white backsplash
credit: Kate La Vie

Nothing pairs more perfectly with a modern kitchen than a sleek, white backsplash. But sleek and white doesn't have to equal boring. The alluring patterns and textures of these backsplashes will give you some major inspiration, guaranteed. Check it out:

1. Out-of-the box patterns can be super pretty.

white backsplash
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Different and new patterns don't have to be tacky. This pretty geometric creation almost makes a chevron shape.

2. Take it back to geometry class.

This backsplash has a 3-D look thanks to diamond-shaped tiles and dark grout.

3. Modify a traditional shape.

These hexagons have lines connecting each corner within. Why not mix it up?

4. Try teeny, tiny hexagons.

tiny white backsplash
credit: Chandler Kim

A backsplash with tiny tiles can be super dainty and special, not boring.

5. Chevron is timeless.

chevron backsplash
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No need to call Missoni, but chevron is definitely a good backsplash look.

6. Add in an accent color.

black and white backsplash
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Adding a couple of black tiles to create a backsplash pattern is super chic, super unique... all the good things.

7. Big hexagons look cool, too.

Large prints make a great statement, especially if your kitchen is plain and needs some personality.

8. Play with texture.

A printed backsplash isn't the only way to add visual interest. This textured look is undeniably cool.

9. Unfinished backsplashes are totally on-trend.

unfinished backsplash
credit: Kate La Vie

How cute is this? Unfinished backsplashes look awesome with a variety of different prints. Plus, you'll save some money on backsplash materials. A win-win.

10. Fish scale backsplashes are mermaid-chic.

There's nothing fishy about installing a fish scale-inspired backsplash. It's simple, yet immediately adds personality to your kitchen.

11. Experiment with white marble tile.

marble tile backsplash
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Everyone has been marble crazy this year, so by all means, bring the trend into your backsplash as well.

12. Or just bring on a big slab of marble.

Simple, beautiful, and timeless. Plus, you won't have to worry about arranging a complicated print.

13. When in doubt, you can't go wrong with simple, classic, white subway tile.

subway tile backsplash
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We're not saying there's anything wrong with plain subway tile! If you're just feeling a bit overwhelmed, this look is guaranteed to look clean and nice.

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.