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9 Inspiring Kitchen Wallpaper Ideas

Want to update your kitchen the easy way? These beautiful kitchen wallpaper ideas from Instagram will brighten your space with color and pattern.

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Kitchen Wallpaper Idea Backsplash Courtesy @nordiclivingincolour Via InstagramCourtesy @nordiclivingincolour/Instagram

Backsplash

The kitchen backsplash is the perfect area to add wallpaper without making a huge commitment.

To bring needed color to her otherwise neutral kitchen, @nordiclivingincolour chose this cheerful floral Rabarber by Boråstapeter wallpaper. Be sure to choose a wipeable kind when installing it on your backsplash so you can easily clean up any splatters. If you’re looking for something more extravagant, you can always try tiling your kitchen backsplash.

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Kitchen Wallpaper Idea Accent Wall Courtesy @tilmahara Houseofpatterns Via InstagramCourtesy @tilmahara_houseofpatterns/Instagram

Accent Wall

This eat-in kitchen by @tilmahara_houseofpatterns features one wallpaper accent wall with a gorgeous leafy green pattern (Chiavi Segrete by Cole & Son). The wallpaper draws attention to the vaulted ceiling, making the room feel bright and airy.

Notice the rest of the space is full of solid finishes and dark, neutral colors. That allows the wallpaper to be the star of the show.

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Small Kitchen Wallpaper Idea Courtesy @mollyandolivedesign Via InstagramCourtesy @mollyandolivedesign/Instagram

Small Kitchen Walls

If you have a small kitchen, you might not have much available wall space for artwork or shelving. Wallpaper, on the other hand, is an easy way to add a welcome dose of color, even on a small or awkwardly shaped wall.

There isn’t much wallpaper in this kitchen by @mollyandolivedesign, but the colorful floral pattern makes the whole space sing. The wallpaper is Garden State by Milton & King.

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Neutral Kitchen Wallpaper Idea Courtesy @grantcottage 1924 Via InstagramCourtesy @grantcottage_1924/Instagram

Neutral Kitchen Walls

If bright colors aren’t your thing, consider a soft, neutral wallpaper for your kitchen.

The wallpaper (Jessamine Floral Trail by A-Street Prints) in this vintage cottage-style kitchen by @grantcottage_1924 adds texture and interest without overwhelming the room. The white background blends seamlessly with the rest of the white walls, with just the right amount of floral pattern.

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Bold Kitchen Wallpaper Idea Courtesy @periodrestorationco Via InstagramCourtesy @periodrestorationco/Instagram

Bold Kitchen Walls

This fearless kitchen design from @periodrestorationco is a true stunner! The rich green cabinets are beautiful on their own, but the dark floral wallpaper makes the cabinets really pop.

Combined with gold hardware, crown molding, marble countertops and glass doors, this kitchen is a maximalist dream! This space proves that going bold with your kitchen wallpaper can be worth the risk.

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Kitchen Cabinet Wallpaper Idea Jason Leung Courtesy @paperskinhome InstagramJason Leung/Courtesy @paperskinhome/instagram

Kitchen Cabinet Walls

Instead of a wall, why not wallpaper your kitchen cabinets? Installing wallpaper behind open cabinets or shelves is an easy DIY project that makes a big impact in your kitchen.

This kitchen cabinet from @paperskinhome features their peel-and-stick wallpaper in Blue Toile Apricot. Peel-and-stick wallpaper is a great option for beginners, especially since it’s easy to switch out when you’re ready for a new look.

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Retro Style Kitchen Wallpaper Idea Courtesy @hello.sunshine Designs Via InstagramCourtesy @hello.sunshine_designs/Instagram

Retro-Style Kitchen Walls

This cheerful kitchen by @hello.sunshine_designs offers a playful, retro style thanks to the vintage accents, mismatched furniture, and of course the funky floral wallpaper.

If you’re not sure where to start when choosing a wallpaper pattern, many retailers separate their designs into categories, like retro, contemporary, traditional or modern. Sort by the style that best fits the rest of your house and you’ll find the right pattern for your kitchen, even if you don’t know what you’re looking for!

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Black And White Kitchen Wallpaper Idea Courtesy @lisaandleroy Via InstagramCourtesy @lisaandleroy/Instagram

Black and White Kitchen Walls

With interior design, you can’t go wrong with black and white. The black-and-white palm pattern wallpaper in this lovely kitchen by @lisaandleroy adds a striking graphic element to the other solid neutral finishes. Black and white is a classic choice that will never go out of style, so your kitchen will feel fresh and modern for years to come.

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African Modern Kitchen Wallpaper Idea Courtesy @xnstudio Via InstagramCourtesy @xnstudio_/Instagram

African Modern Kitchen Walls

This DIY-fabulous kitchen by Nasozi Kakembo of @xnstudio_ is full of inspirational projects, including “marble” countertops she painted herself! But the inky blue wallpaper (available in her shop!) really draws us in.

Inspired by traditional African wax print designs, the bullseye pattern makes an impact without overpowering the space. The peek of color behind the dishes and decorative accessories is the perfect way to enhance open shelving.

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.