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Fun (and Functional!) Ideas for a Backsplash
A bright turquoise backsplash enlivens an otherwise neutral-hued kitchen.
A shiny orange backsplash pops against a sleek mix of stainless steel and white lacquer.
Mounted glass is all it takes to make a lovely, sleek backsplash.
This tiled backsplash adds character to an otherwise simple kitchen design.
A mixture of colors and materials found in the vibrant red cabinets, patterned tile backsplash and stainless-steel oven create a polished, energized kitchen.
Natural wood surfaces complement soothing pastels. The colorful backsplash combines both accent colors and gives the space a lively feel.
Translucent glass tiles create a modern and easy-to-clean backsplash.
Tall, gothic-style windows shine plenty of natural light on a cheerful checkered backsplash.
A graphic black-and-white backsplash provides pleasant contrast to cool hues.
Subway tiles are an attractive and affordable alternative to a traditional backsplash.