27 Beautiful Blue Backsplash Kitchen Ideas
Looking for a kitchen backsplash that will stand out and stand the test of time? Blue tile is the ideal choice–with numerous shades and shapes available, you’re sure to find a blue tile backsplash that’s perfect for your design style and looks right at home in your kitchen.
If “numerous shades and shapes” sounds intimidating don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From free samples to free design assistance, Fireclay is here to help every step of the way. We’ve even curated a sample pack of our favorite blue glazes, so you can preview your new backsplash in the comfort of your home.
Looking for a different shade? We’ve got over 100 hand-mixed glazes to choose from. Plus, our recycled clay body is stronger than the average porcelain tile, making Fireclay Tile an always enduring and perenially beautiful choice for backsplashes.
We’ve rounded up 27 of our favorite kitchens with a blue tile backsplash to spark your inspiration. Bonus: if you fall in love with one of these looks, our tile experts can help replicate these backsplashes in your kitchen with our free (yep, free!) design assistance.
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1. Dive Into Deep Blue
A bold backsplash leaves a lasting impression, especially in an otherwise neutral kitchen. We love how the beautiful simplicity of vertical straight-set tile lets the mesmerizing blue glaze shine in this airy kitchen.
Tile Shown: 2x8 in Aegean Sea // Design: Terracotta Design Build // Image: Jeff Herr
2. Coordinate Your Cabinetry
What’s better than a blue backsplash? A blue kitchen! This stunning space uses specialty-shaped blue tile and cabinets in two shades of blue to create a beautiful heart of the home.
Tile Shown: Chaine Homme in Slate Blue // Design: Benita Cooper Design // Image: Michael Anthony Murphy
3. Trim It Off
Sometimes less is more impactful, as the geometric blue backsplash in this kitchen demonstrates. The watery blue tile is trimmed with a stunning combination of 1x6 Flat Liner and wood halfway up the wall to perfectly balance out the vaulted ceiling.
4. A Scalloped Dream
Another example of trim being used to exercise stunning restraint, these scalloped wall tiles add a sweet dose of whimsy to this well-appointed kitchen. We love how the understated matte finish of the blue glaze complements the soft tones and rounded features in this space.
5. Flower Power
Make your kitchen reflect your unique design perspective, like this new traditional space in which Handpainted Tile in a custom blue and white motif provides a perennial take on florals.
Tile Shown: Handpainted Sintra in custom colorway // Design: Annabode Interior Design // Image: S. Brenner Photography
6. Consider Brick
Handmade floor and wall tile add just the right amount of industrial style to this kitchen. Turquoise Brick displays stunning color variation along the backsplash, strikingly coordinating with the rustic hexagon floor tiles.
7. Gorgeously Geometric
Deep cerulean blue tile outlined in bright white grout offers up geometric eye candy in this modern kitchen.
Tile Shown: Hexite in Adriatic Sea // Design: Kelly Martin Interiors // Image: Meghan Beierle
8. Keep It Classic
White subway tile is timeless–and for good reason–so this kitchen builds on the classic a bit with blue subway tile that exudes cool coastal vibes against the white cabinets.
Tile Shown: 3x6 in Crater Lake // Design: JL Interior Design // Image: Thomas Kuoh
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9. Dial Up The Drama
Navy blue tile is a sophisticated way to add drama to your kitchen that’s a bit more approachable than black. This charming kitchen makes the blue backsplash even more special by letting the hexagon pattern shine with an uncut natural finish at the top.
Tile Shown: 6" Hexagon in Navy Blue // Design: Kate Arends
10. Try Triangles
Blue elongated triangles arranged into rectangular patterns create a crossed-out subway tile look in this modern kitchen, where the glossy blue leaves a memorable impression among white cabinets.
Tile Shown: Scalene Triangle in Adriatic Sea // Design: Gatling Design // Image: Gail Owens // Installer: Franke Contracting
11. Powdery Blue On Point
Modern meets industrial in this kitchen area, where a floor of cement, tile in powdery blue diamonds, and sleek cabinetry work together to create one cohesive space.
Tile Shown: Large Diamond in Morning Thaw // Design: A Green Haus // Image: Stylish Detroit // Installer: Detroit Achievement Academy
12. Get The H-Factor
Make an unforgettable interior design statement with interlocking H-shaped tile in an elegant indigo hue and a sumptuous matte finish. The coordinating kitchen island further enhances the upscale aesthetic.
Tile Shown: Chaine Homme in Blue Velvet // Design: Noz Design // Image: Colin Price Photography
13. Modern Honeycomb
The color variation of the green-blue glaze on this hexagon tile creates a cool-hued honeycomb effect right at home in this modern kitchen.
Tile Shown: 4" Hexagon in Amalfi Coast // Design: True Home Restorations // Image: Hetler Photography
14. Go For A Glassy Glow
Blue glass tile adds a cool-toned modern vibe and casts a subtle glow in the kitchen. Impervious to water, a glass tile backsplash is also a great choice for bathroom vanities or even wetter areas like swimming pools.
Glass Tile Shown: 3x12 in Dove Matte // Design: Tara Felice Interiors // Image: Sarah Rossi
15. Embrace Escher
Mosaic tile in a geometric Escher pattern makes this backsplash optically alluring, while the teal glaze invokes vibrant energy into the boho kitchen.
Tile Shown: Small Diamond Sheeted in Naples Blue // Design: Myri Dujovne, SOF DESIGN // Image: Myri Dujovne // Installer: Future Vision Remodeling
16. Don’t Shy Away From Shape
A backsplash column of the sinuous Paseo Tile draws your eye as soon as you step into this cottage kitchen. We love how the pattern is laser-focused in one area, showing how sometimes a smaller footprint can have a larger impact.
Tile Shown: Paseo in Aegean Sea // Design + Image + Installer: Kaity Farrell
17. Pair With Bright Appliances
An icy blue backsplash might not have been the first tile choice you’d think to pair with bright orange appliances, but this midcentury kitchen shows how stunning the unexpected combination really is.
Tile Shown: Hexite in Glacier Bay // Design: Lindsey Engler Interiors // Image: Kelly Ann Photography
18. Pick Picket
Picket Tile is our most popular specialty shape, and this timeless kitchen demonstrates why. The cool blue lattice-like backsplash adds eye-catching visual interest among the white cabinets and neutral countertop.
Tile Shown: Picket in Caribbean // Design: Pheasant Lane Designs // Image: Linda Pordon Photography
19. Create A Focal Point
Create a fantastic focal point above the stove with specialty-shaped blue tile, like this Slate Blue Mini Star & Cross, framed in by matching trim pieces.
20. Show Off Color Variation
If you love the look of a glaze’s wide-ranging color variation, why not show it off? This eclectic kitchen plays up Tiki Blue glaze’s handmade variation with a parquet pattern backsplash.
Tile Shown: 3x6 in Tiki Blue // Design: Lily Spindle Design // Image: Michele Thomas
21. Make It Midcentury Modern
A backsplash of Small Diamond Tile in deep blue Azul glaze speaks to Midcentury Modern’s simple forms and clean lines and is perfectly paired with minimalist white cabinets and walnut accents to enhance the Mid-Mod vibes.
Want to see more Midcentury kitchens? Check out this blog post.
Tile Shown: Small Diamond Sheeted in Azul // Design: Destination Eichler // Image: John Shum, Destination Eichler
22. A Touch of Industrial
Powdery blue Brick clads this open kitchen’s backsplash, giving off just the right amount of industrial vibes while framing a picture-worthy view through the ample windows that extend into the living room.
Brick Shown: Great Smoky // Design: Design Harmony // Image: Holland Photography
23. Lean Into Rich Tones
A saturated blue tile backsplash and rich wood cabinetry give this traditional kitchen no shortage of visual interest with bold tones and eye-catching shapes galore.
Tile Shown: Star & Cross in Aegean Sea // Design: Fiddlehead Design Group // Image: Scott Amundson
24. Make A Splash
This contemporary kitchen benefits from a wall of Wave Tile with a rippling blue glaze that draws the eye side to side like rolling waves in the sea.
Tile Shown: Wave in Naples Blue // Design: Fernanda Conrad
25. Six-Sided Sophistication
Keep it classic with always-on-trend Hexagon Tile in a timeless Navy Blue glaze (and keep the classics going by pairing it with white cabinets). Don’t miss the level of detail in this install, with the tiled window casing of Hexagon Tile and 1x6 Flat Liner Trim.
26. Keep It Breezy
Using cool blue tile for your backsplash is like a breath of fresh air in your kitchen, as this Hawaiian home demonstrates with Triangle Tile that converges in perfect points.
Tile Shown: 6" Triangle in Crater Lake // Design: Chris Cassidy // Image: Amanda Cassidy
27. Add Another Shade of Blue
Don’t be afraid to use different shades of your favorite color! This kitchen features a bright green-blue backsplash of Small Diamond Tile in a fun Escher pattern and navy blue paint inside the island for a playful, eclectic effect.
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