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10 Must-See Kitchen Backsplashes

02/23/2015 10:43 am ET | Updated Apr 25, 2015
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A kitchen backsplash must pass the style test. But it must also pass the tomato-sauce test. When the inevitable splatters hurtle through the air and land on the wall, will a simple wipe make things right? The best backsplashes, after all, can handle those splashes.

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photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER
all together now
Matching a classic, dark wood-grain backsplash and countertop keeps things feeling warm and cohesive. And a little retro, of course.

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photography by DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN
watch it flow
Far from just a backsplash. Here, the marble extends to the island countertop for a sleek and finished look.

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photography by PAUL COSTELLO
personal note
Choose a corner of the kitchen to incorporate a more textured (not to mention, unexpected) backsplash.

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photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER
mix it up
So your cabinets are colorful. Embrace the hue. Muted shades of blue and green in this backsplash are a perfect complement to the vibrant color of the cabinets.

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photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK
fresh flair
Bring touches of color to the space by keeping things looking clean and fresh. Opt for tiles in white and pale pastels.

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photography by JULIANA SOHN
hot pepper
Tiles with tints of red and gold make the most amazing backdrop for hanging pots and pans. Especially when that cookware is copper.

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photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT
on a whim
If you spend a good deal of time in the kitchen (it is the hub), then let the vibe personify your mood. Want upbeat and lively? Try a graphic and colorful backsplash that feels airy and unique.

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photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER
modern way
If your kitchen is primarily all-white, then let the backsplash bring in the touches of color. Graphic tiles in black and gray offer just the right amount of pattern to this space.

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photography by LAURA RESEN
country charm
White tiles. Marble countertop. Complete the look with wallpaper in an unexpected pattern and color. Hello, yellow.

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photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER
caribbean hues
A natural wood countertop gets a splash of color from these Moorish-style tiles that add dimension and energy.