Trendy and Unique Backsplash Ideas

Subway tile backsplashes are beautiful, but they are also incredibly popular. What if you want a backsplash that your neighbors don't have, what are your options?
We've rounded up some of our favorite backsplashes, both trendy and one of a kind, that are not subway tile. Will they look outdated in 20 years? Only time will tell. All we know is that we love them now and would love to have them in our kitchen! See more kitchen backsplash inspiration on the National Builder Supply blog -
A long pane of colored glass is easy to clean, making it the perfect material for a kitchen backsplash. Photo source:
Stainless steel pressed in a pattern is shiny, solid (no grout lines), and easy to clean. Source:
Beadboard is affordable and it makes a big impact in the kitchen, giving the kitchen a cottage chic aesthetic. Source:
Have you ever seen anything like this pebble backsplash? This is about as unique as it gets! Source:
A chalkboard backsplash lets you choose your design...and change it at your whim! Chalkboards are also great places to write grocery lists and keep a recipe at eye level. Source:

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  • on Sep 11, 2014
    Great idea, @Charmaine!
  • Darla Darla on Dec 03, 2014
    If you paint the back of the glass before you put it up, it will look great! You can also use stencils to make a design on the back of clear glass, then paint a background color on top of it.