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27 Beautiful Blue Backsplash Kitchen Ideas

By Blair Hagensen

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.

Fireclay Favorite Blues: Caspian Sea, Slate Blue, Nautical, Crater Lake, Adriatic Sea, Blue Velvet, Aegean Sea, and Navy Blue

Tile Shown: Caspian Sea, Slate Blue, Nautical, Crater Lake, Adriatic Sea, Blue Velvet, Aegean Sea, and Navy Blue

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.

Keep scrolling to get inspired!

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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.

White kitchen with vaulted ceiling, large island, and deep blue tiled backsplash

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.

Kitchen with dark and light blue cabinetry and Slate Blue H-shaped tile backsplash

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.

Kitchen with white cabinetry, peacock-colored island, and light blue geometric backsplash

Tile Shown: 1x6 Flat Liner and Hexite in Crater Lake // Design: Orlando Soria // Image: Zeke Ruelas

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.

Bright open kitchen with warm wood cabinetry, white island white round wood accents, and blue scalloped backsplash

Tile Shown: 1x6 Flat Liner and Ogee Drop in Peacock // Design: Murphy Design // Image: Sara Tramp

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.

Kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel stove, and wall of handpainted tile in a blue and white floral pattern

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.

Midcentury kitchen with white cabinetry, blue brick backsplash, and rustic red hexagon tile floor

Brick Shown: San Gabriel, Tile Shown: 8" Hexagon in Antique // Design: Anthony Roxas Architecture // Image: María del Río

7. Gorgeously Geometric

Deep cerulean blue tile outlined in bright white grout offers up geometric eye candy in this modern kitchen.

Midcentury-style kitchen with white upper cabinets, deep brown lower cabinets, orange oven, and teal blue geometric backsplash

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.

Traditional kitchen with white cabinetry and cool blue subway tile backsplash

Tile Shown: 3x6 in Crater Lake // Design: JL Interior Design // Image: Thomas Kuoh

Love subway tile? Check out these 11 ways to design a subway tile backsplash.

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.

Kitchen sink with navy blue hexagon backsplash

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.

Contemporary kitchen with white cabinets, large white island, and rich blue tile backsplash

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.

Homey kitchen area with wood cabinets and powdery blue tile backsplash

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.

Large kitchen with white cabinets, royal blue island, and coordinating blue H-shaped tile backsplash

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.

Midcentury-style kitchen with light wood cabinets, flat electric stovetop, and green-blue hexagon tile backsplash

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.

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Transitional kitchen with white cabinets, large wooden island, and glass tile backsplash in a barely-there blue hue

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.

Bright, boho-style kitchen with teal small diamond tile backsplash

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.

Cottage-style kitchen with large wooden island holding two vases of flowers, and a column of deep blue tile backsplash behind the stove

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.

Midcentury-style kitchen with bright orange stove and cool blue geometric backsplash

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.

White cabinets and island in this kitchen are complemented by a backsplash of cool blue tile

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.

Traditional kitchen with white upper cabinets, blue lower cabinets, blue Star & Cross tile backsplash focal point behind the stove, flanked by classic white subway tile

Tile Shown: 1x6 Flat Liner and Mini Star & Cross in Slate Blue, 3x6 in White Wash // Design: Sabrina Alfin Interiors, Darcy Tsung // Image: Dean Biriyini

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.

Minimalist kitchen with wood lower cabinetry and parquet tile backsplash in a tropical blue

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.
Midcentury-style kitchen with white cabinets and walnut accents, and a deep blue intricate geometric tile backsplash

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.

Industrial-style open kitchen with large wood and metal island, blue brick backsplash, and ample windows with a lake view

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.

Traditional kitchen with rich wood cabinetry and saturated blue star and cross tile backsplash

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.

Contemporary kitchen with white cabinets, grey island, and teal blue backsplash

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.

Open kitchen with white cabinets and navy blue hexagon backsplash

Tile Shown: 1x6 Flat Liner and 6" Hexagon in Navy Blue // Design: John Gioffre // Image: Leonid Furmansky // Installer: Revent Remodeling + Construction

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.

Kitchen with white cabinets and light blue triangle tile backsplash

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.

Open kitchen with teal small diamond tile backsplash and an island with deep blue paint on the interior

Tile Shown: Small Diamond Sheeted in Neptune, 2x8 in Calcite // Design: TVL Creative // Image: Jess Blackwell Photography

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