11 Kitchens With Herringbone Tile Backsplashes

White Herringbone tile backsplash in kitchen with wood cabinets

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

Backsplashes protect walls from splashes and spills, hence the name. But they also serve as a decorative focal point in most kitchens, which can make picking a tile design tricky. One of our favorite styles is herringbone. The pattern resembles fish bones. It is typically created with rectangular shaped tiles made of ceramic, stone, or porcelain. Get the inspiration you need to upgrade your kitchen with a stylish herringbone backsplash.

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    Iridescent Marble Herringbone Backsplash

    iridescent marble tiles herringbone backsplash
    Karen Berke Meyer

    Are you Looking to add a little shimmer to your kitchen? The design team at
    Karen Berke Meyer Home created this herringbone backsplash with iridescent marble tiles. The gorgeous focal point establishes the color scheme for the white and gray kitchen.

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    Blue Herringbone Tile Backsplash

    blue herringbone tile in kitchen
    Jenn Feldman Designs

    A herringbone backsplash can add pattern and texture to a monochromatic kitchen—case in point, this ​cooking space by Jenn Feldman Designs. The blue tiles also contrast beautifully with the white quartz kitchen countertop.​

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    Mini Herringbone Tile Backsplash

    mini herringbone backsplash in a white kitchen
    Studio McGee

    We adore the repeating tiny herringbone pattern these mini tiles create in this kitchen by Studio McGee. What we like best about this idea is that the design breaks up the white space with visual texture.

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    Marble Herringbone Backsplash Accent Wall

    Blue and gray kitchen with marble herringbone backsplash
    Stonington Cabinetry and Design

    A counter-to-ceiling marble herringbone backsplash makes a stunning feature wall in this open concept cooking space by Stonington Cabinetry and Design. The white and gray stone tiles are a perfect match for the navy blue cabinetry. Brass accents are a warming touch that lends a refined elegance.

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    Contrasting Tile Pattern Backsplash

    two styles of tile layouts in white kitchen
    Stonington Cabinetry & Designs

    Contrasting tile patterns give this white kitchen by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs a big wow factor. Over the oven is a herringbone backsplash. The tiles over the countertops are arranged in a classic subway tile layout.

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    White Tile and Gray Grout Backsplash

    Coastal kitchen with herringbone backsplash
    Lindye Galloway Interiors

    Charcoal gray grout is what makes the herringbone backsplash pop in this coastal kitchen by Lindye Galloway Interiors. Dark blue features establish a sense of balance throughout the white cooking space.

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    Dark and Dramatic Backsplash

    charcoal herringbone backsplash
    The Studio Entourage

    This luxurious traditional kitchen by The Studio Entourage combines shiplap paneled walls with a charcoal herringbone backsplash. The latter was placed behind the oven for a practical reason, not just for a dramatic statement—tile is way more heat resistant than wood.

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    Coastal Vibe Gray Herringbone Backsplash

    transitional kitchen with herringbone tile
    New River Building Company

    Transitional kitchens combine traditional decor with modern style—for instance, this cooking space by New River Building Company. The marble herringbone backsplash takes the traditional cabinetry to a new contemporary level. Additional elements including the gold pendants and rattan bar stools add a coastal twist.

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    Black Herringbone Backsplash

    black herringbone tile backsplash
    The Kitchen Studio

    White and black just may be the perfect color combination ever. Here a modern farmhouse cooking space by The Kitchen Studio combines white shaker-style cabinetry with a black herringbone backsplash. Brushed brass accents with a vintage patina and a wood-paneled oven hood bring rustic warmth to the table.

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    Multicolored Herringbone Tile Backsplash

    multicolored herringbone kitchen backsplash
    The Kitchen Works

    You can get mighty creative with brick porcelain tiles as shown in the traditional cooking space by The Kitchen Works. The herringbone backsplash combines white, gray, and yellow tiles to create a stunning graphic pattern that truly personalizes the kitchen.

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    Faux Herringbone Tile Backsplash

    Sharpie Herringbone backsplash
    Classy Clutter

    What if you love the idea of installing a herringbone tile backsplash, but you are not ready to fully commit? Behold this clever DIY by the ladies behind the decor blog, Classy Clutter. They created a striking backsplash on the cheap using a Sharpie. The entire project took around eight hours to complete.