White cabinets has timeless appeal. Not only has white remained the most popular cabinet color for years, it has the added benefit of matching any kitchen décor. That means the options are limitless when searching for the perfect kitchen backsplash for white cabinets.
A well-chosen backsplash can make a huge difference in any kitchen design, so it is important to find one that suits your individual style. From patterned tile to natural stone, there are plenty of backsplashes to choose from, ranging from rustic to ultra-modern. In today’s blog we are going to break down the best backsplash for white kitchen cabinets to help simplify your search. Below is some white kitchen backsplash ideas to inspire your next remodel.
1. Patterned Victorian Tile
This kitchen of our white shakers features a glossy Victorian patterned tile backsplash. The cool pastel colors add a lovely visual interest to the kitchen without distracting from the overall farmhouse style. By bringing the backsplash from the countertops to the ceiling, the designer created a stunning accent wall that makes a statement and gently complements the bright white shaker cabinets.
2. Nautical Navy Tile
For a bit of contrast, this contemporary kitchen features a blue glass tile backsplash with striking white cabinets. By including navy barstool seating and a matching window valance, this designer skillfully continued the navy blue theme throughout the space while maintaining a balanced color scheme. As an added touch, a brushed brass faucet and globe pendant lights add a bit of luxury to this nautical kitchen design.
3. Modern Farmhouse Marble
This white kitchen design by one of our designers feels like a breath of fresh air. Where white cabinets are involved, you can never go wrong with a luxurious white slab marble backsplash. Even better, choose a matching marble countertop to pull the space together. In order to make the marble backsplash a visual focus in the design, upper cabinets were substituted for thick wood floating shelves.
4. Stacked Stone Backsplash
For a more natural look, some homeowners opt to pair their white kitchen cabinets with a stacked stone backsplash. This kitchen features traditional white shaker cabinets with a beige and brown stone splash. Under cabinet lighting beautifully highlights the color and texture of the stone. If you want to add an earthy vibe to your white kitchen design, stone is the perfect option for you!
5. Pale Blue Herringbone
Herringbone tile backsplash has been increasing in popularity for its attractive, timeless pattern. Unlike other trendy backsplash patterns, you can count on herringbone pattern staying in style for a lifetime. This pale blue herringbone backsplash brings a peaceful, calming feel to a duo-toned kitchen. Even with warm brown base cabinets, the cool blue backsplash looks seamless in this design.
6. Classic White Subway Tile
As trends come and go, one thing’s for sure: you can never go wrong with a white subway tile backsplash. Subway tile has endured changes in design trends for decades and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It is now more popular in farmhouse kitchens, such as this design. Here, glossy white subway tile blends flawlessly with the white shaker cabinets.
7. Charcoal Grey Stacked Stone
For more modern kitchen designs, choosing two contrasting tones can create a striking color scheme. This kitchen features bright white cabinets with a dramatic charcoal grey stacked stone backsplash. By bringing the backsplash from the countertops to the ceiling, the designer created a sizable accent wall that appears as if it was carved right out of the earth. Upper cabinets were substituted for minimalist floating shelves to ensure all attention is focused on the backsplash.
8. White Square Tile Backsplash
In contrast to traditional rectangular subway tile, a square tile backsplash brings to mind a more antique décor style. This backsplash pairs perfectly with vintage shaker cabinets and an oriental runner rug. Square tile backsplashes are nostalgic as well as affordable. Plus they complement any color of cabinets, not just white, so if you decide to swap your cabinets you can keep your backsplash as is.
9. Rustic Brick Backsplash
This white washed brick backsplash brings a lovely European feel to an otherwise traditional white kitchen. The warm tones in the wood floor and butcher block island offset the bright white shaker cabinets nicely. If you’re interested in a brick backsplash, you can either choose real brick or a faux peel and stick wallpaper. Either way, brick has an old-world European feel that can add significant character to any white kitchen.
11. Refreshing Green Tile Backsplash
If black and white isn’t your cup of tea, green is another great backsplash color option for white cabinets. This soft, earthy patterned tile backsplash makes the space feel calm and natural. Even though it has a busy pattern, the soothing color of this backsplash makes it appear more subdued. Add a matching house plant on the island or countertop to create an earthy oasis.