There’s no way around it: The modern farmhouse trend has taken the interior design world by storm. Whether you’re new to this look or you’ve loved it since Chip and Joanna Gains first debuted on TV, it isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

If you’re building or remodeling your home, you know that the heart of your property will indisputably be your kitchen. This is the perfect space to show off your love for everything shabby chic and farmhouse-inspired.

If you’ve already chosen the perfect cabinets and accessories for this room, the next step is adding a farmhouse kitchen backsplash! Not sure where to start? Today, we’re sharing this year’s hottest design choices to inspire and help guide you.

1. Honeycomb Tile

There’s something instantly classic and nostalgic about honeycomb tiles. These dominated the design scene back in the fifties and sixties, when sweet ranch-style homes and farmhouses first hit the scene.

To keep the look simple, opt for honeycomb backsplash tiles in white or gray, and install them all in a linear pattern. This will break up the space and add a little flair to your kitchen without being too overwhelming.

2. Subway Tile

If you’re looking for a design touch that will outlast all these other backsplash trends, you can’t go wrong with white subway tile. These rectangular pieces add a dose of timeless appeal to any space, from the kitchen to the bathroom and even the laundry room!

If you want a seamless and uniform look, keep the grout as close to the color of the tile as possible. You can also go dark with the grout to add a bit of contrast. This kind of backsplash looks especially beautiful when paired with warm wood counters or cabinets.

3. Marble Slab

Another trendy kitchen design is to use a big, dramatic slab of marble as your backsplash, rather than small, individual pieces. While you can find this material in a range of different colors and patterns, we suggest sticking to a light-colored option with minimal veining.

This allows the hardware, furnishings, and accessories in your kitchen to shine without totally taking over the space. A sleek white or gray pattern is ideal and will look right at home in a more modern kitchen.

4. Brick Tiles

Bringing brick indoors can warm up a space like nothing else. This is a hearty, comforting way to enhance your farmhouse kitchen, especially if you have similarly rustic finishes nearby, like exposed beams on the ceiling.

The best part? Instead of using actual bricks or pavers, you can buy tile that mimics the color and look of this material. As farmhouse kitchens tend to be mostly white or light-colored, this is also a great way to inject a little brightness and personality into the room!

If you don’t love the look of all-red bricks, find ones with varying warm shades that go from deep crimson to pale pink or even white. This will give the wall a more realistic look. You can also whitewash the brick or choose white tiles with a brick texture.

5. Herringbone Tile

Arranging white or gray tiles in a herringbone pattern is a beautiful way to maximize the visual appeal of this space. This look offers a bit more pizazz than a standard liner layout, especially if you alternate between white and mid-toned colors.

Try holding a few pieces up on your backsplash to see if you like the effect. Some homeowners opt against installing herringbone tile all the way around their kitchen, focusing the pattern on just the area above their range. If you go this route, you can use horizontal subway tile in the other areas for a complementary touch.

6. High-Gloss Black

When you’re in the middle of a kitchen remodeling project, you might think your only backsplash options are white or gray. While these are certainly popular, they’re far from your full selection.

If you want to. incorporate a little high-drama color, consider nixing white tiles altogether and installing glossy black ones instead! This backsplash will pop against your white cabinetry and will also modernize the room.

To keep the look from getting too busy, choose small-scale subway tiles installed all on the same plane. You can bring everything together by hanging black pendant lights overhead and using dark-colored barstools at the counter!

7. Blue Ceramic Tile

The color blue plays a prominent role in the modern farmhouse aesthetic. Have you ever seen a southern front porch with a painted blue ceiling?

If you want to help your kitchen feel soothing and inviting, why not add a blue tile backsplash? This installation is especially eye-catching when paired with white, shaker-style cabinetry and floral or rustic decor. Remember to pull in a similar blue color somewhere else in the kitchen, such as your barstools, shelf accessories, or breakfast nook upholstery.

8. Natural Stone

On their own, slick ceramic tiles can feel a little cold. While you can counteract this effect by adding layers of warm materials, natural wood tones, and chippy accessories, another way to warm up your farmhouse kitchen is to use natural stone tiles in the backsplash.

While marble and travertine are two popular choices, you can also look into other materials, such as:

  • Pebble
  • Slate
  • Limestone
  • Clay
  • Basalt

Limestone and clay will have an earthy, old-world feel, while slate is sleeker and a little more modern. There isn’t a right or wrong choice, so have fun looking at all of your options and choosing the one that speaks to you!

Create the Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash

When you’re ready to design the perfect farmhouse kitchen backsplash, any of these options is a great place to start! The key is to choose a look that speaks to you because you’ll be the one living in the space every day.

While white and gray tiles continue to dominate the scene, we’re also seeing homeowners lean toward more color, opting for lightly hued tiles or darker shades to add more personality.

No matter what your design dreams look like, our team at Higgason Homes can help make them a reality. Complete our online form to schedule an appointment today!

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