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Best Kitchen Backsplash Ideas For Dark Cabinets

Looking for the best kitchen backsplash ideas for dark cabinets? These are our recommendations.

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Industrial-Chic Black Kitchen Backsplash

Industrial-chic is all the rage in home décor, which is great news for frugal homeowners who want to renovate on a budget. Plywood can be a perfect choice for kitchen backsplash ideas for dark cabinets. But be sure you understand the different grades of plywood and their applications before tackling this job. Take a look at these incredible kitchen remodels to get some ideas if it’s time to refresh your kitchen.

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Mosaic Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Tiling a backsplash above the counter is one of the easiest ways to upgrade an old, tired kitchen on a tight budget. You can choose from the vast array of handsome ceramic tiles available, including the easy-to-install one we show here—mosaic tiles.

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Mix and Match

One of the best kitchen backsplash tile ideas is to mix and match coordinating tiles for texture and effect. The muted color of these brown tiles contrasts beautifully with the glittery mosaic for a perfectly elegant statement. Check out more expert tile installation tips here.

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Chevron Kitchen Backsplash


A light gray chevron pattern like this is a perfect match for dark cabinets. It works especially well in this scene with a white countertop. Chevron is still a popular pattern for kitchen backsplash ideas for dark cabinets. Learn 10 creative ways to save a kitchen remodel before you get started on one.

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Stone Tile Kitchen Backsplash


A gray stone tile backsplash like this one also provides a eye-catching contrast with dark kitchen cabinets. Gray stone tile is a nice transition from a white countertop to dark cabinets.

Looking for something other than a tile backsplash? Check out 12 backsplash ideas that aren’t tile.

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Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for Cherry Kitchen Cabinets


White tile works well in a kitchen with cherry kitchen cabinets and works as a way to brighten your kitchen if you have a dark countertop. Find out what’s going one with kitchen countertops now.

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What Color Backsplash Goes With Dark Brown Cabinets?


A white subway tile kitchen backsplash can look great with dark brown cabinets like you can see in this kitchen. Add in a gray quarter countertop and some pendant lighting for a really eye-catching kitchen look. White subway tile is still one of the most popular kitchen backsplash ideas for dark cabinets. Learn the dos and don’ts of a subway tiled backsplash project should you try to do it yourself.

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Stone Mosaic With Hints of Brown


This light colored stone mosaic kitchen backsplash has just enough hints of brown to complement the dark brown cabinets. The dark wood cabinets feature silver handles which fit into the color scheme well. Find out what’s trending in home décor now.

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Kitchen Backsplash Ideas With White Granite Countertops


This kitchen with dark kitchen cabinets and a white quartz countertop has a stone mosaic backsplash that fits in perfectly. The tan color of the stone pairs well with the dark cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Quartz countertops remain hugely popular but you should know the pros and cons of quartz countertops.

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Black Mosaic Tile


A black kitchen backsplash is a bold idea that creates a sleek look. Plus, it’s great at hiding messes. This backsplash fits in because of the black veins in the countertops and the black dots in the cabinet windows. Have you heard about the ceramic 3D tile trend? Here’s why you should avoid it.