Granite countertops are one of the most coveted elements of a stylish kitchen. Plus with almost endless varieties of colors and patterns they can easily fit into any design style.
But how to mix and match things for the best possible effect? One of the most important things, besides the style of your kitchen cabinets is choosing a backsplash that will compliment your granite countertops perfectly. Check out these different design ideas below and get inspired!
Notice how a dark granite works perfectly with a metallic backsplash made of natural slate with no joint grouts for an even more sophisticated finish. This mix of metallic gray and sparkling black goes perfectly with the light caramel tone of natural wooden kitchen cabinets. The shade of the backsplash brings out the lighter tones in the granite – black, white and gray hues are the most common as accent colors occurring in this kind of stone, but you can also find slabs with pink, yellow, orange, blue, brown and green touches. Echoing them in the backsplash is a simple recipe for a stunning yet balanced effect.
This piece of granite is so striking that the entire kitchen barely needs any other decor besides it. Rustic cabinets, simple flooring, and understated dark gray tiles let this amazing granite slab showcase it beauty. Notice how the rhomb tiles mimic the golden accents in the granite making the backsplash compliment the countertops even more!
Another way to accentuate your dark granite countertops is to contrast them with a backsplash which is matte and in a very light hue. Tiles made out of a natural stone are more expensive than the ceramic ones but definitely worth every penny!
White and glossy
The power of this combo is in its simplicity with a dash of glamour. Both surfaces are equally glossy, but the white tiles with just a touch of gray work perfectly with dark gray granite countertops. Both hues bring the best in each other. Thanks to their understated colors, both surfaces look good together even though they both feauture a high-gloss finish.
Simple subway style white tiles are stunning in their minimalistic beauty and accentuate the light hue of these granite countertops. They bring out the sparkly properties of quartz and mica in the granite. Overall light colors give this interior a fresh and stylish vibe. Plus the entire space is extremely well-lit which makes it feel even more spacious and chic.
This Delicatus granite countertops look truly stunning but leave some room for some other bold design solutions such as this patterned backsplash which is extremely eye-catching and gives the entire kitchen a designer feel. Notice how the space is rather classic but these striking design choices make it stand out from the crowd. Another way to create such effect is to use a wallpaper secured with a piece of glass on top of it so you don’t have to worry that it will get damaged.
Statement piece backsplash
Light-colored granite countertops look extra stylish in this modern kitchen. Look at this unusual take on the backsplash which was limited to just one vertical zone. Dark and glossy, these mosaic tiles create a focal point for the entire space and compliment the light hue of the granite slabs. Plus the shade of the mosaic brings out the darker accents in the countertops in a truly sophisticated way.
Keep it low
How about doing a very small backsplash and using the same granite as on the countertops? It looks simple and stylish and works with many interior design styles! Plus, you can add a regular backsplash on top of it.
Glass tiles work perfectly with granite countertops as they match their glossy finish. Opt for complimenting or contrasting hues. Here the light greenish hue compliments the golden beige and makes a perfect interior together with the wooden ceiling and cabinets. Light gray walls cool things down a bit and don’t let the interior appear too fiery.
Keep things bold and simple
One way to do so is to opt for the same granite slab both for the countertops and the backsplash. It will look extremely stylish and the simplicity of a granite backsplash gives it an art-like look. And if you want to incorporate other shade of granite or even another kind of natural stone like marble, limestone, travertine or slate, go ahead as natural stones are usually very easy to mix and match!
There’s something alluring about glossy mosaic tiles – they add just enough of intricacy to the entire kitchen and work perfectly when matched with granite countertops. In this kitchen, the designer opted for dark hues which make it all look even more stylish. Plus the glossy surface of the backsplash tiles shines even brighter when matched against the chic matte look of the countertops. You can also do it the other way and opt for a matte backsplash and glossy countertops!
Large glass tiles
Large glass tiles provide a more striking and bold effect and when picked in a distinctive yet muted down color make a perfect backsplash for any granite countertops.
Notice how all of the backsplash tiles are the same, yet only the way they were glued on differs. It’s a subtle but interesting twist on the traditional backsplash which is completely enough to make this classic kitchen more interesting. Plus the shade of the granite works perfectly with the hardwood flooring which makes the kitchen look well-designed and harmonious.
This kitchen is as elegant and chic as a kitchen can be. The simplicity of white granite countertops is transferred to the white and glossy cabinets, the lamp and contrasted by a dark wooden floor and black dining furniture. But the golden super-glossy backsplash steals the show and instantly catches your attention. If you want to incorporate such backsplash that’s the way to do it to keep things stunning and not tacky. Plus look how the spot lighting helps the backsplash tiles shine even brighter. Proper lighting is a must have when it comes to accentuating both your kitchen backsplash and the countertops – these items are usually poorly-lit because of the upper cabinets right above them so it’s really worth to either incorporate some spot lights as in this interior or opting for some LED tape.