I don’t know about you but when it comes to all white kitchens they are my go-to. BUT, I also love to make the room bright and pop by using colorful backsplashes or beautiful patterns that are more contemporary and modern.

Choosing the perfect backsplash for your kitchen renovation is important for any kitchen to remodel. Aside from your cabinets, the backsplash you choose is a focal point for your kitchen, but also complimenting whatever countertop you choose.

Backsplash design is an art that allows you to remain traditional with subway tiles, but today more and more people are choosing to incorporate different textures and colours to their design.

Below are 4 backsplash design trends that are both traditional but unique for 2017-2018.

Subway Tiles

Basic size subway tiles are 3′ x 6′ and are one of the top choices for backsplashes today. The classic and clean look of white subway tile is perfectly paired with cabinets that are more contemporary in nature. When paired with a white marble countertop it can add a lot of vibrancy and bring out the colour in your cabinets.

South Shore Decorating | Room for Tuesday

Chevron Tiles

Patterned tiles such as the Chevron that is seen in the picture above to your left is another trend that is being utilized in backsplash designs. This design pattern creates a wonderful focal point for the kitchen and adds dimension and texture.

In order to make sure that chevron tiles are incorporated correctly, minimal, bright, and clean kitchens are a must.   Choosing a dynamic backsplash is well complimented when paired with white cabinetry and/or countertops.

Reflective Tiles

However, if you are feeling spunky and creative here are some amazing textiles for any kitchen backsplash or feature wall for that kitchen stove.

Jungalow | Domustiles

This green reflective subway tile (seen in photo 1) is perfect for bringing a dramatic flair to a more minimal and traditional white kitchen. Ultimately, this type of subway tile really brightens up a room.

Hexagonal Tiles

In photo 2, hexagonal tiles are another great focal point that you can create a cool statement with. Hexagon tiles come in a wide range of hues that can be used in any contemporary design – kitchen or bathroom. Since hexagonal tiles are already a dazzling focal point to begin with, there is less embellishment needed for these tiles to create a statement. These tiles are perfectly paired with simple designs and textures. More specifically, when adding grout you can choose between lighter tones to make your tile stand out, or darker grout to match your tile.


The selected tiles above are from Tile Bar and my new favorite source for tiles, Mercury  Mosaics. Which pattern tile is your favorite? Have any favorites that you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below.

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Until next time…





As always, I love to give shoutouts to the fabulous photographers on unsplash who dedicate their photos for free. Todays Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash


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