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Caroline’s Five Finds: Kitchen Backsplash Tile

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Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the choices and options for your kitchen backsplash tile?! 

In this edition of Caroline’s Five Finds, I am simplifying your backsplash tile decision by rounding up several gorgeous backsplash options for you! Below are five of my absolute FAV (on trend) backsplash tiles, as well as some other favs in SHOP BACKSPLASH TILE at the end!

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Caroline's Five Finds Kitchen Backsplash Tile

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TIP 1:  A backsplash is not only a design aspect of your kitchen, but it is a practical aspect as well! A quality backsplash tile can take a beating from cooking stains, spills and boil overs (hello, who else has spaghetti sauce splatter all over their backsplash?!). Choose a tile that is easy to wipe off with a damp rag or paper towel!

TIP 2:  I HIGHLY recommend that you order a sample of tile before purchasing the full amount needed. I suggest ordering several tiles (10ish), so you can piece them all together to get a good idea of how the backsplash will look in your home with your countertops and cabinets!


FYI: You can NEVER go wrong with a classic white subway tile … I love this clean and classic look! However, these other options are great if you want to have a little more fun!

1. I LOVE how this herringbone mosaic wall tile gives the look of basketweave! So unique and sophisticated!

Kitchen Backsplash Tile Herringbone Mosaic Wall Tile

2. This small staggered marble wall tile is another unique backsplash that you don’t see in many kitchens!

Kitchen Backsplash Tile Staggered Marble Wall Tile

3. Marble is SO on trend right now … but also remains a classic because it’s STUNNING! This hexagon marble tile mosaic adds a fun element to your kitchen!Kitchen Backsplash Tile Hexagon Marble Mosaic Wall Tile

4. You really can’t go wrong with a grey subway wall tile! This is nearly identical to my kitchen backsplash. The 3″ x 6″ sized subway tile gives more of a traditional/transitional look, where a larger tile would lend to more of a contemporary feel.Kitchen Backsplash Tile Gray Subway Tile5. I LOVE this marble twist on a traditional subway tile! GORGEOUS!

Kitchen Backsplash Tile Marble Subway Tile

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I hope you are excited about one (or more) of the tile choices in this post! As mentioned above, I recommend that you order a sample of the tile to ensure you love it! Then go back and order the full amount and check this task off your list! 

Below are my FIVE backsplash selections PLUS some bonus ideas!


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