In a Brooklyn brownstone designed by architect Elizabeth Roberts, a custom teal-colored backsplash featuring tile from Alchemy Materials blends seamlessly with custom cabinetry that’s complete with hardware by E.R. Butler & Co. The range is by Wolf.
SHADES OF GREEN
Designer Christine Markatos Lowe loves nothing more than a kitchen with a statement backsplash, like this design boasting a range of green hues. “A backsplash is the best place to add a pop of color into a kitchen design without having to do a full kitchen renovation,” she says.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s West Hollywood home—a Moroccan-meets-midcentury oasis—showcases his passion for crafting global-inspired interiors. Green accents, including a backsplash with Moroccan from Zellij Gallery, complete the standout kitchen.
A backsplash featuring mosaic tile from Ann Sacks steals the show in a Richard Mishaan-designed kitchen in a TriBeCa building. The space also includes a custom island, range, and hood by Herzog & de Meuron. The barstools are by Gabriel Scott and the cabinetry is custom.
ED A-Lister Steven Gambrel is a master of blues, and this Chicago kitchen is proof. Gambrel opted to awash the space with Urban Archaeology handmade glass tiles in variations of blue spanning from aquamarine to jade. The polished nickel, hardwood, and glass cabinetry and island are custom, and the range and hood are by Officine Gullo. Hanging from the ceiling are eight circa-1930 C.F. Otto Müller ceiling lights and a pendant designed by Gambrel for the Urban Electric Co.
William WaldronNEUTRAL PATTERN
In a Lake Tahoe retreat designed by Palmer Weiss, the neutral kitchen’s backsplash tile by Exquisite Surfaces serves as a point of interest. The countertop is by Caesarstone, the ceiling beams are reclaimed barnwood, the flooring is stained white oak, and the artwork was painted by the owners’ young daughter.
CLASSIC MARBLE TILE
A classic backsplash made of Carrara marble tiles by Walker Zanger adds balance to a powder blue kitchen in a Pacific Palisades, California, home belonging to designer Alison Palevsky and her husband, Alexander. The wooden bar stools are from Organic Modernism, the kitchen stove is by Viking, and the 1920s pendants are from Thanks for the Memories.
A classic onyx backsplash and custom cabinetry complete an all-white modern chef’s kitchen design by Jeanne Finnerty.
OFF-WHITE PORTUGUESE TILES
Off-white 19th-century Portuguese tiles add character to a London kitchen. The island is made from a 19th-century cast-iron stove and topped with Carrara marble, and the pendant light is early-20th-century French.
Antique patterned tiles from Southern Italy make for a lively backsplash in a 17th-century farmhouse in the South of France. A Louis XIV farm table, a skirted farm sink, and ample open shelving complete the design.
In a suburban Chicago home by PROjECT Interiors, Moroccan tiles in a custom size from Ann Sacks add elegance to a warm gray kitchen. A cantilevered island with Carrara countertops maximizes space.
WALLS OF GRAY TILE
A warm gray palette is perfectly executed in this New York City kitchen clad in Calacatta gold marble and Walker Zanger tiles. The sink fittings are by Waterworks and the cabinetry is painted in Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore.
OLIVE GREEN TILED KITCHEN
Holiday decor lends a cheerful ambience to this guest lodge kitchen in the Montana mountains. The olive green backsplash tiles are by Pewabic Pottery, the kitchen range and hood are by Thermador and the pendant lights are by Niche.
CLASSIC PORTUGUESE TILES
This charming kitchen in St. Moritz, Switzerland, is filled with history: 18th-century Portuguese tiles cover the ceiling and walls; the 19th-century French table is surrounded by English chairs from the same era and a 19th-century French light fixture hangs above.
Francis Amiand SIMPLE WHITE TILE
A small galley-style kitchen in Monaco, France, features square white tiles that play off of the other geometric elements in the room. The small table and chairs are by Jeanneret, the oven, cooktop and and hood are by Aster Cucine.
LIME GREEN AND WHITE
White tiled walls balance out vibrant kitchen cabinets, which are painted in Bright Lime by Benjamin Moore in this Manhattan kitchen. The countertops are stainless steel and the sink is by Franke.
JAMES MERRELL WHITE, OFF-WHITE AND COPPER
The kitchen in this New York Hudson Valley home has a vent hood and wine refrigerator by GE Monogram, the mahogany dining chairs are from the 1940’s and the copper cookware includes antique and vintage items.
Beautifully patterned tiles by Neisha Crosland cover the walls in this London townhouse kitchen and allow the cabinetry, painted in Pure Grey 6 by Papers and Paints, to pop. The pendant lights are by Serge Mouille and the floor is made of three types of limestone.
The homeowners kept the original tile backsplash and flooring in the kitchen of this Loire Valley home. English mahogany chairs and a stylish chandelier, which was found at a flea market, give the space a lived-in feel.
Simon Upton WHITE ON WHITE
This bright and airy kitchen in a cottage in Connecticut keeps it classic with wall tiles from Waterworks, a stainless steel stove by Viking, stools by York Street Studio and 1920s English pendants by BK Antiques.
Douglas Friedman CRISP WHITE
This glossy white kitchen in a Manhattan apartment is balanced by the cork flooring and 1940s French, red garden chairs. The range is by Viking and the dishwasher is by Asko.
Mikkel Vang SUBWAY TILES
The bright white walls in this open New Jersey kitchen are covered in subway tiles by American Olean. The vintage pendants were found at a Paris flea market. The bistro chairs are by Maison Gatti, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero and the range is by Wolf.
A modish New York kitchen integrates custom-made cabinetry and vintage hardware alongside large white tiles. The 1950s scones are by Gunnar Asplund, and the light fixtures are from the 1970s. The sink fittings are by Dornbracht.
The custom redwood cabinetry in this Los Angeles kitchen complements the backsplash of penny tiles by Mission Tiles. The oven and dishwasher are by Miele and the sink fittings are by Vola.
SILVER AND WHITE
Gray tiles blend in with the stainless steel appliances in this modern New York City kitchen decorated with touches of silver and white. The floors are lined with Corten steel tiles, the oven is by Wolf and the stools are from the 1940s.
Lisa Cohen SPANISH TILES
This open kitchen in Melbourne, Australia, features handmade Spanish tiles on its backsplash. The table is made of pepper granite, the pendant lights are by Produzione Privata, the stools are by Bassam Fellows and the oven is by Lacanche.