Tiles, patterns, materials and more! It’s time to talk about one of your best opportunities to add personal flair to your kitchen–the backsplash! It's more than just a practical addition to protect your walls from splatters and spills; it's a canvas where your style and creativity can shine. Oxland Builders has repeatedly seen how a thoughtfully chosen backsplash can transform a kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary. We’re here to guide you through the latest trends and timeless ideas in kitchen backsplashes so you can plan your Seacoast New Hampshire kitchen remodel with this important detail on point.


The Rising Stars in Kitchen Backsplash Trends

2024 backsplash trends are all about ultimate customization. Here are some of the rising trends we have noticed in our Rockingham County kitchen remodeling projects lately.

Subtle Elegance

The trend is leaning towards backsplashes that complement rather than overpower the kitchen's design. Think soft, muted colors and simple patterns that add a touch of elegance without being too overwhelming.

Texture Talks

Textured tiles are in! They add depth and interest to your kitchen. Whether it’s the 3D effect of embossed tiles, tumbled natural stone, or the rustic charm of handcrafted ceramics, these options bring a tactile element to your space.

Mosaic backsplash in Seacoast, NH kitchen remodel with square and rectangular tiles

Bold Patterns

For those who love a bit of drama, bold patterns continue to make a big splash. From intricate geometric designs to large-scale prints, these backsplashes are for kitchens that really want to make a statement.

Floral kitchen tile backsplash with task lighing in New Hampshire kitchen remodel

Mix and Match

Playing with different materials and finishes is a trend that’s here to stay. Combining glass with metal or stone with ceramic creates a unique and personalized look.

Eco-friendly Materials

Materials that are sustainable yet stylish are increasingly sought after. Recycled glass tiles or repurposed materials offer a backsplash solution that’s both beautiful and kind to the planet.

Exploring Backsplash Patterns and Textures

Let's talk about patterns and textures - the elements that truly bring character and depth to your kitchen space. At Oxland Builders, we've seen firsthand how the right pattern or texture can completely transform a kitchen's ambiance.

Herringbone and Chevron Backsplashes

These geometric patterns have been a favorite for their sophisticated and dynamic appeal. They offer a contemporary twist to any kitchen, adding movement and interest. 

white kitchen cabinets with herringbone backsplash in New Hampshire kitchen remodel

Mosaic Tile Magic

Mosaic tiles, with their intricate designs and diverse color palettes, can infuse personality into your kitchen. They're perfect for creating a statement piece or a striking backsplash design behind the stove.

Classic Subway Tiles

The timeless charm of subway tiles continues to captivate. Their simple, clean lines and versatile arrangement options (think beyond the classic brick pattern) make them a go-to choice for a range of kitchen styles.

New Hampshire kitchen remodel with white subway tile and dark gray shaker cabinets

Natural Stone Elegance

For a touch of organic beauty, natural stone tiles in materials like marble or slate offer unique textures and patterns inherent in the stone itself, bringing an earthy and elegant feel to the kitchen.

Thinking Beyond Tile: Non-Tile Backsplash Ideas

Some projects find great success in moving away from traditional tiles. There are numerous innovative materials that can serve as stunning backsplashes, adding a unique flair to your kitchen.

Glass Panels

Sleek and modern, large glass panels can make your kitchen look more spacious while offering a seamless and clean look. They are also incredibly easy to clean – a simple wipe-down does the trick.

Stainless Steel

For a more industrial or modern look, stainless steel backsplashes are a practical and stylish choice. They are durable, heat resistant, and perfect for that chic, contemporary kitchen.

Reclaimed Wood

Bringing a rustic and warm feel, reclaimed wood backsplashes are perfect for a farmhouse-style kitchen. They add texture and a sense of coziness while being environmentally friendly.

Mirror Backsplashes

Mirrored backsplashes can add depth and light to smaller kitchens, creating an illusion of space. They can range from traditional mirrored panels to antiqued finishes for a more subdued effect.

Solid Surface Materials

Materials like quartz or Corian offer a seamless and modern backsplash option that can contrast countertops or provide sleek continuity from the workspace. Available in a multitude of colors and patterns, they can mimic natural stone or offer bold, uniform colors for a contemporary look.


Elegance in Details: Backsplash Edge Trim Ideas

The edge trim of your backsplash can be likened to the perfect frame for a beautiful painting. It's not just a finishing touch; it's a detail that can significantly elevate the overall look of your kitchen backsplash. When chosen thoughtfully, edge trim adds a polished appearance and can even become a subtle design feature in its own right.

When selecting the right trim, consider the following.

  • Complement Your Style: Choose a trim that aligns with the overall style of your kitchen. For a modern look, sleek and minimalistic trims work well, while more ornate trims can complement traditional or rustic styles.
  • Contrast or Blend: Decide whether you want the trim to stand out as an accent or blend seamlessly with the backsplash. Contrasting colors can draw the eye, while a harmonious color scheme can create a cohesive look.
  • Material Matters: From stainless steel to ceramic, the material of the trim should complement both the backsplash and other elements in your kitchen for a unified aesthetic.

Black countertops in L-shaped kitchen remodel

Oxland Builders specializes in bringing intricate and beautiful backsplash designs to life. Whether you're in Rockingham County, Seacoast, or the surrounding New Hampshire areas, our team is dedicated to helping you create a kitchen that not only looks fantastic but also reflects your unique taste and lifestyle. Contact us today to start your journey towards a kitchen that’s as beautiful as it is functional.