To complement the white-washed custom cabinetry in her kitchen, architect Julie Salles Schaffer designed a tile backsplash to resemble “melting butter in a white pan”. Daltile arranged her two-color AutoCAD design—white and off-white—onto a mesh backing for a small fee.
A turquoise mosaic tile wall softens the laboratory-like effect of the Miller House's glossy kitchen cabinets.
Black tile with dark grout grounds other adjacent colors; for this Berlin bachelor pad, the noir-ish hue toughens up even a bubblegum pink cabinet color.
Sometimes backsplashes should allow other materials (like cabintry) bask in the limelight. In this Portland project, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design selected white Savoy 1”x4” stacked tiles from Ann Sacks for both the kitchen and bathroom.
This California architect renovated his A. Quincy Jones home with a light touch, save for in the kitchen where he installed Carrara marble countertops and custom oiled-steel cabinetry to pop against the home's original concrete backsplash.
Architect Chris Deam and Dwell founder Lara Deam went for the gold and had marble installed as the kitchen backsplash for their Mill Valley home.
With its reclaimed-wood cladding, the kitchen for a house inside an old Toronto dairy sports a rough-and-ready backdrop that contrasts the family' tableware.