Backsplash more than ever is being used as a way for homeowners to show their personality and design chops in their kitchens and bathrooms. However, you may not know that there are many different patterns that mesh-mounted mosaic backsplash tiles can have. These different styles can be used to add to the design and aesthetic of the space just as much as color. Let’s talk about five of the best tile designs for backsplashes in 2019!

5 Backsplash Patterns That May Work For Your Area

So, here are some of the best tile designs for backsplashes:

  • Brick
  • Herringbone
  • Arabesque
  • Marquise
  • Pebble

Best Tile Designs for Backsplashes


Let’s start off simple. The brick pattern is a classic, timeless offset stacked style. It is traditionally run horizontally; however, modern homes have used the brick style vertically. Outside of stylistic preference, the vertical brick style can be used to make ceilings appear higher. To see an example of a brick pattern backsplash click here.

Best Tile Designs for Backsplashes


Herringbone has emerged as a popular style. As you can see pictured above, it is a chevron-shaped pattern that aligns the end of one rectangular tile to the end of another. It can be used with backsplash to make a monochromatic backsplash tile “pop.” To see an example of herringbone pattern backsplash click here.

Best Tile Designs for backsplashes


The arabesque style backsplash isn’t incredibly common; however, it is a very bold choice that can pay off big time if executed well. Originating from the middle-east, the arabesque pattern has expanded to accentuating incredible kitchens and bathrooms with its unique pattern.

best tile designs for backsplashes


Marquise style is a pattern that resembles the arabesque pattern; however, it is more subtle in design. This style is another example of a bold choice that has a high payoff. It can be found in a variety of styles: travertine, marble, glass, or if you would like to see a metal example click here.

best tile designs for backsplashes


The pebble pattern of backsplash can come in a few different forms. It can be only the pattern like the one pictured above, or it can actually be stones or pebbles. Either way, these styles are commonly used on shower floors because they work well to contour to the slope of the floor for drainage. The pebble pattern backsplash tiles can also be used as accent strips between larger tile patterns. To see an example of a pebble backsplash click here.


Which style did you like?

These five styles were our choices for some of the best tile designs for backsplashes in 2019. What was your favorite one? Let us know today! If you need help with selecting a backsplash or have any design questions feel free to shoot us an email at

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