5 Backsplash Ideas to Make Your Kitchen Pop

This often overlooked kitchen design element can make a big splash.

There are so many design elements that make up a kitchen: flooring, cabinetry, appliances, hardware, counter tops. But, one element that is sometimes overlooked is backsplash, or a panel or tile that protects the wall behind a sink, stove or counter top. While it serves a utilitarian purpose, it can also bring style and pizzazz to a kitchen or bathroom. Here are 5 backsplash design inspirations from Coldwell Banker listings.

French Country

1799 Oakville Grade Rd in Oakville, CA listed by Cyd Greer with Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley
Don’t be afraid to use backsplash as a canvas. The French country scene depicted behind the stove makes a strong statement about the design theme of the room. It’s also rumored that the symbol of a rooster brings good luck, and we can all use some of that in our cooking endeavors.


891 14th Street, Denver, CO listed by Mark Callaghan with Coldwell Banker Devonshire
Using natural materials like Quartzite Sandstone give this otherwise modern Denver kitchen a rustic feel.


78 Chestnut St, Weston, MA listed by Diana Chaplin with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
There are few materials that give a room more polish than marble. And it is no different with this Weston, MA kitchen.  Together with the deep gray cabinetry, this butler’s pantry is all shades of right.


20 & 40 Waterstone Way, Woody Creek, CO listed by Kim Coates with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate

Who says that backsplash has to be flat? This textured pattern in deep gray makes the kitchen feel updated without making a bold statement.

Matching Counter Top

104 Cascade Key, Bellevue, WA listed by The Jen Harper Team with Coldwell Banker BAIN
Continuing the counter top material up the wall like in this Bellevue, WA home, creates a seamless waterfall effect.

Victoria Keichinger is the Vice President, Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. When she's not managing national media and advertising for the Coldwell Banker brand at work, she finds herself most at home in Jersey City, NJ with her pre-school crush turned spouse and son. A true Francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.

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