11 Fresh Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for White Cabinets

11 Fresh Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for White Cabinets

Find a timeless backsplash for your white cabinets with this comprehensive kitchen guide.

It’s hard not to love the timeless appeal of white cabinets. Not only has white remained the most popular cabinet color for years, it has the added benefit of matching just about any kitchen decor. That means the options are quite literally limitless when searching for the perfect kitchen backsplash for white cabinets.

Given the sheer number of choices, it can be hard to narrow down the perfect backsplash option for your white kitchen. A well-chosen backsplash can make a huge difference in any kitchen design, so it’s important to find one that suits your individual style. From patterned tile to natural stone, there are plenty of backsplashes to choose from, ranging from rustic to ultra-modern. In today’s blog we are going to break down the best backsplash for white kitchen cabinets to help simplify your search.

Read on to explore 11 white kitchen backsplash ideas to inspire your next remodel.


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1. Patterned Victorian Tile

white kitchen cabinets with patterned backsplash

Old Seagrove Homes

This kitchen by Old Seagrove Homes features a glossy Victorian patterned tile backsplash. The cool pastel colors add a lovely visual interest to the kitchen without distracting from the overall farmhouse style. By bringing the backsplash from the countertops to the ceiling, the designer created a stunning accent wall that makes a statement and gently complements the bright white shaker cabinets.


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2. Nautical Navy Tile

bright white shaker cabinets with navy glass backsplash tile, center waterfall island with white marble, navy barstool seating and brass globe pendant lights

Carla Aston

For a bit of contrast, this contemporary kitchen by Carla Aston features a blue glass tile backsplash with striking white cabinets. By including navy barstool seating and a matching window valance, this designer skillfully continued the navy blue theme throughout the space while maintaining a balanced color scheme. As an added touch, a brushed brass faucet and globe pendant lights add a bit of luxury to this nautical kitchen design.

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3. Modern Farmhouse Marble

modern farmhouse kitchen with white marble backsplash and white shaker cabinets, brass hardware, white range hood, wooden open shelving

Studio McGee

This white kitchen design by Studio McGee feels like a breath of fresh air. Where white cabinets are involved, you can never go wrong with a luxurious white slab marble backsplash. Even better, choose a matching marble countertop to pull the space together. In order to make the marble backsplash a visual focus in the design, upper cabinets were substituted for thick wood floating shelves.

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4. Stacked Stone Backsplash

white shaker kitchen with stacked stone backsplash, cabinet lighting, glass door cabinets, stainless steel appliances and marble countertops

For a more natural look, some homeowners opt to pair their white kitchen cabinets with a stacked stone backsplash. This kitchen features traditional white shaker cabinets with a beige and brown stone splash. Under cabinet lighting beautifully highlights the color and texture of the stone. If you want to add an earthy vibe to your white kitchen design, stone is the perfect option for you!

5. Pale Blue Herringbone


contemporary kitchen with white cabinets and blue tile backsplash, brown base cabinets, two toned kitchen, glass pendant lights, stainless steel appliances

Carla Aston

Herringbone tile backsplash has been increasing in popularity for its attractive, timeless pattern. Unlike other trendy backsplash patterns, you can count on herringbone patterns staying in style for a lifetime. This pale blue herringbone backsplash brings a peaceful, calming feel to a duo-toned kitchen by Carla Aston. Even with warm brown base cabinets, the cool blue backsplash looks seamless in this design.

6. Classic White Subway Tile


modern white farmhouse kitchen with white subway tile backsplash, cement farmhouse sink, cement countertops, white shaker cabinets, open shelving and wooden beams

Studio McGee

As trends come and go, one thing’s for sure: you can never go wrong with a white subway tile backsplash. Subway tile has endured changes in design trends for decades and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It is now more popular in farmhouse kitchens, such as this design by Studio McGee. Here, glossy white subway tile blends flawlessly with the white shaker cabinets.

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7. Charcoal Grey Stacked Stone

modern white kitchen with charcoal grey stacked stone backsplash, wooden floors, white waterfall marble island, open shelving, sliding doors and small modern dining area

Sebring Design Build

For more modern kitchen designs, choosing two contrasting tones can create a striking color scheme. This kitchen features bright white cabinets with a dramatic charcoal grey stacked stone backsplash. By bringing the backsplash from the countertops to the ceiling, the designer created a sizable accent wall that appears as if it was carved right out of the earth. Upper cabinets were substituted for minimalist floating shelves to ensure all attention is focused on the backsplash.

8. White Square Tile Backsplash

vintage kitchen with white shaker cabinets, tile floors, square white subway tile backsplash, wooden paneled ceiling, oriental rug and vintage stove

Becki Owens

In contrast to traditional rectangular subway tile, a square tile backsplash brings to mind a more antique decor style. This backsplash pairs perfectly with vintage shaker cabinets and an oriental runner rug. Square tile backsplashes are nostalgic as well as affordable. Plus they complement any color of cabinets, not just white, so if you decide to swap your cabinets you can keep your backsplash as is.

9. Rustic Brick Backsplash

white washed brick backsplash with white cabinets, large white butcher block island, wood floors, white range hood and wooden floating shelves

Becki Owens

This white washed brick backsplash brings a lovely European feel to an otherwise traditional white kitchen. The warm tones in the wood floor and butcher block island offset the bright white shaker cabinets nicely. If you’re interested in a brick backsplash, you can either choose real brick or a faux peel and stick wallpaper. Either way, brick has an old-world European feel that can add significant character to any white kitchen.

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10. Avignon Patterned Tile

avignon black and white patterned tile with white shaker cabinets, white range hood and stainless steel appliances, white countertops

Patterned tile backsplash has made a comeback in recent years as homeowners wish to add an eccentric look to their kitchens. This classic black and white tile backsplash looks like a piece of modern art in this white kitchen design. Are you bold enough to play with patterned tile in your kitchen?

11. Refreshing Green Tile Backsplash

large farmhouse kitchen with white shaker cabinets, green patterned tile backsplash, oversized center island, black cabinet hardware, glass globe pendant lights and large steel range hood

If black and white isn’t your thing, green is another great backsplash color option for white cabinets. This soft, earthy patterned tile backsplash makes the space feel calm and natural. Even though it has a busy pattern, the soothing color of this backsplash makes it appear more subdued. Add a matching house plant on the island or countertop to create an earthy oasis.

Also Read: How To Design A Luxurious White And Gold Kitchen

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1. What is the most popular kitchen backsplash?

Subway tiles are the most popular kitchen backsplash.

2. What is a good backsplash for a kitchen?

Ceramic is the best option of backsplash for a kitchen. This is because it is easy to maintain, very versatile, and one of the most inexpensive backsplash options. Ceramic tiles come in a large selection of shapes, sizes, and colors.

3. Why is backsplash so expensive?

Backsplashes tend to be expensive because they have to be individually grouted and placed on the wall, and are usually done by professionals meaning you will also have to pay for labor on top of the materials. Ceramic tiles and mosaic tiling that comes in sheets tend to be the most inexpensive options for backsplashes.

4. What is the easiest kitchen backsplash to install?

The easiest kitchen backsplashes to install are ones that come in sheets, peel and stick ceramic tiles, metal ceiling tiles, and faux metal PVC backsplash rolls.

5. Are kitchen backsplashes out of style?

Kitchen backsplashes are not out of style. They keep walls from getting damaged in the kitchen space, making them almost necessary to have if you don’t want unexpected costs to incur for wall repairs. If anything, minimalist backsplashes have decreased slightly due to the fact that they show spills and stains much easier than a colored or patterned backsplash would.


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