Modern Kitchen Countertop and Backsplash Combinations

There’s something so sleek and sophisticated about a modern kitchen. If contemporary interior design appeals to you, you’ll love a kitchen with clean lines, lots of storage, and minimalistic materials. When it comes to modern kitchen countertop and backsplash combinations, there are certain characteristics to look for, including:

  • Matte, flat finishes
  • Timeless colors like black and white
  • Sleek, smooth materials like stainless steel or concrete
  • Unique shapes, like square or hexagon backsplash tiles

Here are just a few of our favorite kitchen countertop and and custom backsplash combinations for modern kitchens.

6 Modern Kitchen Countertop and Backsplash Combinations

1) Colorful Modern Backsplash With Subtle Countertops

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An attractive way to add modern flair to your kitchen is with an intricate, vivid backsplash next to a simple, neutral countertop. One example is our Studer Kitchen, which uses pops of color in the gorgeous teal ceramic tile backsplash, and is perfectly balanced with a white countertop.

2) Black and White Kitchen Backsplash With Neutral Countertops

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When added to a kitchen with tons of neutral materials such as white cabinets, light-colored walls, and sleek, smooth countertops, bold tile patterns can really pop. It’s the perfect focal point for the room, especially when used in an unexpected place. Put it above the stove going up the wall or on the front of the kitchen island to make a statement.

3) Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplash with White Countertops

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Our Walhalla Rd. Kitchen project is one of our most modern kitchens. We paired wood grained, flat-front cabinets with a simple, stainless steel backsplash. Rather than add too much color or complexity, using white countertops kept the design simple and contemporary. The shine from the backsplash draws attention without being too overwhelming or flashy.

4) White Brick With Black Countertops

modern white brick kitchen backsplash with black countertops

If you like modern interior design styles, you’re probably attracted to neutrals like black and white. These popular colors never go out of style, and they pair well with almost any accent pieces and light fixtures. If your current kitchen has brick, you can transform it from rustic to contemporary by painting it white. Pair it with black countertops for a dramatic yet neutral finishing touch.

5) White Kitchen Tile and Butcher Block Countertops

White subway tile is a classic backsplash that goes with any kitchen design style. Depending on how you use it, it can look great in a modern kitchen. For example, stack the tiles on top of each other in a parallel pattern, or try a modern layout like chevron. Pair the tile backsplash with a butcher block countertop and open shelving for a one-of-a-kind, minimalistic look.

6) Matching Backsplash and Countertops

One way to modernize your kitchen’s design is to avoid contrasting materials. Instead, create a flowing, seamless look between your backsplash and countertops by using the same material, like quartz, marble, or granite. This is a surefire way to give your kitchen the clean lines that take it from traditional to contemporary.

Many people are choosing sleek, modern designs for their kitchen remodels in recent years. There’s something extra appealing about the sophisticated features of a contemporary kitchen, and we can’t wait to see which modern kitchen countertop and backsplash combination you choose for your kitchen renovation.

Modern Kitchen Countertop and Backsplash Solutions

Every home deserves a kitchen that’s beautiful, welcoming, and functional — designed for the way you live. Established by two long-time central Ohio homebuilders and craftsmen, The Creative Kitchen Co. offers customized kitchen remodeling and refacing solutions. Contact us for more information.