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Best Kitchen Backsplash Ideas with White Cabinets

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

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Kitchen Backsplash Ideas With White Cabinets and Black Countertops: Wood

Beadboard is a lightweight and versatile product perfect for backsplashes. Painted or raw, it really packs decor punch, especially when installed in a unique way, like the chevron design pictured. 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. Plus: You need to see these 27 incredible kitchen storage solutions.

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Backsplash Ideas With White Cabinets and Dark Countertops: Brick

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. Ever consider trendy subway tile for your backsplash? Read this first!

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Plus, learn 20 surprising tips on how to paint kitchen cabinets in the video below, if you’re thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets.

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Who says backsplashes need to be a solid wall? With our guide on how to install a window, you'll be one step closer to a kitchen that is light, bright and airy. Just be sure to check your local building inspector to make sure that any planned window additions meet local planning guidelines Image: Courtesy of Toronto Designers
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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. Image: Courtesy of Norstone USA
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Backsplash Ideas for White Cabinets and Granite Countertops: Chalkboard

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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Victorian Chic

A staple of farmhouse style, this Victorian chic tile backsplash is all about delicate patterning and muted colors. And the soft blue with natural wood accents hearkens to yesteryear, yet the sleek gold handles and stainless appliances make sure the look doesn't appear dated.
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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. And installing a backsplash is the perfect time to add extra kitchen electrical outlets to make your space more functional. Check out other vintage home trends making a comeback.
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This mosaic sunburst may be monochromatic, but it still shines brightly as the focal point of this kitchen. The area behind a stove is the perfect place for a kitchen accent wall. If you're considering your first tiling project, check out our article on how to grout tile for the best results. Got your back splash ideas figured out? Discover these 30 ways to revolutionize your kitchen next.
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The New Basic

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. Learn how to install a new backsplash in six hours with this ingenious project.
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Retro Chic

They say everything old becomes new again, and after viewing this geometric tile backsplash, we'd agree. The colorful accented tile is a perfect match for the whimsical range hood and is an effortless way to add a punch of color to a basic subway tile backsplash. For this type of kitchen backsplash ideas, you'll want to know how to cut tile with a grinder for a perfect fit every time.
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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 with vining strands of mother of pearl is a stunning choice for a backsplash. It would look incredible paired with a marble countertop and light gray cabinetry, and while you're dreaming of that, read up on our best grouting tips to make your project a success. This is the kitchen zone to declutter immediately, according to Marie Kondo.
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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

If there's a pattern you've seen on fabric, dishes or in print, and you want to surround yourself in it, recreate it as a one-of-a-kind backsplash. It takes considerable effort to transfer the pattern onto something you can use as a guide for buying, cutting and setting the tile, but the payoff will be a work of art you'll see every day. It's among the most creative backsplash tile ideas. And when the grout gets a little grimy, read this article on how to whiten even the grimiest grout.
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Tile set in a chevron pattern is bold and beautiful among backsplash tile ideas. This vibrant teal and white tile is a perfect accent wall, that can easily be coordinated with plain white chevron in the rest of the kitchen. For more great kitchen backsplash ideas and accent wall ideas, you need to read this.
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Herringbone Vamos Tile Premium Peel and Stick 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.

Available on Amazon for $26.

Photo: Via Amazon

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