When it comes to selecting backsplash options for a modern farmhouse style, there really seems to be many options that will work. From patterned options to classic subway tile, it really comes down to your personal design tastes and what you feel will work for you. This is one of the best things about home decor in my opinion because pretty much anything goes. If you love it, then it can work. Styles can be mixed to create the perfect combination of style that fits your families personality and lifestyle.
When it came to our backsplash tile for the kitchen, our intial plan was to keep it simple and classic. Clean, white subway tile with dark grout was the original plan. As the kitchen plans began to finalize we decided we wanted to do something with a bit more “wow” factor.
We debated on herringbone, a more modern hexagon tile but settled on a patterned tile with a unique finish. We are loving our choice but there are so many ways we could have gone so today I’ve rounded up so of my favorite backsplash options perfect for your farmhouse style kitchen!
Simple and Classic Kitchen Backsplash Tile
Classic subway tile never goes out of style and it works with many different styles. If you are one to change your mind or that likes to try new styles, then a simple and classic option may be the perfect way to go. I tried rounding up neutral options in a variety of styles. Simple white is forever classic. The beveled edge option adds a bit of an upscale look. The long and narrow option has a more modern vibe as does the glass option. The antiqued option (no. 5) feels more traditional to me but neutral all the same. Whatever your personal preference, these are great options that will look good for years to come!
Herringbone Kitchen Backsplash Tile
Another super classic design but with a twist. Herringbone tile always has a more elevated look in my opinion. It’s still clean and timeless but dressed up a bit more. This can also feel more modern and fresh depending on the style of tile you go with. The marble is timeless and classic just like the pattern while the 2-tone and striped herringbone options have a more graphic feel. The darker tile has almost an industrial vibe while the glass and shell options feel modern and kind of coastal inspired.
Rustic Tile Basksplash
For some, farmhouse includes a fair amount of rustic. Adding in rustic touches keeps a remodel from looking completely new which was something we considered in our own kitchen project. While rustic can mean different things to different people, to me, rustic often feels distressed or more raw or unfinished so I’ve rounded up everything from natural stone to faux brick pavers to travertine. The mixed metal tile also fits in here because of the metal.
Patterned Backsplash Tile
Patterned tiles aren’t for everyone and like most of the other options can fit in a variety of styles. In a kitchen where most of the surfaces are plain, I love the idea of a patterned backsplash (or floor) to add interest to the space. This is the direction we decided to go in our kitchen opting for tile No. 4. It’s patterned but a bit distresses so while it’s a statement, it’s not as bold as say No. 3.
Whatever your personal taste, I hope I’ve given you some ideas or inspiration. While I know there are hundreds, if not thousands of other options I could have included, there are the categories I considered for our own modern farmhouse kitchen remodel. I’d love to hear your favorites or if there is something you feel I missed. Leave a comment below and let me know.