Contemporary Backsplash Tile Ideas

Posted on Jun 17, 2022
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Dunes Platinum Straight Stack Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash with Fantasy Blue Satin Marble Countertop Featured Image: Dunes Platinum Straight Stack Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash with Fantasy Blue Satin Marble Countertop from Arizona Tile

When designing their dream home, many homeowners want to achieve a balance of sleek, modern styles with a warm, cozy feel. Oftentimes, contemporary styles can render a space cold and austere — airy ceilings and neutral color palettes look chic, but don’t always feel inviting. How do you infuse warmth into a modern room? It all comes down to the details.

Small areas of wall space or flooring are the perfect opportunities to introduce color, patterns and unique designs that warm up a modern space. Read on for contemporary backsplash ideas and tips on how to incorporate modern styles into your home.

Accent Backsplashes

A tile backsplash is a great way to draw the eye into and around the room. Make it a statement piece with an intriguing texture, color, or pattern that offers nice contrast to sleek decor. Incorporate one of these tile styles into your next kitchen or bathroom project for a contemporary look that stands out.

Glass Mosaic

A glass mosaic tile instantly elevates any room. The reflective surface casts a warm glow over the space and the highly durable and low-maintenance material is great for kitchens and bathrooms alike. Available in six beautiful colors, Dunes tile makes for the perfect contemporary kitchen backsplash. Use the Wave option for a lightly textured title with an elegant, upscale feel that pairs well with sleek cabinetry.

Dunes Pearl 2 X 6 Stagger Joint Glass & Denim 3 X 12 Wave Tile Backsplash
Image: Dunes Pearl 2 X 6 Stagger Joint Glass & Denim 3 X 12 Wave Tile Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Sleek Glossy Tile

When it comes to incorporating modern yet classic elements into your home, a glossy tile is an ideal style element. With clean lines and a sleek finish, it’s a great accent piece against muted neutrals. Layer colors to provide contrast or play with different textures for a subtle but stunning effect. A Concerto backsplash effortlessly combines cozy and contemporary. Opt for a rich charcoal black for a dramatic effect or arrange a warm neutral tile into a unique pattern to elevate the space.

Concerto Black Matte & Glossy Porcelain Bathroom Backsplash Tile
Image: Concerto Black Matte & Glossy Porcelain Bathroom Backsplash Tile from Arizona Tile

Chevron Pattern Tile

Few other textiles nail the balance of contemporary and inviting as well as subway tile. The perfect choice for a modern accent wall or backsplash, it can be arranged in a chevron pattern to bring energy into the space.   A ceramic tile like Bare offers durability with a clean finish, great for any bathroom, kitchen, or wet bar.

Bare Gray Glossy & Bare White Glossy 3 x 12 Ceramic Chevron Pattern Tile Kitchen Backsplash Image: Bare Gray Glossy & Bare White Glossy 3 x 12 Ceramic Chevron Pattern Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Bold Tile Colors

The unique design of Flash mimics hand-made elements with its subtle variation in tile colors and gentle texture. Choose tile in different sizes to create a unique pattern. Or be bold with color in your design with a beautiful Cobalt or Graphite selection.

Flash Graphite 3 x 12 Ceramic Public Bathroom Tile
Image: Flash Graphite 3 x 12 Ceramic Public Bathroom Tile Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Coastal Chic Tile

Contemporary backsplash tile doesn’t have to be overtly modern — how you choose to style your room has a big impact on your overall aesthetic. For a modern look that still feels lived-in and comfortable, opt for a bright backsplash and pair it with a sleek countertop tile. Flash is available in eight sharp colors that complement a variety of décors. Add a  white quartz countertop from our Della Terra® Quartz collection for a contemporary finish.

Flash Light Blue 3 x 12 Ceramic Tile Wetbar Backsplash Image: Flash Light Blue 3 x 12 Ceramic Tile Wetbar Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Polished Porcelain Tile

Themar is a glazed porcelain tile that gives the look of natural stone, making it a perfect tile for either a kitchen or bathroom. Easy to maintain, porcelain tile only requires a regular wipe with a damp sponge and a pH-balanced neutral cleaner to keep its luster.

Themar Bianco Lasa Matte12 x 24 Glazed Porcelain Tile Kitchen Backsplash
Image: Themar Bianco Lasa Matte12 x 24 Glazed Porcelain Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Looking for even more design ideas? Schedule a consultation with our team of experts today and we’ll help you find the perfect tile for your next project. You can also browse our latest selections of stone and tile in one of our many locations or feel free to use our Online Slab Yard or Visualizer to look at selections from the comfort of your own home.

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