50 Gorgeous Green Tile Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen or Bathroom
Green tile is soothing, refreshing, and full of natural inspiration. If your kitchen or bathroom is calling for a bit of green, a tile backsplash might be the perfect place to put this peaceful shade in play.
To give you a glimpse into what a green tile backsplash might look like in your home, we’ve rounded up 50 of our most inspiring installations.
Green Tile Kitchen Backsplashes
In this colorful kitchen, it only takes a drop of green pigment in these grey-forward tiles to give the backsplash a fresh look that pairs well with the blue cabinets.
Tile Shown: Oyster Shell 4x4 // Design: Tyler Karu Design + Interiors // Image: Erin Little
Variations in color found naturally in handmade tile give a backsplash distinct one-of-a-kind detailing. With a lighter shade of green, the range of colors becomes even more apparent and attractive.
Tile Shown: Salton Sea 2x6 // Design: Metro Design Build Inc. // Image: Jeffrey Johnson
Yet styled with these dark wood grain cabinets beside a garden setting, the same glaze gives off a darker hue.
Always be sure to sample your chosen colors and observe them in the space you'll install them in a variety of lighting conditions.
Tile Shown: Salton Sea Picket // Design: Todd Davis Architecture // Image: Eric Rorer
We love the way this soft green glaze complements the natural wood grain cabinets of this peaceful kitchen.
Tile Shown: Salton Sea 2x8 // Design & Image: Alter Interiors
A barely saturated green looks great on brick as well. The glossy glaze dresses up the rough brick while still revealing its textured character. Paired with dark cabinets the color leans grey.
Tile Shown: Elk Brick // Design: Anne Sage // Image: Elizabeth Messina
The same brick paired with light cabinets lets the green tones lead. Notice the excellent craftsmanship on the mitered corners of the range hood.
Tile Shown: Elk Brick // Design & Image: Emily Starr Alfano
One last look at this green brick glaze shows that if you can't decide to go lighter or darker with the cabinets, you can always match your paint and tile thanks to this particular shade's easy-on-the-eyes versatility.
Tile Shown: Elk Brick // Design & Image: SIN
Sticking with a similar shade but applied to a very different material, green glass tile gives off a glowing, contemporary vibe with its smooth surface and precise lines.
Tile Shown: Flycatcher Matte 2x12 Glass // Deisgn & Image: SIN
While green is thought of as cool and calming, there's plenty of fun to be had and the right shade will make a kitchen come alive like this eclectic example below.
Tile Shown: Sea Glass 3x6, River Rock Green Motif // Design: Emily Vallely // Image: Madison Kim-Poppen
Take the same glaze to a more conservative setting and it calms right down, adding just the right accent to this bright white kitchen.
Tile Shown: Sea Glass 2x8 // Design: Jessica Lynn Williams // Image: Luke Williams
A Scandinavian kitchen will appreciate a touch of green to bring color to the minimalist neutral tones applied to the walls, floors and fixtures.
Tile Shown: Salton Sea 2x8 // Design: Hygge Supply & Hygge Style, Heather Landry, Breathing Room Inc. // Image: Trap Studio
20 bricks are all it takes to make a major impact on this kitchen, with a range backsplash clad in turquoise-colored Glazed Thin Brick.
Tile Shown: San Gabriel Brick // Design: Cassandra LaValle // Image: Ellie Lillstrom
The same can be said for this small ceramic backsplash arranged in a classic 45-degree herringbone pattern to amplify the visual appeal.
Tile Shown: Flagstone 2x8 // Design: Chora Studios // Image: Beth Perry
Green brick fuels this midcentury kitchen's earthy, organic attitude, balancing showroom-like design with the coziness of home.
Tile Shown: San Gabriel Brick // Design: Jessica Davis // Image: Emily Followill Photography
Green goes with so many design styles, like the 2022 Real Simple Home that gives this Florida kitchen a fresh coastal feeling without coming across as a nautical cliché.
Tile Shown: San Gabriel Brick // Design: Gina Rachelle Design // Image: Christopher Testani
Keeping with the coastal look, this kitchen cranks up the saturation with a bold turquoise glaze and tropical wood cabinets.
Tile Shown: Bora Bora 2x8 // Design: Stussi Luque Design // Image: Cy Gilbert Photography
A bold green can fit into toned-down kitchens as well, as this subway tile backsplash shows among open shelves and soft sage cabinets.
Tile Shown: Amalfi Coast 3x6 // Design & Image: DIY Cartel
Speaking of sage, it's a great shade to feature in white kitchens, bold enough to add character to the space but soft enough to blend in.
Tile Shown: Clover 2x8 // Design & Image: Levy Concept & Remodeling
The bigger the kitchen, the more it requires an anchor. A ceiling-height backsplash in a blue-green glaze gives this modern space an ideal focal point.
Tile Shown: Flagstone 2x8 // Design & Image: Saffran Interiors
In this expansive contemporary kitchen, the island acts as the center of attention, with the subdued (and matching) greyish-green backsplash following its lead.
Tile Shown: Driftwood 2x8 // Design: Evgenia Merson Design // Image: SEN Creative
We love the way the contrasting white grout makes the color of this modern backsplash pop with little else around to distract from its design.
Tile Shown: Flagstone 2x6 // Design: Interiors by Alexis Austin // Image: Life Created
Set in shadows with a neutral grey grout, the same glaze takes on a much darker and subdued character, an interesting balance to the rich warm wood throughout this contemporary kitchen.
Tile Shown: Flagstone 2x8 // Design: Andrea Dabene // Image: Alex Strohl
Green is a natural choice for any farmhouse kitchen. Set among cream-colored neutrals, this glossy green backsplash completes the bucolic design.
Tile Shown: Rosemary 2x4 Sheeted // Design: Of Prairies // Image: George Barberis Photography
Mosaic tile is an excellent way to feature a green glaze, especially one with high color variation like this large contemporary backsplash below.
Tile Shown: Eucalyptus 1x6 Sheeted // Design: Annabode // Image: Brandon Lopez
Darker and more saturated, this shade of green is styled with a vertical straight stack pattern that looks like fresh blades of grass among the dark wood cabinets.
Tile Shown: Spruce Gloss 1x6 Sheeted // Design: Brownstone Boys // Image: Carbon Stories
Featured in a horizontal straight stack with brass Schluter trim, this green backsplash enlivens this bright kitchen.
Tile Shown: Kelp 1x4 Sheeted // Design: Kate Susannah Home // Image: Shannon Dupre', DD Reps
A splash of muted green is an excellent accent in a new traditional kitchen where neutrals call for a pop of color that complements, not competes.
Tile Shown: Rosemary 3x9 // Design: Next Stage Design // Image: Scott DuBose
We love the way this alcove backsplash surrounding the cooking area flows like a continuation of the cabinets while drawing attention as a memorable focal point.
Tile Shown: Rosemary 3x6 // Design & Image: Rejuvenation
Green makes a specialty shape come alive, like this Moroccan tile backsplash below.
Tile Shown: Kelp Ogee
A similar shape that lacks the double curve peak of the Ogee above, this serpentine tile is an immediate eye-catcher.
Tile Shown: Spruce Gloss Paseo // Design: DeWitt Architects // Image: Twist Tours Photography
A dark glossy green infuses dramatic depth to this bright modern kitchen, adding forest inspiration to the natural wood beams and ceiling boards above.
Tile Shown: Evergreen 2x8 // Design: Tina Montemayor Design // Image: Chris Hacker
Another expert pairing of wood accents and evergreen tile, this backsplash takes the design to the next level with interlocking h-shaped tiles and high-contrast white grout.
Tile Shown: Evergreen Chaine Homme // Design & Image: Mal Brame
Blurring the lines of where a backsplash ends and wall tile begins, this farmhouse kitchen goes maximalist with walls fully clad in gorgeous green star and cross tile.
Tile Shown: Evergreen Star & Cross // Design: Rebecca Gibbs Design, Gibbs Design Build // Image: No Bad Things
On the other hand, this kitchen keeps the tile contained to this tidy coffee nook for a more subtle but no less delightful statement.
Tile Shown: Kelp 2x4 Sheeted // Design & Image: House Seven Design + Build
If you can't decide between a matching grout or a contrasting grout, a middle-of-the-road neutral might be what you're looking for, like this matte green backsplash with grey grout.
Learn more about choosing the right color grout for your tile.
Tile Shown: Hunter Green 4x4 // Design: LaTonya Yvette // Image: Nine Barry
But we can't help but love the monochromatic look of matte green tile and matching green grout like these two beauties below. The first goes all-in, even matching cabinet paint.
Tile Shown: Hunter Green 2x8 // Design: Camp Kuch // Image: Haley Ritcher
The second opts for natural blonde wood cabinets to break up the color.
Tile Shown: Hunter Green 2x8 // Design: Taylor + Taylor Co // Image: Tiffany J. Photography
Green goes great in midcentury kitchens. This dark blue-green shade stands out as a particular match for updating kitchens of the era.
Tile Shown: Tempest 2x8 // Design: Soko Interior Design // Image: Madeline Tolle
Another midcentury stunner, this Eichler balances the warm wood tones with the cool green tile.
Tile Shown: Tempest 2x6 // Design & Image: Tera Janelle Design
Moving in a more decorative direction, green can combine with other colors as well, pink not being least among them. This backsplash plays with two shades of green and one iconic pink for a plaid that suits the cottage setting.
Tile Shown: Evening Glow, Kelp & Hunter Green 3x3 Sheeted // Design & Images: Claire Thomas
Green-themed handpainted tile will add even more wow factor to your backsplash. These graphic tiles of ginkgo leaves are a fitting motif.
Tile Shown: Ginkgo Green Motif // Image: 57st. Design
More traditional, these geometric tiles are a callback to Old California and create an intricate pattern on this impressive backsplash.
Tile Shown: Flagstone Mini Star and Cross, Flagstone 1x6 Sheeted, Alameda Custom Motif // Design & Image: Claire Thomas
Green Tile Bathroom Backsplash
In the bathroom, the principles of a kitchen backsplash hold true, including the fact that it doesn't take a lot of tile or color to make an unforgettable design moment like this minimalist bathroom demonstrates.
Tile Shown: Salton Sea 2x8 // Design: KSDesigns LLC // Image: Madeline Harper
On the other hand, a calming color can be paired with a more decorative shape and pattern like this picket braid backsplash that continues across the floor.
Tile Shown: Salton Sea Picket // Design: Shannon Demma, Urbana Design Studio // Image: Kate Falconer
Trim can blend in or stand out. This neat laundry room backsplash tops its Escher diamond pattern with a row of border-defining trim.
Tile Shown: Seedling Large Diamond, Raven 1x6 Sheeted // Design: Emily Vallely // Image: Madison Kim-Poppen
This airy bathroom features brick floors in a shade of green we've seen on backsplashes above that complement the soft green ceramic tile backsplash without being matchy.
Tile Shown: Eucalyptus 2x8, San Gabriel Brick // Design: DEMO Architects // Image: Chaunte Vaughn
This backsplash is topped with a decorative strip of brass Schluter trim and runs beyond the vanity to guard the walls against splashing water.
Tile Shown: Salton Sea Ogee // Design: Harper Design Projects, Janie Clark // Image: Blake Verdoorn
Let the pattern set the scene with a bathroom backsplash that emulates green waves on the sea.
Tile Shown: Rosemary Ogee Drop // Design & Image: EFE Creative Lab
This contemporary open-concept bathroom uses a saturated green to anchor the airy vanity area.
Tile Shown: Flagstone 3x9 // Design: JL Interior Design // Image: Thomas Kuoh
It's all about the earth tones in this luxurious boho bathroom that features twin backsplashes in an adventurous Hexite pattern.
Tile Shown: Cardamom & Amalfi Coast Hexite // Design: Bethany Fay Designs // Image: Open House Photography
Modern and orderly, this deep shade of green skews charcoal paired with narrow mosaic tiles and a bright white grout for minimalism that's impossible to miss.
Tile Shown: Tempest 1x4 Sheeted // Design: Ann Mason
Still curious how a green tile backsplash would look in your home? With the Fireclay Rendering Program, choose from 3 levels of detailed renderings including photorealistic images of your exact space.