Marble is a classic building material perfect for adding both beauty and protection around sinks and countertops. From giant slabs to teeny tiles, see the many ways you can incorporate a marble backsplash in your living spaces.
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Hexagon Tiles in White Thassos Marble
When renovating this modern kitchen, Daniela Benloulou Interiors installed a pretty backsplash made up of hexagon tiles in polished, Thassos marble. The natural stone material is the same crisp color of refined sugar. We love how the subtle, repeating pattern of the bright white tiles offsets the colorful floor.Continue to 2 of 19 below.
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Herringbone Backsplash in Honed Carrara Marble
The interior design team at Karen Berke Meyer Home enlivened this neutral kitchen with a herringbone backsplash in honed Carrara marble. The lively pattern truly elevates the cooking space. Note how the white and gray tiles mirror the luxurious marble countertop.Continue to 3 of 19 below.
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Luxurious Marble Slab Backsplash
A marble slab backsplash makes a gorgeous statement in this cooking space by Ella Scott Design. The white stone features vibrant blue veins in a dramatic diagonal pattern. It transforms what could have been just a traditional kitchen into an extraordinarily beautiful space for preparing meals and entertaining.Continue to 4 of 19 below.
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Marble Waterfall Sink With Matching Backsplash
Get the elegant and luxurious look of marble with this idea by Julie Couch Interior Design. The design team gave this modern farmhouse bathroom a chic lift with a marble waterfall-inspired vanity with a small matching backsplash.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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Gray Marble Sink With Matching Backsplash
A drop dead gorgeous powder room by Rachel Halvorson Design combines different marble patterns to an excellent effect. The chunky gray marble sink comes with a matching backsplash. Notice how the gray veins in both lean in the same direction creating a sense of continuity. Covering the rest of the wall is patterned marble wallpaper in a swirly design. It amplifies the stylish impact of the natural stone sink.Continue to 6 of 19 below.
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White Himalaya Marble Backsplash
Marble comes in many colors that can be beautifully mixed and matched. Strickland Mateljan Architecture installed both white and black marble countertops in this contemporary kitchen. The slab backsplash is white Himalaya marble. This particular piece was cherry-picked for its subtle yet lovely gray veins.Continue to 7 of 19 below.
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How to Create a Stunning Marble Focal Point
Have you got high ceilings? Make the most of them with a countertop to ceiling backsplash. Thistransitional kitchen by New River Building Company does just that with a herringbone marble mosaic. It transforms the wall into a stunning focal point. It is exhilarating how the gray and white tiles add exciting contrast to the neutral cooking space.Continue to 8 of 19 below.
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Combine Marble in Cool and Warm Tones
Ellen Grasso and Sons punched up these kitchen walls with marble subway tile. The cool, light gray tiles standout against the warm, beige countertop, which is also marble.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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Dark Grout Makes Marble Tile Pop
Charcoal gray grout gives this Carrara marble tile backsplash in a kitchen wet bar by Studio Dearborn a masculine edge. The grout also mirrors the color of the soapstone countertop. The frosting on this proverbial cake is the brass faucet. It is a chic and classic feature guaranteed to stand the test of time.Continue to 10 of 19 below.
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How to Turn a Powder Room into a Little Oasis
We mentioned earlier that marble tile comes in many colors and shapes. When making over this wet bar area, Kristen Biagini Designs wanted to create a soothing feeling. So the interior designer went with a backsplash made of blue marble in a fluid wave pattern. Adding to the room's relaxing vibe is the gray quartz countertop. While this serves as a wet bar backsplash, this is the perfect type of color and tile shape for a tranquil powder room makeover.Continue to 11 of 19 below.
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Combine a Marble Backsplash With Metallic Accents
Rows and rows of marble subway tile cover the walls of this cooking space by Jaimee Rose Interior Design. Marble combines beautifully with metallic colors. Here the material is paired with striking gold-toned accents.Continue to 12 of 19 below.
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Square Marble Tile Backsplash
Backsplash tile comes in an exciting range of shapes and sizes. Square tile is an old school favorite popping up in new kitchens as in this example by Kelly Nutt Design. The marble backsplash adds ageless style and appeal to the cooking space. It also pairs wonderfully with the soapstone countertops.Continue to 13 of 19 below.
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Butler's Kitchen With Marble Backsplash
Teensy marble tiles grab your attention in this black and white butler's kitchen by Martha O'Hara Interiors. The pattern of the eye-catching backsplash differentiates it from the marble countertop. Another idea worth stealing from this stylish space is mixing sheen levels. Note how the honed marble compliments the glossy cabinetry.Continue to 14 of 19 below.
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Combine a Marble Backsplash With a Marble Apron Front Sink
Pull out all the stops with several resilient features in black marble as shown in this kitchen for instance by Stephanie Gamble Interiors. At the center of it all is a marble apron front sink. The countertops and backsplash were cut from the same type of stone. The backsplash features a top lip that doubles a handy shelf.Continue to 15 of 19 below.
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Marble Pedestal Sink With Built-In Backsplash
Pedestal sinks have a classic appeal. Going with a Carrera marble option with brass legs pushes the style envelope. The one in this chic bathroom by Kristen Biagini Designs is equipped with a mini backsplash. Topping it all off are the gold fixtures, which are both luxe and timeless.Continue to 16 of 19 below.
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Mini Marble Tiles Make a Big Statement
Create a show-stopping backsplash with mini marble tiles in alternating shades of crisp white and steely gray. Interior designer Breeze Giannasio selected the tiles to match the marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. The backsplash also offsets the white shaker cabinetry.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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Minimalist White Kitchen Makes a Big Splash
This minimalist kitchen by Nicholas Lawrence Design does not skimp on style thanks to the stunning white marble slab backsplash with web-like charcoal veins. Floating wood shelves add both function and visual interest.Continue to 18 of 19 below.
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Black and Blue Kitchen With a Marble Backsplash
Slabs of marble with lightening-like white veins demand attention in this mostly black and blue kitchen by Black Lacquer Design. Because the veins run in the same direction, they draw the eyes around the cooking space.Continue to 19 of 19 below.
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Large Marble Tiles Are the Epitome of Luxury
Large herringbone marble mosaic tile spells luxury in this black kitchen by April Tomlin Interiors. The dramatic white veining is what makes the backsplash the crowning jewel of the cooking space.