If ever there were a kitchen backsplash idea that couldn't steer you wrong, it would be white subway tile. It goes with everything and stands the test of time — there's no doubt why it's the most used in kitchen design. And yet, in classic Carrie Bradshaw fashion, we couldn't help but wonder ... is something more out there? Have we settled?
So, we did what all interior design enthusiasts do and consulted our resources. Boy, did they deliver. We found seven colorful (OK, colorful might be a stretch with some of these, but they're definitely not white) kitchen backsplash ideas that will have you reconsidering your love for white subway tile quicker than you can say farmhouse sink.
1. Geometric Blue Tile
2. A Whisper of Color
3. A Light-Blue Accent Wall
4. Bold and Dark Penny Tile
5. Navy Blue Statement Wall
Navy is quite possibly the best color to work with when you don't want to stay neutral, but also don't want to end up in a state of panic at your neon-colored backsplash two days after it's been installed. It's the gateway to color. Recreate this look by designer Amy Sklar and pair your tile with bright white cabinets and big brass pendants that will allow it to really shine.
6. Matching Cabinets and Tile
Designer Christie Leu shows us how to embrace color more than ever with this kitchen backsplash idea. Matching the cabinets to the blue tile makes a monochromatic yet bold statement. By keeping the upper cabinets white and sticking with a traditional subway tile shape, she managed to keep the look classic.