Textured Tile Backsplash Trends for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Posted on Apr 16, 2021
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Featured Image: Shibusa Tortora Porcelain Tile Bathroom Backsplash from Arizona Tile

If you want to update your bathroom or kitchen, don’t forget about the backsplash. A backsplash is a thin strip of wall space that is open to all kinds of creative opportunities. From shimmering glass tile patterns to metallic tile accents, here are several trendy textured tile backsplash ideas for your bathroom and kitchen:

Bathroom Backsplash Trends

When you think of backsplashes, you may only think of kitchens. Just like your kitchen, bathrooms have that empty canvas above the countertop that is perfect for adding design and texture. Not only is a bathroom backsplash visually pleasing, but it also can be easy to clean and practical. Consider these tile design ideas:

Image: Dunes Platinum Arabesque Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Glass Tile in Geometric Patterns

A glass tile backsplash brightens every bathroom. Glass is smooth to the touch, but its translucent, shimmering finish still adds texture to your room design.

Dunes glass tile comes in many patterns and colors. A chevron or striped pattern is sharp and bold, giving your bathroom depth. You could also choose a more organic pattern, like leaves or waves, that adds gentle yet still eye-catching curves to your bathroom. Some adventurous designs feature multiple tile shapes and patterns for an even more textured look.

Image: CS-Calacatta Gris Lotus Marble Bathroom Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Mixed Textures

There is a large variety of types of textured tile, and they all can add dimension to your bathroom. By using a mix of different textures, from floor to ceiling, your bathroom will feel like a luxurious spa. For example, our CS series has a multi-finish hex that literally mixes textures within a single mesh-mounted sheet and looks great next to a sleek countertop.  You can also incorporate multiple textures within your backsplash by mixing a strip of porcelain tile with mesh-mounted textured stone tiles.

Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

If you want to update your kitchen, consider your backsplash first. Here are some textured tile backsplash trends that will transform your kitchen:

Image: Islandia Tinos Glossy Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile

A Pop of Color

Your kitchen backsplash is the best place to experiment with color. Don’t be afraid to create a beautiful juxtaposition of colors and tones. Textured tiles let you mix and match colors in exciting patterns. For a trendy backsplash design, feature a row or select spots of colored tiles next to neutral tiles. You can also add contrast to your countertop, cabinets, floor, and wall color by picking a backsplash tile color that pops. Since the backsplash is a relatively small portion of your kitchen, you can get creative and bold with this space.

Consider an accent backsplash that uses a different color tile for the backsplash compared to the other walls. Glass tile is a great choice for a unique yet not overwhelming accent wall because of its soft tinted color. Pops of color can be as bold or as muted as you like. If you want to add a subtle accent backsplash to your kitchen, you can find cool-toned glass tiles in the Islandia series.

Image: QT Nickel Metal Tile Kitchen Backsplash Accent from Arizona Tile

Metal Accents

Smooth porcelain tile backsplashes are easy to clean, durable, and stylish. To add intrigue to classic porcelain, you can combine smooth tile with textured metal tile to create a well-balanced kitchen backsplash. With its characteristic brushed sheen and gently rippled texture, metal tile is both polished and edgy at the same time. The QT metal tile series gives your kitchen texture without adding inconvenience to your cleaning routine. This metal tile’s permanent sealer is anti-microbial and water and stain-resistant.

A sleek strip of bronze, titanium, nickel, or another metal tile across the backsplash can tie your whole kitchen together by complementing your cabinet handles and faucets. You could also juxtapose your backsplash metal against your other kitchen hardware for a trendy mismatched metals look that is similar to the fashion trend of pairing silver and gold jewelry together.

Porcelain Tile that Looks Like Bamboo

Bring the serenity of nature into your kitchen with bamboo look-alike tile. The Shibusa tile series is inspired by textured bamboo, but it is actually made of easy-to-clean porcelain. A bamboo tile backsplash in a honeycomb pattern pairs beautifully with a quartz or granite countertop, bringing many natural elements together seamlessly. Bamboo look-alike tile turns your kitchen into a peaceful getaway destination.

A bamboo tile backsplash provides the perfect backdrop for flower arrangements and bowls of fruit on your kitchen counter. A soft, neutral textured tile makes the bright colors in your kitchen pop. You can pair a light bamboo tile with a dark cabinet color, or mix a rich bamboo tile with an ashy cabinet tone for an elegant and trendy look.

Image: 3D White Twist Ceramic Bathroom Tile Backsplash from Arizona Tile

3D Porcelain & Ceramic Tile Backsplashes

For a look that really pops off the wall, you’ll want to have a look at our 3D tile series. You’ll get a more modern look from this collection of 3D tile that truly lives up to its name with its depth of texture. Available in grey and white, it’s a perfect new addition to a white or brighter colored bathroom or kitchen space.

Get Started With Your Renovation

A textured tile backsplash can transform and update your bathroom or kitchen. When looking for the right tile, consider many textures, colors, finishes, materials, and pattern options. At Arizona Tile, you can find a large variety of textured tiles, from stacked stone to bamboo look-alike tile, that will fit your needs and preferences. Explore our tile collection, or contact us to get started on your design project.

To see what one of these textured tile trends would look like in your bathroom or kitchen, take a look at our Just Imagine Visualizer Tool.

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