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The Top 5 Kitchen Backsplash Trends for 2024

January 27th, 2023 | 3 min read

By Elysiah Rainey

white subway tile kitchen backsplash

Selecting your kitchen backsplash is part of your kitchen remodeling process. If you have decided to remodel your kitchen or update your backsplash in 2024, you’ll want to be up to date on the latest backsplash design trends.

As an experienced kitchen designer and remodeler who works on numerous kitchens every year, we are familiar with the latest design trends and styles you should consider for your kitchen remodel.

In this article, you’ll learn the top five kitchen backsplash trends for the upcoming year as well as important information to consider about each type.

(The information in this article was updated on December 19th, 2023.)

1. Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Subway tiles are a classic choice that continues to stand the test of time as one of the most popular kitchen backsplash selections. 

Versatile, trendy, and classic are all perfect descriptors of subway tiles. If installed, your subway tile backsplash will give a timeless look.

Collage of subway tile kitchen backsplash designs

Available in many colors, textures, sizes, and patterns, subway tiles will fit any kitchen style. 

Want a clean kitchen design with an all-white appearance? Consider using white subway tiles with matching white grout as in the top right picture. 

Adding subway tiles with some contrasting color and texture as in the bottom right picture will work well if you’re designing a rustic country-style kitchen.

Subway tiles are a great, easy to clean kitchen backsplash option and will be a very popular choice during the upcoming year.

2. Mosaic Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Mosaic tiles are an incredibly versatile backsplash option that will be trending in the upcoming year. 

Available in nearly limitless colors, shapes, patterns, and sizes, there is a mosaic tile backsplash that will perfectly match the style you are looking for.

Collage of mosaic tile kitchen backsplash designs

Whether you want the backsplash to mesh well with the rest of the kitchen or be the center of attention, mosaic tile can do it all.

Additionally, mosaic tiles are available in a wide range of materials, from glass and ceramic to natural stone, providing diverse options that can complement any kitchen style, from classic to contemporary. The reflective properties of certain mosaic tiles can also contribute to a brighter ambiance by bouncing light around the room, creating a more spacious feel.

3. Slab Kitchen Backsplash

If you want to make a statement with your kitchen design, selecting marble is sure to turn some heads. It’s an extremely beautiful and stylish choice that leaves an impression and will be an excellent design choice during the upcoming year.

Collage of marble slab kitchen backsplash

To show off the beauty of the stone, consider keeping the area around the backsplash unobstructed. Letting the natural pattern shine through will make it an excellent focal point for your kitchen.

Available with limitless pattern options, there’s a marble backsplash out there that you will love.

The lack of grout lines and seams not only makes cleaning and maintenance easier but also provides a polished and refined visual appeal. Slab backsplashes also have a timeless quality that can integrate seamlessly with a variety of kitchen styles, from minimalist to upscale.

Consider using this for your backsplash in the coming year. It is very trendy now and will look great for years to come.

4. Glass Kitchen Backsplash

If you’re unfamiliar with glass as a backsplash, you’ll want to consider this unique option. Glass is an uncommon but fantastic and trending backsplash that can be either subdued or vibrant.

Additionally, glass tiles can give your space the same color and reflective quality as glass but with a smaller pattern.

Collage of glass kitchen backsplashes

Customize your glass with various paint color options and personalized images (depending on the supplier). The white, black, and wave backsplash are examples of the paint and personalization options for a glass kitchen backsplash

Glass kitchen backsplashes bring an undeniable sense of modernity and vibrancy to any culinary space. Their sleek, reflective surfaces create an illusion of openness and brightness, making even compact kitchens feel more spacious.

They are exceptionally easy to clean, as the smooth surface prevents grime and stains from adhering, making them an excellent choice for busy kitchens. With their contemporary allure, practicality, and capacity to infuse personality, glass kitchen backsplashes are an ideal choice for those seeking to revitalize their cooking area with a touch of modern elegance.

5. Square Tile Kitchen Backsplash

If you love the versatile and timeless look of subway tiles but want something just a little bit different, consider using square tiles for your kitchen backsplash in 2023.

You will get all of the same color, texture, pattern, and size options, just in a different shape to give your kitchen a little more personality.

collage of square tile kitchen backsplashes

Square tiles are available in a wide variety of colors, textures, patterns, and sizes to meet your style needs. They are an excellent choice for your next kitchen project in the upcoming year.

Next Steps for Adding a Backsplash to Your Kitchen

If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, knowing the latest trends for your backsplash will make sure your kitchen has a beautiful and up-to-date design. The design trends you read about in this article will give you some good direction for your upcoming kitchen project!

At Custom Built, our mission is to provide Mid-Michigan homeowners with their dream kitchen spaces. For the last 15+ years, we have delivered on this promise and built more than 100 kitchens for Lansing area residents.

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Elysiah Rainey

Elysiah is a valuable asset to Custom Built, bringing both professional and educational experience to the team. Prior to joining our company, she assisted clients with their furniture and residential layout needs in the Allendale area.