Trendy Backsplash Trends in 2021/2022

Published on
September 13, 2021

Like all other aspects of interior design, backsplash trends are constantly evolving. While some backsplash designs are classic, others trend over a given period and never come back. Others linger subtly over the years. ‍Below is a look at the top 4 backsplash trends in 2021/2022.

1. Jewel Tone Backsplash

Jewel tone backsplash adds depth and sophistication to your kitchen. Jewel tones are colors derived from gemstones, e.g., emerald, sapphire, ruby, turquoise, etc. This spectrum of colors is highly saturated; therefore, they provide dynamic and eye-catching backsplash.

Turquoise offers a refined, elegant finish, while amethyst is bold and balanced.  A yellow backsplash brightens the kitchen and creates a focal point. Emeralds vary in hues, but the reds make the kitchen stand out. Finally, ruby offers a balanced hue that fits well in both traditional and modern kitchens. You can mix and match the various jewel tones to create a bold jewel tone backsplash for your kitchen.

2. Encaustic Tile Backsplash

Encaustic tiles backsplash is a classic whose trendiness fluctuates over time. Encaustic tiles were quite popular in the Victorian era, and now they are back. They are bold, stylish, and funky. When used as a kitchen backsplash, they offer an opportunity to blend in patterns and motifs intricately into your kitchen décor. They particularly work well for contemporary, rustic kitchen designs. You can go for monochromatic patterns for a chic and minimalistic finish.

3. Glass Mosaic Backsplash

Glass mosaic backsplash is the latest entrant in the glass backsplash trend. Generally, glass backsplash is sanitary and durable. It is water, heat, and stain-resistant for easy cleaning even after cooking a messy meal. The mosaic offers an excellent way to add a pop of color to your glass backsplash to make it outstanding. The mosaic tiles can be arranged in endless patterns for added flair.

4. Travertine Mosaic Backsplash

Ceramic is the most common material for making tiles. However, travertine offers a unique and functional option. It is a form of limestone, which makes it durable. Its natural, multicolor-color variegated pattern enables it to pop out in your kitchen design. Travertine is available in different colors: brown, coral red, ivory, beige, and gold.

On the downside, it easily reacts with acid solutions such as orange juice or vinegar spills. It also stains easily. Since it is porous, it absorbs water and may be prone to mold growth. Most travertine manufacturers are aware of these drawbacks; therefore, they seal the travertine to enhances its durability and functionality as a backsplash. It is also either polished or honed into a matte finish to suit various backsplash styling needs.


You do not have to jump on every backsplash trend. However, if you are building a new home or renovating, you might want to check out what is trending. If you find a backsplash trend, you like that fits in with the rest of your kitchen design, consider incorporating it. Work with a professional to install the backsplash design of your choice.

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