3 Stone Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen

When looking for a backsplash that will add a signature look to your kitchen, it's easy to feel a little—or a lot—overwhelmed with all the possibilities. Luckily, you can't go wrong with a stone backsplash. An updated kitchen will increase your property's value, and nothing will offer a higher return on investment than a natural stone. The neutral, universal look of stone is here to stay, and there's a style, color, and type of stone for any kitchen space. Here are three ideas to get your creative juices flowing as you design your new backsplash.
Kitchen with dark wood cabinets, brass drawer pulls, gray natural quartzite countertop and backsplash, floor tile that look like blonde wood planks.

Natural Quartzite

Quartzite is quickly becoming the stone of choice for many homeowners and designers alike. It gives any home a luxurious look. It's very long-lasting, and its movement looks fantastic when paired with stainless steel.
Combine it with a quartzite countertop to give your kitchen a unique, high-end look. The matching countertop adds a cohesive look and feel to the equation.
Modern kitchen with two islands, white marble with gray & beige veining countertops & backsplash, black lower cabinets, and natural wood upper cabinets.


Marble has a distinctive yet timeless look. It works well in both traditional and contemporary kitchen styles, and comes in subtle neutral shades of gray and beige. It's long been a favorite for any type kitchen but is also a top choice if you are seeking a more elegant or sleek style.
Choices in marble are more extensive than ever before, including seamless slabs, traditional tile sizes, unique shapes - like arabesque & baroque - and mixed material mosaics.
Rustic outdoor kitchen with coral travertine natural stone wall & island base, wood & wicker bar stools, brown travertine floor tile, and stainless steel appliances.


Travertine is a traditional material but can still hold its own in a more contemporary kitchen as well. It's elegant and there are many options available for travertine stone backsplashes. One advantage of travertine is that you can create an almost seamless transition from your backsplash to your countertop. Although combining two honed stone materials is a good design tactic, it's also fine to mix honed and polished materials to create an interesting visual. For instance, consider going with a rich honed mosaic. 


Outdoor kitchen with gray stone-look floor tile, backsplash, countertop and island of white quartzite with gray striations, stainless steel grill, wine refrigerator, and wood patio cover.

Browse Natural stone

For all of human history, natural stone has been the pinnacle of style and luxury.

Bathroom vanity with white marble-look, porcelain slab backsplash and countertop, white vessel sink, framed mirror, and pendant lighting.


See Chip Wade's ideas for seamless bathroom & kitchen backsplashes.

Modern kitchen with black & white hexagon backsplash, white countertop, white cabinets, island with glass stove top & hood vent.


From bold to neutral, Chip Wade offers suggestions for your kitchen backsplash.

Bookmatched, marble look, porcelain slab backsplash and matching countertop feature white, gray, and beige veining on this wet bar.

4 Cool slab Backsplashes 

Consider seamless slab for a gorgeous backsplash that's easy to clean and maintain.

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