Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Named after the intricate bone structure of a herring fish, Herringbone is a classic pattern that has reached all facets of design. Herringbone patterns are often used in interior design, and can be found in almost any design element–A rug, your favorite throw pillow, wood flooring, curtains, and our favorite–tile. Whether you're working on a bathroom floor or a kitchen backsplash, herringbone tile adds timeless character to any design. Below are 7 of our favorite ways to get creative with herringbone tile in the kitchen.
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Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

A large tile size can have major impact in a herringbone pattern, and the great thing is you won't need as much tile to cover your backsplash! For a modern take on the traditional pattern, try a herringbone backsplash in our 3 x 9 EDGE size. The neutral, matte color palette and the large format size makes EDGE a worthy contender for your next herringbone tile project.
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Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

A mix of metals, warm woods, and pristine white cabinetry and countertops lends a cottage feel and a sense of old-meets-new in this kitchen. On the backsplash, tiny glass mosaics in a herringbone pattern introduce soft blues and grays. A few rows of white subway tiles on the kitchen backsplash offer a transition from the white quartz-surfacing countertops that are reminiscent of marble, but more durable. A shapely hood composed of two metals stands out on the muted backsplash of mosaics — chosen for their colors reminiscent of coastal Maine sea glass.
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Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Homey Authenticity A mix of metals, warm woods, and pristine white cabinetry and countertops lends a cottage feel and a sense of old-meets-new in this kitchen. On the backsplash, tiny glass mosaics in a herringbone pattern introduce soft blues and grays. A few rows of white subway tiles on the kitchen backsplash offer a transition from the white quartz-surfacing countertops that are reminiscent of marble, but more durable. A shapely hood composed of two metals stands out on the muted backsplash of mosaics — chosen for their colors reminiscent of coastal Maine sea glass. Get free tile and stone estimates from local professionals.
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Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Next Slideshow Kitchen Backsplash Photos Kitchen Backsplash Photos Get inspired by these one-of-a-kind backsplash photos and let your kitchen’s backsplash design take center stage. Beyond basic white tiles, homeowners are incorporating metal, glass, and hand-painted tiles, as well as mixing materials to find the perfect combination for their kitchen. Begin Slideshow »
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Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Herringbone and color were meant for each other. Well, we think so at least! Although the pattern is often seen in neutrals, it works just as well as a vibrant pop of color in your kitchen. Try a refreshing splash of blue the way the kitchen below has done with a herringbone accent bordered by a classic off set pattern. The rest of the kitchen remains neutral, allowing the tile color and details to become the focal point of the space.
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Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Looking for a kitchen backsplash on a budget? Try a beaded board backsplash. White beaded board covers this kitchen backsplash, but stops short of the ceiling, allowing a rich shade of taupe paint to warm up the mostly-white room. The classic backsplash idea is the perfect addition to a cozy cottage kitchen.
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Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Transform your kitchen with one of these stylish backsplash ideas. With backsplash ideas for tile, stone, glass, ceramic, and more, you’re sure to find a kitchen backsplash design that fits your style and budget.
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Translucent Tile The right kitchen backsplash tile can introduce another design dimension to your space. Slender glass tiles in creamy hues and stone tiles in coppery shades make this kitchen glow with their translucent beauty. A neutral color palette such as the one in this kitchen backsplash can warm up a sleek, contemporary space. The trendy, narrow backsplash tiles maintain a modern vibe. More Glass Tile Backsplash Ideas
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Classic Cottage Looking for a kitchen backsplash on a budget? Try a beaded board backsplash. White beaded board covers this kitchen backsplash, but stops short of the ceiling, allowing a rich shade of taupe paint to warm up the mostly-white room. The classic backsplash idea is the perfect addition to a cozy cottage kitchen.
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Enhance Spaciousness Choosing one color (no pattern or texture) and clean-lined tile for the backsplash in a small kitchen keeps the look uncluttered and roomy. On this kitchen backsplash, long rectangular tiles feature rich brown (almost black) color that provides warm balance with white cabinetry, while giving the walls a sense of depth. The reflective surface of the tile also lends added dimension to the kitchen backsplash idea. Do it yourself! Get our How to Tile a Backsplash guide!
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Ordinary Made Special It’s possible to take plain tiles and make them special, such as this kitchen backsplash dressed in classic white ceramic subway tiles. For a sophisticated twist, these are installed in a herringbone pattern. Paired with gray-green cabinetry and custom Roman shades, this cottage-style kitchen gained a high-end look on a modest budget. More Subway Tile Backsplash Ideas
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If you don’t want to harvest new wood for your backsplash project, you can take your cue from Karen Swanson of New England Design Works, who had her contractor rip sheets of found plywood into 6-inch-wide planks, and install them 3/8″ apart on the walls of this kitchen. This resourceful backsplash — a modern interpretation of shiplap paneling, Swanson explains — is painted with Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo paint, which makes it stand up well in a kitchen. “Painted plywood is not as ‘bullet proof’ as some other backsplash choices one could make,” Swanson concedes. “I would suggest wiping up spills quickly and not allowing standing water next to this — but then again, I also suggest that with a tile and grouted backsplash.”
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Energizing Backsplash Tile Choose a hardworking, family-friendly surface, such as these easy-to-clean glass mosaic tiles, to add sparkle to a kitchen backsplash and energy to a room. The light and dark hues of the kitchen’s warm contemporary color scheme are found within the backsplash tiles, resulting in an overall look that is fun, yet pulled together. Free Backsplash Idea Guide
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If you're a sucker for classics, Herringbone in a simple white tile color and a crisp white grout line is your best bet. Although this look is commonly seen in traditional kitchens, it works just as well in contemporary and modern designs. Choose a classic 2 x 4 or 3 x 6 size for a traditional look. Or try a 2 x 8 size for a herringbone pattern that shows off its wild side.
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Despite its traditional roots, herringbone tile can go modern in a heartbeat. Simply add a dark moody color such as a charcoal gray and contrast it with a lighter grout line. The color will make the layout feel modern while the grout line emphasizes the overall herringbone pattern, adding graphic appeal to your space.
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The right kitchen backsplash tile can introduce another design dimension to your space. Slender glass tiles in creamy hues and stone tiles in coppery shades make this kitchen glow with their translucent beauty. A neutral color palette such as the one in this kitchen backsplash can warm up a sleek, contemporary space. The trendy, narrow backsplash tiles maintain a modern vibe.
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Choosing one color (no pattern or texture) and clean-lined tile for the backsplash in a small kitchen keeps the look uncluttered and roomy. On this kitchen backsplash, long rectangular tiles feature rich brown (almost black) color that provides warm balance with white cabinetry, while giving the walls a sense of depth. The reflective surface of the tile also lends added dimension to the kitchen backsplash idea.
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Looking for practical kitchen backsplash ideas? Try one that’s pretty too. It’s difficult to discern that this kitchen was designed with five children in mind. Elegant cherry cabinets and sleek surfaces lend a stylish, contemporary appearance. Yet it all wipes clean easily, including the countertop-to-ceiling backsplash of recycled glass tiles, chosen to evoke of a sense of shimmering water to complement the playful porthole window. The reflective kitchen backsplash tile changes color throughout the day, giving the room further dimension.
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Country-Style Kitchen Backsplash Classic materials, aged finishes, and casual luxury make for an inviting place to cook and gather. Combining the elegance of Carrara marble countertops with a charming tongue-and-groove board kitchen backsplash re-creates the friendly feel of a turn-of-the-century farmhouse. Using an elegant material like marble in an informal way dresses down the space without losing any of its quality and beauty. Cheap Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
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Family Friendly Looking for practical kitchen backsplash ideas? Try one that’s pretty too. It’s difficult to discern that this kitchen was designed with five children in mind. Elegant cherry cabinets and sleek surfaces lend a stylish, contemporary appearance. Yet it all wipes clean easily, including the countertop-to-ceiling backsplash of recycled glass tiles, chosen to evoke of a sense of shimmering water to complement the playful porthole window. The reflective kitchen backsplash tile changes color throughout the day, giving the room further dimension.
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Neutral Territory Give a small kitchen grand style by extending the backsplash from the countertop to the ceiling. These glass mosaic tiles repeat tones from the cabinetry, the wood floors, and the granite countertops. The kitchen backsplash serves another visual purpose: with no room for upper cabinets to the left of the hood, the mosaic tiles visually balance the expanse. More Neutral Kitchen Backsplash Ideas