Blue glass tiles backsplash in rustic kitchen

14 Kitchen Tiles Design Images

Originally contributed by • last updated 5/18/2021

Oceania Azul
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The Home Depot

Whether you're remodeling from the ground up or just giving it a quick facelift, one of the most crucial parts of your kitchen's design is the tiles you choose.

Should the white subway backsplash go all the way up the wall? Do you go the traditional route with your floor tiles? Or perhaps experiment with different shapes and patterns?

If you've asked yourself these things to only end up with more questions than answers, you've come to the right place.

We've gathered some of the most popular kitchen tile designs homeowners have included in their dwellings. And they may just be the inspiration you need to turn your cooking area into the kitchen of your dreams.

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Kitchen Floor Tiles Design

Rune Enstad
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Unsplash

Kitchen floor tiles come in plenty of shapes and sizes. They also come in a variety of materials, including porcelian, ceramic, marble, and cement. This is why it may be quite overwhelming to decide on the flooring design of your cooking space.

One way to make this decision simpler is by matching the backsplash and floor tiles, like the kitchen in the exmaple does. In doing so, you'll simplify the design process in a way that works for you.

Take a look at these stunning porcelain tiles that mimic the appearance of wood flooring. They are applied to both the floor and walls for effortless cohesion in such a modern way.

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Modern Kitchen Tiles Design

Max Vakhtbovych
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Pexels

The wood-like tiles are also featured this modern kitchen with the herringbone flooring pattern. It's a non-traditional design that's just as chic as it is unique.

Furthermore, the tiles complement the sleek cabinets, blue backsplash, and waterfall granite of the lower cabinets.

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Monochromatic, Simple Kitchen Wall Tiles Design

Roam In Color
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Unsplash

Sometimes simple is best. But keeping a design minimal doesn't mean you're limited to conventional approaches. Instead, consider exploring unique shapes, styles, and patterns like this monochromatic kitchen does.

While the cabinets, backsplash, and island are all shades of white, each element has a quirky characteristic. The cabinets, for example, feature leather handles. The island is a stunning waterfall with grey veins rippling through it. 

And the backsplash tiles, most notably, break from the square and rectangular mold with their hexagon shape. These are all simple divergences from traditional cooking spaces that certainly bring the wow factor.

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Subway Tile Designs Kitchen

Collov Home Design
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Unsplash

No matter how much you try to stray from a conventional kitchen tiles design, you may find yourself falling back on classic styles. And that's totally okay; it's your kitchen after all!

One of those traditional looks you may have your eye on is the subway tile. The classic, rectangular form comes in a variety of colors, but the most common (and timeless!) are white subway tiles.

Take a look at how beautifully they're incorporated in this modern kitchen with stunning navy cabinets. The white tiles, with grey grout, are applied all the way up the walls for a chic, yet minimal finish.

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Kitchen Vinyl Tile

VEELIKE
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Amazon

Why choose vinyl tiles for your kitchen makeover? Well for starters, they're super inexpensive. This is especially true when compared to the prices of porcelain, ceramic, and marble.

Vinyl tiles are also very easy to install. Whether they're peel-and-stick or drop and lock, vinyl allows you to skip the messy grout process and cleanup.

And best of all, vinyl tiles come in as many colors, patterns, and finishes as traditional flooring. So rest assured that choosing vinyl won't limit your design options when refacing the heart of your home.

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Kitchen Tiles Design — Black And White

Naomi Hébert
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Unsplash

The black and white motif is a staple throughout many kitchen tiles design pictures we've found. This spacious cooking area uses the juxtaposition of white cabinets against a black backsplash so well. The backsplash tiles add sophistication with the balance of both matte and glossy finishes.

But this theme of dark against light doesn't just stop there. It's also carried throughout the entire space with the white island and walls contrasting the black light fixtures and bar stools. The result is a cohesive space that screams luxury.

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Kitchen Design With Mosaic Tiles

Ceramica Sant’Agostino
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BV Tile and Stone

Mosaic tiles come in a variety of shapes and forms. But we're particularly loving the retro tiles in this eccentric kitchen. The ceramic porcelain tiles by Ceramica Sant’Agostino take on a nostalgic Italian pattern.

This brown, black, and white design is used as both a stunning backsplash and partial flooring. It's such a clever way to add cohesion to the space without completely overpowering the rest of the kitchen's style. Talk about a lovely kitchen tiles design! 

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Ceramic Tile Kitchen Floor

Elite Tile
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Wayfair

Much like the retro design above, these ceramic floor tiles are inspired by intricate cement tiles. As such, they effortlessly provide a pop of eccentricity to any kitchen.

This may not appeal to those who prefer a minimal style in their home. But those who are more daring in their design adventures will certainly appreciate the character these bold tiles add to their home.

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Tiled Kitchen Island Designs

Sara Simon
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Handsome Salt

Don't limit your kitchen tiles to just the floor and walls. Instead, continue the tiling ventures onto other parts of your kitchen — like the island. This is quite a popular theme in the kitchen tiles design images we've seen.

Sara Simon of Handsome Salt Interior Design shares how simple it can be to transform your kitchen island with the use of tile. Whether they be peel-and-stick, ceramic, or even marble, tiles can add a bold (or subtle!) accent to your food prepping area.

Just take a look at the black and white pattern on the front of this waterfall island. It's a simple kitchen tiles design that adds such effortless chicness to a space that's already radiating with color.

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Peel-And-Stick Tiles For Kitchen

Home Art Stickers
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Etsy

What do you do if you want to update your backsplash without all the mess of demolition? The answer's an easy one: invest in self-adhesive tiles.

Peel-and-stick tiles are just as their name suggest — you peel away the backing and simply stick the square onto your existing tiles. No mess or headaches. It's that easy, and not to mention, relatively inexpensive!

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Kitchen Tile Paint

Sarah Symonds
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Grace in my Space

Or you can ditch the self-adhesive tiles altogether. Instead, consider giving your kitchen backsplash a super simple (and affordable!) update with paint.

Sarah of Grace in my Space shares the easy process of scrubbing the tiles, priming, and then applying the paint. Two coats of paint transformed her textured brown tiles into dreamy white faux-bricks.

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Kitchen Ceiling Tiles

METALLAIRE Fans Copper
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Armstrong Ceilings

If tiling your kitchen island isn't enough to convince you that tiles don't just belong on the floor and walls, then perhaps this will. The stunning accent in this modern kitchen was created by — yup, you guessed it — applying tiles to a section of the ceiling.

Tin ceiling panels are quite a common design in cooking spaces. They add a rustically chic element to any kitchen area they inhabit. And maybe it's the exact homely touch the heart of your dwelling is craving.

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Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash

Oceania Azul
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The Home Depot

Glass tiles are incredibly popular in kitchen designs and it's not hard to see why. Their glossy appearance radiates a stunning luster like no other.

The varying shades of blue in this kitchen backsplash evoke charming ocean vibes that we're so here for. But it's the shiny finish that takes these tiles to the next level of crashing waves.

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Hexagon Kitchen Floor Tiles

Clayton
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Unsplash

If hexagon tiles can be applied to a backsplash, then it goes without saying that they belong on the floor too. This space uses hexagon flooring so effectively.

The geometric tiles match the kitchen's backsplash in color. But where the two diverge is in their shapes which juxtapose each other — in the best way possible!