Geometric Tile Ideas for your Kitchen Backsplash

By: Greca Sandford

This week we’ve been looking in more detail at some of the key interior design trends and analyzing which are the most effective and accessible trends to incorporate into your home. In this RenoCompare post we’re going to look at kitchen backsplash ideas using geometric tile patterns.

Geometric tile patterns are set to be a huge influence this year, and is unlikely to date too quickly, so if you crave pattern now is the time to really go for it!

For the geometric pattern virgin, you can go slow by mixing in a couple of cushions covered with geometric prints, or look for décor items such as vases and dishes in interesting geometric shapes.

Of course, one area where geometric patterns have been around since the dawn of interior design time is kitchen tiling: but the difference now is that we’re not just talking about simple checkerboard patterns.

It’s all about using interesting shapes such as hexagons, diamonds, parallelograms and triangles to create bright and bold statements.

So if you’re keen on a geometric tile pattern, a great place to use it is in your kitchen backsplash. Paired with simple, streamlined counters and units, a colorful geometric tiled backsplash will add personality and drama to your kitchen. In more traditional kitchen designs, geometric designs in natural materials such as terracotta can add a retro flair that is also right on-trend.

geometric tile pattern backsplash

Furthermore, whilst geometric ceramic tiles are still the most popular material for kitchen backsplashes, we are seeing a growing trend for less common materials such as wood and metals. Opt for one of those materials and add a geometric pattern for a thoroughly modern kitchen design!

Below is a selection of the most interesting takes we’ve seen on this new design trends, offering you some great ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate geometric backsplash tiles into your kitchen.

17 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Using Geometric Tile Patterns:

Green with Envy

This bold intertwined circular tile pattern backplash (Studio Moderne Paramount from Walker Zanger tiles) holds its own against the striking kitchen cabinets made from eucalyptus wood.

green with envy

Understated Stars

Grey and white diamond-shaped tiles in a subtle star pattern make up this backsplash idea for the kitchen and adds interest to an otherwise clean-lined and sleek kitchen design.

understated stars

High Contrast

As most of the other elements in this Barcelona kitchen are neutral in color, this kitchen tile backsplash idea certainly makes a statement.

high contrast

Black and White

The black and white backsplash tile in this kitchen provides a graphic counterpoint to the soft, floral drapes and traditional cabinets.

black and white

Subway Redefined

Elongated hexagons introduce a new take to the classic rectangular subway tile. Using it in your favorite color makes this kitchen backsplash idea your own!

subway redefined

Mid-century Style

This white geometric kitchen backsplash pops against the dark cabinets and countertops. The dark grout accentuates the unique shape of the tile.

mid-century style

Simple and Bright

These small hexagonal tiles make a graphic statement and add a touch of playfulness, in this kitchen by Australian interior designer Mardi Doherty, proving once more that kitchen backsplashes with simple geometric tile patterns work wonders.

simple and bright

Pattern Play

The owner of this London apartment admits to making up the pattern on this kitchen backsplash tile idea as she went along. Proof that sometimes not having a plan can be beautiful!

pattern play

Copper Showstopper

The metallics craze definitely isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! These stunning, custom cut glass backsplash tiles from Artistic Tile’s La Leaf collection in a copper finish infuse any kitchen with warmth and patina.

copper showstopper

Painted Plywood

This apartment is only 450 square feet, but the kitchen packs a big punch. Painted wood on the kitchen backsplash is a unique design idea when done in these bright colors.

painted plywood

Stainless Steel

Who thought backsplash ideas for the kitchen could only be in ceramic or stone? Stainless steel backsplash tiles add a contemporary element to this colorful kitchen.

stainless steel

Raised Profile

Go three-dimensional with this geometric tile idea! This fresh, white backsplash features 3-D shapes to make a big statement.

rasied profile

Mixed Elements

The diamond-shaped backsplash in the wet bar incorporates a mosaic blend of stone and glass tiles.

mixed elements


Designer Alison Davin of Jute Home used painted terracotta tiles for the San Francisco Designer Showcase. This kitchen backsplash geometric tile pattern contrasts the farmhouse elements of the kitchen.


Crosses and Stars

The subtle sheen of the bronze geometric tiles is off-set by white X-shaped tiles and capitalizes on the tiles’ unique shape. This is a great way to introduce a metallic look into your kitchen backsplash without overwhelming the space.

crosses and stars


Hand-cut stained geometric glass tiles laid in a chevron pattern steal the show in this kitchen backspalsh designed by Kelli Kaufer for HGTV.


For more kitchen backsplash ideas click here.


Jamie Sandford - Owner and Lead Editor at RenoCompareJamie Sandford is the Chief Editor at RenoCompare (find out more). Jamie has been involved in construction for over 30 years. Straight out of college, Jamie worked with construction crews for the television, film and theatre industries for over 12 years. In his thirties, he turned his attention to DIY decorating and construction, working on many house renovations and remodels. During this time he started to specialize in home flooring and in 2013 he launched the Home Flooring Pros website. Two years later he launched RenoCompare.

“I’ve seen interior design, remodeling, and construction from both sides of the street, contractors on one side and homeowners on the other. My aim is to close the gap between the professionals and the consumers and make it easier for both sides to work smoothly and effectively side by side. At RenoCompare we want to save you time and money by giving you the information you need as simply and as quickly as possible!”

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