A backsplash always elevates the style of a kitchen and makes it look more finished. There are a lot of options to choose from, which boil down to how much of a statement you want to make. Do you want something subtle or would you like to look at the backsplash as an opportunity to do something bold and interesting? A black backsplash, for example, definitely serves up the latter.
It’s not an option that many people think of because it is so dramatic, but it can actually look chic and stunning when done right. It can create a stunning look of contrast or provide a cozy, masculine appeal depending on what it’s paired with. The type of tile you choose (or if you use tile at all), grout color, and way you lay the tile also has an impact on the final result.
Here are 10 inspiring kitchens with a black backsplash to give you some ideas and show you how amazing this element can look.
Black Backsplash Inspiration
Black grout with black subway tiles creates a dramatic backsplash, especially when contrasted against the white cabinets and light wood floors.
Source: Architectural Digest
A solid black backsplash is streamlined and modern. You could even do this in chalkboard paint to be able to write your menu and other fun notes on it.
Source: My Domaine
Black subway tiles with light grout incorporate the tone of the marble for a cohesive, yet contrasted look.
The black backsplash provides a coziness to this kitchen and creates a dynamic look with all the other textures at work in the space.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
This kitchen mixes traditional sensibilities with industrial accents for a cool, updated vibe.
Source: One Kindesign
You can paint the wall black for a more budget-friendly (but still powerful) appearance of a black backsplash.
Source: The Brauns
White grout contrasts with the black tiles in an eye-catching way and lightens it up a bit.
Source: Lucy and Company via Decor Pad
The warm wood with the black backsplash creates a cozy, upscale vibe that’s reminiscent of a coffee house.
Source: Bear Hill Interiors via Decor Pad
Dark wood and black accents are masculine, sleek, and modern.
Source: House Beautiful
A herringbone pattern makes this black backsplash extra chic and intriguing.
Source: Apartment Therapy
Such a great look!