The possibilities for your backsplash are quite literally limitless, as new products are created and new uses for existing materials are discovered constantly.
This photo shows the design possibility when using a single color and/or material.
Illustrating the stacking of different molding pieces to create a completely custom frame, and creating a focal point.
Understated, but not hidden, with the addition of the under-cabinet lighting.
Bold use of color, though not overwhelming with the clean whiteness of the cabinets, walls, and lighting fixture.
Subtle, as the colors flow into and out of each other, but still very much draws your eye in this kitchen.
Bold, exciting, and modern; though not difficult to design with as the colors are natural, but deep.
Clean, and classic white marble subway tile.
Tile extended all the way to the ceiling, allowing it to stand on it's own, as opposed to having to work with a paint color.
You won't need to accessorize with a bold color and pattern in your tile, more durable than wallpaper too.
The mirrored tiles are very clean, modern, and open the space up.
The pressed tin tile look is durable, affordable, and adds beauty while not being what everyone else has these days.
If you like a seamless look, love your countertop material; you can usually utilize the same material as your countertop for your backsplash.
Simple, understated, classic, clean; the 3X6 white subway tile will allow the rest of your kitchen to be in the spotlight.
The tying together of the stainless appliances with the stainless slivers, and the bold use of color make this backsplash pop next to the clean-grained wood cabinets.
Light, light, and more light. This kitchen feels brighter thanks to the light colored backsplash and countertop, aided by the use of under-cabinet lighting.
Tumbled travertine is a traditional backsplash material, but it's versatility as shown here proves it will never fall out of favor.
I like how this backsplash plays with depth and shape, the way most do with material and color.