ID# 124502 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Carriage Lane Design-Build Inc.
Gray Shaker Cabinets with Blue Kitchen Island and Stone Backsplash
The vibrant blue color of the kitchen island instantly draws attention and elevates this transitional kitchen. Gray kitchen cabinets and stone backsplash offer a sleek backdrop and create a cohesive look while stainless steel appliances add a modern appeal. The light wood flooring complements the color of the backsplash.
ID# 124524 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Élysée
Natural Stone Backsplash with Light Wood PErimeter Cabinets and White Countertop
Different earthy elements beautifully come together in this modern rustic kitchen and offer a welcoming space. The stone backsplash stands out between the timber frames and creates a characteristic backdrop while light wood perimeter cabinets create a modern look with their flat-panel door styles and white countertop. For the kitchen island, a marble countertop is fitted with wooden legs. This interesting combination provides a unique design.
There are plenty of reasons that homeowners and interior designers are drawn to the stone backsplash. The biggest advantage of a stone backsplash is its striking and beautiful appeal.
Granite, slate, limestone, marble, river rock, and more. Stone backsplashes come in a wide range of material options that you can choose one of them according to your taste and the style of your kitchen. You can install a marble backsplash to make a luxurious touch or use a brick backsplash to bring a rustic appeal. Whatever your choice is, these backsplashes will be a fail-safe addition to your kitchen.
Besides its visual impact, stone backsplashes also provide durability that makes it a perfect material as a backsplash. And with the right approach, you can maintain their striking beauty over the years. So, if you are looking for some organic appeal, you might consider installing a stone backsplash. Take a peek at these best backsplash options to create your dream kitchen!
ID# 124501 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Kitchens by Eileen
Transitional Kitchen with White Cabinets and Black Island
This kitchen shows the timeless beauty of transitional elegance. White shaker cabinets create a clean and fresh backdrop while gray stone backsplash adds a nice texture without overwhelming. Also, the gray color of the backsplash provides a smooth transition between the white cabinets and the black kitchen island. Black and white counter chairs, metallic hardware, and glass pendant lights perfectly complete the overall look of the design.
ID# 124503 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Clifton Interiors Ltd.
Dark wood Cabinets with Exposed Stone Wall and Black Pendant Lights
This farmhouse kitchen offers a sleek yet effective look! The dark wood cabinets create a modern look with their sharp edges and flat-panel door styles while the stainless steel countertop completes this modern appeal. The exposed stone wall provides an eye-catching backdrop and contrasts with the flat surface of the cabinets with its rough texture. A glass panel is placed behind to stove to protect the stone against heat damage. Black oversized pendant lights enhance the modernity.
Stone Backsplash Materials
You might decide the style of your backsplash, but the material choice is also a very important point that you need to consider. From luxurious marbles to rustic bricks, stone backsplashes come in a wide range of material options. Also, you can combine different materials like glass or stainless steel with stone to create a more distinctive focal point. Scroll down and find more about the stone materials and the right choice of your kitchen.
Natural Stone Backsplash
Natural stone backsplash offers a timeless beauty that will lend a unique appeal to kitchens. When it comes to the natural stone backsplash, there are unlimited design options and materials. The most popular natural stone materials are granite, marble, slate, travertine, limestone, soapstone, and onyx. Marble, soapstone, and onyx backsplashes are a little pricer than the other materials but this investment never fails you down. If you are on a budget, travertine or limestone might be perfect for you.
ID# 124504 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Bedford Farm House
Farmhouse Kitchen with White Cabinets and Stone Walls
In this farmhouse kitchen bright whites perfectly blend with the rough texture of the stone. The exposed stone walls make a rustic twist against the crisp white cabinets and ceiling while the wooden floor complements the stone with its natural look. Also, stone walls elevate the overall look of the kitchen and add a bunch of character.
ID# 124505 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Студия дизайна Ольги Шарлай
Pastel Pink Cabinets with Marble Backsplash and Circular Range Hood
The combination of black, white, and pink offers an elegant and one-of-a-kind contemporary kitchen design. The pastel pink color of the cabinets softens the sharp contrast between the black and white and cabinets give a sleek modern look with their flat-panel door style. The white marble backsplash creates a sleek backdrop while the black marble countertop nicely contrasts with the backsplash to elevate the design.
ID# 124506 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Retreat Design
Black Contemporary Kitchen with Marble Countertop and Backsplash
The elegance of the black surrounds this contemporary kitchen and creates a sophisticated look. The black flat-panel kitchen cabinets offer a sleek modern look while marble accents like backsplash and countertops add a sense of luxury. The light gray perimeter countertop contrasts with the blacks and brings a fresh look. Metallic pendant lights highlight the kitchen island.
Does stone make a good backsplash?
Yes, with the right approach and maintenance, a stone backsplash will be a good choice for kitchens. The biggest advantage of a stone backsplash is its visual impact. Whether it’s marble or travertine, granite or stacked, these backsplashes have a character that is lacking in other materials. Stone backsplashes require a bit of extra care than the other materials. But it’s definitely worth it.
ID# 124507 | Houzz.com – Credit | © The Kitchen Houzz.com
Black and Wood Cabinetry with Marble Accent Wall
In this contemporary kitchen, the stunning marble backsplash, black upper cabinets, and stainless steel appliances create an accent wall and instantly elevates the design. Also, marble makes a luxurious twist against the cozy look of the wooden cabinets. Wooden cabinets are paired with a white waterfall edge countertop, undermount sink, and brass faucets. Brass faucets add a dose of sparkle.
ID# 124508 | Houzz.com – Credit | © JEI Design
Bookmatched Marble Backsplash with Starburst Pendant Lights
Style and function meet in this stunning kitchen design. The sleek modern elements are coupled with the natural organic beauty of the marble. The bookmatched marble slabs are used as a backsplash to create a striking and sophisticated focal point. Marble countertops complement the backsplash while starburst sputnik-styled light pendants, add a splash of modernism.
ID# 124509 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Architecture Saville Isaacs
Modern Home Bar with Stone Backsplash and Open Shelving
The beautiful rough texture of the exposed stone wall adds a bunch of character to this contemporary home bar with wooden cabinets, floating shelves, gray countertop, stainless steel bar, and leather counter chairs. Clever layout, high-quality materials, and different patterns offer a stylish and functional entertaining space for gatherings.
Stone and Glass Kitchen Backsplash
If you are looking for something different than a classic tile look, mixing the materials is a great way to create a unique backsplash. When the reflective surface of the glass meets with the pattern, texture, and color of the tone, the result is undeniably perfect. With the right approach and material choice, this combination can instantly transform a solid wall surface into a visually inspiring surface.
ID# 124510 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Arley Wholesale – Erie
White Furniture-like Cabinetry with Rubbed Oil Bronze Hardware
The slate and glass tile backsplash stands out between the cream raised-panel cabinets and makes a modern twist against the traditional look of the cabinetry. With the help of the stainless steel range and sculptural hood, the backsplash creates a distinctive focal point.
ID# 124511 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Habitar Design
Dark Wood Cabinetry with Glass and Stone Kitchen Backsplash
The combination of the glass and stone tiles create a stunning mosaic appeal between the dark dark wood cabinetry which provides an elegant look. The white countertop gives a clean and fresh look. Stainless steel appliances and hardware complement the glossy finish of the glass tiles and add a contemporary look to the design.
How to install a stone backsplash?
Stone backsplashes come in a wide range of material, style, and size options. That’s why different types of stone might require different installation processes.
If you are using natural stone like marble, onyx, granite, travertine, limestone, or soapstone, or stone veneers, first, you need to ensure that the back of the backsplash and walls are clean, and if there are any holes and cracks you need to patch them to create a solid surface for new tiles. Before attaching the tiles, the surface needs to be smooth. Sand the area with sandpaper to create a uniform surface. If you are working with individual tiles, you need to prepare the layout of the tiles before installing them.
Mix the tile adhesive according to manufacturer directions and spread a small part of the wall. Tile the backsplash on the adhesive, press against it with a rubber float, and repeat this procedure until covers all surfaces. Pour a stone sealer onto a soft cotton rag and rub all surfaces of the tiles or slabs. If necessary, apply the grout diagonally across tiles with a rubber float. Wait 10-15 minutes and wipe the area with a sponge and wait 24-48 hours to dry the grout.
If you are using solid stone, you need to lay stones over an existing masonry foundation. This process is more expensive and it can take days to finish. So, today many homeowners preferred stone veneers which is a cost and time-effective way.
Stone Veneer Backsplash
Installing a stone backsplash is a great way to add visual interest to kitchens. However, these backsplashes might be a little pricer and require a little more maintenance than other materials. That is why, stone veneers which provide a natural stone look with very little maintenance and more affordable prices, are very popular choices among homeowners. Natural stone veneers also come in a wide range of beautiful colors and textures which allows homeowners to get a real natural stone look with functionality.
ID# 124512 | Houzz.com – Credit | © JRP Design & Remodel
Contemporary Home Bar with Laminate Cabinets and Stacked Stone Backsplash
This contemporary home bar features stone laminate cabinetry, Caesarstone countertop, natural stone mosaic backsplash. The backsplash brings another layer of texture to the clean-lined space and creates a cohesive look with the cabinetry. Even this bar has a small area, plenty of storage spaces, open shelves, and a beverage cooler make this bar a functional space.
ID# 124513 | Houzz.com – Credit | Soda Pop Design Inc. | © Stephani Buchman
Transitional Kitchen with White Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor
The stone backsplash steals the attention at the first sight and adds a rustic appeal to this transitional kitchen. The white shaker cabinets allow the backsplash to stand out while creating a clean and fresh look. Black hardware and black marble countertop contrast with the cabinetry to emphasize them. The wooden countertop of the kitchen island and wooden floors complement the rustic feel of the backsplash.
ID# 124514 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Waconah Construction
White Shaker Cabinets with Black Countertops and Hardware
In this farmhouse kitchen, the lovely tone of the beige stone backsplash and wooden accents softens the bright white look of the shaker cabinets and brings warmth to the atmosphere. The oversized stainless steel range hood creates a focal point while the gray countertop of the island complements the stainless steel appliances.
Brick Stone Backsplash
Brick has a timeless and nostalgic appeal that provides a distressed glamour for kitchens. With its beautiful rough texture, strength, and durability, brick is a perfect material for backsplash. From classic red bricks to whitewashed bricks, there are plenty of color options for a brick backsplash. You can use the original red color of the brick to create more industrial appeal or paint your brick backsplash to soften the strong look according to your taste and the style of your kitchen.
ID# 124516 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Ojeda Group Btp
Contemporary Kitchen with Brick Veneer Backsplash and Gray Floor
The brick veneer backsplash transforms this otherwise ordinary bathroom into a characteristic design. The beautiful rough texture of the brick nicely contrasts with the flat surfaces of the white cabinets and emphasizes the design. Thanks to the large kitchen window and bright color scheme, this kitchen looks brighter and spacious than as it is.
ID# 124517 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Knight Custom Homes
Gray and White Cabinetry with Red Brick Backsplash and Metal Range Hood
The combination of the different colors, patterns, and materials offers a unique and stylish craftsman kitchen design. The light gray shaker cabinets are paired with black soapstone countertops and brass hardware which complements the statement brass range hood. The black countertop of the perimeter extended through the hood to create a backsplash between the exposed brick walls.
Tumbled Stone Backsplash
Rather than polished, stones are tumbled for this finish that gives a more natural look to backsplash. This warm and rustic natural look of the tumbled stone backsplash offers a timeless and elegant look for kitchens. Whatever your kitchen style is the traditional or Tuscan kitchen, these tiles add warmth and texture to the space. Any type of stone can be tumbled but, marble, travertine, and limestone are the most common materials for tumbling.
ID# 124518 | Houzz.com – Credit | © GDC Construction
Mediterranean Kitchen with Tumbled Stone Backsplash and Stone Walls
The lovely beige and brown color palette of this kitchen offers a welcoming atmosphere. As a perimeter, Cream cabinets are paired with a butcher block countertop, rubbed oil bronze handles, stainless steel hood, tumbled backsplash, and stone range hood. The sculptural range hood makes a statement while the tumbled backsplash adds another layer of texture. Backlitlights emphasize the beautiful arabesque pattern of the backsplash while handles add a vintage feel to the cabinetry. The wooden kitchen island is paired with a marble countertop which adds a dose of luxury to the design.
ID# 124519 | Houzz.com – Credit | © P.C. Labrosse Design
Victorian Kitchen with White Cabinets and Granite Countertop
The white cabinets create a timeless and elegant look for this Victorian kitchen design. Cabinets are paired with beige granite countertops and rubbed oil bronze handles. The beautiful motif on the white range hood brings a romantic vibe while the diamond shape of the tumbles stone backsplash adds a slight texture. Black pendant lights perfectly complete the overall look of the kitchen and nicely contrast with the cabinets to create a luxurious look.
How much does stone backsplash cost?
Stone backsplash cost depends on the material. For a natural stone backsplash like marble, onyx, travertine, limestone, soapstone, or granite backsplash, you may expect to pay $10-$100 per square foot. But these prices can change even the type of one material. For example, Carra marble costs between $10 and $20 a square foot. On the other hand, Calacatta Gold is a premium stone that costs between $30 and $80 a square foot.
Pebble Stone Backsplash
Pebblestone backsplashes are created by using many tiny pebbles that bring the earthy look of nature. These backsplashes are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and if you love DIY projects, you can install them by using real pebbles. So, if you want to add a unique look to your kitchen, you might consider installing a pebble stone backsplash.
How to clean stone backsplash?
Due to their texture, some stone backsplashes are harder to clean but do not worry. With the right approach, you can clean your stone backsplash. For everyday cleaning, all you need is warm water, dish soap, and a microfiber cloth. If you will do this process regularly, and after immediately water and food spills, you can keep your backsplash as fresh as new.
Stone Backsplash Styles
Due to the material and finish, stone backsplashes can look both modern or rustic. You just need to decide what type of look you want in your kitchen. Since stone backsplashes come in a wide range of colors, it is easy to find a material that suits your taste and style.
Rustic Stone Backsplash
Rustic décor is a very popular design element for kitchens and there is no better option than a stone backsplash to give this rustic vibe. You can pair your natural wood cabinets with a natural stone backsplash to create a completely rustic look or make a rustic twist against your modern cabinetry. Whatever your taste is, a rustic stone backsplash offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with its rough textures.
ID# 124521 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Edgewater Design Group
Rustic Kitchen with Travertine Stone Backsplash and Copper Hood
Function meets form where everything has its place. Different textures and materials come beautifully together and offer a one-of-a-kind rustic kitchen design. The copper range hood creates a focal point while the travertine backsplash provides a sleek backdrop. White kitchen cabinets and gray island are paired with beige granite countertops which add a dose of luxury.
ID# 124522 | Houzz.com – Credit | © ERS Construction
Rustic Home Bar with Brick, Stone and Wood Accents
The beautiful rough textures of the stone, wood, and brick materials offer a stunning rustic home bar. The stone bar is paired with a black marble countertop which makes a luxurious twist against the raw look of the other materials. Bricks and woods perfectly blend on the wall and create a unique backdrop while metallic pendant lights highlight the bar area and enhance the drama of the atmosphere.
ID# 124523 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Artisan Builders LLC
Modern Rustic Kitchen with Stone Backsplash and Concrete Countertop Elegance
With a beautiful stone backsplash and woods, this modern rustic kitchen is magical. Reclaimed wooden cabinets match the cool, modern look of the gray concrete kitchen countertop, while the stone tile backsplash and open shelves add mountain style to the kitchen. Hand-cut wooden beams and old wooden floors create rustic air. The kitchen island with a concrete countertop adds modernity, while the farmhouse sink and dim lighting complete the kitchen.
Modern Stone Backsplash
You might think that stone backsplash is more suitable for rustic looks but that is not true! With the wide range of material options, stone backsplashes also provide a modern look. Because of their clean looks and sharp edges, stone veneers or stacked stones are more suitable to create a modern appeal. Also, you can achieve this look with marble or onyx slabs.
ID# 124525 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Mark Ashby Design
Contemporary Kitchen with Stone Backsplash and Soft Color Scheme
The soft color scheme of this contemporary kitchen offers a serene and welcoming atmosphere. White cabinets are paired with gray quartz countertops and metallic handles. The gray tile backsplash creates a sleek backdrop while adding a slight texture. Also, backsplash tiles complement the rectangular range hood with their shapes.
How to cut natural stone backsplash?
Natural stones are harder than other materials and they require specialized cutting tools. The most appropriate cutting tool for a natural stone backsplash is a wet saw with a diamond blade. This tool provides a clean cutting for all types of natural stone like marble, granite, limestone, slate, etc. When using a wet saw, the most important thing is that you need to push the tile through the saw slowly and gently. If you try to push too hard and fast, it can cause cracks on the stone. And, always wear protective clothing like gloves or goggles.
ID# 124526 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Walker Woodworking
Industrial Kitchen with Black Granite Backsplash and Countertops
In this kitchen, the interior designer captured a vintage feel while adding a modern twist. This kitchen has embraced the industrial feel with original tin exposed ceilings. Metallic pendant lights complete this industrial feel while making a warm glow above the island. The black granite backsplash and the sleek matching granite countertops provide a welcome contrast in this industrial modern kitchen and add a sense of luxury.
Stone Backsplash Colors
The biggest advantage of a stone backsplash is its endless array of color options from white to black. According to your overall look of the kitchen, you can create a clean and fresh look with white stones or be more dramatic with black ones.
White Stone Backsplash
If you want to create a clean and fresh look, there is no better option than a white backsplash. Marble is the most popular white stone type for kitchen backsplashes. The striking beauty of the marble can instantly lend sophistication to any space. Besides marble, limestone, onyx, travertine, quartz, soapstone, and granite are also popular materials.
ID# 124527 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Hobbs Jamieson Architecture
Teal Cabinets with Wood Island and White Stone Backsplash
The strong color choices make a big difference in this contemporary kitchen. Teal flat-panel cabinets create a harmonious look with the marble backsplash and countertop while the wooden kitchen island brings warmth to the atmosphere. Black counter chairs and lighting fixtures contrast with the white accents and complete the overall look of the kitchen.
ID# 124528 | Houzz.com – Credit | © JFB Custom Homes
Black and Whtie Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Quartz Details
The white quartz slab backsplash really makes this kitchen a show-stopper. It stands out between the black shaker cabinets and brings a bright and fresh look to the kitchen. The oversized range hood creates a focal point while quartz countertops create a continuous look with the backsplash. The metallic handles of the cabinetry complement the stainless steel appliances.
Gray Stone Backsplash
Gray is a versatile color that can combine with different color schemes and materials. This versatility allows you to create your dreamy kitchen. For a gray stone backsplash, just like the white, marble, granite, soapstone, limestone, travertine, and onyx can be used.
ID# 124529 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Luigi Rosselli Architects
Wooden Flat-panel Cabinets with Marble Backsplash and Metallic Accents
The combination of gray, black, and wood creates a sleek and cohesive kitchen design. The stunning appeal of the gray marble backsplash and countertops make a luxurious twist against the warm and cozy look of the wooden cabinets. The metallic accents behind the open shelves and front of the kitchen island add another layer of texture and sparkle.
How to seal the stone backsplash?
Stone is a porous material that needs to be sealed. Some types of the stone come already be sealed, but if it is not, you can hire a professional or easily do this process by yourself. After the installation of the tiles, grab a soft cotton rag, damp it with a stone sealer and rub the surfaces of the tiles. Wait 20 minutes for the sealer to soak into the stone, then wipe off with a clean cloth. Repeat this process until being sure all the surface is properly sealed. Besides the installation process, this material needs to be sealed regularly. Generally, you need to seal them every 12 months but it depends on the sealer and also the type of your backsplash material.
ID# 124530 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Oliver Green Kitchens Ltd.
Scandinavian Kitchen with Stone Backsplash and Crystal Chandeliers
This kitchen features flat white cupboards, solid wood countertops, a stone backsplash, and crystal chandeliers. Beverage coolers under the kitchen island maximize the functionality while chandeliers above the kitchen add glam to the design.
ID# 124531 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Lawlor Architects
White Flat-panel Cabinets with Black Island and Gray Stone Backsplash
In this transitional kitchen, the gray stone backsplash adds a nice texture and creates a focal point between the flat panel kitchen cabinets. Flat-panel cabinets and kitchen island serve a modern look while stone backsplash brings a rustic vibe. The wooden floor and the legs of the stools make a warmer atmosphere.
ID# 124532 | Houzz.com – Credit | Palmerston Design Consultants | © jeremykohm
Traditional Kitchen with Marble Accents and Dark Wood Floor
In this timeless kitchen, white shaker cabinets are paired with the black countertop, metallic hardware, stainless steel appliances, and marble backsplash tiles.
Black Stone Backsplash
Matching the elegant look of the black with the natural texture is a great way to create a distinctive focal point and one-of-a-kind backsplash. A black stone backsplash can instantly elevate the overall look of the kitchen.
ID# 124533 | Houzz.com – Credit | © David Small Designs
Black Marble Kitchen Island with Contrasting Textue
This kitchen reflects the beauty of modern luxury. Luxurious marble and natural wood blend perfectly in this contemporary kitchen. Black marble is used as a kitchen island, backsplash, countertop, and range hood. Red velvet counter chairs enhance the elegance of the design while circular chandeliers add a romantic vibe. Natural wood cabinets create a minimalistic look not to steal the attention from the marbles.
ID# 124534 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Columbia Cabinets
Natural Wood Cabinets with Black Stone Kitchen Walls and Metal Hood
Natural stone and reclaimed wood were used to bring the beauty of nature into the kitchen which defines the casual elegance of modern family living. Dark wood cabinets, black stone kitchen walls, and the metal range hood create an accent wall while the black kitchen island with wood countertop adds an elegant look.
How to grout porous stone tile backsplash?
When it comes to grouting the marble tiles, the first thing that you need decides the type of grout. The cement-based, epoxy-based, furan resin-based grouts are the three main grout types on the market. After you decide, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and mix the grout according to them. Apply the grout with a grout float by using a 45-degree angle and then clean with a damp sponge after you’ve allowed the tile to set for a bit. Repeat this process until all the spaces are covered with grout.
ID# 124535 | Houzz.com – Credit | © Carl Mattison Design
Contemporary Home Bar with Zebra Printed Wallpaper and Wood Shelves
This small home bar sits off the corner of the family room and offers both stylish and functional space. The tiger-printed wallpaper creates a contrasting texture while black cabinets, black marble countertop, and backsplash bring a sophisticated look. Brass handless complete this elegance while wood floating shelves allow for a display of heirloom green glassware.
Rustic Home Bar with Black Shaker Cabinets and Brick Backsplash
The stunning exposed brick wall offers a distinctive background for this small home bar. The wooden floating shelves complement the rustic appeal of the brick with their unfinished look while black shaker cabinets create an elegant look. The stainless steel countertop and the beverage cooler add an industrial appeal while spotlights on the ceiling highlight the bar area and add a dramatic feel.
Natural Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Black Pebble Stone Backsplash
The kitchen’s color scheme is tone-on-tone but beautiful material choices add drama and movement to the design. The black pebble stone backsplash adds a distinctive focal point between the wooden cabinets and contrast with the flat surface of the cabinet doors to bring movement. The same pebble stones are also used on the lower parts of the island which provide a continuous look. The stunning onyx countertop of the kitchen island is definitely a statement maker and creates a luxurious appeal with its beautiful veining.