White is one of the most popular color choices when remodeling a kitchen — and for good reason. It’s classic, clean, and goes with just about any other color, texture, and pattern. It’s a go-to, neutral design choice that can compliment almost any design style — from traditional and luxurious to contemporary and sophisticated. White kitchen backsplash is also a popular choice for kitchen remodels.
Sometimes homeowners choose cabinets and countertops with rich colors and patterns, so they want something clean and neutral for the backsplash. That’s just one instance when white is the perfect solution. White backsplashes are also popular because even though they’re neutral, arranging them in different layouts, patterns, sizes, and shapes can add texture and variety to a kitchen.
Using white backsplash will add some flair to your kitchen remodel without going overboard. Here are just some of our favorite white kitchen backsplash pictures and ideas.
You can’t have too much white, especially if you’re going for a classy, elegant look. In our Fairway Commons kitchen remodel, the homeowners chose a traditional white subway tile with a polished, shiny surface. It blends smoothly with the white cabinets and countertops, while accenting the shimmering chrome hardware and light fixtures. We like to call this style “elegant luxury”.
While the white backsplash in our Mallard Circle kitchen remodel isn’t plain white, it uses a pleasant combination of white and various shades of gray. The textured, stacked stone look of these tiles takes it up a notch. We think this backsplash looks perfect next to the contrasting dark wood cabinets and gives the kitchen a unique, slightly masculine feel. Plus, it’s an excellent compromise if you can’t decide between plain white or something with a mix of colors.
If you like the polished, smooth look of white subway tile but want something a bit different, consider switching up the pattern. Our Shoreham Drive kitchen remodel took its traditional white kitchen backsplash to a new level with herringbone patterned subway tile. This created an understated and simple, yet grand vibe. We love this classic pattern with white tile because it adds a clean elegance to the room.
Who says subway tile is always sleek and polished? You can have more of a matte, textured look with white subway tile — see the backsplash in our Lyon Drive kitchen remodel. It’s simple and classy, yet edgy and unique. The homeowners appreciated the history of their home and wanted to build on the character, preserve its historical feel yet create a more open, usable family space. We feel their textured backsplash choice helped accomplish exactly that.
The seamless marble-look has been popular as floor tile for awhile, but it also looks fabulous as a kitchen backsplash. Take a look at the Sandover kitchen remodel, which paired the large marble subway tile backsplash with a marble countertop, Electrolux brand stainless steel appliances, thick crown molding, exposed brick, and recessed lighting. Each element helped turn this room into the ultimate gourmet kitchen.
White is popular for a reason — it’s a beautiful color to use for your kitchen backsplash. There are so many ways to use a white backsplash to put the finishing touch on your kitchen, whether it’s the tile size, shape, pattern, or combination with other colors. We can bet that white will remain a top kitchen backsplash choice for years to come.
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.