10 Stunning White Kitchen Backsplash Ideas to Elevate Your Home

There’s nothing like a beautiful backsplash to elevate your kitchen, especially if you’re working with a white theme. Backsplashes can spruce up a plain surface, add clean breaks of color, and of course, serve as a highly functional element of your kitchen. There’s so much a backsplash can do to change the atmosphere and elevate your kitchen space, so why not take advantage of it?

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next kitchen remodel project, or are just starting your home-building journey, take a look at what a difference a beautiful backsplash can bring to your white kitchen.

Here are the 10 Stunning White Kitchen Ideas

Go All-Out with a Counter-to-Ceiling Layout

A great way to make a statement in your kitchen is to go for a powerful backsplash layout. Counter-to-ceiling backsplashes often feature herringbone tiles, usually stacked horizontally to draw the eye upwards and elongate the kitchen space.

When going with this type of backsplash in a white kitchen, we recommend using lighter, cool tones in the design to avoid it being too overbearing.

Blue on white backsplash with drinks on shelves

Play Around with Statement Tiles

Backsplashes are often used to bring a pop of excitement to an otherwise simple kitchen space. They are great for accenting walls and filling up large, empty surfaces without adding clutter.

Tiles come in many shapes, sizes, and designs from single colors to a composition of geometric shapes and flower-like squares. With these, you can choose how dramatically you want to change the atmosphere of your kitchen. Alternatively, you can opt for a simple grey or off-white tile to stay classic and understated.

Stay Budget-Friendly with a Wallpaper Solution

For areas in your kitchen that are less prone to splash-ups and stains, you can exchange tile or stone for an adhesive, wallpaper backsplash. This is the perfect solution for home bars, kitchenettes, and open shelving.

The great thing about wallpaper backsplashes is that they are easy to install and switch up later on. If you’re looking to make a significant change but are worried about committing, why not try a groovy wallpaper design in a smaller section of your kitchen?

Alternatively, you can add a touch of sophistication and calmness to your cocktail and bar area with solid-toned wallpaper in a cool, calming hue.

Basement flower-titled speakeasy backsplash with white shelves

Add a Tropical Twist with Blue

A brilliant way to bring life and vibrancy to your white kitchen is by adding a statement blue backsplash. This is a surefire way to bring the vacation vibes back into your home and will make walking into the kitchen every morning both energizing and calming.

Choose to mix and match penny tiles in different hues of blue for some added flare. These will look especially great in white kitchens with wooden detailing and furniture.

Opt for Sleek Continuity

If you’re looking to invest in a high-end solution for your kitchen, an organic slab of marble might be exactly what you’re looking for. Marble is ideal for elevating any space, and it’s the perfect material for a kitchen backsplash because of its smooth surface.

Marble backsplashes are a great choice for keeping your walls protected. A single, large slab will also add a satisfying sense of continuity to the entire space. This can be a refreshing switch from the repetitive nature of tiles or patterns.

Grey-black-bricked backsplash against cream-colored kitchen

Use Patterns to Add a Bohemian Flair

Who said white kitchens couldn’t come with a bohemian edge to them? Mix-and-matched patterned tiles are a stunningly simple way to add a personal touch to the entire space and bring some excitement into the atmosphere.

Dark-grey tones in a patterned backsplash are a great way to ground a white kitchen and lead your gaze throughout the space.

Stay Cool with Grey

Consider adding specks of gray to your backsplash to maintain a light and bright atmosphere in your white kitchen. Gray detailing is a wonderful way to catch the eye but isn’t overbearing enough to not blend in with the rest of the kitchen.

At WA Construct, we are big fans of working with different shades of gray in backsplashes during kitchen remodel projects. Choose a misty gray shade in your penny tiles, or have only a third of your tiles be gray while the rest remain white and off-white.

Quilt-style mosaic-tiled backsplash
Grey and white backsplash with apples

Go Bold with a Black Brick Design

A predominantly white kitchen runs the risk of feeling cold and bare. Throw in some spice with the help of a sharp black brick backsplash. A black backsplash can provide great contrast in a white kitchen without appearing overpowering – when done right.

If you do go for a black design, make sure you match up your accent pieces or furniture with the style. Whether that’s picking out chairs that complement the midnight shade or choosing light fixtures that add a warm glow, black offers lots of creative space to transform your kitchen.

Choose Small But Effective

A backsplash can still make a statement even if you’ve only got a narrow space or a small section of wall to cover. Add energy to your white kitchen with the help of a small set of shiny, bright tiles. They’ll immediately make the space feel lighter and brighter.

The space in a white kitchen can be expanded by adding color, but it can also be made more spacious by adding even more white.

Herringbone backsplash against white kitchen
Small diamond backsplash with jar of cooking utensils

Add a Fourth Dimension with Stone

A little optical illusion work can add dimension to a white kitchen. Add an exposed stone brick surface to your kitchen for an instant element of excitement.

4D backsplashes are a great alternative to their more commonly used flat tile counterparts. Not only do they instantly add personality to your kitchen, but with the right color choices, will warm up the space into something entirely different than before.

Brick country-style bar counter backsplash

Final Words

Backsplashes are highly customizable, making them the perfect solution for any dream kitchen design you have. Whether you’re striving for added utility and easy cleaning, looking to protect your beautifully painted white walls, or want a pop of excitement in your modern white kitchen design, a backsplash can be an ideal choice.

We hope that we’ve given you some ideas on how you can use backsplashes to elevate your white kitchen. If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen or are just starting your home-building journey, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our home remodel team at WA Construct specializes in luxury design and building. We’d love to work with you to create the home of your dreams.