, FL.

Take a rugged approach to your kitchen’s design by choosing a brick backsplash.

Arabesque Tiles

Arabesque tiles can be a great choice in adding warmth to a kitchen because of its curves. Not to mention, this neutral array of colors can be a great compliment to a light-colored kitchen. We also love that the difference in color brings about some dimension in the backsplash. Check it out in our Florence model home in Cimarron Hills in Georgetown, TX.

Arabesque tiles can be a great choice in adding warmth to a kitchen because of its curves.

Translucent Tiles

Translucent glass tile is a classic accent for any kitchen style. Depending on your glass color choice, you can easily define whether you love the coastal look or the modern approach. We especially love how the warm colors in this backsplash compliment the cream-colored cabinets and granite countertops. Check this look out in our Sebastian model in Crystal Falls in Leander, TX.

Translucent glass tile is a classic accent for any kitchen style.

Rock

Create a rustic feel within your kitchen by adding stone as your backsplash. Choosing an exterior element to your kitchen will not only add texture, but a whole new level of interest. We can’t get enough of our Marbella model home in Long Creek – Waterways Township in Richmond Hill, GA.

Create a rustic feel within your kitchen by adding stone as your backsplash.

When it comes to deciding on your dream kitchen’s design, we want you to love what you choose. It’s not easy picking a backsplash that matches your kitchen’s style but it also can be one of the most captivating pieces of your kitchen. No matter your choice, we know it’s going to bring the design together to make your dream home a reality. When you’d like to start building your new home in Jacksonville, Savannah, Orlando, Austin, Denver, Hilton Head or D.C., we’ll hope you keep us in mind. We can’t wait to go along for the ride!