Best Kitchen Splashback Layouts and Designs

From herringbone to brickbond, there are quite a few design options when it comes to your kitchen splashback. Tiles offer the opportunity to be as creative as you like, with both layout and colour choice. We’ve picked out some of the best and most popular tiled kitchen splashback designs to help you plan your kitchen renovation.

Diagonal Herringbone Tiled Splashback

If you’ve looked at Pinterest, Instagram or picked up a magazine in the past few years, you will have seen quite a few herringbone tiled splashbacks! It’s the perfect way to add a bit of pattern and interest to your kitchen in a subtle yet stylish way. Whether you opt for just one area in a bold colour, like @northfacinghome has done above the cooker, or go for full coverage above all your worktop space, a diagonal herringbone splashback is guaranteed to create a statement look.

Diagonal Tile Splashback

Top Right Image: @prettypinkplane | Bottom Left Image: @northfacinghome | Bottom Right Image: @decordelights

Linear Tiled Splashback Design

A slightly different twist to the traditional metro-style tile layout, a linear tiled splashback is ideal for those who like a bit of symmetry! Our Dyroy tiles are perfect for this look as each box of tiles features natural shade variations on each individual tile, creating an interesting and eye-catching effect.

Purple Linear Tiles

Classic Brickbond Layout

One of the most classic and popular tile formats is brickbond. Using a rectangular metro tile, opt for a coloured tile to stand out against your kitchen cabinetry and worktops. For some added interest and sophistication, go for a tile with a gloss finish like our Poitiers tilesand pair with contemporary accessories and a sleek colour palette. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, consider combining different colourways in the same design to create a pattern - as seen here using our Arles Décor range.

Classic Brickbond KitchenTiles

Eye-catching Vertical Splashback Tiles

Why tile horizontally when you can tile vertically? This simple adjustment to linear tiling will leave you with a splashback with definite wow factor. For a kitchen that really stands out, create contrast between your tiled splashback and the above wall with colour. Here you can see how our Poitiers mint tiles contrast wonderfully against the deep salmon hue of the wall whilst complementing the deep green cabinetry; the end result is a kitchen that looks both stylish and elegant.

A vertically tiled splashback will offer the illusion of more height, and so is ideal for those short on space. When combined with the matching tiled front of a breakfast bar or island, the vertical tiles will act as a visually arresting focal point, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Vertical kitchen splashback tiles

For further inspiration and ideas on tile layouts, take a look at our helpful guide where we take you through a few different options. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your tile layout, and don’t forget to tag us in your finished space!

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