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5 Favorites: Textural White Tile Backsplashes


5 Favorites: Textural White Tile Backsplashes

April 2, 2013

Looking for a white backsplash with more depth than the standard issue subway tile? Here's a roundup of tiles that read classic kitchen white while offering textural interest. Be careful, your dinner guests may want to reach out and touch them.

700 mismatched white tile backsplash

Above: A mosaic of mismatched white ceramic tiles in a Swedish kitchen; photo by Benedikte Ugland via Skona Hem.

700 heath dual glaze tile backsplash

Above: Each Dual Glaze Tile from Sausalito-based Heath Ceramics has "a combination of glossy and matte colors, which takes texture, contrast, and depth to a new level. Glazes are overlaid on a single tile, creating variations in reflection and the illusion of varying tile sizes within an installation." The 2-by-4-inch tiles come in four colorways (opaque white blend shown) and are priced at $45 per square foot.

700 white beveled subway tile backsplash

Above: A variation on the classic subway tile, the 3-by-6 inch Jeffrey Court Beveled Edge Pearl White Subway Tile is $4.99 per square foot at Home Depot. Photograph by Anna Kern for Skona Hem.

700 archita mosaics tile white matt

Above: I am coveting the smaller scale Archita Mosaics Tile. Made of unglazed porcelain, each tile measures 5/8 by 1-1/4 inches. Available in matte white (shown) and matte charcoal; $37.13 per 0.90 square-foot sheet at Complete Tile.

700 j weiss design backsplash

Above: Architect Jennifer Weiss used Heath Ceramics Oval Dimensional Tiles in a San Francisco kitchen. Based on original Heath designs dating back to the 1950's and 1960's, the tiles measure 3 by 9 inches and are available in more than fifty glossy, matte and crackle glazes; $77 per square foot.700 grove brickworks field tile white

Above: Create the illusion of painted brick with Grove Brickworks Field Tile, available in a choice of 16 colors (shown in sugar white). The tiles, handmade of red body clay, are half an inch thick (a bit thicker than standard tile), measure 2.25 by 8 inches, and retail for $17.50 per square foot at Waterworks.

700 distortion mosaic white tile

Above: The aptly named Distortion Mosaic Tiles are glazed porcelain with a matte white finish. Each tile measures 1-7/8 by 3-7/8 inches. Also available in black matte, black gloss, and metallic black; $27.45 per square foot at Complete Tile.

And, then there is Penny Round Tile as Kitchen Backsplash to consider.

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