The backsplash you use ultimately comes down to your taste and the other style elements in your home. Consider color, shape, material, pattern, texture and other artistic accents when choosing your style. This list is by no means all-inclusive, but it gives you an idea of popular tiles today and the numerous possibilities that each choice gives you.

Classic Subway Tiles

Subway tiles are a classic look, but you can put a whole new spin on them. Longer, leaner black subway tiles give your space a modern and edgy look. Consider a glassy pastel blue or green to add a soft touch of color to a space, especially one with a nautical theme. Solid white is a classic and clean look that never goes out of style. You don’t even have to be stuck to the typical layout – try flipping the tiles vertically or creating a herringbone or crosshatch pattern to spice it up a bit.

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Go with a solid color or mix it up with a funky pattern. Hexagonal tiles are a fresh take on the old square tiles. You can create flower patterns or go with varying shades of the same color. Rather than ending your backsplash with a straight cut-off line at the top, consider using hexagons to create a unique ending to your backsplash.

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Choose a mixture of solid and textured arabesque tiles to give your backsplash a unique twist. Patterned arabesques can give a splash of style to your kitchen, especially when paired with solid countertops.

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Penny Rounds

Penny rounds can be applied in sheets or one by one, making the possibilities nearly endless. Using a single color adds a simple texture to your wall just through the variance of tile to grout. Create a color fade using deeper shades close to the counter and fading up to light shades near the cabinets (or vice versa). Bring out the accent colors in your kitchen by adding in a single, colored penny round randomly (or patterned out) throughout the backsplash.

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Natural Tiles

Bring out the natural elements in your home using tiles that represent the surrounding environment. Natural pebble tiles in light blues or browns enhance a connection to water. They are usually found in bathrooms but also tie in nicely around kitchen sinks. Faux wood tiles add a woodsy element and look great in kitchens with solid white or black cabinets and counters. Stone tiles also add an environmental feel to your kitchen. All of these tiles can be found in lighter or darker tones depending on the look you are going for.

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