Dwell's Favorite 21 Kitchen Ceramic Tile Backsplashes Design Photos And Ideas

Indoor/outdoor living is emphasized with sliding glass doors and timber flooring that continues to the outdoor deck.
The kitchen island of OCM House was custom-built on-site by Studio Jackson Scott using Australian Blackbutt.
Remodeled on a budget of just $35,000, this 355-square-foot apartment uses affordable birch plywood for the flooring, doors, and storage units for a warm feel.
Louvered windows in the kitchen and bathroom provide natural ventilation. The floor and countertop have a natural, organic texture to them that ensures the space feels homey and modern rather than cold and clinical.
Sustainability focused Etica Studio designed this eco-house to be a nature-inspired hideaway for its owner, the architect's sister. The solar-passive home runs on renewable energy and was built using a mix of environmentally friendly materials and salvaged elements.
The floors are polished concrete. The architects incorporated locally sourced materials—from the tile to the marble countertops.
Wooden carved out a cozy sitting area by the back window. The walls are painted with Farrow + Ball's Great White. The chime on the wall is from The Tienda at Hotel San Cristobal in Baja California. The backsplash features glazed Moroccan zellige tiles from Cle.
A linear modern light fixture by AlexAllen Studio hangs above the center island. Black Windsor counter stools from Target complete the center island’s breakfast bar. The shiny brass faucet and shelf brackets are both from Rejuvenation. The beautiful glazed Moroccan zellige tiles are from Cle, and the countertops are Ceasarstone.
When they took on the renovation of one such home for a family of five, they reconfigured the internal layout to bring more natural light deep into the common living areas, and better connect them to the surrounding landscape.
The façade load bearing wall and its gaps have been preserved in their original state during
the remodelling process as a tribute to its Mediterranean past.
Different surface materials create textural richness in the kitchen.
The kitchen features countertops made from Artedomus Grigio Basaltina stone.
In this kitchen with matte black cabinets, elegant Perini Monroe ceramic tiles line the kitchen backsplash.
Along the edge of the outdoor deck, reclaimed red bricks complement those used in the neighboring houses.
The white kitchen cabinetry is by Nikpol. The sink is integrated into a stainless steel benchtop.
Danish blogger, Tikkie Elsøe, chose mint green
Stacey and Doug prepare food before the kitchen's massive wall of soothing tile from Heath Ceramics.
galley kitchen looking west

The modern kitchen is the heart of the home. Cooking and conversing go hand-in-hand as meals are created, memories made. Whether teaching an old family recipe, reading the newspaper in a breakfast nook, or chatting over the daily morning coffee, the ritual of the everyday begins here. Spark your imagination by browsing our collection of modern kitchens. From popular counter materials like marble, granite, quartz, and wood; to stunning examples of white cabinets; to flooring options like hardwood and concrete, these projects showcase it all. You'll also find ideas for backsplashes, lighting, appliances, and sinks.