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16 Favorite Marble Kitchen Backsplashes, for Maximum Drama

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16 Favorite Marble Kitchen Backsplashes, for Maximum Drama

January 25, 2021

We’re not into drama, but when it comes to kitchen designs featuring dramatic, solid marble backsplashes, we’re on board 110 percent. Here are a few of our favorite marble-clad kitchens pulled from our archives and beyond.

This British inspired kitchen has counters topped with Carrara marble that continue as a backsplash. For more, see Plain English in Brooklyn Heights: A Very Proper Elizabeth Roberts Townhouse Remodel. Photograph by Dustin Aksland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design.
Above: This British inspired kitchen has counters topped with Carrara marble that continue as a backsplash. For more, see Plain English in Brooklyn Heights: A Very Proper Elizabeth Roberts Townhouse Remodel. Photograph by Dustin Aksland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design.
I designed my own kitchen around a solid seamless Carrara marble backsplash and counters. For more on this kitchen (and the rest of the house) see Before & After: Remodelista Contributing Editor Izabella Simmons Shares Her Scandi-Inspired Remodel. Photograph by Izabella Simmons.
Above: I designed my own kitchen around a solid seamless Carrara marble backsplash and counters. For more on this kitchen (and the rest of the house) see Before & After: Remodelista Contributing Editor Izabella Simmons Shares Her Scandi-Inspired Remodel. Photograph by Izabella Simmons.
Unlacquered brass fixtures add warmth to the Carrara marble countertops, backsplash, and shelf in Steal This Look: A Glamorous London Kitchen in Marble and Brass. Photograph by Henry Bourne.
Above: Unlacquered brass fixtures add warmth to the Carrara marble countertops, backsplash, and shelf in Steal This Look: A Glamorous London Kitchen in Marble and Brass. Photograph by Henry Bourne.
A marble backsplash adds drama to this minimalist kitchen designed by London architects DRDH. For more, see Kitchen of the Week: A Culinary Space Inspired by a Painting. Photograph courtesy of DRDH.
Above: A marble backsplash adds drama to this minimalist kitchen designed by London architects DRDH. For more, see Kitchen of the Week: A Culinary Space Inspired by a Painting. Photograph courtesy of DRDH.
Seth Stein Architects revitalized a former schoolhouse in London by adding a Plain English kitchen, and clad two entire walls in marble. Photograph courtesy of Plain English; see the full kitchen in Kitchen of the Week: Plain English Goes Contemporary in a Converted London Schoolhouse.
Above: Seth Stein Architects revitalized a former schoolhouse in London by adding a Plain English kitchen, and clad two entire walls in marble. Photograph courtesy of Plain English; see the full kitchen in Kitchen of the Week: Plain English Goes Contemporary in a Converted London Schoolhouse.
The owners of this kitchen designed it themselves and opted for a Calacatta marble backsplash. For the entire house tour, see Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photography by Brian Ferry for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz.
Above: The owners of this kitchen designed it themselves and opted for a Calacatta marble backsplash. For the entire house tour, see Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photography by Brian Ferry for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz.
The minimalist galley kitchen of David Friedlander and Jacqueline Schmidt features marble countertop and backsplash in Borghini Honed Marble from Ann Sacks. To learn more see, Steal This Look: A Small but Smart Kitchen in Brooklyn). Photograph by Matthew Williams for Dwell Magazine.
Above: The minimalist galley kitchen of David Friedlander and Jacqueline Schmidt features marble countertop and backsplash in Borghini Honed Marble from Ann Sacks. To learn more see, Steal This Look: A Small but Smart Kitchen in Brooklyn). Photograph by Matthew Williams for Dwell Magazine.
The Parisian-style open shelving kitchen of life-style blogger Athena Calderone and her husband Victor features Calacatta Paonazzo marble counters paired with chalky gray cabinetry. The couple collaborated with Elizabeth Roberts on the architectural design. See more of the kitchen via Calderone&#8
Above: The Parisian-style open shelving kitchen of life-style blogger Athena Calderone and her husband Victor features Calacatta Paonazzo marble counters paired with chalky gray cabinetry. The couple collaborated with Elizabeth Roberts on the architectural design. See more of the kitchen via Calderone’s Eye Swoon Instagram account.
Ochre designer Solenne de la Fouchardiére in Paris used solid marble on both her backsplash and counters. For more, see Steal This Look: A Minimalist Glam Kitchen in Paris.
Above: Ochre designer Solenne de la Fouchardiére in Paris used solid marble on both her backsplash and counters. For more, see Steal This Look: A Minimalist Glam Kitchen in Paris.
Melbourne-based design firm Hecker Guthrie installed a dramatic marble backsplash in a Scandi-inspired home. For more, see A Melbourne Victorian’s Contemporary Overhaul by Hecker Guthrie. Photography by Shannon McGrath, courtesy of Hecker Guthrie.
Above: Melbourne-based design firm Hecker Guthrie installed a dramatic marble backsplash in a Scandi-inspired home. For more, see A Melbourne Victorian’s Contemporary Overhaul by Hecker Guthrie. Photography by Shannon McGrath, courtesy of Hecker Guthrie.
Amber Interiors of Los Angeles picked a one-piece Calacatta marble backsplash paired with dark cabinets for a kitchen in Ojai. Photograph by Tessa Neustadt.
Above: Amber Interiors of Los Angeles picked a one-piece Calacatta marble backsplash paired with dark cabinets for a kitchen in Ojai. Photograph by Tessa Neustadt.
In a kitchen in Jersey City: Carrara marble countertops and backsplash, and a kitchen island painted in Farrow & Ball&#8
Above: In a kitchen in Jersey City: Carrara marble countertops and backsplash, and a kitchen island painted in Farrow & Ball’s Railings. For more, see Before & After: A Modern Makeover for a Circa-1850s Row House in Jersey City. Photograph by Haris Kenjar.
A minimalist indoor-outdoor marble kitchen by owners of a semidetached Victorian in Dulwich, South London. For more, see Kitchen of the Week: The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Kitchen. Photograph courtesy of JJ Locations.
Above: A minimalist indoor-outdoor marble kitchen by owners of a semidetached Victorian in Dulwich, South London. For more, see Kitchen of the Week: The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Kitchen. Photograph courtesy of JJ Locations.
In this London chef&#8
Above: In this London chef’s kitchen, a white Carrara marble backsplash runs the entire length and is matched by the same material on the countertop. For more, see In the Kitchen with Skye Gyngell, London’s Chef du Jour. Photograph by Alexis Hamilton for British Standard.
Designed by architect Elizabeth Roberts, this Brooklyn townhouse kitchen features a Vermont soapstone backsplash and counters. See more of the kitchen and house tour via Remodelista post: Serial Remodelers Settle Down: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvention from Elizabeth Roberts. Photograph by Dustin Askland.
Above: Designed by architect Elizabeth Roberts, this Brooklyn townhouse kitchen features a Vermont soapstone backsplash and counters. See more of the kitchen and house tour via Remodelista post: Serial Remodelers Settle Down: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvention from Elizabeth Roberts. Photograph by Dustin Askland.
A Carrara marble backsplash extends from the countertops to the ceiling in this Plain English Kitchen design. To learn more, see Steal This Look: A Subtly Glamorous Kitchen in North London. Photograph courtesy of Plain English Kitchen.
Above: A Carrara marble backsplash extends from the countertops to the ceiling in this Plain English Kitchen design. To learn more, see Steal This Look: A Subtly Glamorous Kitchen in North London. Photograph courtesy of Plain English Kitchen.

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