building dreams
Skip to content

5 Neutral Backsplash Ideas

When designing a kitchen, it’s important to know how you’ll actually utilize the space. Understanding your kitchen’s space flow and usage are key factors in determining appropriate appliances, designing prep areas, selecting complementary lighting and technology, creating custom storage options, and most importantly, incorporating finishes that look beautiful yet hold up over time.

One of the most important finishes you’ll select is your backsplash as it’s often a major focal point of a kitchen. Here, I’ve selected five neutral backsplash options that would look beautiful in any home. From subway tile to Cararra marble, these backsplash designs are true showstoppers!

1. Paradise Point

From our Paradise Point project, This glass mosaic backsplash is Victoria Pearl & White Thassos Tile from @tilebar and actually sparkles when the sunlight hits it. A perfect neutral option while still providing a touch of classic glam.

Shop this look: Here

Paradise Point

Paradise Point Marnie Homes

2. Eastview

From our Eastview project, this whitewashed brick look is actually a ceramic tile material — Patina Stone 2 Colonial Clay 3×6 by Ken Mason Tile in Titanium White. This tile collection features a handcrafted three-step finish including color application, hand distressing, and the final step, sealing. It’s created on a hand-pressed Colonial Clay, so each design results in a different look or “patina.”

Shop this look: Here

Eastview Custom Home

Eastview Custom Home

3. Saltwater Breezes

From our Saltwater Breezes project , this kitchen’s countertops, backsplash, and sides of the islands boast a modern and sophisticated look with Atlas Plan’s Calacatta Extra Porcelain slab which mimics the look of real marble. By using porcelain in place of natural stone, you likely won’t have to worry about scratching or staining as it’s much more durable.

Shop this look: Here

Saltwater Breezes

Saltwater Breezes Marnie Homes

4. Forever Grace

From our Forever Grace project , this kitchen features Vintage White 3×12 Subway Tile that has a subtle wave texture to it, for an upgrade from traditional subway tile. Pro Tip: When installing this tile, use the grout color Frost which has a gray tint to it, in order for the white tile to “pop.”

Forever Grace

Forever Grace Marnie Custom Homes

5. Villa Vytis

From our Villa Vytis project , this marble backsplash tile is Arabescato Cararra 3×6 honed and beveled subway tile by MSI Surfaces. The overall design effect features mostly white hues but with pops of light gray veins. This is a beautiful color palette option that still displays as neutral without having to go all-white.

Villa Vytis

Villa Vytis Marnie Custom Homes