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Creating your perfect kitchen mosaic backsplash

Best Kitchen backsplash ideas & inspiration

(4 min read) God help us, it’s that time of the year again… No, I’m not talking about the spring coming and us being fat. It’s not that kind of blog. I’m talking about kitchen renovations.
So, needless to say, since I’m interested in interior design and all that jazz, I started googling to check out the latest trends all over the world. Now let me tell you something, I don’t know if these trendsetters think we’re all millionaires, but all of the trends I’ve seen would involve us, ordinary people, selling our firstborn. I mean, who do they think we are? Angelina Jolie’s kids? However, there are certain things you can and should do if your beloved kitchen is starting to fall apart. I’ll try not to burden you too much, cuz I know you’re already dieting, nervous and tired. It’s just that time of the year…

Mosaics Lab | Kitchen backsplash Tile Mosaic Artwork, Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash Designed by Mosaics Lab
Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash Design by Mosaics Lab

If you’re one of those people (yes, I roll my eyes as I type this) that still have naked walls or wallpaper in their kitchen, then it is time to think about a more economic and aesthetic solution. When I say “economic”, I mean permanent. Once you decide to put some tile mosaic artwork on your kitchen walls, you won’t have to think about any major renovations in your kitchen for the next decade or so. No more grease stains, no more yellow spots, no more painting and replacing wallpaper every year.

Mosaic Backsplash Artwork by Designer Glass Mosaics
Mosaic Backsplash Artwork by Designer Glass Mosaics
Mosaic Artwork by Yulia Hanansen
Mosaic Artwork by Yulia Hanansen
Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash Design by Mosaics Lab
Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash Artwork by Mosaics Lab

You can opt for simple mosaics tiles and one flashy kitchen mosaic backsplash to add a touch of vibrancy, or maybe even controversy? C’mon people, it’s the 21st century, there is nothing wrong with some controversy! Just ask the Kardashian’s! I bet Jordyn Woods is about to have a major breakthrough in her career, and same goes for your kitchen if you decide to add some sass to it. If your kitchen is all muted and neutral, then a bright-colored mosaic backsplash is exactly what you need.

Mosaics Lab | Kitchen backsplash Tile Mosaic Artwork, Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

Mosaics Lab | Kitchen backsplash Tile Mosaic Artwork, Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

Mosaics Lab | Kitchen backsplash Tile Mosaic Artwork, Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

If you’re more of a subdued (I mean in terms of color, calm down “50 shades” fans) kind of person, so you would rather go for pastel and matchy-matchy tones, there is plenty to choose from as well. If you are not sure what to go for, soft floral designs as well as scenes from nature created with a tile mosaic artwork are always a good solution. You can also always go with something abstract and artsy as well, to achieve a sophisticated look.

Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash Art by Yulia Hanansen
Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash by Yulia Hanansen
Klimt inspired Kitchen Backsplash Design
Klimt inspired Kitchen Backsplash Design
Marble Tile Mosaic Backsplash Artwork
Marble Tile Mosaic Backsplash

Lastly, sorry if this post feels a bit ranty, but in my defense, living on 3 green peas a day can be a little exhausting. This whole dieting thing is killing my artistic expression. I’ll hit you up again next week when I will hopefully be 6 pounds lighter and more collected. Until then, here’s one more thing to contemplate…


Honorable mentions

I might be a bit delusional, but I do realize that your kitchen isn’t just walls. Needless to say, if the doors of your kitchen cabinets are hanging loose, it’s probably a good time to think about renovating them. In my opinion, if you still love your old cabinets, you can save some cash by detaching them from the kitchen walls yourself and restoring them. If you are savvy with sander and paint, you can always do the restoration yourself. Take a few days off and start drinking some Valerian tea, cuz I heard you’ll need some patience. On the other hand, if you are well aware that you’ll mess everything up, just pack your old cabinets into a pick-up truck and take them to the nearest carpenter.

Mosaics Lab | Kitchen backsplash Tile Mosaic Artwork, Mosaic Designs, Handmade Mosaic Art

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111 Comments

  1. Cristina Petrini
    June 5, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Even if I don’t have it, unfortunately, I have always loved the idea of ​​a mosaic or of majolica tiles for the kitchen! They are so Mediterranean!

  2. Athena
    June 5, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Wow those are some amazing backsplashes. I absolutely love the ones with bright colors – what a way to add some serious pop to your kitchen.

  3. Taryn
    June 5, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Wow! These backsplashes are truly works of art. Definitely statement pieces, and I love those that are paired with white/neutral cabinetry.

  4. kathleen
    June 5, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    ok these backsplashes are SO impressive!

    • June 6, 2019 at 10:38 am

      THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

  5. Stephanie
    June 5, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    While I love the fun bright colors, I think for my own house I would prefer the subdued looks. It adds such a unique look to the kitchen though!

  6. Tammie Reinhart
    June 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I really want to do this in my kitchen now! They are so beautiful!

  7. Amber Myers
    June 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I would love to do this one day! I am a huge fan of lots of color, so this would be perfect for the kitchen.

  8. Jen Trevino
    June 5, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Wow, the mosaic backsplashes really make a kitchen pop! if Only my landlord would allow us to renovate our boring apartment kitchen. It literally looks like a hospital room with a 40-year-old fridge and a stove from the stone ages!

    • June 6, 2019 at 10:38 am

      I have an idea! How about you share this article with your landlord, this might help to change his mind.

  9. Cynthia
    June 5, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Wow! We’re in the planning stages of re-doing our kitchen and I had never ever thought about something like this! I’ve fallen in love with 3 of these!

  10. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    June 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Oh my goodness! All these designs are so beautiful! I can’t seem to pick one. I am inclined to choosing Moroccan tiles but the flower design and the one that looks like patchwork are pretty too!

  11. Paula Stewart
    June 5, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I think the mosaic that looks like fire coming off the stove is my favorite. Second place would have to go to the Pheasants.

  12. Katie
    June 5, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Wow! Some of these are so bright and others are so artistic. Who know you could turn your kitchen into a creative living space? I love the floral mosaics especially.

    • June 6, 2019 at 10:37 am

      That is so true and you know, that is where i mostly hangout lol In my awesome kitchen.

  13. Bethanny Sudibyo
    June 5, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I really love mosaics and I love the pictures you included. Hopefully I can have a mosaic in my kitchen one day!

  14. Ewelina
    June 5, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Usually I am not sure if I am a fan of mosaic wall, however, I really like some of your projects. I think is does look good in the traditional, italian style kitchens.

  15. Myrah Duque
    June 5, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Some of these backsplash designs really make a statement! I love them!!! I would go with the more simple mosaics tiles though. Thanks for sharing, I’ve never seen this before!

  16. Candace Hampton
    June 5, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Wow! These are so pretty. Definitely pieces of art. I’ve been wanting to make changes around the house. And maybe a change in the kitchen is all that I need. Backsplash can be a “make it or break it” lol Thanks for sharing.

    Candace HamptoN

    • June 6, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Yes definitely! The kitchen backsplash being a focal point needs to 100% work for your kitchen.

  17. Sam
    June 6, 2019 at 12:48 am

    That opening paragraph made me laugh. My kitchen walls are naked. A mosaic in the kitchen isn’t something I’ve thought about, but I can see how it’s an economic investment.

    • June 6, 2019 at 10:35 am

      Yeah it definitely is. Can’t wait to see what you end up doing to cover those naked walls of yours lol Good luck.

  18. Britney
    June 6, 2019 at 1:20 am

    I’ve been dying to do a backsplash in my kitchen but these are a little too bold for my taste! Very unique and beautiful though.

  19. Lyosha
    June 6, 2019 at 5:54 am

    looks absolutely beautiful and totally takes the whole kitchen to different level. charmed!

  20. Krysten Quiles
    June 6, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Wow those are some very intricate backsplashes! I prefer my kitchen a little less intricate but these are absolutely stunning.

  21. Alvern
    June 6, 2019 at 8:09 am

    There are so many options available. I like the 3rd and 6th options. Sometimes I wish I had several kitchens to work from to cook food.

  22. Karen Monica
    June 6, 2019 at 9:20 am

    My mum would love this. Her favourite place to be is her kitchen and she is always finding ideas to beautify it.

  23. Ceci Rey
    June 6, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I have to admit…I am one of those people…with bare walls in my kitchen. You have given me inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

    • June 6, 2019 at 10:33 am

      I am so happy Ceci my article made a difference and yes you gotta do something about that bare wall of yours lol

  24. Emma
    June 6, 2019 at 10:07 am

    These are gorgeous! I especially love the floral one!

  25. Delonica
    June 6, 2019 at 11:01 am

    We are looking to buy our first house within the next few months and I’ve always wanted a nice kitchen backsplash. Funny enough, I’ve never thought of mosaics until seeing how pretty they are just now. Great job!

  26. Nina
    June 6, 2019 at 11:27 am

    I love how you showed that you can make your kitchen truly unique to your personal style just with backsplash tile! It add such a fun flair to your home!

  27. Daniel
    June 6, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Those kitchens look great. Some many good idea’s to take away. I love the color, even though I feel some people may be more conservative in their kitchen backsplash.

  28. Ivelisse
    June 6, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Haha yes! No one wants to read about us all getting fat 🙂 But my favorite back splash would have to be the one with all florals. So pretty!

    XOXO

  29. Yeah Lifestyle
    June 6, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    A mosaic splashback is definitely something I’m considering for my kitchen. I find them so beautiful

  30. Ana
    June 6, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I am in love with these backsplash designs! So beautiful 😍 I have got some cool ideas for my kitchen, thanks for sharing 😉

  31. Elizabeth Keene
    June 6, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    The white flower kitchen mosaic is ridiculously detailed, I’m in awe. I’m sure that takes so much time to complete.

  32. Alexandra Cook
    June 6, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Wow this is stunning! I have never thought of having a mosaic for my kitchen back splash!

  33. Joanna Clute
    June 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Wow, these are so beautiful! I don’t know which one I like more!

  34. Laura
    June 6, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Oh wow! I love how impressive this all looks together. For sure I’d give this a try when I redo our kitchen xxx

  35. Tanvi Rastogi
    June 6, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    So many great idea. Love all the colors.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  36. Maggie
    June 6, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Wow! These are all soooo amazing! I would love to have this in my kitchen. Wonderful!

  37. Claire Lee
    June 6, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    I love Mosaic patterns. It’s so beautiful and I think a little bit of splash in the kitchen makes it more classy.

  38. Wren
    June 6, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Those are so beautiful and unique! I have been trying to come up with some great backsplash ideas for my kitchen, thank you!

  39. Jasmine Watts
    June 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Wow, the backsplashes look great! I don’t have this at home but would definitely be open to making some changes. Thank you for these awesome ideas!

  40. Cindy Ingalls
    June 6, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    These are some of the most unique backsplashes I’ve ever seen. I love how some actually look like pieces of art or a painting.

  41. oreoluwa moronfola
    June 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    These look so amazing. Thanks for the inspro. love it

  42. Jessica
    June 6, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Ohhh.. I really like the very first backsplash. I can’t wait until we redo our kitchen because I’ve always wanted a really cool backsplash.

  43. Bree
    June 6, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    These are stunning! My backsplash is quite boring and I was thinking of spicing it up so I love these!

  44. Katherine Gamble
    June 6, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Wow these designs are so unique and vibrant. I personally think the kitchen is a make it or break it deal in the house so why not add some coolness. Definitely awesome!

  45. Christa
    June 7, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Oh wow, what a stunning way to bring art into your everyday. I absolutely love this!

  46. Catherine Santiago Jose
    June 7, 2019 at 1:29 am

    These are really gorgeous designs.
    Mosaic arts really gives an additional and unique beauty in your kitchen when you have it.

  47. Enriqueta E Lemoine
    June 7, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Love how bold the second backsplash is. Definitely going to consider.

  48. Lisa
    June 7, 2019 at 4:27 am

    I’d never think to have a mosaic backdrop in the kitchen. You’ve given me some great ideas to think about here. Will remember it for next time!

  49. Hannah Marie
    June 7, 2019 at 5:50 am

    The designs are mesmerizing. It feels better to cook with this type of ambiance. These are all wonderful creations.

  50. Jennifer Pompaski
    June 7, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Wow, wow, wow!!! These are absolutely stunning! Can’t even make up my mind on which I love most! I pick all lol!

  51. Lara jarvis
    June 7, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE THEM!!! That last one with the blue is amazing. I love how creative one can be with these!

  52. Miriam
    June 7, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Christ! I always knew I love having colourful mosaic tiles on my kitchen wall, but these really knock what I had in mind out of the park! Thanks for sharing

  53. Kathy Kenny Ngo
    June 7, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I couldn’t decide between so many awesome choices. I do love the one that looked like a Parisian street.

  54. Terri Beavers
    June 7, 2019 at 8:31 am

    My kitchen is so boring and plain. I think a Mosaic Backsplash would liven it up and give me the splash of colors I’ve been wanting to add in it. These are all really beautiful.

  55. Hannah Marie
    June 7, 2019 at 8:53 am

    This is art and simplicity at it’s finest. The colors and patches went well together. It’s just so beautiful and breath taking actually.

  56. Krista
    June 7, 2019 at 8:57 am

    That top picture is my absolute favorite. That white tile with all those beautiful patterns is stunning!

  57. Jasmine Hewitt
    June 7, 2019 at 9:14 am

    if i didnt already have a stone tile backsplash, ‘d totally do this in my kitchen! such character!

  58. Dana Brillante-Peller
    June 7, 2019 at 9:40 am

    The idea of a mosaic backsplash for the kitchen is genius. I love the floral ones best. Very nice.

  59. Alexandra Cook
    June 7, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Those were a stunning mosaic. I really can’t imagine how my kitchen will look like if I have these.

  60. lauren
    June 7, 2019 at 10:48 am

    What a beautiful way to add art to your kitchen!? Won’t be happening in mine anytime soon, but I love the idea!

  61. ElainaHuyett
    June 7, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Oh my goodness! These remodels are amazing! Every time I found the one I thought was my favorite … another amazing one was there! I could get lost in this. Thank you for the amazing blog post. It is truly inspiring!

  62. David Elliott
    June 7, 2019 at 11:47 am

    These are absolutely awesome. I wouldn’t have thought of putting together a mosaic like this in the kitchen but it truly adds a touch of beauty to it. Very cool. I couldn’t even decide which one is better.

  63. Brittany Vantrease
    June 7, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I really enjoyed reading this with your witty banter. There were some back splashes that I really loved and some that I didn’t, but we’re not required to all have the same tastes. I think I like the larger tiles better than the smaller ones. The last one reminds me of the quilts my husband’s grandma makes.

  64. Kalyan Panja
    June 7, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Those looking to redo their kitchens will surely love these nice looking mosaic ideas. They can choose wisely from the choices mentioned.

  65. laurenofalltrades
    June 7, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I love the idea of adding art to a kitchen this way! My kitchen is to teenie for me to even think about doing something so bold, but I might someday when I live somewhere bigger.

  66. fashionandstylepolice
    June 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    I am loving the kitchen designs here. It is definitely an inspiration, this post. I would love to redecorate our kitchen one day.

  67. Sondra Barker
    June 7, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Wow these different backsplashes are beautiful. What a great way to personalize your home!

  68. Kristina
    June 7, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I love all these patterns! I now want to change the backsplash in my kitchen! I could pick all of them!

  69. Ana
    June 7, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Those are some wonderful mosaic artwork for the kitchen. The best part is mosaic artwork gives a personality to the kitchen and sets a positive aura!

  70. Elaine
    June 7, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Those are some impressive backsplashes! They certainly add a ton of character to a kitchen!

  71. Lynda Peter
    June 7, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    All the designs looks beautiful and unique. Just looking at it, I could picture my kitchen in that design. It’s really gorgeous.

  72. Anagha
    June 8, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I would think of having it in my kitchen. I like the umbrella one, it’s neat and nice.

  73. twinspirationalparties
    June 8, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Your kitchen area looks so cool. Never thought that mosaic arts could be this beautiful. Love it.

  74. Bindu Thomas
    June 8, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Mosaics just transform anything they touch. Awesome way to bring some fun n color to your ktichen.

  75. Reika Misaki
    June 8, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I’d like to have these one day! They look so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  76. Rosemarie Gonzales
    June 8, 2019 at 7:29 am

    I love those designs of kitchen. I hope someday the kitchen of my had a renovation too. Now I have an idea which or what’s design of my kitchen looks like once I have my own house. That k to you 🙂😊.

    • June 10, 2019 at 8:17 am

      This is so amazing to hear! Super glad the post inspired you.

  77. Paula Stewart
    June 8, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Mosiac backsplashes not only protect your walls but they make the most wonderful statements.

  78. Marysa
    June 8, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Those backsplashes are very nice! I love the designs and the pops of color. Plus I imagine it makes it nice to be able to wipe down the walls when it has tile.

    • June 10, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Yes absolutely! These tiles are water and heat proof and it is a lot easier to wipe down a mosaic kitchen walls vs. barren walls.

  79. Owen G.
    June 8, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Wow, these mosaics looks so lovely in the kitchen. If I have these arts on my kitchen I will be proud to show it off to my friends.. 😊

  80. Heather
    June 8, 2019 at 9:58 am

    These are beautiful. I’ve always loved a pretty mosaic inset in the kitchen.

  81. Danielle
    June 8, 2019 at 10:11 am

    These are all so pretty! I am loving the designs. I need to create a new backsplash in my home.

  82. Nina Cochingco
    June 8, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Mosaics looks great anywhere, may it be swimming pools, stairs and now even in the kitchen..?! Wow.. 😊

    • June 10, 2019 at 8:14 am

      I can’t agree more, this form of art/tiles is so versatile and would look great almost anywhere.

  83. Melissa Cushing
    June 8, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I am in love with so many of these backsplashes! I especially love the first photo at the top and would love to recreate that in my kitchen area. Thank you for sharing and I have bookmarked to come back 🙂

    • June 10, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Thanks a lot Melissa, so glad you enjoyed the post.

  84. Tamala
    June 8, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of this trend but I think it’s kind of cool. I’m not completely sold on this trend but the last example you shared was super duper lovely!!!

  85. natasha
    June 8, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    love your design perspective of using colors and designs as a back splash

  86. Nicole Bertrand
    June 8, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I love all the pops of color in these examples! Great post!

  87. Gervin Khan
    June 8, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Oh, I love these kitchen designs. All of them are so beautiful and I will definitely make one for our kitchen. Stunning!

  88. Phaytea
    June 9, 2019 at 4:24 am

    This definitely add the right amount of fun and energy to a kitchen space. Love the idea

  89. georgia boanoro
    June 9, 2019 at 5:41 am

    I absolutely love mosaic, It’s beautiful, colourful and timeless. Kitchens are awesome places for mosaics and also pools.

  90. Jennifer Tanney
    June 9, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I would love to do a mosaic in my kitchen when we buy our first home. I actually really like the grays. Especially the florals.

    • June 10, 2019 at 8:12 am

      Yes i agree! They’re classic and gorgeous.

  91. Becca Wilson
    June 9, 2019 at 10:46 am

    This turned out so very beautiful! I would love to do something like this in my kitchen.

  92. maggie
    June 11, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Just had a mosaic of ‘unfinished’ tiles added to my kitchen and I love it. It’s such a beautiful focal point.

  93. Jasmine Watts
    June 11, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I can’t stop but to visit this post again. Coming back and forth to see those backsplashes and will surely try it on my own home!

    • June 11, 2019 at 10:04 am

      I am so so happy to hear that!!! Thanks a lot for your comment, love it!

  94. Deola
    June 11, 2019 at 11:40 am

    lol @ selling our firstborn. But really this post is giving me ideas never thought of something like this for my kitchen backsplash, but this would probably make me enjoy cooking time more.

    • June 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      I am so so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for your comment.

  95. Elena
    June 12, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the big flowers – never would have thought of doing something like that

  96. adi
    June 12, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    I absolutely adore some of the kitchens you have shown. Maybe its time to do some decor thinking for me!

  97. Casey
    June 15, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Wow… this is amazing! I never thought you can apply this sort of design in the kitchen. Very creative indeed. I wish my kitchen is big enough to do this.

  98. Steph
    July 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Omg I love these bold kitchen mosaics! Will keep in mind when we redo our kitchen!