The Versatility Of Black Kitchen Backsplashes And How To Make The Most Of It

The backsplash is one of the major design elements of a kitchen. The materials, finishes and colors used are very important and have a huge impact on the overall design and decor of the space. Black kitchen backsplashes stand out in this regard. They’re vibrant but not in the most colorful manner. They’re also elegant and versatile, being suitable for a variety of different styles. Furthermore,  the black nuances look amazing on marble. Check out below some stunning kitchen designs which take full advantage of their black backsplashes.

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A common design strategy is to have matching backsplash and countertop surfaces. This way a sense of continuity is established between them and that gives the kitchen an elegant and refined look.

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Under-cabinet lighting is very often used in the kitchen. It’s not only very practical but it also highlights the backsplash and the counter in a really cool way. A black backsplash has a lot to gain from that.

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Black of course is a very powerful color which can have a negative effect on the design and decor of a space if not used properly. Too much black can make the room seem dark and gloomy. If you’re worried that the backsplash would have this effect on your kitchen, consider giving it a sleek and minimal design.

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A very low and slender backsplash looks very stylish and elegant in the kitchen. It could be interesting to have a black backsplash which contrasts with a white or light-colored wall, creating this cool color-blocking effect.

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It’s not always a rule that the backsplash should spread across the entire length of the wall or be made from a single type of material. Check out this elegant kitchen for example. It takes advantage of two different materials and finishes to create distinct work spaces.

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Another interesting design strategy can be to put together a black backsplash and a matching countertop and also to add black cabinetry to the mix. Throw in some golden accents and LED lighting to highlight the beautiful design.

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To maintain a pleasant balance throughout the kitchen consider using the black and white color combo. A black backsplash and black countertops would look beautiful in combination with some white cabinetry.

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You know what else would look amazing? A black countertop and backsplash combo plus a black kitchen sink. It’s a look that we love for its elegance, simplicity and glamour.

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Subway tile backsplashes add a classic touch to kitchens and white is usually the most common color option in this case. However, if you want a less conventional look you can opt for black tiles instead.

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You can also take the black and white color combo to a whole new level by having the whole kitchen designed in these timeless colors. Here for example the backsplash and floor are black and the cabinetry is white.

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Similarly, this entire house is decorated in black and white. This is the kitchen and dining room section. We really like the white main surfaces and then all the little black accent details like the backsplash, the table base, window frames, pendant lamps and such.

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Here on the other hand the black and white surfaces are quite equally matched. There’s the black kitchen backsplash and the matching ceiling plus a few other smaller details and they’re complemented by a white floor, some matching walls and so on.

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The black subway tiles cover the entire backsplash, between the countertop and the ceiling. This adds emphasis to the height of the space and helps maintain a simple and modern appearance.

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It’s not just the backsplash that’s black in this case but the entire kitchen. Since it’s small and part of an open floor plan, this monochromatic, contrasting design helps it stand out and gives it a unique identity.

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The matte black finish on the backsplash gives this kitchen a refined and very elegant and modern appearance. The backsplash also extends all the way up which suits the design really well given the minimalist approach.

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Black kitchen backsplashes as it turns out are quite versatile and a lot more popular than you might think. They’re usually featured in modern and contemporary designs. Here you can see how the black surfaces in this kitchen are complemented by lots of natural wood elements which gives the whole space a very welcoming and comfortable vibe.