Best Kitchen Backsplash Ideas with White Cabinets

Updated: Aug. 12, 2022

If you're searching for backsplash ideas with white cabinets, look no further!

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Wood Backsplash

Light and versatile, beadboard, a type of wood paneling, is great for backsplashes. Painted or raw, it really packs decor punch, especially when installed in a unique way, like the chevron design pictured here. An easy DIY project, you can install this yourself in a weekend and with our guide on how to scribe for a perfect fit, you’ll be sure to have professional results. And for durability, protect the wood with washable paint or marine varnish.

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brick wall in kitchen with open shelves
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Brick Backsplash

If you haven’t been blessed with exposed brick accent walls in your home, you can easily recreate the rustic feel with brick veneer. Which can be installed with construction adhesive. And veneer brick is thin enough to cut around receptacles and outlets for a seamless look. Brick backsplashes will give any home an updated kitchen.

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Stone Backsplash

Once relegated to exterior applications, installing stone facing indoors has become a hot trend in recent years. The warmth and look of real stone adds a distinguished European vibe to any kitchen and is an easy DIY backsplashes project.

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Chalkboard Backsplash

Chalkboard paint is a trendy way to spice up your walls, but it’s also practical for kitchen backsplashes. Jot down your grocery list, daily menu or just write yourself a happy quote to ponder over morning coffee. And best of all, chalkboard paint is perfect over magnetic paint, making the organization possibilities endless.

Photo: Courtesy of John & Melanie

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Art Deco Backsplash

Defined by geometric styles, sharp lines, and bold colors, Art Deco is nicely updated with this tile without being overwhelming. For a seamless look, pull colors from cabinetry and countertops to create cohesiveness that will impress.

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White Backsplash

White subway tile is one of the classic backsplash tile ideas — it’s not on this list. Put a new twist on basic white backsplash tile ideas with these concave white tiles. Reminiscent of fish scales, these tiles are neutral enough to go with any décor but unusual enough to not appear cliché.

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Marble and Mother of Pearl

If you’re looking for white backsplash tile ideas with understated elegance, this would be it. White marble tile is typically associated with floors, but using it here with vining strands of mother of pearl makes a stunning choice for a backsplash. It would look incredible paired with a marble countertop and light gray cabinetry.
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Herringbone Tile Backsplash

The pattern elevates the style for a more sophisticated look. We love the all-white version in this light and airy kitchen. And taking the backsplash all the way to the ceiling brings the final look up a notch.