Tile Favorites For A Farmhouse Kitchen Design

In a recent blog, we offered tips for designing the perfect farmhouse kitchen, but today, let’s dig a little deeper into this popular look by focusing on backsplash tile options. White subway tile has long been a staple of the modern farmhouse kitchen, thanks to its simple lines that compliment another farmhouse favorite, white Shaker cabinets. But you don’t have to limit yourself to the basics, no matter how beloved they may be. Custom color kitchen cabinets finishes are also right on point in a farmhouse kitchen, and so are colorful backsplash tile shapes and patterns that go beyond traditional white subway tile. Here are a few fun alternatives to consider.

A Tisket A Tasket

Basketweave tile patterns offer a unique, dimensional look and can be the perfect addition to a farmhouse kitchen design. Our new Azula Basketweave Mosaic Tile is a pretty style crafted from natural marble, with cool gray tones and dark blue accents for a timeless look. Another lovely new style, Angora Basketweave, effortlessly blends soft hues of creamy beige and gray in polished marble. Or opt for our classic Carrara White, or Arabesato Carrara Basketweave pattern, the later of which features the light gray tones of classic Carrara marble with black accents typically seen in the modern farmhouse style.

Weathered Barnwood

Wood-look tile is perfect for use as flooring in a farmhouse kitchen, since it is impervious to water damage unlike real hardwood, but it can also serve as beautiful backsplash tile. Our Carolina Timber ceramic wood-look tile comes in shades of gray, beige or white, with two distinct sizes to choose from. All offer that weathered, barnwood look that is popular with homeowners today. They also pair beautifully with white Shaker cabinets and can bring a bit of warmth and casual elegance to your kitchen design. 

Color In Bloom

Traditional white subway tile is always in style, but sometimes you want to add a fun pop of color to your kitchen backsplash. Glass tile backsplash options offer a fresh twist on the traditional subway tile look, with unique shades like teal or emerald, or grays, greens and browns that provide a hint of subtle color for contrast and visual interest. Other colorful new options include Azul Scallop, or our Azula Hex, Hatchwork or Floret mosaic tile that combines white with sweet shades of light or dark blue

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