When it comes to kitchen renovations, there are easily about 7,000 decisions you'll need to make (give or take), and those decisions may not always feel clear or simple — especially when it comes to balancing form and function. That's what makes incorporating a stove backsplash into your kitchen design so great: It's practical and beautiful to boot.
From a functional standpoint, a stove backsplash makes cleanup easy — oils and sauces that spatter the wall can be quickly wiped down, as opposed to absorbing into paint or drywall. When it comes to selecting a material for your kitchen backsplash idea, the options are broad. There's everything from brick to ceramic tile to marble and more. Oftentimes the style of your cook space will inspire your material selection, be it traditional, boho, modern, or rustic. Ahead, we're sharing 11 stove backsplash ideas that are sure to get your wheels turning.
1. Add personality to a neutral kitchen.
While this kitchen is mainly neutral with black cabinets and a simple, off-white backsplash, the colorful ceramic wall tile behind the cooktop adds a dose of personality and playfulness. To recreate this look, keep the rest of your culinary elements sleek and modern, allowing the stove backsplash to take center stage.
2. Blend budget and luxury materials.
At first glance, you might think that this gorgeous modern kitchen designed by Studio McGee sticks with classic subway tile as a stove backsplash. But if you look closer, you'll see that just below the tile they also added a short marble backsplash with a ledge for everyday utensils and cooking oils. To bring this idea into your own space, mix high and low materials fdor a space that feels approachable but luxurious.
3. Mix and match.
4. Use the whole wall.
A stove backsplash doesn't mean that you can't venture beyond the range. In this case, HW Interiors takes the backsplash across the width and height of the wall to make an even greater statement. Pro tip: Balance a luxurious marble island with more casual blue accents to create a relaxed, coastal vibe.
5. Add warmth with a mosaic pattern.
6. Keep it simple.
This kitchen backsplash idea by Jordan Design Build Group is a prime example of when less is more. Rather than adding bold contrast with an accent tile, try simply changing the orientation of the tile behind the range. Here, they've mixed a standard brick-lay pattern with a modern herringbone pattern for a subtle statement.
7. Create depth in an all-white space.
8. Break up a bold pattern.
Ocotillo Contracting and Design shows off a unique choice with this kitchen backsplash idea, opting to use a bolder tile on the surrounding kitchen walls while keeping the stove backsplash simple with white, herringbone subway tile. White cabinets and black hardware tie in the black and white pattern, while a traditional accent rug adds color and texture.
9. Add height.
If you want to keep the tile style and orientation consistent but still want to create a statement wall behind the range, look no further than this this stove backsplash from Annabode. Simply add a wood shelf and simple wood trim to create a polished final look as you expand the honeycomb tile up to the ceiling.