Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for 2020

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Kitchen Backsplash is not only a protective element that protects your walls from liquid splashes such as oil and water. It is also an important decorative element that may add a kitchen class and style. While 2019 is coming to end, we made a research for you about top kitchen backsplash ideas if you want to move a new home or renovate your kitchen in 2020. There are many stones you can use in your kitchen backsplash. Marble, travertine, limestone, and porcelain are the top ones. Of course, there are other choices as well. Our list consists of different designs that you can find easily in Marble Systems Website and also I added a link at the bottom of each design so that you can order your free sample easily and quickly.

1. Kitchen Backsplash – Talya Decorative Collection

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Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

“Big Bang Theory” star, Aussie Actor Kelly Cuoco, recently renovated her house. Her designer Jeff Andrews used Marble System’s popular Talya Marble Collection. You can see beautiful patterns in the kitchen backsplash. There are more details in Hollywood Reporter’s article.

2. Irene – Talya Decorative Collection

You may also find similar patterns on social media. When Marble Systems first introduced this collection, it was such a sensation and  Talya Collection still draws lots of attention from interior designs and people who want to renovate their kitchens and other surfaces. Designer Sara Baldwin’s main inspiration was her voyage to Anatolia where antique Greek architecture is mixed with Ottoman culture. You can add this pattern to your kitchen backsplash ideas in order to embellish your kitchen.

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2. Marmara – Talya Decorative Collection 

Talya collection has many beautiful water jet designs. One of them is Marmara.  The name comes from the Sea of Marmara. This inland sea connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea. Marmara has eight different colors.

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Marmara from Talya Collection


4. Nova Decorative Tile Collection

We talk about Talya enough. I’ll get back to Talya later on. Now I want to introduce you to a new and fresh tile collection. This modern-looking tile collection does not only have square tiles but also hexagon tiles as you can see in the picture below. It is certainly a must to see this new collection. It will definitely add a new perspective and mood to your kitchen backsplash.

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Nova Decorative Tile

5. Barcela Plus Cement Tile

If you are into colorful, exotic-looking cement tiles, Barcela Plus Tiles are just a perfect match for your kitchen backsplash. I’ll borrow the beautiful explanation from the catalog here:

 “This collection offers European inspired patterns that are each meticulously crafted and produced utilizing a traditional technique that has been in play since the later part of the 19th Century.We all know the story that “cement is to concrete as flour is to bread”. So perhaps these are really more properly called “concrete tiles”. However, the legacy nomenclature of “cement tiles” is the prevailing lingua franca and that is good enough for us!”

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Barcela Plus Cement Tile

6. Ivory Travertine Tile

As Wikipedia explains:

“Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties.”

Obviously the natural color of this stunning travertine tile is for every surface but it will absolutely give a rusty, brownish soil look that will make your kitchen backsplash tiles very appealing.

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Ivory Travertine

7. White Carrara Kitchen Backsplash

No need to say more about this classic beauty. It is a mixture of natural marble with traditional shades of gray and white.  This deadly combination is used both in modern and traditional surfaces. White Carrara is a timeless classic. Such an unaltered material provides a pride of place to virtually any setting that may be fanciful.

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Carrara Kitchen Backsplash

8. Calacatta Gold Honed Marble

Calacatta is often mixed with Carrara. Generally speaking, Carrara is a deeper gray with much softer veining, while Calacatta skews whiter with thick, substantial veining. This daring, trendy, and complicated marble is originating from Italia. Calacatta is bound to alter any space from standard to noteworthy.

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Calacatta Kitchen Backsplash

9. Calacatta Gold Honed Marble

Another calacatta gold honed marble as a kitchen backsplash.

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10. Antique Tile as Kitchen Backsplash

I borrowed this beautiful tile from Country Floors Collections. As you may know, terra cotta tiles are as old as humanity. Antique tile is a glazing decorative element for almost every surface but I have to admit that it looks great on kitchen backsplash. Terra cotta never gets old so you can still use this decorative element in 2020 for your kitchen renovation. Check the details here.

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11. Another selection from Antique Tile

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12. Paradise Marble

Let’s return back to marble again. Here is Paradise Marble Tile Collection with earthy tones. A combination of brown, khaki and sand colors make endless possibilities for your kitchen backsplash.

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13. Afyon Sugar Marble

Speaking of earthy tones, we can not avoid Afyon Sugar Marble. The surface of this product features a finely polished end, that brings out the inherent great thing about the stone. The delicate mixing of color, vogue, and style creates terrific selections for floors, walls, counters, and backsplashes.

Trivia: Afyon Sugar marble is one of oldest and well-known Turkish marbles. Quarries are in Afyon which is a city in western Anatolia.

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Afyon Sugar Marble

14. Aspen White Honed

If you are looking for a snowy white look of cold mountain slopes in your kitchen, this classic color is just for you. Kitchen Backsplash

15. Bella Muro Ceramic Tile

A beautiful wall of ceramic tile is the focal point of many fine residences. Hence the name of our new collection, Bella Muro Ceramic Tile. An easy definition of a ceramic glaze is offered  by Merriam-Webster:

“a mixture of powdered materials that often includes a premelted glass made into a slip and applied to a ceramic body by spraying or dipping and capable of fusing to glassy coating when dried and fired.”

This collection features over a dozen colorways; some are in an easy to design with a matte finish and others are classically glossy. In addition, the rectangular shape opens lots of possibilities for creative flow.

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Bella Muro Ceramic Collection

16. Another Tile from Bello Muro

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Bella Muro

17. More Bella Muro…

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18. Bosphorus Limestone

The Bosphorus  Limestone Tiles could be a finely crafted mix of current trends and ancient rock. Elongated shapes, hex-angular mosaics, and versatile elegant molding profiles bring this assortment to life. Bosphorus could be a deeply wealthy color worth meant to boost steady and powerful style themes.

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Bosphorus Lime Stone

19. Chelsea Brick Collection

Chelsea Brick is a handmade-look ceramic tile with loads of character and depth. This brick look tile is gorgeous for fireplaces, bathrooms, backsplashes, or even accent walls. You can try it on kitchen backsplash in 2020.

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Chelsea Brick

20. Coastal Glass Tile

Coastal Glass tiles may be very functional on many surfaces such as kitchen backsplashes or showers. There are two types of colors. One of them is durable and the other one is disposable color. This collection offers 7 soft environmental tones: Breeze, Fog, Air, Drift, Fresh, Tide, and Foam. It offers also additional 6 metallic color values.  Another good candidate for the backsplash ideas list.

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Coastal Glass Tile

21. Diana Royal Honed Marble

Sometimes a name speaks for itself as in Diana Royal Honed Marble. This classy tile collection reminds us of the unforgettable days of noble surfaces. With different sizes and shapes, Diana Royal provides premium and luxury marbles and makes your kitchen backsplash look superior and dignified.

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Diana Royal Honed Marble

22. More from Diana Royal…

When you think of the architectural wonders of the world like the Taj Mahal or Blue Mosque, these marbles in your kitchen will make you feel like a highborn.

23. Dimensions Water Jet Collection

Dimensions Water Jet Marble Collection features complex interlocking mosaic tiles that form together to form a curved geometric pattern. This unique collection ranges from soft whites to a striking olive green, guaranteed to go up to the bathroom, kitchen, or entryway. With a choice of honed, multiple, or polished finishes, these mosaic tiles offer endless possibilities.

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Dimensions Water Jet Collection

24.Dimensions Water Jet Collection

A close-up of Dimensions Collection. Certainly, you can add this piece to your kitchen backsplash ideas list. 

25. Dimensions Water Jet Collection

This collection has different patterns with various colors and sizes. Here is another example below.

26. More from Talya Collection

We started this list with Talya Collection. It is time to introduce another intricate design from Talya Collection. It reminds us of the reminiscent of glorious days of Ottoman and Roman Empires. This particular design is called “Rumi”.

“Rumi is one of the Islamic world’s greatest poets. He is usually known in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi. He is a Sufi mystic, philosopher and lover of humanity. His followers began a school of mysticism to encourage and celebrate his teachings—the Sufi branch known to many Westerners as the ‘Whirling Dervishes’, but whose proper name is the Mevlevi order.”

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Talya Collection

27. Verde Capri Collection

If you are bored with classic earthy tones, you can try Verde Capri Collection. Verde Capri comes with 10 different marble patterns and the main color in this stunning collection is mostly green and light green. It can be used in commercial places or in residential buildings. You can see a beautiful application of Verde Capri collection as a kitchen backsplash tile. Worth to add your kitchen backsplash ideas list.

Trivia: Verde means “Green” in Italian.

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Verde Capri

28. Nova Decorative Tile

As we showed earlier. Nova Decorative Tile Collection is one of the latest addition to Marble System. It features different geometric shapes and in this example below, you can see triangular, tree shapes as kitchen backsplash. Learn More.

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Nova Decorative Tile

29. Temple Brick Glazed Tile

Many of our collections get their inspiration from ancient Greek, Anatolia, Roman Empire, and so on. But Temple Glazed Brick Tile has a different story. This collection takes its inspiration from the Japanese Raku Pottery. We added a western touch to this historical brick tiles. In a modern kitchen, Temple Brick Tile connects the dots between the past and the future.

Trivia: Raku Pottery first appeared in late 16th century. It was traditionally used to create pottery for tea ceremonies in old Japan.

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Temple Brick Collection

30. Britania Limestone

There are different hexagonal shapes in this beautiful limestone collection which can be used on many surfaces, such as kitchen backsplash. For this reason, you can add this pattern to your kitchen backsplash ideas list.

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Brittania Limestone

We compiled “Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for 2020” for you in our Marble Systems catalog. You can navigate through our website, sort the collections by surface and choose “Kitchen” to find your personal backsplash tile idea. There is also a customization tool in many collections that you can create your own patterns and designs. One other important thing to note is that you can order a free sample from any collection where available.


While I am surfing on Instagram, I found that someone shared as one of the backsplash ideas for her kitchen.

Mod Glam Decorative Marble Collection is a tribute to the first half of the last century. It reflects the design trends from the 1930s to the 1960s. Check this out.

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