Backsplashes might be tiny and take up only a small part in the bathroom. It won’t go more than a few centimeters’ spaces between the vanity sink and the mirror. However, backsplashes often become the scene-stealer, stand out as the most prominent point of the overall design. Take a look at our collection of bathroom backsplash ideas to create a more stylish look.
Aside from being the attractive feature in a bathroom, backsplashes actually serve a more practical function. It protects the wall from dampness and moisture caused by the splashing water because of the countertop used. There is an endless variety of choices on how you can style the backsplash from using natural stone, colorful mosaic, or statement color to enhance the look and making it more attractive. Pick the most suitable style that will match your preference.
Backsplash can surprisingly become a horizontal accent wall placed behind the vanity sink. On top of that, pick a contrasting color to make it more stand out. As seen in the picture, the blue tiles breathe life to the white and wooden bathroom, becoming the most stand out feature.
Before seeing the picture, you might never think that blue can match pretty well among the neutral palette. Thanks to the vividness of the color, the vanity cabinet looks prominent, as well as the circle mosaic tiles on the tiny space between the countertop and the large mirror. The tiles are well-picked since it also adds quirkiness to the look.
This wooden and natural stone-dominated bathroom design is both traditional and luxurious. In the company of marble countertop, the travertine backsplash tiles strengthen the neutral palette with their earthy appearance. The tiny tiles make a strong statement as it is lined across the wall.
This tiny bathroom unites many elements from nature. The square wall tiles preserve its natural look, as well as the equally stylish wooden leg sink. While the bathroom has a quite high ceiling, the colorful backsplash tiles visually separate it into two parts.
This vanity area is composed of soft pastel colors, creating a modern look around this corner. The transitioning area between vanity countertop and mirror is beautified by the thin and detailed glass tiles in matching color as the rest of the design. The color transition effect gives an aesthetic touch to the backsplash.
Designing a tiny powder room can be tricky since you don’t have much space to begin with. But this simple and sophisticated layout is easy to be adopted, along with the backsplash idea. The wall is visually separated into three sections: black-pitch wall, subway glass tiles, and wooden vanity cabinet. The backsplash area is extended to balance the high ceiling.
Nothing can beat the luxury presented by natural stone. While marble stone might be too common, you may opt for granite stone. The picture above shows how to highlight the vanity area without straying too far from the main palette. The backsplash is the extension of the countertop, thus appear in the same material and texture as it does.
This traditional bath consists of gray on various shades, from the classic, seamless floor tiling, the wall paint, even to the ornate mirror between the glass sconces. Interestingly, the backsplash area was built right from the floor, in the same gray color but a lighter shade, creating a luxurious impression with its marble features.
Detailed tiles are highly recommended to fill in the blank between the vanity countertop and the large mirror. Since the rest of the room is coated in gray, the backsplash tiles are following suit. The leaf design on the tiles makes the feature looking prominent.
Here is another extended backsplash idea you can use for the bathroom. Comprised of neutral colors, the backsplash has a light cream color. Since the large tiles wouldn’t be suitable for the small space above the sink, they only cover the lower half of the wall instead. Note that the backsplash tiles are the same as in the shower box.
With clean lines and supported by natural lights from the large windows, each feature of the bathroom stands out perfectly. Luckily, the sharp marble look that makes up the backsplash and vanity countertop isn’t overshadowed. It strengthens the element of luxury, which is already presented through the marble wall in the shower area.
Mini subway tiles are the perfect choice for the tiny backsplash area. It gives accent to the bright blue walls with its black color, channeling the dark brown floating vanity cabinet. The mini tiles also match the detailed floor tiles under it. Another detail that you shouldn’t miss out is the small space between the backsplash and the mirror frame.
Another idea of mini subway tiles to fill in the backsplash. The four rows of the tiles are enough to accentuate the once an empty space, with matching color as the floating under sink storage. The backsplash is even extended to the side up to the edge, cabinet-wide.
Aside from being functional, backsplashes often designed in style. But this one is the perfect example of a multipurpose backsplash, both protecting the wall and give you extra storage to put the toiletries on. On top of that, it made of marble materials.
When choosing tiles color for the backsplash, you might often go for contrasting ones so that it will be noticeable. But it’s not always the case because these neutral-colored tiles, which embrace the primary theme, appear to be balancing yet still stand out despite its subtle color and pattern.
Have a strong rustic style with warm vibes from the table lamps, the bathroom only has a natural touch in every element. While the vanity table and wall are made of wood, the pebble stones are arranged to set them apart in the form of a backsplash. It enriches the rustic design uniquely.
Leave minimalism for a while, and let’s play with some vivid colors for this particular powder room. Since the wall has an energizing orange look, the sink appears subtly in white. The backsplash livens up the design with its quirky-shaped tiles, integrating three different colors that appear in the room.
A backsplash can be made firmly visible but still stylish. The single marble slap which covers the wall above the sink is too obvious but becomes a unique accent of the corner. It even works as a perfect “house” for the golden faucet.
If you don’t want to extend the tiles, why don’t you extend the sink instead? This long vanity cabinet has its own mosaic backsplash tiles. Still, the sink is a quirky feature with its extended upper area. It creates a traditional mood with this old-fashioned model.
Wainscoting the wall gives a traditional look for this tiny bathroom, supported by the classic pedestal sink. But since the wainscoting is higher than the sink itself, you can take advantage of it and use it as your backsplash! You may do this when you are in a tight budget but don’t want to give up the backsplash area.
In this bathroom design, the square-and-tiny brown tiles separate several areas, such as the tub edge and the upper part of the wall tiles. Of course, you can also use it to visually separate the countertop and the mirror, making it a stylish backsplash to complete your bathroom design.
When you already have marble stone as your countertop, having it as your backsplash could be too much and not vary. The rough-surfaced travertine tiles could save the design, even when they come in identical color as the marble. You can create an accent with a few dark-colored tiles.
The definition of classic, the white subway tiles for black and white bathrooms make a timeless design. More than just backsplash, the tiles take up 2/3 part of the wall, thus making it a part of the backsplash as well.